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Grand View Research periodically publishes techno-commercial studies on the semiconductor and electronics industry. Our teams of industry analysts track key application markets, along with focusing on technology development and global trends in design and fabrication of semiconductor devices.  Our research reports also identify growth opportunities and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for the market, enabling senior management to make more informed strategic decisions. Additionally, we also provide research partnership and consulting services for key focus markets which include,

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  • Display technologies
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Research Reports in Semiconductors & Electronics

Chip on Board (COB) Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Backlighting, Illumination) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Chip on board (COB) is a technology of LED packaging wherein the uncoated semiconductor elements are directly mounted on a substrate or PCB with the help of a conductive or non-conductive adhesive and then wire bonded for electrical connectivity. This form of packaging design offers greater flexibility and provides better light distribution capacity. COB LEDs save considerable amount of energy, have a long life span, greater reliability, better thermal management, high quality and most importantly, they require less space. COB LEDs produce better color mixing and lighting effect and thus enhance consumer experience. They are also suitable...

Temperature Sensors Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Temperature sensors measure temperature by some change in physical characteristics; they are available in a wide range of product types. Recent development in temperature sensor technology has resulted in tremendous growth in the field. Temperature sensors mainly utilize digital technology, which results in enhanced sensing performance and efficiency. Basic types of temperature sensors include resistive temperature devices, thermocouples, liquid expansion devices, infrared sensors, silicon diodes, change of state sensors and bimetallic devices. The temperature sensors market is dominated by contact type sensors such as RTDs (resistive temperature detectors) and thermocouples. Thermocouples indicate temperature by measuring the change in voltage. They are...

Level Sensors Market Analysis By Technology (Contact, Non-Contact), By Application (ICT & Computing, Consumer, Automotive, Industrial, Healthcare) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Wide spectrum of sensors is available in the market that is classified based on specific applications. Sensors used for measurement of pressure are called pressure sensors; those used for measuring humidity are termed as humidity sensors. Likewise, sensors used for measurement of fluid level are called level sensors. They are capable of measuring the levels of various substances, which include liquids such as oil, water, slurries, and solids in powder form etc. Level sensors measure the level against a preset value. Similar to other electronic devices, level sensors are increasingly becoming micro-sized and compact. Key market drivers...

Barcode Printers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Bar coding is an automatic identification and data collection technology commonly termed as Auto ID. Bar codes are used to label carton’s and retail items before shipment. They are found printed on the product labels or printed on the product itself (adjacent or parallel bars). Auto ID is in use since 30 years in shipping, manufacturing and warehousing companies. Furthermore, the printing market has grown invariably along with the expansion of personal computer market and the technology has gained global acceptance by providing accurate and immediate data collection. Numerous industries are utilizing bar coding technology. Following are just a few that have implemented this technology: Healthcare, Ticketing,...

Machine Health Monitoring Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Machine health monitoring systems provide data about the machine’s health and operating conditions. They assist service technicians to maintain the machines, provide tools that help operators to manage machines better and help managers to schedule the service and maintenance of the machine. These systems are particularly used in manufacturing industries to improve the production efficiency. Machine health monitoring systems are equipped with software for data analysis that helps to predict failures, determine source of failure and provides useful information for future developments. The global machine health monitoring market is expected to grow moderately over the next six years. The transition from preventive...

Laser Processing Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

In modern times, lasers have become an integral part of the society, providing immense opportunities for innovation in the ever widening range of material and manufacturing applications. Laser, an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, is monochromatic and convergent beam of electromagnetic radiations that has wavelength ranging from ultraviolet to infrared. Laser can deliver a precise spot size with high focused power on any kind of medium. As a result, laser has wide applications such as 3D holography, spectrography, forming, joining machining, cutting, welding, marking, engraving, rapid prototyping, precise sculpting, manufacturing, contactless imprinting, coating/surface engineering, shaping and sizing objects. ...

