London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 20, 2011 -- The demand for tablet PCs has been growing at a very high rate, which is expected to result in growth of IC sales. Tablet PCs are increasingly serving as a substitute for traditional PCs, hence high growth in demand for tablet PCs is observed. According to GBI Research, tablet PC shipments increased to around 17.8 million in 2010 against 1.2 million in 2009. The increasing demand for these devices will have a direct impact on the demand for various kinds of ICs ranging from processors, sensors, controllers, transceivers, power management, connectivity ICs and so on. The factors that will drive the demand for tablet PCs are the disruptive innovation in the hardware and software of these devices, the increasing demand from consumers and businesses for light data consumption devices, the availability of improved wireless networks and the falling
prices of tablet PCs.
Touch screens are making strong inroads into the PC market and increasing demand for tablet PCs will boost the sales of touch screens. Typically, the dollar content for a touch screen IC on a tablet PC is three to five times the average selling price of a mobile phone touch screen IC. Typically, a tablet PC touch screen IC costs anywhere between $15-$25 while a mobile phone touch screen IC costs around $6-$8. The tablet PC market is a growing market with volumes crossing 17.8 million in 2010 and it is expected to exceed sales of 53 million units in 2011. The higher ASP of the tablet PC touch screen IC coupled with the high growth in their shipment volumes is a huge incentive for the
The fully touch-based iPad2 from Apple has taken the tablet PC market to the next level and many big players have rushed to launch their devices as soon as possible. Samsung's Galaxy Tab, RIM's Playbook, HP's TouchPad and HTC's Flyer are some of the tablet PCs launched in the past six months. Apart from these companies many medium and small sized companies have also launched tablet PCs with most of them running on Android OS platform.
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GBI Research's new report, "Integrated Circuits (IC) for e-Book readers and Tablet PCs Market to 2020 - ARM-based Processors, Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity to Drive Growth", provides the key information and analysis on the eBook Reader and tablet PC IC market. The report covers the latest information on the revenue of the ICs used in eBook Readers and Tablet PCs such as application processors, connectivity ICs, accelerometers, gyroscopes and so on. The report covers the key market trends in different IC segments with respect to eBook Reader and Tablet PC industry. The report provides market sizing and forecasts by device type. The eBook Reader and tablet PC IC report also provides information on eBook Reader and tablet PC vendors besides the expected market volumes of tablet PCs and eBook Readers by geography. The market shares of key players in different device types are presented in the report.
This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.
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