North America Rules Wearable Tech Market

San Francisco, Calif. –  Wearable technology (also known as wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices which is worn by a consumer that enables wireless networking and mobile computing services. The main purpose of this technology is to keep user connected with Digital market and to monitor bodily makers. According to Hexa Research, Global Wearable technology…

Power Transformer Market to Reach $28.2B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. –The global power transformer market size is expected to reach USD 28.22 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Emerging technological advancements along with rising electricity consumption are projected to elevate industry growth over the next five years. Huge investment in power plant infrastructure coupled with increasing demand for smart meters…

IPC Releases Base Materials Spec for PCBs

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released IPC-4101D-WAM1, an amendment to the already valuable IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. This newly revised standard delivers trending information for base materials used for rigid and multilayer printed boards. In particular, this standard provides key updates for board designers, specifiers of board…

China Leads in R&D Spending

Bangalore,  — – Companies Based out of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen Contribute to More Than 95% of the Total R&D Spending in China – Total Global 500 R&D Spend in China to Reach USD 80 Billion by 2020 – Total R&D Investment by Global 500 Companies Reached a USD 614 Billion Mark in FY2014 Zinnov, a leading management consulting firm, released its recent findings on…

Expect Smart Meter IC Prices to Rise

The average semiconductor cost in smart meters used for two-way communications between meters and utilities was about $11 in 2014; however, average selling prices (ASPs) are expected to increase as the industry needs to move to 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), memory chips, and single system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, according to IHS Inc. The smart meter market is…

CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High Growth

The CMOS image sensor market is on track to grow 15 percent in 2015, reaching $10.1 billion, after a strong increase of 19 percent in 2014, according to IC Insights. This is after only four percent growth in 2013 due to price erosion and inventory corrections in the camera phone market, said the market researcher.…