About the Metal Oxide TFT Backplane Market
Display consists of two parts—frontplane and backplane. Frontplane forms the image, which the user can see, while backplane is an array of TFTs that control the pixel in the frontplane to turn on and off. Frontplane in LCD comprises color filters, liquid crystals, electrodes, and polarizers. LCDs and OLEDs are frontplane technologies, while a-Si, LTPS, and metal oxide are backplane technologies. LCD panels using TFT-LCD glass substrates have improved optical properties such as contrast and image quality. TFT-LCDs form the display area for products, which include LCD TVs, desktop PCs, and mobile computing devices. Relative ease of displaying content is one of the major advantages of TFT-LCDs over other display technologies. Large area TFT-LCD manufacturers are developing displays, with emphasis on energy-saving, improved image quality, costs, and compact form factors. This can be easily achieved by using metal oxide TFT-based LCD displays.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global metal oxide TFT backplane market to grow at a CAGR of 24.24% during the period 2016-2020.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global metal oxide TFT backplane market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the total unit shipments of metal oxide TFT backplane to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Metal Oxide TFT Backplane Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global metal oxide TFT backplane market: AU Optronics Corp., BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd., LG Display Company, Samsung Display Company, and Sharp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend which is boosting market growth is the demand for high resolution display panels. Pixel density is a measurement of high resolution, i.e., higher the pixel density, sharper and clearer the display. Display resolution is becoming one of the important features among consumers while purchasing smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and TVs. Therefore, display panel manufactures are opting for high resolution display to enhance the consumer experience. For instance, in October 2015, Microsoft launched Surface Pro 4 tablet that uses IGZO TFT LCD backplane manufactured by Sharp. The display panel has two million more pixels than Surface Pro 3.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the rise in demand for UHD LCD TV displays. In 2015, the UHD TV unit shipment reached 28.57 million units globally and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.31% during the forecast period. TV manufacturers are producing UHD TVs with superior optical properties and wide field of view. With rise in UHD content providers worldwide, the demand for UHD TVs is growing. The price of UHD TVs is significantly high compared to HD TVs because of better picture clarity and resolution (better picture details with four times the resolution of full HD), a wide field of view, extended color range, high dynamic range (HDR), and other high-definition picture performance.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the time-to-market pressure faced by vendors.
AU Optronics Corp., BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd., LG Display Company, Samsung Display Company, Sharp.