Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) mergers and acquisitions deals are off to a slow start this year. Market activity so far in 2015 was not able to match the performance of 2014. Case in point: the 612 M&A deals worth $144.3 billion in Q1 2015 were a 20.5 percent decrease by value.
The smart home machine-to-machine (M2M) market in the U.S. is expected to post a CAGR of 38.02% from 2015 to 2019. America consumes almost 30% of the world’s energy. Demand for new efficient energy solutions has increased significantly.
The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) sector within the Asia-Pacific region will continue its rapid expansion, with the number of units connected to increase from 3.1 billion today to 8.6 billion by 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are exciting, according to Digi-Capital. They forecast that AR and VR could reach $150 billion revenue by 2020, with AR taking the lion’s share around $120 billion and VR at $30 billion.
Wearable technology is about to evolve. The explosion of wearable devices was originally led by fitness bands. However, a combination of new vendors, new devices, and greater end-user awareness will now drive the worldwide wearables market higher in 2015.
Most vertical markets are dependent on innovation in device and communication technologies to lower long-term enablement costs — to enhance services, and to offer new services. In particular, the generation and distribution of electrical power is a market that’s already primed for change.