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Worldwide Consumer Electronics: Product Trends and Markets

The consumption of consumer electronic products is intimately tied to the economic health of the geographic region. Nevertheless, technological improvements in consumer electronics products will continue to spur consumer purchases.

The consumer electronics industry has witnessed a phenomenal growth over the past few years. This growth can be attributed to the increasing effect of state of the art electronic devices on the market. The consumer electronics industry is ushering in the dawn of Convergence. It is the confluence and merging of hitherto separated markets of digital-based audio, video and information technology, removing entry barriers across the market and industry boundaries. This convergence of technologies has resulted in a greater demand for consumer devices, be they portable, in-home (mobile phones, digital camera) or in-car (CD/DVD players), offering multiple functions.

The revolution brought about by Digital technology has enabled the consumer electronics sector to profit from the growing interaction of digital applications such as: camcorders, DVD player/recorder, still camera, computer monitor, LCD TV etc. It has also witnessed the emergence of mobile telecommunications technology, incorporating both digital visual and digital MP3 capabilities. The computer industry has also benefited by being able to make its way into consumer's living rooms. HDTV’s with VGA connections and SD/MMC card slots, personal media players, and Microsoft-based Media Center PCs have pushed the two industries even closer together than before.

The overall revenue earned through the sale of audio, video and gaming consoles constitutes the international consumer electronics market. The global sale of consumer electronics is estimated to exceed all expectations to touch an all time high of $135.4 billion in 2006, which indicates 8% increase from 2005. By the year 2008, sales are forecasted to soar up to $158.4 billion, up BY 65% over 2000.

Future growth of the industry will depend on innovations and new product introductions, which are a direct result in advancements in microprocessors and memory devices.

This report describes the worldwide consumption of consumer electronic products, describing the trends in product capability and sophistication. Markets are forecast with the consumer products categorized as:

  • Video Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Computer Products
  • Telephone Equipment
  • Personal Products

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Video Equipment Trends

  • 3.1 Technology Advances
    • 3.1.1 Interactive TV
    • 3.1.2 HDTV and Digital Video Broadcasting
    • 3.1.3 Flat Panel Displays
    • 3.1.4 Digital Satellite TV Transmission
  • 3.2 Color TV
  • 3.3 Projection TV
  • 3.4 LCD TV
  • 3.5 TV/VCR Combinations
  • 3.6 Videocassette Recorders
  • 3.7 DVD Players/Recorders
  • 3.8 Camcorders
  • 3.9 Digital Cameras
  • 3.10 Blank Video Tape

Chapter 4 Audio Equipment Trends

  • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.1.1 Digital Audio
    • 4.1.2 Digital Radio
    • 4.1.3 Enhanced Audio Playback
  • 4.2 CD Players
  • 4.3 Portable CD Players
  • 4.4 Stereo Systems
  • 4.5 DVD Players
  • 4.5 Car Audio
  • 4.6 Audio Tape

Chapter 5 Computer Product Trends

  • 5.1 Desktop Computers
  • 5.2 Portable Computers
  • 5.3 Personal Digital Assistants
  • 5.4 Computer Software
  • 5.5 Internet Appliances
  • 5.6 CD/DVD Drives
  • 5.7 Computer Drive Data Media
  • 5.8 Printers

Chapter 6 Telephone Equipment Trends

  • 6.1 Corded Telephones
  • 6.2 Cordless Telephones
  • 6.3 Cellular Telephones
  • 6.4 Telephone Answering Devices

Chapter 7 Personal Product Trends

  • 7.1 Video Games/Hardware
  • 7.2 Video Games/Software
  • 7.3 Pagers
  • 7.4 Auto/Home Security

Chapter 8 Market Forecast

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Hard Disk Drives for Consumer Electronics
  • 8.2 Market Forecast Assumptions
  • 8.3 Market Forecast By Application

LIST OF TABLES

  • 8.1 U.S. Analog Direct Video Color TV Market Forecast
  • 8.2 U.S. Analog Projection Color TV Market Forecast
  • 8.3 U.S. Digital TV Market Forecast
  • 8.4 Worldwide Digital TV Market Forecast
  • 8.5 U.S. TV/VCR Combination Market Forecast
  • 8.6 U.S. VCR Market Forecast
  • 8.7 Worldwide DVD Player Market Forecast
  • 8.8 Worldwide Portable DVD Player Market Forecast
  • 8.9 Worldwide DVD Recorder Market Forecast
  • 8.10 U.S. Digital and Analog Camcorder Market Forecast
  • 8.11 Worldwide Digital Camcorder Market Forecast
  • 8.12 U.S. Digital Camera Market Forecast
  • 8.13 Worldwide Digital Camera Market Forecast
  • 8.14 U.S. Direct Broadcast Satellite Market Forecast
  • 8.15 U.S. Blank Video Tape Market Forecast
  • 8.16 U.S. CD Player Market Forecast
  • 8.17 U.S. Portable CD Player Market Forecast
  • 8.18 U.S. Stereo System Market Forecast
  • 8.19 U.S. MP3 Market Forecast
  • 8.20 U.S. Digital Audio Market Forecast
  • 8.21 Worldwide Digital Audio Market Forecast
  • 8.22 U.S. Blank Audio Tape Market Forecast
  • 8.23 U.S. Personal Computer Market Forecast
  • 8.24 U.S. Consumer Desktop Computer Market Forecast
  • 8.25 Worldwide Personal Computer Market Forecast
  • 8.26 Worldwide Desktop Computer Market by Country
  • 8.27 Worldwide Portable Computer Market Forecast
  • 8.28 Worldwide PDA Market Forecast
  • 8.29 U.S. Corded Telephone Market Forecast
  • 8.30 U.S. Cordless Telephone Market Forecast
  • 8.31 Worldwide Mobile Handset Market Forecast
  • 8.32 Worldwide Mobile Handset Market Shares
  • 8.33 Worldwide Cellular Subscribers
  • 8.34 Asias Mobile Internet Revenue Forecast -- 2010
  • 8.35 Asias Mobile Internet Data Forecast
  • 8.36 Asias Internet Penetration
  • 8.37 Asias Local Access Indicators
  • 8.38 Asias Broadband Trends
  • 8.39 Broadband Penetration In Asia Per Population
  • 8.40 U.S. Telephone Answering Device Market Forecast
  • 8.41 Worldwide Video Game Console Market Forecast

LIST OF FIGURES

  • 8.1 Worldwide LCD TV Market Forecast
  • 8.2 Worldwide PDP TV Market Forecast
  • 8.3 Worldwide FPD Projection TV Market Forecast
  • 8.4 LCD and FPD TV Price Forecast
  • 8.5 U.S. DVD Player Market Forecast
  • 8.6 Worldwide Mobile Phones With Cameras Market Forecast
  • 8.7 Worldwide PC Market Shares
  • 8.8 Asian PC Market Forecast
  • 8.9 Worldwide Disk Drive Market Forecast
  • 8.10 Global Cellular Subscribers By Region
  • 8.11 Worldwide Mobile Handset Market Forecast
  • 8.12 Deregulation Of Asias Telecommunication Industry
  • 8.13 Worldwide Handset Penetration Forecast
  • 8.14 Asias Cellular Handset Market Forecast
  • 8.15 Asias Cellular Technology Shares
  • 8.16 Japans Mobile Internet Usage
  • 8.17 Koreas Mobile Internet Usage
  • 8.18 Asias Broadband Penetration
  • 8.19 Worldwide Biometrics Market Forecast
  • 8.20 Worldwide Monochrome Printer Market Forecast
  • 8.21 HDD Forecast For Consumer Sectors
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