Featured Research Reports

Future Mobile Phone / Cell Phone Technology and Functions 2014-2024

This report concerns the future technologies and functions of mobile phones (cell phones) and, to a lesser extent, the allied products phablets and tablets. The primary emphasis is on what will become possible in the next decade. The potential for mobile phones seems almost limitless so, obviously, no one report can cover everything. Indeed, sensors and other components in a phone may be introduced for one purpose and then used for others in unforeseen ways. Barometers and gyroscopes being used for inertial navigation are examples of this. In other words no one can predict all the things a mobile phone will perform or even how its existing and future parts will combine in "sensor fusion", "structural components" and so on, to achieve new this. Nonetheless, this report clarifies many key trends, unfulfilled needs and future routes to commercialisation. This vision is based on a plethora of interviews, event attendance, data searches and careful analysis. It recognises that improving the hardware and firmware are just as important as adding new infrastructure such as ubiquitous contactless charging and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS).


Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Equipment in US$ Thousand by the following Product Groups/Segments: Screen Print Equipment (Manual Screen Print Equipment, Semiautomatic Screen Print Equipment, & Automatic Screen Print Equipment), Placement Equipment Market (High-Speed Placement Equipment, Medium Speed Placement Equipment, & Low-Speed Placement Equipment), Soldering Equipment (Reflow Oven, & Wave Oven), Cleaning Equipment, Inspection Equipment (Optical Inspection Equipment, X-Ray Inspection Equipment, & Laser Inspection Equipment), Repair and Rework Equipment (Manual Repair & Rework Equipment, & Semiautomatic Repair & Rework Equipment). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 102 companies including many key and niche players such as ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Assembléon Netherlands BV, Conceptronic, CyberOptics Corporation, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Glenbrook Technologies, Inc., Heller Industries, Inc., Juki Automation Systems Inc., Koh Young Technology, Inc., Micronic Mydata AB, Nikon Metrology NV, Nordson Corporation, Omron Corporation, Orbotech, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Saki Corporation, Speedline Technologies Inc., Teradyne, Inc., Test Research, Inc., Universal Instruments, Viscom AG, and YXLON International FeinFocus GmbH. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.


The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market - 2013 Edition

The worldwide electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market continued to expand in 2012 at a moderate rate of 1.6 percent from 2011, but 9.0 percent over the last five years. This follows an explosion of growth in 2010 of approximately 37 percent, and a very positive growth in 2011 of 11.3 percent. The industry continues to cycle based on inventory build-ups and supply chain anomolies. The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market, 2013 Edition-the most comprehensive market research report on the EMS industry. This report focuses on the leading players, market segments, total available market (TAM), and emerging manufacturing opportunities by product and country going forward. The report begins with a forecast of the worldwide electronics assembly market in terms of cost of goods sold, thus providing a baseline for the manufacturing value of electronics products. This forecast is developed by looking at 48 individual product segments in the automotive, communications, computer/peripherals, consumer, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defense industries. The total electronics assembly value was $1.1 trillion in 2012 and will grow to approximately $1.5 trillion in 2017 - a 6.7 percent compounded annual growth rate. Fueled by this huge market, we believe that the EMS industry will grow from $419 billion in 2012 to $620 billion in 2017.


Wireless Sensor Network Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

The markets for wireless sensor networks at $552.4 million in 2012 become very big, very fast reaching $14.6 billion by 2019. Market growth is dependent on emerging technology. As the wireless technology, the solid state battery, the sensor technology, smart phone technology and the energy harvesting technology all become commercialized, these devices will be used to implement wireless sensor networks. The wireless sensor networks markets will be driven by the adoption of 8.5 billion smart phones by 2019, creating demand for apps that depend on sensor networks.


Next Generation Memory Market 2012 -2017, By Technology, Application & Geography

This report describes the traditional memory technologies as well emerging non-volatile memory technologies or next generation memories, with the special coverage given to emerging non-volatile memories or next generation memories. Traditional memories covered in this report are DRAM, SRAM and flash (NAND and NOR). Next generation or emerging non-volatile memories covered in this report are MRAM, FeRAM, PCRAM and memristor (ReRAM). Forecasting for both the memory types is provided in this report from the period of 2012 to 2017 with 2011 as a base number. There are numerous advantages of next generation memories, which are mentioned in this report. However, one of the major issues for these memories is the cost of memory design. The design cost for such memories are high as compared to existing memories, which is expected to drill down as manufacturing process improve year-on-year. Companies like Samsung (South Korea), SK Hynix (South Korea), Micron (U.S.), Fujitsu (Japan), Ramtron (U.S.) etc. are actively involved in the next generation memory market.


Temperature Monitoring Devices - Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Temperature Monitoring Devices in US$ Thousand by the following Product Segments: Digital Thermometers, Infrared Thermometers, Electronic Temperature Monitors, and Temperature Strips. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 72 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Co., A&D Medical/LifeSource, Actherm, Inc, American Diagnostic Corporation, Briggs Healthcare, Covidien plc, Exergen Corporation, Geratherm Medical AG, Hicks Thermometers (India) Limited, Kaz USA, Inc., CR Hallcrest, LLC., Microlife Corporation, Omron Healthcare, Inc., Mediaid, Inc., RG Medical Diagnostics, Terumo Corporation, and Welch Allyn, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. 


Smart Solar Market: Global Advancements, Trends, Market Forecasts and Analysis 2013 - 2018

Smart solar is the advancement in the traditional solar energy system. This class of technology brings improved integration and forecasting, support and communication, control and maintenance, distribution, mitigation and planning capabilities in the delivery systems. The smart solar market research report provides in-depth study of the driving forces, restraints and challenges for this market. It also provides insights into the strategies of key vendors. The report also analyzes global adoption trends and future growth potential across different regions. The key vendors in the smart solar market are First Solar, Sun Power, and Cooper Power Systems.


Semiconductors for Alternative Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Markets

The high price of oil in the past few years has been a catalyst for development in other alternative energy sources. Semiconductor technology surrounding the alternative energy markets includes advanced IGBT design, optoelectronics, advanced power conversion ICs, digital signal processing, MCUs, and advanced mixed signal and analog circuits.  This report discussed the potential for these products to be the next killer green application. The semiconductor content of solar energy conversion systems is projected to grow to $934.2 million in 2015.


Wireless Audio Device Market By Products,Technology, Application - Global Forecast & Analysis 2013-2018

The total wireless audio device market is expected to reach market revenue of $13.75billion by 2018. In terms of product segments, wireless headphones accounted for the largest market revenue at $1.25 billion, while wireless microphones enjoyed the least market share, in 2012. Moreover, wireless sound bar market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2013 to 2018. For application segment, commercial application sector accounted for the largest market revenue, while other application sector like automotive and defense enjoyed the least market revenue in 2012.Americas, with U.S. commanded for largest market share revenue. However, Asia–Pacific, with Japan, Australia and China leading the way, is likely to grow at the highest CAGR.