Capacitive Touch Controller Tags Forecast to Drop

Seoul, South Korea  – Pricing for capacitive touch controller ICs is expected to fall due to growing competition from Chinese-Taiwanese suppliers, but this should not impact the market’s positive growth trend, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The capacitive touch controller IC market is forecast to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 50…

IC Suppliers Shift Focus in Camera Apps

As shipments of standalone digital cameras continue to shrink thanks to camera functions integrated into more mobile devices, IC suppliers are starting to shift their focus to embedded camera applications to drive chip sales, according to a new IC Insights report. These include automotive, tablet, PC, cellphone, security and surveillance applications. Most camera suppliers shifted…

Strong Growth Forecast for mHealth Device Market

Boston, Mass. – The mobile health (mHealth) market is forecast to grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, driven by the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, according to Lux Research. After an initial slow start due to regulatory approval barriers and slower integration by physicians,…

Apple Dictates MEMS Microphone Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Revolving around the needs of Apple Inc., the global market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone chips is split into two segments – bare dies and packaged MEMS – that are dominated by two suppliers Knowles Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, reports IHS Technology. U.S.-based Knowles was the biggest supplier of packaged MEMS…