Published: April 16, 2012 Category: Advanced Materials Emerging Electronics
Glen Allen Virginia: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its new report on emerging opportunities for metal oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs). In the new report, which is titled, “Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistor Markets,” NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for display backplanes based on oxide TFTs will reach $2.1 billion by 2017.
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/metal_oxide_thin_film_transistor_markets
About the Report:
This report shows how oxide TFTs will become an important enabling technology for the display industry providing an improved path to lower power consumption, higher refresh rates and other capabilities that are increasingly valued by display makers. NanoMarkets projects that oxide TFT backplanes will offer these capabilities at a reasonable cost and with scalable manufacturing processes. Oxide TFT backplanes are seen by NanoMarkets as an improvement over the common amorphous silicon based backplanes which are reaching their performance limits and also over the newer LTPS approach which is expensive and limited in scalability.
This report includes detailed eight-year forecasts of oxide TFT backplanes in both value and volume terms, with breakouts by type of display (LCD and AMOLED) and display application (smartphones, televisions, tablets and PCs). It also contains analysis of the leading firms active in the oxide TFT space and their product/market strategies, including AUO, CBRITE, Hewlett Packard, Jusung Engineering, JX Nippon Mining & Metals, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toppan Printing, Toshiba and Ulvac Materials.
From the Report:
In the coming battle between LCD and AMOLED technologies for dominance of the high-performance display market, NanoMarkets notes that firms supplying oxide TFT-based backplanes will assume the role of “arms dealers” supplying both camps.
LCD makers will ultimately turn to oxide TFTs because oxide TFTs can offer better performance than LTPS at a much lower cost which will help LCD address the onslaught of AMOLEDs. And although LCD firms are notoriously reluctant to adopt new materials, NanoMarkets says that even quite small penetration by oxide TFTs in this sector will generate large revenues. In the report NanoMarkets expects revenues from oxide TFTs sold into the LCD sector to reach $ 1.9 billion by 2017.
Meanwhile, NanoMarkets projects that oxide TFTs will become a major enabling technology for AMOLED displays, especially large AMOLED TVs. While the commercialization of such displays has been frustrated by the lack of an effective backplane technology, oxide TFTs bring small transistor size to the table thus allowing more space for emission from the OLED; low cost; and good uniformity. Given the impressive features of oxide TFTs, oxide TFTs will penetrate the AMOLED market quite quickly.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the OLED device and materials sectors for more than six years.
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