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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2013–2018

To be Published November 2014

Authors: Bob Wheeler, Jag Bolaria and Linley Gwennap

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Sales of communications ASSPs have labored under uneven global economic conditions. Just as mature economies, including the U.S., are improving, China’s growth is slowing. Still, China’s GDP is expected to grow at three times the rate of the U.S. GDP. The improving outlook for the U.S. economy has reduced uncertainty, which should alleviate the deferral of investments and reduced consumption of the past several years. In addition, semiconductor inventories remain relatively low, which should prevent an inventory-correction cycle in the near term.

Meanwhile, the supply base, once populated by a mixture of startups, midsized companies, and a few big companies has become increasingly concentrated, With more technologies under its roof, the typical chip supplier is better able to integrate system functions into a single chip to lower system cost. With fewer competitors, the supplier is also more likely to avoid the ruinous price wars that plagued product markets such as DSL. How all these factors come into play affects our outlook for communications semiconductors. Companies seeking to understand these dynamics will benefit from the perspective of the leading group of communications semiconductor analysts.

"Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2013–2018" provides the detailed market information needed to sort out the complexities of this market. With this report, chip vendors, investors, and OEMs will readily see how big the mature product markets are and how fast the emerging categories are growing.

Communications semiconductor product categories covered in the report include network processors, 10 Gigabit PHYs by technology (10GBase-T, 10GBase-KR, SFP+ optical, SFP+ direct-attach), 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, cable modems, network search engines, home-networking chips, and optical-transport ICs. Also included are forecasts for interconnect chips, CPU IP, FPGAs, embedded microprocessors, and integrated base-station processors used in small cells.

The report includes a brief text summary providing analysis of the data and a set of tables for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors. The single-user license includes a brief printed document with summary analysis of the data and is packaged with a non-printing PDF that provides market-forecast tables for more than a dozen product categories. The corporate license includes the printed summary as well as a PDF that permits additional copies to be printed. For easier data reuse, the corporate-license edition is packaged with a Microsoft Excel workbook containing all of the data.

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List of Figures
List of Tables
About the Authors
About the Publisher
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
Product Categorization and Report Organization
Forecast Methodology
Analysis Overview
Embedded Processors, FPGAs and CPU IP
2 Processors
Network Processors
NPU Forecast Assumptions
NPU Forecast Accelerators
NPU Forecast Inhibitors
Embedded Microprocessors
Embedded-Microprocessor Forecast Assumptions
Embedded-Microprocessor Forecast Accelerators
Embedded-Microprocessor Forecast Inhibitors
Embedded Processors for Communications Assumptions
Embedded Processors for Communications Accelerators
Embedded Processors for Communications Inhibitors
Integrated Base-Station Processors
Base-Station-Processor Assumptions
Base-Station-Processor Accelerators
Base-Station-Processor Inhibitors
Server Processors
Server-Processor Assumptions
Server-Processor Accelerators
Server-Processor Inhibitors
32-Bit CPU IP
CPU-Core Forecast Assumptions
CPU-Core Forecast Accelerators
CPU-Core Forecast Inhibitors
3 Ethernet
ASSPs for Ethernet Switching
10GbE Switch Forecast Assumptions
10GbE Switch Forecast Accelerators
10GbE Switch Forecast Inhibitors
ASSPs for Ethernet Adapters
10GbE Client Forecast Assumptions
10GbE Client Forecast Accelerators
10GbE Client Forecast Inhibitors
10GbE PHYs
Forecast Assumptions for 10GBase-T, Direct-Attach, and Optical PHYs
Forecast Accelerators and Inhibitors for 10GBase-T, Direct-Attach, and Optical PHYs
4 Broadband
Broadband CPE ICs by Technology (ADSL, VDSL, Cable, EPON, GPON)
Broadband Infrastructure (CO) ICs by Technology (ADSL, VDSL, Cable, EPON, GPON)
Broadband IC Forecast Assumptions
Broadband IC Forecast Accelerators
Broadband IC Forecast Inhibitors
5 Other Networking ASSPs
ASSPs for Transport Networks (OTN and Sonet)
Transport-Network ASSP Forecast Assumptions
Transport-Network ASSP Forecast Accelerators
Transport-Network ASSP Forecast Inhibitors
Network Search Engines
Search Engine Forecast Assumptions
Search Engine Forecast Accelerators
Search Engine Forecast Inhibitors
PCI Express and RapidIO Bridges and Switches
PCI Express, PCI, and RapidIO Forecast Assumptions
PCI Express, PCI, and RapidIO Forecast Accelerators
PCI Express, PCI, and RapidIO Forecast Inhibitors
Home-Networking and Access ASSPs
Home-Networking and Access ASSP Forecast Assumptions
Home-Networking and Access ASSP Forecast Accelerators
Home-Networking and Access ASSP Forecast Inhibitors
Other Wired Communications ASSPs
FPGA Forecast Assumptions Including FPGA Sales for Communications Applications
FPGA Forecast Accelerators
FPGA Forecast Inhibitors
6 Conclusions