Category Archives: Displays

11 Display Technologies Will be Used in Automotive Industry

October 12, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

The automotive industry’s adoption of new technologies has accelerated in the past couples of years.

11 display technologies will be used in automobiles: quantum dot with blue mini LED backlight LCD, quantum dot with blue regular size LED backlight LCD, white mini LED backlight LCD, conventional TFT LCD, PMLCD or segmented, AMOLED, micro LED direct view, PMOLED+VFD, micro LED HUD, conventional HUD and others. Market analysis and forecast with detail breakdown of 11 display technologies is provided in the Automotive Touch Display ADAS 2018 report.

Figure 1. Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI technologies, supply chain, and market forecast 2018 report

Source: Touch Display Research, October 2018

In the recently published “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2018 report, second edition” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzes automotive touch screen, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) technologies and supply chain. This is the second edition with many update over the first edition (which was published in 2016). More than 500 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the report.

This report mainly covers four parts of automotive industry: touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI. In chapter 12, we also discussed other emerging technologies for automotive, including smart windows, haptic feedback, OLED lighting, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence for automotive.

 

SID Vehicle Display and Interface 2018 conference review

September 29, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

I just returned from the SID Vehicle Display and Interface 2018 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.

Mr. Silviu Papa, co-chair of this conference, and CEO of Automotive Display, gave a summary presentation of the 25th years history of this Vehicle Display conference.

Figure: Mr. Silviu Papa, co-chair of this conference gave a summary presentation

Photo source: Touch Display Research

At this conference, Harman (acquired by Samsung) showcased its advanced touch screen, quantum dot display, and AMOLED display technologies for automotive market. I had a briefing with Ms. Rashmi Rao, Senior Director of Harman about their demonstration and future roadmap.

Figure: Ms. Rashmi Rao, Senior Director of Harman and demonstrations

Photo source: Touch Display Research

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

Figure: Touch Display Research presentation at SID Vehicle Display 2018 conference

More detail about the conference review and market forecast can be found in the upcoming Automotive Touch Display ADAS Technologies and Market Forecast 2018 report.

Thanks for reading.

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

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Touch Display Research, Inc. (https://TouchDisplayResearch.com) is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, quantum dots, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, smart windows, gesture controls, voice controls, and eye controls. Touch Display Research helps technology companies grow and connecting their technologies to the marketplace. We have been writing about OLED industry for over 10 years. We were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports. We were the first company to publish Active Pen market report, and ITO-replacement market report.  We have always been there to analyze new and emerging technologies. Touch Display Research provides reports, consulting, and due diligence to touch suppliers, display manufacturers, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. We are member of Flextech Alliance, SEMI and SID.

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Apple Watch LTPO OLED analysis

September 13, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

This week Apple announced the new iPhones and the new Watch for this holiday season. The new Apple Watch series 4 adopted a larger AMOLED display, which has 30% bigger display than its predecessor…..

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Interview Plastic Logic’s CEO about flexible display

August 28th, 2018 By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

This week, Touch Display Research interviewed Plastic Logic’s CEO, Mr. Tim Burne, about their flexible e-paper display and flexible touch screen. Mr. Tim Burne joined Plastic Logic in 2013 and became the CEO in 2015. Mr. Burne indicated Plastic Logic’s organic TFT (OTFT) backplane is very flexible and robust, thus it is very suitable for the curved wearable devices and many other applications.

Figure. e-paper display on wearable device

source: Touch Display Research Inc.

I tried on the bracelet with a flexible curved e-paper display, see picture here.

More information of the interview and analysis can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report and online market analysis articles for members.

 

3M’s metal mesh touch screen patents and lawsuits interview

August 24, 2018  By Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

This week 3M announced a patent infringement lawsuit again a touch panel supplier Tovis, its subsidiary Tovis North America, and Scientific Games Corporation. The suit alleges that certain Tovis touch display products which are used by Scientific Games in their gaming machines infringe 3M’s U.S. Patents 8,179,381; 9,823,786; 8,274,494; and 8,704,799.

In the “ITO-replacement: transparent conductor market 2017 report, Seventh edition”, Touch Display Research profiled over three hundred companies working on non-ITO transparent conductors. Metal mesh is one of the most popular transparent conductor materials and is widely used in projected capacitive touch sensors for smart phones, active pen touch tablets and notebooks, and in large-format, digital touch signage.

Figure: ITO Replacement 2017 Report

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., ITO-Replacement Report, February 2017

Earlier this year, 3M filed a similar patent infringement lawsuit against Elo Touch Solutions Inc.

“3M invests substantially in research and development to create innovative products for our customers,” said Makoto Ishii, vice president and general manager, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division. “We will defend our intellectual property protecting those investments against unauthorized use and infringement by metal mesh manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and others making use of 3M’s intellectual property rights.”

