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IDC Predicts Smart Systems Microprocessor Cores to Double to Over 12 Billion by 2015

First Ever “Smart Technology” Findings to be Revealed at SMART TECHnology World in San Francisco, April 19-20

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 13, 2011 – The International Data Corporation (IDC) Semiconductor research team today announced in a preliminary report that smart systems – those with programmable processor cores, high-level operating systems (OSes), and IP-capable connectivity – will consume more than 12.5 billion processor cores representing more than $100 billion in revenue by 2015, more than double the number of cores that shipped in 2010. Moreover, that number is set to nearly double again by 2020 to an estimated 24.6 billion cores. IDC will issue the findings – the first report of its kind – at the SMART TECHnology World conference, April 19-20, in San Francisco. 
IDC's Mario Morales, program vice president, Semiconductor and EMS Research, will detail the report's major findings in his keynote presentation, “Smart Tech Market Forecast and 2020 Vision,” which kicks off the conference. For the first time, the IDC report and the SMART TECHnology Conference seek to give meaning to the “smart” market [think: smart meters, smart grid, smart phone, smart TV] by defining its taxonomy and quantifying its size and value.
The IDC report will be the first in a series of quantitative studies that size and forecast the adoption of technologies, including programmable microprocessors, systems on a chip (SoCs), high-level embedded OSes, and pervasive connectivity technologies that embed intelligence into formerly dumbed-down and disconnected embedded systems. Some additional findings are:

  • In 2015, over six times more microprocessor cores will ship in smart systems than in PCs.
  • In addition to adopting programmable microprocessors or SoCs and a high-level OSes, a major step in the evolution of embedded systems to smart systems is the ability to communicate over Internet Protocol (IP) to a human being or another system. Excluding mobile phones and PCs, unit shipments of IP-connected embedded systems will grow from approximately 1.4 billion in 2010 to over 3.3 billion in 2015.
  • In 2015, the over 3.3 billion units of IP-connected embedded systems that ship will exceed the number of PCs that ship in the same year by more than 6x.
  • The functionality, ease of use, and access we're used to in personal computers and smart phones will spread to the embedded systems that form much of the infrastructure of modern society, such as energy, industrial systems, automotive, and communications.
  • M&A activity will force more forward-looking partnerships and co-opetition among vendors, technology providers, and investors. IDC Semiconductors' report and SMART TECHnology World will provide the essential guidance and a window into what technologies will be adopted, how new business models will emerge, and how large the opportunities will be over the next five years. 

The Smart Technology World Conference is just the beginning for companies that are now coming together to define the future of the smart system market opportunity. Join our speakers and market leaders as they provide their perspectives on how the market will evolve and what new devices, technologies, and business models will take hold.
“The Embedded Internet is creating a design paradigm loaded with new opportunities and new responsibilities,” said Ton Steenman, vice president, Intel Architecture Group and General Manager, Embedded and Communications Group. “This event brings together key thought leaders from across the ecosystem to address these challenges; creating a living lab of innovation for the future of the embedded industry.”
“Today we have the tremendous opportunity to transform how embedded technology is understood and utilized as part of a modern enterprise IT strategy by moving beyond traditional, standalone devices,” said Kevin Dallas, general manager of the Windows Embedded business at Microsoft. “I look forward to joining other industry leaders to discuss this fundamental shift and presenting an exciting vision for how harnessing the cloud can revolutionize the way embedded devices are built, how we use them, and the value they provide across our work and personal lives.”
SMART TECHnology World will be held on April 19-20 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. For more information about SMART TECHnology World, including a complete agenda and registration information, please visit http://www.smarttechnologyworld.com.

SMART TECHnology World Sponsors:
Platinum sponsors include Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Qualcomm.     
Gold sponsors include Flexera Software and Freescale Semiconductor.
Silver sponsors include Amino Communications, Aptina, ARM, Cisco, Ericsson, eyeSight, Flextronics, GM, Icera, Inphi, Invensense, Motorola Mobility, Samsung, Sprint, and Texas Instruments

SMART TECHnology World Media and Association Sponsors:
Media sponsors include IDC Energy Insights and IDC TECHinvestor
Association sponsors include CASPAGSA, and  NACSA  

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.
For more information, please contact:

Tara Sims
SMART TECHnology World
pr@smarttechnologyworld.com
415 310 5779

Michael Shirer
press@idc.com
508-935-4200


IDC's Semiconductor Group Announces SMART TECHnology World Sponsors and Speakers

Insight from the Best and Brightest Leaders in Smart Tech to Culminate at Event

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 8, 2011 – The International Data Corporation (IDC) Semiconductor research team today announced the major sponsors and speakers for its newly-launched SMART TECHnology World conference, which is scheduled for April 19-20, 2011 in San Francisco.  Market and technology leaders in smart technology spanning a broad set of embedded system verticals, device markets, and ecosystems are set to deliver an exciting line up of presentations, panels, and interactive discussions on the future growth and outlook of the multi-billion unit market.
Major SMART TECHnology World conference sponsors are Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Additional sponsors will be announced over the coming week.
Conference highlights include:

