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AMOLED to surpass a-Si LCD as leading technology for small- to medium-size displays in 2016

The rise in flexible displays used in smartphones, tablet PCs and connected wearable devices, is driving growth in AMOLED which is set to become the leading next-generation display technology

27 Sep 2016 | Editor

AMOLED to surpass a-Si LCD as leading technology for small- to medium-size displays in 2016

According to a Digitimes news article IHS Merkit has published their latest research on small-,medium display. The forecast that revenues from active matrix (AM) small- to medium-size displays (9-inch or smaller), including TFT LCD, OLED, and electrophoretic displays (EPD), are expected to reach US$ 43.4 billion in 2016.

Although revenue growth has been flat since 2015, small- to medium-size AMOLED display revenues are expected to reach US$ 14.3 billion in 2016, closing in on LTPS displays (US$ 14.7 billion) and surpassing a-Si ones (US$ 14 billion).

The rise in flexible displays used in smartphones, tablet PCs and connected wearable devices, is driving growth in AMOLED which is set to become the leading next-generation display technology. At the same time, a-Si TFT LCD will eventually become a legacy display technology, with decreasing demand - especially for smartphone displays.

IHS Market - Revenues of small medium active-matrix displays - 2015/2016

Figure: IHS Market - Revenues of small medium active-matrix displays - 2015/2016

IHS Market said that in 2016 AMOLED displays have been enjoying strong demand from the smartphone market - especially the Galaxy S series from Samsung. In the China market, Oppo and Vivo have also aggressively added AMOLED displays to their high-end models in 2016.

In addition, to differentiate its mid-range smartphones, Samsung also used AMOLED displays in its Galaxy J series. At the same time, the lackluster sales of iPhone 6S had a negative impact on LCD display revenues, especially the LTPS segment.

www.digitimes.com    www.ihsmarkit.com   

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