Guides & Forecasts
Our Guides provide an overview of a particular market segment, including market size, technology trends, and expected developments. We analyze all announced products in that segment, compare key technical features, performance, and architecture then highlight strengths and weaknesses. Clients find our guides particularly useful when selecting a vendor or partner. We also provide tutorial material for those who are less familiar with the technical terminology or standards.
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2011-2016
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2011–2016
Forecasts more than a dozen types of wired-communications chips, including NPUs, Ethernet, PON, FPGAs, and embedded processors.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2011
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications chips, including Ethernet, broadband, and embedded processors.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for networking, communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
For 10GbE, switch vendors have established leadership, while PHY leaders are becoming clearer. The battle for 100GbE is just starting, however. This report provides unique insights into each of these markets.
A Guide to Wireless Modem Chips
Covers 3G/4G cellular-modem chips and Wi-Fi combo chips, including Bluetooth, GPS, FM, and NFC.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer, and more.
A Guide To Server Processors
Covers x86 server processors from AMD and Intel as well as emerging ARM-based server processors targeting cloud data centers.
A Guide to Mobile Processors
Covers application and integrated processors designed for handheld equipment
A Guide to Network Processors
Focuses on NPUs spanning data rates from 10Gbps to 200Gbps as well as search coprocessors.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
Covers processors that integrate the main functions of a cellular base station by combining CPUs and DSPs on a single chip.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU, DSP, and GPU.
A Guide to 10G Ethernet Controllers and Adapters
Covers PCI Express controller chips for 10G and 40G Ethernet, which are used in server LOM designs. Also covers adapters and mezzanine cards, including 10GbE/40GbE NICs and CNAs.
A Guide to Processors for Network Security
A Guide to Processors for Network Security, focuses on processors that integrate hardware acceleration for security functions, including high-throughput encryption, content inspection, compression, and/or packet processing.
A Guide to FPGAs
covers FPGAs and similar devices that can be used in networking, communications, and other high-end equipment.
A Guide to High-Speed Interconnects
examines the leading high-speed interconnect technologies, including PCI Express, RapidIO, Light Peak, Active Optical Cables (AOC), and 40Gbps/100Gbps Ethernet. Also covered are switch products for PCI Express and RapidIO, and IO virtualization appliances.
About Our Guides & Forecasts
The guides are written in-house by our expert analysts. Technical accuracy is very high, as each vendor provides and reviews information about their products. We add our analysis and insight, comparing and contrasting the various offerings and indicating the applications for which they are best suited. To ensure that our opinions are objective and unbiased, The Linley Group does not accept retainers from the companies we cover. Our guides have been purchased by hundreds of companies, including network equipment makers, software vendors, chip makers, and investment firms.
Other guides are in development