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Growing Acceptance of Smart Home Devices Will Drive Double-Digit Growth Through 2023, According to a New IDC Forecast

By IDC | June 25, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 25, 2019 – Global shipments for smart home devices reached 168.6 million in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), up 37.3% from the previous year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device


Earwear and Watches Expected to Drive Wearables Market at a CAGR of 7.9%, Says IDC

By IDC | June 19, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 19, 2019 – The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222.9 million units in 2019, growing to 302.3 million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, according


Worldwide Spending on the Internet of Things to $1.1 Trillion in 2023

By IDC | June 13, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 13, 2019 – Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to pass the $1.0 trillion mark in 2022, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2023. A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of


Annual Spending on Artificial Intelligence in the Middle East & Africa to Top $530 Million by 2022

By IDC | May 29, 2019

Discussions on AI to Feature Prominently at the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2020 in Dubai Dubai – Artificial intelligence (AI) spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is poised to reach $290 million this year, rising to $530 million


IDC Expects Asia/Pacific* Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach Nearly USD 5.5 Billion in 2019

By IDC | May 21, 2019

SINGAPORE, May 21st, 2019 – According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide , Asia/Pacific* spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach nearly USD 5.5 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 80% in spent


After Three Consecutive Years of Growth, IDC Forecasts Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Decline by 7.2% in 2019

By IDC | May 16, 2019

After three consecutive years of growth, with year-over-year growth of 13.2% in 2018, the latest update to the IDC Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) forecasts that worldwide semiconductor revenue will decline to $440 billion in 2019, down 7.2% from $474 billion


Worldwide Telecommunications Services Market Prepares for 5G Impact, Says IDC

By IDC | May 10, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 10, 2019 – Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay TV services totaled $1,615 billion in 2018, an increase of 0.8% year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide Telecom Services Database. IDC

IDC Names Four Innovators for AI-Enabled Commerce and Customer Experience in Retail

By IDC | May 1, 2019

MILAN, April 30, 2019 — IDC Retail Insights today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four emerging technology vendors that provide conversational commerce to improve customer experience in retail. The four companies named as IDC Innovators are Avaamo, Botbot.AI, Layer,