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Global Markets, Technologies and Applications for Flexible Displays

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BCC Research

Published Date : Aug 2017

Category :

Diseases & Conditions

No. of Pages : 165 Pages

The global market for flexible displays reached $1.7 billion in 2016. The market should reach $3.1 billion in 2017 and $12.6 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.4% from 2017 to 2022.
The flexible OLED display technology market reached $965 million in 2016. The market should reach $2.1 billion in 2017 and $8.8 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 33.7% from 2017 to 2022.
The electrophoretic display (EPD) technology market reached $527 million in 2016. The market should reach $739 million in 2017 and $2.5 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 27.9% from 2017 to 2022.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction .. 1
Study Goals and Objectives .. 1
Reasons for Doing This Study .. 2
Scope of Report .. 2
Information Sources .. 3
Methodology .. 3
Geographic Breakdown .. 3
Analyst's Credentials .. 8
Related BCC Research Reports .. 8
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights .. 10
Chapter 3: Overview of Flexible Displays .. 14
Definition .. 14
Introduction to Display Components .. 14
Present-day Display Technologies .. 15
CRT .. 15
LCD .. 15
LED .. 16
Plasma .. 16
Implications of Flexibility .. 16
Flexible Back-end Materials: The Thin-Film Transistor Story .. 17
Flexible Batteries .. 18
Flexible Encapsulation .. 19
Flexibility in Substrates .. 19
Dynamic Interferometry .. 20
AMAX Evaporation Printing .. 21
Roll-to-Roll Processing .. 21
Front-end Emission (Display) Technologies .. 21
Global Market Overview for Shipments .. 21
Organic Light Emitting Diode .. 22
Introduction .. 22
How It Works .. 23
Suitability for Flexible Displays .. 23
Major OLED Commercialization Announcements .. 23
Electrophoretic Displays .. 24
Introduction .. 24
How it Works .. 24
Suitability for Flexible Displays .. 25
Electrowetting, ChLCD and OLCD .. 26
Electrowetting Displays .. 26
ChLCD from Kent Displays Inc. .. 28
Flexible Organic LCD from FlexEnable .. 28
Printing and Lithography Technologies .. 28
Global Market Overview .. 28
Shadow Mask/Vapor Deposition and Other Low-Resolution Technologies .. 30
Inkjet Printing .. 31
Imprint Lithography.. 32
Photolithography .. 32
Substrate Fabrication Methodologies .. 32
Global Market Overview .. 33
Conventional Fabrication .. 34
Roll-to-Roll and Others .. 34
Breakdown by Region .. 35
Breakdown by Applications .. 37
Challenges in Flexible Display Synthesis and Industry Solutions .. 40
Flexible and Temperature Resistant Substrate .. 40
Low Yields .. 40
4D Technology PolarCam Micropolarizer for R2R Substrates .. 40
4D Technology FlexCam Optical Surface Profiler Micropolarizer for R2R Substrates .. 40
NovaCentrix PulseForge: Addressing the Curing Dilemma .. 41
Chapter 4: Global Market for Flexible Displays in Key Applications .. 43
E-Book Readers and Tablets .. 43
Breakdown by Display Technologies .. 43
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technologies .. 45
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodologies .. 47
Breakdown by Region .. 48
Notebooks and Personal Computers .. 50
Breakdown by Display Technologies .. 50
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 51
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 53
Breakdown by Region .. 55
Mobile Phones and Smartphones .. 56
Breakdown by Display Technology .. 56
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 58
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 60
Breakdown by Region .. 62
Gaming Devices and Media Players .. 63
Breakdown by Display Technology .. 64
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 65
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 67
Breakdown by Region .. 69
Automotive and Navigation .. 70
Breakdown by Display Technologies .. 70
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 72
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 74
Breakdown by Region .. 76
Smart Cards and Other Cards .. 77
Breakdown by Display Technology .. 78
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 79
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 81
Breakdown by Region .. 83
Signage and Billboards .. 84
Breakdown by Display Technologies .. 85
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 86
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 88
Breakdown by Region .. 90
Retail and Logistics .. 91
Breakdown by Display Technology .. 92
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technologies .. 93
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 95
Breakdown by Regions .. 97
Wearables and Defense .. 98
Breakdown by Display Technology .. 99
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology .. 100
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology .. 102
Breakdown by Region .. 104
Chapter 5: Patent Analysis .. 107
Trends by Functional Categories .. 107
Trends by Year .. 116
Trends by Country .. 117
Trends by Assignee .. 118
Chapter 6: Analysis of Market Opportunities .. 129
Challenges and Display Technologies .. 129
Stakeholder Approach to Problem Solving .. 129
End-Application Dynamics and Market Opportunity .. 131
E-Book Readers and Tablets .. 131
Notebooks and PCs .. 131
Mobile Phones and Smartphones .. 131
Gaming Devices and Media Players .. 132
Automotive and Navigation .. 132
Smart Cards and Other Cards .. 132
Signage and Billboards .. 133
Retail and Logistics .. 133
Wearables and Defense .. 133
Chapter 7: Company Profiles .. 135
Longevity Dilemma .. 135
Delaying Factors .. 135
Hope Ahead .. 136
Stakeholder Categories .. 136
Display Makers .. 137
OEMs .. 137
Back-end Flexibility Specialists .. 137
Front-End Emission Specialists .. 138
Flexible Battery Developers .. 138
Research Institutions .. 138
Substrate and Encapsulation Specialists .. 138
Glass Manufacturers .. 139
Equipment and Process Experts .. 139
Company Profiles .. 139
About BCC Research .. 179
About BCC Research .. 180
BCC Membership .. 180
BCC Custom Research .. 180

