Electronics.ca Publications, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a report entitled "Paper-thin Displays: Technologies and Global Markets".
Having a thickness no greater than 1.5 mm, approximating a standard sheet of paper, paper-thin displays (PTDs) represent a new generation of ultra-thin displays. PTDs are seeing broader use in applications such as portable electronic devices, automotive displays, and retail and outdoor signage. The main goal of this report is to provide new insights into current PTD technology, outlining technological trends, and supplying a market analysis for these products.
Specifically, the major objectives of this study are to:
• Provide a detailed review of paper-thin displays, including a description of their types and fabrication technologies;
• Highlight new technological developments in PTD manufacturing, while outlining technical issues;
• Review current fields of application for paper-thin displays and investigate emerging applications;
• Estimate current global markets for PTDs by type, application, and region, with growth forecasts through 2015 for each market segment;
• Identify important technology and market trends within each market segment;
• Supply an updated review of current players in PTD technology;
• Provide a description of current worldwide research activities and evaluate their impact on industry growth;
• Determine trends in recently issued U.S. patents.
The market for PTDs is currently valued at approximately $1.4 billion worldwide and continues to grow at a healthy rate. The principal reason for doing this study is to present a current assessment of the PTD industry from both a technological and market point of view and to outline future trends and key developments. There is also a need to evaluate the current status and future trends of the PTD industry from a global standpoint. As use of this technology expands, information on regional production, sales, and type of suppliers becomes more valuable.
This study will be of primary interest to all companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute ultra-thin displays, supply raw materials for PTD production, manufacture process equipment utilized by PTD producers, fabricate devices that utilize PTDs (such as portable electronic devices, digital signage, electronic price tags and labels, and automotive displays), or who provide technical and/or marketing services in conjunction with the above-mentioned products. Overall, this study applies to industry sectors such as electronics, automotive, healthcare, and consumer.
This study provides an updated review of PTD technology, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology. Analysts determine the current market status of paper-thin displays, defines trends, and presents forecasts of growth over the next 5 years. Technological issues, including the latest process developments, are also discussed.
Researchers analyze the PTD industry on a worldwide basis from the standpoint of both manufacturing and consumption. In addition, the study examines commercial and public research activities in major regions of the world. Research objectives and areas of interest related to materials, production methods, and applications of paper-thin displays are also outlined.
More specifically, this market analysis is divided into five parts. In the first part, a historical review of paper-thin displays is provided, including an outline of recent events. The second part of the report entails a global market analysis of paper-thin displays. Projected revenues are reported, with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for the period 2010 through 2015. In the third part, covering global industry structure, the report provides a list of developers and suppliers of paper-thin displays and a description of their products. In the fourth part of this study, an analysis of industry competitiveness is performed. The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to PTD types, fabrication methods, and applications, issued during the period 2007 through 2010.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca/.