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Medical CE will Grow 45% Between 2013 - 2017, Says Semico Research

One of the problems facing the healthcare industry today is the constant struggle to proactively engage consumers into monitoring and managing their own health before acute or chronic illness sets in.   
The solution can be found within the semiconductor industry. Specifically, MEMS, wireless, and cloud services are enabling a healthcare revolution where consumer medical devices will increase to 271 million units in 2017, a CAGR (2013-2017) of 45%.

Semico Identifies 75 Sensor Suppliers Targeting $28B Wearable/Mobile Market

The markets for wearable devices, smartphones and tablet PCs are large and growing quickly.  By 2018 sensor sales into mobile devices and wearables will reach $28.3 billion.  There are over 75 sensor vendors targeting these markets.  More sensors are being designed in which enable new features and functions. 

Automation Controls for the Smart Home will see 32.5% growth between 2014 and 2020, Says Semico Research

Within the Smart Home, Semico has been tracking over 70 items that every household can expect to purchase that will include some type of sensor and wireless chip by 2020.  This new connected home includes white goods (clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.), HVAC, lighting, small appliances, door locks, security system, windows and more. 

76% of Augmented Reality Devices will be Smart & Feature Phones, says Semico Research

The last few years have shown some amazing strides in augmented reality (AR), MEMS, mobile, Sensor Fusion, and the Internet of Things (IoT).  But what is hype and what is real value?  

MEMS shipped with Sensor Fusion solutions to drive MEMS sales to $9.2 billion by 2017, Says Semico Research

The market for Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS) has been growing at a fast rate.  In 2013 the total MEMS market reached $16.8 billion in sales.  Nevertheless, MEMS cannot function by themselves but operate in conjunction with a controller.  

2014 Semiconductor Revenues will Increase over 7%, Says Semico Research

Every month, Semico looks at a variety of factors in the market to forecast out the semiconductor market.  And once a quarter, Semico provides an in-depth look at the market, giving detailed forecasts for Discretes, Analog, Optoelectronics, Memory, Etc.