Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Vertical Markets for IoT Connector Products

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new five chapter, 162 page research report analyzing the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) will have on the connector market. This first volume, which focuses on the consumer, computer and telecom market sectors, provides a look at the applications and connectors used in these applications that will most be influenced by the growth of the IoT.


Some think that the Internet of Things (IoT) term was coined rather recently, but it was used as early as 2009 by Kevin Ashton to describe the new idea of linking RFID in Proctor & Gamble’s supply chain to the Internet. He used it to describe his vision of computers keeping track of and counting everything, as opposed to people feeding this information into computers by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture or scanning a bar code. Ashton’s vision is this: “If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory. RFID and sensor technology enable computers to observe, identify and understand the world—without the limitations of human-entered data.”


While the IoT is not quite at the level that Ashton envisioned yet, it is well on its way with a plethora of “things” being tracked. These “things” range from a Fitbit you wear on your wrist to track your health and fitness to tracking farmers’ tractors and everything in between. These “things” are pervasive in our everyday lives now and new ones are being invented at increasing rates.


The goal of this report is to explain the different IoT vertical markets and technologies and to detail the effects these may have on the connector industry. Chapter 2 of the report covers definitions that will be used throughout the report, and Chapter 3 highlights the wireless technologies and trends in the IoT market specific to telecommunications, computer and consumer devices. Detailed in Chapter 4 are IoT devices and applications and the specific connector products that are affected by them. In Chapter 5, five-year forecasts for these connectors segmented by region, market segment and Bishop’s traditional connector categories are provided. In addition, included are forecasts for specific connector product types that are poised for growth due to IoT applications. These include modular jacks used in networking applications; board-mount high-speed I/O; USB; micro-coax for smartphones; FPC/FFC used in portable devices; and HDMI used in HDTVs and displays.


The total market for IoT connector products sold into computer, consumer and telecom applications reached more than $14.5 billion in 2015 and is anticipated to grow significantly by 2020, resulting in substantial increases in a number of key connector products.


IoT Connector Products


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View Report Contents: The Internet of Things Impact on the Connector Industry.



2016 Vertical Markets for IoT Connector Products

Commercially Significant Market for Graphene Products to Develop Between 2015 and 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets“. Although the nascent commercial market for graphene-based products currently is very small, between 2015 and 2025 the market should achieve unprecedented growth rates through technological advancements. New report reveals that increasing patent activity suggests technology trends are under way, ripening the market for explosive future growth.



Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms bound together with double electron bonds in a thin film only one atom thick. The atoms in graphene are arranged in a honeycomb-style lattice pattern, an arrangement that provides strength, flexibility and electrical conductivity. The basic structural element of several forms of carbon, including graphite, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, graphene has opened up new horizons for high-energy particle physics research and electronic, optical and energy applications.


Potential electronics applications of graphene include ultra-small transistors, super-dense data storage, touchscreens and wearable electronics. In the energy field, potential applications include ultracapacitors to store and transmit electrical power as well as highly efficient solar cells.


Global Market for Graphene


BCC research group expects a commercially significant market for graphene products to develop between 2015 and 2020, when the market is projected to be worth more than $310.4 million. The graphene market should continue to grow rapidly after 2020, approaching $2 billion by 2025.


Graphene printed electronics currently account for virtually all of the (very small) commercial market for graphene technologies. By 2020, structural materials should lead the market (23.2% market share) followed by displays (16.9% market share), graphene capacitors (16.9% market share) and high-performance computing applications (10.5% market share). Capacitors are projected to account for the largest share (31.6%) of the market for graphene technologies by 2025.


One challenge of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for the production of graphene is removing the graphene film from the metal substrate without contaminating it or ruining it. Several groups of researchers are working on solutions to this challenge. One of the most promising potential applications foreseen for this technology is the production of transparent electrodes for electronics screens.


In a field where many products and applications are still under development, an analysis of recent patents granted is a useful indicator of technology trends that will affect the graphene market in the mid-to-long term.


The number of U.S.patents granted for graphene-related inventions has been growing over the last 10 years, from four patents in 2005 to 309 in 2014 and 386 in just the first 10 months of 2015. Among the 355 patents issued for graphene applications, structural materials account for the largest number of patents identified. This trend is a clear indication of the growing interest in graphene.


Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets examines markets for graphene, with specific coverage of graphene technologies and applications. Analyses of global market drivers and trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020, and through 2025, are provided.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report:Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets“.



