Strengths and Growth Opportunities Identified for Smartphone, Generative Design and Microwave Tube Markets

Oyster Bay, New York - 10 Jan 2019

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, announced significant findings in the Smartphones, Mobile Broadband & Wearables,  ​Smart Manufacturing, and 5G and Mobile Network Infrastructure markets.

5G as a “Silver Bullet” for Smartphones Will Necessitate Refreshed Vendor Strategies

Despite the smartphone market’s slowing growth due to saturating addressable markets, ballooning average selling prices, prevailing consumer price fatigue, and lengthening replacement cycles, all is not lost. “For too long, major vendors have been lambasted for upgraded devices looking far too similar to their predecessors, with iteration rather than design innovation becoming the norm,” said David McQueen, Research Director at ABI Research. Read more.

Demand for Higher Quality Parts and Products to Drive Generative Design in Industrial Applications to US$44.5 billion by 2030

The generative design enables the design of lighter, cheaper components while maintaining strength and solidity, ultimately creating a higher quality product. “The rise of the sharing economy and additive manufacturing will drive both demand for and the ability to produce higher-quality goods,” explained Pierce Owen, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. Read more.

The Microwave Tube Market Is Still Strong at Over US$1 Billion for 2018

While microwave and millimeter wave high-power vacuum electron devices remain “below the radar” of many industry observers, the total available market for this segment is over US$1 billion. “One competitive RF semiconductor technology – gallium nitride – will change the landscape,” said Lance Wilson, Research Director at ABI Research. Read more.


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