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98 SMT Magazine • March 2014 SmTonline market News highlights India's Li-ion Battery market Driven by Smart Devices, Evs lithium ion (li-ion) batteries are rechargeable bat- teries witnessing increasing adoption in consumer electronics and automotive applications. India is one of the major li-ion markets, exhibiting double digit growth. report: Power Electronics for Electric vehicles 2013-2023 research and Markets has announced the addi- tion of the "Power electronics for electric vehicles 2013–2023: forecasts, Technologies, Players" re- port to their offering. Sales of Portable Power Batteries to Top $12.4 Billion Significant improvements in battery technologies and, in some cases, the introduction of completely new battery chemistries are transforming the ways in which people charge portable devices, from smart phones to power tools. according to a new report, worldwide sales of advanced batteries for portable power will surpass $12.4 billion annually by 2023. maPI: manufacturing Sector continues Upswing The u.S. manufacturing sector is showing incre- mental improvement with only a few potential speed bumps in the near-term, according to the quarterly "Manufacturers alliance for Productiv- ity and Innovation MaPI business outlook." The December 2013 composite index improved to 67, from 66 in the September survey—the fourth straight quarterly advance. chinese Smart Phone Sales Top 320 million Units The chinese smartphone market in the third quar- ter of 2013 reached around 87.4 million units, up 13.4% sequentially. overall, chinese smart phone sales totaled around 230.5 million units in the first three quarters of 2013, up 93.3% year-on-year. conference Board LEI for Germany Up in November The Conference board leading economic index (lei) for germany increased 0.6% in november to 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2% increase in october, and a 0.2% decline in September. Wearable computing Devices Driven by Sports, health abI research projects the wearable device sales vol- umes in 2014 to come from healthcare and sports and activity trackers. The commercial launch of several smart glass products, including google glass, will continue to drive interest in the wear- able space, but it will not be a significant commer- cial success in 2014. Demand for hydrogen for Fuel cells to climb Sharply Since 2011, interest in hydrogen for the energy storage market, combined with the rise in usage of hydrogen in the fuel cell sector, has seen increased utilization of hydrogen outside of petroleum refin- ing and chemical manufacturing. Uav market to hit $114.7B by 2023 a new report says the global uav market size can be expected to grow to more than $8million by 2018. hale/Male/Suav market has the highest business potential throughout the study period whereas the u.S. and israel will be the maximum revenue generator, among the countries manufac- turing uavs. Global comm Sat Imaging market Sees Demand Increase according to a new market report "commercial Satellite imaging Market—global industry analy- sis, Size, Share, growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013–2019," published by Transparency Market research, the market for commercial satellite im- aging globally is forecast to reach uS $5,018.6 mil- lion by 2019. 98 SMT Magazine • March 2014

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