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The Global Sensors Market in Healthcare and Medical Applications

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Currently, the most exciting when it comes to the Global Sensors Market in Healthcare and Medical Applications, is to observe that, high growth of the emerging market can be expected in the biosensors and wearable sensors product segments.
The increased usage of smartphones and mobiles, which make it possible to keep track of health and fitness using apps and end-user devices, is at the core of stakes as powerful market drivers. Miniaturization of sensors is leading to ease of integration. According to Research and Markets, the global sensors market in healthcare and medical applications is led by North America followed by Europe. The firm predicts that, with patient care moving from hospitals to homes, the home diagnostic and consumer healthcare segments are the key opportunity areas.

Converged Systems industry in our digital-driven era

For those who are unfamiliar, integrated infrastructure, certified reference systems, integrated platforms, and hyperconverged systems are part of Converged Systems industry.Integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems are pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software. Integrated Platforms are integrated systems that are sold with additional pre-integrated packaged software and customized system engineering optimized to enable such functions as application development software, databases, testing, and integration tools.Hyperconverged systems collapse core storage and compute functionality into a single, highly virtualized solution. A key characteristic of hyperconverged systems that differentiate these solutions from other integrated systems is their scale-out architecture and their ability to provide all compute and storage functions through the same x86 serve…

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue: the full year 2016 and the Fourth Quarter of 2016

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Fresh findings from IDC reveal that, worldwide converged systems market revenues decreased 1.4% year over year to $3.09 billion during the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16).The report also indicates that, the market consumed 1.6 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up a moderate 4.0% compared to the same period a year ago. I can observe that, for the full year 2016, worldwide converged systems market revenues increased 5.8% to $11.3 billion when compared to 2015.

The rising number of credit and debit cards within the global Contactless PoS Terminals Market

The global Contactless PoS Terminals Market is steadily hit by the increased number of card transactions. In effect, the rising number of credit and debit cards and the increase in the use of these cards for payment transactions by consumers are encouraging the merchants to opt for POS terminals during checkout. With an increase in the number of card transactions, enterprises that were earlier reluctant to adopt payment mechanisms involving cards are now more likely to consider them.

The latest trend gaining momentum in global Contactless PoS Terminals Market

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Many analysts concede on the reality, the global Contactless PoS Terminals Market is on an exciting curve.
In effect, the latest trend gaining momentum in the market is mobile phone OEMs coming up with magnetic secure transmission (MST) technology. Some of the smartphones by vendors like Samsung have MST technology inbuilt in their recent smartphones. They can emit a magnetic signal that mimics the magnetic strip on a traditional payment card. The technology enables the phones to send magnetic signals to the traditional card-reading POS terminals, which facilitate the payment. Therefore, merchants with POS terminals need not upgrade their software or any of their hardware components.

The Évolution of Silicon Photonics, 5G Networking and the Internet of Things

It is very exciting to note that emerging technologies such as Silicon Photonics, 5G Networking and the Internet of Things, virtual reality (VR) and much more, are steadily impacting our daily routines as an individual or as business enterprises or government organizations. Overall, the impact is widely positive over certain technical constraints progressively addressed. 5G Networking and the Internet of Things, virtual reality (VR) and much more escalate bandwidth growth, and it is encouraging to observe that, the Optical Fiber Conference and Exposition (OFC), connects the industry’s leaders and business professionals to discuss optical innovations for future networking growth segments such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and much more.

Global Quantum Dots Market

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Growing Interest in Cadmium-free Quantum Dots is at the core of stakes in the field where, steadily, binary compounds such as cadmium selenide, cadmium sulfide, cadmium telluride, and indium arsenide are popular compounds that are used to make quantum dots.
According to Research and Markets,the global quantum dots market will grow at a CAGR of 120.84% during the period 2017-2021.

The firm also revealed that, in 2014, cadmium selenide was the most commonly used material to produce quantum dots. Quantum dots that are produced from the above material contain cadmium, which is toxic.

Ample opportunity for quantum dots to be used in a variety of consumer electronic display devices explained

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I have a pleasure to recall that, global environmental regulations such as RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances), REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals), and TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) have kept the limitation on the amount of cadmium, mercury, and lead that can be used in consumer electronic devices. This has resulted in an increase in the production of cadmium-free quantum dots, which has provided ample opportunity for quantum dots to be used in a variety of consumer electronic display devices.

