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48 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2018 IoT Data Traffic Per Node: The New Critical Metric for IoT System Designers E The best IoT message bandwidth planning may not survive the first contact with real-world data as IoT system integrators (SIs) and network planners face the challenge of developing a project concept while at the same time antici - pating the data traffic use case requirements. Global Smartphone Production Growth Will Drop to Only 5% in 2018 E According to the latest research by TrendForce, Chinese smartphone brands have continued the prior year's strong growth momentum in 2017, bringing the global smartphone produc- tion to 1.46 billion units, an increase of 6.5% compared with 2016. Global Defense Spending Forecast to Reach $1.7T in 2018 E Global defense expenditure is set to increase again in 2018 to reach its highest level since the end of the Cold War, according to the annual Jane's Defense Budgets Report released today by IHS Markit. Intervention in the Memory Market by China's NDRC May Affect Prices of Mobile DRAM E On 22 December 2017, China's National Devel- opment and Reform Commission (NDRC) held a meeting with representatives from Samsung to express concerns about Samsung's role in the continuing price increase for memory products. IHS Markit Identifies the Top 8 Technology Trends for 2018 E From the Internet of Things (IoT) to the cloud to artificial intelligence, industries are seeing a new wave of technologies that have the poten- tial to transform and significantly impact the world around us. Shipments of Cellular M2M Terminals to Reach 13.7 Million by 2022 E Berg Insight released new findings about the market for cellular M2M terminals. About 4.9 million cellular M2M terminals were shipped globally during 2016, up by 28% from the previous year. Worldwide Spending on 3D Printing to be Nearly $12B in 2018 E Global spending on 3D printing (including hardware, materials, software, and services) will be nearly $12 billion in 2018, an increase of 19.9% over 2017. By 2021, IDC expects worldwide spending to be nearly $20 billion with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.5%. Electronic Industry News and Market Highlights

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