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82 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2019 Additive Manufacturing Leaps From Prototype to Production E According to a new report by ABI Research, ad- ditive manufacturing will produce more than $360 billion worth of parts and end products each year and nearly $2 trillion in sum by the end of the next decade. Digital Transformation to Advance Global Airlines' Growth Prospects E Frost & Sullivan's latest analysis reveals that digital transformation will continue to be a major focus for airlines. New digital tools have helped airlines grow direct and indirect rev- enues, optimize costs, improve the passenger experience, and advance growth prospects. Canalys Expects Fewer Than Two Million Foldable Smartphones Will Ship in 2019 E Foldable phones have arrived in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. More vendors will soon follow with their own takes on foldable displays, but 2019 will not be the year that foldable phones go mainstream. Remote Patient Monitoring Revenues to Reach €46.1 Billion in 2023 E Revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached €17.5 billion in 2018, and are expected to reach €46.1 billion at the end of the forecast period, according to a new mar- ket report from Berg Insight. Cognitive Computing Market to Expand due to Growing Adoption of the Connected Devices E According to TMR, the global cognitive comput- ing market achieved the revenue of the $29.67 billion in 2016 and is expected to expand with the CAGR of the 49.9% for attaining a value of $1.0 trillion by the end of the year 2025. Digitization Remains a Key Focus for Most Industries in 2019, but Challenges Remain E More and more enterprises are looking toward new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, edge computing, and software-defined in their push toward digital transformation. China's Smartphone Market Falls 14% in 2018 E China's smartphone market falls 14% in 2018 with just under 400 million units shipped. In 2018, smartphone shipments in China fell to their lowest level since 2013 at 396 million units. The U.S. Secures 5G Superiority, at Least in Short Term E The race for the leading role in 5G connectivity has already started, and while the U.S., China, South Korea, and Japan are the four countries in the lead, it is the United States who will win the 5G race in the short term, according to ABI Research. Semiconductor R&D Spending Will Step Up After Slowing E IC Insights claims 3D die-stacking technolo- gies, manufacturing barriers, and growing complexities in end-use systems are among the technical challenges expected to lift R&D growth rates through 2023. Global Semiconductor Sales Up Nearly 14% to $468.8B in 2018 E The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)— representing U.S. leadership in semiconduc- tor manufacturing, design, and research—an- nounced the global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018, which is the industry's highest-ever annual total with an increase of 13.7% compared to the 2017 total.

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