3 bln consumer electronics units to ship in 2010

Strong CE sales are expected to continue for several years, with total shipments increasing from 2.1 bln units in 2006 to 3 bln units in 2010, In-Stat says. Europe, Asia/Pacific and Rest of World regions will lead in annual growth rates through 2010. The portable digital audio player will show significant worldwide growth of 41.8% annually, with the growth spread throughout all regions.