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  • 12/22/15 10:29 am EST
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovations in nearly every sector are setting the stage for technology market growth and even more rapid change in 2016. Shifts in global technology manufacturing trends and processes -- with an even greater emphasis on the manufacturing powerhouse of China -- will drive the global technology industry to even greater heights in the coming New Year, according to a new white paper from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source ofmore...
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  • 12/21/15 12:59 pm EST

    12,800 km2 lost, now controls 78,000 km2 in Iraq and Syria; Syrian Kurds expand territory by 186 percent

    LONDON, UK (21 December, 2015) – The Islamic State has consistently lost territory month-on-month throughout 2015, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.Using open source intelligence including social media and sources inside the countries, the team at IHS estimates that the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ shrunk by 12,800 km2 to 78,000 km2 between 1 January and 14 December 2015, a net loss of 14 percent.Themore...
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  • 12/21/15 10:07 am EST

    Data continues to hint at broad weakness in aggregate demand

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 21, 2015) – Current construction costs fell again in December, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 41.8 this month, down from 43.7 in November. Despite the slight ups and downs, the headline index remained consistently below the neutral mark in 2015, indicating that costs have declined throughout the year. In addition, December's indexmore...
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  • 12/17/15 8:01 am EST

    Other brands and integrated-circuit (IC) makers are now preparing force sensing solutions for mobile devices

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 17, 2015) – Apple’s use of Force Touch technology in the Apple Watch and 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S line is leading to growth in force sensing and other touch-panel enhancements in mobile devices. Other brands and integrated-circuit (IC) makers are now responding by preparing their own force sensing solutions, mainly for high-end and mid-range smartphones due to the high cost. In 2016, force sensing module shipments are expected to grow 317 percent to reach 461more...
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  • 12/16/15 7:05 pm EST

    Europe and Asia Pacific accelerate spending in response to emerging security threats; NATO defence spending to increase for first time since 2010

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Security fears and threats to stability have driven many Western governments to end cuts to defence spending, according to a new report released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The IHS Jane’s Defence Budgets Annual Report examines and forecasts defence expenditure for 104 countries and captures 99 percent of global defence spend. Key points from thismore...
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  • 12/16/15 12:48 pm EST
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following information is a summary from Ash Sharma, senior director, solar, IHS Technology and Josefin Berg, senior analyst, solar, IHS Technology. Key Facts: An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – the main driver of solar growth in the United States – was unexpectedly included in an omnibus spending bill agreed upon in Washington, D.C. late Tuesday night. It will be finalized and voted on latermore...
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  • 12/16/15 10:47 am EST

    Costs were moderating prior to 2014-2015 oil price collapse. But realities of lower oil price could see shift in oil sands’ relative competitiveness with other key sources of supply.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 16, 2015) – Following years of cost escalations that coincided with rapid production growth, oil sands costs are falling. However, their competitive position as a major source of global supply growth may still shift, a new IHS (NYSE: IHS) report says. While oil sands were already competitive with other key sources of supply in the medium to high cost range, lower oil prices are poised to reset costs globally and could alter the relative competitive position formore...
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  • 12/16/15 8:01 am EST
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 16, 2015) – The global market for semiconductors used in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for plug-in hybrid (PH) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities to semiconductor manufacturers.  Revenue from semiconductors used in EV charging stations reached $44 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39 percent to reach $233 million inmore...
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  • 12/15/15 10:01 am EST
    LONDON, UK (December 15, 2015)—A cumulative $6.5 billion will be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2015 and 2019, reports IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its latest IHS Infonetics Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment report. The report tracks equipment used for transporting traffic from outdoor small cell sites, such as those attached to light poles, utility poles, and the sides and tops of buildings. “As outdoor small cell deployments scale up, we look for themore...
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  • 12/15/15 8:00 am EST

    First-of-its-kind knowledge discovery platform accelerates research for the technical enterprise

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced the launch of IHS Engineering Workbench™, a knowledge discovery platform for the technical enterprise that integrates essential information, powerful content analytics and advanced problem-solving tools through a single, intuitive interface. This transformational platform allows engineers and technical professionals to accelerate research andmore...
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