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The high standard of living in Europe has popularised packaged goods, including packaged food, beverages, toiletries and cosmetics, thereby spurring demand for packaging machinery in the region. The need for packaging solutions for products of different shapes and sizes, along with manufacturer focus on automation to enhance process efficiency across industries, will sustain investments in the market.
Numerous benefits are set to drive the uptake of flux cored wires across a range of end-user sectors. Adoption levels are projected to be particularly strong in sectors such as energy and construction. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Flux Cored Wires Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1,811.2 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $2,560.7 million in 2017.
Original equipment manufacturers are increasingly turning to electronics manufacturing service providers to better handle the escalating volumes of electronic content in the medical industry. With opportunities for high-level product assembly and complete build projects expected to increase, the potential for EMS in the medical industry will progress gradually over the next few years.
Jean-Noel Georges, Global Program Director for ICT in Financial Services at Frost & Sullivan, comments on three major players in the smart card market and the initiatives that they have announced this week. The undisputed number one player in the smart card industry, Gemalto, recently confirmed its status with higher than expected first-quarter sales. This positive trend is noticeable in all of the company's business units (mobile, payment, security).
Manufacturing enterprises in developed economies have been at the forefront of adopting digital manufacturing to streamline production planning and improve their manufacturing efficiency. Digital manufacturing enables end users to compress lead times, reduce production costs, and accelerate new product introductions. An emerging market, the global digital manufacturing market has immense potential for growth and expansion over the next decade.
The oil and gas industry is the largest revenue generator for the industrial valves and actuators market, globally. As a result, the exploration of new oil and gas fields, with the corresponding increase in investments in refineries and pipelines in key growth regions, is likely to have a high impact on market prospects. The market will also benefit from the rising demand for automation and infrastructure modernisation.
Printed electronics are rapidly gaining popularity across applications for their benefits of low cost, high throughput, ease of manufacturing, and use in new applications. Industries are strongly backing innovations in this domain due to the technology's ability to enable different low-end commercial applications by complementing, instead of replacing, silicon microelectronics.
Microelectronics is one of the most important sectors of the economy and industry, and its development is essential to support country competitiveness at the macroeconomic level. In recent years, Russia has paid special attention to the development of microelectronics from both the public and private sectors. The government and private companies have established extensive support programmes and proclaimed ambitious goals to support the industry. However, the opportunities and instruments that should drive the changes are not so obvious.
Evolving energy legislation, paralleled by the need to regulate energy costs and improve efficiency, is boosting the uptake of micro electric drives. These trends will be reinforced by technological changes and advances in the networking capabilities of micro electric drives. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Micro Electric Drives Market in Europe, finds that the market earned revenues of $516.8 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $637.1 million in 2016. The research covers AC, DC and servo micro electric drives.
The overall value of investments in information and communication technology from the European banking sector is expected to remain almost unchanged over the next five years. Nevertheless, banks in Europe are likely to allocate more resources for IT services and software systems to enhance operational efficiency and customer-centric processes.
The evolving smart energy market offers significant potential for Information & Communication Technology solutions. In the last two years, the industry has seen both ICT and energy vendors positioning themselves for such an opportunity. Frost & Sullivan believes that vendors' ambitions and smart energy value propositions dictate the long term success.
The intensifying need for energy-efficient motors to reduce operational costs is a key driver in the European fractional horse power (FHP) and integrated horse power (IHP) motors market. Mandatory regulations related to motor energy-efficiency are further boosting growth prospects.
The European market for mechanical power transmissions is well established and its technology mature. While there is unlikely to be any major product innovation, manufacturers continue to strive for small design improvements that will further enhance product performance, reliability, error-free operation and product lifetime.
Advances in key technologies such as synchronous optical networking/synchronous digital hierarchy and Ethernet over SONET, as well as the deployment of 40 and 100 gigabit networks are expected to considerably boost the demand for bit error rate testers globally. The market will particularly benefit from the communication and IT industries' increasing adoption of digital technologies such as high definition multimedia interface and digital audio.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan on Opportunities in the Micropayments Market finds that the growth of micropayments solutions will be driven by the usage of pre-paid, contactless, and mobile payment solutions. The analysis determines that use of contactless payment cards systems in Europe is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 28.7 per cent from 2011 to 2017. Likewise, with the massive adoption of smartphones and increasing penetration of tablets in Europe, mobile commerce will record a CAGR of 10.6 per cent between 2011 and 2018.
