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50 SMT Magazine • July 2015 Electronics Industry News Market Highlights Global Server Shipments Up 13% in 1Q15 "The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever," said Adrian O'Connell, research director at Gartner. LED Market in Asia-Pacific to Reach $35.79B by 2020 The Asia-Pacific LED market is expected to reach $35.79 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.7% during the forecast period (2015–2020). The high bright - ness LED segment is expected to grow swiftly and continue to account for the highest market share, contributing to over 60% of the total market rev- enue, throughout the forecast period (2015–2020). High-tech Smartphones, Tablet PCs, Driving Camera Module Market The global camera module market, valued at $12 bil- lion in 2012, is likely to exhibit a remarkable CAGR of 19.7% between 2013 and 2019 to reach $43.06 billion by 2019, according to Transparency Market Re- search. This is mainly driven by increasing penetration of smartphones and tablet PCs and growing demand for technologically advanced versions of the devices. Info-Driven Manufacturing Drives Photoelectric Sensor Market Rather than develop independently, the photoelec- tric sensor market tends to develop in line with other automation markets, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs). According to a new ARC Advisory Group market outlook report, the photoelectric sen- sors market in China grew moderately in 2014. Small Businesses Optimistic but Slow Growth Plans "Business owners are continuing the solid growth pattern reflected in the January survey, but at a somewhat slower pace," said Paul J. Sarvadi, Insper - ity chairman and chief executive officer. "One of the key contributions made by the nation's small busi- ness community is the ability to adjust quickly to economic uncertainties and turn them into profit- able opportunities." IDC: Global IoT Market to Grow 19% in 2015 The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital sig- nage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). The second annual forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical industries, including consumer, retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries, while also sizing IoT opportunities for 25 vertical-spe- cific use cases. Six Top 20 1Q15 Semiconductor Suppliers Show Over 20% Growth The top-20 ranking includes three pure-play foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and UMC) and four fabless companies. It is interesting to note that the top four semiconductor suppliers all have different business models. Intel is essentially a pure-play IDM, Samsung a vertically integrated IC supplier, TSMC a pure-play foundry, and Qualcomm a fabless company. Consumer Electronics Market Forecast to Reach $1.55T in 2022 Increasing disposable income, decreasing prices of consumer electronic devices in the price sensitive regions and introduction of technological advanced devices are the primary factors driving growth of the consumer electronics market globally. Industrial Chip Market Posts Record Growth in 4 Years Based on the latest information from the IHS Indus - trial Semiconductors service, the industrial electron- ics category is expected to continue its strong mo- mentum, as the top application-revenue driver in the semiconductor industry, through 2019. Wearable Market Remained Strong in Q1 "Bucking the post-holiday decline normally associat- ed with the first quarter is a strong sign for the wear- ables' market," said Ramon Llamas, research man- ager, wearables. "It demonstrates growing end-user interest and the vendors' ability to deliver a diversity of devices and experiences. In addition, demand from emerging markets is on the rise and vendors are ea- ger to meet these new opportunities. 50 SMT Magazine • July 2015

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