Photocopiers Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts, 2012 - 2018

A photocopier is a machine that makes paper copies of documents and other visual images quickly and cheaply. Photocopying is widely used in business, education, and government. The biggest differentiators in the industry are the penetration, distribution strength and efficient after-sales-support. The photocopier demand has been to a large extent fuelled by the growth in the services sector, with banks and multinational companies leading the way. The future is likely to be in developing India as a manufacturing base and in providing comprehensive services to customers.


The industry's revenue for the year 2011 was reported at USD 6.5 billion, with an estimated gross profit of 45.33%. Import was valued at USD 1.0 billion from 46 countries. The industry also exported USD 2.5 billion worth of merchandise to 144 countries. Adding import value to and subtracting export value from the industry's shipment value, the total domestic demand for the industry in 2011 was USD 5.0 billion. The US market for photocopiers is projected to exceed USD 1.5 million units by the year 2015.

Some of the major key players dominating the market are Brother International Corporation, Canon U.S.A. Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, Info Print Solutions Company, Lanier, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Xerox Corporation and others.
There are various factors which drive the photocopiers market such as emerging technologies, increasing government organizations and other service industries, emerging desire for multifunctional devices, ease of use, and growing number of offices, fast digitalization of photocopying technologies and easier availability of such products at lesser prices.


There are some factors which restrain photocopiers market such as other emerging, faster digital methods, reduced production of paper and the increasingly trend of reprinting originals rather than photocopying them.

The photocopiers market is expected to aid the increasing number of different government organizations and service sectors since they are the huge buyers in this market. This is encouraging the increasing demand for high level product innovation. There is huge untapped potential in the photocopiers market.

This market research report analyzes important market segments, and major geographies. This report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed profiles of top industry players. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. 
The major regions analyzed under this research study are North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World.

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Channel-In-A-Box (Ciab) Market - Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share And Forecast, 2011 - 2018


Channel-In-A-Box (Ciab) Market - Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share And Forecast, 2011 – 2018 :- defines and segments the global CiaB market and Playout automation market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenues. It also identifies drivers and restraints for CiaB market with insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges. In addition to this the report also makes a comparison of CiaB with traditional Playout Automation to show why CiaB is better.

Channel-in-a-box (CiaB) is defined as collapsing the pieces of traditional master control and playout chains such as switchers, graphics, servers, audio, routing and channel branding into a single integrated software application that runs on generic IT-based hardware. Channel-in-a-box technology is the next big thing in master control automation this year but most of the major hardware merchants, even those selling it warn that (CiaB) is not yet ready for every buyer. This is mainly due to the fact that TV channels differ in sophistication, and complex installations may work best with traditional control room automation.


The global market for Channel-In-A-Box is estimated to register double digit growth rate from 2012 to 2018.North America continues to be the largest market for (CiaB).However, growth is expected to be robust in the markets of Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East and Africa (MEA), out spacing the growth in North America and becoming the new market leader for (CiaB) globally in the next five years. In terms of revenue the market is expected to generate USD 148 million by 2018.

The market is driven by its latest technology advancement providing benefits to the producers and engineers who need a powerful yet compact outboard unit combining the sonic quality and features.  As this technology is new most people are not aware about it and moreover the companies are selling Ciab at a high price and the market itself is becoming more competitive. These are the major barriers in the growth of the market. But integration is in trend and it’s still early to predict the future of (Ciab). After being inactive for a long period of time for more than a decade, CiaB is finally creating a buzz among presenters. With companies such as Grass Valley, Playbox, Snell, Harmonic jumping into this venture, this market is expected to grow with high revenues. 

The major forces driving the market are factors such as need for reduction in capex and operational Costs, improving channel presentation, surge in small and mid-sized business (Broadcasters) and growth in channels and regional variants. At the same time, opportunities in delivering multiple channels by using CiaB will benefit the growth in this market.