MOF Technologies: TIFSIX and SIFSIX, the two MOFs for carbon capture and storage

An opportunity to make a real contribution to the global fight against climate change; in effect MOF Technologies has agreed to develop for commercialisation two Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) from the University of Limerick (UL) Ireland, designed to be highly selective for carbon capture and storage. I can notice that, in response to an EU-led initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across European member states, researchers at UL have developed a new class of MOFs which can be highly effective for carbon capture and storage.

Enterprise Search Market by Application

For many analysts, better growth opportunities are perceived within untapped markets in emerging countries, African countries, Asia Pacific region, and increasing defense spending, worldwide.As per applications, market is classified into BFSI, government, commercial, healthcare, media & entertainment, retail and others. Research and Markets reveals that, among all applications, BFSI is commonly used and expected to drive the market in future. Banks need enterprise search solutions in order to provide core banking solutions and internet banking to customers.

World Enterprise Search Market

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The most exciting here, is to see that, the market is driven by factors such as sophistication of artificial intelligence software and converging robotics technology with mobile technologies.
For those who are unfamiliar, Enterprise search technology is used to search necessary information, which can be located at and accessed from any end of an enterprise. The technology facilitates users to access information in efficient manner. According to Research and Markets, the technology is becoming increasingly popular across BFSI industry. One can observe that, it assists in efficiently managing the information access, adherence to security policies, overcome human constraints and optimizes time-cost by saving HR efforts. The firm reveals that while the technology adds competitive value to companies and facilitates effective business planning, however, the market faces limitations due to time-consuming activities such as R&D, manufacturing and marketing.

NFV is evolving as one of the most promising networking technologies

For those who are unfamiliar, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) lowers the time to launch new networking services to aid dynamic business requirements and grab hold of new market opportunities. With advancements in NaaS technologies, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is evolving as one of the most promising networking technologies, which is on its way to redefine redefining networking, with an advanced approach of unleashing the data plane from the control plane, a coherent improvisation to the traditionally distributed control planes.

Stations-service Market

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Steadily, one can observe that, the market is being driven by factors, such as service providers' drive, to get away from low margin commodity services, to and value-added services. However, lack of standardization in NaaS technology for Internet work interoperability and portability are restraining the market growth.
Research and Markets reveals that, the market is projected to grow from USD 1.33 billion in 2016 to USD 9.65 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 48.4% during the period. The firm also indicates that, in rapidly, growing economies, such as China and India, the growing demand for enhancing the supply chain operations and the governments' efforts to standardize the NaaS technology are some of the growth drivers for the market.

The results of 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey

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I have a pleasure to recall that, DevOps is not an excuse to do application security poorly; rather it is an opportunity to do application security better than ever. Development plays an active, early role in application security.For DevOps teams, security controls are increasingly automated throughout the development lifecycle. Automated security practices allow developers to keep pace with the speed and scale of innovation.According to Sonatype, via the results of its 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey, IT organizations continue to struggle with breaches as nearly a 50% increase was recorded between Sonatype’s 2014 and 2017 survey. 
The survey also reveals that, organizations everywhere are now transforming their development from waterfall-native to DevOps-native tools and processes. Where traditional development and operations teams see security teams and policies slowing them down (47%), DevOps teams have discovered new ways to integrate security at the speed of development. Only 28% …

Here is how the application processors (AP) are packaged using Package-on-Package (PoP) technology

I have pleasure to recall that, located under the DRAM chip on the main board, the application processors (AP) are packaged using Package-on-Package (PoP) technology. The Apple A10 can be found in the iPhone 7 series. The HiSilicon Kirin 955 can be found in the Huawei P9 and the Samsung Exynos 8 as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 can be found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 series depending on the world version (US and Asia for the Snapdragon and International for the Exynos).

Major players are sharing the smartphone application processors (AP) market

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Steadily and surely, five major players are sharing the smartphone application processors (AP) market. Among them, Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and HiSilicon propose the most powerful AP.
One can observe that, they use almost the same technology node for the die, and the innovation is now at the packaging level. During 2017, Research and Markets observed different technologies inside the four main smartphone flagships: classic Package-on-Package (PoP) developed by Amkor for the Kirin 955 and for the Exynos 8, Molded Core Embedded Package (MCeP) technology developed by Shinko for the Snapdragon 820 and integrated Fan-Out packaging (inFO) developed by TSMC for the A10.

