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Published Date: 2014-04-23

The concept of photonic integration traces its roots in the latter half of the twentieth century. The promise of photonic integration went unexplored and unfulfilled for several decades owing to number of reasons such as lack of technology maturity and lack of penetrative applications to drive its deployment. But now, after a long period of hibernation, developments in photonic integration and photonic integrated circuits are steadily picking up the pace.

Published Date: 2014-04-23

This report provides strategic analysis of the global HEMS market, and the market growth forecast for the period 2013 to 2019. The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the products, technologies and in-depth cross sectional scrutiny of the HEMS market across different geographic segments.

Published Date: 2014-04-22

Power management ICs are widely used across different industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunication & networking and medical, among others. At present, various types of power management ICs being used are voltage regulators, battery management IC, integrated ASSP power management IC and motor control IC among others.

Published Date: 2014-04-22

Passive optical network (PON) is a point to multipoint telecommunication network. PON is a fiber to home/premises (FFTH/FFTP) architecture which serves multi premises through unpowered optical splitters and a single optical fiber. Optical fiber splitters do not require electricity for signal transmission, which makes it an energy saving technology.

Published Date: 2014-04-21

LED lighting delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high reliability. LED lights are manufactured using semiconductor components and emit less radiated heat as compared to other products such as incandescent and fluorescent.

Published Date: 2014-04-18

Femtocells are low power devices that are used to improve the mobile network coverage. These plug and play devices use a broadband connection to connect to the cellular operator. Femtocells improve the transmission of both voice and data, thus gained attention of the mobile subscribers.

Published Date: 2014-02-25

Over the past few years, technological innovations have revolutionized the electronics industry. Electronic products serve a wide range of areas such as environmental protection, security, communications, food supply, health, education and medicine. The increasing demand for electronic products has led to rise in electronic waste.

Published Date: 2014-02-20

Failure analysis is an engineering approach to determining how and why component or equipment has failed. The goal of a failure analysis is to understand the root cause of the failure to prevent similar failures in the future.

Published Date: 2014-02-19

Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a hard material that contains various chemical properties due to which it finds its suitability for manufacturing of semiconductor devices. Currently GaN semiconductor device market is facing a stiff competition from SiC semiconductor devices. Popularity of GaN semiconductor devices is expected to increase with the growing application areas of GaN semiconductor devices.

Published Date: 2014-01-15

Increase in revenues is motivating market participants to invest in the electric motors market. Countries across the world are realizing the electricity saving opportunities offered by energy efficient electric motors, prompting them to implement stringent regulations and policies to deploy energy efficient electric motors. 

Published Date: 2013-11-27

Lithium-ion battery demand is expected to see a robust growth in the forecast period. This is due to its increasing demand across various application sectors such as automotive, wind, electronics, industrial and military. The market is currently driven by its usage in automotive sector in HEVs, trains and trams.

Published Date: 2013-10-28

Camera modules are gaining popularity and seeing increased demand across different application sectors such as in smartphones and tablet PCs, as well as in industrial, medical and automotive sector. High end smartphones with increased lens resolution and usage in cheaper smartphones are expected to drive the market in future.

Published Date: 2013-10-16

A Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit or semiconductor device used to implement logical function. They account for a considerable percentage of a telecommunication, and are present in the base stations, routers, switches, and gateways among others. Besides telecommunication, they are integrated in a variety of devices across a wide range of application areas.

Published Date: 2013-10-16

Power transformers connect electrical networks or systems of different voltages to allow power exchange between them. Power transformers are used for power generation, power transmission, electro-intensive industrial applications and consumer applications. The industrial applications include mining, paper and cement mills, chemical plants, substations and power generation.

Published Date: 2013-10-02

In the last five years, the global intelligent transportation system (ITS) market observed a substantial growth and is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2013 to 2019. This potential growth is attracting vendors through the value chain of ITS industry to invest in this sector. Countries across the world are facing challenges from increasing congestion, pollution and number of accidents in their metropolitan areas. 

Published Date: 2013-09-27

Ultracapacitors also known as supercapacitors or Electrical double-layer capacitors (EDLC) is expected to see a robust growth in next six years. This is due to its increasing demand across various application sectors such as automotive, wind, electronics, industrial and military. Currently, driven by its several applications in the automotive sector in HEVs and trains, this market is expected to emerge as a supplement and replacement to conventional batteries.

Published Date: 2013-09-11

The advancements in display technologies coupled with declining microdisplay prices have led to an extensive use of HMDs in different domains such as defense services, video gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, automation, sports, medical practices, safety services and design. 

Published Date: 2013-08-26

Global metrology services market is driven by the demand for précised parts and components from different industry verticals such as automotive sector, electronics industry, and power generation among others. The rapidly booming automotive industry in Asia-Pacific is one of the major contributors to the growth of metrology services market in the region. Developments in measuring technologies are also influencing the growth patterns, and new product development has become a significant strategy for many industrial players.

