November 4, 2016

Reports

Our Reports

Below is a list of our current offerings. The purchase button will prompt you to send an email to our sales department. You can also contact us via the contact page.


5G Mobile Evolution Market Report

Author:

Ravi Kalavakunta

Abstract:

5G standards will be completed by 2018 and early commercial deployments will appear by 2020. 5G technologies with a new air interface will be capable of delivering multiple extreme requirements, ranging from multi-gigabit broadband data services at ultra-low latencies to a flexible low-power low-data rate air interface for the massive Internet of Things (IoT) supporting a wide variety of mission critical industrial and consumer applications. Although the smartphone market is currently slowing down in mature markets, the developing countries still offer a tremendous opportunity for growth for the next five years. We expect the global smartphone shipments to grow at 6% CAGR from 2016-2021, and estimate the annual total shipments to reach over 2B by 2021. We also project the IoT connected device shipments to reach 30B by 2021 bringing an economic value of almost $3 trillion.

Companies Mentioned:

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, Samsung, Nvidia, NEC, Marvell, HiSilicon, Spreadtrum, Freescale, Renesas Mobile, Matsushita, ARM, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter,Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo-Motorola, LG, TCL, OPPO, BBK/VIVO, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Cisco, Accenture, Telensa, HTC, Sony, Panasonic, ARRIS, Cable labs, AT&T, Verizon, NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone, BT, GE, ABB, BMW, Audi, Ford, Tesla, SigFox, Ingenu, ADT, DSC

Purchase

2016 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report

Author:

Thomas Coughlin

Abstract:

This report is the fourteenth report on data storage and emerging applications and the twelfth report on data storage in the entertainment and media market published by Coughlin Associates. Data storage is a key element in the digital transformation of content creation, editing, distribution and reception. Data capacity and communication speed increases, changing form factors, lowered product prices and the growing familiarity with digital editing, digital intermediates and various forms of digital distribution are key components in the continued growth and development of entertainment. Because of the large file sizes required for high resolution and multi-camera images there is increasing demand for high capacity storage devices. The entire content value chain of content creation, editing, archiving, distribution as well as consumer electronics content reception devices, provide an accelerating feed- forward mechanism. This drives growth in data storage for all entertainment content applications. For many archiving and distribution applications where content is relatively static low cost/high capacity SATA HDD storage, optical discs and tape-based storage libraries will predominate. Hard disk drives as well as enterprise SSDs are also used in high performance storage applications where storage cost factors must be combined with performance requirements. For applications requiring rugged field use or fast playback response flash memory either as cards or solid state drives (SSDs) are becoming more popular. Due to input form from industry groups, SMPTE, HPA, EBU (and other media and entertainment workers) survey results and discussions with industry end users and equipment providers we have adjusted many of our models for current storage estimates as well as future growth in 2016. We have modifications to the 2015 assumptions to better model current market conditions, in particular for content acquisition, post production, video on demand and media. This has resulted in significant increases in capacity assumptions, including for content archiving than earlier editions of this report.

Purchase

The FPGA Market Report (2016)

Author:

Tom Feist

Abstract:

After years of relatively stable growth and new product introductions in the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) market sector, the industry has entered into a new era of dynamic change driven by industry consolidation coupled with a breakdown in Moore’s Law. The consolidation along with a very high barrier to entry, has seen approximately 30 companies fail or be acquired, leaving only a handful of players to compete for the $4.5B FPGA market. This consolidation has continued with Intel’s acquisition of Altera in December of 2015. Industry rumors are that Xilinx will be next with possible suiters being Broadcom, QUALCOMM or IBM. The breakdown in Moore’s Law is changing the value proposition of FPGAs. FPGA vendors can no longer achieve all three benefits of improved performance, power, and most importantly cost with each new silicon process node. This has forced vendors to make difficult tradeoffs in terms of device features, power, and performance to hit the sweet spot of specific markets and applications, leaving smaller markets forced to use mature devices or pay a premium for features they may not need. The increased cost for smaller geometries has also forced FPGA vendors to extend the lifespan of existing technology families through new variations of more mature processes and increasingly rely on market-optimized devices with dedicated hard IP to achieve growth. As costs have risen, the vendors are moving to market-specific platform offerings that combines hard and soft processors, Digital Signal Processor (DSPs), and intellectual property (IP), along with highly tailored I/O interfaces and memories to provide programmable application specific offerings to compete with off-the-shelf devices manufacturers. Techonomics Research combines a financial analysis with a technical perspective that considers how each disruptive market event will affect a company’s overall ability to compete and grow revenue in high-growth markets. Our market analysis provides a unique perspective, grounded on the technical merits of a company’s product line vs competitive alternatives to assess growth potential. Current annual revenue for the total FPGA business is roughly $4.5 billion lead by wireless and wired communication and Data Center which is attributed to 40-45% of the market, however we expect the FPGA market to grow at a CAGR of 6% per year through 2022 growing to $6.5B as FPGA vendors enter new markets, such as Data Centers, and find more effective design methodologies to compete with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Application Specific Standard Products (ASSP), Central Processing Units (CPUs), Graphics and Network processors in markets such as wireless, IoT, Data Center and Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Companies Mentioned:

