Automotive Microcontrollers Market

Automotive Microcontrollers Market: APEJ will be Most Lucrative Market for Automotive Microcontrollers by 2022-end: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2022)

  • 2017-09-21
  • REP-GB-5060
  • 170 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Automotive Microcontrollers Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Automotive Microcontrollers market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Automotive Microcontrollers market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

An automotive microcontroller refers to an integrated chip, which controls functioning of automobiles. The automotive microcontroller comprises an interrupt schedule circuitry, series & parallel interface, RAM, timer, and ROM in one single chip. For performing activities that need monitoring and controlling, an automotive microcontroller is utilised in systems, which are compact and have least component designs. 

Microcontrollers are Now Being Employed in Sophisticated Safety Features

An automotive microcontroller enables automatic control sensing, enhances safety features in vehicles including high temperature control and air bag control, and increases speed of execution in vehicles. Automobile manufacturers have used microcontrollers over a long time, for the purpose of engine control, power steering, seating, and antilock brakes. However, they are now being employed in sophisticated safety features such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), lane change warning, surround view cameras, automated braking & lighting, and blind spot detection. Microcontrollers are also being used in infotainment systems, and offer connectivity to vehicle network. Hybrid electric vehicles are gaining traction globally on the back of their energy efficiency, and these vehicles require a relatively large number of microcontrollers than regular vehicles.

Tags for Microcontrollers to Witness a Rise in the Near Future

The cost of microcontrollers has witnessed a decline over the past few years. However, tags for microcontrollers will increase in the upcoming years, thereby spurring their costs. This will further contribute to cost of vehicles. In addition, implementation of microcontrollers remains a challenging task for vehicle manufacturers owing to their complex designs. A key trend being observed in the global automotive microcontrollers market is adoption of microchips that improve flexibility of vehicles in crucial situations, and enhance connectivity of a vehicle with its moving system. Future Market Insights (FMI), in its new study, has projected the global market for automotive microcontrollers to register a double-digit CAGR during the forecast period (2017-2022). Revenues from the global automotive microcontrollers market are estimated to exceed US$ 1,500 Mn by 2022-end.

Tinned Steel to Account for Largest Revenue Share of the Market

Tinned steel will continue to be preferred material for automotive microcontrollers. Revenues from sales of tinned steel are projected to account for the largest share of the market during 2017 to 2022. Copper alloy is anticipated to remain the second most attractive material for automotive microcontrollers over the forecast period. Revenues from sales of copper alloy will account for over 30% share of the market through 2022.

In terms of revenues, North America is expected to lead the global automotive microcontrollers market in 2017. However, by 2022-end, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is anticipated to be the largest market for automotive microcontrollers. In addition, the market in APEJ is projected to register the fastest expansion through 2022, followed by Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Heavy Commercial Vehicles Segment of Vehicle Type to Dominate the Market

On the basis of vehicle type, heavy commercial vehicles are expected to dominate the global automotive microcontrollers market in terms of revenues, followed by premium passenger cars and electric vehicles. However, sales of automotive microcontrollers in light commercial vehicles are projected to register a relatively higher CAGR through 2022.  

Brake control systems, and airbags are expected to remain the largest applications of automotive microcontrollers. Revenues from sales of automotive microcontrollers for application in brake control systems and airbags will collectively reach approximately US$ 460 Mn by 2022-end.

Company Profiles

Key players included in FMI’s report on automotive microcontrollers market are Texas Instruments Incorporated, NXP Semiconductors NV, STMicroelectronics NV, Microchip Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Silicon Labs Private Limited, Fujitsu Limited, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Infineon Technologies, and Toshiba Corporation.

Future Market Insights (FMI) has delivered a comprehensive, insightful, and unbiased research report titled “Automotive Microcontrollers Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017-2022)”. The report provides a detailed analysis of the global automotive microcontrollers market, covering its dynamics comprehensively, and offering key trends influencing the market expansion. The report also provides analysis of market data across various parameters, for arriving at the accurate market numbers. In addition, competitive landscape of the global automotive microcontrollers market has been covered by the report, offering information about key players contributing to growth of the market.

Report Structure

The first chapter of the report offers an executive summary of the global automotive microcontrollers market, followed by a detailed market introduction as well as definition of product – automotive microcontrollers. The executive summary gives 360-degree view of the market, particularly focusing on regional segments included in the report. The executive summary also provides the most significant and relevant market numbers, including the historical CAGR for 2012 to 2016, as well as the forecast CAGR for 2017 to 2022. This chapter of the report also sheds light on lucrative regions on the basis of fastest expansion, and largest revenues share.

The introduction of the global automotive microcontrollers market enables the report readers to understand the wide scope of the market. The next chapter of the report renders information about key dynamics impacting expansion of the global automotive microcontrollers market. Key points that are covered in this chapter include global economy, and list of suppliers. In subsequent chapter of the report, information related to cost structure analysis & pricing analysis of the market have been offered. Moreover, the report has also provided an analysis on presence of leading market players in form of an intensity map.

Market Taxonomy

The report has offered a segmentation-wise analysis and forecast of the global automotive microcontrollers market based on vehicle type, application, material type, and region. This chapter comprises imperative market numbers associated with the market segments in terms of revenue comparison, market share comparison, and Y-o-Y growth comparison. The report has segmented the global automotive microcontrollers market based on region into Europe, Latin America, North America, Japan, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ).


Material Type

Vehicle Type


  • North America

  • Tinned Steel

  • Compact Passenger Cars

  • Advanced Driver Assistance System

  • Latin America

  • Nickel-Cobalt Ferrous Alloy

  • Mid-sized Passenger Cars

  • Parking Assist System

  • Europe

  • Copper Alloy

  • Premium Passenger Cars

  • Brake control system

  • Japan


  • Luxury Passenger Cars

  • Electric Control Suspension

  • APEJ


  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Airbags

  • MEA


  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

  • Functional Safety Technology



  • Electric vehicle

  • Transmission Control




  • Start-Stop System




  • Electronic Power Steering System




  • Others

Competitive Landscape

The concluding chapters of the report focus on the market’s competition landscape, providing information about leading market participants in detail. The information about market players is offered in the form of product overview, company overview, key developments by market players, and financials related to the specific company. The competition landscape also provides the SWOT analysis of selected players, providing information about strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats, which these companies are facing in the global automotive microcontrollers market. This chapter is an indispensable part of the report, containing necessary information for analysing global leaders operating in the global market for automotive microcontrollers. This chapter also provides analysis of the way these companies are implementing their strategies and vision for gaining a competitive edge in the market.

Research Methodology

The report on the automotive microcontrollers market has been backed by an exhaustive research methodology, which relies on both primary as well as secondary research for gaining all necessary information about the global automotive controllers market. The report has been validated a number of times with the help of expert analysts at FMI.

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