Friday, July 25, 2014

ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Enabling the Internet of Things

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “802.15.4 & ZigBee: Enabling the Internet of Things“.  According to this report, ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 will play a dominant role in the fixed Wireless Sensor Network WSN market that is set to reach 1 billion annual unit shipments within the next five years.

Smart Energy continues to be the primary driver for the majority of fixed WSN markets.  Between 2012 and 2018, ZigBee and 802.15.4 based systems will make up 43% of the wireless chipsets used for smart metering, home and building energy management, distributed energy resources as well as lighting controls.

While mobile sensing markets will increase the fastest over the next five years, fixed WSN markets have a larger number of applications, higher profit margins and significant opportunities for services revenues. In fact, revenues from ZigBee/15.4 devices and associated equipment will reach $50 billion within the next few years.

ZigBee market outlook for the smart home is brighter now that the Connected Lighting Alliance has chosen ZigBee Light Link as the standard for residential lighting. In particular, ZigBee Light Link has become the preferred communications technology for residential LED lighting. Over the past year, consumer adoption of wireless LED light bulbs increased by 270% and ZigBee-enabled bulbs made up the largest portion of the sales.

In 2018, there will be 1 billion annual WSN chipsets shipped worldwide for fixed WSN markets. Although ZigBee is facing increasing competition from Bluetooth and WiFi, it will make up the majority of the shipments at this time.

In this report– our 10th edition– we analyze the evolving market forces, technology advances and competitive dynamics for 22 unique WSN markets and provide 5-year forecasts for 802.15.4/ZigBee and competing alternatives including WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, EnOcean, ANT and others.

Target Markets:

Market forces analysis of each of the major low power wireless sensing and control markets including the following:

Smart Metering & Distributed Energy Resources

Smart Home

Entertainment RF Controls

Medical, Health & Wellness

Sports & Fitness

Building Automation & Commercial Services

Industrial Automation, Logistics, Agriculture & Construction

Smart Cities

Personal Sensors

Retail, Automotive and Others

Application areas, or solutions, across each of the target markets above:



Audio/Video Controls

Health & Fitness

Safety, security and environmental monitoring

Condition monitoring/asset management


Technologies & Standards

• Extensive technology evaluation on 802.15.4 & ZigBee technologies including ZigBee PRO, ZigBee RF4CE, ZigBee IP, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee Green Power…

• And competing alternatives such as ANT, Bluetooth, WiFi, Z-Wave, EnOcean and others.

• Standards developments, emerging trends, and what it means for your critical stategic planning.

Market Sizing (2012-2018)

• Total addressable market sizing for wireless sensing and control and associated low power wireless applications.

•Global market size forecasts on ZigBee/15.4 RFIC/modules including the following breakdowns:

• Units

• Revenues

• Target Markets

• Application

• Protocol (15.4, RF4CE, ZigBee/PRO, Smart Energy)

• WSN Technology (15.4, WiFi, Bluetooth, EnOcean, Z-Wave and Others)

• Design Type (chipset vs RF module)

• Topology

• Frequency

• Geography

• In-depth analysis on the average sale price (ASP) per 15.4/ZigBee module (or the OEM cost equivalent for in-house chipset based designs)

The ZigBee/15.4 Value System

Product segmentation: In-depth analysis and research data on over 100 companies that are having the biggest impact for the ZigBee/15.4 market today in the following segments:


RF Modules/Network stacks


Software/Cloud services

IT/Automation Platforms

Market Shares: ZigBee and 802.15.4 chipset market shares by units shipped in 2012

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report:802.15.4 & ZigBee: Enabling the Internet of Things“.


ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Enabling the Internet of Things

Global PCB Market & Recyclable PCB Market Report

The global PCB market has been analyzed based on the different product types, end use industries, components used, materials used, and geographic regions.  These markets are broken down into segments and sub-segments, providing exhaustive value analysis for the years 2011, 2012, and forecast to 2018.

The PCB recycling market has also been discussed and analyzed in detail with explanation provided regarding the recycling processes used, smelting methodology and step by step production of PCB. The PCB recycling market is also combined with analysis and context from the PCB remanufacturing and PCB reconditioning markets. Each of these broad segments are further segmented and analyzed in this report.

Analyzing the competitive landscape of the global printed circuit boards market for 2012, this report finds that Nippon Mektron Ltd (Japan) had the top position with a market share of around 3.9% followed by Unimicron Technology Corp (Taiwan) with a share of 3.7%. Considering the high level of market share fragmentation the top 6 companies had a combined market share of only 18% in the industry. Other players in this market include TTM Technologies (USA), SEMCO (Korea), Nanya PCB (Taiwan), Young Poong Group (Korea) etc., which together make up around 10% of the market.

Details of the PCB market report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report:  Global Printed Circuit Board Market & Recyclable PCB Market Analysis and Forecast (2011 – 2018): By Segment (Recycling, Remanufacturing & Reconditioning); Components (Capacitors, Diodes, IC’s, Resistors & Others); Materials, Applications & Geography.


Global PCB Market & Recyclable PCB Market Report

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market

According to a new market research report “Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market by Type, Application (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, APAC, & ROW) – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020″, the Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market is expected to reach $41.69 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.96% from 2014 to 2020.