Published Date: 2013-07-29

Embedded systems constitute hardware and software that together facilitate the accurate functioning of the target device. They account for a considerable percentage of an automotive, and are present in the vehicle’s engine, infotainment system, navigation system, and other body electronics.

Published Date: 2013-07-24

The major reasons for the continuous fluctuations in the gas sensors market are technological developments, and economic crisis. This market is now expected to witness versatile growth in the coming years due to advancement in gas sensor technology and implementation of these sensors in different applications.

Published Date: 2013-05-20

Favorable regulatory conditions are expected to aid in increasing smart meter rollouts over the next few years. Initiatives from governments, other regulatory organizations, as well as electricity utility companies are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2013-04-29

The rapidly growing automotive industry is expected to drive the microcontrollers market over the next five years. Hybrid electric vehicles are gaining popularity due to the plethora of environmental benefits they offer. This is estimated to result in increasing demand for microcontrollers, which can be primarily attributed to the large number of MCUs required for emission control and fuel efficiency in these vehicles. Additionally, price cuts in the industry due to high degree of competition are also expected to further market growth. 

Published Date: 2013-01-25

The “Energy Efficient Lamps and Ballasts Market – Latin America (South America, Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Central America) Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018” report is designed to provide insight into the Latin America market for energy efficient lamps and ballasts, with focus on key growth regions, namely - South America, Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Central America.

Published Date: 2013-01-22

After the temporary setback because of economic recession, the world market for air conditioning systems is expected to see remarkable recovery due to increasing acceptance of air conditioning systems in households. This market is estimated to reach the value of 114.30 million units in volume sales by the year 2017. Growth in future is expected as a result of increasing adoption of energy efficient models, specifically, inverter based ACs, and rapidly growing replacement demand. Healthy demand from the Asian market is also expected to augment the growth of the air conditioning systems market. Improvements in consumer disposable incomes, increasing spending on power, and increase in construction activity in residential and commercial sectors are major factors spurring the growth of the air conditioning industry.

Published Date: 2012-12-18

This report categorizes the global ATE market on the basis of the type of test equipment and the end user segments. On the basis of the type of test equipment the market is classified into memory semiconductor ATE, non-memory semiconductor ATE and discrete ATE. The end user segments included in this report are IT & Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Automotive Electronics, Defense and others. The “Others” end user segment includes the industrial and healthcare sectors. The global ATE market has also been analyzed on the basis of key geographies, namely, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Rest of the World.

Published Date: 2012-09-24

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the commercial fluorescent lighting market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the commercial fluorescent lighting industry in terms geography.

Published Date: 2012-06-12

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the U.S. lighting products and ceiling fan market (by major retailers) and sub-markets in the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the current market trends in lighting products and ceiling fans, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the lighting products and ceiling fan market structure.

Published Date: 2012-06-04

The objective of the study on “Image Sensors Market - U.S. Market Analysis and Forecast” is to gain detailed market insights for key U.S. image sensors market segments that include Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors (CMOS), n-Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (NMOS) image sensors, Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) image sensors and X-ray images sensors. 

Published Date: 2012-04-04

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the organic electronics market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the organic electronics industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the organic electronics industry structure. The report has segregated the organic electronics industry in terms of application and geography.

Published Date: 2012-02-19

Commercial Air Conditioning Systems (VRF) Market – U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

Published Date: 2011-11-16

LED lighting is enjoying robust growth because of its exceptional features that include high energy-efficiency, long operational life and robust weather resistant design. Lighting accounts for about 18% to 20% of total energy consumption globally; and about 27% to 30% of total energy consumed for domestic purposes. LED lighting applications are likely to see double-digit growth with the highest market share in overall lighting market post 2020. 

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Growing demand for energy efficient solutions and enhanced security are the major factors driving the commercial building automation market forward. Recovery in construction sector after the economic crisis has had positive impact on the growth of this market.  The growth of commercial building automation systems is fueled by energy efficiency requirements applied to retrofit and new commercial building constructions.

 

Automotive Electronics are intensively used in automobiles sectors for providing better engine control.Automobiles sector has become more dependent on electronicsas this machines help inproviding higher level of safety. At present, contemporary cars havedevelopedthe advance machinery which controls the operations with electronic control units (ECUs).

 

Torque sensor is a device for recording and measuring the torque of a rotating system. The rotating system includes machines such as electric motor, engines, gearbox and crankshaft.Torque monitoring and measurement is an important parameter in all the machines and engines.

