The Growing Smart Appliance Market
The smart appliance market had achieved little success since its introduction a decade ago, but its revival now seems to be on more solid ground. The IHS Home Appliances Team forecasts robust growth from 2015 to 2020...Learn More
Emerging Trends in Home Appliances at IFA 2015
The IFA 2015 show, held in Berlin, Germany, revealed a number of emerging trends within the home appliance industry. These have been examined in detail by IHS Home Appliances team. To see more of their findings, please......Download this free IFA 2015 recap!
Beyond displays: How UHD is shaping the market
In this new IHS report, Tom Morrod, IHS senior director for TV and broadcast technology discusses UHD Displays and devices, including the implications of delivering UHD, and the future outlook for UHD.Learn More
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Apple/Beats Launches the Pill+ and Bowers & Wilkins Launches a New Zeppelin; Trends in Favoritism vs Agnosticism in Wireless Speakers| October 08, 2015
Beats recently announced an update to its original Pill wireless Bluetooth speaker, the new Pill+. The new model incorporates a revised 2-way design, with a separate midbass and tweeter for each channel, driven through an active crossover system. The Pill+ is charged via Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector, and is also equipped with a USB port to serve as a portable charger for any USB-powered device. Whereas the prior model allowed the pairing of two Pills for dedicated left and right stereo playback via NFC-based tap-to-pair, the new models are pairable via the Beats Pill+ mobile app. The Pill+ will be available at US retail in November at $229. Bowers & Wilkins recently launched a new version of its iconic Zeppelin Air speaker, the new Zeppelin Wireless. Priced at $699 compared to $599 for the prior model, the new version eliminates the Apple Lightning physical dock from the prior version and adds both Bluetooth and Spotify Connect compatibility. For enhanced audio fidelity, the new Zeppelin Wireless now supports AAC streaming over Bluetooth, CSR’s aptX codec, and 24-bit up-sampling of all audio input. The new device incorporates a 3-way design with two tweeters, two midbass drivers, and a 6.5 inch subwoofer, with 150 watts of total power output. Retail availability is expected mid-October in the US.
| October 07, 2015
Roku recently announced the Roku 4, along with updates to the user experience for its current-model players, and updates to its mobile app. The new Roku 4 supports 4K content and output, at a $129.99 price, and also features a remote-finding feature. Roku’s interface now supports more in-depth functionality for following and discovering content, via a deeper Feeds function. The company also continues to lead in implementation of cross-source content search, with 20 compatible content providers and growing. The mobile app’s experience has been slightly refreshed, with a tweaked look and feel and more in-depth support for the Feeds function. Most notably, the mobile app no longer needs to be on the same network as the actual Roku player, content search and flagging of content for the Feed can take place over the Internet.
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September 10, 2015
This report profiles and analyzes the leading vendors’ approaches to and overall activities in the North American smart home market, to understand how suppliers are approaching this emerging opportunity and gauge the most likely market winners as the market matures.Subscribers Only
September 01, 2015
This market monitor report gives a high level overview of the global Conditional Access and CAM markets, with shipment and revenue data, regional and platform level discussion, and vendor market share information.Subscribers Only
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October 06, 2015
The Desktop Monitor Market Tracker is a single, comprehensive resource that provides indispensable coverage of CRT, LCD, All-in-One and AMOLED desktop monitor markets and supply chain. Backed by a global team of analysts it offers the most detailed, reliable coverage in the industry.Subscribers Only
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August 04, 2015
Japanese TV brands have gradually been losing market share in TV markets around the world over the few years. This has forced many to re-evaluate their business models and pursue licensing deals with other manufacturers, and move away from TV manufacturing. The latest in this line of Japanese TV brands are Toshiba and Sharp, as highlighted in this presentation.Subscribers Only
July 24, 2015
Worldwide Mobile PC shipments are expected to be 403 million units by the end of the year, down from last quarter’s forecast of 424 million units. This was primarily due to weaker than expected demand in Q1-15, along with a downward revision of expectations for Notebook PC replacement demand from the introduction of Windows 10.Subscribers Only
July 22, 2015
What are the key technologies and the differences in the Asian pay TV market? This presentation demonstrates the differences between developed and developing pay TV markets by exploring the future of pay TV in Asia. Operators, OTT providers and content owners are increasingly looking towards key technologies like UHD, multicast IP transmission and LTE video, edge caching and predictive analytics and content recommendation in order to drive video consumption as the number of connected devices in the region grows.Subscribers Only
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September 10, 2015
Global TV shipments declined 8 percent, year over year, to 48 million units in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, after a year of quarterly year-over-year growth in 2014.
August 27, 2015
The market for wirelessly connected audio devices is growing rapidly, reflecting a global audio market that is being profoundly reshaped and reinvigorated by the popularity of mobile devices. A shift toward on-the-go music listening, along with increasing popularity of Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and other streaming music services, is leading to increased smartphone- and tablet-centric music consumption.
July 15, 2015
Strong growth is expected for the smart connected home appliance market in the next five years, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.
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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.
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.
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.