Top 10 Most-Read Market News of 2017


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As the year ends, the editors at I-Connect007 have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read market news from the pages of EIN007. Join us for a look back at the most popular market news of 2017.

1. CSP LED Lighting Modules: A Revolution within the LED Industry?

In the new CSP LED Lighting Module report, Yole and PISEO, both part of Yole Group of Company, looked at the values of CSP solution, from an integrator perspective. They use their expertise and their understanding of application requirements, LED packages architectures and long lasting system design capabilities to perform a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of CSP approach for different lighting applications.

2. Record Spending for Fab Equipment Expected in 2017 and 2018

SEMI announced updates to its World Fab Forecast report, revealing that fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record − more than US$46 billion in 2017.  The record is expected to be broken again in 2018, nearing the $50 billion mark.

3. Automotive Touch Screen Shipments to Top 50 Million Units in 2017

Automotive touch panel shipments are expected to top 50 million units in 2017, up 11% from 45 million units in 2016, according to IHS Markit. More importantly, capacitive-touch screen shipments are forecast to surpass that of traditionally-dominated resistive-touch screens in vehicles in 2017.

4. Internet of Things Market in Central and Eastern Europe to Boom Through 2020

Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has reached an astonishing $11 billion in 2016 as organizations accelerated their investments in the hardware, software, services, and connectivity that enable the IoT.

5. Average Contract Price of 4GB DDR4 DRAM Modules to Climb 12.5% Entering 2Q17

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports the general price increase in the PC DRAM market is growing larger than anticipated as the already tight supply situation is compounded by quality problems with products made on the leading-edge processes.

6. NAND Flash Prices to Keep Rising in 3Q17

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the NAND Flash market continued to experience tight supply in the second quarter. As a result, contract prices of various lines of NAND Flash products rose by 3% to 10% from the first quarter despite the seasonal headwinds.

7. Aviation Industry to go Faster with Real-time Data Analytics

The intensity of competition within the global commercial avionics systems market is expected to increase strongly over the coming years. Improvements in economy and the growing appeal and ease of air travel have generated a high buzz for all players in the global commercial avionics systems market and they are expected to ramp up development rates to match the demand.

8. South Korean and Chinese TV Makers’ Panel Demand Expected to Pick Up in Q3 2017

Panel demand from South Korean and Chinese TV makers is expected to pick up in the third quarter of 2017, after recording lower-than-planned panel purchases in the second quarter, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

9. Thermal Energy Storage Market Size to Reach $12.50 Billion by 2025

The global thermal energy storage market is expected to reach $12.50 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for access to efficient and cost competitive energy sources is expected to favor market growth.

10. Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Among Top 10 Technologies Disrupting the ICT Industry

The breakneck speed of innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) over the past few decades has radically transformed the way businesses, individuals and even things such as physical devices operate and interact with each other.

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