Electronics Market Data News

Graphene market set for major growth in 2018

IDTechEx Research has estimated that the graphene market will reach nearly $200m at the material year. Revenues are currently dominated by sales of small-volume but high-priced research samples, but as commercial supply chains develop it is estimated that sales and price falls will accelerate from 2018-2020. The…

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IT sector is good health as TV personalities raise profile

Demand for new IT systems and services in the UK is creating strong business growth in software development, IT services and hardware sales, according to market analysis from Creditsafe. As a result in 2014, the number of companies in the UK technology category grew from 136,775 to 146,279…

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Connected vehicles will be first big IoT market

Connected vehicles are likely to be the first big IoT market to take off. According to market analyst Juniper Research, the market for in-vehicle telematics will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally…

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Chip market sees benefit of a weak euro

Europe’s semiconductor sales through the distribution channel has seen a strong start to the year. According to DMASS, the Germany-based  distributor and manufacturer representative body, semiconductor distribution sales in the first quarter of the year grew by 13.3% to €1.82bn. This is the highest recorded quarterly…

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IoT makes Industry 4.0 real in the Port of Hamburg

Industry 4.0 – the so-called fourth industrial revolution is closer than we might think. The Port of Hamburg is becoming a ‘smart port’. Some 40,000 lorries pass through the port every day, and a new road management system, consisting of sensors on roads and in parking spaces connected…

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Rolls-Royce and Alstom chiefs say UK is strong in power electronics

UK suppliers have a big opportunity to capitalise on the growing importance of power electronics in smart grid, electric vehicles and renewable energy, say the heads of PowerelectronicsUK, the cross-industry body. Terence Watson, chairman of PowerelectronicsUK and managing director of Alstom, said: “The UK’s world leading capabilities in…

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Graduates lack commercial nous

Engineering graduates are poor communicators, this is the worrying finding of new research carried out by a graduate employer association. It is not surprising that employers rank commercial awareness and communication skills as vital and second only to information technology skills for graduates they recruit. What is surprising that engineering…

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Industrial chip market powers ahead in 2013/14

The market for chips used in industrial electronics had a strong year in 2013 and hopes are high for a repeat in 2014, according market watcher IHS Technology. The industrial electronics chip market finished 2013 on global revenues of $32.8bn, up 9% on 2012. Revenues for 2014 is projected…

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