GB report calls for £100 deposit cap, new regulatory bodies

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GB report calls for £100 deposit cap, new regulatory bodies Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Slot games in Great Britain should have mandatory stake limits of between £1 (€1.11/$1.31) and £5, a £100 monthly “soft cap” should be set for deposits and the white label system should be abolished, according to a new report.It also calls for the Gambling Commission to be replaced with two distinct bodies; one to handle licensing and compliance issues, and another to handle customer protection.The Social Market Foundation document, compiled by former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson’s advisor Dr James Noyes, is intended to set out a blueprint for reform ahead of the government’s upcoming review of the 2005 Gambling Act.The foundation said limits to online slot stakes were necessary, as remote gambling is “among the most accessible of all gambling content” yet is not subject to controls that reflect this.The report said this limit should fall between £1 and £5 as this fits with recommendations made by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling-Related Harm, an interim report from the Gambling Commission and responses to a survey commissioned by advocacy group Clean Up Gambling.“Any process of legislative review has to be anchored within the parameters of commercial, political and regulatory reality,” the report explained. “We recognise that the parameters of the debate over stake limits to online slots have now been established by today’s political and regulatory reality: they range from £1 at the lower end of the spectrum to £5 at the upper end. To propose a limit that is either lower than £1 or higher than £5 would be to ignore this reality.”Although it considered hard stake limits for other online games, it said that “a more nuanced assessment of the relationship and ratio between stakes, speed and prizes should be made” instead. A hard limit would risk making many of these games “no longer commercially viable”, the report explained. The Foundation said it supported the House of Lords’ recommendation that no game should be able to be played faster online than at a land-based venue.The report also suggested a “soft cap” on net deposits at £100 per month, after which enhanced due diligence and affordability checks must be made if the player wishes to deposit more.This total was “far higher” than the median monthly spend and among lower earners, as spend of more than £100 per month “would be an infringement on other spending necessities for some households”.“In other words, our proposed weekly threshold sets the bar low enough to protect everyone, including those on low income, but is high enough to reflect the vast majority of gambling activity among the general population,” it explained.A third party should be able to handle affordability checks in order to standardise this across all operators. The report noted it was unlikely to get operators to voluntarily share this data, as many of them may lose a competitive advantage if their competitors do not do the same.“The sharing and transparency of data should be a regulatory requirement,” the report said. “It should not be left subject to what currently amounts as self-regulation.”The report suggested that this duty should be one taken up by a new Gambling Ombudsman. This ombudsman’s introduction would be part of an overhaul of the regulatory system which would include the Gambling Commission being scrapped and replaced with a new Gambling Licensing Authority, which would have a “renewed and specific focus” on license suitability and compliance issues.The Ombudsman, which would be “equal to the Gambling Licensing Authority” would then take charge of customer protection, data and affordability.“For too long, we have seen numerous examples of consumers exploited, failed and harmed by the current tripartite system,” it said. “This has to stop.“For it to have sufficient independence and status, it is essential that any new gambling ombudsman should have statutory authority that is equal to that of the regulator.”Meanwhile, the NHS would be placed in charge of the 1% statutory levy on research, education and training if the report’s recommendations are adopted. Units within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport would then deal with issues such as advertising, horseracing and the relationship between gambling and sport.The Social Market Foundation suggested a number of changes to the licensing regime including an end to the white label system, both for new and existing white label operators.“If integrity is to be brought back to the British gambling licence, there can be no more room for grey areas,” it said. “This means no more room for grey markets. One of the main drivers of the grey market is the continued existence of white labels.”The report also said that a British gambling “kitemark” should be introduced and  given to any operator which has been granted a licence and has not breached the License Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). After a breach, this mark would be withdrawn.In addition, a new licence was suggested, a remote Personal Functional Licence for key account or VIP managers, which could be revoked in the event of a breach of the LCCP in this area.Furthermore, it said a “clear, predictable and transparent structure of regulatory sanctions not dissimilar to the systems used by other public agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive and the Financial Conduct Authority” should be put into place in order to make the penalty system more transparent.“The authors argue that the integrity of British gambling licences – and by extension, the integrity of the licensing objectives enshrined in the 2005 Gambling Act – has been eroded by a combination of regulatory failure and industry malpractice,” it said. “The result is that public confidence in the licensing objectives (that gambling should be fair, free of crime and that it should not harm vulnerable people) is in decline.”In terms of tax, the report said the taxation system should “incentivise remote gambling operators to establish a more substantial footing in the UK”. This, it said, would lead to more collected tax, create more job opportunities and “ make it easier for the regulator to act decisively when LCCP rules have been breached”.The Foundation said this should be addressed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through a “full review” of gambling taxation, as it pledged in 2014 but has not yet carried out.This report should “include an assessment of the number and nature of any tax avoidance schemes connected to the remote sector,” it said, as well as assessing the benefits of “ applying a minimum onshore ‘footprint’” and examining the current rates of betting and gaming duties.It added that it should “pay particular attention” to the difference in tax rates between remote gaming (21%) land-based machine gaming (25%) and betting duty (15%) and consider bringing these into line with one another.In addition, the Foundation suggested a new categorisation system for different remote games similar to the lettered system for land-based games and a review of the evidence base related to gambling-related harm. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Email Address Slot games in Great Britain should have mandatory stake limits of between £1 and £5, a £100 monthly “soft cap” should be set for deposits and the white label system should be abolished, according to a new report. It also calls for the Gambling Commission to be replaced with two distinct bodies; one to handle licensing and compliance issues, and another to handle customer protection. 5th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

