is still the main stream in the process of 2016 development. Here is an
overview mainly about the development situation in 2016 and trending in
the future of global consumer electronics.
General electric development
The global electronic development is closely related to the global economy. With the rapid developing of mobile intelligence in the past few years, the electronic industry increases to moderate. In 2014, the gross output of global electronics reached to 1715 billion, increasing 3.4% year-on-year while lower than historical average. The development of global electronic should be attributed to smartphones, motor electronics, and PV cell with respective year-on-year growth of 9.8%, 7.9% and 8.3%, while the other areas’ value is basically flat with that of 2013.
In the future, traditional consumer electronics will be replaced by products of Internet concept and the industrial equipment will mingle with consumer electronics, including hardware equipment for Internet concept things, the wearable, smart household appliances, and motors, etc. Driven by Cloud Technology, mobile intelligence is tending to be the next calculator platform, which will causes continuous shrinking of personal computer and saturation of smartphones. In that case, cloud calculation, mass storage, sensor and communication equipment will be likely to be the important growth point in 2017 and in the future.
Nowadays the automobile market plays the main role in the development of motor domain. Most motor companies choose to further implement links of producing, designing, supporting, technology and so on based on the scale and feature of market, to meet consumers’ requirements in production skills, product designs, and technology levels.
Through 100 years of development, the world’s motor industry has stepped in a stable status and gradually become the oligopolistic market. At present, 80% market shares are taken up by the top 15 motor enterprises all over the world, including America GM and Ford, Volkswagen, TOYOTA and HYUNDAI, etc. this oligopolistic situation is the result of long-time competition, which in return illustrates that the global motor industry has entered the mature stage.
In the 2017 CES, robot intelligence showed its charm to the world. Nowadays, industrial robot is the main part of global robot with 80% market shares. Compared with industrial robot, service robot is still not mature, but has great potential developing space with the development wave of artificial intelligence. In 2016, Segway released a personal service robot called Loomo which can walk automatically and can be a nice personal mood companion as well as a balance bike for you to ride for max 30km.
The aging popularity structure, labor cost and globalization competition are the main factors to promote the robot market. The data shows that the gross value of intelligent robot domain in 2005 is 66.9 billion and China is the fastest industrial robot market with average growth speed of 40% in view of total amount during 2010 to 2016.
The wearable devices has been seen as a business with great potential for growth since the coming out of VR by Google. The total shipments of the wearable products was 39.5 million in 2015, increased to 64 million according to incomplete statistics, and will reach up to 173.4 million in 2019. The continuous development of the wearable products means that the market of it in the world is going be opened gradually.
In last year, smart watch and VR are the two main developing points. Smart watch Run IQ by New Balance and Intel has 1.39inch AMOLED screen, heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer and 512MB RAM +4GB storage. Xiomi released an updated smart wristband. Apple brought Apple watch series 2. As for VR/AR, Lenovo launched the first VR helmet designed with Windows Holographic platform. ODG produced R8 and R9 VR, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be available soon.
Like VR, the drones was also the attention of the world in 2016. In 2017 CES, the drones represented by DJI showed unbelievable advanced technologies. DJI Phantom Vision and Mobile SDK 3.0 were promoted and launched an exploration competition supported by Ford in order to find further connection of drone and motor internet technologies which can be used in other areas. The Zero UAV along with Tencent and Qualcomm brought YING which was equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 platform. RK3288 chips of TV Box, Android iPad and Chrome tablets that was mainly used by Internet are now entering into the field of drones.
Electronics also have ecological chain which is based on creations of accessories. For example, when smartphone market comes to the saturation level, cell phone accessories become the creation points. I face, accessories has become an unstoppable tendency. Blu-ray launched Halos which consists of Halos APP, Halos Cloud and accessory connection layer and can support IOS, Android, Windows, and Mac0S, also compatible with accessories of cellphones, tables, and cars. The famous Apple computer together with IOS and Herge introduced the docking stations for 2016 MacBook Pro. As for car accessories, famous brands like PC, Belkin, BESTEK, also showed their advanced tech gadget. In 2016, BESTEK made great progress in electronic accessories, especially cellphone accessories and car accessories, including BESTEK power strip, power inverter, battery case, cellphone mount, multi-USB charger, etc.
In general, consumer electronics developed stably and will enter into a new era of growth in 2017 and the future.