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Ethernet Controller Market to Reach $11.89 Billion by 2023

November 01, 2017

The Ethernet controller market is headed for a boom. According to the MarketsandMarkets report "Ethernet Controller Market by Function (Phy & Integrated), Bandwidth (Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet), Packaging (Flip-chips, and Grid Arrays, QPF, QFN, and Others), Application and Geography - Global forecast to 2023,” the market is estimated to reach $11.89 billion by 2023. It is currently at $8.28 billion. That means a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.22 percent over the next six years.

What is contributing to this market growth? An increased demand for high-performance apps, integration of advanced features, small form factor, and easy interface with 16 and 32-bit embedded CPUs.

The market for flip-chips and grid arrays is anticipated to experience significant growth, as well. This is due to three factors: high pin density, low thermal resistance, and low inductance. The flip chip allows for a large number of interconnects with shorter distances than wire, which greatly reduces inductance. Grid arrays allow for high-density connections.

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The migration to the cloud as well as role of emerging technologies like AI, IoT, an analytics enhance the need for servers. Another propellant is an increased amount of broadcasters offering direct-to-consumer (D2C) programs via OTT services.

APAC will account for the largest Ethernet controller share. North America will follow along with Europe. APAC’s growth is contributed to enhanced usage of Ethernet controller in servers, consumer applications, and desktop systems as well as the increasing demand for VoIP solutions, gaming consoles, and digital signage.

Some of the key players of the Ethernet controller market are Intel (US), Broadcom (Singapore), Microchip (US), Marvell (US), and Microsemi (US). 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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