Yes, it’s January once more and you know what that means? 180,000 tech savvy people and 4,000 companies that all want a piece of the technology pie converge in Los Angeles. Each keen to discover the newest trends within the electronics industry.
As printed circuit board manufacturers, it’s always good to have an indication of where business is likely to be coming from in the years ahead, not least because it’s a great way to work out exactly what our customers will be concerned about.
It’s no surprise that major tech players are making the most of smaller flex and rigid flex PCBs, more tightly packed with sensors and components.
So, what trends are we expecting to see more of in 2018?
An increase in products that deliver peace of mind
From sensor tech and security cameras, right to gadgets that measure the air quality or water quality in your home, it seems that products that deliver peace of mind are about to boom.
Several years ago, security cameras in the home were considered an oddity, but just as these have become more mainstream, perhaps smart home cyber security hubs will convince people that it’s worth being concerned about these issues and investing in their peace of mind.
… And automated vehicles.
Roads are getting busier and people are demanding more from their cars. Cue augmented driving gadgets to help improve a driver’s performance. From gadgets that help you to stay alert behind the wheel, to gadgets such as smart sunglasses, at CES there was a gadget to help improve everyone’s driving.