$1.2 bln of Web cams to be sold in 2005

The worldwide sales of PC cameras (also known as Webcams) have grown from 2.9 mln units in 1999 to 18 mln units in 2004, an average growth of 44% per year, according to IDC. IDC predicts there will be a $1.2 bln worldwide annual market for webcams in 2005. 124.3 mln homes worldwide had broadband Internet access at the end of 2004, up 47% from 2003.