DisplaySearch has revised its forecast for desktop monitors through 2015 in the company’s latest Quarterly Desktop Monitor Shipment and Forecast Report. The in-depth analysis of longer term trends indicates that the desktop monitor market is poised for growth throughout the forecast period.
With complete forecasting (by quarter) available through 2015, the report indicates that the of the three major desktop display technologies LCD monitors will dominate. CRT monitor shipments, still available as an entry-level display technology in emerging markets, will continue to shrink throughout the forecast period. The all-in-one LCD PC category is forecast to rise slightly. Of the three major trends driving desktop monitor growth, organic growth in emerging markets—such as China, Latin America, and Asia Pacific—is the most noteworthy. Green IT initiatives and transitions in monitor sizes and resolutions are also important.
The company notes that the importance of the desktop monitor market in the LCD value chain cannot be understated. “The causal relationship between the LCD flat-panel desktop monitor market and other applications that use large-area displays like notebook PCs and TVs may not be immediately apparent,” says Chris Connery, vice president of PC and Large-Format Commercial Displays for DisplaySearch, “But all are indeed interrelated.”