Monday, June 29, 2015

Global Battery Chargers Market Report


ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a comprehensive global report on Battery Chargers markets. Global market for Battery Chargers is projected to reach US$16 billion by 2020, driven by the growing demand for battery-powered electronic devices and equipment.


As an indispensable accessory for all types of electronic devices and equipment, battery chargers are expected to witness steady demand in line with the trends in the electronics industry. Rising energy storage needs of a wide range of electronic devices used in major end-use markets including automotive, industrial, information technology, telecommunications, and consumer electronics is driving growth in the battery chargers market. Telecommunications represents the largest end-use market for battery chargers. Explosive growth in digital technology and the need to share and acquire information swiftly is boosting demand for compact, computing devices, thereby spurring demand for battery chargers. Increasing sales of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and notebooks which require batteries to function smoothly is expected to boost growth in the market.


The emergence of new classes of batteries with different materials is giving rise to increased demand for sophisticated charging mechanisms, to improve charging speed and ensure safety. With technology advancements infusing a broader range of functional characteristics into smaller and lighter formats, battery chargers market is witnessing continuous flow of new designs with efficient charge circuitry and safe charging techniques that prevent overvoltage, and protect battery and system during charging. Advanced products such as smart chargers and wireless chargers are expected to witness rapid growth driven by the growing mobility needs of modern-day consumers. Growing environmental awareness and voluntary stewardship is helping spur demand for green battery chargers powered by wind and solar energy.


As stated by the new market research report on the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 7.5% over the analysis period. Rising standards of living, huge population base, and adoption of mobile phones and electric vehicles represent key growth drivers in the region. In addition to India and China, demand for battery chargers in the region is high in countries such as Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand, among others.


Major players covered in the report include Accutronics Limited, Analytic Systems Ware Ltd., Anoma Corp., Best Wisdom Electronics Co. Ltd., Energizer Holdings Inc., Exide Technologies, Ferro Magnetics Corporation, Flextronics, FRIWO AG, HindlePower Inc., Minwa Electronics Co. Ltd., Motor Appliance Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Phihong USA Corporation, Powerbase Industrial (HK) Ltd., Saft S.A., Salcomp Plc, Schumacher Electric Corporation, Scud (Fujian) Electronics Co. Ltd., Uniross Batteries S.A.S, and Yuasa Battery Inc.


The research report titled “Battery Chargers – Global Strategic Business Report” provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America) and Rest of World. End-use sectors analyzed include Automotive, Industrial, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Consumer Products.


Battery Chargers Market ReportDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Battery Chargers – Global Strategic Business Report.




Global Battery Chargers Market Report

Global Market for Fingerprint Sensors in Mobile Devices

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Fingerprint Sensors in Smart Mobile Devices”.  Research Capsule group expects fingerprint sensors to join the cast of now ubiquitous smartphone sensors though market penetration will vary by device. With more than 10 billion smartphones and tablets expected to be shipped during the coming five years, related component volumes are expected to soar.


2014 was a watershed year for fingerprint sensors in smartphones. Apple’s iPhone 6 coupled with the company’s new mobile payment service with a touch-type fingerprint sensor is creating a wow effect among consumers. The use of biometrics for authorizing financial transactions has a futuristic appeal and an allure of improved security and convenience.


Apple’s competitors have reacted quickly to match Apple’s sudden mobile payment lead. Samsung, for example, recently unveiled its own payment service coupled with a touch fingerprint sensor for authentication. It was an expected move, and the company’s use of a magnetic-stripe compatible technology could give Samsung the volume lead. Now other smart device vendors are expected to introduce a similar set of features in their next iteration of flagship phones.


This new report examines current and planned usage of fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets and forecasts implementations to 2019. The report coverage includes the market breakdown by touch and swipe sensors, and sales volumes and revenues by region: North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.


The global market for fingerprint sensors in mobile devices is expected to become a multi-billion dollar market by 2019. While North America has been the key driver of fingerprint sensor adoption during the early years, adoption in the APAC region is expected to take the lead in 2015. Globally, the inclusion of fingerprint sensors in smartphones is reaching a critical mass driving it to become a mainstream smartphone feature in many markets. Research Capsule forecasts that 50% of smartphones sold in 2019 will have a fingerprint sensor.


