The global smartphone image sensor market is expected to post a compounded annual growth rate of 12.5 percent during 2013-2018. An image sensor is a device that converts an optical image into an electronic signal. It is used primarily in camera modules, digital cameras, smartphones, and other imaging devices.
Over the past 20 years, Linux has ascended from a Finnish student’s hobby to the world’s most dominant operating system — one that runs everything from high-performance computing to mobile. Yet companies still can’t get the Linux software talent they need.
93% of IT hiring managers plan to hire a Linux professional in the next six months.
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Software-defined networking (SDN) continues to gain ground within the broader enterprise and cloud service provider markets for data center networking. The worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018, representing a robust CAGR of 89.4 percent.
Rosy forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, says TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019.
OTT streaming video will be the short-term driver of 4K, and pay-TV operators will likely follow.
The coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa. Cities, with their economies of scale, scope and connectedness, bring people and markets together in a single, dense space.
Cities remain best placed to take advantage of technological change, whether incremental or disruptive.
Knowing about something and understanding it are two very different things. A recent market study found that this gap was wide when it came to familiarity with connected vehicles.
While 56% of U.S. car owners had heard of connected cars, just 14% were actually familiar with what they were.
Over the past four years, the average number of software apps installed on smartphones in the U.S. and Western Europe has settled between 31 and 37. Smartphone owners in these regions continue to retain an average of two-thirds of all applications they have ever installed on their device.
The most common reasons for deleting an app is not using it, getting bored with it, and memory/battery/data consumption.