Outlook of the global optical isolator market
According to this market research report, the global optical isolator market will grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the period of 2016 to 2020. The rising number of “fiber to the x” (FTTx) connections will help in the increased adoption of optical isolators during the forecast period. Newly developed network architectures, implemented through FTTx, help reduce the installation price for high bandwidth services to the home. These architectures include FTTC or fiber to the curb, also called FTTN or fiber to the node, FTTH or fiber to the home, and FTTP or fiber to the premises, where premises may indicate homes, small businesses, or apartments. Since the FTTH network utilizes fiber optic cable to deliver high-speed service to homes, an increase in its preference will lead to the augmented demand for optical isolators during the estimated period.
In this market, analysts have also observed that many end-users have started migrating to the wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) architecture. Recently, many optical transport networks (OTN) have started migrating towards the WDM architecture from synchronous optical networking (SONET technology) and DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing). This shift has allowed carriers to make significant cost reductions over the cost of deploying an overlay of multiple networks for each service offering or single channel networks. The benefits of this system include fault detecting, performance monitoring, and isolation of the wavelength.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
This market is extremely competitive because of the strong position of the existing vendors. The intensive market capital makes it difficult for new
Overview of the global hot swap controllers market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global hot swap controllers market will grow steadily during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of almost 8% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increasing deployment of SSDs (solid-state drive) as one of the primary growth factors for the hot swap controller market. There will be an exponential increase in the installation of SSDs in PCs and SSDs are estimated to account for almost one-third of the PC storage solutions market. The rise in demand for ultrabooks and other ultra-thin notebook PCs will drive the demand for SSDs. The constantly growing internet penetration has led to the growth of digital data, which has also increased the demand for efficient storage infrastructure to store and process data in data centers. Since data storage solution providers are one of the major consumers of hot swap controllers, this increasing demand for SSDs will subsequently augment the growth of the hot swap IC market in the next few years.
Technological advances in the recent years have led to the availability of products that incorporate multiple features on a single platform. Since computers and networking equipment use a combination of power management semiconductor ICs and other discrete power semiconductors and are constantly prone to board space restrictions. This will result in several industries such as communication, automotive, and consumer electronics demanding the need for the miniaturization of semiconductor devices. This will lead to the
Global outlook for the RF IC market
Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global radio frequency (RF) IC market will grow at a fast pace and will post an impressive CAGR of more than 11% over the forecast period. The manufacturing of RF devices like power amplifiers incurs enormous costs for the vendors because of the expensive raw materials. This has prompted the vendors to identify new materials that can reduce the expenditure incurred in the manufacturing process of RF devices. The development of new materials like GaAs and indium phosphide (InP) will ramp up the production of RF power amplifiers. GaAs-RF power amplifiers use high saturated electron velocity and electron mobility to function, especially at high frequencies. Moreover, these new materials display a superior level of integration with other electronic components, such as switches fabricated in silicon on sapphire or other silicon on insulator processes. Therefore, companies like Murata and TriQuint are trying to use cost-effective and superior-performing materials to manufacture RF power amplifiers, which will fuel the growth of the RF IC market over the next four years.
One of the upcoming trends that is likely to gain traction in the market during the forecast period is the rapid development of smart cities. Government organizations around the world are investing heavily in the development of the smart city or connected city. This requires public Wi-Fi networks to provide various services to consumers, such as access to education, safety and security, and water management, traffic management, infrastructure management, and healthcare. It also provides location-based
Overview of the global in-memory computing market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global in-memory computing market will grow steadily during the next four years and will post an impressive CAGR of more than 33% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increasing demand for effective and easy data access as one of the primary factors influencing the growth of this market. Organizations analyze a large amount of data to realize customer patterns and accordingly plan business strategies. The exponential increase in the amount of data has resulted in the growing demand for easy data access. Since in-memory computing processes a large amount of data in the main memory of the server, it helps in reducing the process execution time. Moreover, in-memory computing also enables fast computational speeds and also assists in ensuring accurate results with high speed data access. Since every organization has the requirement to store a large amount of data and the disk-based storage systems require a large physical space, the coming years will witness an increasing adoption of in-memory computing platforms.
Since in-memory computing enables the processing of a large amount of data from different sources, there will be an increasing adoption of in-memory technologies from various industries. Especially from the BFSI sector that is in a constant need to improve its operational performance in business areas such as risk management and fraud reduction. Additionally, the rise in transactional and analytical requirements for voluminous data and the ability to deliver the output of complex analysis and transactions in real-time, will also result in the increased adoption of in-memory computing by the BFSI sector.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is marked by the presence of a considerable number of
Overview of the global IGBT-based power module market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global IGBT-based power module market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 8% by 2020. HVDC technology is primarily used for efficiently transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances. Motors, lights, and other high-power applications use AC voltage. AC voltage produced at the source has the need to be converted to DC power for reducing transmission losses and then converted back to AC electricity at the destination. Voltage-source converters employed for this purpose use insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power modules for high voltage applications. HDVC technology involves fewer transmission lines, less land to set up transmission lines, and incur fewer transmission losses. Also, HVDC systems are more stable, can be easily controlled, and can be interconnected with AC power networks, which will, in turn, increase the adoption of HVDC systems in the power sector.
The need to improve performance and reduce cost and weight of vehicles have led to rapid advances in the automotive electrical and electronic design. Electric vehicles have a much faster response time than mechanical automobiles, and there is a rising demand for electric and hybrid electric vehicles across the globe. IGBT inverters are employed in EVs to convert DC to AC and use thyristors as the power switching device. High-power thyristors are also used in soft starters for electric motors in EVs. The growing adoption of electric vehicles will lead to the rise in the usage of high-power thyristors, which, in turn, will contribute to the growth of the market.
Global outlook of the flexible electronics market
Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global flexible electronics market will grow tremendously during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of almost 67% by 2020. The adoption of wearable technology by the consumer electronics market led to the introduction of several wearable devices like smartwatches, activity trackers, and fitness bands. Since these devices help users track a number of things, such as the distance traveled to the metabolic rate of the body and heart rate, the recent years have seen a rapid increase in their demand. Due to their flexible design and compatible features, these wearable devices are increasingly adopting printed batteries as power sources. Printed batteries are flexible in shape and size and can be used as the perfect replacements to coin cell batteries, which are rigid and occupy a lot of space on the small devices. The estimated growth of the wearable devices market in multiple sectors such as healthcare, diagnostics, and industrial scanners will be one of the major growth drivers for this market.
Since flexible displays are becoming more mainstream, different conceptual level products will be prototyped. Major technological companies such as Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple are constantly innovating and conceptualizing products that are wearable and are more integrated with human life. Companies have already introduced TVs with a curved display and have started prototyping TVs with flexible displays.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is characterized by the presence of a large number of flexible electronic companies
This segment includes components and systems like duplexers, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. These devices are essential to every electronic device that is sold today. Advances in embedded systems, such as higher memory capacities, faster processor speeds, and higher power capacities are required for technological growth across all industries. Organizations need to be attentive to the advances in this field, as this technology shapes the future of hardware devices.