27 May '13, 8am

Global touch screen panel shipments to double by 2016, says IHS

Global touch screen panel shipments to double by 2016, says IHS Press release, May 27; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Monday 27 May 2013] Worldwide shipments of touch screen panels are set to double from 2012 to 2016, reaching nearly three billion units as a wide variety of products beyond smartphones and tablets adopt the technology, particularly notebooks, according to research firm IHS. A total of 2.8 billion touch screen panels will ship in 2016, up from 1.3 billion in 2012, said IHS, adding that shipments in 2013 will surge 34% to reach 1.8 billion units. "Growth in the touch screen market will be driven by increasing penetration in markets beyond the smartphone and tablet businesses," said Duke Yi, senior manager for display components and materials research at IHS. "Demand so far has largely been limited to these two markets. However, touch screen sales are increasing dr...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130527PR201.html

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