Frost.com - Test and Measurement Research http://www.frost.com/c/10473/home.do - Test and Measurement Research Wed, 23 Aug 2017 7:06:48 Samsung Surpasses Intel in 2017-Q2 Revenue, Grabs the Pole Position! But will the lead Continue? http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297787166 Leading semiconductor chip manufacturing companies published their revenue for Q2. As many analysts expected, Samsung went on to grab the unassailable leadership held by Intel for over a quarter century! The numbers which made all the excitation was Samsung's "$15.6 Billion", which was well above the Intel's "14.8 billion" during the same period. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Online Retailing: The Next Digital Revolution http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297750301 This document highlights the increase in penetration of online retailing in Middle East with main focus on electronics online retailing Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Wireless Network Test Equipment Market, 2017 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1E2-01-00-00-00 Smartphone users spend nearly 80% of their daily device use time on non-voice activities. Traditional capacity expansion is not enough; mobile data traffic will continue to grow exponentially and will not be met by traditional network growth. Service provider need to know where the network coverage is critical, as customer churn is extremely expensive and poor coverage as well as poor service are the top drivers of churn. Service Providers desire to obtain better, richer, and more detailed information about the quality of the coverage, and for now, there is an enormous demand for a drive test solution that communicates virtually with other tools. Thus, the demand for wireless network testing solutions is on the rise. Drive testing is vital for mobile operators and is conducted to discover coverage gaps in networks. Drive tests help mobile operators maintain and improve the quality of their network, for instance, by recognizing the need for tuning network parameters in order to achieve better coverage. A conventional drive test is a manual process that is primarily done by engineers in the field by collecting radio measurements. Such tests tend to demand significant time and human labor and are costly. The concept of Minimization of Drive Test (MDT) emerged from an idea to use each device that is active in the network. This means that standard mobile phones should be used for measurements to provide data for the operators. The work on automated drive test was started in 3GPP with the purpose to create MDT in March 2009. The Global Wireless Network Test Equipment Market study offers the detailed market analysis of the following segments: benchmarking consisting of drive test, walk test and crowdsourcing; monitoring: active test, passive test, OSS (CM/PM/FM); field trials, acceptance, optimization and troubleshooting: drive and walk test, OSS traces with Geo-location, Site Testing (antenna, cabling, PIM, OTA testers), OSS (CM/PM/FM), passive probes and SON. The key questions that this study will answer are as follows: Which are the major participants in the global wireless network test equipment market? What are the sizes of the market segments? How are they likely to change during the forecast period? What are the major trends influencing market growth? What are the major challenges that vendors need to overcome to enhance growth? What are the market dynamics from a regional perspective? This study provides revenue forecasts from 2016 until 2023, market share analysis and product analysis. The geographic forecast as well as end-user analysis are included in the scope of this study. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of Global Lithography Metrology Equipment Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD11-01-00-00-00 The lithography metrology equipment market is riding on the high wave of the semiconductor industry. The 2x and 1x nodes of memory and logic devices, coupled with the sensor and connected devices required to support the growth in IoT, self-driving cars, and ARs are among the key drivers which will drive the lithography metrology market. Worth $957.9 million in 2016, the market is expected reach revenue of $ 1370.1 million by 2021 at a CAGR of 7.4% although each product segment will vary in growth rate. The overlay and OCD segment will witness high growth driven primarily by the technical capability to measure at required specification and high throughput for the sub-28 nm nodes. Research Scope The study focuses on both dimensional and placement metrology systems used for the process control in patterning the wafers and reticles in semiconductor fabs and mask shops, particularly after mask and etch processes of the process flow. The metrology systems covered in the study includes: CD-SEM OCD Overlay The market size of each product segment is provided for 2016 and forecasted up to 2021. The competitive landscape of each segment and the market share of key competitors such as Hitachi High-Technologies, KLA-Tencor, and ASML are also provided along with their strategic approach towards the market. The market participants are working towards enhancing the current capabilities to stay valid with device miniaturization and growing complexity of the architecture. A comparison of the current technological capability of each product is also provided. Furthermore, an insight into new technologies being developed to meet the future needs of the industry is also provided. The study highlights and analyzes the factors that will enable market growth and the challenges that the industry will face during 2017 to 2021. In addition, the study covers a geographical analysis of the market with revenue in 2016 and an analysis of forecasted growth until 2021. Key Questions this Study will Answer Which product segment will grow the fastest in the next 5 years and what is the market size in terms of revenue for each of the segments? What impact will IoT and industry inflection will have on the market? What are the key market and technology trends? What are the competitive landscape and dynamics influencing the growth and development of the market? Will the current technological capability of the products meet the requirement of future devices, given that the form factor evolves drastically in the sub-10 nm node? Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Outlook of the Global Analytical Instrumentation Industry, 2017 and 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K193-01-00-00-00 The total analytical instrumentation market generated $17,606.5 million in 2016. The pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and life sciences end-user sector captured 34.3% in the analytical instrumentation market in 2016. This end user is the largest end user for chromatographs, molecular and elemental analysis spectrometers, and analytical microscopes segment. Food testing, biopharmaceuticals, life sciences, and clinical markets will go through high growth in 2017 and 2018 driven by advancement in customer requirements. This analytical instrumentation outlook study includes the following technologies: Chromatography: 1. Gas Chromatographs (Laboratory & Process) 2. Liquid Chromatographs (Laboratory) 3. Ion Chromatographs (Laboratory) Molecular Analysis Spectroscopy: 1. Infrared Spectrometer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 2. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer (Laboratory & Process) 3. Raman Spectrometer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 4. Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS) Analyzer Elemental Analysis Spectroscopy: 1. Atomic Absorption Spectrometer 2. Atomic Emission Spectrometer 3. Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer Mass Spectrometry: 1. Single Quadrupole LC-MS 2. Tandem LC-MS 3. GC-MS 4. TOF LC-MS 5. MALDI-TOF MS 6. ICP-MS 7. Portable MS Analytical Microscopes: 1. Optical Microscopes 2. Electron Microscopes 3. Scanning Probe Microscopes Gas Analyzers: 1. Zirconia Analyzer 2. NDIR Analyzer 3. Paramagnetic Analyzer 4. Electrochemical Analyzer 5. Flame Ionization Detector 6. Thermal Conductivity Analyzer 7. Chemiluminescence Analyzer 8. Trace Oxygen Analyzer Liquid Analyzers: 1. Conductivity Analyzer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 2. TOC (Total Organic Carbon) Analyzer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 3. pH/ORP (pH/Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer ) (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 4. Turbidity Analyzer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 5. Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) 6. Chlorine Analyzer (Laboratory, Process & Portable) Analytical X-ray Instrumentation: 1. X-ray Diffractometer (XRD - Laboratory & Portable) 2. Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED XRF) 3. Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WD XRF) 4. X-ray Fluorescence (XRF - Portable) Geographical Scope North America: Canada and the United States Europe: Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, and Eastern Europe Asia Pacific: Western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Indochina Peninsula, the Pacific Islands, and Central Asia Rest of the world: Central America, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa Key End Users Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and Life Sciences Government and academic research institutions and laboratories Environmental Industrial Sectors Applied Markets Life Sciences Material Sciences Nanotechnology Metals and Minerals Semiconductor Scientific Research Chemicals and Petrochemicals Food and Beverage Oil and Gas Water and Wastewater Metals and Mining Others (including end users such as power plants, electronics and other industrial applications, defense, homeland security, power generation, iron and steel, pulp and paper, electronics, and semiconductors) Key predictions for 2017 and 2018 Process / online / continuous analyzers will be in demand more than the laboratory analytical instruments as these instruments reduce additional analysis and improve customer s productivity. Food testing, biopharmaceuticals, life sciences, and clinical markets will go through high growth in 2017 and 2018 driven by advancement in customer requirements. Multi-vendor and value-added services will be in demand, resulting in increase in revenue for manufacturers and third-party service providers. Laser-based analyzers will be in demand as it reduces the operational cost of customers. The need for automation of analytical processes will drive the demand for advanced analytical instrumentation without sample preparation. Emerging markets will be in need of analytical instruments to improve the quality of their goods and compete with international standards. Certain saturated product segments such as chromatography will limit the market growth in developed countries. 2017 and 2018 are likely to witness stronger collaborations between the customers and manufacturers, with manufacturers customizing solutions to the needs of the specific customer. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100