MEMS devices to generate over $6 billion by 2016
A report from Juniper Research expects the annual revenues generated by micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices built into mobile phones including sensors, audio, displays and radio frequency (RF) devices to exceed $6 billion by 2016. Acceleration in the mobile device market including smartphones, tablets, e-readers and ultrabooks is cited as the main reason for their growth.
The report identifies three different contributing categories to this opportunity for MEMS devices: those already deployed (accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes); those currently in initial stages of deployment (displays, RF devices, pressure sensors and microphones); and future applications (such as joysticks, temperature and humidity sensors, speakers and picoprojectors).
Mobile communications revenue to rise double-digit in 2012
Fueled by the growth in the nextgeneration long-term evolution (LTE) 4G wireless technology, the overall market for mobile communications equipment is expected to see a double-digit expansion this year. Factory revenue for the mobile communications market is projected to reach $398.0 billion—up 17 per cent from $340.8 billion last year, according to an IHS isuppli report.
According to the report, although growth this year is somewhat moderated from the brisk 32 per cent expansion of 2011, the market as a whole shows no signs of declining any time soon.
Mobile malware accelerating
Juniper Networks’ 2011 Mobile Threats Report shows that mobile malware has reached a new stage of maturation.
According to the report, 2011 saw a record number of mobile malware attacks, particularly to the Google Android platform. Cyber criminals continued to hone their craft by finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and human behaviour for profit across all mobile platforms and devices.
The data also showed evolution from sophisticated, complex and deep technical attacks to schemes that are lightweight, social and able to deliver fast profits.
Indian enterprise IT spending to grow 10.3 per cent in 2012
According to Gartner, Indian enterprise IT spending across all industry markets is forecast to surpass $39 billion in 2012—a 10.3 per cent increase