After being dormant for a long period of time for more than a decade, CiaB has finally creating buzz among broadcasters. With companies such as Playbox, Snell, Grass Valley, Harmonic jumping into foray, this market seems to grow big time. With stakeholders busy in promotional activities which can be evident from the present years IBC show at Amsterdam, the CiaB market has definitely gathered steam. The companies have started offering CiaB with irresistible price tags which makes the market even more competitive which is great news for budget strained broadcasters. Although CiaB comes with a word of caution that it is not for all, the merits that it has to its name makes it more appealing. The study comes out with an interesting finding which shows broadcasters are much interested in APAC and MEA markets.

The global channel-in-a-box market is estimated to grow from $43.4 million in 2012 to $146 million in 2017. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.42% from 2012 to 2017. In the current scenario national broadcasters continue to be largest adaptor for CiaB but regional broadcasters and other broadcasters are set to overtake national broadcasters in the future. In terms of geographies, North America continues to be the biggest market for CiaB solutions. However, over the next five years, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East & Africa (MEA) will experience increased market traction, to become the biggest CiaB market globally.
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Depth Analysis Of Video Surveillance Market - Country Wise Forecast, Market Share, Trends,2012 - 2018


The Asia Pacific video surveillance market has shown remarkable progress in the recent years and is also showing attractive market potential for the future. Demand for video surveillance is increasing due to the rising demand for high quality images. Video surveillance has proved to be a huge crime deterrent and is being adopted by security and law enforcement agencies across the region. China has the dominating position in terms of market share in the Asia Pacific region followed by Japan and South Korea. The market in India holds immense growth opportunities owing to developments in the country.

In this report, the Asia Pacific video surveillance market has been segmented into two major categories, on the basis of product types i.e. cameras, NVRs, DVRs, servers and software and on the basis of end users into education, retail, healthcare, government, transportation, business and financial services, manufacturing and others. The market has been further segmented by the key countries in the Asia Pacific region, namely, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and others. 


The Asia Pacific video surveillance market is driven by factors such as increasing security needs, decreasing cost of equipments and emerging new megapixel solutions. The increasing investment by the central and state governments and the increasing demand for high quality images will also act as drivers for the Asia Pacific video surveillance market.
Some of the key players dominating the Asia Pacific video surveillance market are Axis Communications, Milestone Systems, March Networks Corporation, Vivotek Inc., GE Security, Panasonic Corporation, Sony Corporation, DvTel, Mobotix AG, Honeywell, Bosch Security Systems, Pelco Inc., GeoVision Inc. and Iomniscient.




One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing security concerns. The Global Video Surveillance market has also been witnessing the increasing demand of high-quality images. However, the lack of standardization could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.


Key vendors dominating this market space include Axis Communications AB, Bosch Security Systems Inc., Hikvision Digital Technology Co. Ltd., and Panasonic System Networks Co. Ltd 
report: Arecont Vision LLC, Avigilon Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Exacq Technologies Inc., Genetec Inc., H3C Technologies Co. Ltd, March Networks Corp., Milestone Systems A/S, Mobotix AG, NICE Systems Inc., Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd., Schneider Electric S.A., and Sony Electronics Inc.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's IT Security team said: ''Over the last few years, there has been a steady demand for high megapixel cameras. As a result, vendors in the Global Video Surveillance market have been increasing their product range of high-definition (HD) cameras. Vendors such as Arecont Vision and Avigilon have cameras with more than 20 mega pixels in their product portfolio. In addition, the vast majority of vendors in the market have started offering HD resolution cameras with wide dynamic range and low light capabilities.''

According to the report, recently, the occurrence and nature of security breaches and security attacks has increased considerably. Globally, robbery, theft, shoplifting, and terrorist attacks are increasing and in order to curb such anti-social activities, governments as well as large enterprises across the globe are increasing their adoption of video surveillance cameras. Also, many governments have passed stringent regulations to install video surveillance cameras in places such as hypermarkets, hospitals, airports, railway stations, hotels, malls, etc. These regulations are aimed to provide enhanced security and to curb anti-social activities.

