Microcontroller Market Continues to Strengthen

The microcontroller (MCU) market is expected to show positive sales in 2015 thanks to a sharp recovery in smartcards, improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems applications, such as wearable electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to IC Insights’ 2015 edition of The McClean Report. These market factors, in addition…

ARM Hits 50% Market Share in Automotive

According to findings from the 2013 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, the market share for ARM-based embedded processors in the automotive sector is judged to have passed fifty percent in 2012.  Semicast defines embedded processors to include 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors, as well as ASICs, ASSPs and FPGAs with an integrated 32-bit core; 8/16-bit…