Achronix, Intel, Lattice, Microsemi, Xilinx

Purchase

The Worldwide Contact Center Applications Report (2016)

Author:

Asif Gani

Abstract:

The worldwide Contact center applications have rapidly evolved into an immutable formation. Contact center application users are focusing on the Omni channel model with an objective to provide smooth service operation for their end-customers. They have mostly adapted to a more customer-centric engagement method, which is evident from the high rate of adoption of the digital based contact center applications, such as web-based chat, email, and self-service application tools. It implies that the overall customer preference is shifting from a traditional telephone or voice based contact mode towards the digital based communication channels. The CC application market caters to two different types of CC setups- on-premise based and hosted or cloud-based, by offering ACD, IVR, CTI, WFM, Inbound and Outbound applications, social media and mobile app contact, Multimedia, CRM, Quality Monitoring, Web-based collaboration tools and Speech Analytics. The cloud-based CC is expected to have a greater market traction in the coming years, mainly because of their easy to deploy and cost effectiveness features. CC application vendors are integrating different applications in order to offer bundled products to their end-users. Annual revenue from CC application market is roughly to be around $ 5.5 billion USD. Techonomics Research projects the market to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% from 2016 to 2020.

Purchase

Worldwide Hosted Contact Center Market (2016)

Author:

Asif Gani

Abstract:

The advent of Hosted or Cloud based Contact Center (HCC) has completely changed the market scenario for the existing contact center providers, mainly because of many new players, who have penetrated this market and intensified the competition. The HCC market has gained significant momentum as a result of numerous factors, such as growing number of digital communications, especially when more and more customers’ interactions are happening on social media as well as via mobile devices. Plus, cost reduction motto of the contact center users and rapidly socio-economic environment have also contributed to the growing demand for hosted contact center services. Nearly, 37% of the traditional contact center users have already moved towards the hosted CC model and 38% of non-users are planning to or assessing the need of having hosted CC service in one of the recent survey programs. The HCC vendors are involved in offering on behalf of numerous clients, the technology set-ups (either single-tenant or multitenant basis), which would typically include technologies like ACD, IVR, CTI, Call Monitoring. It has become immensely important for these different HCC vendors to provide unique design features to the end-user companies, which will indirectly help these companies to serve their customers in a better way. Moreover, cloud-based CC vendors have greater advantages over the traditional on-premise based CC vendors, especially when it comes to delivery of newer functionalities and competencies in their services to the end-users and the time taken for ramping up their R&D capabilities is also less than what it takes for an on-premise based CC vendors. Techonomics Research projects the annual revenue for HCC market will be valued at $ 3.65 billion in 2016, by growing at a CAGR of around 17.5% till 2020.

Purchase

The Worldwide Managed File Transfer Software Market (2016)

Author:

Asif Gani

Abstract:

The management of data security has been a major concern for most organizations across the globe. Companies are looking for a stable and reliable solution in order to have their file transfer or movement process work smooth and secured enough from one source to another. However, the traditional practice of file transfer, including email and FTP, have proved to be less dependable than the Managed File Transfer (MFT) software, since the latter has the better capability to overcome various IT security and standard limitations. The MFT software market has been rising at steady growth rate, due to the growth in data-centric organizations in various geographies, especially in the North America and APAC regions. The MFT software can be deployed both on-premise and cloud-based platforms. The annual revenue for MFT software is expected to be valued at roughly $ 1.35 billion USD by 2016. Among the different verticals, Banking, Financial Service & Insurance (BFSI) and telecom are anticipated to increase the demand for this type of software. The growing number of online transactions, along with the rise in cyber- related crimes, have resulted in the need for MFT software tools by most banking institutions. Similarly, cloud based services and IoT are on the rise due to the telecom related service advancement, which has also triggered the demand for huge data transfer process in a secured manner. The other verticals include healthcare, defense, and government, which are too generating the growth of this market. Techonomics Research projects the MFT software market to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% between 2016 to 2020.

