Global OLED and LCD Markets Report 2020: Technology, Directions, and Market Analysis

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This technology-marketing report analyzes and projects the technologies involved in the fabrication of OLEDs, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD), and microLEDs. This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of materials and equipment. A market forecast for display equipment and materials analyzed and forecast.

At its core, OLED picture quality is superior to LCD on brightness, uniformity, blackness, viewing angle, and contrast ratio and a key feature for mobile devices, as it reduces energy consumption, thus extending battery life. The higher 1000 pixel per inch (PPI) of OLED is crucial for virtual/augmented reality applications. Meanwhile, the refresh rate is multiples higher vs. LCD and critical for real-time gaming. That said, LCD is significantly better on price given the sheer production scale and sizeable competition in that market (vs. OLED with only two meaningful players today).

In this report, we look at the competitive challenges that OLED display technology faces from mini-LED and micro-LED over the next few years. The key visual quality and performance qualities that we believe disruptors will continue to focus on include color gamut, power consumption, and display longevity. We believe mini-LED represents more of an evolution of existing LCD display technology in that a mini-LED array could serve as an alternative backlight source for the existing range of application, while the development progress in quantum dot (QD) emissive displays and microLED displays position those technologies to be potential disruptors in the premium display market segment over the next 2 to 5 years. In the meantime, we expect OLED displays as enabled by Universal Display will continue to be the premium display technology of choice in the mobile, smart watch, and TV markets for the foreseeable future.

Amid the sluggish LCD market, Chinese panel makers are expected to gradually scale back their LCD investments. This capex shift from LCD to OLED reflects the direction of demand. We expect global panel makers to continue to expand their flexible OLED investments, given the strong demand outlook. Top-tier players like Samsung Display are expected to expand capex gradually while aiming to reduce costs and improve panel form factor. Second-tier (including Chinese) panel makers are also likely to expand capex, with an eye toward attracting new customers (market share gains) and ending the depreciation of existing lines earlier than planned.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Market Opportunities

Chapter 3 Profiles of LCD Companies

3.1 Equipment Manufacturers

3.2 Material Manufacturers

3.3 LCD Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Profiles of OLED Companies

4.1 Equipment Manufacturers

4.2 Material Manufacturers

4.3 OLED Manufacturers

Chapter 5 OLED Equipment Requirements And Trends

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Evaporation

5.3 Encapsulation

5.3.1 Chemical Vapor Deposition Technology

5.3.2 Atomic Layer Deposition Technology

5.3.3 Ink Jet

5.3.4 Other Encapsulation Methods

Chapter 6 LCD Equipment Requirements And Trends

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Microlithography

6.2.1 Proximity Printing

6.2.2 Scanning Projection

6.2.3 Step-and-Repeat

6.3 Deposition

6.3.1 CVD

6.3.2 Sputtering

6.4 Rapid Thermal Processing

6.5 Etch/Strip/Clean

6.5.1 Etching

6.5.2 Photoresist Stripping

6.5.3 Cleaning

6.6 Inspection/Test Systems

6.7 Repair

Chapter 7 OLED Material Requirements and Trends

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Material Trends

7.3 Flexible Substrates

7.3.1 Foldable Smartphones

7.3.2 Solution Polyimide

7.3.3 Metal

Chapter 8 Material Requirements and Trends

8.1 Substrates

8.1.1 Material Types

8.1.2 Quality Issues

8.1.3 Trends

8.2 Liquid Crystals

8.3 Alignment Layer

8.3.1 Material Properties

8.3.2 Alignment Methods

8.3.3 Material Trends

8.4 Color Filters

8.4.1 Materials

8.5 Polarizer Films

8.5.1 Material Properties and Trends

8.6 Backplanes

8.6.1 Amorphous Silicon

8.6.2 LTPS

8.6.3 IGZO

Chapter 9 Display Market Forecast

9.1 Getting To Market

9.2 Market Forecast Assumptions

9.3 LCD Market Forecast

9.3.1 Market Trends

9.3.2 Market Forecast

9.4 OLED Display Market Forecast

Chapter 10 Equipment Market Forecast and Trends

10.1 Lithography

10.2 Plasma Etching and Stripping

10.3 Thin Film Deposition

10.4 Wet Etching and Cleaning

10.5 Photoresist Processing

10.6 Inspection/Repair

10.7 Total Equipment Market

10.8 LCD and OLED Capex

Chapter 11 Materials Market Forecast and Trends

11.1 OLED Materials Market

11.1.1 Introduction

11.1.2 Deposition Methods

11.1.3 Inkjet Materials

11.1.4 Residue Cleaning

11.2 Materials Market

11.2.1 Glass Market

11.2.2 Gases Market

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