R&D spending to rise 4% after hitting record in 2020
R&D spending by semiconductor companies worldwide is forecast to grow four percent in 2021 to $71.4bn after rising five percent in 2020 to a record high of $68.4bn, according to IC Insights’ new 2021 edition of The McClean Report - 'A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry'.
US and East Asia grab $23bn transparent electronics opportunity
The new IDTechEx report, 'Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041', describes a market increasing fivefold from 2021-2031. By 2041 it will be over $23bn. Including translucent in the term transparent electronics, IDTechEx sees electrically-darkened windows growing steadily in demand, but the main action being elsewhere.
Major trends will shape 5G mobile data in 2021
Blinding encryption protocols, five times mobile cloud gaming data traffic, a refocused 5G core and ‘seven day weekend’ traffic after people switched to lockdown home working are among the trends impacting mobile data in 2021. Enea gathered these insights on what global operators can expect this year from a cross-section of mobile industry thought leaders including AT&T, Telefonica, RootMetrics, Tutela, Analysys Mason, Strategy An...
Global 5G coverage to grow by 253% in five years
Data presented by Bankr has indicated that global 5G coverage will grow by 253.84% in the next five years. By 2025, about 53% of the global population at 4.14 billion will have access to technology.
2021 technology predictions: acceleration and innovation
Vicor has released its technology predictions for 2021, covering four areas: Automotive, High-Performance Computing, Aerospace & Defense and Robotics. Buried in the tumult of 2020 was a rapid acceleration in the speed of innovation. Nowhere was this more evident than in the record-breaking development of not one, but many, COVID-19 vaccines.
Printed sensors required for wearable skin patches
Wearable technology with sensing functionality, such as wearable skin patches, is emerging as a highly promising application for printed/flexible electronics. Deployed either as skin patch or embedded within an e-textile, these devices enable parameters such as heart rate and temperature to be recorded in real-time and then transmitted wirelessly.
Transparent electronics: $20bn market comes into sight
The new IDTechEx report, 'Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041' describes a market that will be well above $20bn in 2041 with a substantial possible upside. The rapidly expanding business of transparent electronics includes transparent electrics and optronics. For example, the new LG and Xiaomi micro-LED displays will constitute the best see-through billboards with 'bright images floating in the air' in planned smart...
IDTechEx highlights 2020: energy storage research
Energy storage technologies have undergone several years of sustained growth stemming from progress in markets such as consumer devices and the quest for decarbonisation kick-starting growth in electric vehicle (EV) and stationary energy storage demand.
What will the long-term industry effects of COVID-19 be?
The UK logistics industry claims British businesses will have to rethink their reliance on China and its importance to international supply chains (32%) as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Logistics industry leaders, polled by IMHX, has also forecast a move toward increased warehouse automation and robotics (29%), which could help to address challenges presented by social distancing as well as labour shortages fuelled by Brexit.
What To Expect From the IC Industry in 2021
The year 2020 was a most unusual and challenging year for businesses and consumers. With the promise of a new year looming, it is worthwhile to step back, take a fresh look at the IC industry, and assess where it stands today and what can be expected in 2021.