Glen Allen, Virginia: According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global market for transparent conductors (TCs) will generate $4.6 Billion (USD) in 2019. This report, “Transparent Conductor Markets: 2014-2021” sees non-ITO TCs accounting for $1.8 Billion in revenues in 2019 up from $640 million today.
According to NanoMarkets, ITO will account for just 60 percent of the TC market in 2019, with revenues from ITO having peaked. NanoMarkets remains bullish on the alternative TC business but believes that this report gives a more realistic valuation of the TC sector than other quoted industry sources.
This is the latest report from NanoMarkets’ longstanding coverage of the markets for transparent conductors which began in 2007.
This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how transparent conductor firms can best generate new business revenues. Unlike other reports on the transparent conductor (TC) market which focus primarily on the touch-screens, this report provides a comprehensive analysis and eight-year forecast 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.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.