Trends in the electronics industry 2020, which you must know

It is no surprise that the electronics industry is changing rapidly. It is essential to keep track of current trends and find the use of them in your business. 

The Internet of Things

The technology, which has been around for years, is on the list of trends for 2020. The Internet of Things continues to spread around the electronics industry.

The main advantages of using technology for the electronics industry are increased efficiency, security, and cost reduction.


Also, connected devices have already proven their effectiveness in the decision-making process by providing real-time information. IoT, in combination with other technologies, will allow not only short-term but also long-term decisions to be made more effectively.

Shifting from B2B to B2B2C

For many years, electronics manufacturers have followed the B2B model. Recently, some manufacturers have switched to the "business-to-business-to-consumer" (B2B2C). That allows them to sell their products not only to companies but also to consumers.

What advantages does this bring? First of all, there is an increase in profits after excluding third parties – retailers. Besides, manufacturers provide themselves with quick access to the market.

It is necessary to use e-commerce platforms and logistics departments to implement this approach to the company's business.

3D printing

We've already written about 3D printing and its implementation in production. First of all, the introduction of technology allows for reducing production costs. Also, employees can now quickly troubleshoot problems, which speeds up the prototyping process.



Manufacturers can avoid large-scale production and warehouse workloads. As a result, companies can engage in more projects or join MaaS (Manufacturing as a Service)

The implementation of 3D printing technology costs is expensive, but in a long-term prospect, it is an excellent investment. 

For sure, in this article, we have covered not all trends of the upcoming year, but we have tried to cover the main of them. Follow the market forecasts to get ahead of your competitors and adapt to changes in the environment. 

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Our solutions for the Internet of Things 


Sim Racing Firmware Development 

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SDK Flutter Porting to Set-Top Boxes for Android TV AppsWe tested the concept and ported the Flutter framework to the RDK platform. The result is a working app with a quality frame rate on Flutter on the target device.

A CWMP client application with the TR-069 protocolWe've developed a client application implementing the CWMP protocol (TR-069) and an application manager for the Linux operating system on the board with the Broadcom 7255 chip.

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Custom fitness tracker industrial design

Custom fitness tracker industrial design Promwad's white-label consumer electronics design expertise helped the customer produce 10k+ fitness trackers

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ROFES, portable home doctor & mobile app We created the industrial and mechanical design, developed the software, designed the hardware and the test bench for the functional tests.

ZIVE, personal radiation monitor + mobile app We've designed a portable radiation monitor and an app which are paired via Bluetooth for fast-evolving European company

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We helped the client to launch mass production of the depth finder enclosure
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Fish finder Industrial design & new generation enclosure

Fish finder: industrial & mechanical design We have developed a modern industrial design and construction for the next generation fish finder

Smart Health Wristband

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Air quality monitoring system for smart cities We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to Bosch IoT Suite

We developed a device for measuring the concentration of glucose in human capillary blood
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TAO WellShell: software and circuit design upgrades with manufacturing support
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Development of the device for trusted session

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Develop an OTDR for optical data transmission networks

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Glucometer for iOS or Android smartphones We have created a mobile gauge of glucose concentration in the blood that works paired with mobile phones under iOS or Android control
Bluetooth device + iOS & Android apps for Parrot We have developed a compact device for collecting data from Bluetooth sensors and transmitting them to the server
We developed the design and structural layout of an enclosure for binoculars
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DO-RA dosimeter-radiometer: design & prototyping We have developed the design and structure of enclosures for the line of DO-RA products for measuring radiation
Personal GPS navigator
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