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76 SMT Magazine • August 2016 DRAM Contract Prices Stabilized in June and Are Expected to Rise in Q3 DRAMeXchange expects DRAM contract prices, af- ter being on a downtrend for almost two years, will go up in the third quarter by about 4% to 8%. Automotive Telematics Revenue Will Soar to $4.2B Globally in 2021 Global revenue from automotive telematics systems will grow at a CAGR of more than 19% to $4.2 bil - lion by the end of 2021, according to new forecasts from IHS Inc. 3D Printing Industry Expected to Top $6.5B in Revenue in 2016 A new report from Semico Research, '3D Print- ing: The Next Industrial Revolution 2016 Update', forecasts that revenues for the industry—including printers, services, and materials—will eclipse $6.5 billion in 2016. That figure will almost triple by 2021. Automotive Semiconductor Market Grows Slightly in 2015 Despite slower growth for the automotive indus - try and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% year over year, reaching $29 billion in 2015, according to IHS Inc. IoT Communication Protocol Market Worth $15.8B by 2022 The IoT communication protocol market size in terms of value is expected to grow from $11.44 bil - lion in 2015 to $15.8 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.7% between 2016 and 2022. World Record: 248,000 Industrial Robots Revolutionizing the Global Economy The worldwide sales of industrial robots achieved a new record number of 248,000 units in 2015, ac - cording to the International Federation of Robotics. Machine Vision Market to Hit 9.1% CAGR to 2020 The machine vision market size is estimated to grow from $8.08 billion in 2015 to $12.49 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 9.1% from 2015 to 2020. Global Demand for Smart Weapons Accelerating Growth to Top $41.8 Billion by 2025 A renewed emphasis on advancing Smart Weapon capabilities to counter evolving threats such as A2/ AD (anti-access Area Denial) envelopes, combined with on-going demand from asymmetric wars and continued force modernizations in emerging coun - tries is driving spending across the full range of Smart Weapons, according to Strategy Analytics. N.A. Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2016 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.09 North America-based manufacturers of semicon- ductor equipment posted $1.75 billion in orders worldwide in May 2016 and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to SEMI. China IoT Market Worth $121.45B by 2022 The China IoT market is expected to reach $121.45 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 41.1% be- tween 2016 and 2022, mainly driven by the grow- ing demand for smartphone and other connecting devices, the increasing internet penetration, rising trends of industrial automation, and mainstream adoption of cloud computing, according to Mar- ketsandMarkets. Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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