Developments in display interface technologies are making it possible so that your personal mobile device may become the hub for all your computing experiences at home, in the office, and on-the-go over the next 5 years.
According to ABI Research, hundreds of millions of PCs, displays, and projectors offer this interface capability today — and 2.1 billion smartphones and tablets are forecast to ship with this functionality through 2018.
Demand for larger screens, higher resolution, and advanced touch functionality on devices — in particular media tablets — will boost small/medium flat panel display market revenue to $71.5 billion by 2016.
That’s up by 100% Year over Year, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
The majority of demand for active matrix flat panel display AMFPD technology is coming from smartphone manufacturers.
After struggling in 2011 with a challenging market environment, due to sliding demand and price erosion, 2012 marks a year of recovery for the flat panel display (FPD) industry.
According to the latest market study by NPD DisplaySearch, worldwide FPD revenues will reach $120 billion in 2012 — that’s up 8 percent from $111 billion in 2011, and exceeding 2010 revenues.
The forecast revenue increase of 8 percent in 2012 is based on several factors, including increasing average sizes and shipments of LCD TVs, higher prices for high-resolution mobile displays for applications such as smartphones and tablets.