Pacific Media Associates Reports 15 Percent Year/Year Worldwide Projector Growth -

Pacific Media Associates Reports 15 Percent Year/Year Worldwide Projector Growth

Publish date:

MENLO PARK, CA--Pacific Media Associates (PMA) reported that worldwide front projector sell-in shipments topped 1.6 million in the third calendar quarter of 2008. That represents 15.2 percent growth over the third quarter of 2007, and the second consecutive quarter with better-than 15 percent year/year growth.

In the mainstream projector market, the emerging economies led the way in the third quarter as government-funded education tenders continued to drive market volumes. The more developed economies, including North America, Western Europe, and Japan, saw a continued shift to widescreen (Wide XGA) in all ranges of the professional market and to 1080p in the home theater market. But the third quarter was also marked by a burst of activity within several hot segments of the market.

“The first shipments of pico projectors generated a lot of buzz in the third quarter,” said PMA Vice President Michael Abramson. Pico projectors are the tiny, sleek projectors designed to bring a large-screen viewing experience to mobile phones, portable media players, and other mobile gadgets. “We saw new small models pico and larger launched by 3M, Aiptek, Dell, Optoma, and Samsung during the quarter. And we expect shipments to rapidly ramp up this holiday season and into 2009,” added Abramson.

Another hot category in the market is short-throw technology, which enables front projection of an 80-inch image from as close as three inches away. To date, most of the demand for short-throw projectors has been for use with interactive whiteboards in the education market. “We saw tremendous third-quarter growth for short-throw products in the education market,” said Abramson. “But new entrants in the market, combined with rapidly declining prices, are opening up new settings such as small meeting rooms and new applications such as digital signage and public venue entertainment, where short-throw projection offers a compelling alternative to flat panel displays.”

Pacific Media


Pacific Media Associates 3D-Ready Projection Report

According to Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, the worldwide front projector market for 3D-enabled models will grow from about 1.0 million during 2010 to nearly 5.4 million in 2010. "PMA forecasts that the lion's share of annual shipments will be those model

PMA Reports Worldwide Projector Market Up in Q3

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has released its latest projector research. According to PMA, the worldwide projector market totaled 2.47 million units in calendar Q3, with growth improving versus the previous quarter in New Era (including pico projectors and personal projectors), Mainstream, and High-End industry segments.

PMA Reports 13% Projector Market Growth

According to a research report published by Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide front projector market grew by 13 percent in Q3 2011 compared to the same quarter last year. PMA divides the front projector industry into three brightness ranges, each associated with its own set of buyer types and applicatio

PMA Forecasts 31 Percent Growth Rate

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has released the results of their latest projector industry forecasts.   Although industry growth slowed in 2011, strong pockets of demand are expected to brighten the outlook for 2012. The projected 31 percent increase will bring worldwide projector shipments to 12.4 million units ne

PMA Forecasts Projector Market Growth

Menlo Park, CA-- Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has released their latest forecast of nearly 10.4 million unit shipments in 2011 for the worldwide projector market. Despite the worldwide economic volatility that led PMA to trim their outlook mildly for