The world market for smart home energy management systems - What does this mean for connectivity suppliers?
400 million smart home energy management devices will be shipped globally in five years. IMS Research analyzes the impact this will have connectivity suppliers.
Around 400 million ‘smart home energy management’ devices will be shipped globally in the next five years, according to a recent study from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. This includes devices such as smart meters, smart thermostats, in-home displays, ‘smart appliances’, and load control switches.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.