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JANUARY 2018 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 85 Top 10 Ranking of Global Semiconductor Foundries of 2017 E According to TrendForce's latest report, the global revenue for semiconductor foundry is expected to reach $57.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.1% compared with 2016, marking the fifth consecu - tive year with a growth rate over 5%. Global NAND Flash Revenue from Branded Manufacturers Up 14% in Q317 E DRAMeXchange reports a growing demand for NAND Flash under the influence of traditional peak season and increasing demand for smart- phones and SSD from servers and data centers. Bluetooth Smart & Smart Ready Market Worth $39B by 2025 E The global bluetooth smart and smart ready market is expected to reach $39.3 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Slowdown in Tablet Demand Hits Middle East & Africa PCD Market E The Middle East and Africa personal comput- ing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 15.2% year on year in Q3 2017, according to the latest insights from Inter- national Data Corporation. U.S. Cellular Operators Success in Key M2M Markets Could be Jeopardized by Distraction and IoT Hype E A new report by ABI Research forecasts that the U.S. cellular M2M market will grow beyond 300 million connections by 2022. But as U.S. network operators rush to deploy the latest LTE technologies, new competition is emerging. Worldwide Spending on the Internet of Things to Reach $772B in 2018 E Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 14.6% over the $674 billion that will be spent in 2017. Smart Hospitals to Invest over $11B in Cloud Computing and Data Analytics E By 2025, 10% of hospitals across the globe will become or will have started implementations to become smart hospitals. Flat Panel Demand to Grow 7% in 2018, Biggest Gain Since 2014 E Global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% to 210 million square meters in 2018 compared to 2017, according to IHS Markit. That will be the biggest annual growth since 2014. Market Highlights ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY NEWS

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