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Touch Screens for Mini-Note/Slate PCs Forecast to Reach 122M by 2016

DisplaySearch Search Launches Quarterly Updates of Touch Panel Market Analysis
Santa Clara, Calif., October 4, 2010
—In the first quarterly update to its Touch Panel Market Analysis, DisplaySearch has increased the forecast of projected capacitive touch screens for mini-note and slate PCs. Total touch screen shipmentsfor mini-note/slate PC in the size range of 5.0-10.2” areprojected to reach 19.5M in 2010 and 122M in 2016.

“Penetration of touch screens in medium and large-size electronic devices such as mini-note/slate PCsand all-in-one PCs, as well as education/training applications, is rapidly increasing” noted Jennifer Colegrove, PhD, Director of Display Technologies for DisplaySearch. “Several touch screen module manufacturers are expanding capacity or adjusting technology to offer projected capacitive touch panels in an effort to take advantage of the growth spurt in this segment. However, with touch screen prices quickly falling, it is important for suppliers to have the most efficient supply chain in order to remain competitive.”

Figure 1: Touch Screen Mini-note/Slate PCs Shipment Forecast