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Global Flexible OLED Display with Focus on The Foldable Smartphones Market (2016-2020)

Global Flexible OLED Display with Focus on The Foldable Smartphones Market (2016-2020)

Scope of the Report

The report entitled “Global Flexible OLED Display with Focus on The Foldable Smartphones Market (2016-2020)”, provides analysis of the global flexible display market and flexible OLED display market, with detailed analysis of market size and growth, market share and economic impact of the industry. The analysis includes the market by value, by volume, by penetration and by segments.

The report also gives the detailed analysis of the foldable smartphones market. This section includes the market analysis for OLED and flexible OLED display in the field of smartphones and foldable smartphones in specific, along with the discussion on key opportunities, challenges and players in this segment.

Furthermore, the report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global flexible display market and flexible OLED display market has also been forecasted for the period 2016-2020, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. Samsung Display (Samsung Electronics) and LG Display are the key players, among few small players (like Japan Display, Sony, etc.), who are operating in the global flexible OLED display market. The company profiling of Samsung Electronics, LG Display and Japan Display has been done in the report, which includes business overview, financial overview and business strategies for each company.

Company Coverage

Samsung Electronics (Samsung Display)
LG Display
Japan Display

Executive Summary

A flexible display is a display which is flexible in nature; different from the more prevalent traditional flat screen display used in most electronic devices. The flexible display can be characterized as rugged, light weight, unconventional form factors, non-brittle, able to curve, flex, etc. OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is a light emitting technology, made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors.

A flexible OLED is based on a flexible substrate which can be either plastic, metal or flexible glass. The plastic and metal panels are light, thin and very durable. The flexible OLED display can be applied to smart card electronic paper, mobile phones, personal computers, large area display, wearable electronics, automotive applications, etc.

The flexible display market can be segmented on the basis of forms, into curved, foldable, rollable, stretchable and flat display. The market can also be segmented on the basis of technology into OLED, LCD, EPD and others. The OLED Display market can be segmented into the AMOLED and PMOLED, however, the report focuses on the AMOLED segment, due to its vast application and use.

Global flexible OLED display market is expected to increase with a very healthy growth rate during the forecasted period (2016-2020). The global flexible OLED display market is supported by various growth drivers, such as increase in the adoption of OLED smartphones, continuous technological advancement, low costing as compared to LCD, introduction of foldable smartphones etc. Yet, the market faces certain challenges, such as, encapsulation, material challenge, stress challenge, etc.


