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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

Popular session in FPD International 2013 Yokohama

November 1, 2013

I’m back in California from the FPD International 2013 conference in Yokohama, Japan. It was my honor to speak at this conference, and I’m very glad to meet some of you in person at this conference.

Today in the FPD International 2013 conference website, Nikkei BP (the conference organizer) posted the total attendee numbers: there were over 47,000 attendees for the 3 days exhibition, and over 3500 attendees for the forum.

I’m very glad to see that our session “Touch Panel New Market and Technologies” is rated the popular session at this conference. http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/fpd/2013/english/

Figure: FPD International 2013 popular sessions

popular session

FPD International 2013 my session

Source: FPD International 2013, Nikkei BP

Nice to present with you, Mizuhashi-san and Geoff.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team