Research Capsule believes that mobile payment will continue to be the primary driver for fingerprint sensors with the number of use cases expanding during the coming years. The volumes will be significant and though there are currently only a limited number of component vendors supplying the sensors, the flurry of activity is attracting both startups and established telecomm players to cater to this hot market.


Qualcomm’s recent introduction of its Snapdragon Sense ID ultrasonic-based fingerprint sensor could be a substantial disruptor to current component suppliers. The company’s wide industry footprint and relationship with most major smartphone vendors could propel it to a leadership position just as the market is reaching mainstream. Qualcomm’s entry into the fingerprint market was expected after it acquired Ultra-Scan several years back, but the demonstrations recently given at Mobile World Congress were impressive and shipments could happen sooner than expected. Other key competitors discussed in the report include AuthenTec, CrucialTec, Fingerprint Cards, IDEX, Next Biometrics Group, Validity Sensors, and Vkansee Technology.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: “Fingerprint Sensors in Smart Mobile Devices“.



Global Market for Fingerprint Sensors in Mobile Devices

Friday, June 26, 2015

Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Image sensor is a vital part of any imaging device that converts the optical information into electrical signals. In 1960s, image sensors have gone through several technological advancements due to the continuous demand in the market for higher resolution, smaller form factor and lower power consumption.


Image sensors are being widely used in consumer sector like for digital cameras, mobile phones, tablet PC camcorders and so on. Other application area for image sensor is medical diagnosis, fault detection, visual feedback to controller, surveillance, infotainment, and entertainment since decades. Technology is never constant. Earlier, analog film based sensors and phosphor plates were used. The digitization of imaging technologies resulted in emergence of technologies such as, CCD and CMOS.


Currently, automotive and security are few sector where implementation of cameras has recently increased when compared with the earlier days. Implementation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is expected to boost the demand for cameras which leads to the higher demand for image sensor. According to estimation, more than 10 cameras may be implemented in a vehicle under ADAS. Growing awareness of security has also fueled the growth of cameras with special features such as; infrared enabled camera, ability to take picture even in low light. This has helped in the growth of image sensor market.


The figure below shows the estimated growth of the image sensor market from 2013 to 2020.


image sensor market


The image sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020. In the report, the driver, restraints, and opportunities for the market are covered. The major driving factors are increased demand for camera enabled mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets PC, implementation of machine vision, increased adoption of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) systems in vehicles, increased awareness about security. High power consumption by CCD image sensor is considered as the major restraining factor in the development of market.


The players involved in the development of image sensor include Aptina Imaging Corporation (U.S.), Canon Inc. (Japan), CMOSIS (Belgium), OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor (U.S.), Samsung Group (South Korea), Sony Corporation (Japan), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Teledyne DALSA (Canada), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan).


Geographically, the image sensor market is segmented into North America (the U.S., Canada, & Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, Sweden, the Netherland, & France), APAC (China, India, & Japan), and Rest of the World (the Middle East, South America, & Africa). The APAC market accounts for the highest market size of 38.30% and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.15% from 2014 to 2020. RoW (Rest of the World) is also expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 9.75% from 2014 to 2020; this is mainly due to the fact that telecommunication infrastructure is improving in these region which is then translated to higher demand for camera enabled mobile phone and thus, will boost the demand for image sensor.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the reportImage Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Spectrum, Array, Scanning Method, Application and by Geography – Analysis and Forecast 2013 – 2020.


 



Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Magnetic Field Sensors Market Analysis

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Magnetic Field Sensors Market by Type, Technology, Applications and Geography – Forecasts & Analysis to 2013 – 2020″. The market size of the magnetic field sensors market is expected to grow from the $1.6 Billion that it accounted for in 2013 to $2.9 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 8.04% from 2014 to 2020. The volume of the magnetic sensors is currently estimated to be 5.9 billion units and is expected to rise up to 9.6 billion units at an estimated CAGR of 6.75% from 2014 to 2020.


A magnetic field sensor identifies the position of an object on the basis of a magnetic field. This is built up either by an external permanent magnet or by a magnet integrated in the sensor. For example, movements of gear wheels or approximation of objects result in alterations inthe magnetic field. These changes are detected by the sensor and evaluated by the integrated electronics. Depending on the sensor type, the output signal may be digital or analog.Magnetic sensors are non-contact electronic sensors. They detect magnetic fields or their alteration by ferromagnetic objects.


