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Global Cover Glass Market 2016-2020

About Cover Glass

Cover glass is thin, lightweight glass material often used in the displays of portable electronic devices such as all-in-one (AIO) PCs, smartphones, tablets, and portable navigation devices. Cover glass manufacturers focus on incorporating features like durability, scratch resistance, and damage resistance to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Display device manufacturers attach high significance to cover glass in order to enhance touchscreen sensitivity and increase durability.

The cover glass manufacturing process is labor intensive, as the scope for automation is minimal. The yield rates highly depend on the skill and experience of manufacturers in the industry. During the production of cover glass, the required raw materials, temperature, and time of salt bath (used for the strengthening of glass) are decided. Following this process, cover glass undergoes reinforcement impregnation for physical processing, which involves grinding, cutting, and polishing.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global cover glass market to grow at a CAGR of 11.11% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global cover glass market during 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers total device shipments from the following application segments:

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Others (including portable navigation devices, LCDs, PC notebooks, all-in-one PCs)
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Cover Glass 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.

Key vendors
  • Asahi Glass
  • Corning
  • Nippon Electric Glass
  • Schott
Market driver
  • Increased adoption of smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of production
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing collaborations
  • 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 Cover Glass Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Cover Glass Market: Asahi Glass, Corning, Nippon Electric Glass, and Schott.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Companies in this market are increasingly adopting the strategy of collaboration to expand their businesses and improve their market shares. For instance, Corning and Samsung are in a joint venture under the brand name Samsung Corning Precision Glass. The collaboration lowers price fluctuations, diminishes the supply-demand gap, and ensures the hassle-free production and integration of cover glass.”

According to the report, the large-screen smartphone segment is the largest contributor in the global cover glass market and provides users with a wide range of applications with enhanced graphics and visuals. The user penetration for smartphones with screen sizes of five inches and above is growing substantially and is likely to drive the display market in the next five years.

Further, the report states that the global cover glass market is incurring high costs due to emerging technologies (e.g., touchscreens), overcapacity, competition, and significant investments in R&D. In addition, constantly evolving regional development laws and regulations have added to the cost of manufacture.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Glass, Corning, Nippon Electric Glass, Schott.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Manufacturing process
      • Table Action framework
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Touchscreen by technology
      • Table Segmentation of touchscreen by technology
      • Table Capacitive touchscreen versus resistive touchscreen
      • Table Touchscreen market outlook for cover glass
      • Table Mainstream and emerging touchscreen technologies
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global cover glass market 2015-2020 (billions of units)
      • Table Global TFT LCD display market segmentation by type 2015
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Application segmentation
    • Table Application segmentation of global cover glass market 2015-2020
    • Table Application segmentation of global cover glass market 2015-2020 ($ billion)
    • Cover glass market for smartphones
      • Table Glover cover glass market for smartphones ($ billion)
      • Table Smartphone penetration
      • Table Smartphone bill of materials (% of cost)
      • Table User penetration by screen size
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Cover glass market for tablets
      • Table Glover cover glass market for tablets ($ billion)
      • Table Tablet penetration
    • Cover glass market for others
      • Table Glover cover glass market for tablets ($ billion)
      • Table CAGR comparison for application segments
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global cover glass market 2015-2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global cover glass market 2015-2020 ($ billion)
    • Cover glass market in APAC
      • Table Glover cover glass market in APAC ($ billion)
      • Table Mobile Internet access penetration 2015
    • Cover glass market in Americas
      • Table Glover cover glass market in Americas ($ billion)
    • Cover glass market in EMEA
      • Table Glover cover glass market in EMEA ($ billion)
      • Table CAGR comparison
  • Market drivers
    • Increased adoption of smartphones
    • Rising demand for tablets
    • Increased adoption of cover glass in high-performance displays
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High cost of production
    • Intense competition in the computing devices segment
    • Fluctuating exchange rates
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing collaborations
    • Development of new variants
    • Short replacement cycle of portable electronic devices
  • Future outlook
    • Table Product life cycle for devices with cover glass
    • Present scenario
    • Future scenario
      • Table Emerging applications for touchscreens
  • Buying behavior
    • Table Vendor selection parameters
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Unique features to be added to cover glass over forecast period
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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