 

Photonic sensing technology integratestransmission,emission,amplification, deflection and detection of light by optical lasers, instruments and other light sources. It provides cheaper, smaller, faster and lighter components and devices with superior functionality and less energy consumption.Photonics started with the development of the laser and optical fibre for transmission of light beams Photonic sensors have been used in various industrial and laboratories for detecting physical, chemical and biological parameter.

 

An air compressor is a mechanical device that converts power from electric motor or from an engine into kinetic energy by pressurizing and compressing air which releases on quick bursts. Various methods of air compression are positive displacement type and negative displacement type. Positive displacement type of air compressors are piston type air compressors, rotary screw compressor and reciprocating air compressor.

 

Graphene technology is a booming area in the electronics market. Graphene is an evolvingsteering material with a capacity to substitute typicalconductors such as indium tin oxide (ITO) in optical and electrical. This conducting material has numerous benefits including high optical lucidity, exceptionalphysical and mechanical properties and stumpy sheet resistance. 

 

The ultrasonic cleaning equipment came into market in the year 1950 and it was started being used an economical home appliance in the year 1970.  An ultrasonic cleaning equipment is a device that uses ultrasound in the range of 20 to 400 KHz. It cleans the delicate items using an appropriate solvent for cleaning delicate items. 

 

Process spectroscopy is an application of spectroscopic techniques, used in analytical measurement of processes. Process spectroscopy equipment industry is a combination of analytical laboratory equipments and process control instruments industry. The process monitoring enables to gain real-time knowledge of conditions throughout the processes. 

 

A Cooling Tower is a heat exchanger that extracts waste heat to the atmosphere through a cooling of a water stream. The heat transfer occurs through the process of heat exchange between water and air and evaporation of water part that needs to be cooled. The cooling towers eliminate heat absorbed in circulating cooling water systems.

 

Circuit breakers are vital part of power protection industry. Circuit breakers plays a significant part in electric power transmission and distribution, in consumer electronics, industrial equipment and machinery, computers, telecommunication, automobiles, and data communication circuits among others.

 

Level measurement technology is widely used across many sectors such as construction, industrial, manufacturing, oil and gas, among others. Radar level measurement technology is categorized on the basis of type as non-contacting transmitter and a contacting transmitter. Radar level measurement is based on calculation of time required for completion of trip between the transducer and sensed material level.

 

Conductive inks conduct electricity due to the presence of certain materials such as silver, copper, polymers, nanotubes, carbon, gold and nickel among others. Conductive inks are used in a wide range of applications such as photovoltaic (PV), electronic displays, sensors, automotives, smart packaging and membrane switches among others.

 

Active-matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) is a growing technology currently used in televisions and mobile devices. AMOLED is a particular type of display technology with a thin flexible film. Organic compounds combine to form electroluminescent material in this display technology, which is used underneath the addressing of pixels.

 

Surface-conduction electron-emitter display commonly known as SED is a technology which is used while making different flat display panel such as electronic visual displays. SED’s make use of electron emitters with a nanoscopic-scale to boost colored crystals of phosphors and to develop an image. SED consists of small cathode ray tubes (CRT’s) and each CRT is used to develop a sub-pixel on the display screen and then it is assembled in a group of three to make RGB pixels.

 

Transient or dissolvable electronics is a under research field wherein the semiconductor, electronic devices or gadgets can dissolve or disappear after use or under a pre-defined condition. This eco-friendly technology is expected to bring a revolutionary change in electronic recycling sector. 

 

The global video surveillance market and video analytics market have changed a lot over the years. The need for intelligent security systems, rising criminal activities, and dwelling infrastructure has driven the demand for intelligent security systems. Surveillance systems provide the remote monitoring advantage over the physical security, resulting in wide development of technology across the world.

 

Connected Living Room is a concept where technological related devices are used to provide information and entertainment together to the user. Connected Living Room enables a user to share the videos, music and images with consumer devices such as Set-top boxes, Television sets, personal computers. The Connected Living Room market across the globe is expected to show a substantial growth with a single digit increase in CAGR by the year 2019.

 

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) is a power semiconductor device and majorly finds application in switch, pulse modulation and phase control among others. This device competes with other power semiconductor devices including power MOSFETs, Silicon-Carbide (SiC), Gallium-Nitride (GaN). IGBT has been gaining demand owing to lower switching losses and higher reliability, which highlights features including higher efficiency and better thermal performance.

 

Electronics in automotive industry has increased ease of driving, safety and also vies to provide quality infotainment. Automotive electronics industry provides solutions for perfect combination of design, feel, ergonomics and quality through electronics. The solutions provided include instrument clusters, displays, infotainment & navigation, and telematics. 

 

Planting and Fertilizing Machinery comprises of mechanized methods used for farming activities such as planting seeds and application of fertilizers. Technological advancements have changed the delivery system for planting and fertilizing. Farmers are more inclined towards using machinery for planting and fertilizing rather than human labor. Agricultural activities were moderately impacted during recession. 

