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2011-03-22 00:00:27

Driven largely by sales of high-end Android phones, mobile handsets with screens that are 4 inches or larger now comprise nearly one quarter of all smartphone sales. Port Washington, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, U.S. consumers are willing to give up room in their pockets and handbags to gain a richer media experience on their mobile devices. The U.S. market share for iPhones and other smartphones with screen sizes between 3.5...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

Industry Prepares for Significantly Lower Growth over Next Two Years San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 18.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2010. This represents growth of 139% over the previous year, according to the annual PV market report, Marketbuzz® 2011, issued today by Solarbuzz, a California-based solar energy consultancy, and a part of The NPD Group. The PV industry generated $82 billion in global...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

NPD's VideoWatch Digital tracking service reveals that subscription streaming, digital movies purchased online, and Internet and cable video-on-demand (VOD) services are becoming a part of many Americans' entertainment diets. Port Washington, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 According to a recent review of the home video market in the U.S. by The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Netflix's share of digital movie units -- downloaded or streamed -- reached 61 percent between...

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2011-03-11 12:06:23

Consumer tracking service NPD Group on Thursday announced that $1.36 billion was spent in the US on video games, consoles, portable devices and accessories in February, an increase of 3 percent from February 2010. The increase was helped in part by strong sales of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game system and its Kinect motion-sensing controller. According to NPD, the Xbox 360 had its best non-holiday-season month ever, and average selling prices of bundled sales of the Xbox 360 console and...

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2011-02-18 09:15:00

Market researcher NPD Group reported on Thursday that total US retail sales of video game consoles and software dropped 4 percent in January. Sales of popular hardware such as Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion-sensing controller, were down to $1.14 billion last month from $1.18 billion in January 2010. The sales drop would have been larger if not for the growing popularity of dancing games. The best-selling game this month was, as expected, the blockbuster shooter "Call of Duty: Black Ops" from...

2011-02-02 00:00:42

Commercial-grade LCD Displays with Narrow Bezels Set to Take Off in 2011 Santa Clara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 New advancements in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are now allowing for commercial-grade products with very thin bezels (the visible rim or edge of the display), making them suitable for video wall applications, according to DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting. "In recent years, in order for professional video installers to create...

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2011-01-14 10:45:00

Overall sales of video games fell short of expectations for 2010 but are expected to climb back up for 2011 as people embrace new ways of playing games online and on mobile devices, according to retail research firm NPD Group. Total spending on video games and equipment fell 6 percent to $18.6 billion in 2010, as gamers curtailed spending in the early part of the year despite a surge in video game accessories -- spurred by Microsoft Corp's Kinect and Sony Corp's Move motion control systems....

2010-12-31 00:01:00

Mini-Note/Slate OCs Driving Growth; Taiwanese Projected Capacitive Suppliers Gaining Santa Clara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 29, 2010 In its Q4'10 Touch Panel Market Analysis update, DisplaySearch indicated that the worldwide touch screen industry is on track for more than 30% Y/Y growth in 2010. The report includes shipment and revenue data for the first half of 2010 and estimates for the second half of the year for 32 leading touch screen suppliers. "Despite the worldwide economic...

2010-12-31 00:00:55

Emerging Markets Driving Growth Santa Clara, Calif. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 30, 2010 While the consumer electronics industry prepares its wares for the CES in Las Vegas, the foundations of a quiet revolution in TV viewing continue to be built, with 21% of all TVs shipped in 2010 forecast to have internet connectivity. According to the DisplaySearch Q4'10 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, the category is forecast to grow to over 122 million in 2014 (Figure 1). Growth of connected TVs...

2010-12-17 00:00:43

Chinese Manufacturers Share of Global Solar Cell Shipments Rises to 51% in Q3 2010 San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 16, 2010 Global photovoltaic demand was 4.0 GW in Q3'10 up 107% on one year earlier, according to Solarbuzz®, an international solar energy market research and consulting company. Total industry revenues for the quarter were $17.9 billion, up 74% on the same quarter last year. According to the Solarbuzz Quarterly report, 10.6 GW of photovoltaics were installed in the...


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