Taipei, Friday, October 24, 2014 15:48 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
24°C
Trends and forecast for 2013 touch panel market
Jason Yang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 28 December 2012]
Registration required (free) to purchase. Please sign in if you wish to continue.
Global touch screen shipments are expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013, up 17.2% on year. Among the shipments, approximately 1.28 billion or 73% are estimated to be for handsets, which will be a 14.2% on-year increase. Shipments for touch screens used in tablets meanwhile are expected to reach 233 million units, up 38.2% on year, while touch screens for PCs are expected to reach 26.33 million in 2013, up 251.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Abstract
Touch panel shipments by applications, 2011-2013 (k units)

Global touch screen shipments are expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013, up 17.2% on year. Among the shipments, approximately 1.28 billion or 73% are estimated to be for handsets, which will be a 14.2% on-year increase. Shipments for touch screens used in tablets meanwhile are expected to reach 233 million units, up 38.2% on year, while touch screens for PCs are expected to reach 26.33 million in 2013, up 251.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

In terms of shipments of touch screen panels used in handsets, resistive touch screen shipments are expected to decrease in 2013 due to Nokia, one of the largest users of the technology, using more projected capacitive touch screen technology in its handsets. Additionally, shipments of embedded touch screen technology are expected to increase during the year since the iPhone 5 uses the technology.

Because the iPad mini uses DITO thin-film type projected capacitive touch screen technology, shipments of glass-on-glass (GG) touch screen technology, which is used in 9.7-inch iPad models, are expected to drop in 2013.

Table of contents
Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)
Realtime news
  • Google to not make additional investments in Himax Display

    Bits + chips | 1h 37min ago

  • Digitimes Research: OLED TV pricing to remain double Ultra HD TV pricing through 2016; China vendors see mixed results in LCD TV sales abroad

    Displays | 1h 43min ago

  • PChome Store teams up with TenPay to tap China market

    IT + CE | 3h 50min ago

  • Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

    IT + CE | 3h 59min ago

  • FCCL supplier Taiflex sees profits up 24% in 3Q14

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 4h 11min ago

  • Intel Global Summit 2014 to focus on IoT, smart wearable devices, say Taiwan makers

    IT + CE | 4h 28min ago

  • Taiwan makers still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays

    Displays | 4h 46min ago

  • Foxconn will not acquire TPK, says company

    Displays | 4h 52min ago

  • Giga Solar expects to ship 240 tonnes of PV silver pastes in 2014

    Green energy | 5h 41min ago

  • Gigastorage to set up PV module factory in Thailand

    Green energy | 5h 49min ago

  • Taiwan market: HTC maintains largest market share by sales volume in September

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | 6h 3min ago

  • Taiwan September manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Oct 23, 21:45

Pause
 | 
View more

Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Oct 6, 12:29

With China being the world's IT production center and a country with some of the strongest consumer demand, along with benefits on custom tax, funding, loans, and subsidies provided by the government, China's FPD industry continues to show strong growth. Local...

Taiwan servers and the global server market, 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 3, 12:19

Taiwan makers have successfully entered the supply chain of the Internet data center (IDC) industry and may contribute over 90% of the global server shipments in 2014. Combined revenues from related product lines such as motherboards, back-end assembly, storage...

Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 23, 11:55

US notebook brand vendors' stronger-than-expected sales fueled their Taiwan-based ODM partners' shipment growth in the third quarter. In general, the enterprise segment saw better shipment momentum than the consumer segment, as Microsoft's termination of support...

Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 25, 14:48

Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 10% in the second quarter compared to a low first-quarter base. With panel makers reducing their supply of monitor applications and monitor vendors reluctant to increase their shipments, Taiwan's makers will only see a single-digit...

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 12, 17:41

A delay in the launch schedule for low-cost 4G smartphones resulted in a mere 4.8% increase in second quarter shipments in the China market. However, with telecom operators planning on increasing their subsidies in the second half of the year, demand will be...

Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
DIGITIMES Research Tracker Services
DIGITIMES Translation Services
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.