 

Electronic access control (EAC) refers to method of using electronic or electromechanical hardware for locking doors. There are three types of credential used such as key or card, code and biometrics. Rise in terrorist attacks, vandalism, violence in public places such as, city centers and educational institution has made security one of the major concerns for individual, organization and the government agencies.

 

Electronic cigarette are battery-powered devices filled with liquid nicotine that is dissolved in a solution of water and propylene glycol. They look like real cigarettes and are considered less harmful than the conventional cigarettes. They are available in different flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and pina colada.

 

Increasing global market for automotive is driving the global automotive battery market. North America is the largest Automotive Battery Market, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. China is one the fastest growing market as it is one of the largest passenger and commercial vehicle consumer in the world. 

 

Fishery is an entity which has been widely popular for many years for harvesting or raising fish. The equipments used for these purposes have eased the process from time to time serving the livelihood of over a few hundred million people in the world. The machinery used for fishing is based on its classification viz. recreational and commercial.

 

Agriculture machinery and equipment is any type of machinery that is used on farm for farming. It helps to bring farmers farm-tech prosperity, making harvest season simpler, and more profitable. The main application of agriculture machinery is traction and power, soil cultivation, planting, fertilizing and pest control, irrigation, producing sorter, hay making, harvesting, loading, milking. 

 

Advanced batteries are rechargeable PLI (Poly Lithium Ion) batteries. These batteries find applications in automotive and electric vehicle industry along with laptops and other electrical products. Advanced batteries posses some of the unique properties namely light weight and compactness owing to which they are gaining popularity over conventional batteries.

 

In-Car entertainment and information system market referred as ICE or IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) include products such as audio system including radio, DVD players with the video screen, and rear seat entertainment such as games, navigation devices (GPS), software platforms, and its accessories.

 


Fault Current is any abnormal current in an electrical power system. An electrical fault may occur due to short circuit, where the current bypasses the normal load. Fault Current Limiters (FCL’s) are devices used in power systems that are used to control the power wastage.

 

Toll when collected electronically in an attempt to eliminate the delay on toll roads is called electronic toll collection (ETC). Electronic toll collection debits the accounts of the owners of the registered cars without stopping. ETC alerts the system for the cars that have not been registered. 

 

Large scale adoption of digital signal processing in consumer electronics has lead to increased utilization of DSP chips that have penetrated into a number of applications that use advanced digital signal processing. Electronic design automation (EDA) vendors, foundries, fabless and fab manufacturers, intellectual property (IP) vendors, assembly & testing and packaging vendors are some of the key industry players in this market.

 

Light weight electric vehicle are usually two or three wheelers, weighing less than 100 kilograms and energy storage device such as fuel cell or battery. They also use light weight metals for their construction. Earlier, weight of electric vehicles increased considerably by usage of traditional heavy batteries. This makes light weight electric vehicle an inevitable option.

 

Circuit breakers and fuses are essential part of power protection industry. These are essential components in distribution networks (grids). They are used for protection against short circuits, fault currents, unexpected power outage resulting from overload and ground faults.

 

Magnetic flow meter is technically an electromagnetic flow meter or mag meter. Flow meter is a device used to measure mass, volume, linear, nonlinear flow rate of a liquid or a gas. A magnetic flow meter is an instrument which can measure a water-based or conductive volumetric flow. Magnetic flow meters are ideal for applications where low maintenance and low pressure drop are required. 

 

Optoelectronics is the science and application of electronics that use light as their source and can detect and control the various properties of light. Optoelectronics as a science is generally accepted as a branch of photonics. By definition, in addition to visible light, optoelectronics also includes light in the form of radiation such as gamma radiation, X-rays, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation.

 

An electric motor and generator assembly, also called a dynamometer is a setup used fro converting electrical energy into other forms of energy. These setups are commonly used to regulate and convert the frequency, voltage and power phases of electricity. The motor-generator assembly can occur as individual an separate components or as a single setup with both rotor coils of the motor and the generator wound around a single rotor.

 

The global multi-factor authentication (MFA) market has shown remarkable progress in the recent years and is also showing attractive market potential for the future. North America and Europe hold the largest market share of the global MFA market and Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the coming years.

 

A silicon wafer is a thin slice of silicon crystals that can be altered to be used in different types of electronics because silicon is a high quality semiconductor. Wafers are created by a lab-grown crystal growing process. The desired resulting wafer can be obtained by controlling various levels of purity, which can be used for various types of electronics. 

 

Plastics have wide applications in different sectors like automotive, electronic, medical and more. The total market for plastics can be divided into thermoplastics and thermosets. Both these types of plastics are used in different electronic components that are further used in devices. Electronic components make use of various plastics like polyamides, polystyrene, nylons, polyethylene, polyesters, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, polyketones, polyphthalamides (PPA), polysulfones, alloys, epoxy resins and more.

