CES 2011: What's Hot
The pre-CES opening State of the Industry address, brought to you by Shawn DuBravac, CFA, chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, and Ben Arnold, senior research analyst, promised attendees four major trends at this year's show. Show-goers are likely to find products and applications related to the great demand for portable devices, with the proliferation of tablets and e-readers; device connectivity and interconnectivity; sensor domination; and the rise of apps.
Conspicuously absent from these major discussions was 3D. DuBravac noted that although numbers have not been finalized, 2010 figures project $1 million+ in 3D sales and 2011 sales are projected for just under $2 million.
DuBravac revealed that the average home now owns 24 technology products. The great demand for portable and "pocketable" devices has fueled the increased production of devices in the five to 15-inch screen size, a range that previously was left void.