Increasingly, the most differentiating features of consumer electronics devices are the user interfaces. Emerging user interface technologies have the potential to significantly affect market share in smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions and a variety of other electronic devices. As a result, there has been significant user interface technology M&A activity, including acquisitions by many of the largest technology companies.
Given the growing importance of these technologies, this report details trends in interface technologies and M&A activity in the sector. Sectors covered include: gesture recognition; eye tracking; touch screens, haptics and display technologies; speech recognition; security biometrics, image and vision processing; health/wellness sensors; and virtual reality and augmented reality.