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60 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2018 NAND Flash Prices Will Continue to Decline as the Slight Oversupply Continues in 2Q18 E The NAND flash market has witnessed a slight oversupply in 1Q18, and while demand increases, the growth momentum remains weak in 2Q18, according to DRAMeXchange. Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives to Reach $28.3 Billion in 2018 E The market for technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) is expected to reach $28.3 billion in 2018, according to the first-ever IDC Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide. SSD Price Drop Will Drive the Adoption Rate of SSD in Notebooks to 50% E In 1Q18, the traditional off-season, SSD market has seen obviously less stock up orders from PC OEMs compared with 4Q17, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Organic and Printed Electronics Industry Expects 7% Increase in Sales Revenue in 2018 E The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry, according to results from the latest business climate survey conducted by the Organic and Printed Elec- tronics Association (OE-A). Global Semiconductor Sales Up 21% Year-to-Year in February E Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.8 billion for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21% compared to the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Server DRAM Prices Will Continue to Rise as Server Demand from China Boosts in 2Q18 E According to the latest data of DRAMeX- change, the top three server DRAM suppliers are progressing towards the specification of 32GB RDIMM, and the 1Q18 quotes offered by server DRAM suppliers will grow by only 4% compared with 4Q17 in order to ensure sales by favorable prices. Singapore Manufacturing Sector Leads IoT Readiness in APEJ E Singapore spearheads the manufacturing industry IoT readiness index in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) because of its strong government thrust and robust FDI investment to drive technology and digital transformation initiatives. GaN Power Device Industry: The Supply Chain is Acting to Support Market Growth E The GaN power business was worth about $12 million in 2016, but at Yole Développement, analysts project that the market will reach $460 million by 2022, with an impressive 79% CAGR. Electronics Industry News and Market Highlights

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