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Set-Top Boxes Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012 - 2018


The worldwide market for set top boxes is expected to experience significant growth rate in the near future as a result of technological advancements and better quality of signal transmission. Asia Pacific and Latin America markets are expected to witness double digit growth rate in this market as subscribers are gaining access to pay TV platforms for the very first time. 

Shaken by the economic slowdown, set top boxes market noted slow growth rate in past few years; however, the condition is significantly changing with many new manufacturers emerging in the market, thus increasing the competition. Technological developments and research is carried out in the field by most manufacturers for improving the picture quality offered by these set top boxes, and better signal reception ability in order to withstand in the competition. Demand for set top boxes is also expected to be spurred by shift of consumers from premium set top boxes to high definition viewing set top boxes. 

Market Segmentation :- Cable Set Top Boxes,Satellite Set Top Boxes,IP Set Top Boxes,Terrestrial Set Top Boxes, HbbTV Set Top Boxes


The worldwide set-top box market is expected to grow slowly, from 221 million in 2011 to 242 million in 2016, with a small dip forecast in 2012 as a lull exists between North American and Western European digital transitions (which are largely complete), and those in other parts of the world (which have not yet reached critical mass). Set-top box shipments through the period decline in North America and Western Europe (especially in saturated cable platforms that are losing subscribers to telco and satellite alternatives), while they grow strongly in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, where subscribers are gaining access to pay-TV platforms for the first time.

This report provides worldwide shipments and revenues of set-top boxes segmented by platform (cable, satellite, DTT, IPTV) and geography (North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East-Africa). It describes quantitative and qualitative trends in the STB markets, including digital terrestrial transitions, digital cable transitions, HD service offerings, hybrid (CATV-IPTV, DBS-IPTV, and DBS-DTT) set-top boxes, and the adoption of cable video gateways.




Overall, the anticipated drop in 2011 does not signify a weak market but instead represents a correc­tion from the hefty 10.4 percent growth seen in 2010, IHS believes. Last year proved exceptionally strong, thanks to the World Cup soccer final as well as the analog-to-digital transition of Comcast, the world’s largest cable operator. While broadcasts of the wildly popular World Cup translated into many new sub­scribers for cable worldwide, the change at Comcast was enough to drive North American STB shipments in 2010 to 29.3 million units, up from 25.6 million the year earlier.

Among manufacturers, four suppliers formed a clear top tier. British-based Pace plc was No. 1 in 2010 with shipments of 20.7 million units, followed by three U.S. companies—Motorola Inc. with 19.0 million units; Technicolor with 12.9 million; and Cisco Systems Inc. with 12.2 million. Together, the Top 4 accounted for 44 percent of the market.

Rounding out the Top 10 were South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in fi fth, U.S. fi rm Echo­Star—owner of Dish Network—in sixth, and the three Chinese companies of Skyworth, Humax and Coship. Despite a shift in the STB market to premium systems, average selling prices (ASP) for set-top boxes continue to decline. The industry average ASP in 2010 was under $103, down from slightly over $107 the year before. A key factor driving costs down is the falling price of semiconductors for STBs, with advancements in processing technology making chips less expensive. For instance, high-defi nition proces­sors have been found costing just over $13, down from as much as $20. Costs will continue to drop, with the overall bill of materials for set-top boxes expected to retreat an additional 10 to 15 percent by 2015 compared to present levels.

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Global Thermoplastic Elastomers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2012 - 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research " Thermoplastic Elastomers (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs & COPEs) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2012 - 2018 ," the global thermoplastic elastomers demand was 3,480.4 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 4,879.7 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenues, the market was valued at USD 9.9 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 15.3 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2012 to 2018.

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Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market is primarily driven by the growing demand for light weight and high performance materials from the automobile industry across the world. Shift towards replacing PVC with thermoplastic elastomers from major end use industries is also expected to drive TPE demand over the next five years. However, the volatile nature of raw material prices and the regulatory issues due to growing environmental concerns are expected to hinder the market growth.