Technological advancement in the automobile sector has given rise to the Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market. Consumers are demanding various solutions in automotive applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), engine control unit, automotive infotainment, in-vehicle networking, and more, which has further lead the demand for microcontrollers. Smartphone market also witnesses the growth of the microcontroller market. Microcontroller is one of the important components in smartphone and is poised to witness major growth as the embedded processing is becoming more complex, which is further driving the market.

Increasing the number of wireless devices and requirement of wireless infrastructure are increasing the demand of Digital Signal Processors (DSP). Wireless communication requires high signal performance at reduced power consumption, which has eventually enhanced the multi-core DSP market. IP video surveillance also drives the demand of DSPs that provide features such as remote monitoring, lower cost installation, and centralized backup and storage.

The report’s detailed segmentations by product type, core type, IP nature, customization, applications, and geography cover all the existing and emerging technologies in the Microcontrollers, DSPs, & IP core chips market. Microcontroller market segmented by type, 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. DSP market segmented by product segments and core types, Product segment of DSP consists of general purpose DSP, application specific DSP, and programmable (FPGA & PLD) DSP; the core type segment consists of single-core DSP processor and multi-core DSP processor. IP-core chips market segmented by IP nature and customization, IP nature consists of soft core and hard cores. Customization segment consists of standard IP core and customizable IP core.

The application segmentation of the market covers all the major applications such as automotive and transportation, consumer electronics, industrial building and home, security, communications, and medical and healthcare market in detail.

One of the objectives of the research study was to analyze the market trends for each of the microcontrollers, DSPs, and IP core chips products segments; and the growth rates of the various product segments.

Apart from market segmentation, the report also includes in depth analysis such as Porter’s five force analysis, value chain with detailed process flow diagram, and market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the microcontroller, DSPs, & IP core chips market.

Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market Report

DSP IP-Core Chip Market ReportDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report: Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market by Type, Application (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, APAC, & ROW) – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020

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Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market

Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP Core Chip Market Report

Microcontrollers, Digital signal processor, and IP core chips are the backbone of all the systems and products that modern day consumers use to communicate, travel, entertain, work, produce energy, and increase comfort. Over the last few decades, Moore’s Law which connects the increasing power and decreasing price of semiconductors, led to a tremendous growth of the electronics industry. This, in turn, has led to the continuous production of devices and solutions which are cheaper, more powerful, and smaller in size. Also, the government interests in building semiconductor industries in the developing countries, such as China and India, is a push for the Microcontrollers, DSPs, and IP core chips market and all the related semiconductor markets. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications" web site. View the report: Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP Core Chip Market by Type, Applications and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014-2020.

Home Networks: Applications, Technologies and Markets

This report addresses the growing interest from consumers and the industry to the development of home networks. Such networks can serve: Local in-home distribution of entertainment information (HD video and similar); Smart Grid-related information distribution. The report analyzes both scenarios. It concentrates on technologies and markets for such home networks. Multiple types of wired and wireless in-home networks are discussed and their marketing characteristics are analyzed. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications" web site. View the report: Home Networks: Applications, Technologies and Markets.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global and China Fiber Optic Sensor Industry Report

Optical fiber sensor (OFS) is a new type of sensor with light wave as a carrier and optical fiber as a medium, possessing high sensitivity, interference immunity, anti-corrosion, high-pressure resistance and other merits, thus being widely used in national defense, petrochemical, electric power, infrastructure, medical, etc.. At present, all countries in the world are energetically carrying out the R&D and application of optical fiber sensing technology, among them, the United States due to the earliest start leads the world in technology and scale. In 2013, global optical fiber sensor sales reached USD1.89 billion, up 19.6% year on year, of which, the United States registered USD1.22 billion, making up 64.6% of world’s total, which is expected to reach USD4.33 billion in 2018. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications" web site. View the report: Global and China Fiber Optic Sensor Industry Report.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market

The distributed fiber optic sensor market stood at $585 million in 2013. The market is projected to be $1.458 billion in 2018 with 70% associated with the oil and gas segments, according to a recent market survey report conducted by the Photonic Sensor Consortium.

The Photonics Sensor Consortium in conjunction with Light Wave Venture was started in 2003 as an independent organization to assist in the market development and commercialization of photonic sensor technology. The primary focus has been on distributed fiber optic sensors. Over the last 11years, the Consortium has tracked the market and provided overall projections and market analysis for active participants. This report is the first to be available to the general photonics industry.

Photonic Sensor Consortium Market Report

Why is there such a strong interest in this technology? Fiber optic sensors represent a technology base that can be applied to a multitude of sensing applications. There are several characteristic advantages of fiber optics that make their use especially attractive for sensors:

  • Nonelectrical

  • Explosion-proof

  • Small size and weight

  • Allow access into normally inaccessible areas and harsh environments

  • Immune to radio frequency interference (RFI) and electro-magnetic interference (EMI)

  • Solid-state reliability

  • High accuracy

  • Can facilitate distributed sensing

Most physical properties can be sensed optically with fibers. Light intensity, displacement (position), temperature, pressure, rotation, sound, strain, magnetic field, electric field, radiation, flow, liquid level, chemical analysis, and vibration are just some of the phenomena that can be sensed.

Fiber optic sensors have been used successfully for many years in military gyroscopes and hydrophones. However, their use in smart oil wells has been the key to enabling North America to be on a path to energy independence.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report2014 Photonic Sensor Consortium Market Survey Report.


Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market