Santa Clara, Calf. - DisplaySearch is predicting 122 million netbook/slate PC touchscreens will ship by 2016.
The research firm expects these touchscreen shipments to hit the 122 million mark in six years, up from the 19.5 million touchscreens expected to ship this year. These screens are 5 inches to 10.2 inches in diameter, with the most popular size being 9.7 inches.
However, going forward, DisplaySearch sees the 7-inch size as dominating as 7-inch screen-based products from ViewSonic and Samsung's Galaxy Tab gain in popularity.
Strong demand will also cause average selling prices to rise for the smaller 3- and 4.9-inch touchscreens used on mobile phones as these larger screen sizes become more readily available on these devices.