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Flexible Display Market by Application (Smartphone, Smartwatch, Wearable, TV, Digital Signage, PC Monitor, E-reader, Electronic Shelf Label, and Automotive), Technology (OLED, Quantum Dots, LED, E-Paper), Panel Size, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: May 2017
Report Code: SE 2337

 

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The flexible display market was valued at USD 2.67 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 15.14 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 34.42% during the forecast period. The base year used for this study is 2016, and the forecast period considered is between 2017 and 2022.

The objectives of the study are as follows:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the flexible display market segmented based on application, technology, panel size, and region
  •  To forecast the market size, in terms of value, for various segments with regard to four main regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market ranking and core competencies along with detailing the competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To study the complete value chain and allied industry segments and perform a value chain analysis of the global flexible display landscape
  • To analyze strategic developments, such as joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, product developments, and research and development (R&D) in the flexible display market

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the flexible display market begins with obtaining data on key vendor revenues through secondary research. Some of the secondary sources used in this research include information from various journals and databases such as IEEE journals, Factiva, Hoovers, and OneSource. Vendor offerings have also been taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. A bottom-up procedure has been employed to arrive at the overall size of the global flexible display market from the revenues of the key players in the market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments, which have then been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with people holding key positions in the industry such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. Market breakdown and data triangulation procedures have been employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. A breakdown of the profiles of primaries has been depicted in the figure below:

Flexible Display Market

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The flexible display market ecosystem includes flexible display manufacturers and solutions providers, such as Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (South Korea), LG Display Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Japan Display, Inc. (Japan), BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd. (China), Corning Incorporated (US), and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (US).

Target Audience:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • OEM Technology Solution Providers
  • Display Material Providers
  • Research Institutes
  • Market Research and Consulting Firms
  • Forums, Alliances, and Associations
  • Technology Investors
  • Governments and Financial Institutions
  • Analysts and Strategic Business Planners
  • End Users

“The study answers several questions for the target audience; primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years to prioritize the efforts and investments.”

Report Scope:

In this report, the flexible display market has been segmented into the following categories:

Flexible Display Market, by Application

  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Smartwatches and Wearables
  • Televisions and Digital Signage Systems
  • PC Monitors and Laptops
  • E-readers
  • Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs)
  • Vehicle and Public Transport
  • Smart Home Appliances

Flexible Display Market, by Technology

  • OLED
  • E-Paper Display
  • Quantum Dot LED
  • LED-Backlit LCD

Flexible Display Market, by Panel Size

  • Up to 6"
  • 6–20"
  • 20 –50"
  • Above 50"

Geographic Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Competitive Landscape: Market ranking analysis

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the flexible display market

Available Customizations:

Along with the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis:

Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of the product portfolio of each company

Emerging Application Analysis:

Market information of flexible displays in some of the major countries

Company Information:

Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to 5)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Study Objectives
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approach
           2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
                    2.2.2.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
           2.2.3 Top-Down Approach
                    2.2.3.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Lucrative Opportunities in the Flexible Display Market
    4.2 Market, By Technology
    4.3 Market in APAC (2016)
    4.4 Market Share of Major Countries and Regions, 2016
    4.5 Market, By Panel Size

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution of Flexible Display
    5.3 Flexible Electronics Concept
    5.4 Basic Components of Flexible Display
           5.4.1 Emissive Layer (Organic Material)
           5.4.2 Substrate
           5.4.3 Conductive Layer
           5.4.4 Backlight Panel (Non-Emissive/LCD)
                    5.4.4.1 LED Backlighting
                    5.4.4.2 Ccfl Backlighting
                    5.4.4.3 Elp Backlighting
                    5.4.4.4 Woven Fiber Backlighting
                    5.4.4.5 Incandescent Backlighting
           5.4.5 Cathode and Anode
    5.5 Display Technology Market Trends
    5.6 Comparison of Display Technologies
    5.7 Comparison of Flexible OLED, E-Paper, and Flexible LCD
    5.8 Types of Flexible Display Technologies
           5.8.1 Flexible Flat-Panel Display
           5.8.2 Flexible Plasma Display
           5.8.3 Flexible Bichrome Display
    5.9 Market Dynamics
           5.9.1 Drivers
                    5.9.1.1 Rising Demand for OLED-Based Devices
                    5.9.1.2 Technological Shift and Development of Energy-Efficient, Attractive, and High-Specification Flexible Display Products
                    5.9.1.3 High Growth of Consumer Goods
           5.9.2 Restraints
                    5.9.2.1 Complex Manufacturing Process
           5.9.3 Opportunities
                    5.9.3.1 High Growth of Smart Wearables Market
                    5.9.3.2 Emerging Applications of Flexible Displays
           5.9.4 Challenges
                    5.9.4.1 Fluctuations in Asps of Flexible Display Panels

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 50)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Standards and Regulations Related to Flexible Display Products
    6.4 Start-Up Companies and Investor Scenario

