5G in 2020: highlights from IDTechEx
The COVID-19 pandemic is the black swan to disrupt the rollout of 5G. Although the pandemic has had little adverse impact on Telecoms so far, the resulting global economic crisis is likely to reduce the telecoms' investment in 5G infrastructure and harm the willingness of customers to adapt to 5G devices and applications.
The implications of regulations on Li-ion sustainability
The European Commission (EC) has proposed stricter regulations regarding the Li-ion sustainability of batteries. The previous Battery Directive dated back to 2006, when safe recycling and disposal of Pb-acid and Ni-Cd batteries were the primary concern and the Li-ion market was still in its infancy.
What 2020 taught us and where 2021 is taking us
In this article, Laura Baldwin, President at O’Reilly, takes a look back at 2020 and discusses the tremendous impact it will have on business decisions, leadership, keeping pace with technology, and the rise of AI democratisation throughout 2021.
Foundry to account for 34% of total semi capex in 2020
IC Insights is updating its comprehensive forecasts and analyses of the IC industry for its 24th edition of The McClean Report, which will be released in January 2021. Included in the report is a historical review of capital spending and forecast spending rates for leading IC product categories.
Distribution industry top brass optimistic for 2021
A false dawn or a path to the sunny uplands of an industry revival and boom? Industry executives think the latter. Record months and booming business is being reported across the board. This surge in business is already producing lengthening lead times for some products, and allocation may not be too far away, according to Electronic Specifier's Mick Elliott.
Will smartphone demand impact the haptic technology market?
Haptic technology market is poised to accrue sizable revenue growth on account of proliferating use of self-service kiosks that require responsive 3D touchscreens. Haptic technology focuses on simulating the sensation of touch using several mechanisms. It uses touch as a feedback system to deliver information to consumers or operators. By Saipriya Iyer, Global Market Insights
What will be the defining technology of 2020-2030?
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade, and they are poised to be the defining technology of 2020-2030. There has also been immense hype over these products during the decade, with evangelists of the technology believing that it will be used in all aspects of day to day life.
DRAM leads in revenue in 2020
IC Insights is in the process of updating its comprehensive forecasts and analyses of the IC industry for its 24th edition of The McClean Report, which will be released in January 2021. Among the revisions is a complete update of the sales and unit shipment growth forecast growth rates through 2025 for the 33 main product categories classified by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organisation (WSTS) to be lead by DRAM.
Semiconductor market expected to increase 5.1% in 2020
The worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be $433bn in 2020 – an increase of 5.1% from 2019 – reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) based on the latest WSTS forecast data.
European semiconductor market up six percent
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported that European sales of semiconductors reached $3.214bn in October 2020, an increase of six percent compared to the September’s sales. The figures are based on the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) report and show that October was the fourth consecutive growth month in the European semiconductor market, exhibiting faster growth than other regions.