January 27, 2015

North American Electronics Sales Growth Flat but Outlook is Positive

As of November 2014, sales growth was flat in the bare printed circuit board (PCB) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) segments of the electronics industry, in sharp contrast to semiconductor sales that continued to skyrocket. U.S. new orders for electronics products, which tend to lead sales by about one month, continued to sag. IPC’s PCB book-to-bill ratio, which normally leads PCB sales by three to six months, climbed further to 1.06 in November after hovering around 1.00 during most of 2014. Ratios above parity (1.00) indicate greater demand than supply, which may be a precursor of strengthening sales growth in…

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Key Nano-technologies and Markets in 2015 and Beyond

Nanotechnology and nanomaterials are key enablers for a whole new generation of products and processes, some of which have come onto the market in 2014 in sectors such as consumer electronics. The Nanotechnology Industry Review and Prospects Report is a comprehensive guide to materials, markets and products in nanotech over the past 12 months and future developments. This publication details leading developments within the industry during this period. 2014 witnessed numerous major advances enabled by nanomaterials in consumer electronics (quantum dots), medicine and coatings technology. The number of nanocellulose and graphene producers and applications developers has grown significantly. Other 2D…

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Carbon Nanotube Transparent Conductor Market to Surpass $500 million in 2022

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Markets for Carbon Nanotubes as Transparent Conductors”.  According to this report, conductive coatings (TCs) based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) will generate almost $300 million in revenues by 2020, rising to more than $0.5 billion by 2022.  However, while suppliers of CNT TCs are currently focusing on the opportunities in touch panels, a bigger opportunity for these materials will be found in thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) and anti-static coatings.

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Global Market for Active Optical Cables is Projected to Surpass US$2 Billion by 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report on the global Active Optical Cables market, covering the industry segments, trends, growth drivers, market share, market size and demand forecasts.  Global market for Active Optical Cables (AOC) is projected to surpass US$2 billion by 2020, driven by bandwidth explosion, expansion of internet infrastructure, and advancements in fiber optics technology. Need For Bandwidth Drives Demand for Active Optical Cables Active Optical Cables present an integral part of contemporary data communication platforms. Defined as a cabling solution that provides electrical to optical conversion on cable ends for improved speed and distance efficiency, active optical…

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5G Wireless Ecosystem Research and Trial Investments to Reach $5 Billion by 2020

While LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments are still underway, wireless carriers and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop so-called “5G” technology, with a vision of commercialization by 2020. 5G is essentially a revolutionary paradigm shift in wireless networking to support the throughput, latency, and scalability requirements of future use cases such as extreme bandwidth augmented reality applications and connectivity management for billions of M2M (Machine to Machine) devices. Although 5G is yet to be standardized, some of the collectively accepted attributes of the technology include new air interface transmission schemes, new spectrum bands, spectrum aggregation, Massive MIMO, beamforming,…

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Global Market for Optical Network Semiconductor Components to Reach $7.6 Billion in 2019

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Optical Network Components: Global Markets”.  This study reveals that the ongoing migration from lower speed to higher speed connections is providing optical network component suppliers with a recurring revenue stream. Optical network semiconductors will witness an increase from $6.4 billion in 2014 to $7.6 billion in 2019, registering a 3.2% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The result is that optic components will continue to be an area of prime interest to silicon suppliers.

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Worldwide Market for Thermal Management Products to Reach $15.56 Billion by 2018

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Electronic Thermal Management – Technologies, Materials, Devices, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets”. According to this study, the worldwide market for thermal management products is predicted to grow from about $8.8 billion in 2013 to $15.56 billion by 2018, at an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1%.

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Impact of Oil Price Drop on Fiber Optic Sensors Market

The distributed fiber optic sensor market stood at $585 million in 2013. The market was projected to be $1.5 billion in 2018 with 70% associated with the oil and gas segments. The sudden and unexpected drop in oil prices will negatively impact the market with the overall forecast falling short of the $1.5 billion forecast according to an updated and revised market survey report conducted by the Photonic Sensor Consortium and offered by Electronics.ca Publications. The long term picture is still optimistic, but a short term contraction is likely.

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Crystal Oscillator Market Worth $3.2 Billion By 2020

According to a new market research report “Crystal Oscillator Market – Global Forecast to 2020″, the total Crystal Oscillator Market is expected to reach nearly $3.2 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5% from 2014 to 2020. Crystal Oscillator Market is expected to experience healthy growth in some major applications such as telecom & networking and consumer electronics due to the evolution in the smart phones and tablet market and deployment of the advanced wireless technologies such as 3G, 4G, and LTE.

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S. Korean and Taiwanese Companies Control 56% of Global 300mm Fab Capacity

Vast majority of that wafer capacity is local to those two countries. Information in this Research Bulletin comes from the Global Wafer Capacity 2015-2019 Report, which was released this month.  The new report provides great detail regarding the current status and forecast of global wafer fab capacity.  More information found at the end of this bulletin.

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