Electronic/Electrical Computer Accessories to Reach $3,652.2 Million in 2006

8/8/2002 - A new study by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) entitled The U.S. Aftermarket for Computer Accessories, Fourth Edition, concludes that the U.S. aftermarket shipments of 10 selected electronic/electrical computer accessories reached $1,936.3 million in 2001, and is forecast to reach $3,652.2 million in 2006, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5%.

WLANs are the Fastest Growing Product Category
The fastest growing electronic/electrical computer accessories are wireless LANs (WLANs), forecast to grow, on a dollar volume basis, at a CAGR of 33.2% through 2006. VDC has identified the key factors driving demand for WLANs, including:

USB Hubs Will Also Exhibit Strong Growth
VDC expects USB hubs, which are devices used in conjunction with USB peripherals to allow more devices to be attached to a PC and to each other, and to provide moderate signal boosting to increase the maximum allowable distance between a PC and a USB device, to grow at a CAGR of 26.6% through 2006. The key drivers of this growth include:

While WLANs and USB connectivity are in some ways directly in competition with each other, as WLANs preclude the need for wired connectivity, VDC believes that both wireless networks and the USB standard will experience a tremendous increase in popularity through 2006.

About the Report
This report, The U.S. Aftermarket For Computer Accessories, Fourth Edition, is a multiclient study designed to provide subscribers with market intelligence to support strategic marketing and product planning decisions. The report analyzes, sizes and segments the market among 27 non-electronic and electronic/electrical categories.

In addition, VDC has included extensive channel research and an end-user mail survey, as well as vendor profiles of the leading computer accessories suppliers.

Venture Development Corporation, a technology market research and strategy firm, was founded in 1971 by graduates of Harvard Business School and MIT. Over the years, VDC has developed and fine-tuned a unique and highly successful methodology for forecasting and analyzing dynamic technology markets. VDC has extensive experience in providing analysis of consumer electronics and electronic component markets. This includes multiclient and custom consulting engagements in a broad spectrum of related topics, including 12 volt electronics (including in-car computing), surge suppressors, uninterruptible power supplies, keypads and keyboards, keyboard alternative input devices, and a variety of electronic components.

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