Strong Growth Forecast for Semiconductor Industry

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.6 billion in April 2015, 4.8 percent higher than the same time period in 2014, but 0.4 percent lower than last month’s total of $27.7 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The new World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) research also finds the Americas market recorded double-digit growth compared to last year, leading…

SID: Top 10 Trends in Display Technology

The global display industry continues to grow, with new technologies enabling a host of emerging products and applications. Because displays are the human-interface component for so many electronics products, their importance to devices could rival microprocessors. According to Sri Peruvemba, CEO of Marketer International and Head of Marketing for the Society for Information Display, these…

Emerging Markets Drive Smartphone Sales

Emerging markets increased smartphone sales by 40 percent during the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, according to a new report from Gartner Inc. Global sales to end users increased 19.3 percent in Q1, reaching 336 million units, led by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China), said Gartner. The fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific,…

CEA: Consumers Expect Less Tech Spending

It is only one data point out of many, but the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Index of Consumer Expectations declined in May. The decline was 2.4 points from April to 173.7; however, May’s ICE remains higher year-over-year, as it has since May of 2009. “There is mounting apprehension around the economy,” said Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D.,…

Market Cycles Challenge Electronics Buyers

The electronics industry is changing in fundamental ways and the shifts taking place are raising questions about whether the industry is less cyclical than it used to be. It’s a topic of conversation increasingly being discussed among analysts and corporate executives who are looking at the past as a way to understand today’s electronics landscape.…

Connected Automotive System Market Set to Surge

The connected automotive infotainment systems market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent over the next five years, driven by connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi, according to ABI Research. The report, Automotive Infotainment Market Research, finds that “developed regions, which accounted for more than 60 percent of shipments in 2014,…

Strong Growth Ahead for Connector Industry

The global connector industry is forecast to reach $65.7 billion by 2019, according to the latest report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm. The big growth drivers include 3C applications (computing, communication, and consumer electronics), miniaturization of electronic devices, and increasing electronic content in end products. The report “The Global Connector Industry 2014-2019:…

Asia-Pacific LED Market to Reach $36B by 2020

Not surprisingly, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for LEDs in the world. The market in this region features aggressive expansion of production facilities by manufacturers as well as investment in infrastructure, according to a report by ApacMarket.com. The Asia-Pacific LED market is expected to reach $35.79 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.7% during…