STAMFORD, CT – Global sales of smartphones to end-users returned to growth in the first quarter, rising 1.3% over 2017, according to Gartner. Sales of total mobile phones reached 455 million units, the research firm added.

Read more: Q1 Global Smartphone Sales Up 1.3% YoY

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to achieve a five-year CAGR of 71.6% over the 2017-2022 forecast period, according to the International Data Corp.

Read more: Worldwide Spending on AR/VR to Grow at 72% CAGR

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) are expected to decline 3.5% year-over-year in 2018, says the International Data Corp. Looking ahead, PCDs are expected to drop at a five-year CAGR down 1.8%.

Read more: IDC: Global Shipments of PCDs to Decline 3.5% in 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board fabricators reported shipments rose 8.8% year-over-year in April on a 90-day moving average.

Read more: North American PCB Fabricators Report 9% Jump in April Shipments

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association today welcomed recommendations agreed to by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 22nd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in San Diego.

Read more: Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Global Policy Agenda

NEW YORK, NY – The global polyimide film market was $1.73 billion in 2017 and is set to reach $3.12 billion by the end of 2023.

Read more: Polyimide Film Market to Grow More than 10% CAGR through 2023

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