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Global Flexible Electronics Market 2016-2020

Global Flexible Electronics Market 2016-2020

About Flexible Electronics

Flexible electronics refers to advanced electronic devices that can be folded and bended without getting damaged. Flexible electronics find applications in a number of sectors such as consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial, and military and defense. Flexible electronic devices are ultrathin, lightweight, compact, power-efficient, and have low heat emissions. However, flexible electronic devices are expensive and are less popular as compared to traditional electronic devices. This is resulting in their low penetration in the market. The report only focuses on flexible displays and flexible or printed batteries. The material mostly used for flexible electronics is plastic.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global flexible electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 66.66% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global flexible electronics market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report covers the sales of flexible electronic devices that include flexible displays and flexible or printed batteries worldwide.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Flexible Electronics Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Other prominent vendors
  • AU Optronics
  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • Cymbet
  • E Ink Holdings
  • Enfucell
  • LG Display
  • Samsung Display
  • Solicore
  • Planar Energy Devices
Market driver
  • Increased R&D investments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lag in mass production of flexible OLED displays
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Advent of conceptual flexible display products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Flexible Electronics Market 2016-2020

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AU Optronics, Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, E Ink Holdings, Enfucell, LG Display, Samsung Display, Solicore, and Planar Energy Devices

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said advent of conceptual flexible display products is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. As flexible displays become more mainstream products, different conceptual level products will be prototyped. Technology companies like Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple are innovating and conceptualizing products that are wearable and more integrated with human life. During 2015-2016, Samsung has launched curved display phones that use a type of flexible display. Microsoft and Sony are prototyping screen consoles for their gaming products that provide a more appealing experience for gamers. Sony and Samsung had launched curved screen TVs and are now prototyping these TVs with flexible screens. The wearables industry has conceptualized different products using flexible displays.

According to the report, capacity expansion plans is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. As the innovation continues to churn out developments in the flexible display market, major companies such as Samsung and LG have started expanding their manufacturing capacity and required investment in their APAC manufacturing plants. The time to prototype and gauge the manufacturing capacity planning has reduced to weeks and months compared to years previously. For instance, in 2015, Samsung produced 30,000 to 40,000 flexible displays each month. Also, in support of the Make in India campaign, Samsung is establishing manufacturing plants in India.

Further, the report states that reduced shelf life of products is challenge the market is facing. Although flexible displays solve a lot of problems associated with traditional displays, they have their own set of issues. Due to the competition in the market, manufacturers keep coming up with innovative products supporting advanced technologies. As a result, the older versions take a hit in the market as users get attracted to new products available in the market. These versions of the existing products maintain the competition in the market but somewhere make the already existing versions obsolete. With these rapid product replacements, it will be an issue for the flexible display vendors to upgrade the technology to match the rapid product developments. As the technology is emerging, the products based on this technology are expensive.

Companies Mentioned

AU Optronics, Blue Spark Technologies, Cymbet, E Ink Holdings, Enfucell, LG Display, Samsung Display, Solicore, Planar Energy Devices

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Major countries covered
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Market insights
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Future outlook
    • Vendor strategy
      • Table Ansoff Matrix
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global flexible electronics market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global flexible electronics market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global flexible electronics market by product 2015
    • Flexible electronics market: displays
      • Table Global flexible OLED display market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global flexible EPD display market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global flexible LCD display market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global flexible display market by end-user applications 2015
    • Flexible electronics market: batteries
      • Table Global flexible or printed batteries market: sensors and sensor networks 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global flexible or printed batteries market: smart cards 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global flexible or printed batteries market: Medical implants 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global flexible electronics market by geography 2015
    • Table Global flexible electronics market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global flexible electronics market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Flexible electronics market in APAC
      • Table Flexible electronics market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Flexible electronics market in Americas
      • Table Flexible electronics market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Flexible electronics market in EMEA
      • Table Flexible electronics market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Summary of key figures
    • Table Global flexible electronics market by product segmentation 2015-2020
    • Table Global flexible displays market 2015-2020
    • Table Global flexible batteries market 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Flexible display market drivers
    • Flexible or printed battery market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Flexible display market challenges
    • Flexible or printed batteries market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Flexible display market trends
    • Flexible or printed batteries market trends
  • Buying behavior
    • Table Vendor selection parameters
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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