Global Markets, Technologies and Applications for Flexible Displays

Published - Sep 2013| Analyst - Kaustubha Parkhi| Code - SMC087A
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Report Highlights

The global market for flexible displays reached $39.1 million in 2012. This market is expected to reach $204.6 million in 2013 and nearly $2.6 billion in 2018 with CAGR of 66.2%.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the market for flexible displays, whose end-use applications can be utilized in such sectors as medicine, consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunications, industrial, scientific, defense, transportation, and retail and logistics
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018
  • Discussion of the technology involved, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), electrophoretic, and electrowetting
  • A breakdown of devices in the market, such as E-readers, notebooks, mobile phones, signage, tablets, and E-papers
  • A breakdown of the market by region, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

Report Scope

The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars for flexible displays in value and volume terms, from 2013 through 2018. The report forecasts the market size for:

  • Flexible display-based applications such as e-book readers and tablets; notebooks and PCs; mobile phones and smartphones; portable media players; automotive and navigation; smartcards and other cards; signage and billboards; retail and logistics; wearable and defense.
  • Forecasts are classified on the basis of display emission technologies, geographic region, and individual country markets.

The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of the market for flexible displays and the share of principal display technologies that constitute it.

The chapter on the overview of flexible displays provides a theoretical base for discussing the flexible display market at length. It covers the front-end as well as back-end design aspects. Key front-end display emission technologies are explained in context to their suitability for flexible displays. The chapter also includes a high-level breakdown of the global market for flexible displays.

The chapter on the global market for flexible displays in key applications further breaks down individual applications by display technologies and geographical regions in sales as well as unit shipments.

The chapter on the Americas analyzes the market for flexible displays in the Americas region. It presents the overall market metrics and overview of the region followed by analyses of major countries in the region such as the U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.

The chapter on Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) analyzes the market for flexible displays in the EMEA region. It presents the overall market metrics and overview of the region followed by analyses of major countries in the region such as Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

The chapter on Asia-Pacific (APAC) analyzes the market for flexible displays in the APAC region. It presents the overall market metrics and overview of the region followed by analyses of major countries in the region such as China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Indonesia.

The chapter on vendor and stakeholder analysis provides an overview of the major stakeholder classes engaged in flexible display commercialization. It also analyzes the activities of key players in this domain.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter analyzes the U.S. patents granted in the relevant areas of flexible displays. The chapter classifies the patents awarded according to categories such as composition of substrate layers; deposition techniques and fabrication methodologies for substrates; device-specific display synthesis techniques; emission mechanisms; emission technology-determined screen addressing mechanisms; equipment used in display synthesis; integration techniques for emissive front end and substrate back end; interplay of emission behavior and tactile user input; layout of display within a given device; and mapping of active matrix on the substrate and thin film transistors (TFTs).

Analyst Credentials

Kaustubha Parkhi has worked in a wide range of functional roles with leading telecommunications operators and service providers such as Reliance Infocomm, Ramco Systems, and BPL Cellular. He has written on an array of telecommunications and electronics-related subjects based on his critical analysis of the underlying technology and its business impact. Kaustubha holds a Bachelor of Engineering (equivalent of Bachelor of Science) in Electronics and Telecommunications, as well as an MBA in Systems.

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