DisplaySearch is forecasting that the total touchscreen module market will grow to $9 billion by 2015, from $3.6 billion in 2008, with a CAGR of 14%.
The touchscreen industry is extremely diverse, with different companies pursuing several different technologies. There are over a dozen touch screen technologies. Resistive touchscreen is the leader in terms of unit shipments and over 60 companies are manufacturing it. However, both surface and projected capacitive technologies have attracted numerous suppliers, and many companies are also pursuing multi-touch capabilities.
Touchscreen penetration has been rapidly increasing in mobile phones, portable navigation devices, gaming and other applications. The penetration of touch screen in the CE (home) market could dictate consumer expectations of in-car navigation systems.