People are buying technology to make life simpler. Much of our electronics is now portable, wearable, connected and even, social. And our homes and appliances at work and play run on software.
Miniaturization in manufacturing are making consumer electronics smaller and lighter. Product lifecycles have been crunched and product categories have grown vastly. Semiconductor technologies made their widespread use reliable, but connectivity makes issues like privacy and data ownership a serious concern.
The consumer electronics market now has truly global reach. Its applications transcend the mundane to effectively influence the economic status of the individual and small businesses. People are being empowered in unprecedented ways to go farther, sell more, work quicker and access more information.
But equally, with all that comes the need for consumer electronics companies to comply with green and safety regulations. Make user interfaces more intuitive. And customer service more effortless, proactive and preventive.