Tag Archive | consumer electronics

China: Why Shanzhai is Faster Than Silicon Valley

China: Why Shanzhai is Faster Than Silicon Valley

“A product that took 12 to 18 months for a Western company to bring to market might take only four to six weeks within the Shanzhai ecosystem. It was common for Western companies that announced a new gadget to find Shanzhai¬†versions of it on the shelves before they could put it on sale themselves.”

via MIT Technology Review

Wearable Device Growth Led by Smartwatch Adoption

Wearable Device Growth Led by Smartwatch Adoption

Global shipments of wearable devices are forecast to reach 125.3 million units in 2018, that’s up 8.5% from 2017. The growing popularity of smartwatches and greater wearables adoption in emerging markets will combine to produce a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% with shipments reaching 189.9 million units in 2022.

via IDC

Personal Computing Market Continues to Decline

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Unit shipments for the global personal computing devices market, comprised of traditional PCs (made up of desktops, notebooks and workstations) and tablets, is expected to decline 3.9% in 2018, according to the latest forecast from IDC.

via IDC

Smart Speaker Installed Base will Reach 100 Million

Smart Speaker Installed Base will Reach 100 Million

Smart speaker shipments grew 197% year-over-year to reach a record 22.7 million units in Q3 2018 — the market will surpass 100 million units in use during 2018. Amazon remained the top-ranked vendor in Q3 with 32% market share, followed by Google at 23%.

via Strategy Analytics

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline, Again

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline, Again

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 355.2 million units during the third quarter of 2018, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6 percent. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines for the global smartphone market.

via IDC

Interactive Security Apps Drive Smart Home Growth

Interactive Security Apps Drive Smart Home Growth

The evolution of the smart and connected home has created new revenue growth opportunities for consumer electronics vendors and telecom service providers. According to the latest worldwide market study by Berg Insight, the number of smart homes in North America and Europe reached 45 million in 2017.

via Digital Lifescapes

Six Consumer Technologies Driving Record Revenue

6 Consumer Technologies Driving Record Revenue

The Consumer Technology Association records factory sales to dealers of over 300 consumer tech products, software and services in the United States. It predicts that revenue from U.S. tech industry retail sales will reach a record $377 billion in 2018¬†— that’s a 6% increase over 2017.

via World Economic Forum

High-Price PCs Support Vendor’s Declining Shipments

High-Price PCs Support Vendor's Declining Shipments

Despite the decline in overall shipment volume, the PC market is expected to grow 3.6 percent to $237.3 billion in 2018, fueled by 2-in-1s (detachable tablets and convertible notebook PCs), ultraslim notebooks, and even desktops — particularly expensive ones used for gaming.

via IDC

Personal Computing Outlook Reflects Ongoing Change

Personal Computing Outlook Reflects Ongoing Change

The global adoption of public cloud computing services, the increased performance of smartphones and the demand for Chromebooks continue to negatively impact the rest of the consumer electronics market and to a somewhat lesser degree the enterprise IT marketplace.

via Digital Lifescapes

Why Legacy PC Vendors Promote Device-as-a-Service

Why Legacy PC Vendors Promote Device-as-a-Service

Worldwide tablet and PC shipments will fall by 2.1 percent to 398 million units in 2018, according to the latest market study by Canalys. But this represents the smallest decline of the past four years and sets the tone for an era of stability. So, when does the market trend return to growth? That remains a mystery.

via Digital Lifescapes