EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – Shipments of monochrome
e-book displays this year have more than doubled
those of 2010, according to IHS.
The research firm anticipates total display shipments
to hit 27.1 million, up 108 percent from the 13 million
shipped last year.
This upward trend will remain strong, if at a somewhat
pace in the
IHS is forecasting
2014 when 42.6
are expected to
will start to fall
off, with 36.8
according to the report by HIS.
This massive increase takes place despite strong
tablet PC sales, including smaller, less-expensive
tablets, from e-reader kings Amazon and Barnes &
Eventually, IHS believes, the color tablets will displace
the e-reader stand-alone models, but there are
still growth opportunities in select vertical markets,
such as education.