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Date of Publication: May 29, 2015
Based on data from 158 PCB fabricators and assembly companies worldwide, this report presents data on the current state (2014) and the industry’s predictions for the data by 2019, collected for the 2015 IPC Technology Roadmap. The data are segmented by five applications: computer and telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial and automotive, medical, and military and aerospace. Topics covered include clock speed, heat dissipation, operation cycles, environmental operating range, product life expectancy, lamination cycles, materials, board area, board thickness, layer count, embedded components, printed-in-place features, line width and spacing, via diameters, aspect ratios, surface-mount lands, I/O pitch, test density, recyclable content and component size, as well as numbers of vias, solder joints, and discrete, area array, peripheral leaded, peripheral leadless and through-hole components. Additional data that is not segmented by application covers voltage levels and optical channels.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
This is a golden era for carbon research with academics pursuing the perfect analysis tools for these nanomaterials whilst simultaneously evaluating the growing variants of each sub family and how they must be processed to ensure their potential properties are married to the systems they could enhance. Once the most promising of all nanomaterials, CNTs face stiff competition in conductive applications from graphene and other 2D materials and in mechanically enhanced composites from nanocellulose. However, after considerable research efforts, numerous multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs)-enhanced products are commercially available. Super-aligned CNT arrays, films and yarns have found applications in consumer electronics, batteries, polymer composites, aerospace, sensors, heaters, filters and biomedicine. Large-scale industrial production of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has been initiated, promising new market opportunities in transparent conductive films, transistors, sensors and memory devices. SWNTs are regarded as one of the most promising candidates to utilized as building blocks in next generation electronics. Other 2D nanomaterials are also coming to the fore.

Date of Publication: Jan 29, 2015
Dramatic changes are underway in the computer, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. There is a trend toward systems “convergence,” combining computer, telecommunications and consumer system functions all into one system. There is also a trend toward micro-miniaturization and microsystem technologies integrating digital, optical, radio frequency and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Microsystem packaging is at the heart of all of these products, since it is this technology that provides the system integration in addition to controlling the size, performance, reliability and cost of the final microsystem.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
The use of nanoparticles is set to escalate and the market has the potential to increase dramatically over the next ten years as more uses for these materials are developed and commercialized. Eventually, nanomaterials are likely to affect nearly every industry in every region in the world, including the least developed regions. In fact, there is considerable optimism that nanomaterials will be instrumental in addressing some of the developing world’s most pressing concerns. This report presents a forecast of nanomaterials by type and by application.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015

Markeet forecasts for consumer analog products as well as market share. Products included in this tracker are class AB audio amplifiers, class D/G/H audio amplifiers, audio DACs and CODECs, TV tuners, video CODECs, video amplifiers, video buffers, video switches, and motor control ICs that are used primarily in consumer applications.

Date of Publication: Jun 17, 2014
Driven by the development of mobile devices, the worldwide IC packaging and testing industry saw a significant growth in 2014. With leadership in technology and production capacity, the Taiwanese IC packaging and testing industry has enjoyed the highest growth in the world. As the availability of wearable devices and the IoT (Internet of Things) increases, new opportunities and challenges await the Taiwanese IC packaging and testing industry. This report recaps the recent development of the worldwide and Taiwanese IC packaging and testing industry while forecasting their developments in 2015 and beyond from the aspects of market trends and industrial structure.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015

The development of digital management and control is expected to play a large role in the development of advanced (5G) technology over the next several years. As 5G devices adopt new material designs and incorporate new cognitive, media/entertainment features, the need to further lower power consumption by using digital technology will become more even more critical.  Digital Power is projected to continue making a substantial impact in the dc-dc converter module market over the forecast period, as its adoption is one of the most important factors in improving efficiency, reducing power consumption and managing growing power complexity in electronic systems. One of the major advantages of using digital control within either a dc-dc converter or POL regulator is the ability to integrate both the control and monitoring functions and the communications interface alongside the core logic.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
This research focuses on Chinese home appliance market, including washing machine, refrigerator, air conditioner, and LCD TV, with breakdown by the rank of volume and model of international and Chinese brands in China; also included are export and import volume and value of Chinese home appliances.

Date of Publication: Sep 22, 2015
This report analyzes the global High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter station market, with a focus on 10 major countries across different regions: China, India, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Norway, the US, Canada, Brazil and South Africa.

Date of Publication: Dec 23, 2014
Many industries including electronics, automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and healthcare are exploring the use of high impact nanomaterials such as nanocellulose, carbon nanotubes and graphene. Other 2-D nanomaterials such as silicene, graphyne, graphdiyne, grapahane and molybdenum disulfide are under intense study. CNTs and graphene are the strongest, lightest and most conductive fibers known to man, with a performance- per-weight greater than any other material. Nanocellulose, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and 2-D Nanomaterials -- all of these materials possess outstanding properties and represent potentially the most economically viable and lucrative nanomaterials through to the middle of the next decade and beyond.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
This report presents a recent review of the Chinese smartphone industry in the second quarter of 2015. The report includes shipment volume of major smartphone branded vendors in China, breakdowns of each vendor's shipment volume share by chipset maker, application processor model, ASP, panel size, camera pixel, resolution, as well as 3G and 4G technologies. The report also examines major chipset makers' product mix for smartphones sold in China.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
This research report presents shipment value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese IC packaging and testing industry. Companies surveyed in this research are contract manufacturers focusing on IC packaging and testing for IC suppliers around the world. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews, and publicly available information such as corporate financial statements.