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Over 8bn connected devices globally, says IHS
IHS has revealed findings from its Connected Device Market Monitor report which examines key trends and data for global devices, OTT and pay TV multiscreen markets. As of year-end 2015, the world now contains 8.1bn connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices. On average, across the globe, this device base equates to an astounding four devices per household.
Didi receives $1bn investment from Apple
For Apple, the investment in Didi highlights the strategic importance of China and the services segment for Apple’s future strategy. The past quarter’s results show that Apple’s iPhone business is slowing and expansion in China had been one of its main growth drivers in recent years. As its hardware business has slowed, Apple has been keen to drive growth in its services revenues. This move shows how Apple is increasingly focuse...
Netflix killed the physical video market
Just as video killed the radio star before it, Netflix availability is causing a decrease in spending on buying and renting movies and TV series on disc. IHS has announced key findings from its report measuring spend on movies and TV shows: Did Netflix Kill the Physical Video Market? The report found that there is a clear correlation between the regional launch of Netflix and a decline in video spending, as well as that spending on Netflix does n...
The key drivers for autonomous vehicles
Autonomous driving continues to be one of the most widespread research and development activities within the global automotive industry, as automakers and technology companies alike strive to put advancements into production and implement them for on-road testing and approvals.
Google takes on Apple with Android Pay
Google has rolled out Android Pay, its second effort in mobile payments, to rival Apple Pay. Android Pay works with all NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat 4.4+ with any US carrier. Google Wallet now spins off into a separate app for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments.
Five connected media-enabled devices per home by 2019
By 2019, the global installed base will equate to every household containing five connected media devices. North America will remain top-dog as the world’s most mature hardware market, with Americans having more than 10 devices per household. But it’s hard to overemphasise just how ubiquitous and pan-regional this wider opportunity is.
European optical network equipment spending up 8% YOY
Market research firm IHS has released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its Q2 2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware report. According to the report, global optical network hardware revenue (WDM and SONET/SDH) grew 22% in Q2 2015 from the previous quarter, but was flat from a year ago. Europe is the only major world region that posted positive YOY growth in Q2 2015, up 8%.
Demand for novel display materials set to surge
Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) materials will surge, as LG Display increases the production of White Organic Light-Emitting Diode (WOLED) TV panels. In the first half of 2015, the WOLED organic materials market reached $58m; however, in the second half of the year the market will increase nearly threefold, reaching $165m. The WOLED organic materials market is for...
No global release for Samsung
By Daniel Gleeson, Senior Analyst, IHS Technology It’s unsurprising for Samsung to release a new Note as well as a larger curved screen device. The hardware contained in both handsets was also expected, although the continued choice of Exynos is another significant flagship loss for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon range.
Consumers outline new vehicle technology preferences
As the rate of smartphone use in vehicles continues to grow rapidly in nearly every major market globally, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are rushing to integrate and incorporate design and connectivity elements into new vehicles to address the market demand and desire among consumers. More than 85% of new car intenders in Germany and the United Kingdom have a smartphone, according to recent research from IHS Automotive.
Apple's entry into smartwatch market to drive consumer interest
The smartwatch market will grow from 3.6m unit shipments in 2014, to 101m shipments in 2020, according to a report released by IHS. Apple’s entry into the smartwatch market will benefit all suppliers as marketing raises consumer awareness and explains the benefits clearly. The Apple Watch will leave an enormous addressable market untapped, because it requires a modern iPhone and has a starting price of $349.
Adopt contactless payments at POS BY 2020
Ahead of Apple Pay’s expected international expansion and new services from Google and Samsung, the latest IHS report, titled Mobile operators must refine their mobile payments services in Western Europe, analyses the state of mobile payments in Western Europe, what mobile operators have done to date and what they need to do to stay relevant.
Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016
Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16% between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report released by IHS. The latest MEMS & Sensors report from IHS, Shining a Light on a Colourful Market, found that revenues will reach $767m in 2016, with a 16% rise in three years.
Samsung Galaxy S6 bolsters wireless charging
Samsung has announced the release of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, which both feature built-in capabilities for wireless charging certified to both PMA and Qi standards.
"Engineers tasked to do more with less," says IHS
Which issues cause the biggest headaches for today’s engineers around the world? According to a study from IHS, the pressure to work faster, the threat caused by institutional knowledge drain and challenges posed by environmental regulations are among the chief concerns. More than 2,100 engineers and technical professionals responded to a recent survey, the results of which appear in a report called 'The Pulse of Engineering: The Changing W...
Report indicates next-gen broadband coverage rise in Europe
Long-Term Evolution (LTE) coverage increased dramatically across Europe in 2013, according to a report for the European Commission compiled by IHS Technology, in cooperation with Valdani, Vicari & Associati (VVA). While there were eight countries with no LTE coverage in 2012, only Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta recorded no LTE availability at the end of 2013.
IHS finalises its acquisation of R.L. Polk & Co.
IHS has been successful in its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co. Previously, IHS had announced its intent to acquire R.L. Polk & Co. on June 9, 2013; closing occurred on July 15. A conference call and webcast to discuss details of the acquisition will be conducted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 before the NYSE opens, during which updated guidance will be provided based on the integration of this strategic transaction.
SSDs To Account for 33% of Computer Storage Market in 2017
IHS has predicted that SSDs will account for more than one third of the computer storage market by 2017, almost seven times than the number of shipments recorded in 2012. The total worldwide shipments is expected to increase from 31 million units to 227 million units in the space of five years, forcing down the percentage of the market devoted to hard disk drives; from 94% in 2012, hard disk drives are expected to take up just 64% of the total ma...
Bluetooth Chip Shipments to Nearly Double by 2017, Driven by Demand for Integrated Parts in Mobile Devices
The market for Bluetooth semiconductors is expected to boom by nearly 100 percent from 2011 to 2017, with the majority of the growth driven by demand for wireless combination integrated circuits and mobile system-on-chip Devices with integrated wireless connectivity that are used in mobile devices like smartphones and media tablets.
NAND Flash Market Defies Trends and Grows to Record Level in Q4
Despite facing five consecutive quarters of decline and a slowdown in consumption in smartphones and tablets, the global market for NAND flash memory pulled off a surprise growth spurt during the last three months of 2012, causing sales to reach a record high.