theScore secures Illinois market access with Caesars deal

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Cricket Business : International Cricket Council’s ODI League set to be…

first_img Previous articleSocial Room: Hardik Pandya shares a throwback pic clicked ‘9 years ago’Next articleLIVE Sport : Super Basketball League 2020 Finals, Yulon Dinos vs Taiwan Beer LIVE action and schedule Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Covid19 has completely derailed the cricket world. As reported by InsideSport repeatedly, the cricket world is looking at huge commercial pain and scheduling nightmare. Now has reliably learnt that the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new initiative, the ODI League, is set to be scrapped.The ICC ODI league was scheduled to begin from May this year. The ODI Super League was billed as a qualification pathway for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The world cricket is in doldrums and series after series, international cricket either is getting cancelled or postponed. This has made the ICC ODI League complete non-starter. According to the information with InsideSport, the global body of cricket is also under pressure from various cricket boards including BCCI, who was not in favor of the league. InsideSport is gathering from its sources that ICC will soon make official announcement of cancellation of the league.“The proposed league to us never made any sense. Under the current circumstances when cricket is getting cancelled all over it will be prudent on behalf of ICC to cancel the ODI league as well as other new tournaments which they have proposed for the new ICC cycle” said, one of the high placed BCCI official who has represented BCCI in ICC meetings in past.ICC ODI League Format and workings – The ICC ODI league was scheduled to start from May 2020 and was slated to conclude ahead of 2023 ODI World Cup in India– The league was billed as 13 team affair, 12 Test playing nations + the Netherlands who were handed ODI status as they won the ICC World Cricket League.– The ICC ODI league would have acted as qualification pathway for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.– ICC had decided that each of the competing side will play in eight series over a period of two years against mutually agreed opponents on a home and away basis– 7 top ranked teams in the point table would have got direct entry into the 2023 World Cup. India made the grade automatically as host of ICC World Cup 2023.– 5 remaining spots would have been decided through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.“Under the current circumstances, It is impossible to complete the entire cycle before 2023 World Cup and to us the entire exercise is meaningless”, said the source to InsideSport.The ICC has scheduled teleconference with the CEO’S of the member boards on Thursday. Other than scrapping the ICC ODI league, discussion will also be initiated on the existence of inaugural World Test Championships, Bilateral Series Schedules for future and most importantly the fate of T20 World Cup. 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French Open 2020 Live on Star Sports, Ceat signs up as…

