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Market economics driven by mobility solutions

In the recent years, hand held computing devices have come to the mainstream, and have been driving the market with mobility solutions to simplify day to day operations. Apple devices in that aspect have been at the forefront in each category of smartphones as well as tablets. According to recent analysis, global sales of such devices will nearly cross a total of 2.4 billion units in 2013. The report also gives some insights stating that this number would easily reach more than 2.9 billion units in 2017.

Going by the numbers, it can be said very easily that tablets and smartphones will overtake PC shipments by 2017. the current numbers have already suggested that popularity of iPad has already hit desktop PC market as the number have started to stagnate. This is a good news for iPad apps developer who would be able to leverage more on the ever increasing demand of intuitive applications.

It has been said time and again that there would be individuals that will retain both a personal PC and a tablet, especially those who use either or both for work and play. But the mobility solutions provided due to intensive iPad applications development has lead to users getting inclined to tablets. Currently an iPad can conduct almost all the operations of a desktop PC while adding mobility to it. As consumers shift their time away from their PC to iPhones and iPads, they would seize to see any utility of their PC which would definitely put a pressure on their overall market share. This is a reflection of a long-term change in user behavior which has been giving more emphasis on mobility and applications.

There is a huge diversified business model that is coming to the mainstream as far as application development is concerned. IOS application ecosystem have evolved in a drastic manner and has become home to nearly a million applications. Users in emerging markets have been driven to the tablets which gives them a more engaging and intuitive experience than traditional PC.

iPad has a prominent future in the hand held computing market and with desktop computing on a decline, developers are tapping into various avenues of consumer as well as enterprise centric application ecosystem in order to boost the overall mobility solutions for the device. Communication is the need of the hour and real time information sharing is driving the popularity of iPads as well as iPhones. At every step of the way, these hand held devices are portraying a unique experience to the users. The future is looking prominent for the development community with more innovative technologies coming into picture.

Enterprise is a vital aspect due to which mobility solution on iOS have flourished. It has helped businesses as well as organizations bridge the functional gaps that was building in the business machinery. As these devices provide a real time avenue for information sharing allowing businesses to solve queries and improve client relationship in a more seamless manner. Organizations are also finding it easy to promote their band among the masses due to the ever increasing popularity of these handheld devices. Taking cognizance of the fact that mobility is the way for the future,  the developers as well as end users are getting more efficient and enhancing the growth and reach of their businesses.

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Increasing R&D Activity & Expanding Applications Drive the Global Sol-Gel Products Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn – Strong investments in R&D has resulted in a wide number of sol-gel products being commercialized in recent years. Currently, a number of products are in pipeline in various stages of development, testing, and evaluation. Demand for Sol-Gel processing is surging, due to the superior homogeneity and purity of glass and ceramic materials synthesized using the process, when compared to the conventional methods. Sol-gel techniques enable ceramics and glass to be shaped at low temperatures into fibers, films, monoliths, nano-powders, and a variety of other forms that would otherwise be impossible to achieve through conventional processes.

The market in the coming years is poised to benefit from the expanding use of sol-gel products in aerospace, automotive, construction, cosmetics, agriculture, analytical chemistry, food and beverages, architecture, biomedicine, chemical, defense, dentistry, electronics, environmental, refrigeration, and textiles. In the electronics sector, sol-gel products are used for manufacturing fiber optic sensors, and thin films and coatings for optical, electronic, and opto-electronic devices and components. Luminescent solar concentrators; gasochromic, photochromic, and electrochromic plates for intelligent windows; active waveguides; environmental sensors; biological impurity sensors; non-linear and linear optics materials; and semiconductor quantum dots are few of the numerous advanced materials being developed for optoelectronic applications.

Sol-gel technologies are also being used in the production of anti-reflective coatings for architectural and automotive applications, decorative and protective coatings for various substrates; and lasers and nonlinear-active and passive waveguides. Sol-Gel processes are being used for synthesizing aerogels, nanofibers, and ultra-thin, multi-functional nano-coatings with enhanced anti-bacterial, easy-to-clean, self-cleaning, anti-fouling, hydrophilic or hydrophobic, fingerprint-resistant, abrasion-resistant, or heat resistant properties. The biomedical field represents another major end-use sector, with applications ranging from biomolecule carriers for biomedical and dental products, to filtration and separation membranes. Increased focus on preventing cross-infections and nosocomial infections is enabling sol-gel processes to play a vital role in the development of bio-active antimicrobial nanocoatings and materials for a diverse array of bio-medical products and surfaces.

