The Upside Potential for Touch Screen Technologies
The total revenue for touch screen modules will reach $16 billion in 2012, and nearly double in six years, reaching $31.9 billion by 2018, according to the latest market study by NPD DisplaySearch.
The market growth is being driven by increased demand from applications such as media tablets, smartphones, and emerging new notebook PCs. While the leading touch technology is projected capacitive touch, demand for other technologies is also on the rise.
Touch screen penetration has rapidly increased in mobile phones, handheld games, and game consoles, as well as in tablet applications, which are forecast to collectively account for more than $13.6 billion in touch screen revenues this year.