Flexible Displays

OLED, E-Paper, LCD, and LED Displays for Mobile Devices, Wearables, Shelving Labels, Appliances, Smart Cards, E-Writers, E-Readers, Automotive, and Other Applications: Market Analysis and Forecasts

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In a flexible display, the backplane, frontplane, and any encapsulants are all made from flexible materials.  To date, such displays have been used primarily because they are thinner, lighter, and more durable than comparable rigid displays, and to a lesser extent because they are conformable to rigid but non-flat surfaces in devices such as mobile phone handsets, automobile dashboards, and appliance control panels.  In 2017, key flexible display components achieved cost and performance parity with their rigid counterparts for the first time, thus removing a key market barrier and opening the door to rapid adoption in a variety of otherwise-rigid devices such as e-readers and wearables.  Such displays may also be incorporated into truly flexible devices such as credit cards, shelving labels, and smart signage, and in the near future they may form the basis of rollable and foldable devices that define entirely new market categories.  Collectively, the effect of flexible and conformable displays will be transformational, literally changing the appearance and function of our personal devices, our vehicles, our homes, and the built environment.

Tractica’s research indicates that the four leading technologies in flexible displays are LED, LCD, OLED, and e-paper, and the main applications for these technologies are phones and tablets, wearables, shelving labels, signage, automotive dashboards, appliance control panels, TV and video displays, smart cards, e-writers, and e-readers.  Starting from a base of $2.5 billion 2017, Tractica forecasts that global flexible display revenue will reach $12.2 billion by 2022, with cumulative revenue for the 6-year period totaling $39.0 billion.

This Tractica report examines the market trends and technology issues surrounding flexible displays and presents 6-year market forecasts, segmented by world region, for flexible display unit shipments, square meters, device pricing and revenue, and software applications during the period from 2017 through 2022.  Flexible display applications are analyzed in depth, and the report also includes detailed profiles of 13 key industry players.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the flexible display market and how will it develop over the next 6 years?
  • Who are the key players in flexible display manufacturing, what is their competitive positioning, and which ones are poised for greatest success in the years ahead?
  • How large is the flexible display market opportunity, both for hardware and software, and what are the future pricing trends for flexible display components?
  • What are the key applications for various flexible display technologies?
  • What are the primary use cases that will drive adoption of flexible displays?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth, and the key challenges faced by the industry, in each world region?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Flexible display technology developers
  • Consumer electronics companies
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Software developers and integrators
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Issues and Key Trends
    3. Key Technologies
    4. Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Background on Flexible Display Development
    2. Market Overview
    3. Key Market Drivers
      1. Durability
      2. Weight and Thickness
      3. Curved Devices
      4. Flexible Devices
      5. Adornment
    4. Market Barriers
      1. Cost
      2. Size and Scalability
      3. Image Quality
      4. Durability Concerns
      5. Consumer Resistance
    5. Legal and Regulatory Issues
    6. Key Market Segments and Applications
      1. Phones and Tablets
        1. Consumer Phones and Tablets
        2. Ruggedized Phones and Tablets
      2. E-Readers
      3. Television and Video Displays
      4. Laptop Computers
      5. Wearables
        1. Smart Watches
        2. Smart Glasses and Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display
        3. Helmets and Visors
        4. Wearable Smartphones
        5. Smart Clothing and Jewelry
      6. Instrumentation
      7. Household Appliances
      8. Signage
      9. Novel Devices
        1. Smart Cards
        2. Shelving Labels
        3. Luggage Tags
        4. Smart Wallpaper
        5. Writing Tablets (E-Writers)
        6. Smart Bandages
      10. Geographic Segmentation
      11. Latin America and the Middle East & Africa
        • North America
        • Europe
        • Asia Pacific
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Key Technical Goals
    3. Challenges and Limitations
    4. Types and Components
      1. Light-Emitting Diode
      2. Liquid Crystal Display
      3. Electrophoretic Display or E-Paper
      4. Organic Light-Emitting Diode
      5. Other Emerging Types
    5. Technical Considerations with Flexible Displays
    6. Bend Radius
      • Two-Axis Bending
      • StretchingFatigue
      • Registration/Alignment
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. Light-Emitting Diode Systems
      1. NanoLumens
    2. E-Paper Systems
      1. E Ink
      2. Plastic Logic
      3. CLEARink
      4. Amazon
    3. Organic Light-Emitting Diode Systems
      1. Samsung
      2. Royole
      3. LG
      4. JOLED
    4. Liquid Crystal Systems
      1. Kent Displays
      2. FlexEnable
      3. Merck/EMD
      4. BOE
      5. Others
    5. Other Emerging Types
      1. Rollable Displays and Devices
      2. Foldable Displays and Devices
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Methodology and Assumptions
    2. Global Flexible Display Market (Segmented by World Region)
      1. Unit Shipments
      2. Square Meters
      3. Revenue
    3. Flexible Display Types by World Region
      1. Light-Emitting Diode
      2. Liquid Crystal Display
      3. Organic Light-Emitting Diode
      4. E-Paper
    4. Flexible Display Application Markets by World Region
      1. Phones and Tablets
      2. Instrumentation and Appliances
      3. Automotive
      4. Wearable Devices
      5. Television and Vide
      6. Signage
      7. E-Writers
      8. E-Readers
      9. Shelving Labels
      10. Smart Cards
      11. Other
      12. Notes on a Possible Software and Services Market
      13. Conclusions
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LED Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LED Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LCD Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Liquid Crystal Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible OLED Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible OLED Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Paper Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Paper Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Phone & Tablet Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Phone & Tablet Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Appliance Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Appliance Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Automotive Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Automotive Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Wearable Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Wearable Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible TV & Video Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible TV & Video Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Signage Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Signage Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Writer Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Writer Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Reader Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Reader Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Shelving Label Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Shelving Label Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Smart Card Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Smart Card Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible "Other" Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible "Other" Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022
Tables
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LED Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LED Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible LCD Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Liquid Crystal Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible OLED Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible OLED Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Paper Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Paper Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Phone & Tablet Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Phone & Tablet Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Appliance Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Appliance Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Automotive Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Automotive Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Wearable Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Wearable Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible TV & Video Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible TV & Video Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Signage Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Writer Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Writer Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Reader Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible E-Reader Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Shelving Label Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Shelving Label Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Smart Card Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Smart Card Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible "Other" Display Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible "Other" Display Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Display Type, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, North America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Europe: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Asia Pacific: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Latin America: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Unit Shipments by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Square Meters by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022
  • Flexible Display Revenue by Product Type, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2022