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32 SMT Magazine • January 2016 SMT Market to be Worth $4.7B by 2020 The surface mount technology (SMT) market is ex- pected to be worth $4.73 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 9.84%, mainly driven by the increasing electronic manufacturing activity, ris- ing demand miniaturization of components, and growth in consumer electronics, according to a new report by industry analyst MarketsandMar- kets. Frost & Sullivan: Five Big Technology Predictions into 2016 Frost & Sullivan's Audrey William, Head of ICT Re- search, Australia & New Zealand shares her insights for the five big technology predictions into 2016. Smart Grid Data Analytics Market to Triple by 2022 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Smart Grid data Analytics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022," the smart grid data analytics market was valued at US$1.6 bn in 2014 and is estimated to reach US$4.6 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2015 to 2022. Internet of Things Heralds New IT Services Opportunities in 2016 The Asia-Pacific data centre market is a state of flux with most service providers in the process of fine- tuning their strategies around data centres and cloud computing. TrendForce Anticipates 4K TVs to Reach 23% Market Penetration in 2016 Global LCD TV shipments for 2015 will total 216 million sets, according to the latest estimation by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This year's ship- ments will represent a slight annual decline, for the first time since the shipment slide in 2013. Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Technology Represent a Fast Growing Market Fingerprint sensors using capacitive technology represent a fast growing market, especially in smartphones. The fingerprint sensor vendor Idex forecasts an increase of 360% of the number of fingerprint sensor units in mobile devices and of the fingerprint sensor market between 2014 and 2017. Saturation of LED Market Will Drive Industry to Seek Profits in New Applications in 2016 Light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturers had an especially tough year in 2015. "Despite rising LED lighting market demand and the large scale replacement of traditional lighting products, the oversupply situation has caused the average LED sales prices (ASPs) to plunge 30% to 40% year on year," said Roger Chu, research director for LEDin- side, a division of TrendForce. "Growing number of manufacturers have incurred heavy losses and exiting the market." Silicon Shipment Levels Decline in Q3 2015 Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Forrester Unveils 2016 Predictions For Business Leaders In Asia Pacific CIOs, CMOs, and customer experience leaders will rally to achieve customer-obsessed growth by adopting human-centered design and data analyt- ics to deliver exceptional experiences, according to Forrester Research, Inc., which today unveiled its 2016 predictions for Asia Pacific business leaders. SSD Adoption by Notebooks May Hit 30% in 2016 Set against the previous quarter, the average con- tract price of mainstream PC-Client OEM SSDs has fallen by 10–11% in the fourth quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Global Server Revenue Up 7.5% in Q3, While Shipments Rise 9.2% In the third quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 9.2% from the third quarter of 2014, while vendor revenue increased 7.5% year over year. 32 SMT Magazine • January 2016 Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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