Touch Display Research interviewed Mr. Scott Hagermoser, Global Business Manager of 3M Touch Systems about metal mesh patents and the lawsuit. I asked that since metal mesh is a widely used ITO-replacement transparent conductor, what was the optimal result that 3M expected from this legal action. Mr. Hagermoser indicated, “3M doesn’t want to be overly disruptive to the touch industry; we are not a patent troll organization. We offer to license our metal mesh technologies so we can get compensation for our investment.”

Metal mesh suppliers have different patterns and structures, such as one film with two sides of metal mesh, or two films where each side has one metal mesh.  I asked if it was possible that some metal mesh companies could avoid 3M’s metal mesh patents. Mr. Hagermoser indicated 3M had many claims in their metal mesh patents, and the details have to be left to the lawyers and engineers to figure out.

I asked if 3M is also suing Microsoft for the metal mesh, Mr. Hagermoser said that he won’t comment on that.

I’ve been the first industry analyst to write market research reports about the touch screen industry since 2006. When I saw the trends of new transparent conductive material used on touch screens, I published the industry’s first “ITO-Replacement: Transparent Conductor Market Report” in 2013. Many touch screen manufacturers, display manufacturers, OEM/ODMs are my good industry friends. I don’t like to see them sue each other. However, on the other hand, I don’t like the thought of intellectual property theft. We should play the game fairly. I recommend when your company manufactures or purchases metal mesh touch screens, you inquire if that touch screen is clear from others patents.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Online market analysis articles for members this week

Flexible curved foldable display market forecast to 2027

August 22, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

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Anti-fingerprint coatings comparison and suppliers

August 20, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

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Micro LED and mini LED display market forecast to 2028

August 18, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

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Tesla’s touch displays

August 16, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

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Active pen, touch, and voice recognition

These emerging technology markets are heating up.

16 types of active pen and 9 types of passive pen are analyzed

Over 170 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 400 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 5 years history data (2013 to 2017), and 6 years forecasts (from 2018 to 2023).

All the devices with active pen are compared side-by-side with pen technologies, and pen suppliers in the excel database. Read more

Touch panel for 9 vertical, or commercial market.

Over 270 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 250 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 4 years history data (2013 to 2016), and 6 years forecasts (from 2017 to 2022).

Business strategy recommendations to transfer from consumer touch business to vertical market.

Read more…

Comprehensive analysis of voice command, voice recognition, speech recognition, virtual assistant, voice translation, machine learning, and smart speaker devices.

Over 300 companies profiled in the excel database.

Market data include 4 years of history data (2013 to 2016), and 8 years forecasts (from 2017 to 2024).

Over 290 page PowerPoint.

Voice technologies in 11 applications are analyzed in the report.

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Detailed analysis of metal mesh, silver nanowire, carbon nano tube (CNT), conductive polymer, graphene, and other transparent conductive technologies.

Over 300 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 500 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 5 years history data (2012 to 2016), and 8 years forecasts (from 2017 to 2024). Read more…

 

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About Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research, Inc. (www.TouchDisplayResearch.com) is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, quantum dots, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, smart windows, gesture controls, voice controls, and eye controls. Touch Display Research helps technology companies grow and connecting their technologies to the marketplace. We have been writing about OLED industry for over 10 years. We were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports. We were the first company to publish Active Pen market report, and ITO-replacement market report.  We have always been there to analyze new and emerging technologies. Touch Display Research provides reports, consulting, and due diligence to touch suppliers, display manufacturers, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. We are member of Flextech Alliance, SEMI and SID.

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AWE 2018 key takeaways

May 31, 2018, By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

I just returned from AWE (Augmented World Expo) USA 2018 conference. AWE is the largest event dedicated to AR, VR and wearable technologies.

Figure: AWE USA 2018

Photo source: AWE

This is my third year to attend the AWE conference. The key takeaways are:

  1. Augmented reality and virtual reality is expanding in both enterprise and consumer market. Hundreds of enterprises are already using AR/VR and AI to help with saving cost. Consumer market is also gearing up with a dozen applications showing at this year’s AWE exhibition.
  2. Investment to the AR/VR and AI are accelerating.
  3. Human machine interface (HMI) still need improvement. We are still not there yet. The combination of several sensor fusions are needed. There are over 20 types of sensor technologies are used for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Figure 2:  Sensor technologies for AR VR and AI

  10 sensor technologies categories for AR VR AI
1 Camera-based gesture
2 Camera-based eye tracking
3 Ultrasound or radar-based gesture
4 Voice recognition
5 Photodiode sensor
6 Proximity touch screen
7 Motion sensor fusion
8 Short-range wireless sensor
9 Other touchless tech
10 Touch sensors and touch pad

Source: Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report. Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research forecasts that sensors for AR, VR, and AI market will reach $160 billion in 2022.

More analysis and review can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report” June 2018 report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

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