View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
January 17, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:53pm

FROST & SULLIVAN UNVEILS MICROCONTROLLER WITH A FANFARE

By CBR Staff Writer

The chaos that you may have experienced this Christmas to get the Nintendo 64 Game System was just a small taste of what’s in the future for embedded controllers burbles an utterly fatuous release from Frost & Sullivan Inc to herald its World Embedded Controller Market. The breathless prose makes it sound as if you’d better rush out and buy that washing machine you want now before the supply of 4-bit microcontrollers that control the wash cycle runs out – whereas the Silicon Graphics Inc-designed 64-bit chip in the Nintendo Co Ltd is the most special of special cases since it is application-specific to the games machine and is a very complex chip with almost nothing in common with the 4-bit microcontrollers that are shelled out like peas. The release also hyperventilates that the 64-bit segment has seen the largest growth, with a compound annual growth rate of 53%, which has to be the surprise of the decade NOT! as the Nintendo 64 is just about the only volume product to use a 64-bit processor, so the only surprise is that the reported growth rate was not a lot higher.

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU