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Global Markets and Technologies for Smart Glass

Global Markets and Technologies for Smart Glass

The global market for smart glass-based products increased from nearly $1.8 billion in 2013 to $1.9 billion in 2014. This market is estimated to be valued at nearly $2.1 billion in 2015 and $3.3 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets for smart glass.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.

Descriptions and information on smart glass types and fabrication technologies.

Highlights of new technological developments in smart glass manufacturing while outlining technical issues.

Identification of important technology and market trends within each market segment.

Examination of the market's dynamics including drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

Comprehensive profiles of major players in the smart glass industry.


SCOPE OF REPORT

This report provides an updated review of smart glass technology, including materials and fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology.

BCC Research determines the current market status of smart glass, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The smart glass market is based on the following segments: type, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of smart glass technology is provided, including an outline of recent events. Current and emerging applications for smart glass are also identified and described.

The second section provides a technological review of smart glass types and materials, as well as their fabrication processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2012, with a particular focus on emerging technologies, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of smart glass. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (i.e., smart glass type, application and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.

The analysis of current smart glass revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for smart glass within each segment, along with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of smart glass, along with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographic distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to smart glass materials, fabrication processes and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued in 2013 and 2014. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and smart glass type.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY SEGMENT, 2013-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
CHROMOGENIC MATERIALS
SMART GLASS
THE FLAT GLASS AND SMART GLASS INDUSTRY
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS INDUSTRY MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2015 (%)
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF SMART GLASS AND RECENT EVENTS
TABLE 1 SMART GLASS TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED, 1960-2014
SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS
TABLE 2 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS, 2015
CONSTRUCTION
TABLE 3 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, 2015
TRANSPORTATION AND AEROSPACE
TABLE 4 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS IN THE TRANSPORTATION AND AEROSPACE SECTOR, 2015
ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS
TABLE 5 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS IN ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS, 2015
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
TABLE 6 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS IN THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SECTOR, 2015
OPTICS AND OTHERS
TABLE 7 SMART GLASS APPLICATIONS IN OPTICS AND OTHER SECTORS, 2015
CHAPTER 4 TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS FOR SMART GLASS
INTRODUCTION
SMART GLASS TYPES, MATERIALS AND FABRICATION PROCESSES
BASIC DESIGN
TABLE 8 TRADITIONAL SMART GLASS TECHNOLOGIES
ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES
Electrochromic Film
TABLE 9 ELECTROCHROMIC MATERIALS, 2015
Inorganic Electrochromic Materials
Organic Electrochromic Materials
Electrolyte
Counter-Electrodes
Deposition Techniques
Electrochromic Device Features
REFLECTIVE HYDRIDE DEVICES
LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICES
Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal Devices
Encapsulation
Phase Separation
Holography
Prefabricated Templates
SUSPENDED PARTICLE DEVICES
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, 2013 TO PRESENT
ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICE BASED ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICE BASED ON NANOCRYSTAL/ POLYMER
NANOCOMPOSITE
ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES BASED ON TERNARY OXIDES
POLYMER FOR SMART GLASS INCORPORATING FINE PARTICLES WITH A MULTIPLE STRUCTURE
ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES BASED ON INFRARED-ACTIVE CONDUCTIVE
POLYMERS
MULTI-PANE ELECTROCHROMIC WINDOWS
ELECTROCHROMIC GEL FOR STRETCHABLE DISPLAYS
CONJUGATED ELECTROCHROMIC POLYMER
OTHER RELEVANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
TABLE 10 OTHER RELEVANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES, 2015
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY SEGMENT, 2013-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 12 CURRENT MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 CURRENT MARKET FOR SMART GLASS PRODUCTS, 2013-2015 ($ MILLIONS)
REVENUES BY SMART GLASS TYPE
TABLE 13 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
TABLE 14 GLOBAL PRODUCTS BASED ON ELECTROCHROMIC TECHNOLOGY MARKET BY MATERIAL, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL PRODUCTS BASED ON ELECTROCHROMIC TECHNOLOGY MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 15 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 16 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2015 (%)
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
CONSTRUCTION
Construction Sector
Flat Glass Industry
Flat Glass Revenues by Sector
TABLE 17 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET FORECAST BY SECTOR, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY SECTOR, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
Flat Glass Revenues by Region
TABLE 18 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET FORECAST BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL FLAT GLASS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
Energy-Efficient Technologies for Commercial and Residential
Construction
Green Building
Smart Building Technologies
TRANSPORTATION AND AEROSPACE
Automotive Sector
Automotive Electronics and Auto-Dimming Mirrors
Electronic Headlamps
Car Sunroofs
Interactive Windows
Aerospace Sector
TABLE 19 GLOBAL AEROSPACE MARKET FORECAST BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL AEROSPACE MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
TABLE 20 BOEING 787 DREAMLINER NET ORDERS AND DELIVERIES, 2004-2015 ($ BILLIONS)
TABLE 21 BOEING 787 DREAMLINER NET ORDER PERCENTAGE, 2004-2015 (%)
Space Sector
Other Segments of the Transportation Industry
ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS
Advanced Displays
TABLE 22 GLOBAL ADVANCED DISPLAYS MARKET FORECAST BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL ADVANCED DISPLAYS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
Portable Computers and E-Book Readers
TABLE 23 GLOBAL PORTABLE COMPUTERS AND E-BOOK READERS
MARKET FORECAST, 2015 AND 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Digital Signage
Smart Cards
Paper-Thin Touchscreen Displays and Flexible Displays
Light-Emitting Diode Lighting
OTHER INDUSTRY SECTORS
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
REGIONAL TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 24 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET FORECAST BY APPLICATION, 2015 AND 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY APPLICATION, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY SMART GLASS TYPE
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET FORECAST BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY TYPE, 2020 (%)
TABLE 26 GLOBAL PRODUCTS BASED ON ELECTROCHROMIC
TECHNOLOGY MARKET FORECAST BY MATERIAL, 2015 AND 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL PRODUCTS BASED ON ELECTROCHROMIC
TECHNOLOGY MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY MATERIAL, 2020(%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET FORECAST BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL SMART GLASS PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE FORECAST BY REGION, 2020 (%)
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
LEADING SUPPLIERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS
TABLE 28 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS, 2015
TABLE 29 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY TYPE, 2015
TABLE 30 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS BY TYPE AND REGION, 2015
FIGURE 17 SUPPLIERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS: DISTRIBUTION BY SIZE, 2015 (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
FIGURE 18 HISTORICAL GROWTH OF MANUFACTURERS OF SMART GLASS PRODUCTS (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE SMART GLASS INDUSTRY
TABLE 31 OTHER RELEVANT PLAYERS IN THE SMART GLASS INDUSTRY, 2015
COMPANY PROFILES
ACREO/PAPERDISPLAY
ARMOR USA
DMDISPLAY
DREAM GLASS GROUP
ECONTROL-GLAS
FICOSA INTERNATIONAL
GEMALTO
GENTEX
GLASS APPS
GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES
IGLASS
ISOCLIMA
KENT DISPLAYS
LICON TECHNOLOGIES
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL
MURAKAMI
NIPPON SHEET GLASS
POLYTRONIX
PRO DISPLAY
PULP STUDIO
RESEARCH FRONTIERS
SAINT-GOBAIN
Sage Electrochromics
SCIENSTRY
SMART GLASS INTERNATIONAL
TOKAI RIKA
CHAPTER 7 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED DURING THE PERIOD FROM 2013 TO 2014
TABLE 32 U.S. SMART GLASS PATENTS, 2014
TABLE 33 U.S. SMART GLASS PATENTS, 2013
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 34 U.S. SMART GLASS PATENT TRENDS, 2011-2014
FIGURE 19 U.S. SMART GLASS PATENT TRENDS, 2011-2014 (NUMBER)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
FIGURE 20 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO SMART GLASS BY REGION, 2013-2014 (%)
FIGURE 21 SMART GLASS PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2013-2014 (NUMBER)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 35 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO SMART GLASS, 2013-2014
FIGURE 22 SMART GLASS SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2013-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
FIGURE 23 SMART GLASS SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2013-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY APPLICATION
FIGURE 24 SMART GLASS SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY APPLICATION, 2013-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY SMART GLASS TYPE
FIGURE 25 SMART GLASS SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2013-2014 (%)

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