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IPv6 will be the Unifying Protocol for IoT, Says Semico Research

The number of devices with capability for sensing and connectivity is growing at an exponential rate.  Many companies look to the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive new growth for existing products and open up new business opportunities.  The concept of the IoT is far ranging.  As the name implies it is the interconnection of many things which encompass different functions. 

Total Smart Home Shipments in 2020 will be over 4.6 Billion Units, Says Semico Research

Within the Smart Home, Semico has been tracking over 70 items that every household can expect to purchase that will include some type of sensor and wireless chip by 2020.  This new connected home includes white goods (clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.), HVAC, lighting, small appliances, door locks, security system, windows and more. 

2014 Semiconductor Revenues will Increase over 7%, Says Semico Research

Preliminary results indicate the second half of this year is starting off slightly lower than seasonal patterns. Semico forecasts semiconductor sales trends a year in advance using our IPI index. 

Aging in Place Market to Reach over 120M Units by 2017, Says Semico Research

We are a society that is growing older by the minute.  By 2030, there will be over 72 million people over the age 65 in North America alone.  And one thing is certain: none of the elderly want to end up in a nursing home.  In fact, elderly who can avoid lengthy nursing home stays, on average, have a median household wealth that is 1,130% greater than those who have stayed in a nursing home over 180 days. 

Basic SoC Design Starts CAGR will grow 16.4%, Says Semico Research

Today, silicon designs show rapidly increasing levels of complexity in response to end user demands for more connectivity and the ability to use that connectivity in applications like downloading video, video conferencing, device hot spots, increasing camera resolution for richer photos and better screen resolution to enhance user experience.   

Medical CE will Grow 45% Between 2013 - 2017, Says Semico Research

One of the problems facing the healthcare industry today is the constant struggle to proactively engage consumers into monitoring and managing their own health before acute or chronic illness sets in.   
 
The solution can be found within the semiconductor industry. Specifically, MEMS, wireless, and cloud services are enabling a healthcare revolution where consumer medical devices will increase to 271 million units in 2017, a CAGR (2013-2017) of 45%.
 

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