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Semiconductor industry: Strategies for growth in the Internet of Things era

Digital leaders in every industry are now coming to grips with the Internet of Things (IoT), and the massive changes it bears for their companies. Semiconductor makers are at the forefront of this revolution; the best ones are choosing their own distinctive way to play to create lasting value.

300% — The anticipated rate of increase in IoT-connected devices through 2020.

In this month’s issue of IT Foresight, we are featuring Semiconductor industry: Strategies for growth in the Internet of Things era. In its effort to supply the many different kinds of chips needed for the IoT, the industry is diversifying rapidly. This article analyzes the strategies chipmakers are pursuing to monetize their distinguishing capabilities—and offers lessons companies in any industry can benefit from.

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Semiconductor industry: Strategies for growth in the Internet of Things era
Strategy& viewpoint
The semiconductor industry is rapidly shifting gears to supply the billions of connected devices that power the Internet of Things. In the process, the most successful industry players are sorting out the best ways to play—ecosystem enabler, industry application leader, or lean, rapid portfolio shaper—to distinguish themselves among a growing pack of rivals. How they use these strategies to create value suggests the shape of the IoT to come, and the importance of focusing on how to monetize your own company’s distinctive capabilities.
2017 Global Digital IQ Survey: Emerging technology insights
PwC article
From artificial intelligence to blockchain, new and more powerful technologies are springing up at an ever-faster rate. Our most recent Digital IQ survey looked at how executives are responding, and the results are instructive.

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