Optical Modulators Poised for Explosive Market Growth

Major tech companies have experienced rapid innovation over the past decade — and a unique technology known as an optical modulator will enable continued innovation in the future by supporting the capacity of mega data centers, which power a host of digital activities such as online commerce, streaming video, social networking, and cloud services.

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Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Technology for Robotics, UAVs, AR, and Cars

According to a market research report by BIS Research, the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology market was estimated at $50 million in 2017 and is estimated to reach $8.23 billion by 2027.

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Global Airborne LiDAR Market to Reach $1.5 Billion by 2025

According to a new report by BIS Research, the global airborne LiDAR system market recorded a revenue of $732.4 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2021.

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Top Advanced Materials & Technologies in the Electronics Industry

The electronics industry is extremely dynamic as technologies, materials, and business models are continuously restructured to meet evolving consumer demand. The demand for miniaturized (i.e., smaller, lighter, and thinner electronics products), improved connectivity and computing power, faster data speeds, and most importantly, sustainability, is encouraging innovations in this industry.

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Global Markets Growing Strongly for Surface-Mount Radio-Frequency (RF) Electronics Technology

Check any trade magazines such as Microwaves & RF or Microwave Journal, and it rapidly becomes clear that most manufacturers of RF modules offer their products in connectorized form. In this context, connectorized means metal or plastic containers that have standard coaxial connectors screwed into place for the signal lines. But this somewhat old-fashioned approach is steadily coming to an end — or at least toward merely a trickle.

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5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Advancements in technology have allowed manufacturers to develop and sell devices with the abilities to do just about anything. In 2015, we were introduced to the iWatch, a hoverboard, and 3D printers in our homes, but what’s in store for 2016? Follow along in this blog to learn about five technology trends that will drive the consumer electronics market in the coming year.

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The Latest News in the Automobile Industry

Key players in the auto industry are facing new challenges and opportunities that could shake up the U.S. market in the months and years to come. Volkswagen’s sales showed tepid growth in the wake of the emissions-cheating scandal, while Subaru set new sales records in the month of September. Meanwhile, tech and auto companies alike are vying for position in the self-driving and electric car markets. Apple plans to release an electric car in 2019 and is tripling its 600-person team to accelerate its efforts. General Motors is competing with Google in the self-driving car arena and plans to test driverless Chevrolet Volts by late 2016. To learn more, read the auto industry recap below.

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Wearable Technology in Sports/Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing Industries

Mind Commerce sees Sports and Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing as key markets for the early success of wearable technology. Among these three segments, Sports and Fitness is the most promising segment for wearable consumption. The segment comprises various products out of which wrist bands, wrist watches, and headgears will dominate the segment. In addition, most products in this segment will be associated with measurement and monitoring fitness and performance and will be used by both amateurs and professionals.

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How to Protect Your Mission Critical Data

With a series of large-scale data breaches lighting up news headlines, cyber security is proving to be a major ongoing concern for corporations of all sizes. According to a recent report, the number of cyber attacks has grown exponentially in the last few years, and hackers are using increasingly complex and sophisticated methods.

For businesses, keeping mission critical data safe is absolutely essential. Allowing private information to become public could result in court cases and damage your company’s credibility and reputation. But where do you store all of this data, and how do you ensure that it is safe — and accessible?

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Wearable Technology in Enterprise

It is easy to categorize wearables in the enterprise as simply a variation or next step in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOD), but in reality it is a bit more complicated. While clearly enterprise wearables and BYOD overlap, wearable is a distinct category with its own dynamics and should be thought of differently from non-wearable BYOD.

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