Overview of the NAND flash market
According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global NAND flash market is anticipated to grow at an impressive CAGR of close to 10% over the forecast period. The increasing end-user applications for NAND flash is a major factor driving this market’s growth. The number of applications for NAND flash is likely to increase over the coming years owing to the addition of new revenue sources, for instance, NAND flash has several applications in embedded systems. The adoption of NAND flash in embedded systems is expected to increase as it has several advantages such as high-volume storage at low cost, fast access times, and quick erase time. These features enable the device to process multiple applications at the same time. Moreover, NAND flash is also used in other applications such as enhanced phones and HHPs, which is expected to contribute significantly to the revenue of the market during the forecast period.
The emergence of 3D NAND is a recent trend gaining significant traction in the market. The high demand for 3D NAND is because it has a higher storage capacity than 2D NAND. Also, the information stored on 2D NAND is in a 2D array, whereas data bits can be stacked in a 3D NAND to increase the memory density. Furthermore, the majority of vendors such as Samsung, Toshiba, and SanDisk have started investing in the market, which is expected to the fuel the adoption of 3D NAND over the coming years.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global NAND flash market is highly fragmented owing to the presence of several well-established vendors like Intel, Samsung, and Toshiba. The market has intense competition,
Overview of the global residential security systems market
Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global residential security systems market will grow steadily over the next four years and will post a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the rise in the number of threats to residential buildings as one of the primary growth factors for the home security systems market. As a result of the increasing incidences of thefts and unauthorized access to individual homes and residential buildings, end-users have started equipping residential buildings with special platforms that will help them access electronic devices at home through mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets computers, and laptops from remote locations. Home security solutions such as security cameras and smart locks are robust and reliable and are effective in preventing unwanted access to residences.
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) in residential security systems will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the next four years. Home security products such as access control, intruder alarms, and video surveillance are self-contained and are configured only for specific purposes. The use of IoT can improve existing security features as it can provide data, that will help in predicting security features that respond to situations relating to property or people. Vendors such as Cisco Systems and Tyco Security Products have already started offering home security solutions that detect changes in heat, sound, and motion and alert
Global outlook of the PoE chipset market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global PoE chipset market to grow steadily over the next four years and will post a CAGR of almost 10% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the growing demand for data centres to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the power over Ethernet or PoE chipset market in the coming years. The development of advanced technologies such as big data analytics and cloud-based services have resulted in the rise in demand for data centres, especially in the developed countries. The increasing demand for colocation facilities among SMEs also fuels the demand for data centres. Since network equipment such as Ethernet switches plays a vital role in the operation of data centres, data centre operators will increasingly adopt 10GbE (Gigabit Ethernet), and 40GbE Ethernet switches to meet the rise in business demands. This, in turn, will drive the demand for PoE chipsets, augmenting the market’s growth prospects.
According to this market research report, the implementation and adoption of optical fiber cables for communication will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the next four years. Features such as flexibility, being susceptible to electromagnetic interference, and increased reliability, when compared to copper cables, make optical fibers the ideal option for use in extreme environments such as underground ducts and overhead electricity lines.
Overview of the global power amplifier market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global power amplifier market will grow steadily over the next four years and will post an impressive CAGR of almost 14% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the emergence of next generation wireless networks as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The growing popularity of mobile communication devices and next-generation wireless networks such as 3G, 4G, and 5G has resulted in an increase in network traffic. These technologies offer wireless connection similar to home broadband connections, in turn, increasing the number of users accessing the internet. The long-term evolution (LTE) standard covers a wide range of frequency bands that enable the transmission and reception of data at rapid speeds. The use of LTE wireless networks to access online content drains tablet batteries creating a demand for efficient RF power amplifiers that enhance the output power requirement of tablet computers.
This global market research predicts that in terms of geographical regions, APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the next four years and also estimates the region to account for more than 51% of the total market shares by 2020. The increasing demand for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, Wi-Fi routers, and USB sticks among individual customers in the countries such as China, India, and Japan will bolster the market’s growth prospects in this region.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
Though the leading players such as Avago Technologies, RFMD, Skyworks, and TriQuint dominated the market by accounting for about 80% of the total market shares in 2015, the market witnessed
Overview of the global high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires market
According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global HTS wires market is anticipated to grow steadily and will post a moderate CAGR of close to 5% over the forecast period. Compact and high-capacity underground HTS cables are indispensable for increasing the capacity and reliability of power grids. HTS power cables conduct nearly 5-10 times more power than conventional copper wires of the comparable cross section. There has been substantial development toward the commercialization of HTS power cables. The world’s first high temperature superconducting power transmission cable system in a commercial power grid was set up in the US in 2008. This HTS power transmission system is capable of transmitting 574 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power more than 200,000 homes. Similar projects are also expected to come up across many countries including China, Japan, South Korea, and Germany, which will boost this market’s growth prospects in the coming years.
HTS power cables provide exclusive benefits for wireless applications due to ultra-low dissipation and distortion, along with, quantum accuracy. Superconductor radio-frequency (RF) filters with higher interference termination have been deployed at cellular base stations, aiding wider range and fewer call drops. Moreover, fourth generation all-digital receivers (ADR) for the US defense offer vast improvements in performance, efficiency, and cost for satellite communications (SATCOM), electronic warfare (EW) and signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems. This will result in the increased adoption of HTS filters and
Global outlook of the sapphire semiconductor market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global sapphire semiconductor market to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% during the projected period. Sapphire is the major substrate material used to manufacture blue, green, white, and UV light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The increasing demand for LEDs in the high-volume consumer electronics and general lighting industries for products such as light bulbs, large displays, traffic lights, HDTVs, mobile phones, computer monitors, tablets, netbooks, and gaming systems, will accelerate the applications for LEDs in the coming years. The latest development in the LED segment is the introduction of large-diameter sapphire. It will allow manufacturers to achieve a higher throughput with the more useable surface area on larger substrates, leading to operational efficiencies. The increasing demand for LEDs across several applications will boost the sapphire semiconductor market during the forecast period.
Sapphire semiconductors are used in several areas including sensors, lenses, and power devices due to their high performance and cost-effectiveness. In the optical segment, the transparency of sapphire semiconductors acts as a huge advantage. They can also be enhanced for the transmission in the infrared and ultraviolet regions as well as the visible spectrum. Also, the sapphire technology provides robustness and resistance to damage from chemicals, heat, or physical abrasion.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global sapphire semiconductor market is highly fragmented and characterized by the presence of a large number of established manufacturers and several small and medium-sized enterprises. The market is extremely competitive where the international players dominate it.
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.