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Football Formula 1 ATP Tour Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title TennisFrench OpenLatest Sports NewsSport Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify In middle of the IPL 2020 season, Star Sports is all set to broadcast the French Open 2020 Grand Slam tennis action LIVE. French Open will be last Grand Slam of the season badly impacted by Covid-19 and starts from Monday.According to the information available with InsideSport, Star Sports has managed to sign CEAT as Co-Presenting partner for the tournament played on Red-Clay. Sport News BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers TAGSFrench Open 2020 LiveFrench Open drawsFrench Open live on Disney+ HotstarFrench Open Live Streaming detailsFrench Open Star Sportslive updates on InsideSport.coNEWSschedules SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay,” Osaka wrote.“These two tournaments came too close together for me this time. I wish the organizers and players all the best.”The biggest talking point in the Women Singles would be whether Serena Williams in the absence of Osaka can win her record equalling 24th Grand Slam tournament or not ?French Open 2020 : Fans entry to the stadium reduced to 5000The number of fans allowed to attend each day of the French Open has been cut to 5,000 because of surging coronavirus figures in the country.Last week, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said it planned to allow 11,500.“The evolving hygiene situation in the Paris area has prompted the Paris police department to limit the number of spectators who may enter Roland Garros,”said the FFT on Thursday.The Grand Slam is set to start on 27 September at Roland Garros in Paris.France recorded 10,593 cases on Thursday – the highest daily number since the pandemic began.“The FFT will therefore assume the responsibility of organising the tournament with a new layout,” said the organisers.“It is important for the sporting, social and economic life of the country that a major event like Roland Garros can be put on while respecting health imperatives.”Where the fans catch the FRENCH OPEN LIVE BROADCAST & LIVE STREAMING ?In the Indian Sub-Continent, French Open will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Select 2.The tournament will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar.Other than Tennis Fans can catch all the News Updates, Draws, Live Scores, schedules of the French Open on InsideSport.co read more

Camelot Ghana Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCamelot Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Camelot Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Camelot Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Camelot Ghana Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCamelot Ghana Limited is a security printing company involved in the design, processing, printing and finishing of security print orders, business forms and documents and identity products. The company provides a service to governmental departments, financial institutions and multi-national organisations. Security stationary issued by Camelot Ghana Limited ranges from cheque books and banker’s drafts to share certificates, dividend warrants and lottery tickets. The company produces continuous and cut sheet stationary for insurance company forms, optical character recognition (OCR) forms, pre-prints for laser printers, listing paper and airline boarding passes. Company printing solutions range from magstripe encoded cards to UV cured cards, access control cards and ID cards. Government printing solutions for range from council tax forms to utility billing cards, electoral ballot papers and revenue collection tickets. Subsidiaries of Camelot Ghana Limit offer services ranging from holograms, holosealing, embossed hotfoiling to watermarked cheque paper, chemically-sensitive security paper, solvent sensitive inks, tri-thermochromic inks and microtext printing. Camelot Ghana Limited services governments and institutions in Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Benin, Côte d ´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The company headquarters are in Accra, Ghana. Camelot Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lessons from Sirius Minerals and why I prefer this FTSE 100 dividend share

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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I have said in the past that I believe mining stocks are inherently dangerous. Their problem is cash flow. Think about the infrastructure needed to begin operating a mine. Getting all the plant and machinery into place, and accessing the mineral, comes at a huge expense. And this is before the company is generating any cash. These start-up expenses usually have to be funded by debt. 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Mining giant Anglo American has proposed a takeover offer, which still needs agreement from shareholders. In hindsight, investing in Sirius Minerals might have been a gamble. I would rather invest in companies with a strong track record.This business could fit the bill. Royal Dutch Shell Lower oil and gas prices have caused some damage to the Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSA) share price. Over the past year, its stock price has plummeted by 20%. This will come as no surprise to investors who read that Shell’s fourth-quarter underlying profits were 48% lower than the previous year, at $2.9bn. Although free-cash-flow at $5.4bn was 67.7% lower than last year, cash generation is still substantial. The drop in profits was partly due to lower oil and gas prices. Shell is currently undergoing a $25bn share buyback programme. When a company does this, I often believe it is a sign that the business thinks the shares are undervalued. With the shares trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 12, they could be slightly undervalued. But as Paul Summers points out, Shell is often not bought for its potential growth. Instead, people will be more interested in Shell’s lumpy dividend, which is currently around 7%. Famously, this has not been cut since the Second World War. For long-term investors, it will be interesting to see how Shell shifts its focus to renewable energy. Over the next few decades, demand for oil may dry up before the supplies do. In a way, with Shell’s profitability being linked so closely to the price of oil, an element of its fate is taken out of its hands. However, it does appear that the business has managed costs well. With oil prices fairly low, now might be a good time to buy shares in the company. In any case, it is a very different beast to Sirius Minerals, if only because of its generous dividend. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Reggie Goodes’ catch and sprint down wing for great prop try

first_imgTuesday Apr 9, 2013 Reggie Goodes’ catch and sprint down wing for great prop try In a game that featured many great tries, South Africa born Hurricanes prop Reg Goodes scored on eof the best as he caught a ball behind his back then sprinted down the wing to finish.Goodes was also involved in Julian Savea’s first try, and made two carries for a total of 28 metres, and made 12 tackles.Hard hitting Hooker Motu Matu’u also scored a very well taken try, pouncing on a kick ahead.View all the highlights from the game hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Journalist arrested, independent dailies harassed in return to bad old ways

