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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

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