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July 2018 Market Insights – Technology

01 August 2018 IHS Markit Technology Expert

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Automotive Technology
  • Qualcomm calls off bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors: a setback…for now – Phil Amsrud
    American chip manufacturer Qualcomm abandoned its $44 billion bid to acquire Dutch firm NXP Semiconductors. The attempted merger failed when no official ruling was handed down by regulators in China, where both firms do substantial business.
  • EMCC event tackles multi-core processing for autonomous vehicles of the future – Antonio Garzon
    Experts from the automotive software and hardware industry met last month in a technical gathering to discuss the latest trends and developments in multi-core processing architecture for automated driving and the car of the future.
  • Magnetic sensors refresh in new automotive economy – Richard Dixon, Ph.D.
    With the electronics architectural landscape for vehicles changing dramatically in the next 15 years, automotive sensors are also undergoing their own evolution in response to new requirements on performance, safety, Big Data analysis, robustness, security, and economy.
Building, Home & City Technology
  • Monthly LED lamp retail price stabilizes at $12.81 in June – Paul Bremner
    Global LED lamp retail prices in June were 0.7% higher than in May 2018. Despite this slight increase, the trend line for global ASPs continues downwards, with prices declining at a 16.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the six-year period from June 2012 to June 2018.
Enterprise & IT
Healthcare Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Media & Advertising
Mobile & Telecom
  • Huawei overtakes Apple in Q2 smartphone unit shipments – Gerrit Schneemann
    According to IHS Markit preliminary smartphone data, global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in Q2-18—a 1.8% decline year over year, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple, to reach the second-ranked position in global shipments.
  • Taking complexity out of LTE radio front-end designs – Wayne Lam, Alina Sargiss
    As the smartphone industry passes its decade-long run being the most popular consumer electronics of all time, the market is beginning to see signs of maturation and slowdown.
Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
  • Huawei overtakes Apple in Q2 smartphone unit shipments – Gerrit Schneemann
    According to IHS Markit preliminary smartphone data, global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in Q2-18—a 1.8% decline year over year, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple, to reach the second-ranked position in global shipments.
  • Taking complexity out of LTE radio front-end designs – Wayne Lam, Alina Sargiss
    As the smartphone industry passes its decade-long run being the most popular consumer electronics of all time, the market is beginning to see signs of maturation and slowdown.
Power & Energy Technology
Security Technology
Semiconductors
Teardowns & Cost Benchmarking


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Media & Advertising
  • IQiyi acquires game developer Skymoons for $190 million – IHS Markit Technology Expert
    Chinese online video platform iQiyi has acquired mobile games developer Skymoons for $190 million, including a fixed payment of RMB 1.27 billion as well as a further investment of RMB 730 million, depending on Skymoons performance in the next two years.
  • Eleven Sports to launch online in UK and Ireland – IHS Markit Technology Expert
    Eleven Sports is launching an online subscription service in the UK and Ireland in partnership with IMG, the UK-based rights and production company.
  • Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting in latest Nordics M&A move – IHS Markit Technology Expert
    Nordic telecoms operator Telia has announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, subject to regulatory approval. Telia has operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
  • Fox increases offer for full control of Sky – IHS Markit Technology Expert
    21st Century Fox has raised its offer for the 61% of Sky it does not own to £14 a share, valuing the company at £24.5 billion ($32.5 billion).
Mobile & Telecom
  • Industry consolidation continues: Infinera to acquire Coriant – Heidi Adams
    On 23 July 2018, Infinera announced its intent to acquire networking solutions vendor Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock.
  • Platforms that drive UCaaS – Diane Myers
    The adoption of UCaaS continue to expand worldwide, but the market remains highly fragmented with a wide range of offerings from a variety of providers.
  • Despite an onslaught of efforts, vRAN is not ready for prime time – Stephane Teral
    As inquiries about the prospect of potentially virtualizing radio access networks (vRAN) are mounting, this piece analyzes the most recent vRAN developments and explains why there remains substantial work to do before truly achieving the migration from current centralized RAN to cloud RAN architectures.
  • Cavium (now Marvell) is the next hope for ARM-based CPUs in the data center – Vladimir Galabov
    With Applied Micro spinning off its server CPU business to newly founded Ampere Computing and with Qualcomm demonstrating no tangible design wins after announcing commercial availability for its Centriq SoC in November 2017, hopes for success of an ARM-based CPU ecosystem moved to Cavium.
  • Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting in latest Nordics M&A move – IHS Markit Technology Expert
    Nordic telecoms operator Telia has announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, subject to regulatory approval. Telia has operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
  • CBRS update: LTE network, anyone? – Abel Nevarez, Richard Webb
    CBRS—or Citizens Broadband Radio Service—has the potential to help mobile operators, MSOs, and private enterprises offer increased mobile network capacity and connectivity via the use of shared 3.5 GHz spectrum for TD-LTE.
Power & Energy Technology
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