The global touch controller IC market size is poised to grow by USD 6.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 15% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.
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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Touch Controller IC Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
The consumer inclination toward new technologies and devices will be a significant factor in driving the growth of the touch controller IC market. The incorporation of features such as unlimited touch, single and multi-touch, automotive touch, flexibility, passive and active stylus, fast response, small footprint, and robust operation in touch devices have boosted the sales and use of various touch interface products. Consumers are increasingly adopting such products because of their ease of use and enhanced user experience. The touchscreen technology used in these products employs touch controller ICs. The application of touch controller ICs has also diversified from mobile devices to a wider variety of consumer electronics, including smartphones, wearable devices, e-readers, video games, automotive applications, digital cameras, and tablets. Hence, with increasing consumer inclination towards new technologies and devices, the demand for touch controller ICs will also grow.
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The major touch controller IC market growth came from the automotive segment. The increasing sales of premium and luxury vehicles integrated with technologically advanced solutions, such as navigation
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