Next Generation Plastic and Nanotube-Based Displays Will Generate $3.4 Billion by 2009

Apr 19, 2005, 01:00 ET from NanoMarkets LC

    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.
     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  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 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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