Cable & Telecom

HD/PVR set tops drive global growth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Sustained North American demand for high-end digital cable set top boxes that include PVRs and/or high definition capability, coupled with modestly increasing demand in Asia, is fueling the market growth for digital set top boxes, according to research firm In-Stat. “Demand for all types of digital cable set top boxes, especially in North America and China, is going to remain quite strong in 2006 and 2007,” says Mike Paxton, In-Stat analyst. “This bodes well for cable set top box manufacturers.” According to the report: * Digital cable set top box worldwide unit shipments reached 12.2 million in...