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80 SMT Magazine • February 2014 SMTonline Market News Highlights 2012, according to preliminary estimates from the Semiconductor Value Chain service at IhS. Consumer Sentiment on Overall economy Flat in December Consumer confidence toward the overall economy and technology spending in December both remain steady with last month's elevated sentiment levels, according to the latest figures released by the Consumer Electronics Association. December Manufacturing ISM report: PMI at 57% bradley J. holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, and chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufactur- ing business Survey Committee, comments, "The PMI registered 57%, the second highest reading for the year, just 0.3 percentage point below No- vember's reading of 57.3%." Consumer electronics Market to reach $1.6 Trillion by 2018 Consumer Electronics market to witness a value of US $1.6 trillion by 2018. geographical analysis shows the highest Compounded Annual growth rate (CAgr) of 17.6% is foreseen from Asia-Pacific region during the analysis period 2011-2018. SSV Sales to reach 55 Million units annually by 2022 Stop-start vehicles (SSVs), which eliminate idling by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stationary and restarting it automatically when it is time to move, offer a portion of the fuel econ- omy benefits of hybrid vehicles at a fraction of the cost premium. Strategic analysis of european eMS Industry 2012-2017 This is the eleventh edition of the European Elec- tronic Manufacturing Services Industry report and updates both the tenth edition published in Sep- tember 2011 and the first edition of the European Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry—Strate- gic Market Analysis, published in September 2012. Cea: rise of Connected Health & Wellness Devices The Consumer Electronics Association's new report, "The Connected health and wellness Mar- ket," quantifies the dramatic growth in sales of connected health and wellness devices. The report defines the market, lays out key market growth drivers and challenges, and highlights important technology trends and regulatory issues. PC Monitor Market: Positive Growth in Q3 Total worldwide PC monitor shipments were more than 35 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 4.5% compared to the previ- ous quarter and 1.2 million units more than fore- cast, according to the IDC worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. CeS 2014: a Preview from Dan Feinberg "I'm heading to las Vegas again for CES. This is my 16th year attending this exciting show and I have seen it change quite a bit over the years. This year, change seems to be accelerating. gone are the huge Microsoft booths and many of the top- tier sub assembly suppliers," says columnist Dan Feinberg. Smartphone aP Market up 31% in Q3 2013 According to the report, Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung and Spreadtrum grabbed the top-five revenue share spots in the smartphone apps processor market in Q3 2013. Qualcomm continued its lead in the smartphone applications processor market with 53% revenue share, fol- lowed by Apple with 18%. Memory Sector Drives Semiconductor Sales in 2013 Following a 2.5% decline in 2012, the global semiconductor market has regained its footing in 2013 with revenue set to expand by nearly 5%. global semiconductor sales in 2013 will amount to $317.9 billion, up 4.9% from $302.9 billion in 80 SMT Magazine • February 2014

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