Purchase

The Worldwide SaaS Market Report (2016)

Author:

Asif Gani

Abstract:

Software-as- a-service (SaaS) is anticipated to become the fastest growing segment of the overall cloud computing market on a worldwide scale. The benefits of SaaS model have been ubiquitous across several verticals and horizontals. Among the different verticals, financial institutions (BFSI) and IT based industry (ITES), are the biggest users of SaaS-based offerings; similarly, in terms of horizontal, Small and Medium business (SMBs) are reaping the benefits of SaaS model more than the larger firms. This is mainly because of the inherent features in the SaaS-based offerings, such as multi-tenant architecture; and greater room for a high level of innovation and customization, which are possible mainly from the SaaS vendors’ end-points. Additionally, the development and implementation time for bringing in newer application tools or even modifying the existing ones, also get reduced significantly. The current trend in SaaS-based offerings exhibits a newer formation of software implementation process (also considered to be the third-wave) by shifting from a single software usage based platform towards a platform on which multiple and mission-critical applications can be offered to users. Among the different SaaS offerings, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the largest contributing segment and Collaboration software is becoming the fastest growing segment. Together, they are contributing more than 60 percent of the total SaaS market. Annual revenue from the SaaS market is roughly to be $ 38 billion USD and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 40% from 2016 to 2020. Although, the market growth for SaaS has been seemingly favorable over the traditional on-premise software market, still it does raise some potential questions, primarily on how much of IT security issue has been mitigated for larger companies and also on how much cost effective benefit can be achieved through the usage of subscription-based offerings over traditional on-premise software for a period of five years. Techonomics Research deep-dives into the SaaS space in a holistic manner for helping the companies to assess the actual market potentiality of SaaS-based offerings in the next 4-5 years.

Purchase

How many IOPS do you really need?

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

This report is an in-depth evaluation of Intel’s and Micron’s recently-announced 3D XPoint memory and Intel’s Optane support products. This Objective Analysis report explains why and how crosspoint memories work and the manufacturing challenges they present, while examining the market and its impact on the computing and competitive landscapes.

Purchase

A Close Look at the Micron/Intel 3D XPoint Memory

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

This report is an in-depth evaluation of Intel’s and Micron’s recently-announced 3D XPoint memory and Intel’s Optane support products. This Objective Analysis report explains why and how crosspoint memories work and the manufacturing challenges they present, while examining the market and its impact on the computing and competitive landscapes.

Purchase

The Enterprise SSD: Technologies & Markets

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

This update to the acclaimed Objective Analysis enterprise SSD report: Solid State Drives in the Enterprise, gives an in-depth look at the reason for SSDs’ success in this market and predicts further developments. This highly-expanded 108-page report adds considerable depth to the market analysis and enhances the top-down and bottom-up forecasts (based on 23 end markets) with a breakdown by interface.

Purchase

How PC NAND Will Undermine DRAM

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

DRAM growth has been driven by PC sales since the early 1980s, but that is about to end. Benchmarks prove that NAND flash yields more speed per dollar than DRAM. This study explains how NAND will displace DRAM in PCs, leading to a steady decline in DRAM revenues for the foreseeable future.

Purchase

Are Hybrid Drives Finally Coming of Age?

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

After several false starts hybrid HDDs are poised to break into the PC market, along with other technologies that insert NAND between HDDs and DRAM. This study to explains these technologies, their potential market, and how the NAND, PC, SSD, and HDD markets will be impacted.

Purchase

Solid State Disk Market Outlook

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

This report takes an exhaustive look at the Solid-State Disk (SSD) markets for notebook & desktop PCs, the enterprise, and other applications with technical information, market dynamics, a forecast, and a competitive analysis of 28 noteworthy SSD makers. Read this to understand users’ wants and needs, the competitive landscape, and market drivers.

Purchase

Understanding The NAND Market

Author:

Jim Handy

Abstract:

NAND flash in its short life ballooned from insignificant sales to a $16 billion market in under ten years. This product, the fastest-growing technology in the history of the semiconductor market, is poised to displace DRAM as the leading semiconductor memory. Our study examines NAND as a market, and explains how and why this technology has been able to grow so fast, and what is likely to come over the next five years.

Purchase