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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.  

Semico Speaks on Today's Most Innovative Markets

Join Jim Feldhan at DAC

Join Jim on June 3rd for DAC's breakfast session on Building an Open Ecosystem to Fuel IoT and Mobile Growth.  The session begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Westin Hotel.  

Get the Vitals on the Emerging Medical Electronics Market and Save Money

Life expectancies continue to increase, with the median growing six years from 68 to 74 in just over a decade, according to a report just released by the World Health Organization.  Improvements in healthcare have improved the quality of life for people around the world, but more improvements can be made with new medical electronic devices like wearables.  

A Record High 104 Billion Analog Chips Shipped in 2013, Says Semico Research

As electronic systems evolved to mobile devices, the importance of analog has grown.  Interfacing with the real world via cameras, touch, gesture controls, audio and video applications all require analog functionality.  Power management ICs are critical to the success of these devices.  

Internet of Things: Could the Gateway be the Light Above Your Head?

The Internet of Things is coming. Your toaster may not ever "talk" to your toothbrush, but certainly systems in both homes and commercial spaces will get smarter in the near future.

But how is this going to work? As devices such as thermostats need to be replaced, they can be upgraded to smart versions that will communicate with a central hub, enabling energy savings as they are used more efficiently. However, this could take a long time.

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