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Global Markets, Technologies and Applications for Flexible Displays

  • ID: 4747551
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 145 Pages
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 4D Technology Corp.
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • Flexterra Inc.
  • LG And Lg Display
  • Novaled Ag
  • Solvay
  • MORE

Report Scope:

The report provides a snapshot of the market for flexible displays and the share of principal display technologies that constitute it. It also provides an overview of flexible display technologies, fabrication technologies and printing/lithography technologies as well as back-end design aspects. Key front-end display emission technologies are explained in context to their suitability for flexible displays. The report also includes a high-level breakdown of the global market for flexible displays.

The report also examines the global market for flexible displays in key applications, broken down by individual applications by display technologies and geographical regions in sales as well as unit shipments. Finally, the report presents vendor and stakeholder analysis with an overview of the major stakeholder classes engaged in flexible display commercialization. It also analyses the activities of key players in this domain. For this report, we consider curved displays also as flexible, as they constitute an important milestone in the departure from flat panel displays towards achieving full flexibility.

This report considers the following applications:

  • E-book readers and tablets.
  • Notebooks and PCs.
  • Mobile phones and smartphones.
  • Gaming devices and media players.
  • Automotive and navigation.
  • Smartcards and other cards.
  • Signage and billboards.
  • Retail and logistics.
  • Wearables and defense.

It should be noted that this report does not cover television displays. It also does not cover displays used in scientific applications and industrial instruments. The above list is not an exhaustive coverage of flexible displays and applications. It is widely expected that flexible displays will expand the horizons of present-day display applications and that display manufacturers will discover new surfaces, substrates and bases that can host display functions.

The Report Includes:

  • 83 data tables
  • An overview of the global markets for flexible displays and technologies
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017 to 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Snapshot of flexible display technologies, fabrication technologies and printing/lithography technologies
  • Insights of present-day display technologies
  • Understanding of concepts related to implications of flexibility, dynamic interferometry and front-end emission (display) technologies
  • Profiles of major companies of the industry including, AU Optronics, Sony Corp., L3 Technologies, Solvay and Fujifilm Dimatix
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 4D Technology Corp.
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • Flexterra Inc.
  • LG And Lg Display
  • Novaled Ag
  • Solvay
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Intended Audience
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Overview of Flexible Displays

  • Definition
  • Introduction to Display Components
  • Present-day Display Technologies
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
  • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
  • Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Plasma
  • Implications of Flexibility
  • Flexible Back-end Materials: The Thin-Film Transistor Story
  • Flexible Batteries
  • Flexible Encapsulation
  • Flexibility in Substrates
  • Dynamic Interferometry
  • AMAX Evaporation Printing
  • Roll-to-Roll Processing
  • Market Drivers
  • Emergence of Flexible Displays Driving the Global Consumer Electronics Market
  • Increasing Popularity of OLED Technologies
  • High Durability of Flexible Displays
  • Growing Adoption of Lithography Technology for Advanced Flexible Displays
  • Increasing Application of Flexible Displays in the Military Sector
  • Market Restraints
  • Low Yields of Flexible Displays
  • High Cost of Flexible Displays
  • Complex Manufacturing Process

Chapter 4 Global Market for Flexible Displays by Fabrication Technology

  • Fabrication Technologies
  • Global Market Overview
  • Conventional Fabrication
  • Roll-to-Roll and Others

Chapter 5 Global Market for Flexible Displays by Printing and Lithography Technology Type

  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Global Market Overview
  • Shadow Mask/Vapor Deposition and Other Low-Resolution Technologies
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Imprint Lithography
  • Photolithography

Chapter 6 Global Market for Flexible Displays by Display Type

  • Display Technology
  • Flexible OLED Displays
  • Electrophoretic Display (EPD)
  • Electrowetting, Cholesteric Liquid Crystal (ChLCD), OLCD and Others