This study provides a comprehensive view of the thermoplastic elastomers industry, by segmenting and analyzing key thermoplastic elastomers, namely styrenic block copolymers (SBC), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and copolyester elastomers (COPE). Each of these segments has been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2010 to 2018, both in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The demand for each of the TPE product mentioned above is analyzed on the basis of application and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World). The report also analyzes which of the above mentioned types of TPE holds the potential of becoming an attractive market by using the market attractiveness analysis tool.  

This report analyzes and estimates the global demand for thermoplastic elastomers in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report analyzes various factors which are driving and restraining the global demand along with analyzing the impact of these factors over the forecasted period. The report also includes value chain analysis for better understanding of the supply chain of TPEs right from the raw material manufacturer to the end user. The report also analyzes the market using Porter’s five forces analysis. 

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) made up the largest segment of TPE products, accounting for close to 48% of total TPEs consumed in 2011. SBCs are mostly used for paving, roofing and in the footwear industry for high quality shoes. However, SBC demand is expected to remain stagnant over the next five years, as the market nears maturity. Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) is expected to be the fastest growing TPE product with an estimated CAGR of 6.6% from 2012 to 2018.

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Asia Pacific has emerged as the leading consumer of thermoplastic elastomers and accounted for over 40% of the global demand in 2011. TPE consumption in the region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018. The growth of automotive industries mainly in China and India is propelling the growth of TPEs market in the region. In terms of consumption, Europe is the third largest market; however demand in the region is expected to remain stagnant owing to economic issues and general slowdown in key application industries such as automotive and construction.

Key participants in the TPE industry include Sinopec, Bayer, BASF, Kraton, Huntsman Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, LCY Chemical, Dynasol, Nippon, Yantai Wanhua, TSRC, LG Chemicals, Dushanzi and so on. This study provides a detailed competitive landscape with company share analysis and detailed profiles of the companies mentioned above.  

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Smart Card Technology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018


Smart cards market can be classified based on the basis of the interface into contact smart cards, contactless smart cards, and hybrid smart cards. Based on its components, there are two types - memory smart cards and microprocessors. Smart cards have a wide area of application such as in transportation, telecommunication, for making government IDs, in the financial sector and in paid TV services. In addition to these, geographically the market is divided into North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the world.

The global smart card market was valued at USD 4.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7%. The market is expected to reach USD 7.9 billion by 2018. The telecommunication sector is the largest revenue generator for the smart card market, contributing about 50% of the revenue. Geographically, EMEA is the largest revenue generator for the smart cards market on account of technology competence and demand for secured transactions.


The major driver for the smart card market is its application in the financial sector with the increased global demand for credit cards. Also, rising cases of fraudulent transactions have reduced the use of the magnetic strip for encoding data. The explosive growth in the cell phone market, especially in India and China, has resulted in tremendous growth in the smart card market. The widened 3G penetration has also enhanced the demand for these cards.
smartcards--small plastic cards with silicon chips implanted in them--are hard to miss. They are used for making calls on a pay phone or boarding a subway. One smartcard can do the work of several magnetic-stripe conventional cards.

In the mid-1990s, many analysts predicted that Americans would also be using smartcards by now, but the U.S. rollout has been slower than expected. One notable exception is American Express Blue card. In the U.S., smartcards have made their biggest penetration, so far, inside wireless phones, TV set-top boxes and security access cards. 



Worldwide microprocessor card shipments grew by 45%, to 628 million units, while memory card shipments reached 1.1 billion, according to market research firm Gartner Dataquest. The global market is expected to get a huge boost, as China--where smartcards are already commonly used for public telephones--wants to issue 1.26 billion smart identification cards to every one of its citizens over the next five years. 

