Gartner Research

ODMs and EMS Companies Are Ready to Capture Their Share of the Future Wearable Device Market

Published: 23 October 2013

ID: G00255314

Analyst(s): Jamie Wang, Amy Teng

Summary

With the rise of wearable devices, pioneered by Google and Samsung, more OEMs, original design manufacturers and electronics manufacturing service companies are exploring the market to develop products for the Internet of Things in the long term. By 2016, this market is expected to top $10 billion.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Wearable electronic devices give EMS companies and ODMs the opportunity to diversify their potential business scope
  • EMS companies and ODMs are evolving their core technologies to improve service platforms
  • EMS companies and ODMs are redeveloping their reference designs to deliver a variety of hands-free product formats or form factors to OEMs and device vendors

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