 

The urbanization in developed nations is expected to drive the automotive industry which in turn is likely to bolster the automotive cable and wire materials market. North America and Europe are expected to continue their dominance in this market. The market is expected to grow affluently and create new opportunities in Asia Pacific due to the growing urbanization and automotive industry.

 

Head up Display (HMD) is a transparent screen present in front of the user. HUD presents all the rudimentary data on the screen vital for performing different operations. HUD was initially integrated in military aircrafts helping them glide smoothly and hit the enemy targets at ease. Earlier the display comprised of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) which then transformed into LED, which was then ultimately replaced by HUD devices after its invention in the 1940’s.

 

Micro servers are off-the-rack appliances that are specifically designed to process low intensive workloads such as lightweight web serving, simple content delivery nodes, and low end dedicated hosting, with easy installation and maintenance. It comes with preinstalled operating system, hardware and software  configured by the manufacturer.

 

A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator circuit, which utilizes the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material such as quartz to develop an electrical signal with a very accurate frequency. This frequency is commonly used to keep track of time in order to provide a stable clock signal. Therefore, it is used in all those products which utilize the concept of precise and stable clocks. 

 

The commonly used automation systems include distributed control systems (DCS), SCADA, human machine interface, conveyer belts, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and conveyance systems. Robotic arms are most commonly used in factory automation because of their advantages in handling, better precision, reduction in labor costs, and reduction in the risks of exposure to production hazards. 

 

Home security is a growing global market due to the need for safety and increasing crime rates in different parts of the world. The electronic security equipments market foresees tremendous growth potential in the upcoming years due to the growing demand for home security solutions.

 

Electric accumulators, commonly known as rechargeable batteries, are extensively used in various industrial sectors. They find applications in fields such as activated carbon, audio-visual equipments, and coating machines among many others. These accumulators include motor vehicle lead-acid, nickel-cadmium (NiCad) and the newly developed nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), and lithium ion polymer (LiPoly or LiPo) type batteries.

 

Transparent electronics is an emerging technology that focuses on producing optoelectronic devices and invisible electronic circuitry.  It conducts transparent conducting oxides (TCO) such as In2O3, SnO2, ZnO, and CdO. Transparent electronics dramatically change the use and look of electronic devices. They increase the potential of innovative products by adding features like the ability to display information on an automobile windshield or surfing the Web on top of a tea table.

 

Semiconductor memory is an essential constituent for today’s electronic devices. It’s a kind of device in which digital information is maintained by using IC (Integrated Circuit) technology. These memories are classified on the basis of types of data access and types of data storage and these mechanisms can be categorized in two groups that are volatile RAM (Random Access Memory) and non-volatile ROM (Read Only Memory). 

 

Load cell devices, a critical instrument which measures impact of force by transforming it in to electrical signals, is widely used in weighing devices, both analogous and electronic. The growth in market is driven by increasing competition due to rise in number of players both in international and domestic markets. The technological advancement made in the field of transducers, which have helped minimize the instrumental errors have further helped in boosting the growth.

 

Electronic components may be broadly classified as active and passive. Unlike the latter, active electronic components possess a p-n junction and need a minimum energy threshold in order to function. Active electronic components constitute the electronic circuitry in a number of devices and can be divided into transistors, diodes, and semiconductors among others.

 

A signal generator is an electronic device that generates electronic signals of known oscillating voltages to test electronic instruments. Some of the factors driving the growth of this market are increasing demand for signal generators with greater precision, advanced features, and functionality of electronic devices.

 

An aircraft is made up millions of complex parts. The fate of airline companies depends on the health of the aircraft and with increased number of aircrafts worldwide and increased scope of the travel and tourism sector, various new aircrafts projects are coming up. The aircraft health monitoring systems market is booming and the future holds great potential.

 

The global display market has shown remarkable progress in recent years and is also showing attractive market potential for the future. The market has a huge share in smartphones and related applications and is expected to be the major technology for TV, smartphones, and relevant applications. North America holds majority of the market share and is followed by Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.

 

A wireless chipset or wireless adapter or wireless internet card is an internal hardware design used in computer or wireless communication systems to communicate with other wireless enabled devices. These chipsets are primarily used in hardware including external wireless local area network (WLAN) adapters or WLAN cards. The most common wireless chipsets used in computers is wireless cards with 802.11g or 802.11b wireless technology. 

 

The global wireless HD market has shown remarkable progress in the recent years and is also showing good market potential in the future. A wireless HD is used in many applications such as in medicine, industrial processes, and consumer electronics. Some of the recent applications of wireless HD are portable media players and portable gaming devices, HD camcorders, and 3G/4G mobile communications handsets.

