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Unit Shipments of Personal Projectors Expected to Nearly Double by 2017 - Press Release


New Report by PMA Research and Insight Media Provides Forecasts for the Pico, Personal and Embedded Mobile Projector Markets


San Juan Capistrano, California – January 28, 2014.  PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, and Insight Media, a leader in display technology research, have jointly released a report called the 2014 Mobile Solid State Projector Report. The report includes forecasts for unit sales and revenue through 2017 and historical shipment data since 2009. This report also covers technical and marketing aspects of mobile solid state projectors, including pico projectors, personal (micro) projectors and mobile devices containing embedded pico projectors. The report provides forecasts from two of the most respected market research firms in the display industry. A top-down forecast developed by PMA Research which is based on manufacturer supplied shipment data, a monthly projector channel trend analysis, and PMA’s long history of forecasting for the projector market. The forecasts developed by Insight Media use a multi-variable penetration model to understand the factors that drive adoption and penetration into the market. “Mobile projectors with solid state light sources, especially LEDs, are becoming increasingly common as both consumer and professional products,” noted analyst Jack A. Segal with PMA Research.  “The market for these products is expected to continue to grow as more projector manufacturers move into this space, and as the product specs and features evolve,” says Segal. The Personal projector segment, which PMA defines as projectors under 1,000 lumens which utilize primarily SSI, weigh <1.75kg/<3.86 lb, and are powered by wall or laptop power supply brick, shows the biggest potential. When PMA began tracking the Pico and Personal projector market in 2009, annual shipments for the year were a little over 130,000 units shipped worldwide. By 2013 the personal projector segment had more than doubled to nearly 395,000 units shipped. By 2017, PMA expects that number to grow to more than 930,000 units shipped globally. The report covers all important factors in the buying decision for these mobile solid state projectors, including key human factors associated with pico and personal projectors.  The report also discusses the technical factors that allow these projectors to be manufactured and lists key manufacturers of the projectors, the projector modules and components used in the projectors. “The mobile solid state projector market is complex, which is why we offer analysis and forecasts for various sub-segments such as embedded picos, standalone picos and the higher performance personal or micro projectors,” offered Chris Chinnock, President of Insight Media.  “Both Insight Media and PMA Research created forecasts for these segments using different approaches to give more value to the analysis.  It is like getting two forecast reports for the price of one,” concluded Chinnock. For additional information, or to purchase the report, please contact PMA Research at The new 2014 Mobile Solid State Projector Report is available for purchase at a price of $3,500. About PMA Research PMA Research specializes in worldwide front projector market information, including Pico and Personal projectors, Mainstream projectors and High-End projectors. Their Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data and forecasts) on front projector markets, and biennial Web surveys of North American dealers and end users (including organizations and individual consumers). Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors.   PMA Research was formerly Pacific Media Associates, which was established by Dr. William Coggshall. Dr. Coggshall was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. PMA Research has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The company’s US headquarters is located at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601.   About Insight Media Insight Media is one of the leading sources of information on the electronic display industry. Geared toward educating and informing professionals in the display and consumer electronics industries, Insight Media retains a staff of world-class and internationally recognized display experts. From its beginnings in 1998 as a company focused on the projection industry, Insight Media has grown to cover all type of existing and emerging display technologies and many of the related products and markets where they are used. In addition to market forecast reports, the company offers technology/market consulting services, publishes display industry news at and produces events like Display Summit and the 4K Zone at NAB Show.  The company is headquartered at 3 Morgan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851, 203-831-8464,

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