List of Table

List of Tables
Summary Table Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 10
Table 1 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Display Technology, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 22
Table 2 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022
($ Millions) .. 29
Table 3 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022
(Millions of Units) .. 30
Table 4 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022
($ Millions) .. 33
Table 5 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022
(Millions of Units) .. 34
Table 6 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 36
Table 7 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 36
Table 8 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 37
Table 9 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 38
Table 10 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 44
Table 11 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 44
Table 12 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 45
Table 13 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 46
Table 14 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 47
Table 15 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 48
Table 16 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 49
Table 17 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 49
Table 18 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 50
Table 19 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 51
Table 20 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 52
Table 21 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 Millions of Units) .. 53
Table 22 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 54
Table 23 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 Millions of Units) .. 54
Table 24 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 55
Table 25 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Geographical
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 56
Table 26 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 57
Table 27 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 58
Table 28 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 59
Table 29 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 60
Table 30 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 61
Table 31 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units).. 61
Table 32 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 62
Table 33 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 63
Table 34 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 64
Table 35 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 65
Table 36 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 66
Table 37 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 67
Table 38 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 68
Table 39 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 68
Table 40 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 69
Table 41 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 70
Table 42 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 71
Table 43 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 72
Table 44 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 73
Table 45 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 74
Table 46 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 75
Table 47 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 75
Table 48 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 76
Table 49 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 77
Table 50 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 78
Table 51 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 79
Table 52 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 80
Table 53 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 81
Table 54 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 82
Table 55 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 82
Table 56 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 83
Table 57 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 84
Table 58 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 85
Table 59 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 86
Table 60 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 87
Table 61 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 88
Table 62 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 89
Table 63 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 89
Table 64 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 90
Table 65 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 91
Table 66 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ... 92
Table 67 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 93
Table 68 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 94
Table 69 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 95
Table 70 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 96
Table 71 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 96
Table 72 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 97
Table 73 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 98
Table 74 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 99
Table 75 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 100
Table 76 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 101
Table 77 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 102
Table 78 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 103
Table 79 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 103
Table 80 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 104
Table 81 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units) .. 105
Table 82 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Patent Category, 1976April 2017.. 115
Table 83 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Grant Year, 1976April 2017 .. 116
Table 84 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Grant Year, 1976April 2017 .. 117
Table 85 Assignees for U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, 1976April 2017 .. 118
Table 86 Assignees of Four or More U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, 1976April 2017 .. 121

List of Chart

List of Figures
Summary Figure Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, 20162022 ($ Millions) ................. 11

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