Category Archives: Smart Windows

Merck Smart Windows Technologies, Capacity and Supply Chain

November 14, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

Merck’s smart windows business started from Peer+. Peer+ was a startup company founded in 2008 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to make liquid crystal windows. In 2011, Peer+ and Merck worked together to develop the liquid crystal that could stand the heat and cold of a window application. In 2012, Merck acquired 70% of the shares of Peer+.  And in June 2014, Merck acquired the remaining 30% share.

On October 23, 2018, Merck unveiled their new product brand “eyrise™” and announced the commercial availability of eyrise™ s350 in the EU and North America. Thanks to its unique features, eyrise™s350 provides a light wellness experience, as well as exceptional design freedom.

Figure 1: Merck Eyrise smart windows

Source: Merck

The launch of eyrise™ s350 marks the 350th anniversary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which has pioneered the liquid crystal business for the past 50 years. eyrise™ smart windows will be used on the first full-façade installation for FC Group’s new headquarter building in Karlsruhe, Germany. The building is planned to open in 2019.

We had an interview with Dr. Johannes Canisius, head of the Liquid Crystal Windows business at Merck, and Dr. Celine Glipa, global director of marketing & sales of the Merck Window Technologies.

We asked about the licrivision brand and the eyrise brand smart windows, their capacity, supply chain, and future plan. The full article can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, November 2018 report.

In the Smart Windows 2018-2028 report, we analyzed 22 types smart windows technologies and provided market forecast to 2028.

Figure 2. Smart Windows 2018 to 2028 report

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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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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 Pala, 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 Pala, 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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About Touch Display Research Inc.

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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22 Types of Smart Windows Technologies

by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research Inc.

In the recently published “Smart Windows Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2018-2028 Report,” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzes twenty two types of smart window technologies, which include nineteen active smart window technologies, three passive smart window technologies, and one type that can be both active and passive. More than 140 companies working on smart window technologies are profiled in the report. This is the 2nd edition with many update over the first edition (which was published in 2017).

Figure 1. Smart Window Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2018-2028 Report

Source: Touch Display Research, May 2018

“The smart windows industry is at the tipping point of accelerated growth,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research and author of the report. “There are billions of dollar opportunities for glass manufacturers, plastic film manufacturers, transparent conductor suppliers, adhesive and chemical companies, touch panel and display manufacturers.”

Figure 2: Smart Window 2018-2028 report Table of Contents (Full TOC and report sample is available upon request).

Source: Touch Display Research, Smart Window Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2018-2028 report

  • 22 types of smart windows technologies and supply chain are analyzed in this report
  • This report profiled over 140 companies and research institutes working on smart windows, and transparent switchable devices technologies.
  • Colegrove, author of this report, has performed many first hand surveys and interviews with many smart windows suppliers and material suppliers.
  • Market data in the report includes 2016-2017 history data, and 11 years forecasts (from 2018 to 2028).
  • The market forecast data includes Area (m2), smart window module ASP and Revenue, with detail breakdown by of 5 smart windows technology categories: EC, SPD, GHLC, PDLC, and other tech; and with a detail breakdown by 5 application categories: automotive, architectural, aircraft, eye wear and other applications.
  • Challenges of smart windows industry are analyzed. Business strategy recommendations are provided in the report as well.
  • Transparent displays, transparent lighting, transparent solar cells are also discussed in this report.
  • Regional analysis is also provided in this report.

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Published time May, 14th,  2018
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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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Active pen, ITO-replacement, Smart Windows

These emerging technology markets are heating up.

  Google just joined Universal Stylus Initiative in Jan 2018.

Over 120 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 330 page PowerPoint.

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

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

  Transparent conductor material industry had a shake out.

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…

  19 types of smart windows technologies and supply chain are analyzed in this report.

Over 130 companies profiled in the excel database.

Over 170 page PowerPoint.

Market data include 1 year history data (2016), and 11 years forecasts (from 2017 to 2027). Read more…

 

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“I read your monthly report from cover to cover. It’s very informative and helpful.”–a client of the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

“Great report. It’s very thorough.”–a client of our ITO-replacement report

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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Merck announced liquid crystal smart window and smart window market

November 30, 2017, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Touch Display Research

Today, Merck announced it opened a new production facility for liquid crystal smart window modules in the Netherlands. The investment is around € 15 million.

Mr. Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO Performance Materials, indicated, “We recently started taking orders from customers for modules that will be ready for delivery as of early 2018. The industry interest in liquid crystal windows we’ve seen so far is very positive.”

At SID DisplayWeek 2017 in California, 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 1: Merck/EMD Mr. Bob Miller demonstrate their smart windows

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove at Touch Display Research

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.

Figure 2. Smart Window Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2017 Report

Source: Touch Display Research, April 2017

“The smart windows industry is at the tipping point of accelerated growth,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and Principal Analyst at Touch Display Research and author of the report. “There are billions of dollar opportunities for glass manufacturers, plastic film manufacturers, transparent conductor suppliers, adhesive and chemical companies, touch panel and display manufacturers.”

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