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Global Markets, Technologies and Applications for Flexible Displays

Chapter 1: Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3: Overview of Flexible Displays
Definition
Introduction to Display Components
Present-day Display Technologies
CRT
LCD
LED
Plasma
Implications of Flexibility
Flexible Back-end Materials: The Thin-Film Transistor Story
Flexible Batteries
Flexible Encapsulation
Flexibility in Substrates
Dynamic Interferometry
AMAX Evaporation Printing
Roll-to-Roll Processing
Front-end Emission (Display) Technologies
Global Market Overview for Shipments
Organic Light Emitting Diode
Introduction
How It Works
Suitability for Flexible Displays
Major OLED Commercialization Announcements
Electrophoretic Displays
Introduction
How it Works
Suitability for Flexible Displays
Electrowetting, ChLCD and OLCD
Electrowetting Displays
ChLCD from Kent Displays Inc.
Flexible Organic LCD from FlexEnable
Printing and Lithography Technologies
Global Market Overview
Shadow Mask/Vapor Deposition and Other Low-Resolution Technologies
Inkjet Printing
Imprint Lithography
Photolithography
Substrate Fabrication Methodologies
Global Market Overview
Conventional Fabrication
Roll-to-Roll and Others
Breakdown by Region
Breakdown by Applications
Challenges in Flexible Display Synthesis and Industry Solutions
Flexible and Temperature Resistant Substrate
Low Yields
4D Technology PolarCam Micropolarizer for R2R Substrates
4D Technology FlexCam Optical Surface Profiler Micropolarizer for R2R Substrates
NovaCentrix PulseForge: Addressing the Curing Dilemma
Chapter 4: Global Market for Flexible Displays in Key Applications
E-Book Readers and Tablets
Breakdown by Display Technologies
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technologies
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodologies
Breakdown by Region
Notebooks and Personal Computers
Breakdown by Display Technologies
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Mobile Phones and Smartphones
Breakdown by Display Technology
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Gaming Devices and Media Players
Breakdown by Display Technology
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Automotive and Navigation
Breakdown by Display Technologies
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Smart Cards and Other Cards
Breakdown by Display Technology
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Signage and Billboards
Breakdown by Display Technologies
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Retail and Logistics
Breakdown by Display Technology
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technologies
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Regions
Wearables and Defense
Breakdown by Display Technology
Breakdown by Printing and Lithography Technology
Breakdown by Substrate Fabrication Methodology
Breakdown by Region
Chapter 5: Patent Analysis
Trends by Functional Categories
Trends by Year
Trends by Country
Trends by Assignee
Chapter 6: Analysis of Market Opportunities
Challenges and Display Technologies
Stakeholder Approach to Problem Solving
End-Application Dynamics and Market Opportunity
E-Book Readers and Tablets
Notebooks and PCs
Mobile Phones and Smartphones
Gaming Devices and Media Players
Automotive and Navigation
Smart Cards and Other Cards
Signage and Billboards
Retail and Logistics
Wearables and Defense
Chapter 7: Company Profiles
Longevity Dilemma
Delaying Factors
Hope Ahead
Stakeholder Categories
Display Makers
OEMs
Back-end Flexibility Specialists
Front-End Emission Specialists
Flexible Battery Developers
Research Institutions
Substrate and Encapsulation Specialists
Glass Manufacturers
Equipment and Process Experts
Company Profiles
About BCC Research
About BCC Research
BCC Membership
BCC Custom Research
List of Tables
Summary Table Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 1 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Display Technology, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 2 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022
($ Millions)
Table 3 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022
(Millions of Units)
Table 4 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022
($ Millions)
Table 5 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022
(Millions of Units)
Table 6 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 7 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 8 Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 9 Shipments of Flexible Displays, by Application, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 10 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 11 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 12 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 13 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 14 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 15 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 16 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 17 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in E-Book Reader and Tablet Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 18 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 19 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 20 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 21 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 Millions of Units)
Table 22 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 23 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 Millions of Units)
Table 24 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 25 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Notebook and PC Applications, by Geographical
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 26 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 27 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 28 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 29 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 30 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 31 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 32 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications,
by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 33 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Mobile Phone and Smartphone Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 34 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 35 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 36 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 37 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 38 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 39 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 40 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications,
by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 41 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Gaming Devices and Media Player Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 42 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 43 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 44 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 45 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 46 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 47 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 48 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 49 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Automotive and Navigation Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 50 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 51 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 52 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 53 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 54 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 55 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 56 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 57 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Smart Card and Other Card Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 58 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 59 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 60 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 61 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 62 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 63 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 64 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 65 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Signage and Billboard Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 66 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 67 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 68 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 69 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Printing and
Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 70 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 71 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 72 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 73 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Retail and Logistics Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 74 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Display Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 75 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Display
Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 76 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Printing and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 77 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Printing
and Lithography Technology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 78 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Substrate Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 79 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Substrate
Fabrication Methodology Type, Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 80 Global Market for Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by
Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 81 Shipments of Flexible Displays Employed in Wearables and Defense Applications, by Region,
Through 2022 (Millions of Units)
Table 82 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Patent Category, 1976–April 2017
Table 83 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Grant Year, 1976–April 2017
Table 84 U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, by Grant Year, 1976–April 2017
Table 85 Assignees for U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, 1976–April 2017
Table 86 Assignees of Four or More U.S. Patents in Flexible Displays, 1976–April 2017
List of Figures
Summary Figure Global Market for Flexible Displays, by Technology, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)

Global Markets, Technologies and Applications for Flexible Displays

The global market for flexible displays reached $1.7 billion in 2016. The market should reach $3.1 billion in 2017 and $12.6 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.4% from 2017 to 2022.

Report Includes
An overview of the market for technologies and applications for flexible display.
Analyses of global market trends with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022.
Discussion of the technology involved, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), electrophoretic, and electrowetting.
A breakdown of devices in the market, such as E-readers, notebooks, mobile phones, signage, tablets, and E-papers.
A breakdown of the market by region, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific.
Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

Report Scope
The report provides a snapshot of the market for flexible displays and the share of principal display technologies that constitute it. It also provides an overview of flexible display technologies, fabrication technologies and printing/lithography technologies as well as back-end design aspects. Key front-end display emission technologies are explained in context to their suitability for flexible displays. The report also includes a high-level breakdown of the global market for flexible displays.

The report also reviews the global market for flexible displays in key applications, broken down by individual applications by display technologies and geographical regions in dollar sales as well as unit shipments. A review of patents analyzes the U.S. patents granted in the relevant areas of flexible displays.

Finally, the report presents vendor and stakeholder analysis with an overview of the major stakeholder classes engaged in flexible display commercialization. It also analyzes the activities of key players in this domain.

This report considers the following applications:
E-book readers and tablets.
Notebooks and PCs.
Mobile phones and smartphones.
Gaming devices and media players.
Automotive and navigation.
Smartcards and other cards.
Signage and billboards.
Retail and logistics.
Wearables and defense.

It should be noted that this report does not cover television displays. It also does not cover displays used in scientific applications and industrial instruments.

The above list is not an exhaustive coverage of flexible displays and applications. It is widely expected that flexible displays will expand the horizons of present-day display applications and that display manufacturers will discover new surfaces, substrates, and bases that can host display functions.


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