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more News May 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested, independent dailies harassed in return to bad old ways Reporters Without Borders is concerned about Mzwandile Ndlovu, a journalist held by the police in the western town of Hwange since his arrest on 10 May, and about the constant harassment of employees of two independent newspapers, The Daily News and NewsDay, by police, intelligence officials and members of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party.“We condemn Zanu-PF’s continuing use of such outdated methods as intimidation, physical attacks and arrests to silence its media critics,” the press freedom organization said. “Ndlovu was just covering a matter of public interest, without voicing any opinion. His arrest is unacceptable and we call for his immediate release. The independent newspapers that recently obtained licences must also be able to work in complete freedom and their reporters must not be harassed.”This spate of incidents involving the media comes amid more tension between Zanu-PF and its partner in the ruling coalition, Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, and yesterday’s suspension of the constitutional process that must precede a badly needed overhaul of the media law and the organization of future elections.Journalist arrestedA reporter for Weekly Agenda (a news bulletin published by the civil society organization Bulawayo Agenda), Ndlovu was arrested after being summoned to police headquarters in Hwange and was charged under section 31 of the Criminal Law Code and Reform Act with reporting a fictitious story.The charge was prompted by a 23 April article about the Organ on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration. It said a meeting between the Organ and a coalition of organizations that was supposed to take place at the nearby Victoria Falls was cancelled because the main participants, Vice-President John Nkomo and the commission’s co-president Sekai Holland, failed to turn up.Without linking the two events, it also reported that MDC member Moses Mzila Ndlovu, a minister in the national reconciliation government, was arrested the same day in Lupane. The police have refused to comment on the journalist’s arrest.Independent dailies harassedNewspaper vendor Alice Murwisi was attacked by young Zanu-PF members on 28 April while selling copies of The Daily News, an independent newspaper that returned to the newsstands on 18 March after a seven-year ban. Two days before the attack, one of the newspaper’s senior employees, Trymore Zingwe, received an anonymous threatening phone call. At the same time, former information minister Jonathan Moyo, who together with President Mugabe was responsible for the repressive 2002 media law known as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), is suing the paper for 60,000 dollars for reprinting old articles about his expulsion from Zanu-PF in 2005.NewsDay was raided on the night of 25 April by members of the Central Intelligence Organization, who confiscated hard disks and 11 computers. Editor Brian Mangwende not only had his computer taken, his office was also ransacked and damaged. “This is a calculated act of criminality designed to paralyze the operations of the country’s fastest-growing newspaper,” he said. A few days before the raid, NewsDay ran an article headlined “It’s time to rest” that called on Mugabe to stand down.NewsDay vendors were also threatened by Zanu-PF members in a Harare suburb on 12 March and copies of the newspaper were damaged on 2 March.Police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri’s recent warnings to news media that publish articles “inciting violence and anarchy” are not reassuring.President Mugabe is on the list of Predators of Press Freedom that Reporters Without Borders released on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day. Read his profile Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica News Reports ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Zimbabwe to go further Receive email alerts Organisation Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell RSF_en last_img read more

