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.

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Quantitative Guides
  August 2021   Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2020-2025
Provides five-year revenue forecasts for many categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, smart NICs, embedded and server processors, and FPGAs.
  May 2021   Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2020
Provides market share data for many categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, processors, and FPGAs.
Technology Guides
  February 2021   A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning
Covers processors for accelerating deep learning, neural networks, and vision processing for AI training and inference in data centers, autonomous vehicles, and client devices.
  August 2017   A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wires and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
  July 2017   A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers data-center switch chips for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10GBase-T and 100G Ethernet.
  May 2017   A Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors and connectivity chips for IoT clients and wearable devices, focusing primarily on single-chip solutions with integrated radios.
  April 2017   A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer devices, industrial control, medical imaging, and more.

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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.

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