Global Smart Lighting Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Smart lighting has been a breakthrough in lighting industry, that makes use of control system which intelligently control light, based on parameters such as temperature, movement, occupancy, amount of natural light etc.Lighting consumes a high energy cost thus Industries, government departments are focusing on reducing the energy utilization by substituting the traditional lighting systems with efficient and advance lighting control systems. Automated lighting control not only provides with economical and flexible lighting but also monitors the tasks carried out by the users. Therefore the demand for smart lighting system is growing exponentially.A new concept such as wireless networking is emerging and is being adopted vigorously. The application for smart...

Wireless Charging Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Electromagnetic field is used to transfer the energy between the objects in wireless charging (or inductive charging). This is usually done with the help of a charging station. In electromagnetic field, the energy is transmitted by coupling of inductive electrical devices, and then this energy is used to run devices or charging of battery. Wireless charging materials have a large range of flexibilities industrial compatibilities. The wireless charging market can be segmented on the basis of end-use into automotive, radios, medical, digital computers, industrial battery and power tools. Promoted with the help of rising availability of partial resolution and products, the global market for wireless changing material is...

Automated Test Equipment Market Analysis By Product (Memory, Non-memory, Discrete), By Application (Automotive, Consumer, Defense, IT & Telecommunication) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Automated test equipments are computer operated machines that perform tests on devices and automate the collection and evaluation of results. The device being tested is known as Device Under Test (DUT). The tests performed may be simple or complex depending upon the equipment being tested. The primary objective is to confirm whether the device being tested is working properly and check for any faults or defects. Functionality and performance are the two basic parameters that are analyzed by automated test equipments. They are widely used in electronic industry to test the components and systems being fabricated as they provide a cost...

Biometrics System Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Biometrics can be referred to identification of special traits and characteristics of human body such as finger prints, face, voice, signature, iris, palm, DNA etc. Biometrics identifiers are human characteristics which are distinctive and measurable for an individual. These are used to label or identify a person. Biometrics system is used typically for identification and access control. Biometrics uses personal features that are inseparable from a person, thus increasing security. Increased concern of securities has increased the use of biometrics system in organisations. Threats to national security have also helped to fuel tis market. Increasing terrorist activities and thefts related to crucial data have forced the...

Earphone And Headphone Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Increasing demand for portable music system such as tablet, walkman, smart phones is expected to remain a key driving factor for the market. The global market for headphone is expected to experience significant growth over the next couple of years. Since the last few years, technological advancements in headphone has led to minimize the overall weight of headphones. In addition, noise cancelling is another feature which has been added in headphones equipped with latest technologies. Companies such as Sony, Sennheiser, Beats, Philips, Panasonic, are some of the leading market participants operating in the global market. These companies are continuously involved in conducting R&D activities in order to improve their market share. In addition to sell their...

Musical Instruments Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Origin of music and musical instruments dates back to the pre-historic times. They have evolved at every step since those times. Music is a flourishing profession now and making musical instruments to cater to their needs is a lucrative business. As music is greatly influenced by culture, the materials used for making the instruments have also been varying accordingly. Following the commercialization of musical instruments market, the cultural concept has been merged to deliver application based standardized products. Musical instruments are usually categorized as per the Horbostel - Sachs system widely used by organologists and ethnomusicologists. This system categorizes musical instruments as: membrano phones...

Metrology Services Market Analysis By Product (CMM, ODS), By Application (Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Power Generation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Metrology is the science of measurement which includes all the practical and theoretical aspects of measurement. Increased technological innovations in the field of metrology are expected to positively influence the growth of the metrological service market. Industries such as automotive, electronics and power generation require components having high precision and low tolerance limits. Increased adherence to international quality standards in such end use industries is one of the key drivers for the growth of this market. Innovations in metrology software coupled with increased applicability of metrological instruments are expected to...

