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Global Market for Multi-Touch Technology to Reach $7.3 Billion in 2018; Market Shifting to Asia-Pacific Region

August 22, 2014

Wellesley, Mass., Aug 22, 2014 –BCC Research reveals in its new report, MULTI-TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATIONS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for multi-touch screen technology is expected to grow to $7.3 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16%.  The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing segment in this market, surging at a tremendous 23.1% CAGR.

Multi-touch interface technology is redefining the way consumers interact with machines and is quickly replacing keypads in personal-computing products such as smartphones and tablets. Indeed, vending machines, home appliances, vehicle control consoles, and industrial instruments increasingly feature a touch screen.

North America claims a substantial 34% of today's global market for multi-touch technologies and is expected to grow to $2.1 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 8.6%.

However, due to an improving global economy and a shift in manufacturing, the market is quickly moving toward the Asia-Pacific region, which was valued at just $781 million in 2013 and is expected to jump to $2.2 billion in 2018.

“With the introduction of the latest generation of smart phones, the multi-touch industry is surging,” says BCC Research semiconductor market analyst Mayank Jain. “Multi-touch penetration is expected to increase dramatically in convertible/hybrid notebook PCs and over the next few years, all-in-one PCs and automobile monitors are anticipated to contribute to touch screen market growth as well. In addition, touch technologies with high transmittance, low power consumption, multi-touch or gesture recognition will benefit the most.”

Significant growth in this market will be driven by technological advances, particularly in the areas of smartphones and tablets; cost-reductions; and rising consumer demand.

MULTI-TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATIONS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS provides an overview of the global markets multi-touch screen technologies and related applications. It includes analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012 and 2013, projections of CAGRs through 2018, and profiles of companies important in the industry.

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GLOBAL MULTI-TOUCH MARKET BY REGION, 2012–2018
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