22. August 2016 · Comments Off on IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While the advent of smart home solutions has created new revenue streams for residential security companies and subsequently increased the value that an alarm system provides to consumers, the technology still faces several challenges that could hinder its growth moving forward.   In fact, according to Tim Hewitt, analyst for security and building technologies at IHS Markit, while the initial uptake of smart home systems by early adopters was in line with expectations, existing market barriers have become more significant as companies have tried to expand their offerings to the broader market. As a result, Hewitt said the market research firm has revised its forecasts to account for the lack of broader consumer interest in connected home products.

Source: IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation

30. August 2015 · Comments Off on 150 Million Smart Meter Semiconductors to be Shipped by 2019 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters is expected to rise in the next few years as demand for precise energy measurement and communications increases from utility vendors, according to a new report from IHS.Shipments of communicating meters used for two-way communications between smart meters and utilities are forecast to rise to 150 million units by 2019, up from 132 million units in 2015, IHS says. Meanwhile, global revenues for semiconductors used in water, gas and electric meters reached $1.2 billion in 2014 and has a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8%. The average semiconductor cost in two-way meters was approximately $11 in 2014, but IHS sees this average selling price (ASP) increasing in the next few years for 32-bit microcontrollers, memory chips, single system-on-chips (SoCs) and other components used in energy meters.

Source: 150 Million Smart Meter Semiconductors to be Shipped by 2019 – IHS Electronics360

16. July 2015 · Comments Off on Your house is about to get a lot smarter, says new study  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If you thought the smart-home movement was coming on strong, new data suggests you haven’t seen anything yet.Smart appliances — or products like washing machines, dryers, refrigerators and others that can connect to the Internet and each other — are set to proliferate in the coming years, new data from research firm IHS shows. The company said that in 2014, just 1 million smart appliances were shipped worldwide. By 2020, that figure will jump to 223 million units. If smaller home appliances, like electronic toothbrushes and coffee machines are included, the total number of smart devices that will hit store shelves in 2020 will soar to 700 million.

Source: Your house is about to get a lot smarter, says new study – CNET

30. May 2014 · Comments Off on Utilities delving into cloud-based home management · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like lighting and air conditioning are set for rapid growth in the coming years, poised for an eightfold increase from 2013 to 2018, according to IHS Technology. This year alone, IHS projects the installed base will increase 63 percent.

via Utilities delving into cloud-based home management – FierceSmartGrid.

16. October 2013 · Comments Off on Global PV to set records in 2014 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In 2014, global photovoltaic (PV) installations are forecast to rise at their fastest pace in three years, exceeding 40 GW for this first time and generating installation revenue of more than $86 billion, according to IHS Inc.

Annual solar installations are predicted to expand at a rate of 18 percent in 2014, reaching 41 GW and firmly marking the end of the solar industry’s two-year slowdown. PV installations in 2014 will rise by 17 percent, representing an increase of 15 percent in 2012 and 13 percent in 2013, with 2014 will seeing the highest growth rate since the 35 percent increase in 2011, IHS predicts.

via Global PV to set records in 2014 – FierceEnergy.