The need to improve user safety, process control, efficiency and productivity is fuelling the adoption of electric drives in the global elevator, crane and hoist segments. In addition to the benefits it offers, falling prices will also encourage the uptake of electric drives across these segments. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Electric Drives Market in the Elevator, Crane and Hoist Segments, finds that the market earned revenues of $1,509.2 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $1,950.1 million in 2016.
Frost & Sullivan have today announced their new analysis, Analysis of the Global Industrial Machine Vision Market, which finds that the market earned revenue of $4.50 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $6.75 billion in 2016. The study covers the segments of vision systems, industrial cameras, frame grabber, optics & illumination systems, and machine vision software.
Frost & Sullivan announce a new analysis, Electric Drives in Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS Market. The analysis finds that the demand for industrial automation, rising energy costs and improved understanding of the advantages of electric drives will encourage their uptake across Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS over 2012-2016.
With the introduction of stringent safety requirements in developed countries, demand for machine safety solutions is expected to rise significantly. The growth of manufacturing sectors in emerging countries fuels further adoption. Manufacturers world-wide recognise that machine safety can give them a competitive advantage and a good public image, and therefore, opt for machine safety systems despite the economic downturn.
A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, entitled: 'Strategic Analysis of the European Centrifugal Pumps Market' finds that energy efficient centrifugal pumps are well poised to survive the instability of the market. The Frost & Sullivan analysis found that the market achieved revenues of $6.95 billion in 2011 which is predicted to reach $7.57 billion in 2016.
Multiple advantages will fuel the continued dominance of non-contact level sensors in the global level sensors and transmitters markets. Overall, the market will make a recovery on the back of revived projects that were shelved or postponed during the economic recession. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Level Sensors and Transmitters Markets, finds that the global level sensors and transmitters markets earned revenues of $4,048.7 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $5,319.5 million in 2018.
The automation and control solutions market in the European oil and gas industries is expected to witness moderate growth over the next 3-4 years. The demand for oil and gas is expected to boost investments in upstream and mid-stream oil and gas segments which, in turn, will result in greater demand for ACS.
"Smart cards massive deployment started in the 80's with memory cards for payment. More than 30 years after, this technology is a standard for many application and services. For this reason Frost & Sullivan, when analysing this sector, has started using "digital identification" name instead of "smart cards" to emphasis the service approach.
The semiconductor market, well-known for its disruptive technology, revolves around products with superior performance, better integration, high linearity, smaller size and low power consumption. Its innovative capability, along with continued venture capital funding, keeps customers interested in the market. As companies vie for product differentiation by offering unique features, functionalities and designs, the demand for semiconductors in all verticals will continue to soar.
The need to improve manufacturing uptime, plant profitability and process efficiency, paralleled by the rising complexity of manufacturing processes, has underscored the demand for enhanced motor services. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Opportunity Analysis of European Motor Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $766.8 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $1289.9 million in 2018.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the European Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Provider Market, reveals cost reduction as the most important driver for the outsourcing market. The electronics manufacturing services model yields an average of 10% to 15% in savings, which drives outsourcing from OEMs to EMS providers.
Frost & Sullivan have released a new report: Analysis of the European Pneumatic Equipment Market. The report predicts that the market will be notably impacted by the European debt crisis, with a likely decrease in the market growth but with a revenue increase of $1.38 billion in the next 7 years.
New Frost & Sullivan Analysis of the European Motion Control Market forecasts a difficult period until 2013 due to intense competition and existing market uncertainties, but with long term growth predicted with market revenues estimated to increase $180 million from 2011 to 2018.
Based on its recent analysis of the smart grids market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cisco Systems, Inc. with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology. The company's Connected Grid solutions leverage Internet Protocol to implements standard-based solutions that can easily integrate various other third-party offerings.
Frost & Sullivan's "New Mega Trends" identifies and evaluates emerging Mega Trends and their sub trends, translating these to real opportunities for everyday business and personal life. This analysis – tested with Fortune 1000 companies – has now been developed into a book, "New Mega Trends," which will launch this week.
Electronics manufacturing service providers have evolved from offering point-to-point service to providing complete design support services. EMS providers have started developing focused strategies to broaden design revenues, as their core strategy elevates growth in design services.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Industrial Computers Market, finds that the global industrial computers market earned revenues of $2134.4 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $3,216.6 million in 2015.
The welding equipment and consumables market in the global power industry witnessed a decline of 21.5% during the global financial crisis in 2009. However, the market has continued to grow since 2010 with the increasing number of investments into renewable power sources, which have fuelled the need for new projects.
