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Daniel Simmons, Jeff Heynen | April 27, 2015
US Cable TV technology supplier ARRIS intends to acquire British set-top box (STB) vendor Pace, for USD 2.1B; valuing Pace’s business at 80% of its 2014 revenue. The acquisition will create the world’s largest supplier of set-top box (STB), broadband gateway and cable TV technology. Combined 2014 revenues of USD 7.9B make will it twice the size of its nearest competitor, Cisco’s Service Provider Video business unit. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but the merged company will be incorporated in the UK, headquartered in the US and expected to list on the NASDAQ.
Antonios Maroulis | April 23, 2015
Apple's launch approach with Apple Watch is unusual: With a total of 12 variants, and whole range of bands, the permutations are large, especially for an Apple product. And, Apple is choosing to make it available for sale exclusively online initially. Despite these issues, IHS expects the Apple Watch will be the best selling smartwatch of 2015. IHS forecasts Apple will ship...

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  • Roz Euan-Smith | April 27, 2015
    In recent years energy efficiency has risen up the global agenda, and many countries are implementing large-scale smart meter roll-outs to meet energy targets. These smart meter roll-outs are creating market opportunities for demand response-enabled smart home energy management devices
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  • Daniel Simmons, Raphaela Lynn, Wajahat Abbassi | March 05, 2015
    Global set-top box shipments will have been almost 300M units in 2014. The value of the industry will have grown by 2% to 21.8b in 2014, driven by demand for cable STBs. Growth will peak in 2015 and thereafter volumes and revenue will decline as cable and terrestrial digitisation nears completion in most of the world. During the forecast period, industry value will decrease slightly because of reduced demand and price erosion. UHD may bolster revenue beyond the forecast period.
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  • Tom Morrod | March 19, 2015
    The consumer electronics product portfolio demonstrates the research areas as well as the coverage and comprehensive solutions available. There is also an in-depth discussion on a range of topical and future trends in consumer electronics, connected home devices and professional video.
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  • Tom Morrod | March 17, 2015
    Connectable consumer devices are continuing to drive content consumption online and multiscreen. 2015 will see video accounting for over half of all internet traffic. This new behaviour has resulted in additional costs in processing and distribution, as such linear TV remains the more favourable method in creating new revenue. However, new monetisation opportunities such as analytics-based programming advertising and recommendations-based content delivery can offset these additional costs. The monetisation of connected devices is also leading service operators to diversify their service provisions.
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  • Dinesh Kithany | February 10, 2015
    This brief presentation highlights the emerging market trends within the home appliance industry, looking across appliance types, electronic components and technologies as witnessed during CES 2015.
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  • Icon Director, Connected Home
    Daniel Simmons plays an integral role in developing the company’s TV Technology Intelligence service. His knowledge base is centered on customer premises equipment markets such as set-top boxes, television sets, conditional access and middleware.
  • Icon Director, Broadband Media
    Rhoda Alexander has been covering the displays industry for more than 20 years. She is widely regarded as being the leading, independent analyst for desktop and specialty monitors, and her clients include virtually every major company in the monitor value chain.
  • Icon Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
    Tom Morrod is the senior director for TV and broadcast technology at IHS. Tom is responsible for all research across TV sets and consumer electronics, set-top boxes, pay TV networks, professional video technology, video distribution, technical service delivery employed by service providers and video consumer electronics.
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