STERLING, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report from
NanoMarkets LC, a market research and consulting firm based here, new
materials such as carbon nanotubes and organic molecules with
conducting/semiconducting properties will enable a new generation of displays
that will generate $3.4 billion in annual revenues by 2009. Additional
information about the new report, "The Market for Flexible Displays and Field
Emission Displays," as well as a new downloadable white paper can be found at
Mobility, power and flexibility:
The many new functions performed by mobile phones and other handhelds
means that this sector is desperately seeking low-power, high-quality display
solutions. Motorola has identified this as a key challenge in order for
ubiquitous mobile computing and communications to become possible. Plastic
electronic displays based on organic LEDs and circuitry will meet this
challenge and also enable flexible, paper-like displays that can be unrolled
and connected to handhelds when needed, thus enhancing the visual output for
smartphones, portable video devices and industrial/medical handhelds. As a
result, a fledgling plastic display industry is emerging and includes firms
such as Cambridge Display Technology, Kodak, Philips and Universal Display
Corporation. According to NanoMarkets, the mobile phone/handheld sector alone
should generate $2.2 billion in plastic display revenues by 2009.
The first mass market for carbon nanotubes?
NanoMarkets new report says that, while some of the circuitry for plastic
displays may use carbon nanotubes, the biggest opportunity for CNTs in the
display sector will come from field emission displays (FEDs), which may
provide the first mass market for CNTs. FEDs provide the high-quality images
associated with CRTs but without the problems of burn-in and poor viewing
angles associated with current flat-panel displays. Samsung will bring large
FEDs to market next year. Other companies developing FEDs include LG,
Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and various start-ups. NanoMarkets' new report says that
while the initial impact of FEDs will be on televisions, FEDs are also being
considered for large advertising displays and even mobile computing. By 2009,
NanoMarkets expects FEDs will generate more than $700 million in revenues.
This report provides eight-year growth projections broken out by type of
technology and application area. These projections are based on market
surveys as well as NanoMarkets' forecasting model for the emerging
nanoelectronics sector that covers memory, processors/logic, interconnects and
thermal management and displays. Areas forecast in this report include:
outdoor/billboard displays, shelf-edge displays/electronic labels, television
displays, computer displays, cell phones, smartphones/PDAs, handheld/portable
video devices, industrial/medical handhelds, electronic games, along with
automotive and aerospace displays. This report is designed to provide
critical information for firms involved in the display market and their
materials and device suppliers.
Members of the accredited technical press may request an executive summary
by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The report is available in both hard
copy and electronic versions with site licenses available. For purchasing
information, please visit the firm's web site at http://www.nanomarkets.net or
contact Rick McCormack at (434) 984-0158.
NanoMarkets analyzes the market opportunities and disruptions brought
about by advances in technology at the micro and nano scale. We focus on both
established and emerging markets with an emphasis on the realms of electronics
and semiconductors, bio-medical devices, energy and advanced materials.
Through our reports, white papers and customized client engagements, we
provide our clients with insightful analyses of both the commercial and
technology-related issues that will determine where and how their business
opportunities will emerge or be impacted.
SOURCE NanoMarkets LC