Changes in Manufacturing, with Emphasis on China, Highlight 2016 Global Technology Predictions from IHS Analysts

Innovations in nearly every sector are setting the stage for technology market growth and even more rapid change in 2016.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovations in nearly every sector are setting the stage for technology market growth and even more rapid change in 2016. Shifts in global technology manufacturing trends and processes -- with an even greater emphasis on the manufacturing powerhouse of China -- will drive the global technology industry to even greater heights in the coming New Year, according to a new white paper from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight,

For the white paper, IHS Technology queried its leading experts, who represent a host of technology industry segments: displays, consumer devices, telecommunications, semiconductors, connected networks, medical technology, entertainment, media, advertising, automotive and others. These analysts were asked to provide their informed prognostications about what to watch for in the global technology market in the coming year.

The wide-ranging technology topics and 2016 IHS Technology analyst predictions covered in this report are as follows:

Thinner, lighter, flexible displays lead the charge
Wearable Devices
A super-sonic boom in wireless earbuds
Mobile Networks
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) connectivity standards gain traction
LTE network sales slow
Ultrasonic sensors boost security
China leads the way in gas sensor adoption
Sensors provide an extra level of protection for athletes
Cloud Computing
Data mining strikes gold with predictive analytics
Virtualized and cloud security take center stage
Semiconductor consolidation continues
Chinese companies intensify push for technology acquisitions
China semiconductor manufacturing investment creates crisis
Medical Technology
The Internet of (Medical) Things
Connected Home
Intelligent interconnectivity enables connected devices
The other half of the world connects to the grid
China begins to design its own destiny
The Global Internet
China pushes cyber conflict with the West
Media Entertainment
Content owners cut the cord
Virtual reality becomes reality
The Internet of (Marketing) Things
Automotive Intelligence
Connectivity and autonomy accelerate into 2016
Global agreements light the way for renewable energy
Network Virtualization
Ten large operators will use SDN and NFV to offer new managed services
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