Standalone media adapters to grow by 76% a year in 2004-2009

In-Stat sees worldwide standalone media adapter shipments growing by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 76% from 2004 through 2009. The iPod has been a significant factor in the emergence of the market for media adapters, with Apple at the forefront. In order to drive the market for Media Center Extenders, Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE) PC’s need to become more available worldwide. The number of PC manufacturers offering MCE PCs is increasing rapidly. Developing consumer awareness will be an evolutionary process with vendors expecting increased interest by the broader consumer market to develop over the next couple of years.