1.5 mln portable navigation units shipped in the US in Q4 2006

1.5 mln portable navigation devices (PNDs) shipped in the US in
the Q4 2006. Overall PND shipments for the year hit 2.9 mln units, up 269% on 2005. Garmin was market leader in 2006 with 50% share, ahead of Magellan and TomTom. The US represented 23% of the global market in the quarter, up from just 15% a year earlier.

Portable navigation market in 2006
  2006 2005 Growth
  Shipments Share Shipments Share YTY
Total 2,867,820 100.0% 777,280 100.0% 269.0%
Garmin 1,443,150 50.3% 389,910 50.2% 270.1%
Magellan 415,160 14.5% 181,460 23.3% 128.8%
TomTom 396,530 13.8% 100,590 12.9% 294.2%
Mio Technology 119,690 4.2% 610 0.1% 19521.3%
Lowrance 66,420 2.3% 32,720 4.2% 103.0%
Others 426,870 14.9% 71,990 9.3% 493.0%
Source: Canalys