Category Archives: Flexible touch screen

SID 2018: flexible display, quantum dots and smart windows are hot topics

May 24, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

I just returned from SID DisplayWeek 2018 in the beautiful Log Angeles, California. It was my honor to meet some of you in person.

When I asked the president of SID– Dr. Helge Seetzen at Tandemlaunch—on Tuesday, he indicated this year’s conference had broken the record with over 6400 people registered, and there may be more in the next couple of days.

According to the SID Seminar chair—Dr. Ray Ma at Nanosys–, the attendees of the Monday seminar is also a record high, with over 800 people registered for Monday seminars. Good job, applause to the SID DisplayWeek committees.

I was excited and honored to be invited and taught a seminar at SID DisplayWeek again. The 90-minutes seminar is about Display and Emerging Technologies Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper, touch screen, smart windows and voice recognition.

Figure. Dr. Colegrove teaches a Seminar at SID 2018

Photo credit: Dr. Bin Wang at Eastman.

Flexible display, quantum dots, smart windows, touch panels, micro LEDs are hot topics at SID 2018. Each of these fields has some as expected, and also has some surprises.

In the recently published “Flexible display and flexible touch 2018 report, 3rd edition,” Touch Display Research Inc., analyzed over 10 flexible display technologies in 13 application markets, with detail of substrate material type and form factor. More than 270 companies working on flexible display and flexible touch screens are profiled in the report.

What are the surprises of each hot topics? More analysis of SID 2018 can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Novares invested in FlexEnable and flexible display market

May 3, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research Inc.

Today, FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialization of plastic electronics for flexible displays and sensors, announced that Novares, a global plastic solutions provider serving the automotive industry, will invest 5 million euros into FlexEnable.

Novares is a France-based billion-dollar company suppling plastic parts to automotive industry. Mr. Pierre Boulet, CEO of Novares indicated they have created a Venture Capital Fund of 50 million euros to invest in the development of technological innovations over the next five years, with a first equity investment in FlexEnable.

Touch Display Research believes this is a good move. In the recently published “Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report”, 3rd Edition, Touch Display Research analyzed all the flexible display technologies in 14 application markets. Automotive is one of the promising market, the other 13 markets are: smart watch, wearable (other than smart watch), curved TV, curved monitor/AIO PC, NB/tablet PC, secondary or cover display, mobile phone main display, phablet and tablet, e-reader and e-note, public signage, gaming casino, other applications.

Figure. Flexible Display in 14 application markets

  Applications
1 SmartWatch
2 Wearable (other than smart watch)
3 Curved TV
4 Curved monitor/AIO PC
5 NB/tablet PC
6 Secondary or cover display
7 Mobile phone main display
8 Phablet tablet
9 Automotive
10 e-reader, e-note
11 Memory device
12 Public signage
13 Gaming casino
14 Other app

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report, 3rd Edition, March 2018

  • Flexible/curved display exhibitions in worldwide conferences in recent 4 years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) are covered in this report,
  • The 3rd edition Flexible Display &Flexible Touch report has many update over the 2nd edition (which was published in 2015) and over the first edition (which was published in 2013).
  • This report include a PowerPoint file (>600 pages) and an Excel database. Market data in the report includes 6 years history data (2012-2017) and 10 years forecast data (from 2018 to 2027).
  • This report profiles over 270 companies working on flexible display and flexible touch screens.
  • The market forecast includes Unit, ASP, Revenue, Area(square meter), with a detailed breakdown in eight display technology categories: Electrophoretic AM, Electrophoretic PM/segmented, AMOLED, PMOLED, AMLCD, PMLCD, Other tech AM, Other tech PM/segmented;
  • The market forecast includes a detailed breakdown in 14 application categories, and five size categories are included: <4.99”, 5-9.99”, 10-19.99”, 20-49.99”, >50”.
  • Flexible/curved display industry roadmap from 2008 to 2018 are analyzed and provided in this report,
  • Colegrove, author of this report, has conducted many first-hand interviews of display manufacturers, touch screen suppliers, material and component suppliers, and ODMs/OEMs in recent 12 years.
  • This report provides market analysis and forecast of flexible/curved display, with analysis of flexible touch screen, flexible lighting, and flexible batteries.
  • This report provides a Bill of Material (BOM) analysis of flexible displays vs. rigid glass displays,
  • Regional analysis is also provided in this report.

