Putting the Supply Chain First

Mid-market line of business managers and their IT counterparts know that a high-functioning, flexible and agile supply chain is increasingly critical to business success. Yet many companies think holding off on supply chain improvements when planning enterprise resource management (ERP) changes or upgrades is best practice. Today, that is no longer the case. Advances in…

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Falling Prices Impact Sensor Market Growth

Market competition, coupled with high-volume applications including wearable systems, is driving down the average selling prices (ASPs) of sensors at an accelerated pace, and squeezing supplier profit margins, reported IC Insights. While shipments are rising thanks to the adoption of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications such as…

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Automotive Touch Panel Market to Hit $1.5B by 2018

Englewood, Colo. (April 8, 2015) – The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen automotive displays used for navigation, entertainment and online services, climate control, energy efficiency tracking and other activities. According to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source…

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Solving the 5 Biggest IoT Adoption Issues

In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. This represented a mere 0.08 devices per person, or just 0.02 devices for every individual with access to the Internet. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we…

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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…

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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…

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