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Global multi-touch market to be worth $5.5 billion in 2016

After its inception in 1980, multi-touch technology came into light after Apple re-introduced the technology through its products to the world. And the global multi-touch market is expected to be worth US$5.5 billion in 2016, according to Research and Markets (

The technology is associated with capacitive touch screen displays rather than with more common resistive touch screen displays. Natural user interface is the common parlance used by designers and developers of computer interfaces to refer to a user interface that is effectively invisible, or becomes invisible with successive learned interactions to its users.

Multi-touch is an additional upcoming accessibility option combined with products. It can be seen as a replacement for the traditional keypad/keyboard and mouse. Multi-touch technology is in a great demand with multi-touch enabled products such as smartphones & tablets, and they have a big share in the market. Consumer electronic products are the ones that contribute maximum to the multi-touch screen market.

Different technologies are specifically used for different applications based on the features and performance of multi-touch technologies. The market is now on the rise due to increase in the use of multi-touch in smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, floors, and tables, says Research and Markets.

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