 

A superconductor is a material that transfers electrons at critical temperature (Tc) from one atom to another without generating any resistance (heat, sound, or any other form of energy). The demand for superconductors is growing rapidly due to their increasing applications in commercial, health care, and industrial sectors. Superconductors are also widely used in technologically advanced studies and in magnetic resonance imaging. 

 

Nanoelectromechanical systems, commonly referred to as NEMS, are systems which impart electrical and mechanical functionality on a nano scale. Some commonly used NEMS devices include sensors, cantilevers, accelerometers, and tweezers. NEMS are an advanced and miniature form of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). NEMS offers a variety of advantages over MEMS due to which the former are expected to be preferred over MEMS in applications requiring high frequencies. 

 

Smart antennas are also known as multiple antennas or adaptive antennas (MIMO) and are used for identifying the direction of the arriving signal at the receiver or transmitter or both. Owing to authorization of 802.11 standards along with increasing applications of wireless technology in mobile communication and defense, the global market for smart antennas is expected to grow at a significant rate from 2012 to 2018. 

 

Photonics is the technology or area of study that involves the study of different forms of radiant energy whose unit is photon. The electronic applications use the electron, whereas the photonic applications use photons. At present, the photonics market is growing at a rapid pace compared to other high-tech industries in the world. Photonics are used in spy and weather satellites, optical imaging and optical communication.

 

The growing automotive industry and continuous technological developments have transformed the driving experience completely. Cars in today’s world are equipped with unprecedented numbers and types of advanced gadgets. Be it the GPS system or entertainment systems, everything is going digital and driving the global market for automotive electronic devices. Electronic components in vehicles make up more than 30% of the production cost, and this is expected to rise. 

 

Asia-Pacific dominates the current market with more than half of the global market share and is expected to post double digit growth from 2012 to 2018. This growth is accelerated by the growing industrialization in emerging countries such as India and China. Europe is the second largest market because this industry will grow at a slower rate due to the current debt crises in the region. 

 

Roll to Roll technology (R2R), also known as reel to reel processing, is an upcoming flexible electronics technology enabling advanced manufacturing in the sector. Roll to Roll technology includes several rollers forming a web, around which a substrate is routed through various fabrication operations.

 

The solid state transformer (SST) market is in its nascent stage but is expected to grow exponentially due to its numerous advantages. An SST consists of semi-conductor based components and diodes which are capable of handling high power and fast switching of current. The SSTs have in-built hardware which allows them to communicate with the operator and consumer. The reduced size provides for higher efficiency along with better automation and control. The SST market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 81% from 2012 to 2018. The solid state transformer market can be classified based on the product type, components, application and geography.

 

Surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices have been gaining popularity these days due to their increasing applications in different fields such as industries, military, communication, safety monitoring, and many more. These acoustic wave devices are now used as filters, resonators, sensors and actuators. These devices can be used in both liquid and gas environments since they are highly sensitive to surface changes. These have been helpful in measurement of several parameters such as liquid density, pressure, temperature, electrical conductivity, liquid viscosity and so on.

 

The global printed electronics market is a widely growing sector in recent years owing to the many benefits it offers such as long switching times, simple fabrication and low fabrication cost. The Asia Pacific market holds majority of the market share closely followed by North America. The market in Europe also holds immense growth opportunities owing to developments in Eastern Europe. The global printed electronics market could be segmented into three major categories, on the basis of materials into: substrates and inks, substrates could be segmented into glass, plastic and paper and inks could be segmented into conductive inks and dielectric inks.

 

Power over Ethernet is the technology that offers transfer of electrical signals (power) and data over existing cabling, avoiding the use of separate power cords. Power is supplied in common mode over two or more differential pairs of wires found in Ethernet cables and comes from the power supply within PoE enabled networking device like Ethernet Switch. PoE chipset market is gaining momentum in developed economies as a result of more number of internet users and need for faster and effective communication in minimum costs. Implementing the PoE chipsets for transferring data signals, information can be successfully transferred over power cables, thus saving the cost for setting up of separate network of cables. PoE chipset industry is also expected to witness significant growth in developing markets with the increasing number of end users every day.

 

Microwave equipment market is witnessing constant growth rate driven by need for operators to install new base stations for providing better quality of experience over LTE networks. One of the major factors contributing to the growth of microwave equipment market is increasing adoption of Ethernet based microwave transmission. Apart from these growth drivers, high development cost is the major challenge faced by microwave equipment industry. 

 

Increasing use of renewable energy sources, aging infrastructure, and rising demand for electricity are encouraging the need to improve transmission efficiency and energy security, thus contributing to the growth of electrical transmission and distribution market. This market is forecasted to reach the market value of $33.45 billion by the end of the year 2012 owing to the technological developments in transmission grid technology. 