Report sample is available upon request. You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market research report page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Flexible Display in 14 Markets

May 2, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research Inc.

Three year ago, in the Flexible Display 2015 Report, Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecasted flexible display industry will take off in 2015 to 2018. That forecast became reality. We are witnessing flexible OLED display, flexible e-paper display, flexible LCD and other flexible technologies having a big leap right now.

In the recently published “Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report”, 3rd Edition, we analyzed all the flexible display technologies in 14 application markets (13 plus 1 other applications) — smart watch, wearable (other than smart watch), curved TV, curved monitor/AIO PC, NB/tablet PC, secondary or cover display, mobile phone main display, phablet and tablet, automotive, e-reader and e-note, public signage, gaming casino, other applications.

Figure. Flexible Display in 14 application markets

Applications
1 SmartWatch
2 Wearable (other than smart watch)
3 Curved TV
4 Curved monitor/AIO PC
5 NB/tablet PC
6 Secondary or cover display
7 Mobile phone main display
8 Phablet tablet
9 Automotive
10 e-reader, e-note
11 Memory device
12 Public signage
13 Gaming casino
14 Other app

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report, 3rd Edition, March 2018

  • Flexible/curved display exhibitions in worldwide conferences in recent 4 years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) are covered in this report,
  • The 3rd edition Flexible Display &Flexible Touch report has many update over the 2nd edition (which was published in 2015) and over the first edition (which was published in 2013).
  • This report include a PowerPoint file (>600 pages) and an Excel database. Market data in the report includes 6 years history data (2012-2017) and 10 years forecast data (from 2018 to 2027).
  • This report profiles over 270 companies working on flexible display and flexible touch screens.
  • The market forecast includes Unit, ASP, Revenue, Area(square meter), with a detailed breakdown in eight display technology categories: Electrophoretic AM, Electrophoretic PM/segmented, AMOLED, PMOLED, AMLCD, PMLCD, Other tech AM, Other tech PM/segmented;
  • The market forecast includes a detailed breakdown in 14 application categories, and five size categories are included: <4.99”, 5-9.99”, 10-19.99”, 20-49.99”, >50”.
  • Flexible/curved display industry roadmap from 2008 to 2018 are analyzed and provided in this report,
  • Colegrove, author of this report, has conducted many first-hand interviews of display manufacturers, touch screen suppliers, material and component suppliers, and ODMs/OEMs in recent 12 years.
  • This report provides market analysis and forecast of flexible/curved display, with analysis of flexible touch screen, flexible lighting, and flexible batteries.
  • This report provides a Bill of Material (BOM) analysis of flexible displays vs. rigid glass displays,
  • Regional analysis is also provided in this report.

Reasons to purchase:

  • Find your potential clients or partners from the list of over 270 companies
  • Choose the right flexible display and flexible touch screen supplier for your applications
  • Know the flexible display challenges, market status, and future
  • Obtain market intelligence, find out the market trends and profit from it
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  • Invest in the right direction, avoid costly wrong investment
  • Empower your strategic planning, make fact based decisions
  • Touch Display Research experts have been writing display industry analysis reports for over ten years. You can access this expertise by purchasing and receiving the report today.

 

Report sample is available upon request. You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market research report page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Flexible display, flexible touch, quantum dot, and automotive touch displays

These emerging technology markets are heating up.

  Flexible displays will continue to have rapid growth in the next several years

Over 270 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 600 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 6 years history data (2012 to 2017), and 10 years forecasts (from 2018 to 2027).

Over 10 flexible display technologies in 13 applications are analyzed in the report. Read more

  Apple just entered quantum dot industry.

