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Developments in Transparent Electronics (TechVision)

  • ID: 3952267
  • Report
  • September 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 94 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Advanced Materials and Display Technologies Drive Growth Opportunities


  • AU Optronics Corp.
  • Corning Incorporated
  • LG Display Co. Ltd.
  • OLEDWorks
  • Oxford Photovoltaics
  • Planar Systems
  • MORE

Transparent electronics is actively being pursued as a key technology as it has the ability to revolutionize various converging technologies. Developments in transparent electronics are largely dependent on prime enabling technologies such as the manufacturing process, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) display technology, and material sciences. The application of transparent electronics has influenced major markets and has harnessed the interest of various funding agencies.

The transparent electronics industry is increasingly gaining attention from the government agencies in the form of both legislative and financial support. The trend among the players is to develop a structured supply chain and focus on developing products pertaining to niche markets. With major economies witnessing slow growth, the APAC has emerged as a major region witnessing high level of research and development activities in the transparent electronics industry.

This technology and innovation report highlights the key areas that accelerate the developments in transparent electronics in various application areas. This report offers a consolidated view of major strategic trends of key participants in application areas such as transparent display, transparent lighting, transparent solar cells, and transparent electrochromic glass.

In addition, this report identifies the innovations in materials research driving advancements in transparent electronics. Emerging innovation trends in transparent electronics are captured including factors influencing adoption. The report also provides information on technology roadmap and future growth opportunities.

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  • AU Optronics Corp.
  • Corning Incorporated
  • LG Display Co. Ltd.
  • OLEDWorks
  • Oxford Photovoltaics
  • Planar Systems
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Key Findings - Significance, R&D Focus Areas, and Applications
1.5 Key Findings - Global Challenges and Scenario, Industry Initiatives

2. Transparent Electronics Technology and Market Landscape
2.1 Transparent Electronics Significantly Enables Advancements in Various Technologies and Opportunities in Businesses
2.2 The Road So Far
2.3 Advancements in Material Sciences, Process Technology, TFT, and Display Technologies Enable Transparent Electronics
2.4 Impact on Mega Trends
2.5 Increased Funding Opportunities and Penetration of Touch Devices Are Top Drivers for Technology Development
2.6 High Initial Cost and Technological Limitations Are Prime Restraints for Technology Development

3. Development Landscape and Innovation Areas
3.1 Market- and Application- Driven Innovations Are the Key Development Areas
3.2 A Strategic Overview of Materials and the Fabrication Process as Market-driven Innovations
3.3 A Strategic Overview of Transparent Display, Lighting, Smart Windows, and Solar Cells as Application-driven Innovations

4. Assessment of Materials Used in Transparent Electronics
4.1 Snapshot of Materials Used in Transparent Electronics
4.2 APAC and North America Expected to Gain Technological Dominance in the Transparent Materials Market
4.3 Structuring the Supply Chain and Research Focus on Carbon Nanotubes and Silver Nanowires Are Popular Funding Choices
4.4.1 Key Innovation Profile - Cambrios Technologies Corporation
4.4.2 Key Innovation Profile - Corning Incorporated
4.4.3 Key Participant Profiles in Transparent Materials
4.5 Applications of Innovations in Transparent Electronic Materials, Including Consumer Electronics, Smart Wearables, and Lighting
4.6 Strategic Perspectives

5. Assessment of Transparent Display Innovation Landscape
5.1 Snapshot of Transparent Display
5.2 Increasing Innovations in the OLED-based Display Technology in the United States and the Republic of Korea
5.3 Major Areas Receiving Funding Are Technology Development, Automobile Applications, and Supply Chain Enhancement
5.4.1 Key Innovation Profile - LG Display Co. Ltd.
5.4.2 Key Innovation Profile - Planar Systems
5.4.3 Key Innovation Profile - AU Optronics Corp.
5.5 Major Industry Participants
5.6 Major Application Areas of Transparent Display - Gaming, Wearables, Mobile Displays, and Automobiles
5.7 Strategic Perspectives

6. Transparent Lighting Innovation Landscape
6.1 Snapshot of Transparent OLED Lighting
6.2 China and the Republic of Korea Are with a Strong Technological Leadership in Transparent OLED Lighting
6.3 Commercialization Activities of Transparent OLED-based Lighting Receives Funding
6.4.1 Key Innovation Profile - OLEDWorks
6.4.2 Key Innovation Profile - Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
6.5 Major Industry Participants
6.6 Architectural Lighting, Automobile Lighting, and General Lighting Are Key Application Areas in Transparent Lighting
6.7 Strategic Perspectives

7. Smart Windows Innovation Landscape
7.1 Snapshot of Transparent Electronics
7.2 Electrochromic Glass Innovations Trending towards Becoming Intelligent
7.3 Efficient Energy Sources Actively Funded by Government Agencies
7.4.1 Key Innovation Profile - SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
7.4.2 Key Innovation Profile - View Inc.
7.5 Major Industry Participants
7.6 Buildings, Automobiles, and Aircraft Are Key Application Areas of Smart Windows
7.7 Strategic Perspectives

8. Transparent Solar Panels/Cells Innovation Landscape
8.1 Technology Snapshot
8.2 Prime Patent Holders Are Clustered in European Union, APAC, And North America
8.3 Academic Research-based Spinoffs Being Increasingly Pursued by Funding Agencies
8.4.1 Key Innovation Profile - Ubiquitous Energy
8.4.2 Key Innovation Profile - SolarWindow Technologies Inc.
8.4.3 Key Innovation Profile - Oxford Photovoltaics
8.5 Ability to Transform Any Transparent Surface to an Energy-generating Surface Drives the Application Landscape
8.6 Strategic Perspectives

9. Emerging Application Segments
9.1 Tiny and Transparent Sensors Are an Emerging Innovation Area
9.2 Patent Insights and Strategic Perspective
9.3 Transparent Batteries: Latest Innovations in Transparent Electronics

10. Technology Roadmap and Growth Opportunities
10.1 Technology Roadmap
10.2 Growth Opportunities
10.3 Key Questions for Strategic Planning

11. Key Patents
11.1 Transparent Electronics
11.2 Transparent Display
11.3 Transparent Lighting & Smart Windows
11.4 Transparent Materials & Manufacturing Process

12. Key Industry Contacts

13. The Publisher's Story
13.1 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career
13.2 Global Perspective
13.3 Industry Convergence
13.4 360º Research Perspective
13.5 Implementation Excellence
13.6 Our Blue Ocean Strategy
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  • Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
  • AU Optronics Corp.
  • Cambrios Technologies Corporation
  • Corning Incorporated
  • LG Display Co. Ltd.
  • OLEDWorks
  • Oxford Photovoltaics
  • Planar Systems
  • SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
  • SolarWindow Technologies Inc.
  • Ubiquitous Energy
  • View Inc.
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