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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.

 

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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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

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
  • Know your competitors
  • 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.

 

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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

Read more…

  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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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

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

 

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

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.

Jenny SID 2016 seminar close on leftJenny SID 2016 seminar

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

E Ink and Polyera Bendable Watch

February 1, 2016

At CES 2016, Touch Display Research had a chance to try on the bendable watch from E Ink and Polyera: Wove band.

Figure: I’m trying on the bendable watch from E Ink and Polyera

polyera wove on my wrist

Photo by: Touch Display Research, 2016

As we covered in October 2015 “Touch and Emerging Display” report, Polyera announced debut of its first flexible watch, which was also reported by Zegarki: the Wove Band. It uses a flexible electrophoretic display with a TFT backplane that can wrap around a wrist or be used flat. The display has 1040×200 pixel format.

Polyera indicated the bendable watch is coming in 2016. Polyera was founded 10 years ago by CEO Phil Inagaki and Antonio Facchetti, co-founder and chief scientific officer. Currently, they have over 100 people.

In the “Flexible, Curved, and Bendable Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 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.

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

Figure 2. Flexible, curved and bendable display market forecast to 2025

flexible 2015 forecast

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

The Flexible Curved Bendable Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 report is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file (over 450 pages) and an Excel database. You can subscribe on our website in the Market Research Report page or contact us by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team