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2012-01-25 13:00:00

In 2011, the global market for household consumer electronics (CE) continued its rapid shift toward “connected devices.” Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 In 2011, the global market for household consumer electronics (CE) continued its rapid shift toward “connected devices,” which are devices that have the ability to connect directly to the Internet or to a home network and can deliver IP-based video content. Driven primarily by the success of digital TVs,...

Apple iOS Makes Gains Against Android
2012-01-11 05:32:33

Apple has gained market share in the ever-crowded smartphone arena. The uptick came with increased sales of the iPhone 4S, according to data by the NPD Group released at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Apple´s iOS share of the smartphone market increased to 43 percent of all smartphone sales in October and November, up from 26 percent in the third quarter. Google´s Android is still the market leader, but lost market share at the end of the year. In October and November,...

2012-01-08 16:00:00

What began as a difficult year in the consumer electronics business ended the same way, according to leading market research company The NPD Group´s Weekly Tracking Service*. Total consumer technology sales (excluding cell phones, tablets, e-readers, and video games) fell 5.9 percent to around $9.5 billion for the 5 weeks ending December 24**, a slight improvement over the 6.2 percent decline in 2010. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) January 08, 2012 What began as a difficult year in...

2012-01-04 13:00:00

2011 Tablet PC Shipments Estimated at Nearly 73 Million Units, More Than 25% of All Mobile PCs Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2012 The tablet PC category expanded its role in the mobile PC market, with shipments of 72.7 million units, accounting for 25.5% of mobile PC shipments in 2011, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. The Y/Y shipment growth rate for tablets in 2011 is expected to reach 256%, as strong tablet shipments in...

2011-12-28 13:00:00

DVB-T2 Enabled TV Shipments Forecast to Reach 64.7M in 2015 Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Consumer behavior and TV set maker strategies are resulting in widely diverging TV product ranges across the world. While the industry is truly global, regional differences are increasing. For 3D, the most enthusiastic regions are Western Europe and China, while the mix of 3D in North America actually declined in Q3´11, according to the Q4´11 NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly TV...

2011-12-27 13:00:00

Premiums Falling for LED, 120/240Hz and 3D, but Still High, NPD DisplaySearch Reports Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly TV Cost and Price Forecast Model, average U.S. street prices for all LCD TV sizes up to 46” will be below $1,000 for the first time, and all 32”, including high frame-rate LED models, will be below $500. Many other pricing milestones will be reached during the holiday season in 2011 as well,...

Smartphones Becoming Most Popular Form Of Photo-taking
2011-12-23 15:26:49

According to market researchers NPD Group, over a quarter of all photos and videos taken by consumers are done so by using their smartphone devices. The consumer market research company found that the number of photos taken with a smartphone went from 17 percent last year to 27 percent this year.  It also said that the share of photos taken on other cameras dropped from 52 percent to 44 percent. “There is no doubt that the smartphone is becoming ℠good enough´ much...

2011-12-19 13:00:00

Planned Production Revised Downward; Market Growth Shifting Away from Europe, NPD Solarbuzz Reports San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, finds NPD Solarbuzzâs latest Solarbuzz Quarterly report issued today. Global demand is projected to grow 6% in 2012, so market declines in Europe will be offset by 43% growth...

2011-12-14 13:00:00

Driven by consumer's desire to be connected anywhere and anytime and the ever increasing access to any and every type of content, the electronics industry continues to change rapidly. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 Driven by consumer's desire to be connected anywhere and anytime and the ever increasing access to any and every type of content, the electronics industry continues to change rapidly. A key dynamic of this change is the continued push for a rich visual experience on...

2011-12-13 13:00:00

HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, particularly for wired CE devices. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, particularly for wired CE devices. It is found in every digital television (DTV) shipping in 2011 and in nearly every HD set top box. As a result of this current and forecasted level of penetration, future...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.