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Innovative Applications of Touch Technologies
(Technical Insights) Nine Pronged Technology Assessment
Increasing Need in the Consumer Electronics Market
Propels Innovations and Adoption of Touch Technology
Year of Impact
IP Activity Assessment of Patents
Impact on Megatrend
Breadth of Industries
Potential Points of Convergence
Size of the Innovation Ecosystem
The Frost & Sullivan Story
. The consumer electronics market is a vital, initial area for touch technologies. Opportunities for touch technologies in this
and other sectors are driven by constant technology innovations to improve user experienceCompanies who want to stay
competitive in the consumer electronics market need to react to these changes and pursue innovations in order to
differentiate their products. Availability of new types of content and popularity of mobile applications has created a need for
advanced display technologies which combine high-performance capabilities with slick form factor and low energy use.
The inherent advantages of touch technologies make it a viable alternative to conventional methods of using buttons and
keys for range of consumer applications, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and television sets. By offering advantages
of efficiency, ease of use, higher human machine interaction and flexible form factor, touch technology open up new
opportunities for the consumer electronics sector. However to increase the wide-scale adoption, it requires producers to
solve certain challenges such as cost-effective manufacturing processes and effective integration into the existing products
in the markets.
The research service provides insights primarily on nine dimensions of touch technology listed below. It analyzes the major
focus areas of technology innovations and penetration prospects among different consumer electronics applications.
Year of impact
Breadth of Industries
Impact on Megatrend
Potential Points of Convergence
Size of Innovation Ecosystem
Nine Dimensional Analysis of Technology Assessment
This research service covers the key technology trends in the touch technology for consumer electronics
domain assessed based on nine different dimensions. The level of commercialization and adoption of touch
technology in applications such as smartphones, televisions and other consumer applications is analyzed.
Moreover, the research service takes under consideration the adoption rates across different regions and
geographies, aiming to analyze the global footprint and scope of developments across the globe.
Funding analysis reveals current research and development focus areas and challenges faced by the
industry. The analysis of the patent landscape depicts the evolution of the different aspects of touch
technology and the product development. Additionally, the market potential for touch technology in consumer
electronics culminates the report.
Year of Impact
Size of Innovation
Potential Points of
Global Technology Adoption Footprint
companies in the US play a
major part in innovations in
Intensity of Technology
The patent analysis section of
this report shows that the
highest number of patents
have been filed in the United
states. The adoption rate of
this technology is also high in
this region with a number of
key players and start up
companies in this region.
In Europe, touch screens are
largely used for consumer electronics
such as smart phones , tablets and
laptops. Europe is considered to have
higher adoption rate of this
technology after the USA.
Samsung. headquartered in
South Korea, is one of the key
market leaders in manufacturing
touch screen displays. Owing to the
growing demand and high adoption
rate of this technology in this region
there has been an increase in the
number of start up companies
manufacturing touch screen displays
and sensors. Many new companies
like Sollensys Corporation who
manufacture both touch ICs and
sensors are entering into this growth
The rapidly growing Asia
Pacific market is expected to adopt
this technology this on a larger
scale in the coming years. Currently
there are number of companies
based in Australia and New Zealand
which have started manufacturing
touch displays .
Patent Landscape: Year-wise Patent Distribution
The above exhibit shows the number of patents field for touch technology over the last six years. The patent publishing trend has shown
that the number of patents filed in touch technology has been increasing from 2007. This trend is primarily seen because of the introduction
of the iphone from Apple. The highest number patent filings was witnessed in 2012, and the trend is seen to grow with coming years. With
the demand for this technology increasing and research being carried out by the key players, start ups and also research institutes, the
number of patents filed is only going to increase. The patent publishing trends over the last six years shows an regular increase and
indicates a trend that is to follow.
Breadth of Applications
The chart shows the applications that are forecasted to employ the touch technology such as haptics, gesture and
optical imaging in the coming years.
Infotainment systems in Automotive's
Retail: Adoption of touch
based consumer electronics
such as tablets and touch
activities such as billing and
updating inventory. This has
helped decrease the errors
caused by the operators and
thereby reducing the
incurred to the management.
Automotive: Over the years, the need for touch
screens in automobiles has increased and it has
become more of a necessity than a luxury for the
users. Car makers are also looking to come up with
innovative touch screens to be integrated into their
cars in order to keep with the competition. Many car
makers have integrated an eight inch touch screen to
their cars thereby driving the home screen into
segments for phone, music and for navigation
Healthcare: Touch technology
plays an important role in the
Consumer electronics such as
Ipads are being used in this
sector to store the patient
records and in complex
surgeries touch screens have
been very helpful in giving
Education: The use and
increasing in the field of
education. Schools and
universities have been
using this technology to
provide state of the art
learning techniques for
students in classrooms.
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