Explosive Market Growth in the US for MIDs/Tablets and 3DTVs

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
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Demand for consumer electronic (CE) devices is soaring in the US – especially in key segments like 3DTVs and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs)/Tablets. Year-over-year shipment growth for these two segments will be 142% and 231%, respectively, between 2010 and 2011, reports In-Stat.

3DTVs and MIDS/Tablets will also represent a bright spot for CE manufacturers and content providers because the installed base for these segments will continue to expand steadily. The US installed base units for 3DTVs and MID/Tablets will double from 2010 to 2011 and on through 2013. In fact, In-Stat expects the total US installed base of CE devices to almost double between 2009 and 2013.

3DTVs and MIDs/Tablets are not the only CE segments poised for strong growth in the US. Recent research by In-Stat found:

  • The US installed base for smartphones to reach 198 million by 2013.
  • Mobile PCs will continue to lead the computing category in units shipped through 2013.
  • Despite many bright spots in the US CE market, maturing segments like portable media players (PMPs) and desktop PCs will show declining growth rates through 2013.
  • By 2013, there will be 1.9 billion installed CE devices in the US.

In-Stat report, US Consumer Electronic Device Tracker: Shipments and Installed Base, (#IN1004846ID), provides US-specific unit shipment and installed base forecasts for a wide range of consumer electronic (CE) devices. CE segments included in this report are:

  • Cellular Devices (mobile phones, feature phones, smartphones)
  • Computing Equipment (desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, MIDs/Tablets)
  • Portable CE (MP3 players, PMPs, e-readers, handheld game consoles, edutainment toys)
  • Stationary CE (audio systems, networked appliances, set-top boxes, televisions, digital photo frames, video game consoles)

For a free sample of the report and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: epotter@in-stat.com or (480) 483-4441