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The two biggest card suppliers are Gemplus a French-owned company based in Luxembourg, and Schlumberger who together control two-thirds of the market. Last month, Gemplus blamed the slowdown in mobile phone shipments for a $6.5 million loss during its first fiscal quarter ended March 31. On June 6, it warned that it expects a second-quarter operating loss of 10 million to 15 million euros ($8.5 million to $12.8 million).

Earnings are now more correlated to worldwide handset sales than management may have expected, notes a recent report by David Readerman, analyst with Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco. Shares of Gemplus are off more than 60% from their 52-week high. On the bright side, Gemplus has recently landed contracts to sell smartcards to Fleet Credit Card Services, First USA and Visa.

Semiconductor manufacturers also have a stake in smartcards. For example, German chipmaker Infineon the former semiconductors unit of Siemens, reported $418 million in sales of smartcard-related chips, according to a market study published by Gartner Dataquest. This study also pegged smartcard-related revenue for Europe's STMicroelectronics at $365 million.

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth And Industry Analysis, 2012 - 2018

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a business tool that allows you to connect with your target audience more effectively to improve operating efficiency. CRM software segment is expected to show a substantial growth in all software application markets with an increasing deployment of software solutions such as Software-as-a-Service, online channels, customer service applications, customer loyalty management, and others.


After a slow growth rate in the first half of 2011, the CRM software market recovered steadily and observed an upward growth in 2012. Despite the maturity of the market, the demand for CRM application software solutions is forecasted to follow this upward trajectory for the period of 2012 -2018. Due to new technology adoption and new local players, Asia-Pacific will represent the fastest growing market by region with a double digit growth throughout the forecast period. However, developed markets are expected to see slower growth due to market saturation.

Increasing competition among various industries will force players to invest a significant amount of capital in customer retention activities which will drive the growth of this market. Emerging technologies like cloud computing reduce the deployment cost which will also boost the demand for cloud based services. In this interconnected world of e-commerce, CRM software will play the role of a key differentiator for different industry players.


Evolution in Software as a Service (SaaS) technology will spur the demand for cloud based CRM software solutions. Different application areas for CRM software include marketing, sales for automation, social media, Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) and others. Based on geographies, the global market for CRM software is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and the Rest of the World (RoW).

The market is dominated by top three players namely, SAP AG, which is the market leader and accounts for 20% of the global market share followed by SalesForce.Com and Oracle. Some other key players in this industry include Microsoft, Amdocs, Adobe, SAS Institute, IBM and others.

This report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology, Porter’s five force model analysis and detailed profiles of top industry players. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. 

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Mobile Wallet Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis, 2012 - 2018


A mobile wallet is an e-account used to store and transfer money through a cell phone which is also known as mobile payment or mobile money transfer. With an increasing adoption of money transfer through handheld devices, the mobile wallet market is expected to double by 2013 compared to 2011. Financial service providers will take this opportunity to improve their services and satisfy transaction needs.

The mobile payment is a promising market and is predicted to increase to 1.2 billion users and USD 2 trillion in value transaction by 2018. Europe and North America with large numbers of mobile users is dominating the current market. However, Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market with rapidly growing smartphone markets in emerging economies such as India and China. In terms of applications, SMS-based services are leading the market. 


Innovation in web based applications will play an important role in spurring the growth of the mobile wallet market in the short and medium term. Market collaboration between industry players such as IT industries, financial services and telecom service providers will further drive the growth of this market. In emerging countries due to increasing deployment of wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will play a major role in the market development. However, stringent regulations and growing security concerns for online transactions will inhibit the growth of the mobile wallet market globally. 

