Category Archives: Flexible OLED

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

CNBC article: Apple and Samsung probably need each other — these curved screens show why

August 30, 2016

Here is a nice article written by Anita Balakrishnan from CNBC on August, 25th,  2016.

CNBC logo

Touch Display Research is quoted in the article regarding OLED displays, Apple and Samsung.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Flexible, curved, bendable displays at turning point for fast growth

June 9, 2016

Flexible display is at the turning point for fast growth. We can see this trend at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) showcased several curved AMOLED displays. Two of the curved AMOLED were in a glass box. Another curved AMOLED demo is integrated with a curved touch screen on it.

E Ink showed large size flexible active matrix electrophoretic display.

FlexEnable showcased flexible LCD for wrist wearable devices.

In the “Flexible, Curved, and Bendable Display Technologies and Market Forecast Report.” (Second Edition), Touch Display Research analyzed over 10 display technologies, over 14 applications of flexible displays, and shows how the flexible display market is accelerating. This report profiles over 270 companies working on flexible displays.

OLED is the most researched with 46 companies and research institutes working on it. Touch Display Research believes there are strong opportunities for flexible LCD as well since it could be lower cost than flexible AMOLED.

Touch Display Research forecasts that the flexible display market will reach $30 Billion by 2025.

Figure 1. Flexible, curved and bendable display market forecast to 2025

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Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible, Curved and Bendable Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, second edition

Flexible display could be used in four types of form factors: bendable dynamic, foldable dynamic, fixed curved, flat with flexible substrate. Currently, flexible displays are already shipping in large volumes. We forecast that flexible, curved and bendable displays will have tremendous growth in the next several years.

Flexible, curved and bendable displays still face many challenges. Over 10 display technologies could be made into flexible curved bendable form factors. Challenges and opportunities are analyzed in the report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

SID 2016 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

May 25, 2016

SID 2016 DisplayWeek is held in San Francisco, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

I’m honored to have been teaching Monday Seminar for 3 years at SID DisplayWeek. According to the conference organizer, there are over 600 attendees for the Monday seminar this year, which is a record high in SID history.

During the 90-min seminar, I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2016 and 2017. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast to 2026. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. Then I discuss the new opportunities in display market:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screen, active pen and touchless human-machine-interaction sensors.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

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Photo credit: Jinzenji-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, I believe many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2016 issue.

For those audiences who has given me your name cards, I’ll send you one monthly report– “Touch and Emerging Display report”– for free next week.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

LOPEC 2016 Review

April 18, 2016, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

LOPEC 2016 (Large area organic printed electronic conference) was hosted by oe-a (organic electronic association) on April 5-7, 2016, at Munich, Germany.

There were over 140 exhibitors at this event, which is the record high according the organizer. There were also business conference, technical presentations and posters.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave an invited presentation about printed display and touch panel market on April 5th.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove gave presentation at LOPEC 2016

Jenny 2016 LOPEC speak

Photo credit: Dr. Maksimenko at Elantas

I have been attending the LOPEC exhibition and conference for over 3 years, and my company had an exhibition booth at this conference this year. This is a very good event focusing on flexible and printed displays, sensors, photovoltaic, equipment and market trends. I’m always glad to network with old industry friends and meet new friends at this event.

More review of LOPEC 2016 will be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

FLEX 2016 conference review

March 4, 2016

I just returned from the 2016 FLEX conference in Monterey California. There were about 650 attendees this year, 10% more than last year. It was great to meet some of you in person.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research gave a presentation titled “Manufacturing of wearable sensors for human health & performance monitoring”. She first showed data about United States health expenditure grew dramatically, there is urgent need to reduce hospital care cost. Then she discussed the wearable sweat sensor that GE is working on, which could detect the electrolytes (such as Na, K) level in the person’s sweat, and small molecules and proteins level to test the stress level.

Figure. Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research presentation slide

GE slide 2016

Photo by: Touch Display Research, March 2016.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, on behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation titled “Flexible and printed electronics—tremendous opportunities in display and touch panel industries”. I discussed the discuss the technologies, manufacturing challenges, opportunities and market forecast of flexible display, quantum dot display and touch screen from 2016 to 2025.

Figure. Touch Display Research Dr. Colegrove giving presentation

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Photo credit: Ms. Kammoun, University of Stuttgart, March 2016.

Sensors, wearables, flexible materials, advanced equipment are hot topics at this year’s FLEX conference.  More reviews can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, March issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

CES 2016 what to expect

December 29, 2015

First of all, on behalf of Touch Display Research Inc., we wish you a Happy New Year.

In early January, I’ll travel to Las Vegas for CES 2016. At CES, we expect to see:

  1. Flexible or transparent OLED digital signage from LG and Samsung. In the “Flexible OLED display technologies, supply chain and market forecast 2015 report”, Touch Display Research analyzes flexible OLED display technologies, manufacturing process, other competing technologies, and shows the flexible OLED display had attracted over 180 companies and research institutes.

Figure 1. Flexible OLED display industry ecosystem with over 180 companies and research institutes

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Source: Touch Display Research.

  1. We’ll see Quantum Dot displays from most OEMs at CES 2016. In the “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report” Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecasts that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016 and reach $10.6 billion by 2025. This report profiles over sixty companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components.

Figure 2. AUO’s 85” quantum dot TV with 3M and Nanosys’ QDEF

AUO 85 QD TV with TDR

Photo by: Touch Display Research

  1. Augmented reality and virtual reality with touch and touchless sensors. In the newly published “Touchless Human-Machine Interaction Sensor Market 2015 Report,” Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecast gesture control, voice recognition, and other Touchless HMI sensor market will reach $44 Billion by 2021.

Figure 3. Touchless HMI Sensor Technologies and Companies

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Source: Touch Display Research

See you at CES 2016. If you can’t make it, it’s OK, we’ll have CES 2016 review in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”.  You can subscribe on our website in the Market research report page.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics (IWFPE) 2015 Review

November 7, 2015

I just came back from the International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics (IWFPE 2015), at Jeonju, South Korea. It’s a very successful conference with about 500 attendees.  It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Professor Jin Jang at Kyung Hee University is the chairman of the IWFPE organizing committee. He gave the opening remarks, “This is the 7th International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics. The three-day technical program will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange the latest information and new trends of flexible display, OLED, lighting and printable electronics.”

Figure: Professor Jin Jang gave opening remarks at 2015 IWFPE

IWFPE Jin Jang welcome

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

Samsung’s Dr. Sanyoon Lee gave a keynote presentation titled “The future prospect and challenges of printed electronics”. He discussed the outlook of printed electronics and ongoing projects supported by Korean government.

Figure: Dr. Sanyoon Lee from Samsung gave keynote presentation

IWFPE Samsung Keynote

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

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

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

IWFPE Jenny speek

Photo by: Mr. Su at Evonik.

This international workshop is also a very good networking opportunity with science professionals, experts and business partners from worldwide.

Figure: (left) IWFPE Banquet, (right) Professor Jin Jang and Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

IWFPE banquetJin Jang and Jenny best

More analysis and review of the 2015 IWFPE can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” November monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team