 

Video analytics holds great promise, enabling enhanced security and surveillance solutions by automatically monitoring video with specific objective. Video analytic system can provide real time alarms based on defined rules without the need for human interface. This enhances operation effectiveness by working 24/7, reducing the amount of video data to be reviewed by human operators, and thus enabling a high level accuracy of video monitoring.

 

Driven by the rapid demand in automotive and cell phone industry, the global market for magnetic sensors is expected to witness double digit growth rate during 2012 to 2017. Introduction of GPS technology in cell phones is contributing to the growth of the magnetic sensors Industry.

 

With constant innovation in sensors technology, there has been an increase in the use of motion sensors in various applications thus providing a boost to the overall motion sensors market. This market is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years at a double digit compounded annual growth rate. This research report analyzes the sensor market on the basis of its segments and major geographies.

 

Optical position sensors are used in variety of applications such as cameras, barcode readers, laser printers, toys, video games, optical mice, automotives, etc. With technological encroachment in optical position sensors, this industry is expected to witness double digit growth in the near future. This research report analyzes the global optical position sensors market for discussing the detailed overview and market figures. It analyzes industry growth rate¸ industry capacity, industry structure, and current developments in the optical position sensor market, Porter’s five force analysis, and detailed profiles of top industry players.

 

Consumer electronics market requires higher performing, lower cost device setups for various applications, thus resulting in the reduction of chip thickness from the traditional 500ì thickness to about 40 ìm.  Main applications which essentially require temporary bonding are Advanced Packaging applications (TSV, interposers and Fan out WLP), Power Devices (IG BTs), and RF Devices & LED s. To avoid difficulties during the production of such chips  various techniques and developments are being introduced in the traditional process, thus temporary bonding technology is expected to witness the growth of more than 500% during the period of 2012-2018.

 

A sudden drop in prices of silicon solar cells is leading to growth of thin film solar cells. Thin batteries are competing with large volumes and low costs of coil cell batteries. Optimized performance, reduced cost and unique selling points are important factors that need to be considered to survive in an increasingly competitive market. The photovoltaic market has been growing rapidly over the past few years.

 

The printed and flexible sensor market represents recent trends in the development of devices that extend primary sensory abilities of humans. Such sensors are standalone devices that will enhance one’s comfort while measuring different physical parameters. Printed and flexible sensors offer distinct advantages over non-printed sensors like low cost, small size, flexibility, efficiency, and built on variety of substrates. Such sensors are adding intelligence to industrial processes, packaging, toys, etc.

 

Flexible electronics industry combines technical sectors such as polymers, advance materials, flexible displays and more. Each of these sectors are creating new applications in flexible electronics devices, which are applied in medical, advance energy, military, industrial and consumer markets. The flexible electronics industry is driven by the global need to create products which are small, light weight and consume less power. As such devices have flexible structure, low manufacturing cost and are more resistant to shock; they can be integrated with various industrial applications.

 

The MEMS combines both electrical and mechanical components on single chip, thus enabling smart products with computational ability of microelectronics and perception, control capabilities of micro sensors and micro actuators.

 

The global inertial sensors market is witnessing growth due to the availability of small size, robust and cost effective sensors. However, accuracy issues in applications like navigation systems are posing a serious challenge to the growth of this industry.
 

 

The automotive industry provides a strong base for the global sensor market.. The basic applications of sensors in the automotive industry are electronic and electrical systems for more comfort and safety. Automobile manufacturers are making use of advanced electronic elements to provide safety, eco-friendliness, and fuel efficiency. 

 

Image sensors are used for improving quality control and product yield in different production environments. These sensors are integrated in different applications to reduce costs by understanding key technology and market trends. 

 

Factors such as increasing demand and cost of energy along with ageing energy infrastructure are driving microgrid market globally. Microgrid market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% during the period of 2012-2018. With advantages such as fewer line losses, lower demand of infrastructure and the ability to rely on more localized sources of power generation, microgrid is gaining more popularity in commercial, military and industrial sectors.

 

From the current market size of $ 1.8billion it is expected that Nanophotonics Market will grow at a CAGR of more than 100% over the period of 2012-2018. Nanophotonic light-emitting diodes will account for the maximum share of Nanophotonics Market followed by the Near-field optics segment.

 

The need to preserve environment and conserve energy is driving smart homes market. In a smart home all the equipments and devices are connected and can be controlled from within the house as well as from a remote location. Among all the regions North America is leading followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

 

The increase in global temperature and rising energy costs is driving building insulation market globally. Insulation of buildings protects the indoor environment along with climate control by acting as a protective outer shell. 

