FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide wearables market was once again graced with positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year-over-year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter, according to research firm IDC.

Read more: IDC: Smartwatch Demand Accelerated in Q2

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American printed circuit board orders in July increased 8% year-over-year, driving year-to-date order growth up to 2.5% above the same period last year. Orders were down 19.8% sequentially, says IPC.

Read more: July N. American PCB Orders Up 8%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to grow from 1.47 billion in 2016 to just over 1.7 billion in 2021, says International Data Corp.

Read more: Global Smartphone Shipments to Experience 3% CAGR through 2021

STAMFORD, CT – Gartner forecasts 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, $9.3 billion will be from smartwatches, the firm says.

Read more: Wearable Devices Up 17% in 2017

STAMFORD, CT – Global smartphone sales to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7% increase year-over-year, according to Gartner.

Read more: Global Smartphone Sales Up 6.7% in Q2

ALBANY, NY – The global rugged electronics market was $9.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to rise to $17.46 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 8.1% for the forecast period, says Transparency Market Research.

Read more: Global Rugged Electronics to Experience 8.1% CAGR through 2025

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