Commercially Significant Market for Graphene Products to Develop Between 2015 and 2020

Friday, May 20, 2016

Surging Demand for CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems Drives the Electronic Security Systems Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of new market research studies which cover CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems, and comprehensive analysis of industry segments, trends, growth drivers, market share, size and demand forecasts on the Global Electronic Security Systems (ESS) market. The global market for Electronic Security Systems is projected to exceed US$80 billion by 2020, driven by the surging demand for CCTV and video surveillance systems and the critical need to restrict unauthorized entry and access amid escalating security concerns. 


Electronic Security Systems, CCTV and Video Surveillance Market


Electronic Security represents the use of technology and electronic devices for ensuring safety and security of human life, physical assets, and business operations by tracking and preventing unauthorized access to restricted premises, sensitive data, or high value assets. As key enablers of advanced electronic security, alarms, electronic access controls systems (EACS) and CCTV and Video surveillance systems have been well received by security conscious individuals, commercial establishments, and governments across the world. Rise in terrorist attacks, vandalism, campus violence, and the resulting need for personal safety, and security at public places such as transits, city centers, educational institutions, as well as borders have been driving the ESS market over the years. Other factors benefiting market growth include heightened levels of fear over security among individuals, stringent regulatory mandates, recovering new building constructions, and surging demand for technologically superior yet cost effective products.


Future growth in the market will be driven by societal changes, which will continue to trigger security threats like terrorist attacks, racism, and fascism. Also, the changing nature of crime in the form of online fraud, identity theft, internet related crimes, property theft, and vandalism will throw the spotlight on the need for advanced electronic security solutions such as digital CCTV, IP based video surveillance, remote-monitoring systems, and IP based access control systems. Falling prices; ever expanding product range; favourable legal, social and political perspectives; migration from analog to IP-based video surveillance; surging investments in government security projects; rapid proliferation of HD CCTVs, rising need to restrict unauthorized entry and access; integration of multiple technologies; expanding applications of biometrics EACS; and the power of cloud computing in enabling security software as a service, are also expected to benefit market expansion in a big way in the coming years.


As stated by the new market research report on Electronic Security Systems (ESS), the United States represents the largest market worldwide, followed closely by Europe. Rise in events of security infringement, significant upgrading and integration of highly advanced security systems by commercial and residential buildings, and rising government and enterprise focus on safeguarding human life, physical and digital assets, and infrastructure, represent key growth drivers in developed markets. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 14% over the analysis period. Growing prominence of Asian countries as a manufacturing hub for electronic security systems, robust construction activity driven by healthy gains in GDP growth, rising disposable incomes of an expanding base of middle class population, and growing number of civil infrastructure projects, among others, represent key growth drivers in the region.


Key players covered in the report include ADT LLC, Allegion plc, ASSA ABLOY AB, Axis Communications AB, Bosch Security Systems, Changzhou Minking Electronics Co., Ltd., Fermax Electronica S.A.U., Global Security Solutions, Gunnebo AB, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Huviron Co., Ltd., Identive Group, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Kaba Group, Mobotix AG, Panasonic Corporation, Schneider Electric, SAFRAN Group, Sony Electronics, Inc., Swann Communications Pty. Ltd., Toshiba America, Inc., Tyco International Ltd., UTC Building and Industrial Systems, Yoko Technology Corp., and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., among others.


The research report provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections in value for 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. Product segments analyzed in the report include Alarms, Electronic Access Control Systems (EACS), CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems, and Others.


Electronic Security Systems Market


Details of  2 new reports, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.

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Surging Demand for CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems Drives the Electronic Security Systems Market

Industrial Robots: -- Markets Reach $48.9 Billion By 2021

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new study “Industrial Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021”. Robots in general are poised to change every aspect of modern life. Robots are poised to change everything, what we eat, how we eat it, what we drive, how we drive it, what we manufacture, how we manufacture it, and the military, how we defend ourselves.



Robot technology is based on platforms that leverage sensors, controllers, software modules, cameras, visualization, and locomotors deploying machines for control of all repeatable process. Industrialization is after all the repetition of some task to create process. Robots take this a step further to create automation of process with the ability to move the units.


Robots are promising to improve yields in every industry. Robots make crops safer by eliminating or virtually eliminating herbicides. Downstream processing system solutions and robots achieve automation of process. Robots meet stringent hygiene and safety regulations, work tirelessly 24 hours a day, and relieve human workers of physically arduous tasks. Robots contribute to the freshness, variety and quality of food. Projects are ongoing. Projects are ongoing.


What could be tastier than a fresh picked strawberry, fully ripe, full of juicy appetence, exquisite in every way? Plant factories, grow lights, vertical farming appliances, and robots that make them possible are poised to change the economics of food growing. Robots in general are poised to change every aspect of modern life. Robots are poised to change everything, what we eat, how we eat it, what we drive, how we drive it, what we manufacture, how we manufacture it, and the military, how we defend ourselves.


