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Tesla Touch Screen: the Win the Fail

February 2, 2021, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D., CEO and Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research

“Touch is not easy, especially for automotive”, I’ve been saying this many times in my presentations at the SID Vehicle Display and Interface conferences. Tesla’s 17 inch touch display is a winning factor for Tesla. The big touch display immediately wowed millions of fans.

Figure. Dr. Jennifer Colegrove gave presentation about “Automotive Touch, ADAS, Touchless Control, and Smart Windows Market Forecast”

Photo credit: SID and Mr. Larry at Ford

However, today Tesla announced it will recall 135,000 Tesla Model S and Model X over touch screen failures. In the recently published “Automotive Touch, Display, ADAS and Touchless HMI 2020 Report, 3rd Edition” Touch Display Research Inc. has analyzed Tesla’s touch screen and its failure reasons.

Although there are many similarities, the touch panel for automotive market is very different from those in consumer electronics. The focus for touch panel intended for the consumer market is low price, low power consumption, portability, and typically less than 3 years of durability. On the other hand, automotive market requests over 10 years of durability while operating in harsh environment, but is willing to accept high price.

Figure. Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI technologies, supply chain, and market forecast 2020 report

Source: Touch Display Research, July 2020

This report mainly covers four parts of the automotive industry: touch, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless HMI. This report includes a PowerPoint file of over 550 pages and an Excel database. More than 600 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the 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, micro & mini LED, 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 Touchless Human-machine-interface report since 2014; we were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports since 2013. 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, semiconductor companies, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. For report and consulting, please visit our website: TouchDisplayResearch.com. 

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Touch Screen

Feb 20th, 2019, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D., CEO and Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research

Samsung finally unveiled its foldable smart phone—Galaxy Fold, after teasing about it for several years. The foldable phone is using a flexible and foldable touch screen and cover lens.

Figure 1. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Source: Samsung, February 2019

Touch Display Research believes touch screen is critical to flexible displays, because: 1. Touch screen can provide the interactive function. 2. Touch cover lens can act like the protection layer to the flexible display.

Foldable touch screen and foldable cover lens is analyzed in the “Flexible Display & Flexible Touch Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2018 Report (3rd Edition)”. This report profiles over 270 companies working on flexible display and flexible touch screens.

Figure 2. Flexible Display & Flexible Touch 2018 Report, 3rd Edition

Source: Touch Display Research

  • Flexible/curved display exhibitions in worldwide conferences in recent 4 years 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).
  • 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 13 application categories: 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. 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.

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, micro & mini LED, 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, semiconductor companies, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. For report and consulting, please visit our website: TouchDisplayResearch.com.  We are member of Flextech Alliance, SEMI and SID.

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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

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

Automotive company Faurecia Invests in Canatu

September 30, 2016

Last month, Canatu announced it received 22 million Euros funding. One of the new significant investor is an automotive company.

Today, Canatu announced that automotive investor is Faurecia.

Faurecia is a France-headquartered automotive system integrator with 103K employees, and 21 billion Euro revenue in 2015. Faurecia has three Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, and Interior Systems.

“Touch is a very natural and intuitive way of interacting and will become ubiquitous in the car interior. We are proud to have our CNB Film to be a key enabler in bringing Faurecia’s visions of Smart Surfaces and Intuitive Connectivity into life”, says the new CEO Juha Kokkonen from Canatu.

“This is an important step in the evolution of our interior systems offering towards the move to smart surfaces, driven by the fusion between electronics and surface decorations. Coupling Faurecia’s position as Lead Architect of a new Customer Experience and Canatu’s unique CNB films, we are convinced that the combination will rapidly offer automotive-level solutions tailored to end-consumers’ advanced needs” explains Mr. David Weill, VP Marketing and Business Development at Faurecia Interior Systems.

In the ITO Replacement—Non-ITO Transparent Conductor Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2016 Report, sixth edition, Touch Display Research analyzed over 240 companies and research institutes working on advanced transparent conductive (TC) materials. The report provides a detailed analysis of metal mesh, silver nanowire, carbon nano tube (CNT), conductive polymer, graphene, and other technologies.

Touch Display Research forecasts that the ITO-replacement market will reach $13 billion by 2023.

Figure: ITO replacement comparison chart

ITO replacement compare with TDR2016

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., ITO-Replacement Report, 2016

In the recently published “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2016 report,” Touch Display Research Inc., analyzes automotive touch screen, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI). More than 500 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the report, which includes over 100 automotive companies, over 200 touch screen companies, over 200 touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) companies and about 30 display companies.

The automotive industry’s adoption of new technologies has accelerated in the past couples of years. More and more touch screens and displays are integrated in the automobiles for better infotainment, intuitive control, and safety.

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

Cambrios silver nanowire in solar cell mass production

December 9, 2015

Recently, Cambrios invited Touch Display Research for an update briefing at their facility in Sunnyvale, California. I had a chance to catch up with my old industry friends: Cambrios’ CEO Mr. John Lemoncheck, VP of marketing Mr. Sri Peruvemba and Senior Director of marketing Mr. Raghu Gupta.  They showed me a flexible portable solar cell.  Crystalsol based in Austria made the flexible solar panel with Cambrio’s silver nanowire transparent conductor–ClearOhm. The final solar product is selling for $70 each in Asia and Africa currently (not in US yet).

Figure 1. Flexible solar cell using Cambrios silver nanowire ClearOhm.

Cambrios solar with TDR

Photo by: Jennifer Colegrove

We also discussed Cambrios’ other design-wins in the touch panel side and the status of their joint venture with TPK.

More analysis can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”, December 2015 report.  It is in PDF format with over 50 pages and available immediately. License for this single month report is $600; license for 1 year (12 monthly reports) is $1900. You can subscribe on our website in the Market research report page.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

SID 2015 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

June 6, 2015

SID 2015 DisplayWeek is held in San Jose, 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”.

When I arrived the seminar location at 8:15am, (15 minutes before it starts), the room is full of attendees already. I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2015 and 2016. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast from 2015 to 2025. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. The new opportunities in display market include:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screens.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2015 DisplayWeek.

Jenny SID 2015 seminar

Photo credit: Ogawa-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. (I feel grateful and honored.) From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, high resolution, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2015 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display 2015 report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2015 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

MultiTouch Silicon Valley event

October 9, 2014
Today, we were invited and attended MultiTouch Ltd.’s event in Silicon Valley, California.
MultiTouch Ltd. was founded in 2007 with headquarter in Finland. In 2009 it opened an office in Silicon Valley, recently they moved to this new office in Los Gatos. We had a chance to meet with their CEO, Mr. Petri Martikainen and General Manager, Mr. Timo Korpela.

Figure. MultiTouch Silicon Valley event
Multitouch CEO GM with TDR
Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc., October 2014

The reason that MultiTouch calls their technology MultiTaction is to emphasize that it’s more than multi-touch; their technology could sense IR pen, objects, 2D barcode, and unlimited finger touch.
Analysis and comparison with large size projected capacitive touch panel will be found in our “Touch and Emerging Display” October 2014 report.

Thanks for reading,
Jennifer and team