Industrial Valves and Actuators Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Industrial valves are devices that regulate, control or direct the flow of any medium passing through it. Actuators are used for the automation of valves to ensure that the pressure and flow control are in line with the set parameters. Their functions include automatic control of valve position, safety, diagnosis and process control. The industrial valves and actuators market is set to grow in the ensuing years with increase in industrialization activity across the globe. Key drivers for the market’s growth are automation in the modernization and expansion of existing facilities, increasing demand for flow control equipment and surging requirement for resources such as water and energy. However, the increasing competition among vendors could impose a...

Crystal Oscillator Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Crystal Oscillator is the main component of modern electronic devices. Basically they are electrical oscillator circuits that make use of vibrating crystal’s mechanical resonance to create an electrical signal. Its basic application is to provide a stable clock signal for digital integrated circuits. With the help of property known as piezoelectricity and exhibition of its certain crystals, accurate frequency and waveform is created, which further create mechanical waveform and is finally used by crystal oscillator. The growth of tablets and smartphone market, increase in demand for automotive, deployment of 3G and 4G networks and upcoming continuous advancement in equipment industry of health care are some of the...

Oscilloscope Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Oscilloscopes are electronic test instruments which are used for constant varying voltage observation. Observation is usually done as two dimensional plots of one or more signals which are represented as function of time. It is used for analyzing and displaying waveforms of electric signals. Differential measurement, phase, rise time, bandwidth measurement and voltage measurement are few applications of oscilloscopes. Oscilloscopes can be selected on the basis of bandwidth, memory depth, number of channels (digital or analog), sampling frequency, signal integrity, form factor, triggering and cost.Oscilloscopes are available in different forms such as handheld, portable, bench top, and PC-based small boxes that are dedicated to different working...

Microcontroller Market Analysis By Product (4/8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit), By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

A microcontroller (MCU) is a ubiquitous semiconductor IC, present in numerous embedded applications. A typical MCU chip comprises a processer, core, memory and programmable input/output peripherals. Microcontrollers are smaller and cheaper than microprocessors, which makes it economical to control many devices and processes digitally. They are used primarily in devices that require a considerable degree of control exerted by the user. The rapidly growing automotive industry is expected to be a key driver for the market over the forecast period. Additionally, high degree of competition in the industry has resulted in price cuts, which is...

Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the virtual representation of uniquely identifiable objects on a network. Objects, animals or people are provided or embedded with unique identifiers or sensors, helping them to gain the ability of communication and automatically transferring data over a network without requiring human interaction. These things or objects have the ability to harness each other’s data by sharing resources and enhancing dependability and scope of the resulting services. The Internet is expected to get bigger due to the incorporation of sensors and intelligence into consumer devices and physical assets and the connection of these to the Internet. A dynamic heterogeneous network can be deployed in remote and unreachable places such as...

LED Drivers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

An LED driver is a device which manages and controls the flow of current for an LED light. Its primary function is to accept a certain voltage as input and produce a particular amount of output voltage. The drivers are categorized as per the types of combinations of the LED lights that they form, such as series, parallel and series/parallel. Additionally, drivers can be categorized according to their topologies (buck, boost, buck/boost), inductor-based or charge pump and AC to DC convertor or DC to DC convertor. These are used for lighting or display. LED drivers regulate power supply with a constant amount supplied to the LED irrespective of its changing temperatures. The power of a LED should be kept constant as the temperature changes (increase or...

Residential Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

A residential robotic vacuum cleaner is an automated vacuum cleaner which is capable of remembering the layout of the area it is supposed to clean. It possesses memory which enables it to return to the same point at which it started the cleaning process. In case of battery exhaustion, the robot is capable of automatically manoeuvring itself towards the charging point and restarting from the same point at which it got discharged. The vacuum cleaner works on the principle of sensors which helps it in calculating the size of the room as well as avoiding obstacles. Some robots also use laser vision for manoeuvring around. The light weight and small size of these vacuum cleaners ensures easy portability and fulfilment of tasks such as daily floor mopping and...