Robots are set to bring a new industrial revolution more important than anything seen before. Industrial robots perform repetitive tasks efficiently, they do not eat, they do not make mistakes, they do not get tired, they do what they are told, they work 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Manufacturing plants are frequently long aisles of nothing but robots, no human in sight.


Beyond industrial robots that repeat actions, more intelligent robots loaded with sensors are able to automate process using processors and cameras to control action. Use of microprocessors provides a measure of intelligent control over the activity of the robot based on input from the sensors and the cameras.


Tablet apps are congruent technology for all robots, adding platform functionality and providing basic platform controls. There is the potential for standardization so the robotic platforms are congruent, but that has not happened yet. Companies with a presence in tablet markets are poised to benefit enormously from the growth of robot markets. The app software provides a universal mechanism that will permit flexible response to changing market conditions.


According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the the study, “The opportunity to participate in robotic markets is compelling. This new market is evolving as new automated process based on breakthroughs and innovation in technology is expressed in robotic platforms. Microprocessor technology, optics, cameras, nanotechnology, new materials, thin film batteries, and sensors are among the technologies being put to use in innovative ways in robots. The ability to apply any technology from any company is phenomenal.”


Consideration of Robot Market Forecasts indicates that markets at $53 billion will reach $171.7 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency by automating process robotically. Robots are unique because they can perform multiple steps without human intervention and they can adapt to different conditions and different types of devices to be manipulated. The sensors and the cameras in the robots make them flexible.


Industrial Robots MarketDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report:  “Industrial Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021“.


 


 



Industrial Robots: -- Markets Reach $48.9 Billion By 2021

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

European EMS Market Analysis

2014 was a tough year for most EMS companies with revenues in Western Europe  declining by 3% while an increase of 3.4% in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and  Middle East/North Africa (MENA) helped the overall European market post growth of 0.5%. Although the market is expected to recover, growth is forecast to remain flat in 2015/2016 before gaining some traction in the later part of the forecast period.



EMS revenues in Western Europe are forecast to reach Euro 11.16 billion in 2019, up from Euro 10.37 million in 2014, with the market increasingly focused on the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Medical, Control & Instrumentation, Industrial and Telecom  (ADAMCIT) segments of the market.


The European EMS Industry - A Strategic Study of the European EMS Industry 2014-2019

Source: RER , The European EMS Industry – A Strategic Study of the European EMS Industry 2014-2019


The transfer of production to manufacturing facilities in  CEE/MENA to reduce costs and  the increasing demand by OEMs for EMS to offer local manufacturing in key global markets will dampen growth in Western Europe during the period to 2019.


The reverse applies to CEE/MENA where growth will be boosted by the transfer of production from Western Europe and in particular, lower volume high mix products in the ADAMCIT segments. This is expected to be offset in part by the migration of higher volume products in the consumer, computing and communications, or 3C, segment to Asia as the major global EMS companies come under increasing pricing pressure.  Assuming that the leading global EMS providers remain committed to retaining a major manufacturing presence in the region revenues are forecast to reach Euro 16.21 billion by 2019, up from Euro 15.15 billion in 2014


Major EMS Players


Although made up of over 1,000 companies, the industry is dominated by a small number of Global players with the Top 3 – Foxconn, Flextronics and Jabil – accounting for around 44.5% of revenues in 2014, with nearly 90% from plants in CEE focused on  the 3C segment.


Approaching 75% of the total sales (Euro 19.1 billion) are achieved by the leading 50 companies or 5% of the total number. We are expecting that there will be further consolidation across the industry due to the downward price pressure, slow economic growth and requirement to broaden and deepen the design, development and aftercare services to customers.


This comprehensive report provides:


  • A detailed market analysis to 2019 for Western Europe, CEE and North Africa in a single report.

  • A breakdown of the market by major sector.

  • An in-depth analysis and comment on the key market trends impacting the European EMS Industry.

  • A ranking and detailed profiles of the Top 20 EMS providers in Europe.

  • An overview of electronic production and EMS manufacturing in the major countries and regions including a ranking of the leading companies and profiles of the major players.

  • A directory by country of the EMS manufacturing locations with addresses, contact numbers, websites.

An appendix with the estimated sales turnover for 2014 of the Top 50 European EMS providers and the Top 50 European EMS companies based on global revenues and a list of the prevailing and historical currency exchange rates.


The European EMS Industry report allows you to track these developments in a single cost-effective study providing both detailed market and company analysis. The eleventh edition of the European EMS industry report, published by Reed Electronics Research, highlights the issues impacting the European EMS industry.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site: The European EMS Industry – A Strategic Study of the European EMS Industry 2014-2019.


