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46 SMT Magazine • March 2017 Internet of Things Market in Central and Eastern Europe to Boom Through 2020 According to a new update to the Worldwide Semi- annual Internet of Things Spending Guide from IDC, IoT revenues in the Central and Eastern Eu- rope region will post a CAGR of 21.5% over the 2016-2020 forecast period, reaching $24 billion in 2020. Global Commercial Avionics Systems Market Posts Revenue of $25.34B in 2016 Transparency Market Research forecasts the glob- al commercial avionics systems market to take ad- vantage of the rising investments and adoption of leading-edge technologies to register a CAGR of 3.5% between 2016 and 2024. By the end of the forecast period, the global market is expected to reach $31.07 billion. Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 7% in Q4 2016 Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner Inc. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the No. 1 global smartphone vendor position. Over 69 Million Automotive LiDAR Sensors Will Ship in 2026 ABI Research forecasts more than 69 million auto- motive LiDAR sensors will ship in 2026, fueled by declining hardware costs and the need to equip ve- hicles with multiple sensors to ensure 360-degree coverage. Top 3 Chinese Smartphone Vendors Grab Nearly Half of China's Market in 2016 According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the smartphone market in Chi- na saw a 19% YoY growth and 17% QoQ growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9%, with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the market. Apple Tops Samsung in Q4 to Close Out a Roller Coaster Year for the Smartphone Market According to preliminary data from the IDC World- wide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 428.5 million units dur- ing the fourth quarter of 2016, resulting in 6.9% growth when compared to the 400.7 million units shipped in the final quarter of 2015. Latest Report on Top 10 Sensors According to MarketsandMarkets, the global sensors market is expected to grow at a signifi- cant rate between 2016 and 2022, mainly driv- en by the increasing advancement toward small- er, smarter, and cheaper sensors; miniaturization trend in sensors; advent of platforms such as IoT, AR, and M2M; and growing trend toward smart living among end users. Global Semiconductor Revenue Forecast to Grow 7.2% in 2017 The worldwide semiconductor revenue is fore- cast to reach $364.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from 2016, according to Gartner Inc. This represents a complete turnaround for the semi- conductor industry as the market experienced 1.5% growth in 2016. IDC Predicts 3D Printing Will Hit Mainstream Market in Asia Pacific in 2018 With supportive government policies and contin- uous drive from countries like China, South Korea and India, IDC predicts that 3D printing will even- tually become a mainstream market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) in 2018. Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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