Patrick prepared for legal action in eviction dispute

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPatrick prepared for legal action in eviction disputeBy Alan Jacques – April 4, 2014 800 Patrick Collopy at his home with a photograph of himself and his late mother RitaA YOUNG Limerick man has been told by City Council that he must leave the home he shared with his mother until her death last April.Patrick Collopy (26), was ordered to be out of his home at 5 Bishop Street by March 12 last on the basis of a two-year tenancy rule. Patrick, who works at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, was threatened with legal action if he doesn’t vacate the house but has vowed to go “all the way” to the courts if necessary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Collopy moved home to take care of his mother Rita who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012. The council was aware of the arrangement as he immediately applied to go on to the rent book and the rent was subsequently increased.Patrick remained in the house after his mother’s death in April 2013. He has been up to date with his rent and never been in trouble with the law. He told the Limerick Post this week that all he wants from the City Council is some “cooperation”.“I’ve been told that I can’t stay in my home because the council says it is too big for one person as it has two bedrooms. You should see the size of the place, it’s tiny. My last memories of my mother are here and no one is taking them from me. It’s my family home as far as I’m concerned.“If I was unemployed and had a child, I’d be left alone but because I’m working I’m supposed to leave my home. This is a heartless way to treat anyone. The Council treat people like scum and they treat scum like Gods. I don’t know why they have to set a precedent at my expense. Being honest goes against me.“I have been going through hell with this battle let alone trying to cope with the loss of my mother. This is a horrible thing the Council are trying to do to me,” he said.An online petition to keep Patrick in his family home has to date attracted over 2,500 signatures. City councillor Maurice Quinlivan has asked the council to show Mr Collopy some compassion and stop trying to evict him .“Patrick is a very decent young man who has suffered the trauma of losing his mother. His family is rooted in the King’s Island community and many people in the local area and across the city are outraged that the council would try and evict him,” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Patrick is a very private person and the last thing he wanted was to make this public but the failure thus far to stop the eviction proceedings against him left him feeling he had no option but to publicise his plight,” he said.City Council refused to comment on the case. TAGSBishop StreetLimerick city councilMaurice QuinlivanMusic LimerickPatrick CollopySinn Fein Linkedin Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleA fast and affordable mental health serviceNext articleFeral cats pose ‘chronic’ problems in Raheen Alan Jacques Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Global System in Package Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Global System in Package Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis – Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “System in Package Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Packaging Technology; by Packaging Type; Interconnection technique; End-User Industry” report has been added to’s offering. According to this report the global system in package technology market was valued at US$ 13756.2 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 22013.4 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2020 to 2027. Growing trend of the small form factor based handheld electronic devices is one of the major factors, which accelerates market growth. The technological advancement in electronics forming such as miniaturization has influenced various markets such as military, aerospace, medical, media, retail and consumer electronics. The devices with small form factor-based packages embed more functionality and becoming alternative for traditional packaging systems. Personalized healthcare gadgets, thin sized smartphone, compact PCs and others devices are occupied with system in package technology-based components such as processor, sensors, RF modules and others. Continuous development in advanced packaging technology such as 3D IC, 2.5D IC and others are further supplementing the market by resolving the technical challenges, which in turn is driving the system in package (SiP) technology market. Geographically, Asia Pacific held the largest share of the system in package (SiP) technology market in 2019, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Further, Europe is projected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The system in package (SiP) technology market is segmented into packaging technology, packaging type, interconnection technique, end-user industry, and geography. Based on packaging technology, the market is further bifurcated into 2D IC, 2.5D IC, and 3D IC. Based on packaging type, the market is further segmented into flip-chip/wire-bond SiP, fan-out SiP, and embedded SiP. Based on interconnection technique, the market is further segmented into small outline, flat packages, pin grid arrays, surface mount, and others. Based on end-use industry, the market is segmented into automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and others. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on System in Package (SiP) Technology Market Global pandemic situation created by the COVID-19 across the world starting from China hampered the semiconductor industry and economic growth of almost every country. Severe impact on the manufacturing sector is witnessed as facilities remained closed for certain period. Sales of various industrial products such as automotive cars, electronics and others is declined. Office premise, public places, schools, transportation and other spaces also remained closed which declined market growth owing to low sale. The semiconductor industry took major hit as demand for electronics components is lowered from every industrial sector and end consumers, the revenue model for microelectronics has declined as no mass production was carried in the lockdown period. Post lockdown semiconductor industry started to regain the market share as production facilities restarted the operation with taking measure for social distancing. In addition, work from home and remote monitoring strategies also helped to increase the sale of advanced electronics products for better connectivity. Telecommunication industry importance has been highlighted for communicational purpose which helped industry to evolve with new technology having 5G and high speed wi-fi compatible packaging technology. The COVID-19 created major impact on the semiconductor industry for the first half of the year 2020, while in third quarter according The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) worldwide sale increased by around 11%. Reasons to Buy: Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies.The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the system-in-packager market, thereby allowing players to develop effective long term strategies.Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets.Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it.Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin commercial interest with respect to packaging technology, packaging type, interconnection technology, and end-user industry. Market Dynamics Drivers Growing Demand for Miniaturization of ElectronicRising Development in Network Services – 5G Network Restraints Technical Issues and Availability Alternative Solution Opportunities Rising Demand to Enhance Smartphone and PC performance Future Trends Rapid Growth in Wearable technology and the IoT Companies Mentioned Amkor Technology, Inc.ASE Technology Holding Co. LtdChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.GS NanotechJCET Group Co., Ltd.QUALCOMM INCORPORATEDSamsungRenesas Electronics CorporationTexas Instruments IncorporatedTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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