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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

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, 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

flexible 2016 forecast with TDR

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

Vehicle Display 2015 Conference is very successful

October 26, 2015

I just came back from the Vehicle Display 2015 Conference, at Dearborn, Michigan. It’s a very successful conference with about 200 attendees.  It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Figure 1: Vehicle Display 2015 conference

Vehicle display 2015 audience 2

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

This conference is well mixed of market analysis, and automotive engineers’ paper of how to improve sunlight readability, reduce glare, improve color gamut of display for automotive, and discussions of Head-up display (HUD) and augmented reality for automotive. On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on touch panel, touchless human-machine-interface and flexible display for automotive industry. (We appreciate FlexEnable for sponsoring this speech.)

Figure 2: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

Vehicle display Jenny 2015 with flexenable

Photo by: Dr. Ruffin at Corning.

This year’s conference also have the record high number of exhibitors. Sharp won the “Best in Show” exhibitor award this year. (Futaba won last year).

Figure 3: Sharp won the “Best in Show” award at Vehicle Display 2015 conference. (From left to right: Mr. Booza, Mr.Milne, and Kondo-san.)

Vehicle display 2015 sharp

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

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

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team