Jan 8, 2014
I’ve been at CES 2014 for 3 days by now. One big trend this year is: curved TV.
As we reported 2 days ago, Samsung showcased their curved TV and bendable TV at Monday’s press conference.
LG’s booth is also full of curved TVs. The most attractive one is the 77” 4K flexible OLED TV, which they claim is the world’s first 77” flexible 4K OLED TV. I think that is true.
Many other TV suppliers also showcased curved TV at this CES, such as Hisense, Haier, Konka, Panasonic.
Curved TVs provide a unique form factor and cinema-like immersive view. We believe the ecosystem of flexible and curved displays is maturing. Good progress has been made in many areas. TFT on plastic substrate is already commercialized; ultra-thin glass is commercially available; ITO-replacement material is in mass production; bond de-bond and roll-to-roll manufacturing processes and equipment used for flexible displays are more precise.
In our recently published Flexible and curved display and lighting report, Touch Display Research forecasts that the flexible and curved display market will reach $27 Billion by 2023.
More analysis can be found in our Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.
Thanks for reading,
Jennifer and team