Five different types of Mobile Wallets in the marketplace, it makes sense to first ground ourselves in what we mean by this term. After all, in the past year this term has grown wildly in popularity, and is used to describe a whole host of different concepts. We think that, at its core, a Mobile Wallet is any application that enables individuals to store their credit/debit cards and banking information on their mobile device, and use that device to make retail purchases or other online payments. Mobile wallets are also known as virtual wallets or digital wallets, and there are various providers all competing for widespread market acceptance, among them traditional credit card processors, online payment solutions, brick-and-mortar retailers, and even telephone network carriers. Typically, Mobile Wallet solutions facilitate in-store payments only or BOTH in-store AND online transactions. While the approaches of the providers vary, their end goals are all the same: to make brick-and-mortar retail payments as easy as holding up your mobile device at the Point of Sale (POS) in stores, eliminating the need for customers to carry their physical wallets, while capturing user behavior and customer information that can be used to drive future sales.      


For retailers and consumer products companies, Mobile Wallets provide a compelling opportunity to market to customers directly. Each consumer is unique, with individualistic shopping habits and expectations. Mobile Wallets enable merchants and brands to provide real time customized and targeted marketing to their customers through mobile devices. While this is great news for the retail industry, there is a wide array of Mobile Wallet solutions in the marketplace, with no clear market leader. As each of those solutions use different approaches to solve the problem and provide different feature sets, retailers and their vendors need to weight these factors carefully when deciding which approach to adopt.

The Payment Industry and the Mobile Wallet Landscape

According to the Nilson Report, last year $6.7 trillion was channeled through credit card networks such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express ($15 trillion when including debit cards/pre-paid cards). Competing firms and industries want to take a slice of this huge market via the mobile revolution by transforming the way consumers make payments – from plastic cards to mobile devices. However, due to complicated regulations and specialized payment and anti-fraud systems, it is not easy for scrappy start-ups or new market entrants to provide valid mobile purchasing options without help from the veterans in the payment industry (see figure 1 below for an overview of the relationship network surrounding the Mobile Wallet).


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Capacitive Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

Capacitive sensors are devices that enable the measurement of the position of a conductive or nonconductive surface. The high-resolution sensing ability of these sensors makes them highly popular in detection and measurement of position, proximity, acceleration, and fluid levels. Currently, capacitive sensing is widely being used in devices like mobile phones, tables, other mobile devices, laptop trackpads, and in many other applications.

The market for these sensors was valued at USD 7 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13-14% from 2012-2018. This can be attributed primarily to their increased usage in varied application areas such as position, touch, and motion sensing, as well as in capacity measurements. Also, the vast and rapidly growing consumer electronics sector has witnessed introduction of a large number of capacitive sensor-based devices thereby fuelling market growth.

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Features such as requirement of limited calibration and reduced size of the sensors have also enhanced their incorporation rate in various sensor-based devices. Major factors restraining the growth of this market are lack of innovation and product differentiation, along with the availability of optional technologies. Application of nanometer resolution provided by capacitive sensors in the field of nanotechnology indicates a new market growth opportunity.

All the applications, industry verticals, and their sub segments are discussed in the report. Different operating modes of the capacitive sensors are also discussed in the report. The overall capacitive sensors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2013 to 2018. Projected capacitive technology is preferred in most of the applications as compared to the surface capacitive technology. Projected capacitance is further classified into two types, namely self capacitance and mutual capacitance.
Increasing demand of the sensors in the consumer electronics sector and reduction in the size of the sensor are considered to be the major driving factors of the market. 

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Most of the major smartphone manufacturers like Apple (U.S.), Nokia (Finland), and Samsung (South Korea) are using the capacitive touch sensors for the touch screens in the smartphones as well as for the input devices like buttons, sliders, keypads, and touchpads. Capacitive touch sensors are in huge demand for the input devices as compared to the mechanical input devices because the problem of wear & tear is negligible for the capacitive sensing devices. In the retail & medical sector, there is a huge scope for the capacitive sensors in future as these sensors are continuously opting for care monitoring systems and other point-of-sale displays. Proximity Sensors are also in a huge demand in the industrial application and it is expected to show linear growth trend in the coming five years. 

Different geographical regions are also discussed on the basis of the different applications. APAC is expected to boost the growth rate of the market because of the continuous improvement and technological advancement in the sensors industry in the countries like Japan, Korea, China and India.

