30 Apr '13, 10am

#MCU #market turns to 32-bits and ARM | via @eetimes via @eetimes

#MCU #market turns to 32-bits and ARM | via @eetimes via @eetimes

I for one welcome the increased volume and lowering of unit costs! I think that as MCU design opportunities continue to expand there will be better solutions using more powerful (and yet cheaper) MCUs. This is a great trend for the designers and system users. I do wonder about the long term profitability factor for the manufacturers, will this help or hurt the industry given the investment needed to bring a MCU to the market? It starts to remind me of the DRAM market as it became a commodity there were repercussions that were felt as the industry matured. Will this happen to the MCU world or is the MCU a "special" breed? Thoughts...?

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/design/microcontroller-mcu/4413015...

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