Taipei, Friday, December 15, 2017 07:08 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
19°C
Digitimes Insight: 2011 global e-book reader shipments to reach 27 million units
James Wang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 28 April 2011]

Demand for e-book readers remained strong in first-quarter 2011, with global shipments soaring 236% on year to 4.8 million units. Digitimes Research believes global e-book reader shipments will reach 27 million units in 2011.

Among the brand-name vendors, Amazon will continue to be the market leader with an 60% share of global shipments in 2011. Barnes & Noble may hold on to second place, but its gap with third-place Sony will narrow.

North America will remain the biggest market for e-book readers, accounting for 72% of global shipments, but growth in the area is slowing down. E-book reader vendors are now aggresively expanding their presence in the Europe market, which is registering higher-than-average growths.

Monotone e-book readers will remain the mainstream in the next three years, during which no breakthrough in developing color devices can be expected. Global e-book reader shipments will reach 63 million units by2014.

Source: Digitimes Research, April 2011

Realtime news
  • China tech giants forming alliances to tap immense AIoT opportunities

    IT + CE | Dec 14, 16:56

  • EZconn optimistic about light communication demand in 2018

    Before Going to Press | 8h 27min ago

  • Merck to work with GemTech for smart windows

    Before Going to Press | 8h 34min ago

  • Niching expects strong 2018

    Before Going to Press | 9h ago

  • ASE, SPIL push back stock exchange process until October 31, 2018

    Before Going to Press | 9h 6min ago

  • Huawei, Oppo, Vivo cut smartphone orders by over 10%, say sources

    Before Going to Press | 9h 16min ago

  • China market: HTC enjoys strong Vive Focus pre-order

    Before Going to Press | 9h 17min ago

  • FET demonstrates new 5G base station with Ericsson

    Before Going to Press | 9h 28min ago

  • MediaTek health management chip to be used in smartphones and wearables in 2018

    Before Going to Press | 9h 28min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
UMC
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.