Application Processor Packaging Technical Comparison Analysis

In our ever mobile-driven era, it is clear that, there are the differences and the innovations of the packages chosen by the end-user OEMs. Whereas some AP providers like for HiSilicon or Samsung choose to consider conventional PoP with embedded land-side capacitor (LSC), others like Apple or Qualcomm use innovative technologies like Fan-Out PoP and silicon based Deep Trench LSC or embedded die packaging with advanced PCB substrate.

pdfHTML, as a powerful tool to easily convert HTML and CSS content into a PDF document.

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At the core of stakes, we have extensibility and customization; allow developers to use existing HTML and CSS skills and resources to quickly create PDF documents. We also have the ability to reliably convert HTML content to PDF to comply with federal regulations and international standards; HTML tags and CSS properties, handling Arabic, Indic and other non-Latin scripts, as well as processing of responsive HTML by configuring media queries. In effect, leveraging the full power of the iText 7 platform, pdfHTML helps developers be assured that their content is accurate and secure in PDF.Learn how to easily convert HTML to PDF at http://itextpdf.com/blog/pdfhtml-introduction.

Blockchain-Base Digital Identity Network

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At the center of stakes, blockchain and identity authentication to help increase privacy, security and trust.
In effect, IBM and SecureKey Technologies are working together to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain. According to the actors, the network will be designed to make it easier for consumers to verify they are who they say they are, in a privacy-enhanced, security-rich and efficient way. Users will be able to use the network to instantly verify their identity for services such as new bank accounts, driver’s licenses or utilities.

The key factors contributing in the growth of 3D Bioprinting Market

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Many analysts bet on the 3D bioprinting market anticipated to witness an impressive growth rate during 2016-2022. Among the crucial factors contributing in the growth of 3D Bioprinting Market, we have rising incidences of life style oriented diseases, massive demand for organ & tissue transplants and improvement in life expectancy rate.

The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) in the aviation sector

Very exciting to see that, the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) in the aviation sector helps in creating smart communication environments, like a smart airport. The use of Internet of Things (IoT) in avionics improves the operational efficiency of airports by enhancing the speed of communications, thereby augmenting the business productivity in any industrial setup.

Infrastructure automation is a critical DevOps-enabling technology

For those who are unfamiliar, Infrastructure automation is a critical DevOps-enabling technology that allows teams to more rapidly access development and test infrastructure, to more quickly and consistently deploy application code into production, and to support ongoing scaling of infrastructure resources to meet the variable needs of code updates and enhancements.

Chef, HashiCorp, Puppet, and SaltStack within DevOps Infrastructure Automation market

I have a pleasure to recall that, Chef's hybrid business model provides a platform for traditional infrastructure automation as well as more modern DevOps capabilities and has a robust open source community. HashiCorp offers a workflow-centric modular approach to product design to manage complexity and support large-scale deployments. Puppet has a declarative programming language and an open source-based platform to help enterprise IT and DevOps teams with common machine-readable language across mainframes. SaltStack uses an event-driven architecture that treats all client-side activity as events, enabling the "Salt Master" to interpret and automate reaction using predefined policies.

Virtual Reality (VR) Headset device uses established components

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More and more fashion, Virtual Reality (VR) Headset devices are well-designed system using established components, including 1200×1080 pixel AMOLED for a total resolution of 2160×1200 pixels. These are the main parts of the over 2850 electronic and mechanical components System Plus Consulting has identified in the headset. There are also several MCUs, FPGAs, processors, interface ICs, MEMS sensors, photodiodes, and camera modules.

Microsoft, Intel, Google, AMD, Samsung, Huawei, Archos and Alcatel within the Virtual Reality (VR) market

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These global companies think the Virtual Reality (VR) market has enough potential to invest billions of dollars to get ahead of their competitors. In fact, they want good market shares. For those who are unfamiliar, Virtual Reality (VR) can be used in different sectors, including gaming, entertainment, health, automotive, retail and education. It promises an exciting immersive experience.

HTC Corporation, Oculus VR and Sony Playstation lead the Virtual Reality (VR) market

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Steadily and surely, the Virtual Reality (VR) market is raising expectations extremely high. Many findings indicate that, the market already worth several billion US dollars per year and growing rapidly, with millions of headsets due to be sold in coming years. According to Research and Markets, three main companies lead this new market: HTC Corporation, Oculus VR (bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion), and Sony Playstation.

