Wireless LAN Gear Nears $5 Billion in 2014

Cambridge, Mass. – Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of  IHS Inc. (NYSE:  IHS), today reported that almost 1.2 million 802.11ac access points shipped in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14) — a quarter of all access points — cannibalizing 802.11n rather than the older 802.11a/b/g access points. Infonetics’ 4Q14 and year-end  Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones market share, size and…

Thin Battery Market to Reach $1.1B in 2022

Glen Allen, Va. —  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets estimates that the thin-film and printed batteries sector will expand from  $34 million in 2015 to  $183 million by 2018 and  $1.1 billion by 2022, as long-envisioned end markets such as smart cards and packaging are surpassed by emerging opportunities in consumer electronics, wearable devices, and the Internet-of-Things. Details of the new report, “Thin-Film…

SIA: Feb. Chip Sales Reach $27.8B

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.8 billion for the month of February 2015, an increase of 6.7 percent from February 2014 when sales were $26.0 billion. Global sales from February 2015 were 2.7 percent lower than the January 2015 total…

Report: Manufacturing Needs to Evolve Risk Assessment

Manufacturers are facing complex business risks and disruptors, resulting in a need for the industry to evolve their risk assessment capabilities, according to a new study, jointly conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). One of the key findings indicates that supply chains need to be carefully managed or they…

Midsize Manufacturers Expect Growth in 2015

Small and midsized manufacturers are particularly optimistic for 2015, according to Prime Advantage’s Group CFO Survey.  The manufacturing buying consortium announced the findings of its annual survey which revealed the financial projections and top economic concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism in the economy and positive growth expectations in several industries as Prime…

eASIC Joins HMC Consortium

eASIC Corp. (@easic), a fabless semiconductor company that delivers a custom integrated circuit (IC) platform (eASIC Platform), today announced that it has joined the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium. The organization includes more than 150 members dedicated to the development and establishment of an industry-standard interface specification for Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology. “eASIC is delighted…

Industrial Robotics to Reach $46B by 2020

According to a recently released TechSci Research report, “Global Industrial Robotics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, global market for industrial robotics is projected to reach USD46 billion by 2020. Growing adoption of industrial robots across various industries including automotive, electrical/electronics, food and beverage, among others, is the key factor driving the market for industrial robotics.…