3D NAND Flash Memory Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

3D NAND Flash is a type of flash memory which involves stacking memory cells on top of each other to provide a higher capacity/volume ratio in a smaller physical space. It maximizes electrical efficiency by shortening the interconnect length between cells. Samsung’s 3D V-NAND was the first ever manufactured 3D NAND flash memory chip. The vertically stacked cell layers make use of charge trap flash (CTF) technology which enables it to offer memory of upto 128 GB on a chip. It has twice the write performance, twice the scalability and ten times the reliability of 2D, or planar NAND, which consequently improves the performance and stability of laptops, smart phones and tablets. 3D NAND chips are also used in Solid State Drives (SSDs) as they possess the...

Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) are a type of ceramic capacitors which consist of alternate layers of metal and ceramic to make a multi-layer chip. The ceramic layer acts as a dielectric. A number of ceramic capacitors are stacked together in parallel and contact is made via terminal surfaces. They possess low impedance values at high operating frequencies, as a result of which they are widely used in electronic devices for the crucial function of noise suppression. Some of the key application areas include mobile phones, tablets, telecommunications, data processing, consumer electronics, video cameras, PCs, notebooks, hard disks, DVDs, game PCs, general electronic circuits, etc.  Increasing demand for MLCCs...

FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Data Processing, Industrial, Military And Aerospace, Telecom) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a programmable semiconductor device or integrated circuit (IC). The device could be reprogrammed as per desired application or functionality requirement as against Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) that are function-specific. FPGAs offer numerous advantages such as easy debugging, rapid prototyping, low cost and lower the risk of product obsolescence. Rise in demand for customizable integrated circuits serves as a key driver to the FPGA market. High demand for power efficient and high performance IC designs is expected to favorably impact market growth. Furthermore, advancement in the...

X-Ray Security Screening Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

X-ray security screening is the method of using an X-ray machine to screen objects for detection of firearms, weapons, contrabands, explosives and other such malicious items. X-rays are electromagnetic radiations that can penetrate through different materials and based on the level of penetration the materials can be classified as organic, inorganic or metal. X-ray security screening systems are popular for their non intrusive nature and are widely used at airports for screening of air cargo, cabin baggage, postal items, supply chain cargo, facility screening and screening of people. The X-ray security screening market is expected to witness high growth over the next six years. Key drivers for the market’s growth...

Embedded System Market Analysis By Product (Hardware, Software), By Application (Automotive, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Military & Aerospace) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Embedded systems are application-specific systems that are designed to meet the requirements of the target system in which they are embedded. Growing demand for devices such as smart electricity meters is expected to drive the global market over the forecast period. This is mainly because these devices incorporate embedded systems in order to ensure accurate and desired functionality. The demand for smart meters is expected to continue increasing over the forecast period, on account of energy efficiency initiatives on a global level, thus giving impetus to the embedded systems market. Technological advancement as well as decreasing prices...

System-in-Package (SiP) Die Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Market demand for high performance, small size, low power and low cost cannot be met through conventional packaging and interconnect technology. Conventional technology is unable to address limitations such as density; bandwidth and signal integrity and thermal management posed by interconnect technology. System in Package (SiP) technology helps to address these limitations effectively to a certain extent System in package is a technology that encompasses integrated circuits (IC) or semiconductor dies with different functionalities in a single package or a system that provides multiple functions associated to the system. It comprises of Optical components, MEMS and other packages or devices. Sip has evolved highly from...

CMOS Image Sensors Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Image sensors consist of picture elements or pixels; they register the amount of light falling on them and convert it into a corresponding number of electrons. These are then converted into voltage and transformed using an analog to digital (A/D) converter. The global market was valued at USD 6,854 million in 2012, with estimated shipments of 1,469.5 million units in the same year. Since image sensors find application in digital cameras, they are expected to witness high demand over the next few years. Growing demand for personal electronics such as smartphones which are equipped with image sensors is expected to fuel market growth on a...

