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Smart management energising semiconductor growth
The global market for semiconductors used in utility meters is expected to rise to more than $1bn in 2023, up from $907m in 2018, offering an attractive opportunity for chip suppliers, according to IHS Markit. Market growth is mainly being driven by government-imposed rollout plans and enhancements in the utility infrastructure, as reported by the Industrial Semiconductor Intelligence Service.
Dramatic cost reductions set to transform MicroLED displays
Rising from negligible levels this year, the global market for microLED displays is expected to grow to 15.5 million units in 2026 as steep declines in manufacturing costs make the emerging technology suitable for the mass market, according to the recently released ‘IHS Markit Micro LED Display Technology & Market’ report.
Global smartphone market ends 2018 on downturn
Global smartphone shipments recorded a negative year-over-year growth rate in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018, for a third consecutive quarter. Authors: Gerrit Schneemann, Smartphones Senior Research Analyst, IHS Markit, Wayne Lam, Mobile Devices and Networks Director, IHS Markit, and Jusy Hong, Mobile Handset Devices Director, IHS Markit
Machinery production revenue growth rate fell in China
China's machinery production is facing tremendous downward pressure from slowing investment, slower growth in downstream industries and the Sino-US trade war, which will continue into 2019. By Teik Chuan Goh, Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, IHS Markit
The significance of the iPhone Xr in a maturing smartphone market
Toward the end of the Series 4 Apple Watch and updated iPhone Xs launch event in September, and after the initial fanfare of the introductions, CEO Tim Cook mentioned there was ‘one more thing’ to be revealed. By Wayne Lam, Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices and Networks, IHS Markit
Moving further into the premium segment with iPhones
Apple has announced its latest iPhone models today: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. The company is attempting to create more iPhone options, while moving its whole portfolio further up into the premium segment. Apple has completed its hardware design refresh that started with iPhone X, and moves to an all-notch display line-up.
Huawei overtakes Apple in Q2 smartphone unit shipments
According to IHS Markit preliminary smartphone data, global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in the second quarter of 2018 - a 1.8 percent decline year over year, and also down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple, to reach the second-ranked position in global shipments. While Samsung retains the top spot in the shipment ranking, the company recorded its worst quarterly performance since the second quarter of 2013...
Time is ticking for chipset manufacturers to meet IoT forecasts
IoT will generate revenues of up to $11trn by 2025, according to the McKinsey Global Institute with some experts predicting there will be more than 26 billion devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. On top of the McKinsey forecast is another from market research company IHS Markit, which the firm claims that more than 75 billion smart devices will be in use by 2025. That's a 400% increase over the roughly 1...
44 million mobile credentials to be downloaded by 2021
Less than one million mobile credentials were downloaded by end users of mobile access solutions in 2016. However, this number is expected to increase rapidly during the next five years, reaching 44 million downloads by 2021. By Jim Dearing, Senior Analyst, Building and Security Technology, IHS Markit
Video boosts engagement of mobile messaging
Mobile Messaging apps claimed an aggregate audience of more than 5.6 billion users at the end of Q2 2017. Having a strong video proposition is vital for almost all messaging and social apps – this includes video calling, advertising, messaging, live broadcast and professional content.
Ten years on: How the iPhone changed everything
According to Ian Fogg, Director at IHS Technology, the iPhone changed everything. Here he explains how it changed the entire market by changing what people thought a mobile phone should be.
The virtual assistant revolution will be Google-fied
As the technology world focuses its attention on Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), artificial intelligence and virtual assistants are expected to be featured strongly, especially smart speakers, according to the latest insight from IHS Markit.
Seven global technology predictions for 2017
From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT), far-reaching innovations are unfolding in virtually every technology sector around the globe, continuing to change the way consumers, businesses and machines interact while also spurring the next revolution in tech market growth, according to a new white paper from IHS Markit.