World Security Equipment Demand to Rise 6.8% Annually Through 2018

World demand for security equipment will advance 6.8 percent annually to $125 billion in 2018. The fastest gains will be in relatively underdeveloped security markets located mainly in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Because the intensity of security product use is relatively low in these areas, there is still significant growth potential. In addition, these markets will be supported by economic growth, new business formation, foreign investment activity, rising urbanization, and growing middle and upper class populations, which will provide means to invest in security products. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: World Security Equipment Market Report.

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Western European Electronics Industry Report

2014 witnessed a further year of slow or declining output across the Western European electronics industry. Hopes of a sustained recovery failed to materialise as the on-going problems in the Eurozone re-surfaced and economic growth stalled in the second half of the year. West European electronics industry output for electronic equipment declined by 0.2% in 2014 and followed a more substantial fall of 3.4% in the prior year. After three years however, there are once again signs that the economies of Western Europe are beginning to show the potential for a sustained economic recovery. In combination with demand from emerging markets, albeit at a potentially slower pace than in previous years, this should support a recovery in electronics output in 2015 with stronger growth in the second half of the year accelerating in 2016 and 2017. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Yearbook of World Electronics Data . Volume 1: 2015 West Europe.

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Semiconductor Market Forecast For Wearable Electronics

There are three major factors driving the proliferation of wearable products in the market today: 1. Readily available component technologies. There is a readily available supply of low cost components for small form factor wearable products. Sensors, Bluetooth components and other key components are inexpensive and available for entrepreneurs to use in their designs. 2. 3D Printing. 3D Printing allows companies to easily design and fabricate their wearable products. 3. Access to Crowd Funding. Many of the startup companies are leveraging crowd funding sources such as Kickstarter to fund their development plans and test market acceptance. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Wearable Electronics and Semiconductor Markets.

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Passive Electronic Components: World Market Outlook: 2015-2020

This report was designed for end-users of passive electronic components who need to update their supply chain information for capacitors, resistors and inductors on an annual basis. This report was designed with input from major purchasers of passive electronic components and in direct response to industry needs. This report forecasts global consumption volume, value and pricing for CAPACITORS: Ceramic, Aluminum, Tantalum, DC Film and AC Film Capacitors; RESISTORS: Thick Film Chip, Network and Array; Nichrome Metal Film, Tin-Oxide, Wirewound, Thin Film, Carbon Film; INDUCTORS: Horizontal Wirewound Inductors; Wirewound Chip Coil inductors, ferrite beads and bead arrays; multilayered chip inductors, axial and radial leaded inductors, ferrite cores, thin film inductor chips. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Passive Electronic Components: World Market Outlook: 2015-2020.

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Rigid PCB Industry Report: Global Top 40 Rigid PCB Companies by Revenue

2014 was a good year for majority of PCB companies, as output value of PCB industry touched USD59.6 billion, rising 3.7% against 2013, the fastest growth rate since 2011. Looking forward to 2015, a collapse in prices of commodities, especially in that of copper, will significantly reduce raw materials costs of PCB companies, thus further driving their profit margins.

In 2014, in key regions of PCB manufacturing, euro, NTD, and yen all depreciated sharply, while the won appreciated, dealing a heavy blow to South Korean PCB industry and cutting profit margins of the country’s PCB companies, which all suffered declines in revenue and profit margins, no exception for Samsung’s SEMCO, whose revenue from PCB business glided 2.4%, revenue from IC Carrier business dropped by 19%, and operating margin fell to below 1% from about 9%.

Global Top 40 Rigid PCB Companies by Revenue, 2012-2014 (USD mln)

Rigid PCB Industry Report

Taiwanese companies and European ones, benefiting from currency devaluation, saw a surge in profit margins, while Japanese peers didn’t gain from yen depreciation, as more than half of their production bases are located in foreign countries, but still performed better than South Korean counterparts.

HDI was still a main engine of growth in rigid PCB field in 2014, and is expected to maintain the momentum in 2015. As mobile phone screens become larger, PCB for mobile phone has to react accordingly. To ensure light weight and thinness of mobile phone, the demand for more advanced Anylayer HDI increases tremendously. As Anylayer HDI technology is time- and -capacity consuming, combined with Panasonic’s withdrawal from Anylayer HDI field, various PCB companies will expand Anylayer HDI capacity in 2015. In 2014, the company registered largest growth in revenue from HDI PCB business was Taiwanese Compeq, which boasts customers like Apple and Xiaomi with impressive performance, jumping by 28.3% to USD690 million, one step away from industry leader Unimicron.

Another spotlight in 2014 was PCB for server. With further penetration of internet economy, the coming of big data era, and influx of large amounts of capital into network economy, the demand for server ushers in explosive growth. PCB for server requires high Tg and low Loss, with layer growing more higher, up to 28, driving continuous increase in unit price of PCB for server since 2009. The companies that specialize in PCB for server, such as Taiwanese WUS Printed Circuit and ACCL, accomplished good results, with WUS Printed Circuit’s revenue ascending by 20% and ACCL’s 27%.

Regarding rigid PCB, LED lighting stimulated demand for metal PCB with good heat elimination performance. Taiwanese T.P.T, GIA TZOONG, and mainland Chinese Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic, which are skilled in metal PCB, all enjoyed a decent level of growth. In addition, PCB for automobile also did a good performance.

The most sensational event in PCB industry in 2014 was the merger of TTM and Viasystems. The combined company is absolutely No. 1 manufacturer with total revenue approximating USD2.5 billion. TTM enjoys a strong position in cellular phone and networking/telecom, and Viasystems in automotive and industrial fields, showing a perfect complementation.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site.  View the report: Global and China Rigid PCB Industry Report, 2015.

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Silicon Photonics Market – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 – 2020

This report provides the profiles of all the major companies in the silicon photonics market. It also provides the competitive landscape of the key players, which indicates the growth strategy of the silicon photonics market in the industry. The report also covers the entire value chain for the market, right from the research and product development to the end-user. Along with the value chain, this report provides an in-depth view on the products, applications, and geographic analysis of this market. The silicon photonics market is expected to grow to $497.53 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 27.74% from 2014 to 2020. The report also provides market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the silicon photonics market. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also includes the critical market data and qualitative information with regard to silicon photonics, along with the qualitative analysis, such as the Porter’s five force analysis, value chain analysis, and the market breakdown analysis. The key players in the this market include Intel Corporation (U.S.), IBM Corp. (U.S.), Luxtera, Inc. (California), ST Microelectronics (Switzerland), Mellanox Technologies (U.S.), and Infinera Inc. (U.S.), among others. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Silicon Photonics Market – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 – 2020.

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Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms – Global Strategic Business Report

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Fluoroscopy, and Mobile C-Arms (Full-Size C-Arms, & Mini C-Arms). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms – Global Strategic Business Report.

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