3-D TVs, tablets driving CE sales

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 7:05am
Brian Santo

New products such as 3-D TVs, tablets and smartphones are driving the consumer electronics market.

Year-over-year shipment growth for 3-D TVs is projected to be 142 percent between 2010 and 2011, and for tablets 231 percent in the same timeframe, according to In-Stat.

Those are big numbers, but that’s not uncommon when starting from zero.

But even given that, In-Stat expects the total U.S. installed base of CE devices to almost double between 2009 and 2013, said Stephanie Ethier, an In-Stat analyst.

Other data points from In-Stat include:

  • The U.S. installed base for smartphones should 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 U.S. 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 U.S.

The data is included in the firm’s recent report, titled “U.S. Consumer Electronic Device Tracker: Shipments and Installed Base.”

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