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February 2017

Sensor Demand to Grow Due to Need for Biometrics, says Semico Research

Passwords are so passe these days.  They have been proven to be unreliable and hackable.  For protecting today’s electronics, the latest technology is biometrics, the measurement of both physiological and behavioral human characteristics.  Biometrics can be used for both identification (scanning a crowd for a face) or authentication (confirming that the user is who they say they are).  Biometrics are enabled by a variety of different sensors, including fingerprint, IR, image, microphone, motion detector, pressure, and more.  A research report from Semico, 

Will PMIC On-Demand Replace Catalog Power Devices?

Senior Analyst Rich Wawrzyniak was featured in an article on Electronic Design titled "Will PMIC On-Demand Replace Catalog Power Devices?"  The article covers AnDAPT's AmP power management technology and its potential to disrupt the PMIC market.  Follow the link for the article: http://electronicdesign.com/pmics/will-pmic-demand-replace-catalog-power-devices
 

Virtual Reality Headset Shipments to Grow 53% by 2021, says Semico Research

The 2016 holiday season brought virtual reality to the masses.  Shoppers were treated to a variety of options, from $20 smartphone headsets at discount stores, to high-end gaming headsets costing hundreds of dollars from Sony, Oculus Rift and HTC.  Even so, this technology is still developing, and a huge market will not materialize overnight.  A new research report from Semico, Our Future Reality is Virtual, forecasts that VR headsets will grow at a 53% CAGR from 2016 to 2021.

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