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Internet of Things (IoT) market to reach $103.6 billion worldwide by 2018, analysts predict

Internet of Things (IoT) market to reach $103.6 billion worldwide by 2018, analysts predict

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 26 Jan. 2015. Global sales from the Internet of Things (IoT) portion of electronic systems will grow from $57.7 billion this year to $103.6 billion in 2018, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018, industry analysts say.

Industry fragmentation, government regulations, and big data will dominate cyber security in 2015

Industry fragmentation, government regulations, and big data will dominate cyber security in 2015

BOSTON, 23 Jan. 2015. Industry fragmentation, government regulations, developments in big data will be prime movers in the global cyber security market in 2015, predict information security experts at the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence segment in Boston.

Based on its work this year in cyber security and financial crime, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence experts have made their top five predictions for the digital criminality landscape in 2015.

Corning boosts expertise in military hyperspectral imaging with acquisition of NovaSol

Corning boosts expertise in military hyperspectral imaging with acquisition of NovaSol

CORNING, N.Y., 22 Jan. 2015. Specialty glass expert Corning Inc. in Corning, N.Y., is boosting the company's expertise in aerospace and defense hyperspectral imaging technology with their acquisition of NovaSol in Honolulu.

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. VPX technology, an embedded computing approach based on high-speed switch-fabric interconnects, is expected to grow by 20 to 25 percent over the next five years, despite setbacks by a lackluster U.S. defense market.

That's the prediction of Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst for discrete and process automation at market researcher IHS Technology in Englewood, Colo. Colquhoun made his comments Monday at the Embedded Tech Trends conference in Phoenix.

International Rectifier becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies as buy closes

International Rectifier becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies as acquisition closes

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 14 Jan. 2015. Executives of semiconductor specialist Infineon Technologies AG in Neubiberg, Germany, have completed their acquisition of power electronics designer International Rectifier Corp. in El Segundo, Calif.

Artificial intelligence and new levels of machine learning are aims of IARPA MICrONS program

Artificial intelligence and new levels of machine learning are aims of IARPA MICrONS program

WASHINGTON, 13 Jan. 2015. U.S. intelligence experts are trying to reverse-engineer the algorithms of the human brain by blending data science and neuro science in attempts to make rapid advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Worldwide semiconductor market expected to see 9.4 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2014

Worldwide semiconductor market expected to see 9.4 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 13 Jan. 2015. The global semiconductor market is expected to show 9.4 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2014, say analysts at market researcher IHS Technology in Englewood, Colo.

Military radiation-detector market to grow to $868 million by 2022, analysts predict

GLEN ALLEN, Va., 12 Jan. 2015. Military demand for radiation detector devices will grow from $617 million currently to $731 million by 2018, and then to $868 million by 2022, predict analysts at market researcher NanoMarkets in Glen Allen, Va.

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

NATICK, Mass., 9 Jan. 2015. The temperature sensors and switches market is set for a dramatic slowdown in the wake of falling oil prices, warn analysts at market researcher VDC Research in Natick, Mass.

Navy carriers and big-deck amphibs receive new intra-ship voice communications networking

Navy carriers and big-deck amphibs receive new intra-ship voice communications networking

CHARLESTON, S.C., 8 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard communications experts are making plans to install new and upgraded intra-ship communications gear aboard the nation's fleet of aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

SATCOM cyber security company called TerraCom Direct launched by Satcom Direct

SATCOM cyber security company called TerraCom Direct launched by Satcom Direct

MELBOURNE, Fla., 5 Jan. 2015. Satellite communications (SATCOM) expert Satcom Direct in Satellite Beach, Fla., is launching a data center solutions provider called TerraCom Direct located in Melbourne, Fla.

Military asks for industry ideas on enhancing Common Data Link (CDL) for imagery and video

Military asks for industry ideas on enhancing Common Data Link (CDL) for imagery and video

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 19 Dec. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to improve standard military communications protocols for exchanging video and imagery to meet future demands for distributed military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, 18 Dec. 2014. Global demand for motor-control centers will increase from $4.06 billion in 2013 to $5.12 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

SMYRNA, Ga., 16 Dec. 2014. Executives of Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., are boosting their company's expertise in advanced RF solutions with their acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. in San Diego.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems Inc. in Arlington, Va., are boosting their company's expertise in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded digital receiver and related signal-processing technologies with their announced acquisition of Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc. in Dallas.

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking the BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration segment in Greenlawn, N.Y., to provide hundreds of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders under terms of a $34.3 million contract awarded this week.

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers announced an influx of more than $60 million this week into a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) for advanced research work.

DRS/Lithiumstart partnership aims at high-reliability shipboard military energy storage

DRS/Lithiumstart partnership aims at high-reliability shipboard military energy storage

MILWAUKEE, 8 Dec. 2014. DRS Power and Control Technologies Inc. in Milwaukee is joining hands with Lithiumstart LLC in South San Francisco, Calif., to integrate technologies into high-power commercial and military energy storage applications.

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is partnering with MEN Mikro Elektronik in Nuremberg, Germany to develop pre-certified safety-critical platforms for transportation and industrial embedded computing applications.

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are reaching out to industry to find improved cable for the dipping sonar system on the Navy's MH-60R shipboard ASW helicopter to correct deficiencies in existing cable.

Crane to supply power modules for fly-by-wire system on COMAC C919 family of narrow-body aircraft

Crane to supply power modules for fly-by-wire system on COMAC C919 family of narrow-body aircraft

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 3 Dec. 2014. Avionics experts designing systems for COMAC C919 family of narrow body aircraft needed power electronics modules for the aircraft's fly-by-wire systems. They found their solution from Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, Wash.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

RIDGECREST, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

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