Metal oxide tft backplanes for displays market analysis and trends, 2013 2018


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Metal oxide tft backplanes for displays market analysis and trends, 2013 2018

  1. 1. ReportsnReports.comMetal Oxide TFT Backplanes for Displays MarketAnalysis and Trends, 2013-2018Several major trends have been driving technological innovation in the display industry sinceits early days. These trends include image quality, screen size, portability and form factor.While these trends still remain strong undercurrents, new drivers are being introduced thatwill play a more prominent role in shaping the industry.These new drivers will open up new frontiers, both on the technology and the market side.Indeed, they enable displays to both expand their existing markets and to diversify into newspaces. These major drivers that are set to change the display landscape include productdifferentiation, flexibility, 3D, transparency, system-on-panel, power savings,interconnectivity and screen size, and new front plane technologies and more.Major trends in the industry are changing the backplane functional requirementsCritically, these new trends can only be sustained so long as the underlying technology candeliver the required performance demands. This is critical because the new functional needswill stretch many existing solutions beyond their performance limits, suggesting thatalternative solutions will be required. One vital piece of technology that largely sets thelimits of display industry is the backplane technology. The backplane is responsible forturning the individual pixels ON and OFF. It is composed of thin film transistors, which act asthe switches.Get a copy of this report @ Details:Published: November 2012No. of Pages: 187Price: Single User License: US$4250How major trends have driven technology innovation in the display industry at differenterasThe over-arching trends in the industry are also changing the backplane requirements onseveral fronts. Product differentiation is resulting in multiplicity of lighting/display
  2. 2. ReportsnReports.comtechnologies, with each demanding a different power output and refresh rate from thebackplane. Flexibility is opening up room for a new value chain consisting of new materialsystems. This is because many existing solutions are failing the flexibility tests, but what isthe realistic market opportunity for flexible displays and when?3D and ultra-high resolution displays mandate higher refresh rates, stretching the switchingspeed requirements past the capability limits of todays dominant technologies, such asamorphous silicon (aSi) TFTs. System-on-panel thinking is requiring ever more processingpower to be integrated onto the panel, and therefore the backplane. Reducing powerconsumption requires improvements in the entire lifecycle of the display, from reducing thethermal budget during the processing all the way to the more efficient energy use duringoperation. This will affect how thin film transistors are designed, made and operated.There is no one size-fits-all-solutionInterestingly, there are already many different backplane technologies that are mature andavailable, or are fast emerging. These include amorphous silicon, nanocrystalline silicon,low-temperature poly-silicon, solution-processed or evaporated organic semiconductor andvarious metal oxide thin film transistor technologies. Add to this multiplicity of solutions arange of emerging nano-systems (e.g., various nanowires, graphene, carbon nanotubes) andyou will find a decision-making nightmare.This is because each thin film transistor technology offers a different set of characteristics,suitable for different needs. And yet none offers a one-size-fits-all-solution for all needs.This suggests that, at least initially, many different technologies will co-exist, each rising tosatisfy a fragment of the emerging spectrum of needs and thus each occupying a differentniche. In addition, some of these options are further advanced than others while othershold great promise. Yet bringing it to market will take time and there are unforeseentechnical issues to contend with.Browse reports related to Semiconductors and Electronics @ report makes sense of this changing, fragmented spaceThis report analyzes major drivers that are shaping the display industry. The major trendsexamined in detail include product differentiation, size and scaling, power savings,prolonged lifetime, 3D, mechanical flexibility, rimless designs, etc.The report will then assess how these trends create new functional needs on the technologyside. It provides an in-depth review of existing and emerging thin film transistor solutionsand critically assesses the pros and cons of each. The technologies covered include various
  3. 3. ReportsnReports.comforms of silicon thin film transistors (amorphous, nanostructure and polycrystalline), organicsemiconductors, various nanostructured semiconductors and metal oxides.In terms of metal oxides, it assesses the different material systems available (IGZO, HIZO,IZO, ZNO, TZO, ZnO, etc) and critically assesses the merits of each. In doing so, it outlinesand discusses the leading research frontiers in metal oxides science and engineering,including stability and persistent photoconductivity, processing window, p-doping, etc. Thereport also discusses various requirements of dielectrics for emerging displays and exploresthe material options for use as dielectrics on wide-bandgap metal-oxide semiconductors.The report links material properties of all thin film transistor technologies to device figures-of-merit, including mobility, sub-threshold voltage, threshold voltage, stability, contactresistance, etc. These figures-of-merit are then connected to attributes of backplanes andthereby to the emerging functional needs of the display industry as a whole.Linking the mega trends with micro level technological details, we are able to map out howthe fragmented display backplane technology will look going forward.In our assessment, we also provide a detailed outline of activities in the OLED displaysegment, including  An analysis of announced production capacity  Number of units sold by manufacturer  Which backplane technologies are used by which manufacturers  A timeline of venture/partnerships activities taking place across the world in the OLED space.  Product development cycle for oxide semiconductorsWho should buy this report?  Major display manufacturers: This report helps major display manufacturers understand how the drivers and the functional needs of the industry are changing. This report will also help them see which technologies will win in which market segments, and why. It will enable them to ensure that they do not lose out when the landscape alters and when parts (or all) of their existing value chain become disrupted.  Thin film transistor technology licensors and researchers: It will help them identify how the changing display industry will benefit from which thin film transistor technology; helps them pinpoint key research frontiers and questions and therefore design their research programmes; helps them identify target markets and players for licensing their IP assets; helps them know their competitors, etc  Material suppliers to all thin film transistor technologies: It will help them understand which thin film transistors (and their associated material system) will win
  4. 4. in which markets and why. It will help them devise their strategies by backing the right technologies in the right time frames and for the right markets.  Equipment suppliers: It will help them understand which new technologies will be required and why. As a result, it will help them see which new equipment systems will be required and why. It helps them therefore plan ahead and form the right partnerships or relationships.  Circuit designers: It will help them see how oxide thin film transistors require new compensation techniques, why and for which market segments (this determines the required performance specification). This effectively highlights a new area of circuit design for companies.Contact for more information.