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40 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2019 N.A. Smartphone Market Plunges to Five-Year Low But Samsung Rallies with Galaxy S10 E Smartphone shipments in North America plum- meted 18% year on year in Q1 2019 to a five- year low of 36.4 million units, down from a re- cord high of 44.4 million in Q1 2018. Texas Instruments Widens Its Lead As World's Top Analog IC Supplier E TI's 2018 analog sales rise to $10.8 billion; Infi- neon moves into third position, ST posts stron- gest annual increase as top-10 suppliers collec- tively account for 60% of total analog market. Shipments of Connected Wearables Will Reach 239 Million in 2023 E Shipments of connected wearables reached 116.8 million worldwide in 2018, according to a new report by Berg Insight. Growing at a com- pound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4%, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glass- es, fitness & activity trackers, smart clothing, mobile telecare and medical devices as well as other wearable devices are forecasted to reach 238.5 million units in 2023. Frost & Sullivan Reveals Top Internet of Things Platforms Poised for Growth E With over 60 billion connected devices expect- ed globally by 2024, IoT is a complex ecosys- tem that integrates Information technology (IT) with operations technology (OT) to generate data that can be analyzed to increase revenues and improve business productivity. EU Wearables Market Hits Record Values in 2018 E Shipments of wearable devices in Europe grew 30% year over year to 28.3 million units in 2018, according to data from International Da- ta Corp. Worldwide Quarterly Wearable De- vice Tracker. Worldwide Telecomm Services Market Prepares for 5G Impact E Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay TV services totaled $1.6 trillion in 2018, an increase of 0.8% year over year, according to the International Data Corp. Worldwide Tele- com Services Database. IDC expects for the worldwide spending on Telecom and Pay TV services to reach $1.66 trillion in 2023. Hardcopy Device Shipments Continue in Line With 1Q19 Forecasts E According to research by International Data Corp., the Western European printer and mul- tifunction market decreased by 5.8% in unit terms in 1Q19 compared with the same period a year ago. Digital Technologies Driving Growth in the India IT & Business Services Market E The India IT & Business Services market is expected to grow annually by 8.8% to reach US$ 13.1 billion by December 2019, according to the IDC Asia/Pacific Semiannual Services Tracker—2H 2018. Mobile Services Market in APAC to Increase Focus on B2B and B2B2C Segments E The mobile services market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to focus more on business models for the business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) seg- ments as a result of declining revenue from traditional services.

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