Management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time

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At the center of stakes: allow Organizations to be no longer limited in image management and analytics functionality by the capacities of their desktops or servers.Esri's Image Analysis bundle (ArcGISImagePlatform.com) allows organizations to scale out desktop capabilities into the enterprise Image Management, Image Analytics, and Ortho Mapping bundles.In effect, Esri, the global player in spatial analytics, introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time.I can also recall that, Image platform bundles, which are part of Esri's new ArcGIS 10.5 software release, can integrate seamlessly into existing enterprise systems and offer powerful scalability.

The creation of financial services apps on the IBM Cloud

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At the core of stakes, we have Cognitive, Blockchain, Analytics technologies available for faster development and deployment. The launch of the IBM Cloud for Financial Services brings up the essential building blocks for the creation of financial services apps on the IBM Cloud. Individual and enterprise developers from the financial services industry now have access to APIs, data and content to ­­­­­­­­­­­­build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale for FinTechs, banks, wealth management firms and insurance companies. I can recall that, initially available in beta, developers will also have the ability to build in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics, security, privacy and compliance readiness to help reduce the time needed for development and testing. Developers and partners can access the IBM Cloud for Financial Services at https://developer.ibm.com/finance.

Blockchain is not naturally safe technology

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Many believe that, blockchain is an inherently safe technology, but blockchain networks are only as safe as the infrastructures on which they reside.IBM's blockchain services are designed to help developers create, deploy and manage blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud.

IBM Blockchain within the Blockchain industry

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At the core of stakes, we have Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Services for Hyperledger Fabric v 1.0 on IBM Cloud.IBM Blockchain, as an enterprise-ready blockchain service is based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service enables developers to quickly build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud.The Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 is being developed by members of the Hyperledger consortium alongside other open source blockchain technologies.

The development of China smart home products in 2017

Predictions from IDC are clear: Security, ecosystem-based services and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to offer personalized experience will be among the five main trends that will dominate the development of China smart home products in 2017.The firm also announces that, energy efficiency and entertainment will be another two features that smart home product developers should add to their devices.

The real driving force for the development of the smart home

Many analysts agree on the realities and suggestions that, Smart home devices are only the medium by which the user enjoys smart home services. The real driving force for the development of the smart home will come through connecting the devices to provide users with ecosystem-based services.

Wide gap still exist between smart home technology applications and scenario-based services

I can observe that, based on its analysis of smart home devices and systems in 2016 and a few new product technologies that emerged in early 2017, IDC finds that a wide gap still exist between smart home technology applications and scenario-based services, implying that smart home product R&D should focus on future trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the functionality of the smart home.

The key to reliable home security in smart homes

It is steadily obvious that, the key to reliable home security in smart homes lies in accurate recognition, real-time notifications and provision of various auxiliary functions. Current smart monitoring systems use identity recognition, trajectory recognition, environmental judgment and compensation recognition. In the future, artificial intelligence (AI)-based image recognition technology will be vitally important to correctly interpreting images in real time.

An important reason many consumers purchase smart home systems

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Very exciting to see that, products are now working more efficiently while still meeting user expectations and offering more interactive functions. In effect, reducing energy consumption and the resulting power bill is an important reason many consumers purchase smart home systems. For example, the Ecobee3uses small wireless room sensors to control room temperature and enable smart energy saving. Honeywell’s Evo home thermostat system allows users to set different temperatures for different areas in a room.

Smart home products have already started using AI self-learning technology

Significant to note that, Smart home products have already started using AI self-learning technology to improve the user experience. For example, the latest smart bulbs from BeOn can discern patterns in user behavior and learn to automatically turn lights on or off as appropriate. These bulbs can also turn lights on when visitors ring the doorbell. They therefore meet the needs of individual families and also play a role in basic home security.

Future smart home products will form a home entertainment system

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According to IDC, In addition to security and energy efficiency, future smart home products will form a home entertainment system, with a single device allowing users to quickly and conveniently control multiple smart entertainment devices in a variety of tailored scenarios. For example, Amazon’s Echo and its mini version Echo Dot, unveiled in January at CES 2017, can connect with more than 7,000 different apps and services. This greatly enhances the entertainment options available in the smart home.

Open ecosystems essential to connecting smart home products and services

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Lack of streamlined compatibility and standards is curbing the smart home industry.Smart home devices, such as the BeOn smart bulbs and the Scout Home Security System, still cannot connect with multiple platforms.For those who are unfamiliar, Smart home ecosystems provide convenient and simple products and services that meet user needs in different situations. Therefore, improving compatibility between different smart home products is the foundation for connectivity, while establishing open platforms is the key to expanding smart home ecosystems. Amazon and Google are working towards open smart ecosystem platforms.“Enterprises should be open to creating devices that can connect with other products, gather data from diverse sources, and harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) so as to enrich the services provided by their smart home devices and advance the development of the smart home,” said Jin Di, Research Manager at IDC China.

