TVs, Tablets, and Bright Lights – What's in store for the display sector?

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DisplaySearch recently reported, CRT and plasma TVs "[...] will all but disappear by the end of 2015, as manufacturers cut production of both technologies in order to focus on LCD, which has become more cost competitive. OLED is expected to grow as an alternative flat panel display technology for TVs but is expected to account for less than 1% of shipments through 2017." Looking forward along the TV sector forecast, there is little in store to drive the general market into a demand-cycle. Present outlooks are forecasted to hold in the low single digits through 2017.

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Industrial Electronics Growth Sees Rebound in 2013 with Strong Forecasts through 2018

shutterstock 81895903As we've been reporting, markets continue to strengthen for a number of components, sectors, and regions. Among the growth news are the final 2013 data from IHS underscoring the double-digit growth for the industrial electronics semiconductors. Coupling the IHS data with our recent drill-down analyses and market views we see industrial semi continuing to strengthen and grow in volume and revenue.

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Sensors and Actuators Boom Along with the O&G Sector

shutterstock 40204843Forecasts for an important set of components have significantly improved with compound annual growth rates (CAGR) through 2018 in the double-digits and up to low-twenties beginning with this year. Notably, these components reach across various industry sectors beyond smartphone and tablet devices and into industrial equipment such as the boom in machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for the inaccessible reaches of Oil & Gas drilling and pipelines.

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Samsung Debuts Galaxy S5 as New Chips Move Smart to Smarter

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After its South Korean launch two weeks ago, Samsung launches its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, globally this week. On top of this new device, there are some important component announcements for chips and memory that will play important roles in upcoming products.



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ITRS Semi Roadmap Highlights Opportunities while Final 2013 Reviews Underscore Growth

shutterstock 142372426Moving into the second quarter, the industry news continues to support the positive outlooks for growth on the heels of continued positive data from 2013. Gartner released final report data showing 5% revenue increase year-over-year for 2013 which was echoed in SEMI's 2013 review which tempered the semiconductor chip growth with data on declining revenues for semiconductor equipment and materials sectors. SIA closed the week today with 11.4% semiconductor sales growth for February on a year-over-year basis as well as the important semiconductor roadmap assessing challenges and opportunities for the industry through 2028.

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