7 Flexible Display Market, By Application (Page No. - 53)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Smartphones and Tablets
    7.3 Smartwatches and Wearables
    7.4 Televisions and Digital Signage Systems
    7.5 PC Monitors and Laptops
    7.6 E-Reader
    7.7 Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLS)
    7.8 Vehicles and Public Transports
    7.9 Smart Home Appliances

8 Flexible Display Market, By Technology (Page No. - 75)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 OLED Display
           8.2.1 OLED Types
                    8.2.1.1 Amoled Display
                    8.2.1.2 Pmoled Display
           8.2.2 OLED Applications
                    8.2.2.1 Smartphones and Tablets
                    8.2.2.2 TVs and Digital Signage
                    8.2.2.3 PC Monitors and Laptops
                    8.2.2.4 Smartwatches and Wearables
                    8.2.2.5 Automotive Products
                    8.2.2.6 Others
    8.3 E-Paper Display
    8.4 Quantum Dot LED Display
           8.4.1 Advantages of QD-LEDs Over Existing Display Technologies
    8.5 LED-Backlit LCD

9 Flexible Display Market, By Panel Size (Page No. - 88)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Up to 6’’
    9.3 6–20’’
    9.4 20–50’’
    9.5 Above 50’’

10 Flexible Display Market, By Geography (Page No. - 94)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 US
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 UK
             10.3.2 Germany
             10.3.3 France
             10.3.4 Rest of Europe
     10.4 APAC
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 South Korea
             10.4.4 Rest of APAC
     10.5 RoW
             10.5.1 Middle East
             10.5.2 South America
             10.5.3 Africa

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 111)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Dive Chart: Flexible Display Market
             11.2.1 Vanguards
             11.2.2 Dynamic
             11.2.3 Innovators
             11.2.4 Emerging
     11.3 Business Strategy (For All 25 Players)
     11.4 Product Offering
*Top 25 Companies Analyzed for This Study are - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., LG Display Co. Ltd., E-Ink Holdings Inc., Japan Display, Inc., AU Optronics Corp., E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Corning Incorporated, Sharp Corp. (Foxconn), Innolux Corporation, Applied Material, Inc. , Visionox Corporation, Pervasive Displays, Royale Corporation, Flexenable Limited, Cambrios Technologies Corporation, Kateeva, Unipixel, Universal Display Corporation, Ritdisplay, Flexterra Corporation (Polyera), Futaba, Pioneer, Qisda Corp., Sinovia Technologies
     11.5 Market Ranking Analysis: Flexible Display Market
     11.6 Competition and Trends

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 119)
(Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 LG Display Co., Ltd.
     12.3 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
     12.4 Innolux Corp.
     12.5 AU Optronics Corp.
     12.6 Japan Display Inc.
     12.7 BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
     12.8 Sharp Corp. (Foxconn)
     12.9 Visionox Corporation
     12.1 E Ink Holdings, Inc.
     12.11 Corning Incorporated
     12.12 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
     12.13 Key Innovators
             12.13.1 Flexenable Limited
             12.13.2 Kateeva
             12.13.3 Cambrios Technologies Corporation
             12.13.4 Royale Corporation

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 162)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (62 Tables)

Table 1 Flexible Display Market, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 2 Market for Smartphones and Tablets in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 3 Market for Smartphones and Tablets, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 4 Market for Smartphones and Tablets, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Market for Smartphones and Tablets, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Market for Smartwatches and Wearables in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 7 Market for Smartwatches and Wearables, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Flexible Display Market for Smartwatches and Wearables, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market for Smartwatches and Wearables, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market for TVs and Digital Signage Systems in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 11 Market for TVs and Digital Signage Systems, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market for TVs and Digital Signage Systems, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Market for TVs and Digital Signage Systems, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market for PC Monitors and Laptops in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 15 Market for PC Monitors and Laptops, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market for PC Monitors and Laptops, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market for PC Monitors and Laptops, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Flexible Display Market for E-Readers in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 19 Market for E-Readers, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Market for E-Readers, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Market for E-Readers, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Market for Electronic Shelf Labels in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 23 Market for Electronic Shelf Labels, By Panel Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Market for Electronic Shelf Labels, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Market for Electronic Shelf Labels, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Market for Vehicles and Transport in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 27 Flexible Display for Vehicles and Transport, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Flexible Display for Vehicles and Transport, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Flexible Display Market for Vehicles and Public Transport, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Flexible Display for Smart Home Appliances in Terms of Value and Volume, 2014–2022
Table 31 Flexible Display for Smart Home Appliances, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Flexible Display for Smart Home Appliances, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Flexible Display for Smart Home Appliances, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Flexible Display , By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Flexible Display for OLED, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Market for OLED, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Flexible Display for OLED, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Flexible Display Market for Epd, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Flexible Display for Epd, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Flexible Display for Quantum Dot LED, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Flexible Display for Quantum Dot LED, By Region, 2014–2022(USD Million)
Table 42 Market for LED-Backlit LCD, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Market for LED-Backlit LCD, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Market, By Panel Size, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Market for Up to 6" Panel Size, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Flexible Display Market for 6–20" Panel Size, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Market for 20–50" Panel Size, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Market for Above 50" Panel Size, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Market in North America, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Market in North America, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Market in North America, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Market in Europe, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Market in Europe, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Flexible Display in Europe, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Market in APAC, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Market in APAC, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Market in APAC, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Flexible Display in RoW, By Application, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Market in RoW, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Market in RoW, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Key Player Market Ranking, 2016


