...major technical evolutions and changes are observed in the competitive landscape for those categories of devices.
That's true but many recently discovered and emerged ones are hampering with ongoing financial crisis. The much talked about automotive aspect's of communication - invehicle infotainment scheme should or would increase RF components
Well, I don't know if I would try to sound so sure about it, the way this article does. The article makes it sound as if this were a prophecy instead of a forecast.
Cell phones do seem to be getting cheaper and able to do more, raising their attractiveness and utility such that unit sales seem likely to grow. That naturally increases demand for these component parts. I would be very leery of such specific forecasts, however.
It would be as valuable or more valuable, to my way of thinking, of contemplating and speculating on the effect of cellphone-network-enabled tablet computers on the sales of these components. I'm not sure if the report includes that effect, or if I missed it in the article about the report. If the information hasn't been considered, then I suspect its inclusion will result in changes to these forecasts.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.