M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…

Consolidation Rules Home Appliances Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Home appliance manufacturers are looking to increase their market share through acquisitions, new territories and new market segments to take advantage of strong growth in the market, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide shipments of home appliances are forecast to reach 611 million units by the end of 2014,…

Slow Adoption for ePassports

El Segundo, Calif. – Shipments of smart electronic passports (ePassports) will experience relatively weak growth over the next several years, despite their capability to address security concerns at airports and border crossings, according to IHS Technology. Global shipments of ePassports is expected to reach 175 million units in 2019, up from 113 million in 2013, which…

U.S., China Dominate Global PV Installations

Barcelona, Spain —The world’s 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies are set this year to install a combined 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, equivalent to 20 percent of the world’s non-residential PV demand, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Keeping their top positions in the IHS PV integrator…

Growth Signals for Industrial ICs

El Segundo, Calif. — Although revenue for industrial electronics semiconductors was up less than one percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the fourth quarter, the expansion occurred during traditionally the weakest time of the year, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Revenues reached $8.61 billion in the first quarter of 2014,…