In different applications the companies are specialized in different sectors like some of the companies are manufacturing the sensors for the consumer electronics whereas some of the companies are manufacturing for the commercial applications like automotive, medical etc. Companies are inclined towards launching new products and technologies due to the increase in competition. Mergers and Acquisitions also play important role in the market. Some of the major acquisitions are also described in the report like the acquisition of SigmaTech Inc. (U.S.) by MicroSense LLC (U.S.) which enhances MicroSense's portfolio of sensing technologies. Similarly, important partnerships & agreements are also discussed like the agreement between TPK Holdings (Taiwan) & Apple, Inc. (U.S.) under which TPK Holding's touch panels are used in the Apple's iPad.

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U.S. And Global Farm Tire Market - Market Size, Growth And Industry Analysis, 2010 - 2016

METHODOLOGY

Our research consists of both secondary and primary research with later constituting the greater portion. We also have a large internal repository and access to a number of external proprietary databases to help address specific requirements of our clients.
The research process begins with exhaustive secondary research on internal and external sources being carried out to source qualitative and quantitative information relating to each market.

Secondary Research

The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:
Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC Filings.
Industry trade journals, scientific journals and other technical literature.
Internal and external proprietary databases.
Relevant patent and regulatory databases.
National government documents, statistical databases and market reports.
Procedure registries.
News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews in an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate its data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:


It provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook etc.
Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings.
Further develops the Analysis Team’s expertise and market understanding.
Primary research involves E-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies.

The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:
Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers.Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers.
Outside experts: Investment Bankers, Valuation Experts, Research Analysts specializing in specific markets.

Key Opinion Leaders: specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals.
Technological and scientific advancements have continuously added quantum and sophistication to mechanization and transportation machinery which has constituted the backbone of modern day farming in the US followed by other continents as well. Weak economic conditions reflected in poor sales of farm tires in 2009. Increased global demand for farm produce coupled with revival in economy saw an increase in sales in 2010.


A slow but positive growth of the US economy and stability is forecasted for 2011. With reported increase in demand, production and income from farm sources, the US farm tire shipments are expected to increase at a CAGR of approximately 7.8% for the period spanning 2011 to 2013.

The US farm tire market has two segments, replacement and original equipment farm tires, and is further categorized into radial and bias construction types. The replacement segment accounts for the maximum share of total US farm tire market. The increase in demand for agricultural produce coupled with other factors will result in increased purchase of new agricultural machinery thus leading to a consequent rise in demand for original equipment farm tires. The US tractor market which is the largest end application market of farm tires is reporting constant increase in sales.

New technological and design developments in farm vehicular machinery have resulted in further development of farm tires, larger in size and for diversified uses. The country is witnessing regular growth in the net farm income, total crop production and production expenses which will continue to drive the farm tire market in the coming years. In addition, the continuously rising Indian tractor market, provides an opportunity to the US farm tire market in terms of more exports. However, issues such as increasing raw material prices and rising inventory costs pose a challenge for the manufacturers and dealers in the industry's supply chain.

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Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Market Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth And Forecast, 2012 - 2017


Membrane bioreactor is a combination of various components which are used for waste water treatment. Membrane bioreactor incorporates two processes to treat water. The  first step is a bioreactor, in which bacteria consumes organic material with the help of dissolved oxygen in the water, and the second step is a membrane module in which relatively pure water separates itself from organic matter and bacteria. These two units run step by step - firstly liquid flows through the bioreactor and then through the membrane separation process. Membrane bioreactors serve the municipal and industrial sector.

Membrane bioreactors are experiencing high growth due to the increasing demand for recycling and reusing of wastewater, increase in industrialization, lack of pure water, and large number of landfills. Despite a number of growth drivers in this market, there are some challenges faced by the membrane bioreactor market that may restrict growth. These are: restriction of import, export barrier for system components, limited availability of funds, lack of investment by multinational companies and so on.


