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IHS forecasts nearly half-billion tablet shipments by 2017
IHS’s latest forecast for tablets—including both media tablets and PC-type tablets—predicts global shipments will soar to 488 million in 2017, up from 141 million in 2012. Shipments this year will surge by 72 percent to reach 243 million units, as presented in Figure 1 attached.
“Shipments of tablets in 2013 and the coming years primarily are being boosted by the massive influx of low-cost white box devices from Asia,” noted
IHS upgrades UHD TV forecast
In light of swift reductions in pricing, IHS has boosted its forecast for UHD liquid-crystal display (LCD) television sets. IHS now predicts 38.5 million UHD LCD TV sets will ship in 2018, up from 1.5 million in 2013, according to the
“While television brands will show off their massive new ultra-high-definition sets at CES, the real focus for UHD makers in 2014 will be cost reduction,” said
Exhibitors show off latest wearable devices at CES
Global market shipments of wearable devices for infotainment applications will rise by 155 percent from 2013 to 2018, according the IHS report entitled “technology_world_2013&esheet=50776862&newsitemid=20140104005024&lan=en-US&anchor=Wearable+Technology+%E2%80%93World%E2%80%942013&index=3&md5=506d2c9309f5e3862a05b98a2db764c8" rel="nofollow">Wearable Technology –World—2013”. Shipments will grow to 130.7 million units, up from 51.2 million in 2013, as presented in Figure 3 attached. The infotainment segment consists of products including Bluetooth headsets, head-up displays, imaging products, smart glasses and smart watches.
“The wearable electronic device market comprises five disparate segments: military, industrial, infotainment, fitness and wellness, and healthcare and medical,” said
Automotive operating systems and self-driving technology get in the fast lane at CES
Automakers and their suppliers will be out in force at CES. This will drive a market for automotive infotainment operating systems whose size will rival that of the PC operating system business, according to technology-analysis.aspx&esheet=50776862&newsitemid=20140104005024&lan=en-US&anchor=IHS+Automotive&index=4&md5=6fdd5c4a00435641f34bbf1dd5aca6ed" rel="nofollow">
“The market for automotive infotainment operating systems represents a major opportunity for software vendors, with platform sales climbing to nearly 130 million units in 2020—about the size of the global PC market in 1999,” said
Figure 4 attached presents the IHS forecast of the global automotive infotainment operating system market.
“While self-driving cars are still many years off into the future, autonomous vehicles will be a major topic of discussion at CES,” Juliussen added. “A CES session will be dedicated to autonomous driving, and several major car makers and suppliers will discuss their plans at the event.”
The first self-driving cars will hit the road in 2024. Global sales are expected to rise to 226,000 in 2025, to 4.2 million in 2030 and to 11.8 million in 2035, as presented in Figure 5 attached.
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