A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution

The connected car provides a great example of an evolving ecosystem, requiring cross-industry and competitor cooperation. By 2025, all new cars will be connected, as we move fully into the Internet of Things (IoT), our research predicts. Consumers want a connected car that works seamlessly with their devices. The technology will not come from car…

ePaper Makes Inroads into Smart Packaging

Innovative technology is typically associated with devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and now, wearable devices – few associate the word innovation with packaging. Smart packaging, however, is a growing market segment and new waves of innovative technologies are enabling exciting developments in this traditionally low-tech market. Imagine smart packaging that informed users in real-time…

IoT Takes Business World By Storm

As much as IoT is the buzzword of consumer electronics, it will quickly become a critical part of the electronics supply chain as companies use sensors to maximize efficiency of various business tasks and integrate that information into a strategic advantage. In fact, by 2020, more than half of all new business processes and systems…

VR Device Shipments to Hit 50M Units by 2020

LONDON—Virtual reality (VR) device shipments will total more than 50 million units by 2020, according to market research firm ABI Research. This equates to a compound annual growth rate of almost 85%. As the ecosystem expands, a growing number of vendors are releasing their own VR accessories as add-ons to smartphones, ABI notes. [Speed matters…

Apple Supply Chain Feels iPhone Pain

Suppliers are feeling the pinch of slackening demand for Apple's iconic iPhone, while the shortfall in sales growth could also affect component prices. Source: Apple As one of the world's most sought-after design wins, the iPhone is beginning to lose its luster as a supplier's goldmine as Apple struggles to maintain its share in the…