Low Power Energy Harvesting Microcontrollers Market, Edition 2018

Low & ultra-low power energy harvesting microcontrollers for wearables, medical devices, connected homes, precision agriculture, & smartphones. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), IEEE 802.15.4 with ZigBee and MiWi protocols, & Long-range communication (LoRa)

Published: 11 Jun 2018

Key Highlights


The first and only deep level research analysis on low and ultra-low power energy harvesting microcontrollers market available in the industry 

  • More than 210 pages of analysis 
  • 50+ players across low and ultra-low power electronics industry analyzed
  • 20+ leading low power MCU suppliers profiled
  • Application markets tracked across 5 major industries
  • 5 major connectivity protocols analyzed 
  • Competition assessment and supplier’s analysis covered
  • Key recent low-power electronics industry developments covered

Exhaustive Coverage


This is the industry’s first and only report that gives detailed analysis on the dynamics, market, shipments, pricing, and forecast on the low and ultra-low power microcontrollers market. Below are the key important areas that are covered in this exclusive study 

Application markets

The demand for low and ultra-low power electronics and especially microcontrollers has increased exponentially with the miniaturization of consumer electronics products. This study focuses on 5 high sales demand applications of wearable devices, medical and healthcare devices, smart and connected home devices, smart or precision agriculture devices, and smartphones. 
We tried to identify and forecast potential market penetration of low and ultra-low power electronics in the above-mentioned industry with forecast on the sales, market size, and pricing of the microcontrollers.  

Ultra and Low-power energy harvesting MCUs application markets

Connectivity technologies 

The report focuses on 5 major connectivity technologies around low and ultra-low power electronics and microcontrollers including Bluetooth low energy (BLE), wired ethernet, IEEE 802.15.4 with ZigBee and MiWi protocols, Wi-Fi Communication, and Long-range communication (LoRa).  

communication protocols that integrates with low-power application of MCUs

Regional hotspots

This study focuses on the global analysis of the market however, also gives detailed analysis on the three major hotspots that will be pushing the growth of the market to next level. The major markets of United States, China, Japan, and Western European nations are the major hotspots identified in this research study 

Industry Dynamics

The report analyzes the market for multiple perspectives to give the reader holistic view on the future of low and ultra-low power energy harvesting power electronics and microcontrollers. Below are few of that matters most -  

Key technical challenges in developing and integrating low and ultra-low power electronics for emerging applications of smartphones, wearables, medical devices, and smart home devices 

Market challenges for power electronics companies in integrating low power electronics in consumer electronics products 

Key regulatory challenges in the power electronics industry 

Competition in the microcontrollers industry in developing low and ultra-low power microcontrollers  

Key strategic developments of M&As, collaborations, partnerships, and launches by the leading microcontroller players across the ecosystem 

Market Overview


Energy harvesting low power MCUs currently finds its application in only few of the wearable devices such as Matrix, Sequent, LunaR, Tissot, and Citizen watches. These watches currently work on some kind of energy harvesting techniques and promises lifelong battery. Matrix watches use thermal energy harvesting, and Sequent watches use kinetic energy harvesting, whereas, Tissot, LunaR, and Citizen watches use solar energy harvesting technology. Matrix and Sequent watches started shipping in Nov 2017 and Dec 2017 respectively



In 2018, ~92.9 thousand units of energy harvesting MCUs are expected to be shipped for wearable devices applications in turn accounting for the total market size of $XX thousand
Out of which, ~XX thousand energy harvesting MCUs are expected to be shipped for smart watches segment, while ~XX thousand units are expected to be shipped for fitness trackers and smart band segment
By 2025, it is expected that the sales of energy harvesting MCUs for fitness monitors will grow faster as compared to that for the smart watch segment


Sales of energy harvesting MCUs in smart watch segment will cross XX million units while for the fitness band segment is poised to cross XX million units by 2025
Energy harvesting MCUs will experience growth in other applications of wireless sensor networks in smart homes, medical devices, building automation, and smart/precision agriculture post 2020
By 2025, the energy harvesting MCUs sales in the smart home application will cross ~XX million units and in medical devices will cross ~XX million units.
The total market size for energy harvesting MCUs by 2025 is expected to reach to $XX million while the total sales are expected to cross XX million mark

All the microcontroller manufacturers across the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China has already built a strong portfolio for low and ultra-low power MCUs. Few of the MCU manufacturers are STMicroelectronics, Cypress Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Microchip Technology, Fujitsu, Maxim Integrated, Silicon Labs, E-peas, On Semiconductors, Nordic Semiconductors, EM Microelectronics, Ambiq Micro, PLSense, LAPIS Semiconductors, Ingenic Semiconductor, PsiKick, Renesas Electronics Corporation and Seiko Epson Corporation, among others
Among the above-mentioned players, companies such as E-peas, Ambiq Micro, Texas Instruments, Microchip, and PsiKick are claiming to provide the world’s lowest power MCUs.

Major customers (device manufacturers) are currently using low power microcontrollers which runs on less than 1.2V. These devices are not using any kind of energy harvesting techniques (apart from few wearable devices manufacturers) 

Key Questions Answered


  • What is the current and future demand in terms of sales and market size for energy harvesting microcontrollers across China, Japan, Unites States, and Europe?
  • What are the drivers, challenges, opportunities in the market and how will it impact the dynamics of the market?
  • What are the major benefits of energy harvesting technology? And how will it impact the current electronics and IoT industry?
  • What is the current and future demand for energy harvesting microcontrollers across different applications such as Smartphones, Wearables, Medical Devices, Smart/Connected Home Devices, Smart/Precision Agriculture and which applications has the fastest growing demand?
  • How is energy harvesting MCUs impacting the applications of sensor hub, sensor network, and security networks?
  • How are the communication protocols such as Wifi, ZigBee, BTLE, Wired Ethernet, and Long-range (LoRa) impacting the demand for energy harvesting microcontrollers?
  • Which amongst all wireless connectivity protocols have high demand? What will be the scenario in next 5 years?
  • Which connectivity have high growth potential with respect to different applications including smart homes, smart phones, wearables etc.?
  • How is energy harvesting microcontrollers impacting the IoT and security networks?
  • Which geographical market is having huge demand and what are the prospects of growing in the countries and regions of China, Japan, United States and Europe?
  • What is the percentage penetration rate of energy harvesting technology in applications such as wearables, industrial, healthcare, smart homes, smart phones, precision agriculture across different geographies such as Europe, United States, China, and Japan?
  • What is the impact of growing consumer electronics market on energy harvesting technology? Which amongst the Asian countries would have high growth potential? Which country in the world would capture highest share in the energy harvesting market?
  • Who are the leading manufacturers and their market share in energy harvesting microcontrollers business?
  • Which ultra-low power microcontroller manufacturer would lead the race of energy harvesting technology and who will follow?
  • Who are the leading material suppliers of energy harvesting microcontrollers and which MCU manufacturers they have partnered with?
  • What are the recent strategic developments adopted by the leading players in the market? And what are their future projects? 

List of Companies


Renesas

Analog Devices

Texas Instruments

Ambiq Micro

Microchip

Fujitsu

Cypress

Maxim Integrated

Lapsis Semiconductor

e-peas

PLSense

nuvoton

NXP

STMIcroelectronics

Nordic Semiconductor

On Semiconductor

Silicon Labs

Epson

Telit










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