SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The global electronic systems market will grow 5% to $1.62 trillion in 2018, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge 14% this year to $509.1 billion, exceeding the $500 billion for the first time, according to IC Insights.

Read more: Semi Content in Electronic Systems to Reach Record 31% in 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – China leads the world in terms of manufacturing output, with over $2 trillion in goods produced, which accounts for 20% of global manufacturing, says the Brookings Institution. This is followed by the US ($1.9 trillion, 18% of global manufacturing), Japan ($1 trillion), Germany ($700 billion), and South Korea ($372 billion).

Read more: Report: China Leads Manufacturing with $2T in Output

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9% growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, says Gartner.

Read more: Gartner: Device Shipments to Grow 1% to Over 2B Units in 2018

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nearly 91% of respondents to a recent Nano Dimension survey expect 3D printed electronics will be a strategic direction. More than three quarters (76%) are already exploring the technology for design validation (31%), prototyping (40%) and low-volume custom manufacturing (29%), according to the electrifying additive manufacturing survey.

Read more: Survey: 91% Expect 3D Printed Electronics to be Strategic Direction

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board orders in May increased 21.2% year-over-year, says IPC. Year-to-date orders grew 14.4% compared to the same period last year . Orders were up 6.3% sequentially.

Read more: North American PCB Orders Up 21% in May

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- New research from Juniper Research shows that by the end of 2026 there will be over 50 million autonomous vehicles on the road, with over 10 million in the US and 15 million in the Far East and China.

Read more: 50M ADAS Cars Will Hit Road by 2026, Report Says

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