As stated by the new market research report on Sol-Gel Products, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. The country also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 8.9% over the analysis, supported by increasing research and development initiatives in Sol-Gel technology.

Major players in the market include 3M Company, Aspen Aerogels Inc. Cabot Corp., Chemat Technology Inc., Compagnie De Saint-Gobain SA, Gaema Tech Co. Ltd, MarkeTech International Inc., Nanogate AG, NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH, Prinz Optics GmbH, and TAASI Corporation.

The research report titled “Sol-Gel Products: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe markets), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please click here

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PIRA Energy Group’s Weekly Oil Market Recap for the Week Ending July 5th, 2015

NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that crude stock draws have already begun and will pick up momentum in the third quarter. In the U.S., crude and products stocks showed builds. In Japan, crude runs fell marginally and imports dropped back such that crude stocks corrected lower. Specifically, PIRA’s analysis of the oil market fundamentals has revealed the following:

World Oil Market Forecast

Wage gains in developed world to drive faster second half global economic growth with Greece risks muted by potential aggressive ECB/Fed action if needed. The worst of oil market imbalance is over with inventory overhang being much less than generally expected. Crude stock draws have already begun and will pick up momentum in the third quarter. Longer-term supply/demand fundamentals are bullish. The United States is becoming a big factor in the NGL market. MENA geopolitical risks to supply remain substantial, and while an Iranian nuclear deal looks more likely than not, oil markets are expected to have to wait until 2016 for more Iranian oil, and by that time it will need it.

Robust U.S. Stock Build

Commercial stocks built this past week, as both crude and products showed builds. This reversed eight consecutive weeks of crude stock draws, but we expect the crude draws to continue next week. Total demand growth remains strong, including gasoline and distillate. We think the April and current weekly reported crude production values are too high, most likely driven by an overstatement of Texas production.

Japanese Crude and Finished Product Stocks Draw

Crude runs fell marginally and imports dropped back such that crude stocks corrected lower. Major product demand performance was much stronger, up nearly 0.5 MMB/D. All the major finished product stocks levels declined. The indicative refining margin remains very good, though softer on the week as all the major cracks gave ground.

Freight Market Outlook

Tanker markets have been counter-seasonally strong in all size groups during May and June. OPEC and Saudi crude production are near record levels, while refiners are reaping stellar margins across the globe and are more than willing to process (and ship) the additional barrels. Unintended floating storage has also provided support as international markets are struggling with surplus barrels. As a containment step while seeking a buyer, these unplaced cargoes are being slowed down while in-transit or delayed upon arrival resulting in substantial opportunity and demurrage costs well in excess of current contango credits. The recent surge in rates is not likely to persist unless floating storage expands further, which is unlikely in PIRA’s view.

U.S. NGL Field Production Soars

U.S. NGL field production has been increasing at accelerating rates. New data from the EIA show that at 3,314 MB/D, April total NGL field production was nearly 14% higher than a year ago. Year-on-year production increases have been running between 13-15% for each month of this year thus far. PIRA had expected to see field production increases begin to abate due to lower drilling and investment activities; however, this has yet to occur in any meaningful way.

Ethanol Prices Increased

Ethanol prices strengthened during the last half of June as stocks drew and the production of blended gasoline hit record levels. Assessments were also supported by rising raw material costs.

U.S. Output and Stocks Lower

U.S. ethanol production dropped to a six-week low 968 MB/D the week ending June 26 as heavy rain and flooding disrupted operations at some Midwestern plants. Inventories have plummeted by nearly 1.2 million barrels over the past two weeks as ethanol-blended gasoline production soared to a near-record 9,106 MB/D last week.

The information above is part of PIRA Energy Group’s weekly Energy Market Recap– which alerts readers to PIRA’s current analysis of energy markets around the world as well as the key economic and political factors driving those markets.

Click here for additional information on PIRA’s global energy commodity market research services.


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