Is Bigger Smarter? IFA opens intense round of global CE competition
The unveilings are coming in at record pace this week with IFA 2014 in Berlin being the global stage for these announcements.
In the top-tier device category, we've seen Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 (Forbes review) unveilings as well as very long list of other leading OEMs: Lenovo (ComputerWorld review), Microsoft (MobileWorld review), HTC (PCWorld review), Sony (MobileWorld review), ZTE (MobileWorld review), among numerous others.
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European Semi Growth Continues – Prospects gain for 2014+
Emerging and developing markets grab headlines because of opportunities for rapidly boosting profits and gaining marketshare. Meanwhile, the mature European (EU) market tends to be seen as one of the more slower-moving markets with ongoing challenges flowing from the global recession of 2008. Certainly, all this is true, but to cast the EU semiconductor and electronics market as a slow-moving market would be a serious error and would overlook the source of regionalized, double-digit gains for the industry this year. Notable also is the EU strength during what has been a global high-point in semi sales, as the SIA recently reported.
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