Even though the membrane bioreactor market is experiencing some tough times, the market can be tapped if handled strategically. Companies should identify the unseen opportunities and take necessary action accordingly. If companies opt for strategic alliances or joint ventures with local vendors then it will help them to develop. 

There are some major players redefining the growth of the membrane bioreactor market. These are: Siemens Water Technologies, GE Water & Process Technologies, Kubota Corporation, Asahi Kasei Group, ,  Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc., , Norit, Pall Corporation,  Toray Industries Inc., Veolia Environment, Keppel Seghers Belgium NV and so on.


This report "Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market, By Application (Municipal & Industrial), Type (Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet & Multi Tubular) & Configuration (Submerged & Sidestream) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017" analyses the Membrane bioreactor (MBR) market by geography, applications, configurations, and types of MBR. By geography, the report is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. The MBR type segment included in this report is based on design of the membrane, i.e. hollow fiber, flat sheet, and multi tubular. The end-users of this technology are spread across various industries – food & beverage, pharmaceutical, textile, oil field, chemical, automotive, landfill leachate, steel, and electronics. The application segment has thus focused on 2 major sectors: industrial and municipal.

This report estimates the market size of the global MBR market in terms of value, while the geography segment covers both the value as well as volumes of the market. It discusses market drivers, restraints and opportunity, and price trends. It also includes patent analysis. The value chain analysis, cost analysis, and the Porter's analysis gives further insight into the impact factors in the industry sector. The report tracks the recent activities of market players in terms of product launches, expansion plans, supply contracts, and partnerships and collaborations. In addition, the top 22 players of the MBR market have been profiled in this report, and based on the study of these competitors a winning imperative has been sketched.

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Analysis Of Rare Earth Metals Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends - 2018

Rare earth metals are a group of 17 elements with similar chemical structures with distinct properties. They are used in a wide range of electronic items and in fluorescent bulbs. Hybrid vehicles also use various rare earth metals. The growing demand from these industries is boosting the market for rare earth metals.  

The global demand for rare earths was estimated to be over 140 kilo tons in 2010 and is expected to grow at a CAGR ranging from 10% to 10.5% from 2012 to 2018. The mechanical and metallurgical industry is the leading consumer of rare earth metals and accounts for approximately 32% of the total rare earth metals consumed in various markets. The mechanical and metallurgical industry is followed by glass and ceramics, chemical, energy and electronics, optics, and optoelectronics industries. Energy is expected to be the fastest growing segment for rare earths at a CAGR of over 17% from 2012 to 2018. 

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The market is primarily driven by the technological advancements in electronics and automobile industries which influence the usage of rare earth metals. However, the growing concerns regarding the impact of production, refining and recycling of rare earth metals on the environment are expected to hinder the market.  

China is the leading supplier of rare earth metals and accounts for approximately 95% of the global production. In 2010, the Chinese government restricted the export of rare earth metals to 40% in order to gain the price advantage as the global prices surged to a record level following this announcement from the Chinese government. However, this gave other producers around the globe a chance to boost their production. In the twentieth century, U.S., India, Brazil, and South Africa were among the top producers of rare earth metals until China, in 1980, decided to heavily increase its production and became the leading producer of rare earth metals.Some of the key participants in the global market include AGC Seimi Chemical, Arafura Resources, China Minmetals, China Rare Earth Holdings, Ferro Corporation, Indian Rare Earths, Mitsui Mining and Smelting, Molycorp, Rhodia and so on. 


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China is now the world's main supplier of rare-earth elements, which are minerals that play a critical role in making products from basic communication devices to high-tech military weaponry. Worried by that dominance, manufacturers around the globe have been spurring searches for other sources that could be profitably mined.

Nippon Light Metal has agreed to invest $3 million in buildings and equipment for the pilot project while also being responsible for operating costs. Any rare-earth elements produced during this phase will be jointly owned by Jamaica and the Japanese company. Negotiations for commercialization are expected to occur at a later date.

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