Medical Display Market to Rise Nearly 30%

Englewood, Colorado −The global market for medical-grade displays is projected to grow nearly 30 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to IHS Inc. The key drivers include improving economic conditions, and increasing demand and sales in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Revenue of medical-grade displays is forecast to reach $3.2 billion in…

Panasonic Leads Auto Infotainment in 2012

 Japan’s Panasonic in 2012 remained the top supplier of automotive infotainment systems, putting it at the forefront of the fast-growing market for equipment that delivers information and entertainment to motorists, according to a newly released report on the subject from information and analytics provider IHS.    Panasonic posted automotive infotainment revenue of nearly $4 billion in…

Moto X: Made Competitively in the USA

 Conventional wisdom says it’s cheaper to produce things in Asia than in North America, which is why U.S. electronics brands have steadily outsourced nearly all their product manufacturing to companies based  in the Far East during the last few decades. However, with just one product—the Moto X—Motorola may have overturned this truism, building a smartphone…

Solar Industry Expenditures to Rebound

 The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industrywide capital spending in three years in 2014, according to the PV Manufacturing & Capital Spending Tool from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global capital spending by producers of photovoltaic…

SSD Market Scores Big in Q1

 Solid-state drives (SSD) got a huge push in the first quarter from greatly expanded usage in ultrathin/Ultrabook PCs as well as in PC tablets, where shipment volume to those sectors tripled within a year’s time in a mighty display of growth, according to the latest Storage market tracker report from information and analytics provider IHS…