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 http://www.nanomarkets.net. 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. Additional Information: 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. About NanoMarkets: 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.
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