Following a 12 percent revenue growth year, 2018 is expected to see an increase in worldwide revenue for microcontrollers at 5 percent. The second quarter was stronger than expected and the boost in Communications application demand helped the overall market.
The microcontroller market tracker provides forecasts for the worldwide microcontroller market where products are used in automotive, computers, consumer, communications, and industrial applications. The tracker provides forecasts by region, application, and by product type with splits by resolution. Market share is also provided.
Worldwide automotive semiconductor revenue reached $34 billion in 2017. For 2018, we have revised upward our preliminary forecast expecting the market to reach $37 billion. This is a 11 percent increase from last year. The opportunity for semiconductor suppliers in this space continues to outpace other markets, including the large computer segment.
The Automotive Market Tracker provides forecasts for each semiconductor family used in automotive designs. Forecasts are provided by region, application segment, application and by semiconductor product type. Market share for automotive electronics providers and semiconductor suppliers is included. Also included is spending estimates by automotive electronics provider.
The market continues to perform well for analog IC products. In 2018 worldwide revenue is expected to reach $59 billion. The growth in this segment is driven by demand for standard analog products as well as wireless ICs. Power product revenue is expected to grow by 13 percent and wireless IC product revenue is expected to increase by 14 percent. There are other application specific product areas that are much smaller, but growing significantly including automotive and the industrial products.
This analog market tracker provides forecasts for analog products by region, country, market segment, application, and by product type. Products covered in this tracker include amplifiers, comparators, interface, data converters, power ICs, and special purpose analog products that covers automotive, consumer, computer, wireless, wired, and industrial applications. Market share is also provided for 2016 and 2015.
The power management market is expected to reach $33 billion in 2018, an increase of 13 percent from 2017. This is due to strong revenue projections for power transistors and switching regulators. Discretes include power transistors, rectifiers, and thyristors. Integrated circuits include regulators, battery management, supervisors, voltage references, and other power devices. Analog Power is driving growth in overall analog integrated circuit market and the overall semiconductor industry. Market leaders include Texas Instruments and Analog Devices.
This tracker provides market forecasts for power management which includes Power Transistors, Rectifiers, Thyristors, Linear Regulators, Switching Regulators, Battery ICs, Supervisors, Voltage References, and Other Power. Forecasts are provided by region and by country for the Asia Pacific region. Forecasts are also provided by market segment, application, and by product type where there is a breakout for analog power products. Market share is also provided.