The Internet of Things

Sep 2015| IFT118A| BCC Publishing

Report Highlights

The global market for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and chipsets reached nearly $4.2 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2015 and nearly $49.2 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.3% from 2015 to 2020.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for the parts and technologies used to make the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and CAGRs through 2020.
  • Coverage of major industry verticals including home automation, healthcare, industrial automation, smart energy, wearable technology, asset tracking and transportation, and connected vehicles.
  • A look at the technologies involved from both a software as well as hardware point of view.
  • Information on current state of the art of IoT devices and areas where market traction is predominant.
  • Profiles of key players in different segments along with market share information.


The IoT market is booming but lacks clear direction and many companies are trying to come up their own solutions. Top players such as Google, Samsung and Apple are creating products for which they see a market whereas many start-ups are coming up with novel ideas for technology adoption. The race is on to become vendor of choice.

The nature of IoT applications is limited only by one’s imagination. A list of overall applications for IoT includes segments such as:

  • Environments.
  • Wearable and smart devices.
  • Infrastructure management.
  • Industrial control and automation.
  • Energy management.
  • Medical systems.
  • Home automation.
  • Transportation.
  • Mining.
  • Smart cities.
  • Agriculture.

In addition, IoT devices offer two types of value propositions. First, there is the value added by the device in which the device itself is the vital link in a system that provides savings through efficient data capture, analysis and system calibration. An example of this is the Nest thermostat from Google’s Nest Labs subsidiary, which regulates temperature to enable power savings with proper calibration through integrated IT systems. Without the connected device (in this case the thermostat) there is no data capture to allow the IT system to properly analyze and calibrate energy usage.

The second IoT value proposition is the data itself. Google, for example, can collect the data usage of thousands of households using the Nest thermostat. Google can then sell that data to a wide range of companies that can then create targeted solution for these customers. This market aligns well with Google’s roots, because the aggregation and distribution of meaningful data in energy consumption is almost identical to what Google’s search engine provides to its users and sponsors.

In this report, BCC Research has focused on the value created by the devices rather than the analysis of data. In addition, the report highlights three verticals where there is significant traction today. These verticals are discussed and analyzed in detail, while the segments for the devices and chipsets used for IoT within them are sized and forecast in terms of revenue opportunity. These verticals include the smart home (home automation), industrial smart devices or industrial Internet of things (iIoT) and wearables (smart devices). 

For each segment, the report provides:

  • Details of underlying technology.
  • An overall market description.
  • Growth forecasts and market trends.

The report also includes profiles of suppliers that are leaders in IoT innovation in their respective markets.


Anand Joshi has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile and consumer electronics industry. He has authored numerous BCC Research reports covering various markets. As an industry executive, he has often been involved in developing market strategies and market projections, and modeling. He brings his extensive industry expertise and knowledge to the development of this report.

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Full Report: The Internet of Things129 $2,750 Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION4Free
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY2$250Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW2$43Free
Chapter- 4: MARKET SEGMENTS11$234Free
Chapter- 5: APPLICATIONS12$256Free
Chapter- 6: SMART HOME33$703Free
Chapter- 7: TECHNOLOGIES17$362Free
Chapter- 8: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE48$1,023Free
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