There are many approaches towards magnetic sensing, which include Hall effect sensors, AMR magnetic sensors, GMR magnetic sensors, tunnel magnetoresistance sensors, nuclear precession magnetic field sensors, optically pumped magnetic field sensors, fluxgate magnetometer, search coil magnetic field sensors, and SQUID magnetic field sensors. MEMS-based magnetic field sensors can offer small-size solution for magnetic field sensing. Smaller device can be placed closer to the measurement spots, thereby achieving higher spatial resolution. Additionally, MEMS magnetic field sensor does not involve the micro fabrication of magnetic material. Therefore, the cost of the sensor can be largely reduced. Integration of MEMS magnetic field sensor can further reduce the size of the entire magnetic field sensing system.


New developments in the automobile infotainment systems will also increase the demand of the magnetic field sensors.The largestapplications of the magnetic field sensors in the automobile sectorare found in theAnti-Lock BrakingSystems (ABS) and engine control management systems, which are gaining popularity in the emerging markets.


This report covers the vital driving and restraining factors for this market. Encouraging government legislations and policies foreco friendly vehicles, increase in the need of efficient products, and rise in the applications of magnetic sensors in the automobiles and consumer electronics are acting as the driving factors for this industry. However, there are few factors, which are acting as obstacles in the growth of the magnetic sensor market. These factors are inconsistency of a magnetic body, distortional variation, temperature fluctuations, and low resistance in magnetic field detection. Unavailability of aftermarket is a strong restraint for the magnetic field sensor market.


The worldwide market of the magnetic field sensors is segmented into North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW. APAC is the leading geography in this market due to the supporting factors present in the APAC region; such assupportive government policies, increasing demand for automobiles and smart phones in this region,and presence of key industry players. However, North America which is another vital market is expected to show a significant growth in the coming years due to revised government policies and expansion of the magnetic sensorsbusiness in this region, by players such as Honeywell International (U.S.) and Allegro MicroSystems Inc. (U.S.).


This report profiles the major companies which have beencontributing significantlyin this market; these include Allegro MicroSystems Inc. (U.S.), Infineon (Germany), Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (Japan), Austria microsystems AG (Germany), Honeywell International (U.S.), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), MEMSIC Inc. (U.S.), Melexis Microelectronic Systems (Belgium), Micronas Semiconductor (Switzerland), and NXP Semiconductors (The Netherlands).


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: Magnetic Field Sensors Market by Type, Technology, Applications and Geography – Forecasts & Analysis to 2013 – 2020.



Magnetic Field Sensors Market Analysis

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Electronics Assembly IPC Standards Collection

It takes a lot to be successful in electronics assembly. Get the reference documents you need on all aspects of the job from solder materials, component characteristics, manufacturing and quality requirements, and acceptability of the final assembly. Includes 41 key documents for SMT and through-hole assembly, including the widely used IPC-A-610, J-STD-001 and IPC-A-620.  Get the complete IPC standards collection and save 55% on individual document prices. Users can also purchase and download IPC standards from Electronics.ca Publications by following IPC specs below.


