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Global Metal Oxide TFT Backplane Market 2016-2020

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.

Covered in this report

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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Metal Oxide TFT Backplane 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
  • AU Optronics
  • BOE Technology Group
  • LG Display Co.
  • Samsung Display Co.
  • Sharp
Market driver
  • Rise in demand for UHD LCD TV displays
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Time-to-market pressure
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Demand for high-resolution display panels
  • 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 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.



Companies Mentioned

AU Optronics Corp., BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd., LG Display Company, Samsung Display Company, Sharp.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Base year
    • Forecast period
    • Market coverage
    • Market size calculation
    • Geographical segmentation
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Key vendors
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Foreign currency exchange rate 2013-2015
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Display industry overview
    • Table Display industry: Overview
    • Table LCD structure
    • Table Comparison of prominent display technologies
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview of metal oxide TFT backplane
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Market analysis
  • Key developments
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015
    • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020
    • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Smartphones
      • Table Smartphone metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • TVs
      • Table TV metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Tablets
      • Table Tablets metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Laptops/notebooks
      • Table Laptops/notebooks metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Desktop PCs
      • Table Desktop PCs metal oxide TFT backplane market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Table Market share of backplane technologies in consumer electronic devices 2015
    • Table Global backplane technology market 2015-2020
    • Table CAGR comparison of backplane technologies 2015-2020
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market by geography 2015
    • Table Global metal oxide TFT backplane market by geography 2015-2020
    • APAC
      • Table Metal oxide TFT backplane market in APAC 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Americas
      • Table Metal oxide TFT backplane market in Americas 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • EMEA
      • Table Metal oxide TFT backplane market in EMEA 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market drivers
    • Production capacity expansion
    • Rise in demand for UHD LCD TV displays
    • Development of innovative technologies for metal oxide TFT displays
    • Formation of UHD alliance
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Time-to-market pressure
    • Capital extensive nature of display industry
    • Decline in ASPs of LCD display
      • Table Per meter square ASP of LCD panels
    • Cyclic nature of display industry
    • Currency fluctuations
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Demand for high resolution display panels
      • Table Evolution of TV resolutions
    • Rising interest toward large-size screen products
      • Table 10-13 inches tablet launched in 2015
    • Emergence of 3D 4K UHD TVs
    • Growing investment in OLED displays
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario
  • Summary of key figures
    • Table Summary of key figures
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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