Magnetic Sensors Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Medical) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Magnetic sensors, electronic non-contact sensors, detect magnetic fields and their alterations by ferromagnetic objects. It identifies the position of an object on the basis of magnetic field. The magnetic field is built up either by the magnet integrated in the sensors or by a permanent magnet. Movements or approximation of objects alter the magnetic field. Sensor detects these changes and integrated electronics evaluate these changes. Magnetic sensors are made up of two pieces which form a circuit; when these pieces are separated, they signal the control panel that alarm event has occurred. The output of magnetic sensor can be either...

Sensor Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Sensor systems and electronic instrumentations are highest growing and upcoming segments in the semiconductor market. Sensors have a vast array of applications in electronics, industrial automation, avionics and military, mobile devices, consumer electronics, building and infrastructure, medical equipments, security, transportation, IT infrastructure and communication among others. Sensor technology is evolving consistently and is highly pervasive and complex in nature. Sensor technology relies on numerous leading edge technologies to deliver improved functionality required by industries worldwide. Intelligent sensor system, sense and diagnose situations, make decisions and interact with the environment. Sensors are used in standalone configurations as well...

Gas Sensors Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Gas sensors measure the concentration of gas in their vicinity, and are used across various end-use industries. There have been numerous developments in gas sensing technology, primarily on account of the advent of embedded electronics, and enhanced manufacturing techniques. Gas sensors prove to be highly effective in measuring gas concentrations in the event of a leak. The global gas sensors market was estimated at USD 1,700.5 million in 2012, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2014 to 2020. Notable industry trends include the use of wireless gas sensors, which help in detecting toxic or flammable gases at safe distances. In...

Smart Meters Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Smart meters are used in order to measure the energy consumption in a residential, industrial or commercial setting. They have evolved from traditional analog meters to digital electronic devices that are capable of tracking and recording the customer’s electric use, as well as communicating with the electricity supplier. For the purposes of this study, smart meters have been defined as smart or solid-state electricity meters equipped with two-way communication capabilities. The global market was estimated to be 59.6 million units in 2012, and was valued at USD 8.92 billion in the same year. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)...

Image Sensors Market Analysis By Technology (CCD, CMOS, CIS), By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Industrial, Medical, Surveillance) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

This research report analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global image sensors industry. Image sensors convert optical images into electrical signals, and have helped replace legacy film cameras. Digital cameras have witnessed increasing demand over the past few years, which can primarily be attributed to proliferation of mobile phones. Digital cameras use an array of photosites or light cavities to record the desired image. The amount of light used by the camera to create the image depends upon the size of the image sensor incorporated. Larger sensors allow manufacturers to enhance the resolution of the camera, giving rise to more detailed images. However, they...

Consumer Electronic Sensors Market Analysis By Product (Touch, Image, Motion, Temperature, Position, Pressure), By Application (Communication, Entertainment, Home Appliances, IT) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Technological advancements in consumer electronics as well as sensor systems industry coupled with innovations are expected to be a key market driver to the sensor market in consumer electronics. Further, increased growth opportunities in consumer electronics are expected to spur market demand. Increased investment in research and development so as to withstand competition is also expected to drive market growth. Sensor systems and electronic instrumentations are expected to be the fastest growing and upcoming segments in the semiconductor market. Sensor technology is evolving consistently and is highly pervasive and complex in nature....

Parking Sensors Market Analysis By Technology (Ultrasonic, Electromagnetic) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

This report analyzes the global parking sensors industry. Parking sensors can be defined as proximity sensors which are used in automotives in order to enable the driver of the vehicle to park safely. They are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that alert the driver to any obstacles, and are proving to be particularly useful on account of reducing parking spaces and growing number of vehicles. The average car has been witnessing changing dimensions, making it increasingly difficult to park without causing physical damage to the vehicle. Additionally, parking sensors boost safety, and can prevent potential injury to pedestrians....

Printed Electronics Market Analysis By Technology (Inkjet Printing, Screen Printing, Flexographic Printing, Gravure Printing), By Application (Displays, Industrial, Sensors, Lighting) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Printed electronics or electronic printing is the use of a number of technologies to print on the substrate with the help of electrical or optical inks. Electronic printing is done with passive or active components such as resistors or transistors. Printed electronics also utilizes different types of solution based materials such as organic or inorganic semiconductors, nanotubes or nanoparticles or metallic conductors to facilitate printing experience. With the help of these distinguished devices, printed electronicsare able to completely harness new properties which makes then more attractive for new developing applications.The...