 



European EMS Market Analysis

200 Million Smart Home Safety and Security Devices by 2020

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Smart Home Safety & Security – A Market Dynamics Report”.  According to this report, competition is intensifying for smart home service providers. This market research report covers the global IP security/smart home market as well as smart home safety and security products and services in the managed services, retail and professional installer channels. 


“Cloud-based open platforms are disrupting and creating new opportunities for smart home services,” said Mareca Hatler ON World’s research director. “Consumers are demanding greater choices as well as lower costs and smart home service providers are responding through strategic alliances and open source initiatives.”


ON World’s recently completed survey with 1,000 U.S. adults found that 30% are likely to adopt a smart home system within three years. Over half would like to have at least two integrated smart home applications and 60% of these would like three or more integrated applications. For half the respondents, safety and security is the primary reason they would adopt a smart home system.


Consumers are most satisfied with smart garage door openers, motion sensors and door locks, according to ON World’s evaluation of 170 smart home safety and security products with 20,000 product reviews. Some of the fastest growing product segments include video doorbells, smart smoke detectors and multi-purpose motion sensors.


Open source initiatives such as the AllSeen Alliance, OIC and mozaiq operations aim to accelerate smart home IoT product development and ensure interoperability across applications and transport layers. The AllSeen Alliance has grown rapidly over the past two years with over 100 members including smart home software, hardware and platform market leaders and innovators such as AT&T, Cisco, D-Link, Icontrol Networks, Legrand, LG, Honeywell, Iris by Lowe’s, Microsoft, Muzzley and Technicolor.


By 2020, there will be 200 million Internet connected wireless smart home security and safety products installed worldwide. At this time, 53% will be sold through managed services providers down from three quarters this year as sales through the retail/DIY channel will increase faster.


“Smart Home Safety & Security – A Market Dynamics Report” covers the global IP security/smart home market including safety, security, HVAC/energy, lighting controls and others as well as 12 smart home safety and security product segments for the managed services, retail/DIY and professional installer channels. It includes the results from a survey with 1,000 U.S. consumers; an evaluation of 170 products and 20,000 reviews; a competitive analysis; and 6-year global forecasts for installed systems and devices, revenues for equipment, software and services, and annual unit shipments by market, product segment and technology.


smart home security

Smart Home Safety & Security – A Market Dynamics Report


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View Report Contents:Smart Home Safety & Security – A Market Dynamics Report”.



200 Million Smart Home Safety and Security Devices by 2020

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What is New in IPC Standards A-610F-WAM1 & J-STD-001F-WAM1 ?

In order to keep up with industry demand, IPC has released amendments for J-STD-001F, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610F, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. For each standard, IPC-A-610F Amendment 1 and IPC J-STD-001F Amendment 1 represents a critical shift to deliver necessary updates to these already robust standards.


In order for a standard to be successful, it needs to grow and evolve with industry demand. To achieve this, IPC has released two new amendments that address evolving manufacturing requirements. The first amendment is for J-STD-001F, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. This standard is recognized worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials and processes, including support for both traditional solder alloys and for lead-free manufacturing.


The second amendment is for IPC-A-610F, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. This widely used standard is a must for all quality assurance and assembly departments. This standard illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through detailed statements reflecting acceptable and defect conditions.


For each standard, IPC-A-610F Amendment 1 and IPC J-STD-001F Amendment 1 embodies a critical shift to deliver necessary updates to these already robust standards. Both amendments tackle a variety of issues manufactures are currently facing in the electronics industry.


Included with this is the reintroduction of the Space Shuttle symbol to show where there are different criteria in the J-STD-001FS, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001F. Other topics range from vertical hole fill to BGA voiding, as well as the revision of Class 2 requirements for vertical solder fill on plated through holes with less than 14 leads to include requirements when there is a connected internal thermal plane. The amendments also work toeliminate requirements for BGA voiding for BGA components with noncollapsing balls.


IPC-A-610 Revision F with Amendment 1 and J-STD -001 Revision F with Amendment 1, where the Amendment 1 is incorporated into the document, are being released in this new format for customers who want the criteria presented in one document. To make it clear, the documents in this format are not redline documents and do not show where the changes were made from Revision F to the Amendment.


In both instances, the emphasis is on quality.  These IPC documents can be purchased from Electronics.ca Publications as a Printed Copy, or PDF download with single user, site user, or global user license:


A-610F-WAM1A-610F-WAM1, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Revision F with Amendment 1 (NEW FORMAT)


J-STD-001F-WAM1, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies Revision F with Amendment 1 (NEW FORMAT)



What is New in IPC Standards A-610F-WAM1 & J-STD-001F-WAM1 ?