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68 SMT Magazine • December 2017 3Q17 DRAM Revenue Hits a New High with a 16.2% Sequential Increase Revenue of the entire global DRAM industry climbed to a new historic high for the third quarter of 2017, driven by the 5% average increase in con- tract prices of various DRAM products. Pure-play PLC Smart Meter Shipments in Europe will Peak in 2017 Annual shipments of smart electricity meters in Eu- rope will grow by 71% in 2017 to reach 23.1 mil- lion units, according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Flexible AMOLED Panel Supply Capacity to Exceed Demand by 44% in 2018 With flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel fabs building at a quicker pace than global demand, supply capacity of flex- ible AMOLED panels is forecast to be 44% high- er than global demand in 2018, according to IHS Markit. Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Analysis & Trends 2017 The global wearable medical devices market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 17.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $23.8 bil- lion by 2025. Gartner Identifies Top 10 Digital Disruptors in Asia/Pacific The top digital companies in the Asia/Pacific re- gion represent both a threat and an opportunity to global enterprises, and CIOs ignore them at their own risk, according to Gartner Inc. Smart TV Market Size to Reach $292.55B by 2025 The global smart TV market is expected to reach $292.55 billion by 2025, according to a new re- port by Grand View Research Inc. North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2017 Billings North America-based manufacturers of semicon- ductor equipment posted $2.03 billion in billings worldwide in September 2017 (three-month av- erage basis), according to the September Equip- ment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published by SEMI. Semiconductor Demand in Medical Applications The global opportunity in the medical electronics market continues to motivate semiconductor sup- pliers to bring to market products for imaging, di- agnosis, therapy, and home remote monitoring. Automated Test Equipment Market Size Worth $4.6B by 2025 Increasing adoption of system-on-chip and high demand for consumer electronics are the key driv- ers for the automated test equipment market growth. Domestic Supply Chain Shuffle: Increasing the Value of Local Content in Semiconductor Equipment Over 20% of all semiconductor equipment will be shipped to China in 2017, yet Chinese OEMs ac- count for only 2% of worldwide fab equipment. This percentage is even lower for Chinese subsys- tems and components suppliers. Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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