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68 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2019 Indian Mobile Components Manufacturing and Assembly Market to Reach $62.8 Billion by 2023 E The Indian mobile components manufactur- ing and assembly market was worth $20.7 bil- lion in 2017 and is projected to reach a value of $62.8 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 19.9% during 2018–2023. EMS Transactions Down in Q3 2018 E In Q3 2018, there was one vertical/horizontal convergence—the same amount recorded in Q2 2018, or roughly 17% of total activity for this quarter. There were three private equity invest- ment transactions, or 50% of total activity, rep- resenting an increase over the previous quarter where no private equity transactions were re- corded. EMS Market Expected to Grow $675 Billion by 2024 E The EMS market is expected to exceed more than $675 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 7.5%. Power Transmission and Distribution Conductors Update E China and India are two prime emerging econ- omies whose power sector trends are influenc- ing the global power market, due to the scale of initiatives undertaken. In the forecast peri- od, China and India are projected to hold an aggregate value of $13.7 billion between 2018 and 2022. New Zealand PC Market Bounces Back E New Zealand PC shipments grew 1.6% year- on-year in the third quarter of 2018 with ship- ments reaching 168 thousand units, according to research company International Data Corpo- ration (IDC). DRAM Growth Tops Industry Ranking in 2018; Outlook Dims for 2019 E Topping the chart of fastest-growing products for 2018 is DRAM, which comes as no surprise given the strong rise of average selling prices in this segment over the past two years. The 2018 DRAM market is expected to show an in- crease of 39%—a solid follow-up to the 77% growth in 2017. Total Fab Equipment Spending Reverses Course, Growth Outlook Revised Downward E Total fab equipment spending in 2019 is pro- jected to drop 8%, a sharp reversal from the previously forecast increase of 7% as fab in- vestment growth has been revised downward for 2018 to 10% from the 14% predicted in August. Impressive Growth Opportunities Identified for AR, VR and Security Analytics Markets E The year 2018 was a significant one for aug- mented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with new entrants in the market including smart glasses launched, improved platforms and portfolios, and generally more enthusiasm and curiosity from the public to explore the technology. EMEA Server Spending Increased by 24.5% Year Over Year in 3Q18 E International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the third quar- ter of 2018, the EMEA server market reported a year-over-year increase in vendor revenues of 24.5% to $4.0 billion and a year-over- year increase of 2.9% in units shipped to 551,000.

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