According to a new report by ABI Research, annual shipments of 802.15.4-enabled devices are forecast to grow more than 5X from 2012 to 2018, with a CAGR of over 30%. ZigBee continues to be the primary driver toward standardization and interoperability and will see further strong growth across many markets, accounting for almost 80% of total 802.15.4-enabled device shipments in 2018.
ABI Research’s latest forecasts for indoor small cells, which are also referred to as enterprise and consumer femtocells, predicts a return to growth after lackluster 2011 and 2012 with an increase in unit volumes in 2013 and 2014 and year-on-year growth outpacing our last forecasts.
LPKF is one of the leading global suppliers of laser welding systems for plastics. This product area has been growing rapidly for a number of years. Revenue growth was hindered recently due to capacity bottlenecks at the location of Erlangen.This week the board of directors of the LPKF Group sealed the planned move to a new production and office building by signing a purchase contract. At around 10,000 m² the new premises in Fürth is more than twice as big as the previous location and offers further potential for expansion.
Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions, a business of Emerson and a global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure, presents the Top Sales and Top Sales Growth awards at the Electronics Distributer Show (EDS), in Las Vegas.
RFMW Ltd. announces the relocation of its worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA. RFMW Ltd. is a specialty electronics distribution company focused on RF and Microwave technology with locations throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.
Mobile handset semiconductors, including processors, RF, power management, and wireless connectivity, grew to more than $30 billion in 2011. The worldwide market generated more than $120 billion in revenue over the last five years and will generate more than $170 billion during the next five years.
The market for RFID transponders, readers, software, and services will generate $70.5 billion from 2012 to the end of 2017. The market was boosted by a growth of $900 million in 2011 and the market is expected to grow 20% YOY per annum. Government, retail, and transportation and logistics have been identified as the most valuable sectors, accounting for 60% of accumulated revenue over the next five years.
Mobile device semiconductors were one of the few bright spots in a chipset market that stalled in 2011. Revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion, while the total semiconductor market limped out of 2011 with just 2 percent year-on-year growth.