Video Surveillance Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The security market has been witnessing growth, fueled by increasing urbanization and security consideration. Video surveillance is an inherent component of security, and the ecosystem comprises cameras, hardware, software, storage and services. These systems play a significant role in identifying unlawful activities and offer public safety besides aiding law enforcement activities. Progressive advancement in technology has resulted in a transition from analog cameras to digital integrated systems with high image resolution capabilities.  In addition to video surveillance, video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is also gaining traction. VSaaS primarily involves recording of the video in the cloud as opposed to...

Industrial Robotics Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Chemical, Rubber And Plastics, Communication, Consumer, Electrical/Electronics, Food, Heavy Machinery, Medical) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

December 2013

Industrial robots as defined by ISO 8373 are “automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose, manipulator programmable in three or more axes, which may be either fixed in place or mobile for use in industrial automation applications”. The reprogrammable nature of industrial robots allows for change in their motions or functions without any physical alterations. Since these industrial robots are multipurpose, they are capable of adapting to different applications with some physical alteration. With the economic recession a number of manufacturing companies experienced stagnation in growth. This coupled with the high...

Nanophotonics Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Nanophotonics emerged from nanotechnology, photonics, and optoelectronics; the technology provides high thermal resistance, energy efficiency, and longer operational life. As a result, it has been gaining acceptance from companies, which is expected to drive the market. Increasing investment in end-use industries including consumer electronics, telecommunications, and solar power conversion systems is also expected to fuel market growth over the next few years. However, high research and development cost coupled with high cost of raw materials as well as equipment is expected to restrain the industry from realizing its full potential. In order the overcome this barrier, prices need to be lowered, and standardization needs to be established for filing...

Led Chips Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

LED chips are used in numerous industries and a large number of applications. They are used for illumination purposes, and the resultant bulbs are more power efficient as compared to conventional incandescent bulbs. LED chip based bulbs also help reduce electricity bills, thus saving costs in the long run. This is expected to contribute to market growth in an increasingly energy conscious environment. Growing investment by companies such as Cree, and research and development activities, as well as initiatives by governments in Taiwan and China to replace traditional lighting by LED lamps is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. However, high product cost in comparison to incandescent lamps and cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) are...

Solid State Drives Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Solid state drives (SSD) are data storage devices that provide the same functionality as traditional hard disk drives (HDD) but are different in the way they operate. Data in SSDs is stored on interconnected flash memory chips and they contain no moving parts, thus providing much higher speed. SSDs offer benefits such as reduction in boot time, elimination of lag while handling documents, faster launching of applications, etc. Since they meet market requirements like reliability and performance, solid state drives are gaining acceptance over mechanical hard disk drives.  Netbooks or ultraportables contain SSDs as the primary storage, and growing demand for ultrathin computers is the key driving force for the market....

Ultra-Portable Internet Devices Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Ultra-portable internet devices including ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC), mobile internet devices (MID) and ultra-mobile devices (UMDs) have been witnessing growing market penetration over the past few years. They have reduced form factors and allow the user to easily access content and information. In addition, they also provide services including e-mail, data sharing, gaming along with traditional voice and messaging services. With the growing trend of mobility, an increasing number of end users have been shifting from using conventional PCs and associated devices. Availability of low priced options coupled with the demand for devices that offer computing, entertainment and communications is expected to aid in increasing market penetration of these...

Passive & Interconnecting Electronic Components Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Electronic circuitry is formed of various electronic components; with growing automation, they have become essential for industries including consumer electronics, telecommunications, and computers among others. Passive electronic components, unlike their active counterparts, do not depend upon a source of energy in order to perform their required function. Printed circuit boards (PCB) are referred to as interconnecting components, since they help connect various components into an integrated assembly, so as to control the target system. Systems have become increasingly complex and offer high functionality. Furthermore, with the adoption of consolidated modules such as system-on-a-chip and multichip, the need for effective electronic components is expected...

