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Strategic Impact of Flexible Displays

25 Nov 2016 - Futuresource Consulting has announced the availability of a new report, exploring the strategic impact of flexible displays across the multi-billion dollar B2B and B2C display industries. This revolutionary technology is now a reality and this report provides real insight into the key technologies in this space. It plots out the manufacturing landscape, applications, investments and strategic partnerships that could provide a much needed boost to a slowing consumer electronics (CE) market.

This report is a timely response to recent flexible screen announcements from Apple, Xiaomi, LG and Samsung, suggesting flexible, bendable screen technologies are likely to spark the next technological revolution. This will revitalise a slowing CE market, by not only providing new possibilities for traditional display products but also enabling the creation of completely new product applications in the Internet of Things (IoT), smartwatch or wearable space.

"Flexible displays are finally moving from the development lab to commercialisation and could potentially inject some much needed growth in a sluggish electronics industry," commented John Bird, Principal Analyst at Futuresource Consulting. "This will create innovative design opportunities and industry rejuvenation for raw material suppliers, semi-conductors and hardware vendors."

This latest Futuresource report provides valuable insight into the different and competing technologies, looking into the strengths and weaknesses of materials, including flexible electronics paper based displays, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED). It also considers both technical and practical capabilities such as resolution and robustness and the potential applications for flexible, foldable, roll able or 'E Skin' displays.

The report is an essential guide to those wanting to understand the market impact of B2B and B2C flexible screen displays. It provides 10 year volume and value forecasts and also helps to navigate the manufacturing and investment landscape and the important strategic partnerships that will secure mass market adoption of flexible display technology. Samsung and LG are leading the charge. However, other Chinese and Asian vendors are building their capabilities fast.

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