October 30, 2014

Tablet & Smart Phone Semiconductor Revenue and Shipment Forecast

Leading suppliers of high end smartphones include Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and LG. New research estimates that over $35 billion of 2013 worldwide semiconductor revenue was contributed to sales of products used in this high volume application.  In 2013 close to a billion smartphones were shipped worldwide and this market is expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent over the next five years.

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New Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F Revisions Cover More Advanced Technologies

Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Updated ‘F’ Revisions Cover More Advanced Technologies  IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards,  IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, a change to void criteria for BGAs, and enhancements to the language within the documents to provide ease of use and clarity. New photos facilitate further understanding….

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Intelligent Systems Market Continues to Disrupt Traditional Industries Including Manufacturing, Energy, and Transportation

Intelligent Systems to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2019 as the Market Continues to Disrupt Traditional Industries Including Manufacturing, Energy, and Transportation IDC study forecasts that the Intelligent Systems market will ship over two billion systems in 2019; with the Industrial, Transportation, Smart Home, and Energy segments growing fastest. The deployment of billions of advanced systems across major industries over the next five years will be critical to enabling the vision around intelligent systems, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) study, Worldwide Embedded and Intelligent Systems 2014–2018 Forecast and Analysis. The market for intelligent systems—defined by microprocessors, connectivity, and…

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Optical Transceivers Markets to Reach $9.9 Billion by 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Optical Transceivers: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020″. The global optical transceivers markets at $3.2 billion in 2013 is anticipated to grow to $9.9 billion by 2020 driven by the availability and cost effectiveness of 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, and 400 Gbps devices. Next generation devices use less power, are less expensive, and are smaller. The adoption of widespread use of the 100 Gbps devices, and the vast increases in Internet traffic are core to change in the communications infrastructure markets. The vendors in the optical transceivers…

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DRAM, China, and Leading-Edge Foundry Driving IC Industry in 2014

The McClean Report offers a broad look at the integrated circuit industry. The original 490-page study (monthly updates provide approximately 500 more pages of information) is separated into 16 sections. About 400 tables, graphs, and illustrations in the original report clearly describe various market dynamics (another 400 tables, graphs, and illustrations are included in the monthly updates). Besides covering worldwide IC market conditions and economic issues, there are chapters dedicated to each of the major IC product segments. Likewise, trends pertaining to capital spending and fab capacity, as well as technology developments and packaging, can be found in other sections…

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Worldwide Demand for Lighting Fixtures

Worldwide demand for lighting fixtures is projected to increase at a 7% annual rate through 2018 to $174.5 billion, improving upon growth that was recorded during the 2008-2013 period. Advances will be bolstered by industrialization efforts in developing nations. Specifically, locations that maintain significant and fast growing construction and motor vehicle production markets, such as India and China, will post the fastest gains in lighting fixture demand. In addition, the rebounding economies in much of the developed world will facilitate rising lighting fixture sales. Furthermore, the continued adoption of higher value lighting fixtures that are optimized for use with more…

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Speciality Chemicals and Materials Will Reach Over $50 Billion in 2023

Speciality Chemicals needed for future electronics: morphologies, forms, derivatives: opportunities, trends, reasons: de-risk your investment! According to a new study, speciality chemicals and  and materials will reach over $50 billion in 2023.  The chemistry of the new electronics and electrics is key to its future, whether it is invisible, tightly rollable, biodegradable, edible, employing the memristor logic of the human brain or possessing any other previously- impossible capability in a manufactured device. De-risking that material development is vital yet the information on which to base that has been unavailable. No more.

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Wireless Power: A Threat and an Opportunity

Makers of external ac-dc power adapters will discover that emerging wireless power technologies are at the same time a longer-term threat to sales growth and a short-term opportunity: That is one of the key findings of Eleventh Edition report on “External AC-DC Power Supplies: Worldwide Forecasts.”  The elimination of the need to maintain multiple external power supplies, one for each electronic device, has long been a goal for both the consumers and manufacturers of consumer electronics equipment and over the past several months there have been a number of developments moving the industry towards this goal.

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Wearable Electronics and Technology Market worth $11.61 Billion by 2020

According to the new market research report “Wearable Electronics and Technology Market by Applications (Consumer, Healthcare, Enterprise), Products (eye wear, wrist wear, footwear), Form Factors and Geography – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020″ the overall markets estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24.56% from 2014 to 2020, which includes an in-depth analysis of the market by application, product and component, technology, form factor,and geography.

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IPC/WHMA-A-620B PDF Download – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620 is a collection of visual Quality Acceptability Requirements for Cable, Wire and Harness Assemblies.  IPC/WHMA-A-620 can be used as a stand-alone document for purchasing products, however it does not specify frequency of in-process inspection or frequency of end product inspection. No limit is placed on the number of process indicators or the number of allowable repair/rework of defects. Such information should be developed with a statistical process control plan (see IPC-9191).

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