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74 SMT Magazine • November 2017 APeJ Surpasses USA as the Top Shipment Market for Inkjet Printers in 2Q2017 According to the latest IDC Asia Pacific Quarter- ly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the total hard- copy peripherals shipment in the second quarter of 2017 for the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) was 7.84 million units. East Africa's Enterprise Infrastructure Hardware Market Sees Decline in Spending The East Africa enterprise infrastructure hardware market (comprising Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda) experienced a slight year-on-year decline of 4.5% in the first half of 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). Autonomous Driving Set to Remain on the Horizon—For Now According to analysis by Semicast Research, real autonomous driving with limited or no human interaction is still many years away. Western EU IT Spending Highlights Interest in Next-Gen Technologies Across Vertical Markets IT spend in Western Europe will total $453.8 billion in 2017, a 2.7% increase compared with 2016, ac- cording to a new study from International Data Corporation (IDC). APeJ 3D Printer Market Jumped to 106% Growth in 2016 The latest results from the Asia/Pacific (Exclud- ing Japan) 3D Printer Forecast, 2017–2021 reveals 3D printer shipments in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) grew by almost 106% in 2016 com- pared to 2015. Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Reach $411B in 2017 Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner Inc. Global Flat Panel Display Market is Anticipated to Grow at CAGR 5.8% During 2016-2023 With advent of smart phone in late 2000s, de- mand for interactive display technologies such as OLED, AMOLED, and TFT LCD market have gained momentum, according to Society of Information Display. Power Semiconductor Sales Rebounded in 2016 and Will Continue to Grow Through 2021 Global power semiconductor revenues grew year- over-year by 3.9% in 2016, reversing a 4.8% decline in 2015, according to a recent report from business information provider IHS Markit. Electrodeposited Copper Foils Market Driven by Hybrid and Electric Vehicles The global electrodeposited copper foils market is estimated to be valued at $6.66 billion by the end of the year 2017 and is poised to touch a value of $16 billion by the end of the year 2025, reg- istering a CAGR of 11.6% during the assessment period. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Worth $240B by 2023 The market is expected to be valued at $239.11 billion by 2023 from $155.26 billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 7.4% between 2017 and 2023. Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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