Apple pioneered the touchscreen computer interface with its iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad, but now independent software vendors (ISVs) are driving adoption by other computer makers according to iSuppli, prompting them to add the OS building blocks to enable touch applications on their platforms too. Look for touchscreens sales to rise from 15 million in 2010 to over 115 million in 2014, in order to take advantage of ISVs who will unleash a torrent of must-have "killer" touchscreen apps. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog
Here is what iSuppli says about its own report: Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are set to play a central role in the booming market for touch screens in mobile and desktop PCs, providing the differentiating features that will allow the interface technology to expand its appeal to new users and segments, according to iSuppli Corp.
Global production of touch screen modules for use in computers will soar to 117.9 million units in 2014, up from 15.8 million in 2010, iSuppli predicts. The attached figure presents iSuppli’s global production forecast of touch modules for use in computers, including desktops, mobile PCs, and slate and tablet devices.
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