The vision of the internet of things

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The vision of the internet of things is that, objects of everyday life such as cars, lamps, doors, windows, roadways, pacemakers, wirelessly connected pill-shaped cameras, smart billboards , refrigerators, cattle , to name a few can be equipped with smart sensors that can track useful information about these objects.

The biggest transactions in the internet of things domain yet

Steadily, market players compete to realize the huge economic potential offered by the Internet of Things. Google's $3 billion plus acquisition of Nest, and Qualcomm's $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR are the biggest transactions in this domain yet. I can observe that, Industries are majorly spending on monitoring their supply chain, premises, products and customers. There is a huge wave of variance across the vertical industries when it comes to IoT adoption. According to Research and Markets, Industries like manufacturing, transportation, media & entertainment etc. are having some of the highest IoT Spend as a percentage of their annual revenue.

Here is what the internet of things (IoT) security now signifies

For those who are unfamiliar, security demand in the internet of things (IoT) age surpasses and impacts conventional categories of IT security, physical security and IT/operational technology (OT) security. IoT security now signifies how the various strategies of security must work simultaneously to secure data, protect devices and users, and provide a privacy, transparency and secure experience.

Automated Mapping Technology

For those who are unfamiliar, the automated mapping technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly create precise, accurate three-dimensional maps. For instance, Mitsubishi Electric’s MMS provides 3D positional information of roads and roadside structures with an absolute precision within 10cm or less, which is collected via a system consisting of laser scanners, cameras and GPS antennas, while driving. Only necessary information, such as road markings and traffic signs, is extracted from laser-point clouds and camera data measured and collected by MMS. Artificial intelligence (AI) improves the precision of extraction and recognition of the only data necessary, resulting in some 10 times faster map creation compared to industry-standard manual creation. The system can cost less than conventional methods.

Technologies for automated mapping and extraction of transitions in mapping landscape

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At the core of stakes, we have combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and proprietary Mobile Mapping System that could help hasten autonomous driving. We also havehighly precise three-dimensional maps that provide static information of roads and surrounding objects, intending to form the basis for dynamic maps indispensable for autonomous driving.
With its new technologies for automated mapping and extraction of transitions in mapping landscape based on artificial intelligence (AI) and the company’s own Mobile Mapping System (MMS) ,Mitsubishi Electric aims to contribute to the early implementation of maps that offer constantly updated dynamic information, such as traffic signals and information about surrounding vehicles etc., for safe, highly precise autonomous driving.

Lenovo is integrating a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera

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Camera modules in smartphones evolve rapidly, so that all major players have adopted dual cameras. With the Phab2Pro, Lenovo chooses an exciting approach as augmented reality steadily plays a bigger part in consumer life, by integrating a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera. The module features three cameras: one with high resolution, a global shutter motion detector and a Near Infra-Red (NIR) sensor.

3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors for consumer applications

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Very exciting to recall that, the Lenovo Phab2Pro (smartphone) brings totally new functionality based on the Google Tango Project. This project, a collaboration including Infineon, pmd and Sunny Optical, has developed 3D ToF sensors for consumer applications.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Phab2Pro implements this technology using a tri-camera sensor. The subsystem features a 16 megapixel resolution CMOS image sensor (CIS) from Samsung, a VGA resolution CIS with global shutter technology from Omnivision, and a 38 kilopixel resolution 3D Image Sensor from the collaboration between Infineon and pmd integrated into a subsystem with a NIR vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). I can also observe that, to provide the 3D scene, the tri-camera's high-resolution camera supplies the texture and the global shutter camera supplies the motion-tracking. Finally, the ToF sensor supplies the depth perception at a high rate thanks to the VCSEL emitter, which gives the phone the abilit…

Market Dynamics of the global image recognition market

Many analysts agree on the current realities as follow:Drivers Increasing Use of Image Recognition Applications Increasing Demand for Security Applications and Products Enabled With Image Recognition Functions Technology Acceptance By Various Companies in Different Verticals Increasing Use of High Bandwidth Data Services Restraints High Cost of Installation of Image Recognition Systems Opportunities Increasing Demand for Big Data Analytics Increasing Demand of Brand Recognition Among End-User Challenges Low Resolution Image Size and Storage