Stereo 3D TVs and Tablets Will Be the Fastest Growing Categories in the U.S. – Analysts

Demand for Consumer Electronics Is Increasing, Observers Believe

by Anton Shilov
05/26/2010 | 05:10 PM

Demand for consumer electronics (CE) devices is soaring in the U.S. in general and two product categories, namely stereo-3D televisions and tablet PCs are likely to become the fastest growing product categories in 2010 – 2011 timeframe, reports In-Stat market tracking agency.


According to the analysts, year-over-year shipment growth for stereoscopic 3D TV-sets and slate-type PCs/mobile Internet devices (MIDs) segments will be 142% and 231%, respectively, between 2010 and 2011 in the USA.

“The US installed base units for 3DTVs and MID/Tablets will double from 2010 to 2011 and on through 2013. In fact, In-Stat expects the total US installed base of CE devices to almost double between 2009 and 2013,” said Stephanie Ethier, an In-Stat analyst

Stereo-3D TVs and MIDs/tablets will represent a bright spot for CE manufacturers and content providers because the installed base for these segments will continue to expand steadily. However, these produce categories are not the only CE segments poised for strong growth in the U.S., a recent research by In-Stat found.

For example, the U.S. installed base for smartphones to reach 198 million by 2013. Mobile computers will continue to lead the computing category in units shipped through 2013. Unfortunately for manufacturers, maturing segments like portable media players (PMPs) and desktop PCs will show declining growth rates through 2013.

In-Stat claims that by 2013, there will be 1.9 billion installed consumer electronics devices in the U.S.