With the turning of the leaves comes that most delightful season of all … yup, it's Forecast Season folks.
Within the electronics community I serve, RF and Microwave technologies are key drivers, and so I've been doing a little digging and have found a few really good articles to pass along for your reading enjoyment.
BLILEY TECH is one of my favorite sources for RF news, and while this article was originally published January 2017 it still contains some valuable insights: "What Will The RF Industry Look Like in 10 Years". Key highlights include:
* Integration and increasing saturation of 5G technology, ushering in true "IOT".
* Mil/Aerospace and Satellite Applications: Global Electronic Warefare (EW) spending is expected to exceed $9.3B by 2022 with increasing demand and advancement for military RF and microwave tech to support EW and SATCOM
In keeping with the above, I also recommend you read "Accelerated Growth Curve to Push Defense Spending to $2.6 Trillion" published by STRATEGY ANALYTICS. It includes a 2018 global defense analysis which elaborates on some of the specific technologies to benefit from the increased defense spend. Here's a snippet:
"Spending on radar, EW and communications will be some of the priorities for defense spending along with Command and Control (C2), Computers, EO-IR (electro-optical and infrared) sensors, navigation and smart weapons.…."
And finally, "Technology in 2025: Prepare for the fourth industrial revolution" by PLURALSIGHT, whose SME's have provided updated commentary and content to a 2013 report published by THE MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE entitled "Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy". I highlight recommend you read both, for the unique content contained in each publication.
And what is a key driver to these advancements … RF and microwave technologies!
Or to quote Eric Schmidt, of Alphabet Inc. "Advancement in radio frequency technology is the magic that is going to make this all happen."
We couldn't agree more, Eric!
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