India Microcontroller market shipments reached 4.1 million units in CY Q4 2013; Freescale Semiconductor commands the market

Microcontrollers have become core building blocks of modern electronic products. The market for microcontroller is gaining momentum on account of its growing demand from automotive application. According to 6Wresearch, India Microcontroller market shipments reached 4.1 million units in CY’Q4 2013. The key players in Indian microcontroller market are namely- Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Microchip, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Atmel and others. In India’s microcontroller market more than 70% of the market share is accounted by top three players, wherein, Freescale Semiconductor leads the market.

India MIcrocontroller Market Share by Core Size Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly India Microcontroller Market, CY Q4 2013

Key Highlights (CY Q4 2013)

  1. More than 15 vendors shipped microcontrollers in Indian market.
  2. Microcontrollers with 1024 bytes RAM, dominates India’s microcontroller market.
  3. Microcontrollers with Flash Memory of less than 40 KB captured the major share.

In CY Q4 2013, Indian Microcontroller market was dominated by automotive and transportation application, which accounted for a share of 43% in the overall market, followed by home appliances application. Demand for GPS-based navigation systems and stability management systems are spurring the market for microcontrollers in automotive application. Also, these are used to enhance the mileage and controlling the emissions emitted from the vehicles.

Increasing demand for more sophisticated and fully automated home appliances is also considered as a key factor boosting the market for microcontrollers in India; thus exhibiting the growth of high-end and intelligent microcontrollers.

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