Smart TV Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Similar to a smartphone, smart TV focuses on delivering over-the-top (OTT) content and incorporates web-enhanced features in the television or enhanced computing functionality in the set-top box connected. It also includes features such as apps, syncing over multiple devices and streaming. In addition to sources such as YouTube, Netflix and ESPN, smart TVs also offer access to online stores where more apps can be downloaded. With growing demand for connectivity, these products have been enjoying increasing adoption among consumers.  Growing penetration of internet services and expanding internet consumer base is expected to drive the market over the next few years. In addition, market leaders have been investing in...

Silicon Wafers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

A silicon wafer, which is also referred to as silicon slice or substrate, is essentially a thin slice of semiconductor material such as silicon crystals. It is a thin round disk which is produced in numerous diameters. It is used in a number of industries such as in integrated circuits (IC), MEMS fabrication, detectors or sensors, and opto-electronic components among others. Silicon wafers form the building blocks of semiconductors, since semiconductor devices or chips are fabricated on these substrates. These semiconductors are then used in electronic devices ranging from computers to consumer electronics, telecommunication products, etc.  Growing demand for these electronics is expected to give impetus to the global silicon wafers market over the...

Ultracapacitors Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Ultracapacitors, also referred to as electronic double layer capacitors (EDLC) or supercapacitors, store energy in an electric field as opposed to traditional batteries which store it in a chemical reaction. They are capable of offering a quick surge of power and can charge and discharge much faster than batteries. They also last longer, since they are not subject to wear and tear which is caused by chemical reactions. Superior power density and life cycle offered by these products are the key driving factors for the industry. However, they prove to be cost inefficient for majority of energy storage applications, which may adversely affect market growth.  Enhancement in ultracapacitor technology and improved price...

Rechargeable PLI (Poly Lithium Ion) Batteries Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Rechargeable PLI (Poly Lithium Ion) batteries or advanced batteries are primarily used in consumer electronics such as laptops, digital cameras, as well as in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). They are more compact and efficient as compared to their conventional counterparts, which has led to growing product demand and market penetration in recent years.  The need for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products has led to growing focus on electric vehicles. Hybrid electric vehicles entail the usage of a combustion engine and battery in tandem, and have witnessed a surge in demand. They also provide improved fuel economy and have fewer exhaust emissions. The battery in electric...

Transformerless UPS Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a device containing a battery that helps computers run for a short while when the primary power source is lost; it also ensures protection in cases of power surges. Earlier UPS designs used a transformer, which helped boost low incoming voltages, and many data centers rely on these systems for power availability. However, with growing awareness regarding the importance of energy efficiency and the need to avoid additional system losses has resulted in the transition to transformerless UPS systems.  Presently, insulated-gate-bipolar-transistor (IGBT) technology is used, which eliminates the need for legacy systems and works on the basis of pulse-width modulation. Over the past...

Wireless Car Charging Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Electric cars are powered using electric motors that run on rechargeable battery packs, as a result of which they cause less pollution and are environmentally friendly as compared to conventional vehicles. They also offer higher performance benefits and greatly reduce energy dependence, since they rely on electricity. These cars are normally charged at a charging station, many of which are offered by electric utilities. Growing government spending on battery technology and environmental concerns has led to increased focus on electric and hybrid vehicles.  Wireless car charging involves charging through an electromagnetic field. As a result, users need not plug in their cars, and can park on top of an inductive pad...

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Information contained in signals needs to be processed so that it can be analyzed, displayed or converted. Analog products help detect real-world including audio, video, position, etc., which are then digitized using converters. Digital signal processors (DSP) process this information at very high speeds and feed it back for use in various applications. While signals can be processed in the analog form, using digital processing results in high speed and accuracy, which is one of the key product benefits. Signals can be compressed for quicker transmission; they can also be enhanced (for example, in echo cancellation) in order to provide information that cannot be sensed by humans while improving quality. DSP components include program and data memory, a...

Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) can be described as those with critical structural elements at the nanoscale, i.e., at or below 100 nm. In comparison, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have critical structural elements at the micrometer length scale. NEMS also have higher surface to volume ratio as compared to MEMS and are useful for applications regarding ultrasensitive sensors and high frequency resonators. NEMS examples include nanoaccelerometers, nanoresonators, piezoresistive devices, etc.  NEMS production can be achieved using techniques such as top-down, bottom-up and integrated approach. Examples of the bottom-up approach include hot plate technique and chemical self assembly among others, while...

Pressure Sensors Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Pressure sensors are used in many industries, and the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology in pressure sensors is expected to further widen the application scope. This can be attributed to the benefits offered by MEMS, including reduced cost and power consumption, as well as high performance and miniaturization. Pressure sensors have to be used in Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) which was made mandatory by the U.S. government, which has contributed significantly to product demand. Additionally, growing number of vehicles on a global level is also expected to be a key driving force for the market.  Automotive was the largest market segment in 2012, wherein applications include brake sensors...

Fiber Optic Connectors (FOC) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Fiber-to-fiber interconnection may comprise a connector, splice, or a permanent connection. Fiber optic connectors (FOC) are used for cable termination and help join optical fibers whenever there is a need to connect or disconnect. At the outset, connectors were cumbersome and difficult to use; however, manufacturers have been standardizing them to a large extent. As a result, they have become increasingly user friendly and driven the use of fiber optic systems. Fiber optic connectors typically consist of ferrules, the connector housing/body, cable and a coupling device.  Fiber optic connectors are crucial in optical networks; therefore, expansion in these networks on a global level is a key driving force for the...

Automotive Electronics Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The number of electronic components used in automotives has been steadily increasing over the past few years. In-car electronics comprise a significant percentage of the overall production cost. They are used for purposes ranging from safety and security to navigation and infotainment. Automotive electronics include global positioning systems (GPS), video devices, in-dash players, satellite radios, radar detectors, etc.  Increasing disposable income and technological development have led to the proliferation of electronic devices in vehicles. End users have been looking at the ubiquitous GPS technology for navigation, a trend that is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. Integration of GPS-enable...

Next Generation Display Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Display technology has transitioned from erstwhile segment type display to passive and then active dot matrix displays. Next generation displays are an enhancement to LCD and plasma technology, and consume lesser power. Since they provide higher performance, next generation displays have helped improve present products such as mobile phones along with supporting the development of devices such as e-readers. These displays also have high thermal resistance, which makes them the preferred alternative for computer monitors, television screens, etc., thus driving the global market. Suitable for varied environmental conditions, next generation displays can be used for advertisement billboards as they require low maintenance. High R&D cost and higher prices...

OLED Display Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology is being used in an increasing number of application areas, which is expected to significantly drive the market over the next few years. Increasing investment and demand for consumer electronics such as mobile phones, cameras, etc. in which this technology is used is expected to favorably impact the industry. Although OLEDs offer superior performance, declining LCD prices are expected to restrain market growth. The life span of LCDs is also longer; as a result, they are preferred in consumer durables. On account of lower cost of raw materials and labor in Asia Pacific, manufacturing activities were mainly concentrated in the region. Developing cost-effective manufacturing techniques is imperative for overcoming...

Service Robotics Market Analysis By Application (Professional, Personal) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2013

The need to combat rising labor costs in developed nations and growing instances of assisted living are expected to give impetus to the global service robotics market. Since they help perform tasks that would otherwise be deemed risky or difficult, service robots are expected to witness growing demand. In addition, everyday mundane tasks can be easily handled with high degree of accuracy by these computer-controlled devices. However, service robotics are in close proximity to humans; therefore, ensuring complete security and safety is of the utmost importance. An increasing number of companies have been developing and honing automation techniques in order to gain market share. Major components...