IDC Press Release
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.– Expectations of strong demand for media tablets in the second half of 2012 has led International Data Corporation (IDC) to increase its forecast for the worldwide market to 107.4 million units for the year, up from its previous forecast of 106.1 million units. In the latest forecast update of the Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker, IDC also revised upward its 2013 forecast number from 137.4 million units to 142.8 million units. And by 2016 worldwide shipments should reach 222.1 million units.
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IDC Press Release
SAN MATEO, Calif.– Worldwide semiconductor revenues increased more than 3.7% year over year to $301 billion in 2011, according to the latest version of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF). The industry weathered the macroeconomic uncertainties in the U.S and Europe, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, China’s slow down in the second half of the year, and floods in Thailand. Meanwhile, device applications, such as smartphones, media tablets and e-readers, automotive infotainment, notebook PCs, datacenter servers, and wireless and wired communication infrastructure drove robust consumption of semiconductors.
IDC’s SAF tracks more than 100 semiconductor companies. Over 40 of these companies experienced year-over-year revenue growth greater than 5%, while about the same number of companies saw their revenue decline by more than 5%.
LONDON/WASHINGTON: The outlook for the US ad market is improving ahead of other key countries, Warc’s latest Consensus Ad Forecast shows.Within the 13 markets measured by the new research, US adspend received the largest single upgrade in forecast growth. The world’s largest ad market is now predicted to raise expenditure by 4.1% this year, a rise of +0.8pp from the January Forecast.
, which is compiled based on a weighted average of adspend predictions at current prices from ad agencies, media monitoring companies and other industry bodies, as well as Warc’s own data, indicated that global expenditure will be raised by 5.3% in 2012 and by 5.4% in 2013.
IDC News Release, 4/20/11
Worldwide semiconductor revenues increased more than 24% year over year to $282 billion in 2010, according to the latest version of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Semiconductor Application Forecaster (SAF). The industry recovery was strong and broad last year across all market verticals, regions, and semiconductor device categories. Device applications, such as smartphones, media tablets and e-readers, automotive infotainment, notebook PCs, datacenter servers, and wireless and wired communication infrastructure, drove robust consumption of semiconductors. IDC’s SAF tracks more than 100 semiconductor companies, most of which experienced strong growth in 2010.
Intel, with total semiconductor revenues of $41.9 billion in 2010, once again was the overall market leader. Samsung was the number 2 vendor overall with revenues of $27.6 billion, which increased its semiconductor revenue market share by 2% over 2009. Rounding out the top 5 chip suppliers were Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Hynix. Renesas Electronics, the merged company of Renesas and NEC, was the number 6 vendor overall, just missing the top 5. Together, the top 10 vendors represented 51% of the overall market revenues, an increase of 6% over 2009.
Press Release, 4/7/11
Special Report Shows “One Size Does Not Fit All” in the Cloud; Service Providers Need to Respond to Individual Customer Needs
STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2011— Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) represents a spectrum of services; there is no “one size fits all” service, and no single provider successfully addresses all segments of the market, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is poised for strong growth with worldwide IaaS forecast to grow from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2011 to $10.5 billion in 2014.
“We are still at the beginning of the adoption cycle for cloud compute IaaS,” said Lydia Leong, research vice president at Gartner. “This is a rapidly evolving market that represents the transformation of IT infrastructure over 10 to 20 years; however, the next five years represent a significant revenue opportunity — as well as a critical period for vendors who need to lay their foundations for the future.”
IDC News Release, 3/29/11
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. March 29, 2011 – The worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 49.2% in 2011 as more consumers and enterprise users turn in their feature phones for smartphones with more advanced features. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors will ship more than 450 million smartphones in 2011 compared to the 303.4 million units shipped in 2010. Moreover, the smartphone market will grow more than four times faster than the overall mobile phone market.
“Overall market growth in 2010 was exceptional,” said Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. “Last year’s high market growth was due in part to pent-up demand from a challenging 2009, when many buyers held off on mobile phone purchases. The expected market growth for 2011, while still notable, will taper off somewhat from what we saw in 2010.”
An 18% rise in global paid-search query volume should help revenue grow by 20% in 2011, compared with 18% year-on-year revenue growth in fiscal 2010, according to a report released Monday from J.P. Morgan. The analyst firm believes opportunities for paid search in the international market will become more significant than in the U.S.
The market in the United Kingdom remains at par or ahead of the U.S. market, but the development of the overall international paid-search market is still more than two years behind the United States. While J.P. Morgan analysts expect the U.S. to experience 12% year-on-year query growth in 2011, international markets will see a 19% lift. The firm’s estimates put paid-search revenue growth at 25% to $25.7 billion.
IDC News Release, 12/13/10
Application developers have churned out more than 300,000 mobile apps in just over three years. In 2010, mobile apps made the leap from the smartphone to media tablets. In 2011 and beyond, mobile apps will find their way into even more devices, including connected TVs and, by extension, the connected home. According to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast, the market for mobile applications will continue to accelerate as the number of downloaded apps is expected to increase from 10.9 billion worldwide in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014. Worldwide mobile apps revenues will experience similar growth, surpassing $35 billion in 2014.
One of the most striking impacts of the extraordinary growth and evolution of the mobile apps space over the past three years has been the “appification” of broad categories of interactions and functions in both the physical and the digital worlds.
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FORECAST 2011: PRINT
If 2010 was a year of digital innovation, in the form of iPad apps and online paywalls, 2011 will be one of continued tinkering. Publishers will test tablet subscription offers and metered paywalls as they recognize the need to offset shrinking ad revenue and increase their haul from consumers. Four of the biggest magazine companies start the year off with new leadership, raising expectations for transformation at a high level. Expect to see the continued expansion of marketing services, deeper integration of print and digital sales, and creation of digital products driven by consumer needs—steps many would call long overdue. “The biggest thing that needs to happen is a lot of listening to what the client wants, listening to what the consumer wants,” says Carolyn Dubi, svp, director of print at Initiative. “It brings us toward the golden ticket, which is about performance.”
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