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Overview of the global mobile augmented reality (AR) market
Globally, the concept of augmented reality (AR) has been gaining traction due to the recent rise in the number of mobile AR users. As a result, the global market for mobile AR is anticipated to witness profound growth and will grow at a CAGR of nearly 59% by 2020. The rising adoption of AR technology across the advertising sector is a major factor that results in this market’s impressive growth during the estimated period. AR advertisements are immersive and interesting, making them ideal for advertisers. AR responds to the customer’s requirements and displays content that matches their interests. With the help of AR, customers can obtain all the information about a product by pointing their smartphone at it in the store. Consequently, advertising agencies like BBDO, McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett, JWT, and other leading advertising agencies across the globe have started creating ads that are integrated with AR technology for their clients.
Another key trend that is expected to gain traction in this market is the formation of partnerships with mobile AR content creators. With technological advances, mobile devices have created more opportunities for vendors to innovate and enhance real-world experiences. One such innovation is AR, which creates a digital layer over the physical world, providing consumers with a more immersive experience. Vendors in the AR technology space are creating a mobile app to view this augmented world and are collaborating with different vendors across the supply chain to support and boost the development of AR technology.
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Overview of the global electronic adhesive market
The global electronic adhesive market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 12% during the forecast period. The evolution of high density interconnect (HDI) technology will drive the growth prospects for the global electronic adhesive market for the next few years. One of the major factors responsible for the growth of the printed circuit board (PCB) market is the emergence of HDI technology. Also, with the growing demand for compact devices, the need for faster data transfer, thinner packaging, and low power consumption increases. Moreover, the increasing demand for compact devices gives rise to miniaturization of electronic components, which has high circuitry density. As a result, the PCB manufacturers are increasingly using electronic adhesives while making small components. For instance, HDI substrates are made up of high-density circuits, which eases the integration of internal electronic components on the PCB to send and receive signals among themselves.
In terms of geography, the APAC region accounted for the maximum market share during 2015 and will continue to dominate the market for the next four years as well. One of the major factors responsible for the market’s growth in the region is the increasing manufacturing activities, especially automotive component manufacturing, which is one of the leading customer categories for electronic adhesives. Also, the reducing costs and faster availability of raw material are increasingly encouraging companies to shift their manufacturing units to the region, which will again aid in the market’s growth in this region.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global electronic adhesive market is highly competitive due to the presence of a large number of big players and local vendors. The vendors in the market are increasingly adopting
Global outlook of the flat panel display (FPD) equipment market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global FPD equipment market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post an impressive revenue of more than USD 13 billion by 2021. This industry research report identifies the growing need for high-performance displays to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. By increasing the pixel density of the display panels, high-performance displays provide an immersive screen experience and improve the aesthetic appeal. With the display resolution becoming one of the major factors that customers consider during product purchases, consumer electronics manufacturers will start preferring high resolution displays to enhance consumer experience, which will boost the growth of the market.
In terms of geographical regions, APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the next four years. This is mainly due to the concentration of a large number of display device and LCD and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel manufacturers in the region. Additionally, the presence of the manufacturing sites of major monitor, laptop/notebook, tablet, and TV manufacturers such as Samsung Display, LG Display, Sony, Lenovo, Apple, and Toshiba in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China will also aid in the growth of the flat panel display equipment market in this region.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
Since the smartphone manufacturers depend heavily on the FPD equipment manufacturers for manufacturing mobile device displays, the market is highly competitive. Vendors such as Tokyo Electron, ULVAC, Manz, and Applied Materials
Overview of the global magnetron market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global magnetron market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. The rapidly growing market for smart home appliance and communication applications will predominantly drive the growth prospects for the magnetron market. The rising demand for built-in and premium microwave oven ranges accelerate the requirement for efficient magnetrons. Moreover, with the inclination towards modular kitchens and home decoration gaining traction, the demand for appliances like built-in microwave ovens has increased considerably, which will further augment the growth of the magnetron market. Vendors are also incorporating several advanced features in microwave ovens such as auto cook, auto reheat, and child lock to create a constant demand for magnetrons.
Technological advancements in the market have led to the introduction of more efficient magnetrons and have also encouraged upgrade purchases or replacement purchases. For instance, KitchenAid has launched its convection microwave model, which has Crispwave Technology and a crisper pan to enable frying, grilling, and convection cooking. LG’s LCS0712ST model uses Easy Clean technology for interiors, which allows quick cleaning without the use of any cleaning agent. Such improvements in microwave ovens are through the collaborative upgradation of the IT infrastructure and magnetron manufacturing techniques. Several companies like Samsung, LG, and Toshiba are also focusing on improving the magnetron power rating in terms of
Overview of the global nanophotonics market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global nanophotonics market to grow at a CAGR of almost 48% during the forecast period. Nanophotonics has significant potential applications in the areas of science and technology including bio-imaging, optical microscopy, optical communications, optoelectronic chips, and solar energy. Nanophotonic materials such as nanowires, quantum dots, nanotubes, and photonic crystals are extensively used for making nanophotonic components and are gaining huge traction among manufacturers. Nanophotonic component manufacturers are making use of nanomaterials for developing energy-efficient products. These nanophotonic components enable manufacturers to cope with the requirements of advanced electronics such as compressed size, high functionality, greater data transmission speed, and longer battery life.
At present, the manufacturers are adopting nanotechnology for developing nanophotonic ICs for various applications including communications, computing, defense and security, and healthcare. The use of nanomaterials such as photonic crystals, quantum dots, plasmonics, nanotubes, and nanoribbons has led to the development of small-scale power electronics and nanophotonic ICs. Also, several manufacturers are using nanophotonic technology by integrating electronics and photonics on the same chip for higher bandwidth and faster data transmission speed. The nanophotonic technology allows chip manufacturers to combine various transistors and photonic components on a single IC. The nanophotonic ICs enable devices to directly communicate with other devices using light, subsequently increasing the data transmission speed.
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Overview of the global ATCA CPU blades market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global ATCA CPU blades market to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% between 2016 and 2020. The rapid increase in mobile data traffic and IoT and M2M modules is positively impacting the growth of the ATCA CPU blades market. The growth of mobile devices and wireless data coupled with the deployment of LTE technology has resulted in high network utilization. Such developments have propelled telecom cloud providers to adopt ATCA systems, including ATCA CPU blades. The ATCA systems help to optimize spectrum utilization and the life of networks. Several network operators are developing sophisticated wired and wireless networks, architecture, and devices such as ATCA CPU blades to adapt the increase in data consumption and ensure proper quality of service. ATCA systems also offer network operators with a platform to minimize their capital expenditure through the effective deployment of VoLTE services. These systems also provide new personalized and synchronized data-rich mobile applications to the customers.
The development of advanced technologies such as cloud-based services and big data analytics has fueled the demand for data centers across the globe. This increase in the demand for data centers, especially from large enterprises, CSPs, government agencies, and telecommunication organizations, has subsequently resulted in the augmented need for ATCA CPU blades for their efficient performance. Furthermore, with the rising demand for data centers, especially from developing countries, the deployment of ATCA for their network infrastructure will also increase.