Chapter 7 Global Market for Flexible Displays by End-Use Application

  • E-book Readers and Tablets
  • Display Technologies
  • Printing and Lithography Technologies
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodologies
  • Regional Markets
  • Notebooks and Personal Computers
  • Display Technologies
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Mobile Phones and Smartphones
  • Display Technology
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Gaming Devices and Media Players
  • Display Technology
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Automotive and Navigation
  • Display Technologies
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Smart Cards and Other Cards
  • Display Technology
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Signage and Billboards
  • Display Technologies
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Retail and Logistics
  • Display Technology
  • Printing and Lithography Technologies
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets
  • Wearables and Defense
  • Display Technology
  • Printing and Lithography Technology
  • Substrate Fabrication Methodology
  • Regional Markets

Chapter 8 Global Flexible Display Market by Region

  • Introduction
  • Americas
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Chapter 9 Competitive Landscape

  • Longevity Dilemma
  • Delaying Factors
  • Future Prospects
  • Stakeholder Categories
  • Display Makers
  • OEMs
  • Back-end Flexibility Specialists
  • Front-End Emission Specialists
  • Flexible Battery Developers
  • Research Institutions
  • Substrate and Encapsulation Specialists
  • Glass Manufacturers
  • Equipment and Process Experts

Chapter 10 Company Profiles

  • Display Manufacturers
  • Au Optronics
  • Boe Technology Group Co. Ltd.
  • Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.
  • Lg And Lg Display
  • Samsung Display
  • Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics
  • Visionox
  • Oems
  • Alphabet Inc. (Google Inc.)
  • Apple Inc.
  • Nanolumens
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Sony Corp.
  • Back-End Flexibility Specialists
  • Advantech U.S. Inc.
  • Flexenable
  • Flexterra Inc.
  • Microcontinuum Inc.
  • Plastic Logic Gmbh
  • Front-End Emission Specialists
  • Cambrios
  • E Ink Holdings Inc.
  • Kent Displays
  • L3 Technologies
  • Liquavista
  • Nippon Hoso Kyokai
  • Novaled Ag
  • Royole Corp.
  • Universal Display
  • Wistron
  • Flexible Battery Developers
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • Imprint Energy
  • Research Institutions
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • Palo Alto Research Center
  • Substrate And Encapsulation Specialists
  • Applied Materials
  • Dupont Teijin Films
  • Henkel Corp.
  • Kyodo Printing Co. Ltd.
  • Materion
  • SKC Inc.
  • Solvay
  • Vitriflex
  • Glass Manufacturers
  • Corning Inc.
  • Schott Ag
  • Equipment And Process Experts
  • 4D Technology Corp.
  • Aixtron
  • Carestream Tollcoating
  • Fujifilm Dimatix
  • Novacentrix
  • Toppan Group
  • Xenon Corp.

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, Through 2023
Table 1: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 2: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 3: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 4: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 5: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Display Technology, Through 2023
Table 6: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Display Technology, Through 2023
Table 7: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2023
Table 8: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2023
Table 9: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 10: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 11: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 12: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 13: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 14: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 15: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Region, Through 2023
Table 16: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in E-book Readers and Tablets, by Region, Through 2023
Table 17: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Notebooks and PCs, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 18: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Notebooks and PCs, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 19: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Notebooks and PCs, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 20: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Notebooks and PCs, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 21: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Notebooks and PCs, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 22: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Notebooks and PCs, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 23: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Notebooks and PCs, by Region, Through 2023
Table 24: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Notebooks and PCs, by Region, Through 2023
Table 25: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 26: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 27: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 28: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 29: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 30: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 31: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Region, Through 2023
Table 32: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Mobile Phones and Smartphones, by Region, Through 2023
Table 33: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 34: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 35: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 36: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 37: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 38: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 39: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Region, Through 2023
Table 40: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Gaming Devices and Media Players, by Region, Through 2023
Table 41: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 42: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 43: Global Market for Flexible Displays in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 44: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 45: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 46: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 47: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 48: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 49: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 50: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 51: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 52: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 53: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 54: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 55: Global Market for the Application of Flexible Displays in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Region, Through 2023
Table 56: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Smart Cards and Other Types of Cards, by Region, Through 2023
Table 57: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 58: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 59: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 60: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 61: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 62: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 63: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 64: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 65: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 66: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 67: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 68: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 69: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 70: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 71: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 72: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 73: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 74: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Display Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 75: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 76: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 77: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 78: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2023
Table 79: Global Market for Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 80: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays Used in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Region, Through 2023
Table 81: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2023
Table 82: Global Market Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2023