 

CLEC market is growing in demand in developed countries with huge numbers of telephone users, increasing need for faster communication, incorporation of advanced services, and emergence of small market players in the field. CLEC is also making significant progress in business sector by collaborating with incumbent local exchange carriers to provide services like wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi). The competitive local exchange carriers market is focusing on development and deployment of advanced services like VoIP (voice over internet protocol), particularly with phasing out of unbundled network element platform.

 

AMOLED (active matrix organic light emitting diode) is the new technology utilized in mobiles and televisions, giving a bright and clear vision. The OLED is a technology that is characterized by a thin film coupled with the organic compounds forming the electroluminescent matter of the AMOLED. AMOLED comprise pixels of active matrix OLED that generate images when electricity flows through it which is controlled and regulated by the TFT displays present. Owing to the developments in AMOLED displays, the declining prices and rise in the per capita income of the population, the market of AMOLED displays is estimated to attain USD 14.1 billion by 2018.

 

Electronic displays convert electrical signals into visual images that are changed in real time by refreshing the memory when new information in the form of electrical signals is received. Electronic displays are proving much beneficial in numerous applications such as televisions, mobile phones, computers, among others and replacing traditional mechanical displays like galvanometers, counters, paper displays, and others. Technological development in the field of electronics is resulting in the increasing use of electronic devices over mechanical devices. Low price, minimum maintenance, and re-usability for number of display applications are some important driving factors for the electronic displays market.

 

The field of lighting is witnessing remarkable technological developments since the past few years, especially in the area of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). Conventional incandescent lamps are replaced by CFL and LED (light emitting diode) lamps. LED lighting is experiencing a healthy growth due to its exceptional features like high energy efficiency, longer operational life, and weather resistant design. LED lighting applications are expected to witness significant growth with the highest market share in the near future.

 

Digital cameras represent one of the most popular segments of consumer electronics products market and it has benefited immensely from digitization of consumer electronics products. The global economic downturn hampered the growth of this sector during the past few years; however, with global economy recovering from economic recession, this industry is expected to witness significant growth with more number of people buying digital SLR cameras. Increased competition and growing income levels of consumers are equally responsible for driving the demand of digital cameras in the global market. Technological advancements like introduction of touch screen technology and HD quality in cameras is also contributing to the rise in sales of compact digital cameras.

 

Optical transport network (OTN) is evolving due to the increasing need for faster communication and increasing congestion of mobile networks. OTN networks are used in a variety of applications like video, voice, and storage. They are also used for supporting higher data transfer rates, thus allowing carriers to scale swiftly to support the tremendous growth of data traffic on their networks. Technological developments by hardware manufacturers for producing new equipments are in the last phase that will make use of advanced features and add value to transport networks.

 

Technological developments in the consumer electronics industry and product innovations are some of the major factors driving the growth of this market. Emergence of new players owing to increasing growth opportunities in the consumer electronics field is also contributing to the growth of this market. Research and development is been made to develop cost effective consumer electronic goods with innovative designs to withstand the increasing competition.

 

Recent developments in temperature sensor technology have resulted in tremendous growth in this field. Today, the temperature sensor market is dominated by contact type sensors like thermocouples and RTDs (Resistive Temperature Detectors), but there can be a strong competition between contact and non contact type sensor technologies for holding the maximum market share. Non contact type sensors are dominated by the infrared sensors (IR), which are generally used for high temperature applications.

 

This industry is expected to grow at CAGR of more than 18% over the period of 2012-2018. Among all the major segments, plug-in HEVs segment of electrical vehicles industry will experience the maximum growth, registering a CAGR of more than 80% followed by the hybrid electric vehicles segment with a CAGR of 19% during 2012-2018. 

 

Smart Grids enhances the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of electricity services by reducing transmission and distribution losses. Smart Grid improves grid reliability by monitoring power outage durations and regional blackouts with the help of various software’s such as DRM, MDMS among others and communication networks.

The Smart grid market is set to witness double digit growth rate in the coming future owing to the stimulus given by the governments of various countries. 

 

Lasers are devices, which emits light when passed through optical amplification process based on photon emissions. There are various types of lasers available in the market; some of them are Gas lasers, fiber lasers, and photonic crystal lasers among others. Among all the regions APAC is leading the market, closely followed by North America and Europe.

 

Fiber optic sensors enable relaying of signals from a remote sensor to the destination where it can be processed. Some of the major factors driving the fiber optic sensor market are their small size, low on power consumption, high sensitivity and resistant to electromagnetic interference among others. These sensors are characterized as intrinsic and extrinsic fiber sensors.
 

Semiconductor & Electronics Research

The electronics & semiconductor industry has becoming very competitive over the years due to decrease in profits by the manufactures, rising R&D expenditure and increase in competition. There is a lot of pressure on the manufactures to produce small products at faster pace which low price in the market. Manufactures are offering better performance products with competitive prices which is possible due to advancement in nanotechnology MEMs (Micro-electro-mechanical) systems.

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