Electronics Market Research

Raspberry Pi programming language more popular than French

The Raspberry Pi programming language, called Python, has overtaken French as the most popular language taught in primary schools, according to a survey of school pupils and parents. Most significant was the importance even parents of the very young school  children placed on learning programming. Six out of 10 parents…

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Survey highlights serious cuts in government-funded science R&D

Civil service employees in science research say decline in government-funded science affects whole economy, according to a survey by the Prospect union. The survey found that 81% of civil servants, three-quarters of those in other public bodies, and 45% of those in the private sector stated that “cuts…

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Technology job prospects were never better, says KPMG

Technology job prospects have never been better, according to the latest survey by KPMG/Markit. The latest tech sector business monitor found that company recruitment plans  “jumped to a survey-record high and tech companies signaled greater confidence about future workloads”. The survey found that growth in the second quarter…

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Display makers see shakeout in ITO replacement market

The market transparent conductive film which is used in the production of displays, solar cells and touch screens, will reach $1.2bn in 2025 at the film level (ITO-on-glass, LCD and OLED displays are excluded), writes Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, head of consulting, IDTechEx. Displays and solar cells need…

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Manufacturing jobs climb - Recruitive

July saw a significant increase in the number job vacancies advertised within the manufacturing industry, according to recruitment software provider Recruitive. The number of manufacturing jobs advertised via Recruitive’s multi-posting software increased by a 23% in July compared to June, which follows a steady month on month increase…

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Mobile data surge dominates IT market, says Gartner

The global market for IT products and services in dollar terms is  predicted to shrink by 5.5% this year, according to the latest forecast on IT spending by Gartner. Prospects for the global IT market have worsened in the last three months, but this is largely due to strengthening…

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New tech jobs are all about the money

Technology job-seekers are recognising their value and placing more importance on salary than ever before, according to research from recruiter Randstad Technologies. A market survey found that the proportion of technology workers saying that pay is the biggest factor in choosing a job has risen in the last three…

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M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

The market for M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals is predicted to grow dramatically over the next three years. By the end of 2019 the market for cellular M2M modules is expected to reach $2.2bn, according to a new report by Beecham Research. The numbers of modules and wireless…

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