Set-Top Box Market to Achieve Record Shipments in 2013

 Despite the pay-TV industry’s increasing focus on delivering services to alternative devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets, its traditional flagship platform– the set-top box (STB)—continues to thrive, with market shipments set to hit record highs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Global shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and Internet protocol television (IPTV) digital…

EMS Notebook PC Shipments at 3-Year Low

 Contract manufacturers of notebook computers suffered a worse-than-expected first quarter after shipments to clients like Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. tumbled to the lowest level in three years, according to a PC Dynamics Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global shipments of notebook computers from original design manufacturers (ODM) during January…