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Date of Publication: Mar 16, 2016
This handbook is an essential resource for anyone involved in manufacturing or purchasing PCBs. Hundreds of real-world, full-color photos spotlight more than 650 PCB process defects, with causes and corrective actions for each. IPC-9121 supersedes the PCB sections of IPC-PE-740A.

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Date of Publication: May 2, 2016
The global market for automobile sensors reached nearly $23.5 billion in 2015, $26.3 billion in 2016, and should reach $43.4 billion by 2021, a five year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from 2016 to 2021In modern automobiles, different types of sensors are needed for many important tasks, ranging from engine performance and passenger safety to comfort and vehicle dynamic behavior. The need for sensors is continuously evolving and growing. The application market for automotive sensors covers power train, body electronics, vehicle security system, safety and control. The increasing demand of Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and hybrid and electric vehicles are the future opportunities for automotive sensors. Sensor technologies like micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor, wireless sensor, radar, etc., are the future of automotive sensors. Of these, MEMS is the most promising and is likely to emerge as a leader in the automotive world.

Date of Publication: May 2, 2016

Globally, supercapacitor is primarily applied to consumer electronics and transportation, which made up 47% and 29% of total supercapacitor consumption respectively in 2015. The demand for supercapacitor from transportation, particularly electric vehicles, has risen rapidly and is expected to account for roughly 41% in 2020, becoming the largest application field of supercapacitor. The United States, Russia, and Japan have always topped the global supercapacitor market and led technological level in the world. Major companies include U.S. Maxwell Technologies, Japanese NEC-Tokin and Panasonic, Russian Econd and ELIT, and South Korean NessCap.

Date of Publication: Jan 20, 2016
Stretchable electronics concerns electrical and electronic circuits and combinations of these that are elastically or inelastically stretchable by more than a few percent while retaining function. For that, they tend to be laminar and usually thin. No definitions of electronics and electrical sectors are fully watertight but it is convenient to consider stretchable electronics as a part of printed electronics, a term taken to include printed and potentially printed (eg thin film) electronics and electrics. This is because the cost, space and weight reduction sought in most cases is best achieved by printing and printing-like technologies.

Date of Publication: Feb 16, 2016
This new report is focused on how the market for smart glasses and contact lenses is going to evolve in the next decade, based on the exciting research and developments efforts of recent years along with the high visibility some projects and collaborations have enjoyed. The amount of visibility the space for eye-worn computing is experiencing is exciting developers of a range of allied technologies into fast-tracking/focusing their efforts, as well as creating devices and components designed specifically to serve this emerging industry.

Date of Publication: Mar 15, 2016
About eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2023, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. This unique report is about range extenders for all these purposes - their evolving technology and market size.

Date of Publication: Mar 15, 2016
The market for medium and large hybrid and pure electric buses will be over $72 billion in 2025. Industrial and Commercial electric vehicles will be a similar market to Cars but innovating faster and frequently more profitable for all in the value chain. The most important sector is Buses, the subject of this report, where innovation often comes before cars because they are less price sensitive. In this report we show how the Chinese are now dominating the league table, buying the most buses and innovating rapidly already creating the lowest cost base by far. We examine the different power trains and the move from chassis to integrated manufacture often with no chassis and later structural electronics as bodywork will come.

Date of Publication: Feb 17, 2016
Autonomous vehicles variously operate by land water and air with many similar technologies - most are electric vehicles (EV). Three of 40 families of EV forecasted in this report are already entirely autonomous. In addition, sectors such as mining are seeing rapid adoption of autonomy ahead of the much hyped autonomous car which will be a big business eventually. This report forecasts 2015-2025 and technology and milestones to 2035.

Date of Publication: Apr 22, 2016
This broad-ranging introductory report on supercapacitors and supercabatteries has up to date ten year forecasts and analysis of market, applications, technology, patent and profit trends and the manufacturers and researchers involved.

Date of Publication: Feb 23, 2016
This report concerns lithium-based rechargeable batteries. Predominantly, they are lithium-ion but we also cover alternatives usually with no intercalation and using lithium metal. All serious analysts predict that these will be responsible for the majority of expenditure on rechargeable batteries over the coming decade, notably in the lithium-ion form. It is therefore important for those making, designing in and using such batteries to understand the variations emerging and their potential for success or failure. Unfortunately, even comprehensive listings of manufacturers and intending manufacturers are hard to find. This report clarifies the situation, revealing the product chemistry, strategy and electric vehicle success of manufacturers and intending manufacturers.

Date of Publication: Mar 22, 2016
Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing will be employed. Near-silent operation and virtually no noise or gaseous emissions are both major benefits. There is now so much happening in UAVs alone that this report has been prepared to focus on UAVs alone. No other report is as up-to-date and insightful about this subject.

Date of Publication: Dec 22, 2015
Ten year forecasts by numbers of no less than 50 EV categories are given. These are behind the rapid value market growth projected by IDTechEx of the traction inverter market for electric vehicles of $18 billion in 2014 leaping to $45 billion in 2025. Detailed assumptions behind all this are declared.