Smartphones to Drive Growth in Touch Screen Modules for Mobile Devices, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Touch Screens in Mobile Devices markets. The global market for Touch Screen Modules in Mobile Devices is projected to be 1.3 billion units by 2018, driven by the increasing adoption of smartphones worldwide. Asia-Pacific represents the largest and fastest growing market. Feature phones presently represent the largest application for Touch Screen Modules in Mobile Devices but smartphones are expected to register the fastest growth. Projected Capacitive Touch Screens represent the largest market for Touch Screen Modules in Mobile Devices, and are expected to increase their share in future.

Touch Screens in Mobile Devices: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Smartphones are growing in prevalence as a viable alternative to laptops and PDAs, offering basic phone features, coupled with multimedia functionality, mobile internet applications, built-in GPS capabilities, and high speed data processing capabilities. The high-end technology of smartphones is permitting users to download more applications and generate higher average revenue per user (ARPU) for wireless carriers. Business organizations are increasingly allowing the use of smartphones by their employees for business purposes and are willing to reimburse the costs by treating them as business expense. In these circumstances, smartphones are expected to increase their appeal as an alternative for other devices such as laptops. Globally, smartphones are rapidly evolving and the focus has shifted from ‘form’ to ‘software’ and ‘operating systems’.

Open source OS platforms such as Android will drive the growth of smartphones in future. Post recession, the world market for touch screen mobiles received strongest growth impetus from developing markets such as Asia-Pacifica and Latin America. Asia-Pacific in particular emerged as the largest and the fastest growing regional market for touch screen phones and is expected to register a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% over the analysis period. Thriving economies, growing employment opportunities, rising income levels, continuous development of cellular markets, and increasing spending power in major countries are driving high demand for touch screens in the region. As home to two of the most populous countries – China and India, with large section of middle-class consumers, Asia-Pacific is proving to be a hotbed for growth of touch screen mobile market. Huge latent demand, due to relatively lower per capita ownership in the region, as compared to developed markets, also makes the region a highly lucrative market with enormous growth potential.

In the wake of rising popularity of touch screen mobiles stimulating competition among manufacturers, innovation becomes a key differentiating factor lending identity to an individual product. The market is currently witnessing entry of a deluge of mobile phones featuring touch technology. Vendors are providing customers with user interfaces (UIs) that demonstrate optimal performance in touch input along with an attempt to provide integration of touch user interfaces (UIs) with the basic platform instead of the usual software overlay. Therefore, in order to sustain the interest of users in such product line, vendors are going an extra mile to innovate and provide convincing user experience with better UI design, services and applications to customers.

Touch Screens in Mobile Devices market across the globe is witnessing rapid adoption from consumers. Having ruled the touch screen phone market for quite sometime, resistive touch screen now seems to be overshadowed by the emergence of projected capacitance technology. Worldwide acclamation of the Apple iPhone featuring pro cap technology coupled with a dip in prices of capacitive touch modules, have provided a conducive environment for capacitive touch technology, enabling its dominance over the traditional resistive touch panels. Projected capacitive possesses better features such as higher resolution and multi-touch functionalities when compared to resistive technology.

Korea based Melfas is the global leader in capacitive sensing touch screen controllers, standing as the only IC chip based touch screen panel manufacturer, used in capacitive type touch panels. The company accounts for over 50% of the touch screen panel shipment for Samsung and is expected to dominate the IC chip segment in the near future. As stated by the new market research report on Touch Screens in Mobile Devices, the Asia-Pacific region represents the largest market for touch screen modules in mobile devices. Feature phones are expected to continue to cede share to smartphones. Projected Capacitive touch screens are expected to increase share throughout the forecast period.

Major players in the global marketplace include Atmel Corporation, Compal Electronics INC Group, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, EELY Enterprise Group, Elektrosil Electronic Systems GmbH, Elo Touch Systems, Fujitsu Component Limited, Gunze Limited, JTOUCH Corporation, Liyitec Inc., MELFAS, Inc., Micro Technology Co., Ltd., Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., N-Trig Ltd., Neonode, Inc., Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd., Stantum, Synaptics Japan K.K., TPK Holding Co., Ltd., Transtouch Technology, Inc., Wintek Corporation, and Young Fast Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.

The research report titled “Touch Screens in Mobile Devices: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections by Volume (in Million Units), for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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