List of Figures (51 Figures)

Figure 1 Flexible Display Market: Process Flow of Market Size Estimation
Figure 2 Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Meth0dology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Meth0dology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Assumptions for the Research Study
Figure 7 Market Snapshot (2017 vs 2022): Smartphones and Tablets Expected to Present Huge Market Opportunities During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Flexible Display Market, By Technology (2016): OLED Expected to Account for the Highest Growing Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Up to 6" Inch Panel Size Expected to Hold the Largest Size of the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 10 Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 11 Smartphones and Tablets Would Create Significant Opportunities for the Flexible Display Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 12 Market for OLED Panel Technology Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 China Held the Largest Share of the Flexible Display Market in APAC in 2016
Figure 14 US Held the Largest Share of the Market in 2016
Figure 15 Up to 6” Panel Size Expected to Hold the Largest Size of the Flexible Display Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Roadmap of Flexible Display
Figure 17 Internal Structure of Flexible OLED Display
Figure 18 Display Technology Segmentation
Figure 19 Road Map to Flexible Flat-Panel Display
Figure 20 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges for the Flexible Display Market
Figure 21 Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 22 Recent Investment Raised By Start-Ups
Figure 23 Market, By Application
Figure 24 Smartphones and Tablets to Hold the Largest Market Size By 2022
Figure 25 APAC to Dominate the Flexible Display Market for Smartphones and Tablets During the Forecast Period
Figure 26 OLED Display Technology to Dominate the Market for Smartwatches and Wearables During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 Televisions and Digital Signage Systems With Above 50 Inches Panel Size to Hold the Largest Market Size During the Forecast Period
Figure 28 Flexible Display Market for PC Monitors and Laptops Largest Market Size in North America During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Market, By Technology
Figure 30 OLED Technology Expected to Hold the Largest Size of the Flexible Display Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Amoled Will Hold the Larger Market Share in In OLED Subtypes During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 North America Holds the Largest Size of the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 33 Flexible Display Market for 6–20" Panel Size Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 US Accounted for the Largest Share in the Market in 2016
Figure 35 Flexible Display Market Snapshot: North America (2016)
Figure 36 Market Snapshot: Europe (2016)
Figure 37 Market Snapshot: APAC (2016)
Figure 38 Companies Adopted New Product Launches and Expansions as Key Growth Strategies Between 2014 and 2017
Figure 39 Market Evolution Framework: New Product Launches and Developments Fueled Growth and Innovation in the Market Between 2014 and 2017
Figure 40 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches and Developments Were the Key Strategies Adopted During 2014–2017
Figure 41 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 4 Market Players
Figure 42 LG Display Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Innolux Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 AU Optronics Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Japan Display Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Sharp Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 E Ink Holdings, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Corning Incorporated: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot

The flexible display market was valued at USD 2.67 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 15.14 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 34.42% from 2017 to 2022. The growth of this market is majorly driven by a technological shift to and development of energy-efficient, attractive, and high-specification flexible display products and the rising demand for smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, televisions, PC monitors, and laptops.

The report covers the flexible display market based on application, technology, panel size, and geography.

Based on application, the smartphones and tablets segment was the largest segment of the flexible display market in 2016. Smartphones with curved screens are becoming popular amongst the consumers for their novelty, stylish appearance, and added features.

Based on technology, OLED technology is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Manufacturers are expected to use Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) technology in products such smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, televisions, digital signage systems, desktop monitors, and laptops in near future.

Based on panel size, the 6–20" segment was the largest segment of the flexible display market in 2016. Flexible displays with a panel size of 6-20” are predominantly used in smartphones, terminal monitors, laptops, and digital signage systems.

Flexible Display Market

North America was the largest market for flexible displays in 2016, owing to the rising demand from the consumer goods, automotive, and commercial sectors. The flexible display market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, owing to the presence of a large number of panel manufacturers and rapid adoption of devices in the region. However, the complex manufacturing process of flexible displays can restrain the growth of the market in the coming years.

The flexible display market report describes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the growth of this market. In addition, the report analyzes the current scenario and forecasts the market till 2022.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) was one of the market leaders in the market in 2016. Samsung Electronics focuses on product innovations and technological advancements to achieve growth in the flexible display market. In January 2017, Samsung Display launched its curved quantum dot displays that included the CH711, CFG70, and CF791 gaming monitors. This launch helped Samsung expand its offerings of gaming monitors and offer enhanced design and rich colors for a realistic viewing experience.

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