  • Insightful keynotes and track session presentations from:
    • Intel's Ton Steenman, vice president and general manager, Embedded & Communications Group
    • Freescale's Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia
    • Microsoft's Kevin Dallas, general manager, Windows Embedded Business
    • General Motors' Byron Shaw, managing director, Advanced Technology
    • Samsung's  Ana Hunter, vice president of Technology and Foundry Services
    • Motorola Mobility's Omar Javaid, vice president, Converged Solutions
    • Sprint-Nextel's Tim Johnson, strategic operations manager, In-Vehicle Connectivity/Telematics
    • Flextronics' EC Sykes, president, Flextronics Industrial
    • Texas Instruments' Deepu Talla, general manager, OMAP Mobile Computing Business Unit
    • InvenSense's Steven Nasiri, president and CEO
    • Icera's Jim Finch, vice president of Marketing
    • Marketing leader, Reynette Au, former VP of Marketing and Alliances at Atheros and ARM
    • IDC's Mario Morales, program vice president, Semiconductor and EMS Research
  • Two days with four tracks: consumer & connectivity, automotive & industrial, enabling technologies, and manufacturing & supply chain  
  • New smart technology research findings from IDC: “Smart Tech Market Forecast and 2020 Vision”
  • IDC analysts and intimate one-on-one discussions
  • A panel and fireside chat discussion with some of the most innovative technology companies
  • Vendors, technology providers, and investors coming together to engage with leading companies and learn about the next wave of devices and technologies
SMART TECHnology World sponsors include:

Intel Corporation

Microsoft Corporation 
          
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

IDC Energy Insights
                       
IDC TECHinvestor   
 

SMART TECHnology World is for decision makers – executive management, financial investors, business managers and end users of smart technology.  The conference will be held on April 19-20, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. For more information about ever SMART TECHnology World, including a complete agenda and registration information, please visit http://www.smarttechnologyworld.com.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.
For more information, please contact:
Tara Sims
SMART TECHnology World
415 310 5779
pr@smarttechnologyworld.com


IDC's Semiconductor Research Group Launches New “SMART TECHnology World” Conference in San Francisco

Global Leaders Explore How Smart Devices are Reshaping the Embedded Market Landscape

SAN MATEO, Calif. February 17, 2011 – The IDC semiconductor research group today announced its first ever SMART TECHnology World conference, which is scheduled for April 19-20, 2011 in San Francisco. The event is open to sponsors, attendees and speakers who are interested in participating in the two-day event.

Today’s smart embedded technologies do more than just control and add features within a system - they enable products to connect to each other, offer security and manageability, and open the door to new applications and innovation that are fundamentally changing the way we work, live and play. Enabled with leading semiconductor technologies, high level operating systems, and a growing base of applications, smart devices are on the cusp of mainstream adoption and widespread commercial scale.

"IDC predicts that the total available market for smart devices will exceed 25 billion by 2020," said Mario Morales, vice president of IDC's semiconductor research group. “The task of embedding intelligence into the systems around us-- smart electrical grids, home networks, automobiles, and industrial devices--has broad and deep implications for the embedded system market."

As the leader in semiconductor, systems and embedded research and analysis, IDC plans to bring together influential thought leaders and leading technology companies to discuss this multibillion-dollar market. As the first and only conference exclusively centered on smart technologies, the event will explore the adoption of smart devices across a broad set of verticals, systems, markets, ecosystems, and how they all come together.

SMART TECHnology World is for decision makers – executive management, financial investors, business managers and end users of smart technology. IDC analysts and market leaders from across a spectrum of industries will guide you through the opportunities that are unfolding in the smart technology value chain. No shop talk, just smart conversations on what is on the horizon for the smart devices and embedded markets. Unlike other events where attendees must walk an expo floor or wade through countless sponsored "educational sessions," SMART TECHnology World puts you at the center of what is relevant about the market, with in-depth keynotes, content rich breakout sessions, engaging roundtables and opportunities to network with the companies that are defining the space.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Learn how smart technology is changing the consumer experience in devices such as smart TVs, tablets, industrial devices and automotive electronics;
  • Assess the underlying challenges and opportunities of supporting the next billion mobile devices connecting on our existing networks; 
  • Discover the emerging vertical software and service ecosystems that are thriving in the initial wave of smart devices.

And the first 100 attendees to register for SMART TECHnology World will receive a package of IDC Semiconductor's 2011 Predictions report and an additional report or data cut, valued at $3,000.

The conference will be held on April 19-20 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. For more information about ever SMART TECHnology World, including a complete agenda and registration information, please visit http://www.smarttechnologyworld.com.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.
For more information, please contact:
Tara Sims
SMART TECHnology World
415 310 5779
pr@smarttechnologyworld.com

 

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