Over 110 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 500 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 5 years history data (2013 to 2017), and 11 years forecasts (from 2018 to 2028).

Quantum dot concentrate and pure quantum dot weight (kg) are calculated and forecasted

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  comprehensive analysis of touch screen technologies, display technologies, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant Systems), touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) technologies for automotive market

Over 500 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 380 page PowerPoint.

Read more…

Reasons to purchase:

  • We attend or speak at over ten industry conferences each year and interview hundreds of companies annually to provide the first-hand information and analysis in this report.
  • Colegrove, author of this report, performed first-hand surveys and interviews with hundreds of display manufacturers, touch panel suppliers, and OEM/ODMs in the last 12 years.
  • Obtain market intelligence
  • Know your competitors
  • Invest in the right direction, avoid wrong investment
  • Empower your business planning
  • The more advice you get, the more likely you are to win. –Proverb

Touch Display Research experts have been writing touch and display industry analysis reports for over twelve years. You can access this expertise by purchasing and receiving the report today.

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Over 10 Types of Flexible Display Technologies

March 27, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D., Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research Inc.

Three years ago, in the Flexible Display 2015 Report, Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecasted flexible display industry will take off in 2015 to 2018. That forecast became reality. We are witnessing flexible OLED display, flexible e-paper display, flexible LCD and other flexible technologies having a big leap right now.

In the recently published “Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report”, 3rd Edition, we analyzed over 10 flexible display technologies in 13 application markets, with detail of substrate material type and form factor. This report profiles over 270 companies working on flexible display and flexible touch screens.

Figure. Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report, 3rd Edition

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., March 2018

  • Flexible/curved display exhibitions in worldwide conferences in recent 4 years are covered in this report,
  • The 3rd edition Flexible Display &Flexible Touch report has many update over the 2nd edition (which was published in 2015) and over the first edition (which was published in 2013).
  • This report include a PowerPoint file (>600 pages) and an Excel database. Market data in the report includes 6 years history data (2012-2017) and 10 years forecast data (from 2018 to 2027).
  • The market forecast includes Unit, ASP, Revenue, Area(square meter), with a detailed breakdown in eight display technology categories: Electrophoretic AM, Electrophoretic PM/segmented, AMOLED, PMOLED, AMLCD, PMLCD, Other tech AM, Other tech PM/segmented;
  • The market forecast includes a detailed breakdown in 13 application categories: smart watch, wearable (other than smart watch), curved TV, curved monitor/AIO PC, NB/tablet PC, secondary or cover display, mobile phone main display, phablet and tablet, automotive, e-reader and e-note, public signage, gaming casino, other applications. Five size categories are included: <4.99”, 5-9.99”, 10-19.99”, 20-49.99”, >50”.
  • Flexible/curved display industry roadmap from 2008 to 2018 are analyzed and provided in this report,
  • Colegrove, author of this report, has conducted many first-hand interviews of display manufacturers, touch screen suppliers, material and component suppliers, and ODMs/OEMs in recent 12 years.
  • This report provides market analysis and forecast of flexible/curved display, with analysis of flexible touch screen, flexible lighting, and flexible batteries.
  • This report provides a Bill of Material (BOM) analysis of flexible displays vs. rigid glass displays,
  • Regional analysis is also provided in this report.

Report sample is available upon request. You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market research report page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

SEMI FLEX 2017 Conference is very successful

October 31, 2017

I just returned from the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2017 Conference, at the beautiful Singapore. It’s a very successful conference with presentations and exhibitions of flexible electronics. This is my second time to speak at this conference. It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Figure 1. SEMI FLEX 2017 conference

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

The president of SEMI Southeast Asia, Mr. NG Kai Fai gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.

Figure: SEMI Southeast Asia’s president, Mr. NG Kai Fai gave welcome speech

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on flexible display, flexible lighting and flexible touch: technologies and market forecast, and discussed the touch screen and display for Apple iPhone X.

