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2013-05-21 23:18:37

Year marked by convergence between inventory adjustment, panel value upgrades. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Panel suppliers are being forced to reshape their large area TFT LCD business plans this year as market demand for various applications continues to change rapidly. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Large Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, TFT LCD panel suppliers expect to ship 710 million large area (9”+) panels worldwide in 2013, down 6% Y/Y from 754...

2013-05-16 23:24:54

Growth of LCD display shipments to offset rapid decline of PDP production. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The global large screen public display market is forecast to grow at 23% compounded annually from 2013 through 2017, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report. The growth comes after the first double-digit decline (18%) for the market in 2012, when LCD shipments were flat and PDP (plasma display panel) shipments...

2013-05-06 23:19:17

The mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.6 million units shipped in 2012 to 762.7 million globally by 2017, driven by touch-enabled form factors, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.6 million units shipped in 2012 to 762.7 million globally by 2017, driven by touch-enabled form factors, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile...

2013-04-16 23:03:00

Demand for LED lighting is growing rapidly thanks to significant expansion in manufacturing capacity, falling prices, environmental concerns, and government incentives. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Demand for LED lighting is growing rapidly thanks to significant expansion in manufacturing capacity, falling prices, environmental concerns, and government incentives. According to the NPD DisplaySearch LED Lighting Market and Forecast Report, this new opportunity for LED lighting...

2013-03-21 23:04:09

2012 LCD TV Units Decline 1% Y/Y, While Plasma TV Shipments Fall 23% Y/Y Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Annual global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever in 2012, down 1% to 203 million, according to the latest findings published in the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. Q4 was the only quarter to see any growth, rising 0.6%, but it was not enough to offset declines from the first three quarters. The preliminary outlook...

US Households Have More Devices Than Humans
2013-03-19 10:09:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s finally happened. The machines have taken over. The number crunchers at the NPD Group now say the typical American household has more Internet-connected devices residing inside than people. While PCs remain a mainstay in American homes, NPD says this insurgence is led by tablet sales. All told, there are an estimated half billion of these connected devices in US houses. The Connected Home Report, which was...

2013-01-04 12:22:25

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers skewed their consumer electronics shopping to the first few weeks of the holiday season, according to global information company The NPD Group. U.S. consumer electronics sales* were strongest at the beginning of the holiday season and declined through the remainder of the five week holiday period (November 18 - December 22, 2012) according to NPD's Weekly Tracking Service**. Forty-six percent of sales took place in the first two...

Internet Radio Thriving, Putting Pressure On Other Music Formats
2012-11-09 19:57:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over half of all internet users choose to listen to music using internet radio or on-demand music services these days. This is according to the "Music Acquisition Monitor," a report from the NPD Group that tracks the use of Pandora and other music services. That 50 percent of internet users equates to about 96 million people who flock to music services such as Pandora, Last.fm, Slacker Radio, YouTube, VEVO, Rhapsody and other...

Video Game Sales Dropped In October
2012-11-09 12:22:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video game designers work hard to make increasingly challenging plotlines, design stories with rich tapestries and often times flawed but heroic characters. And yet that isn´t enough lately to keep the gamers coming back for more. According to NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, October saw a decline in retail purchases for the 11th straight month in a row. Total retail sales for October dropped 25 percent, with...

Online Video Preferred Through Connected TVs
2012-09-28 05:36:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More Americans prefer to view online video content on their televisions than on their computers, according to the recently released “Digital Video Outlook” report from market research firm NPD Group. According to the report, the number of Americans that used TVs as their primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web rose from 33 percent to 45 percent during the past year. Meanwhile, consumers who...