CTA: smartphone ownership gains on TVs in the US

Smartphone ownership in the US could match that of TVs in the next five years, as these devices continue their “meteoric popularity” rise, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The CTA’s 20th ‘Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study’ found that smartphones are now owned in 87% of US homes, with the devices second […]

IHS: TV replacement cycle to help spur flat panel growth

A “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual […]

DTG: over 55s are buying most UHD TVs

People aged over 55 are buying more Ultra HD TVs than anyone else, but are least likely to view a film, programme or event in this format, according to the DTG. The UK non-profit centre for digital media technology found that 22% of UK consumers purchased a UHD-ready TV in the past three years. While […]

IHS: demand for TVs, monitors and tablets has ‘weakened significantly’

End-market demand for TVs, monitors, notebooks and tablets has “weakened significantly” this year, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the demand outlook has deteriorated due to a “variety of product and economic reasons” – especially the rise of the US dollar against most other global currencies, which has caused local prices for a […]