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January 2012
  • January 26, 2012 Category: Emerging Electronics

    The “smart lighting” concept means different things to different people, but distilling its essence, what seems to be intended is lighting with an additional layer of intelligence that provides enhanced functionality; creating opportunities over and above the simple provision of light where it is needed.  Smart lighting systems today, generally consist of sensors located at light fixtures, which are networked back to a central controller. They distinguish themselves in the marketplace by the nature of the sensor, how the networking is provided and the degree to which they provide management information. For the immediate future, smart lighting opportunities are strongly focused on improving energy efficiency, but NanoMarkets believes that the addressable markets for smart lighting will expand to include environments where the benefits being sold will include improved aesthetics, comfort and even improved health.

  • January 09, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics

    Much of the conductive coatings business involves mature applications manufactured using equally mature materials.  In these mature materials markets, there are few real opportunities as such.  At best, these sectors are “cash cows.”  The good news, however, is that a few key applications are open to new materials and new suppliers.

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