Electronics Assembly IPC Standards Collection Includes


IPC 2611 Generic Requirements for Electronic Product Documentation
IPC 2612-2 Sectional Requirements for Electronic Diagramming Documentation (Schematic and Logic Descript
IPC 2612-1 Sectional Requirements for Electronic Diagramming Symbol Generation Methodology
IPC 3406 Guidelines for Electrically Conductive Surface Mount Adhesives
IPC 3408 General Requirements for Anisotropically Conductive Adhesives Films
IPC 7095C Design and Assembly Process Implementation for BGAs
IPC 7351B Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard
IPC 9202 Material and Process Characterization/Qualification Test Protocol for Assessing Electrochemic
IPC 9203 Users Guide to IPC-9202 and the IPC-B-52 Standard Test Vehicle
IPC 9701A Performance Test Methods and Qualification Requirements for Surface Mount Solder Attachments
IPC 9702 IPC/JEDEC Monotonic Bend Characterization of Board-Level Interconnects
IPC 9703 IPC/JEDEC Mechanical Shock Test Guidelines for Solder Joint Reliability
IPC 9704A Printed Circuit Assembly Strain Gage Test Guideline
IPC 9706 Mechanical Shock In-situ Electrical Metrology Test Guidelines for FCBGA SMT Component Solder
IPC 9707 Spherical Bend Test Method for Characterization of Board Level Interconnects
IPC 9708 Test Methods for Characterization of Printed Board Assembly Pad Cratering
IPC 9709 Test Guidelines for Acoustic Emission Measurement during Mechanical Testing
IPC A-610F Acceptability of Electronics Assembly
IPC A-620B IPC/WHMA-A-620B Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
IPC C-406 Design & Application Guidelines for Surface Mount Connectors
IPC CA-821 General Requirements for Thermally Conductive Adhesives
IPC CC-830B Qualification and Performance of Electrical Insulating Compound for Printed Wiring Assemblies
IPC CM-770E Component Mounting Guidelines for Printed Boards
IPC D-326A Information Requirements for Manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards and Other Electronic Assemblies
IPC FC-234A Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Assembly Guidelines for Flexible, Rigid or Rigid-Flex Printed Boards
IPC HDBK-001E Handbook and Guide to Supplement J-STD-001
IPC HDBK-005 Guide to Solder Paste Assessment
IPC JP002 JEDEC/IPC Current Tin Whiskers Theory and Mitigation Practices Guideline
IPC J-STD-001F Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
IPC J-STD-002D EIA/IPC/JEDEC J-STD-002D Solderability Tests for Component Leads, Terminations, Lugs, Terminals and Wires
IPC J-STD-003C-WAM1 Solderability Tests for Printed Boards
IPC J-STD-004B Requirements for Soldering Fluxes
IPC J-STD-005A Requirements for Soldering Pastes
IPC J-STD-006C Requirements for Electronic Grade Solder Alloys and Fluxed and Non-Fluxed Solid Solders
IPC J-STD-020D-1 IPC/JEDEC Moisture/Reflow Sensitivity Classification for Nonhermetic Solid State Surf
IPC J-STD-027 Mechanical Outline Standard for Flip Chip and Chip Size Configurations
IPC J-STD-028 Performance Standard for Construction of Flip Chip and Chip Scale Bumps
IPC J-STD-030A Selection and Application of Board Level Underfill Materials
IPC J-STD-033C-1 Handling, Packing, Shipping and Use of Moisture/Reflow Sensitive Surface Mount Device
IPC J-STD-075 Classification of Non-IC Electronic Components for Assembly Processes
IPC MC-790 Guidelines for Multichip Module Technology Utilization
IPC S-816 SMT Process Guideline & Checklist
IPC SM-780 Component Packaging & Interconnecting with Emphasis on Surface Mounting
IPC SM-784 Guidelines for Chip-on-Board Technology Implementation
IPC SM-785 Guidelines for Accelerated Reliability Testing of Surface Mount Attachments
IPC SM-817 General Requirements for Dielectric Surface Mounting Adhesives
IPC SM-817A General Requirements for Dielectric Surface Mount Adhesives
IPC T-50K Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits
IPC TR-001 An Introduction to Tape Automated Bonding Fine Pitch Technology


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Electronics Assembly IPC Standards Collection

IPC Working Group Focuses on Nuances of Conformal Coating

As products get smaller and denser, factors that used to be fairly easy to deal with can become areas of concern. Conformal coatings are getting increased interest now as usage grows and the quality of coatings comes under more scrutiny.


These coatings have typically been applied and examined using a range of related standards. For example, IPC-CC-830 addresses some basic testing of materials properties, while IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 define how a cured film should look.


A new IPC working group, 5-33awg, Conformal Coating Requirements Working Group, was formed to leverage the considerable amount of coating experience of the 5-33c IPC Conformal Coating Handbook Task Group, and focus on areas not covered by existing specifications. Among their areas of interest are the differences in the ways that an aerospace OEM might test coatings for NASA for outer space, or for the FAA’s tests on humidity condensation. Testing automotive OEM coatings in a damp heat environment is another area being examined.


5-33awg is working to develop criteria for conformal coating application and evaluation. Its goal is to come up with methods that allow a user of conformal coating to determine how conformal coating performs in particular end-use environments.