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Flexible Display
2.1.1 Flexible Display by Forms
Table 1: Flexible Display by Forms
2.1.2 Flexible Display by Technology
Table 2: Flexible Display by Technology
2.2 OLED
2.2.1 OLED v/s LCD
2.2.2 Types of OLED
Table 3: Types of OLED
2.3 Flexible OLED
Table 4: Flexible OLED Manufacturing Process
3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global Flexible Display Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 Global Flexible Display Market by Value
Table 5: Global Flexible Display Market by Value; 2015-2020 (US$ Billion)
3.1.2 Global Flexible Display Market by Volume
Table 6: Global Flexible Display Market by Volume; 2015-2020 (Million Units)
3.1.3 Global Flexible Display Market Penetration by Volume
Table 7: Global Flexible Display Market Penetration by Volume; 2014-2020
3.1.4 Global Flexible Display Market by Technology
Table 8: Global Flexible Display Market by Technology; 2014-2020
3.1.5 Global Flexible Display Market by Form Factor
Table 9: Global Flexible Display Market by Form factor; 2014-2020
3.1.6 Global Flexible Display Market by Display Size
Table 10: Global Flexible Display Market by Display Size; 2013-2020
3.1.7 Global Flexible Display Market by Application
Table 11: Global Flexible Display Market by Application; 2013-2020
3.1.8 Global Flexible Display Market by Patent Application
Table 12: Global Flexible Display Market by Patent Application; 2014
3.2 Global AMOLED Display Market: An Analysis
3.2.1 Global AMOLED Display Market by Value
Table 13: Global AMOLED Display Market by Value; 2015-2020 (US$ Billion)
3.2.2 Global AMOLED Display Market by Volume
Table 14: Global AMOLED Display Market by Volume; 2014-2020 (Million Units)
3.2.3 Global AMOLED Display Market by Segments
Table 15: Global AMOLED Display Market by Segments; 2015
3.2.4 Global Rigid AMOLED Display Market by Volume
Table 16: Global Rigid AMOLED Display Market by Volume; 2014-2020 (Million Units)
3.2.5 Global AMOLED Display Market by Production Capacity
Table 17: Global AMOLED Display Market by Production Capacity; 2015-2018
3.2.6 Global AMOLED Display Market by Application
Table 18: Global AMOLED Display Market by Application
3.3 Global Flexible AMOLED Display Market: An Analysis
3.3.1 Global Flexible AMOLED Display Market by Penetration
Table 19: Global Flexible AMOLED Display Market by Penetration; 2014-2020
3.3.2 Global Flexible AMOLED Display Market by Volume
Table 20: Global Flexible AMOLED Display Market by Volume; 2014-2020 (Million Units)
4. Foldable Smartphones
4.1 Foldable Smartphones: An Overview
4.2 Comparison: Rigid, Curved and Foldable OLED
Table 21: Comparison: Rigid, Curved & Foldable OLED
4.3 Foldable Technology: Overcoming Challenges
4.4 Smartphone Flexible Display Shipment by Form Factor
Table 22: Smartphone Flexible Display Shipment by Form Factor; 2013-2020
4.5 Smartphone Flexible Display Shipment by Technology
Table 23: Smartphone Panel Shipment by Technology; Jan 2015- Sep 2015
4.6 Flexible Display Portion of AMOLED Displays for Smartphones
Table 24: Flexible Display Portion of AMOLED Displays for Smartphones; 2014-2020
4.7 OLED Panel Capacity for Smartphones
Table 25: OLED Panel Capacity for Smartphones; 2014-2018 (Million Units)
4.8 Samsung Foldable OLED Smartphone: An Analysis
Table 26: Samsung Electronics OLED Adoption rate; 2014-2018
Table 27: Samsung Foldable Smartphone Shipment; 2016-2018 (million Units)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Rise in OLED Smartphone Adoption Rate
Table 28: Global OLED Smartphone Adoption Rate
5.1.2 Technological Advancement
Table A: Flexible Display Technological Roadmap
5.1.3 Lower Cost as Compared to LCD
Table 29: OLED Cost Comparison to LCD
5.1.4 Introduction of Foldable OLED Smartphones
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 Stress
5.2.2 Encapsulation
5.2.3 Material Challenge
5.2.4 Delamination Process
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Use of Polyimide Substrate
5.3.2 Preference of Hybrid TFE over Vitex TFE
5.3.3 LCD v/s OLED
Table B: OLED V/S LCD
5.3.4 TFT Backplanes: LTPS’ Continued Use
Table 30: LTPS Portion of Small/mid and Large Sized AMOLED Shipment; 2014-2020 (Million Sheets)
Table 31: LTPS Potion of Flexible AMOLED Display Shipment; 2014-2020
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Competition in Global OLED Display Market: An Overview
Table C: Financial Comparison of the Major Players in the Global Flexible OLED Display Market
6.2 Strategic Planning of the Leaders in Flexible OLED Display Market
7. Company Profiling
7.1 Samsung Electronics
7.1.1 Business Overview
Table 32: Samsung Segments Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 33: Samsung Revenue; 2011-2015 (US$ Billion)
Table 34: Samsung Revenue by Segments
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 LG Display
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 35: LG Display Revenue; 2011-2015 (US$ Billion)
Table 36: LG Display Revenue by Segments; 2015
7.2.3 Business Strategy
7.3 Japan Display
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 37: Japan Display Revenue; 2012-2015 (US$ Billion)
Table 38: Japan Display Revenue by Segments; 2015
7.3.3 Business Strategy

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