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Competitive Landscape: Touch Controllers Evolve Into a System Solution, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00239596

Analyst(s): Adib Carl Ghubril


The high-growth phase in the touch controller market is over. Product managers at semiconductor manufacturers, such as Synaptics and Atmel, now must hedge against commoditization by either incorporating complementary functions, such as stylus and sensor, or adopting a licensing model.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Too Many Vendors Are Chasing Too Few Design Opportunities
    • Vendors of LCD Controllers Have Entered the Market
    • The Performance of Touch Solutions Has Nearly Converged
    • Consumer Devices Process Many More Input Types
  • Market Dynamics
    • Onset of the Maturity Phase, Marked by a Growth Plateau, Is Set Between 2015 and 2016
    • The Market for Touchscreen Sizes of 7 Inches to 29 Inches Is the Most Lucrative
  • The Future of Competition
    • Adoption of the Licensing Model
    • Integration or Bundling of Complementary Functions
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Top 10 Vendors Lost Ground to Tier 2 Players
    • Key Take-Aways and Areas of Growth
  • Definitions

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