Electronics Market Research

The future of electric motors for aircraft and vehicles

The future and recent past of electric flight and electric vehicles is the subject for a report by market research firm IDTechEx. For example, according to the firm, the UK’s University of Newcastle developed an ultra-light weight motor for a Boeing upper-atmosphere electric aircraft intended to stay…

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Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek. Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said:  “The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and…

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Tech sector outperformed UK economy in Q4

The technology sector in the UK grew faster than the rest of the economy in the last quarter of 2014 and so avoided the slowdown seen across the wider UK economy, according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK survey. The report found that tech sector jobs growth accelerated…

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In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS. The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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Top 10 technologies to transform the world

Cloud computing/big data and 3D printing and (of course), the internet of things (IoT) are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to technology market analyst IHS Technology. These are the technologies which could change the world the Gutenberg printing press…

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Technologies to watch in 2015

8-bit microcontrollers on steroids Microchip, the 8-bit microcontroller supremo, believes even quite sophisticated motor control can implemented with an 8-bit microcontroller. The firm is questioning the assumption that high end motor control requires the performance of a 32-bit ARM microcontroller or indeed its own 32bit MIPS…

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10 chip firms to make it big in 2015

We take a look at ten chip firms well placed to make it big in 2015, from the NFC design-based platform AppNearMe to Melexis MEMS sensors…

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