Semiconductor industry revenues increased by 26% in 2021

The worldwide semiconductor industry grew by over 25% in 2021, a new report has revealed.  According to new figures from Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled US$595 billion in 2021, an increase of 26.3% from 2020. Samsung regained top spot for the first time since 2018, with revenue increasing by 28% to a 12.3% total market […]

Pay TV services to account for close to 90% of global video market

Pay TV services will account for 89.7% of the global US$314.3 billion video media market this year, according to Gartner. The research firm estimates that in 2017 pay TV services will account for US$282 billion of end-user spend, compared to US$18.7 billion for SVOD services and US$13.6 billion for TVOD. While all three segments are […]

Gartner: global PC shipments drop by 10%

Global PC shipments dropped by 9.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, with the move to HD TV impacting sales in some European markets, according to Gartner. The research firm said that worldwide PC shipments totalled 64.8 million units in Q1, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines and the first time […]

Device shipments to hit 2.5 billion units

Combined worldwide shipments of PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones are expected to climb 1.5% year-on-year in 2015 to reach 2.5 billion units, according to Gartner. The research firm predicts that end-user spending on devices will total US$606 billion in 2015, but said that this would mark for the first time since 2010 a 5.7% […]

Software-defined video market to top US$10 billion

The total addressable market for software-defined video solutions will be US$10 billion by 2018, according to Gartner.  The research firm said that software-defined video functionality will account for at least 25% of total communications service provider (CSP) and multi-service operator (MSO)-hosted and managed CDN services revenue. “Software-defined video provides a new way to engage customers […]

Consumer spend on SVOD services to climb 28% this year

Global consumer spend on subscription video-on-demand services is due to grow by 28.1% in 2014 and 18.2% 2015, according to Gartner stats.  The research firm claims that, of all the video services that see consumers pay the service provider directly, SVOD has the strongest growth potential – even though the market conditions differ by region. […]

Tablet shipments to outstrip PCs in 2015

Tablet shipments will outstrip PC shipments next year, despite experiencing a slowdown in 2014, according to new research by Gartner.  The research firm predicts that in 2015 global tablet shipments will reach 321.0 million units, outstripping worldwide PC unit shipments at 316.7 million. This is in spite of Gartner expecting tablet sales to slow down […]

Tablet shipments to hit 197 million

Worldwide tablet shipments are tipped to jump 70% this year, reaching 197 million, according to new stats from research firm Gartner.  The figure compares to 116 million tablet units shipped last year and is predicted to continue to rise – reaching 266 million in 2014 and 468 million in 2017 – as consumers buying habits […]