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IPC Working Group Focuses on Nuances of Conformal Coating

Monday, June 22, 2015

Global Sale of Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars Will Triple to $178.9 Billion in 2024

E-cars are oversupplied and changing in all respects but in this frenzy of birth and death the future is being created with hybrid cars rapidly gaining market share now and sale of pure electric cars likely to take off in the second half of the coming decade as certain technical and cost challenges are resolved. Toyota and Tesla have hugely benefited from correct market positioning but now Toyota is betting strongly on fuel cell hybrids and Tesla on mainstream pure electric cars – both graveyards for many companies in the past. A vicious shakeout of car and battery manufacturers has commenced with the winners expecting riches beyond the dreams of avarice.


New models of hybrid car from 2010-2014, one of the leading indicators of future hybrid car sales


 Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars


 


New research finds that the global sale of hybrid and pure electric cars will triple to $178.9 billion in 2024 as they are transformed in most respects. For example, components are becoming integrated, the range extender as an optional extra breaks down the difference between pure electric and hybrid and car manufacturers vertically integrate and collaborate, competing with their suppliers.


Contents include homologated cars and car-like vehicles and their very different technology and global appeal. Many interviews are woven into the text as appropriate, with the outcome being forecasts 2014-2024 for number, cost and market value of the different types of car and technology roadmaps.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.


 Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars Market Information includes:


1.1. The top electric vehicles manufacturers by ex factory gross sales value taken from the IDTechEx Electric Vehicle Market Portal (figures in US$ billion 2014)

1.2. Global sales of electric, homologated, on-road cars number thousands 2014-2025, rounded

1.3. Global sales of electric cars ex factory unit price in thousands of dollars, 2014-2025, rounded

1.4. Value of the hybrid, pure electric and total electric car market in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded

1.5. Global sales of electric cars total value in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded

1.6. IDTechEx projection for global hybrid car sales (percentage) by territory 2015-2025

1.7. MicroEV quadricycle numbers (thousand) 2014-2025

1.8. MicroEV quadricycle unit price (US$ thousand) 2014-2025

1.9. MicroEV quadricycle market value (US$ billion) 2014-2025

1.10. Global sales of electric golf cars in number thousands, ex factory unit price in thousands of dollars and total value in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded

1.11. Battery collaborations of selected companies

1.12. Examples of traditional limitations and market trends by type of basic design of traction motor Those used mainly on large vehicles but are also seen in cars shown in green. Those on smaller vehicles and high performance vehicles

2.1. European Green Car Initiative approximate R&D budget 2010 to 2013 in millions of Euros

2.2. Over 80 examples of manufacturers and intending manufacturers of electric cars and car-like MicroEVs

3.1. Tesla sales since its launch by country.

3.2. Current performance of EVs

3.3. Performance of Selected Electric Vehicles

3.4. 15 examples of golf EV manufacturers

4.1. Objectives of the Ricardo QinetiQ diesel hybrid vs the Prius gasoline hybrid

4.2. Toyota Prius Sales by region 1997-2008 in thousands of units

4.3. Hybrid electric vehicles and associated events 1876-2015

4.4. Examples of 2015 hybrid car launches

5.1. Fuel Cell partnerships

5.2. Planned Deployment of Electric 3 wheelers in India Bajaj/USAID

6.1. 143 manufacturers and putative manufacturers of lithium-based rechargeable batteries with country, cathode and anode chemistry, electrolyte morphology, case type, applicational priorities and customer relationships, if any, in sel

8.1. Three generations of range extender with examples of construction, manufacturer and power output

9.1. Overview of sales (unit/a) by regions

9.2. List of manufacturer and fuel cell cars

10.1. Global sales of electric, homologated, on-road cars number thousands 2014-2025, rounded

10.2. Global sales of electric cars ex factory unit price in thousands of dollars, 2014-2025, rounded

10.3. Value of the hybrid, pure electric and total electric car market in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded

10.4. Global sales of electric cars total value in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded

10.5. IDTechEx projection for global hybrid car sales (percentage) by territory 2015-2025

10.6. MicroEV quadricycle numbers (thousand) 2014-2025

10.7. MicroEV quadricycle unit price (US$ thousand) 2014-2025

10.8. MicroEV quadricycle market value (US$ billion) 2014-2025

10.9. Global sales of electric golf cars in number thousands, ex factory unit price in thousands of dollars and total value in billions of dollars 2014-2025, rounded


 



Global Sale of Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars Will Triple to $178.9 Billion in 2024