The second half of the year will exhibit a risen propensity for special screens
Over the past month, more than one analyst firm stated their opinions about the notebook market and how much of it would be made up of touch-enabled models.Forecasts have varied, but the overall impression is the same: touch-based notebooks will grow in sales.
Even as tablets got close to overtaking the laptop industry as a whole, notebooks will steadily stop selling with normal displays.
Now, WitsView believes that the second half of the year (2013) will end with touchscreen laptops accounting for 15% of all laptop sales.
Total shipments for 2013 will be of 175.4 million units (5% below those of 2012).
Since touch panels won't be rising despite higher demand (touch module capacity has grown, offsetting undersupply of one-glass-solution / OGS products), the figure may even be surpassed.