Electronics Market Research

China Mobile tops subscriber league

China Mobile has more subscribers than anyone else, reports Ovum, followed by Vodafone and Bharti Airtel. As China Mobile, with 633 million proportionate subscriptions at end-1Q15, and China Unicom, with 299 million, only operate in China, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel are the largest and second largest international mobile operating…

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Handset sales growing at 2.4% CAGR through 2020, says Ovum

Handset sales are expected to grow from 1.88 billion to 2.16 billion units between 2014 and 2020, at a CAGR of 2.4% reports Ovum. Smartphones will comprise 95% of global handset sales by 2020, up from 65% in 2014, and will first exceed 2 billion unit sales…

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Two in five British adults affected by data breaches

Just over 40% of British adults have been affected by data breaches. In other words, had their personal information compromised by an organisation, putting them at risk of identity theft or identity fraud. Of these 64% are concerned that it could happen to them again in the future – so says…

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20% of people never recycle electricals

0ne in five people regularly throw old and used electrical items and 43% do not recycle electricals because they do not know how, according to a survey conducted for WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic. It also suggests 57% wanted to find out more, rising to 60% for young people. The…

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Skills shortage hitting growth in engineering sector

Technology and engineering companies are still very worried about a lack of recruits with the necessary skill levels for the job. Companies even believe the skills shortage is serious enough to restrict business growth over the next few years, according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey…

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Comment: The final barriers to wearable tech

2015 will not be the year of wearable tech but better luck next year, says Simon Holt, Strategic Alliance Marketing Manager at Premier Farnell In September 2013 Forbes magazine reported on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and boldly declared 2013 “the year of wearable tech”. Then, following slow…

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Jet engines make electric cars go further

Jet engines are amongst the options for extending the range of electric cars, according to market research firm IDTechEx. According to IDTechEx, over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025. Many of these will be ‘series hybrids’ where only the electric motor is connected directly to the wheels…

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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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