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52 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2018 Chrome OS Detachable Tablets Paint a Brighter Future While Tablet Market Struggles E Global tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2018 reached 31.7 million, declining 11.7% from the prior year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Micro-LED Market Worth $20.5B by 2025 E Increasing demand for brighter and more power- efficient display panels for smart watches, mobile devices, and NTE (AR/VR) devices is expected to propel the micro-LED market to grow from $0.6 billion in 2019 to $20.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 80.1%. Six Predictions that Will Shape the Global Energy Storage Sector in 2018 E Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Global Energy Storage Market Outlook, 2018, finds that the total installed capacity will grow 15.9% between 2017 and 2018, and the top six countries—China, United States, South Africa, Chile, France, and Israel—will complete instal- lation of 1,369 MW of grid-scale ESS projects in 2018. Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market Reaches $16.7B E SEMI and TechSearch International reported that the global semiconductor packaging mate- rials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017. While slower growth of smartphones and personal computers—the industry's traditional drivers— is reducing material consumption, the slow - down was offset by strong unit growth in the cryptocurrency market in 2017 and early 2018. Industrial 3D Printing Market to be Worth $5.6B by 2023 E The industrial 3D printing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.21% between 2018 and 2023, to reach $5.66 billion by 2023 from $1.73 billion in 2018. Global Server Shipment Posts Slight Decline in 1Q18 E According to the latest report of DRAMeX- change, a division of TrendForce, the global server shipment experienced slight decline in 1Q18, but the demand for CPU, Server DRAM, and other related components remain flat. Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20% Year-to-Year in Q1 E The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $111.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 20% compared to the first quarter of 2017, but 2.5% less than the fourth quarter of 2017. Price Decline in LCD TV Panel Market to Continue in 2Q18 E Prices of LCD TV panels of all sizes have been decreasing since the end of 2Q17, and have not shown any sign of stop so far, according to the latest report from WitsView. Robots to Populate E-Commerce Warehouses at a High Rate E ABI Research estimates that shipments of global commercial and collaborative robots in e-commerce fulfillment will reach 443,000 units in 2026, twenty-fold of current shipments in 2018. Electronics Industry News and Market Highlights

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