The impact of the 2011 European debt crisis has made energy efficiency an urgent need amidst market participants. The increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and its regulatory changes has ensured that market participants need to be aware of the impact of energy efficiency in the market.
The European material handling industry is demanding advanced alternating current drives with better product quality, ease of operation, enhanced efficiency, improved communication technology and process control. Most direct current drive applications are being replaced by AC and servo drives which offer advantages such as better and easier motion control, higher energy efficiency and improved performance.
New and expanding applications, coupled with the shift to enhanced automation processes and controls, are restoring growth to the global market for proximity and displacement sensors, which suffered negative growth rates in 2009.
The mobile payment industry has reached maturity and is a well established market ecosystem. With growing competition, the market is seeing a wave of partnerships and acquisitions as well as new technical solutions and innovative business models.
The global economic crisis in 2009 severely affected the European computerized numerical control machine tools market, with many end users radically reducing their spending. While recovery in Europe was slower than in other regions, the end of 2010 boded well for further market development
Frost & Sullivan released its three big predictions for the industrial automation and process control market. Energy efficiency and sustainability, smart technologies and the influence from BRIC and other emerging economies will be the key topics in 2012 and beyond. Based on a survey of several hundred companies conducted in December 2011, this research paper highlights areas of growth.
Post 2010, after the infamous Stuxnet attack in Iran, cyber threats have gained considerable attention from all sections of the industry, from automation and device vendors at the plant-floor to management personnel in boardrooms.
Fifty of the most innovative technologies in the world identified by Frost & Sullivan will be unveiled at GIL 2012: Europe – The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership Annual Congress. This year's gathering on "The Journey to Visionary Innovation" is scheduled to be held in London on 9th May. "TechVision 2020: A Systematic Innovation Serendipity Engine", will showcase these exciting and powerful research findings from Technical Insights (TI), the Technology Research and Consulting division of Frost & Sullivan.
The global solid wires market was deeply impacted by the economic crisis in 2009, but staged a recovery in 2010, with compound annual growth rates (CAGR) projected at 9% from 2010 to 2017. Notable drivers in this growth will include the wider adoption of alloyed solid wires in emerging geographic markets, increasing automation and MIG applications, heightened awareness and the rising preference for solid wires in pipelines industries.
The key factor driving the global gigabit Ethernet test equipment market is the need for extra bandwidth caused by a flood of video applications on smartphones that offer anywhere/anytime access. This trend is motivating carriers to change from synchronous technology over to Ethernet and is particularly visible in the mobile backhaul segment.
The European programmable logic controllers (PLC) market witnessed a heavy decline in growth in 2009, owing to the recession of 2008. However, it made a strong recovery in 2010 with all major market participants in Europe experiencing high growth.
Despite the negative impact of the 2008 economic recession, the global flow sensors and transmitters market is expected to grow. The rising number of projects, the establishment of new process plants, the financial recovery of numerous end-user industries, as well as reinvestment in plant renovation, modernisation, capacity expansion and technology development have led to a market resurgence.
The plant asset management (PAM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) markets have become strategic necessities, critical for enterprise sustenance in the highly competitive European industrial markets. Together, they constitute an advanced management solution essential to achieve a sustainable enterprise framework for the 21st century. While PAM provides a platform for ensuring the safety and process reliability of an enterprise, PLM helps in accelerating new product design and development.
Russia and the CIS countries are emerging markets offering long-term potential for general purpose test equipment vendors. Government and private investments in infrastructure development and services are poised to generate new opportunities for test equipment vendors.
Over the years, the basic principle of sensor operation has remained unchanged and so has the working methodology of advanced sensors. What has changed, however, is the type of materials and sensing principles employed in the manufacture of new sensors. Sensing technologies are expected to go beyond the traditional principles of piezoresistive, capacitive, and inductive, while emerging sensor materials such as silicon carbide (SiC), carbon nanotube (CNT) and indium antimonide have enabled sensor penetration into new applications.
The European heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is undergoing unprecedented change. The dynamics driving the change – technological innovation in building design and energy conservation – are altering the market and ultimately affecting equipment and applications. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan Electric Drives Market in European HVAC Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of $274.9 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $611.9 million in 2017.
Improved global economic conditions and the gravitation toward renewable energy enabled robust growth for the wind testing market during 2010. The trend toward alternative resources and clean energy is underway, with wind turbines becoming the fastest-growing energy source in the world and enabling higher power outputs.