According to reports, Metaverse is a huge win for hardware makers Intel and Samsung
Despite the dangers of the metaverse, a recent study suggests that the potential payoff will not be evenly distributed.
Researchers at Morningstar said they believe chipmakers have a strong investment strategy, but said the "potential benefit" to the foundries is at best uneven.
The metaverse is an alternate digital reality that has been given a lot of attention. Humans will interact through three-dimensional avatars that can be controlled via virtual reality headsets.
The metaverse has enabled users to engage in interactive activities, such as gaming, virtual concerts, or live sports.
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On Thursday, their views of the metaverse, stating that Microsoft () -, Adobe () - and Salesforce.com () are poised to take advantage of the new frontier.
Microsoft is "best positioned to be a big winner from the metaverse," according to Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler.
Many of the tasks that are undertaken in the metaverse include real-time analysis of an immense amount of information.
Using advanced process nodes that are only available at Taiwan Semiconductor (), Samsung () and Intel () -, will enable the chips to operate.
People that are threatening to spend hundreds of thousands on AR/VR are being questioned.
According to Morningstar, smaller foundries like United Microelectronics () -, SMIC () and GlobalFoundries () may benefit only slightly in low-value components like power management and display drivers.
TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, has raised revenue in a "multi-year industry megatrend" for global semiconductor demand.
Nvidia's () - recently announced hardware is built on 7nm and later processes to render realistic graphics in virtual settings, according to Morningstar.
According to the report, there are vast amounts of information on the physical properties of different materials.
"We believe the development of the metaverse will benefit minimally from the expansion of non-cutting-edge capabilities," Morningstar said.
Morningstar said it is doubtful whether people are willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on AR/VR devices at home, and whether the prices of VR/AR headsets will be fast enough to match "metaverse" upgrades.
"It's easier to segment smartphones into different pricing points because one user's experience will not affect another's," the report said. "But this may not be the case in the metaverse.
"If the metaverse has to adapt to the lowest common denominator, then it will be reduced to unacceptable speeds," Morningstar said.