More analysis and review of the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2017 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

SID Vehicle Display 2017 Conference had record high attendees

October 3, 2017.  By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

I just returned from the SID Vehicle Display and Interface 2017 conference in Detroit, Michigan. It was my honor to meet some of you in person.

This year’s conference had record high attendees—approximately 500 industry professionals. I recall when I spoke at this conference about 10 years ago regarding touch screen, there were approximately 100 attendees. This growth is another reflection of the automotive industry’s adoption of advanced technologies.

Dr. Thomas Seder, GM Technical Fellow & Chief Technologist-HMI at General Motors, gave a Keynote speech titled “Augmented Reality System Architecture, Supporting Technologies and HMI Requirements” on September 26th.

Figure: Dr. Thomas Seder gave speech

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on Automotive Market’s New Opportunities for Touch Screen, Touchless Control, Flexible Displays and Smart Windows.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove’s presentation

More analysis and review of SID Vehicle Display 2017 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Touch panels, flexible/curved/foldable display, smart windows, quantum dots are hot topics at SID 2017

May 27, 2017, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

I just returned from SID DisplayWeek 2017 in the beautiful Log Angeles, California. It was my honor to meet some of you in person.

Touch panels, flexible/curved/foldable display, smart windows, quantum dots are hot topics at SID 2017. Each of these fields has some as expected, and also has some surprises.

Figure: SID 2017 exhibition floor

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove at Touch Display Research

Mr. Bob Miller, Senior Business Manager at Merck/EMD show us its liquid crystal smart windows in large format, see picture here. This is NOT PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal), but only liquid crystal.

Figure: Merck/EMD Mr. Bob Miller demonstrate their smart windows

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove at Touch Display Research

How many smart windows technologies are there? What’s the Pros and Cons of each type? Which company is investing in which? In the recently published “Smart Windows Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2017 Report,” Touch Display Research Inc., analyzed 19 smart window technologies, which include 16 active smart window technologies and 3 passive smart window technologies. Some can be both active and passive. More than 130 companies working on smart window technologies are profiled in the report.

What are the surprises of each hot topic? More analysis of SID 2017 can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

SEMI FLEX Singapore 2016 Conference is very successful

October 11, 2016

I just returned from the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2016 Conference, at the beautiful Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It’s a very successful conference with all seats sold out several days before. This is my first time to visit Singapore. It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Figure 1. The Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular architecture that combines hotel, exhibition & conference center, shopping center and casino.

marina-bay-sands

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

The president of SEMI Southeast Asia, Mr. NG Kai Fai gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.

Figure: SEMI Southeast Asia’s Mr. NG Kai Fai gave welcome speech

semi-flex-kai-faisemi-flex-opening-people

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave an invited presentation on flexible display and flexible touch: technologies and market forecast.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove’s presenting slide

flexible-curved-slide

Source: Touch Display Research

This conference also have many exhibitors. More analysis and review of the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2016 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” October monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

Vehicle Display 2016 Conference is very successful

September 29, 2016

I just returned from the Vehicle Display 2016 Conference, at Livonia, Michigan. It’s a very successful conference with over 300 attendees. This is my 4th time to speak at this conference. It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Continental AG’s VP of Instrumentation and Driver HMI, Ms. Jennifer Wahnschaff, gave a keynote titled “The road ahead: What do future consumers want”.

Figure: Continental’s Ms. Jennifer Wahnschaff keynote at Vehicle Display 2016 conference

continental-jennifer

Photo by: Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on automotive displays, touch panel, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System) and touchless human-machine-interface.

This conference is well mixed of market analysis, and automotive engineers’ paper of how to improve sunlight readability, reduce glare, improve optical performance for automotive, and discussions of Head-up display (HUD) for automotive.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

jenny-2016-vehicle-use2

Photo credit: Mr. Jones at FlexEnable.

This year’s conference also have the record high number of exhibitors. More analysis and review of the Vehicle Display 2016 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” October monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team