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, 2017-2023
Figure 1: Global Market for the Conventional Fabrication of Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 2: Global Market for Roll-to-Roll and Other Fabrication Technologies Used for Flexible Displays 2017-2023
Figure 3: Global Market for the Application of Shadow Mask/Vapor Deposition and Other Low-resolution Technologies in Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 4: Global Market for the Application of Inkjet Printing Technology in Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 5: Global Market for the Application of Inkjet Printing Technology in Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 6: Global Market for the Application of Photolithography in Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 7: Global Market for Flexible OLED Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 8: Global Market for Flexible Electrophoretic Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 9: Global Market for ChLCD, OLCD and Other Types of Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 10: Americas Market for Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 11: Europe, Middle East and Africa Market for Flexible Displays, 2017-2023
Figure 12: Asia-Pacific Market for Flexible Displays, 2017-2023

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 4D Technology Corp.
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • Flexterra Inc.
  • LG And Lg Display
  • Novaled Ag
  • Solvay
  • MORE

Over the last few years, there has been significant research investment in the development of flexible display technologies. To manufacture flexible displays, a flexible substrate needs to be used to replace conventional glass substrates. This material can either be plastic or thin glass. Flexible display technologies offer many potential advantages, such as very thin profiles, lightweight and robust display systems, and the ability to flex, curve, conform, roll and fold for extreme portability. Many of these advantages have been the principal driving force behind much of the effort and resources dedicated to the development of flexible display technology.

The base year used for this study is 2017 and the forecast period considered is 2018 to 2023. Currently, flexible displays are being used across a wide range of applications such as e-papers, smartphones, TVs, digital signage and smartwatches. The technology being used to develop a flexible display can be based on LCD, LED or OLED technologies. Flexible OLED currently dominates the market for the fabrication of flexible display panels.

For years, designers of flexible displays have been deliberating on the ideal entry-level readiness for their products. The reason for their dilemma is that in a flexible display-based product, flexibility is not restricted to displays. The entire back-end mechanism and other components of the device (e.g., power supplies, input/output modes) must be flexible as well. Current conventional displays service a wide range of devices. It will be nearly impossible for flexible displays to match that breadth soon. Slowly but surely, stakeholders driving flexible displays are realizing that their products’ abilities should be progressively enhanced.

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  • 4D Technology Corp.
  • Advantech U.S. Inc.
  • Aixtron
  • Alphabet Inc. (Google Inc.)
  • Apple Inc.
  • Applied Materials
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • AU Optronics
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd.
  • Cambrios
  • Carestream Tollcoating
  • Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Dupont Teijin Films
  • E Ink Holdings Inc.
  • Flexenable
  • Flexterra Inc.
  • Fujifilm Dimatix
  • Henkel Corp.
  • Imprint Energy
  • Kent Displays
  • Kyodo Printing Co. Ltd.
  • L3 Technologies
  • LG And Lg Display
  • Liquavista
  • Materion
  • Microcontinuum Inc.
  • Nanolumens
  • Nippon Hoso Kyokai
  • Novacentrix
  • Novaled Ag
  • Palo Alto Research Center
  • Plastic Logic Gmbh
  • Royole Corp.
  • Samsung Display
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Schott Ag
  • Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics
  • SKC Inc.
  • Solvay
  • Sony Corp.
  • Toppan Group
  • Universal Display
  • Visionox
  • Vitriflex
  • Wistron
  • Xenon Corp.
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