About e-Paper Display (EPD)
Electronic paper or e-paper is a collective name for display technologies that resemble real paper. The e-paper display (EPD) technology offers display clarity with a balanced contrast, readability in sunlight, flexibility, and thickness. E-paper has several features that include low power consumption. The display uses no power when there is no change in the image. Hence, there is no need to refresh repeatedly. It offers a high contrast with no backlight and is easy on the eyes.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global e-paper display (EPD) market to grow at a CAGR of 38.84% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global e-paper display (EPD) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from flat EPDs, curved EPDs, flexible EPDs, and foldable EPDs.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global e-Paper Display (EPD) Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global e-paper display (EPD) market: Amazon.com, E Ink Holdings, NEC LCD Technologies, PERVASIVE DISPLAYS, and Plastic Logic.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Delta Electronics, LG Electronics, Pricer, SES-imagotag, and Qualcomm.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is introduction of EPDs with full color. The EPD technology has evolved over the years. This has led to the discovery of flexible EPDs with full color. The new development is possible with the help of a plasmonic metasurface. It has tiny cells that can be turned on and off with a slight change in voltage.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is growing use of e-books. The growth in EPD technology and increasing use of e-readers are mainly because of consumers' preference for portability while reading. There is an increase in the demand for e-readers worldwide because of the significant change in the reading habits of consumers. The format of books has evolved over the years, of which e-books is the most preferred format. The digital version of books that contain text and images is made available on electronic devices, specifically for e-readers.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is difficulties in supporting animations. The major drawback of EPDs is that they do not support animations and can only display images. This is a negating factor, especially for customers or companies that want to post animated ads through EPDs. This factor has reduced the scope of EPDs in industries, such as advertising and media. Their low refresh rates make the electrophoretic e-ink unsuitable for displaying animations or videos. This is mainly because it takes time for the particles to move from one side of the microcapsule to the other, drawing a new text or image.
Amazon.com, E Ink Holdings, NEC LCD Technologies, PERVASIVE DISPLAYS, Plastic Logic, Delta Electronics, LG Electronics, Pricer, SES-imagotag, and Qualcomm.