|Status : Published||Published On : Nov, 2021||Report Code : VRSME9081||Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics||Available Format :||Page : 189|
The micro server IC market is projected to be USD 1.1 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach USD 2.6 billion by 2027, witnessing a CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period 2021-2027.
Micro servers are economical and miniature servers whose parts are narrowed and scaled back, aiding them to be packed in clusters. They are typically based on a small form factor, a system-on-chip (SoC) board that can pack the CPU, memory, and system I / O into a single integrated circuit. Due to the small size of the board, a dense cluster of microservers can be built and save data center space. Factors propelling the growth of micro server IC market include less power consumption, less space utilization of micro servers, increasing trend of cloud computing and web hosting, and the advent of hyper-scale data center architectures. A microprocessor server IC integrates a large number of semiconductors, including resistors, transistors, or capacitors. Thus, the increasing trend for virtualization and demand for miniaturization will bolster the growth of the micro server IC market.
The microserver IC market has seen an adverse impact due to the COVID19 outbreak as there was a slow down in manufacturing utilization, travel bans, and closure of facilities. Nevertheless, the pandemic has increased the trend in remote work, e-commerce, and automation which provide promising opportunities in micro server IC market.
Insight by Component
Based on the component, the micro server IC market is bifurcated into hardware and software. The hardware segment dominates the market in terms of revenue in 2020 and is anticipated to grow significantly during the forecast period as hardware is the core part of an SoC. Organizations like Intel and ARM have increased their ICs capability to make architecture dense and efficient. Furthermore, the evolving edge computing ecosystem i.e. provision of developed computation, storage, and network capability near data sources to accomplish low-latency event processing and high-throughput analytical processing will propel the growth of the micro server hardware market during the forecast period.
Insight by Application
On the basis of application, the micro server IC market is categorized into web hosting & enterprise applications, analytics & cloud computing, and edge computing. Edge computing is anticipated to witness high CAGR during the forecast period 2021-2027 as it is one of the emerging applications. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rise in investment in hyperscale cloud applications and IoT that will provide a competitive edge and lead to growth in the micro server IC market.
Insight by Processor Type
Based on processor type, the micro server IC market is divided into X86 and ARM. The Intel processor dominates the market as it provides smooth software support to the customers, resulting in an increase in the adoption of ICs. Moreover, the increased adoption of 14nm process technology to produce an extensive range of chips will bolster the growth of this segment.
Insight by End User
Based on end-user, the global micro server IC market is divided into enterprises and data centers. Enterprises are sub-divided into small, mid-scale, and large. The enterprise is anticipated to witness the highest market share during the forecast period 2021-2027 owing to the rising adoption of smartphones, social platforms, big data, and IoT, and the increasing quantity and diversity of data have become massive. Small and medium enterprises need server platforms to address current needs, handle future workloads, and involve fewer costs. Micro servers employ low power per node, decrease costs, and surge in operational efficiency resulting in a perfect choice for medium-sized enterprises.
The emergence of hyper-scale data center architecture, the surge in industry 4.0 revolution, digitalization of business are the key trends in the micro server IC market.
The reduced power consumption resulting in low running cost and less space utilization of micro servers than traditional high-end servers in the field of cloud computing and web hosting will propel the growth of micro server IC market. Moreover, the rising adoption of data centers in developed and emerging economies and increasing R&D investment will accelerate the growth of the micro server IC market. Technological development results in producing micro server ICs having high energy efficiency at a reduced price will further propel the growth of micro server IC market.
Micro server has limited applications, limited storage capacity, not able to handle large volumes of data in large enterprises owing to small data storage capacities are the challenges faced by the micro server IC market. Moreover, large enterprises choose traditional enterprise-class servers instead of micro server ICs which act as a restraint for micro server IC market.
Micro server ICs are gaining prominence in data center applications as they are economical, consume less power, and save physical space. The rising demand for data centers in different industry verticals like IT & telecom, banking, healthcare, agricultural, and the government will create opportunities for growth in micro server IC market.
APAC is anticipated to grow at a faster pace during the forecast period in 2021-2027 in the global micro server IC market owing to the increasing usage of microservers across small and medium enterprises. Moreover, the growing penetration of internet services, adoption of smart devices have led to the growth of micro server IC market in the region. For instance, China has planned to invest about USD 1.4 trillion by 2025 in partnership with government and private technology giants such as Alibaba and Huawei to create opportunities for connected devices, AI, and autonomous driving applications, which will propel edge computing applications in the region.
The companies are relying on organic and inorganic strategies to stay competitive in the market and includes product launch and development, partnerships and collaborations, M&A. These strategies will provide a competitive edge and strengthen their position in the microserver IC market.
Intel Corporation is bringing its Software Guard Extension confidential computing technology to the company’s Xeon Scalable lineup for the first time with the upcoming Ice Lake server processors, which will come with expanded capabilities and new security features.
NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire ARM Limited from SoftBank in a transaction valued at USD 40.0 billion. The combination will bring together NVIDIA’s leading AI computing platform with ARM’s vast ecosystem to create a premier computing company for the age of AI, accelerating innovation while expanding into large, high-growth markets.
Some of the key players operating in the micro server IC market: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Quanta Computer Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, Intel Corporation, Ambedded Technology Co., LTD., Dell Inc., FUJITSU, NXP Semiconductors, and Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Source: VynZ Research