New NanoMarkets Report States That Transparent Display Markets to Reach $974 Million by 2019

NanoMarkets believes that the rise of wearable computing and the success of augmented reality apps in mobile devices will prove to be strong market drivers for transparent displays.

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Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report on the emerging transparent displays market. In its new report, the firm expects the market to grow to $974 million in revenue by 2019. NanoMarkets believes that the rise of wearable computing and the success of augmented reality apps in mobile devices will prove to be strong market drivers for transparent displays. Transparent displays are also attracting attention from tier one electronics firms such as Apple, AUO, Google, Japan Display, LG, Nokia, and Samsung, while raising the profile of firms such as Planar that have offered professional and retail displays for years.

For more information on the report, “Markets and Opportunities for Transparent Displays: 2014 to 2021" please visit:

About the report:

In the report, NanoMarkets analyzes the opportunities emerging from these trends. The report included an eight-year (volume and value) forecast, broken out by the following categories: mobile phones; tablets; laptops; monitors, HMDs, HUDs and smart glasses, smart watches, retail displays, digital signage, vending machines, appliances, casino games and automotive.

This report will be important reading not just for firms in the display industry, but for all firms interested in mobile communications, professional and retail displays and other related markets.

From the report:

Most “transparent” cell phones today are actually semi-transparent and sometimes the transparent display is actually the keyboard, not the main display. There are now several start ups planning to launch more sophisticated products, but the future of mobile transparent displays is in the hands of industry giants Fujitsu and Samsung. If these firms follow through on their plans, the mobile transparent display market will reach $787 million by 2019. These revenues will be further enhanced by transparent displays for wearables, where Samsung and Google have recently formed an alliance to supply OLED displays for Google Glass.

The signage and retail market has used transparent displays for some time, but is expected to reach around $110 million by 2020 fueled by new applications for transparent displays such as transparent billboards, smart vending and transparent retail displays.

Finally, while OLEDs are being pushed as a key technology solution for transparent displays the technology has its own issues. It has yet to really catch on the display industry as a whole and is not yet able to be used outdoors. NanoMarkets notes that some firms have apparently been able to create commercially viable transparent display products based on LCDs that just use ambient light. These firms include Samsung, Eyevis, and Japan Display.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the thin film and printed electronics markets and has been covering the display materials and components business for over eight years.

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