Transparent Conductor Markets Report Released

A new report on transparent conductor for the display, solar cells and other market segments is now available from Insight Media offering detailed forecasts.  The report finds that the global market for transparent conductors (TCs) will generate $4.6 Billion (USD) in 2019, with non-ITO TCs accounting for $1.8 Billion in revenues in 2019 up from $640 million today.  ITO will account for just 60 percent of the TC market in 2019, with revenues from ITO having peaked.

In the display market, all the focus remains on the touch panel sector, where alternatives to ITO have genuinely established themselves.  After seven years of coverage of the transparent conductor market, this latest report focuses heavily on the realities of the touch-sensor market for alternative TCs.  While this is where the money is for now, some industry estimates of touch opportunities appear to be exaggerated.  There are serious technology challenges for touch down the road – challenges such as gestural control – that could hurt the current TC boomlet.

Nanomarkets TC application forecast

In addition, the solar panel business is back, but with a new mix of PV technologies.  And, OLED lighting, which looked like might go into decline in previous reports, now looks like it is back on the board as a possible mass consumer of TCs.  At the same time, some the great hopes for alternative TCs in OLED TVs and flexible displays seem increasingly fanciful and may be areas that alternative TC firms pursue at their peril.

This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how transparent conductor firms can best generate new business revenues by providing a comprehensive analysis and eight-year forecasts of all opportunities for transparent conductors (TCs.)  These include flat panel displays, touch-screen sensors, OLEDs (displays and lighting), e-paper displays, thin-film photovoltaics, OPV/DSC, anti-static materials and EMI shielding.

The forecasts provide projections of the sales revenues generated and TC materials consumed (in square meters) by OEMs in the form of sputtering targets, inks, films and coated glass.

For each of the applications covered in the forecasts, there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, nanowire-based transparent conductors, metal meshes and conducting polymers.

Finally, the strategies of the leading transparent conductor firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments. Among the firms discussed in this report are: 3M, Agfa, Apple, Applied Materials, Atmel, AUO, Bekaert Specialty Films, Brewer Science, Carestream, Chisso Corporation, Cima NanoTech, ClearJet, CNTouch, Corning, Deposition Sciences, DNP, Dyesol, Eastman Chemical, Evonik, FujiFilm, Fujimori Kogyo, Fujitsu, Google, Guangdong Zhengyang, Gunze, Heraeus, Hitachi, Innolux, Japan Display, JDSU, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Lenovo, LG, Linde, Merck, Mitsubishi, Microsoft, Mitsui Mining and Smelting, Nagaoka Sangyo, Nippon Mining & Metals, Nippon Soda, Nissan Chemical Industries, Nissha Printing, Nitto Denko, NSG, O-Film, Oike, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sango Bo, Sanyo, Sony, Sumitomo, Synaptics, Teijin, Toray, Toshiba, Tosoh, Ulvac, Unidym, Uni-Pixel and many others.

The report is available for immediate delivery for $3,295 to $4,995 depending on the number of licensed users.

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