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62 SMT Magazine • April 2016 Flourishing Chinese NaND Flash industry to Spur the Growth of Domestic Controller Chip Manufacturing Chinese semiconductor companies building up their memory manufacturing capabilities at the wafer level are also beginning to pay greater at- tention to the production of controller chips for memory products. Flexible aMOlED Display production to increase in 2016 With the growing popularity of the Samsung Gal- axy edge series and the Apple Watch, display man- ufacturers are expanding their production capacity of flexible AMOLED displays. Top 10 ioT Technologies for 2017 and 2018 Gartner Inc. lists the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organiza- tion's radar through the next two years. Emergence of 5G and industry 4.0 to ignite the Global Test and Measurement Market The ubiquity of connected devices and the rising relevance of the Internet of Things will provide a huge boost to the test and measurement market, specifically, the communication testing segment. Semiconductor Unit Shipments to Exceed One Trillion Devices in 2018 Semiconductor unit shipments are forecast to climb to 1,022.5 billion devices in 2018 from 32.6 billion in 1978, reflecting an average annual growth of 9% over the 40-year period. Steady Smartphone Shipments limit Global Mobile DraM revenue Slide to 1% DRAMeXchange reports that the decline in mobile DRAM prices eased in the fourth quarter of 2015 amid steady smartphone shipment. automotive lighting System Market to See 8% CaGr from 2015-2021 The global automotive lighting system market is predicted to progress from $19.9 billion in 2014 to $34.1 billion by 2021, according to a new re- port by market research firm Transparency Market Research. Worldwide Wearables Market leaps 126.9% in Q4 and 171.6% in 2015 The worldwide wearable device market took a big step forward in the fourth quarter of 2015, fueled by the growing popularity of fitness trackers and the Apple Watch. Over 1.5 Billion Smartphones to Ship Worldwide in 2016 Despite turbulence for certain vendors and coun- tries, the global smartphone industry will still grow by over 10% this year thanks to new opportuni- ties, according to a new report by Canalys. Semiconductor Capital Spending rebound Fails to Materialize in 2015 Total worldwide semiconductor industry capi- tal spending is forecast to show low single-digit growth in 2016 after registering a 1% decline in 2015, according to IC Insights. electronics industry news market highlights

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