Global e-Paper Display Market to Reach US$6.5 Billion by 2018, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on e-Paper Display markets. The global market for e-Paper Displays is projected to reach US$6.5 billion by the year 2018, propelled by increasing application in electronic shelf labels; e-textbooks; e-books; e-magazines; e-newspapers; mobile phones; point-of-purchase and public signage displays; smartcards and credit cards displays; and clothes and other wearable items. The market is also likely to witness emergence of several new applications and technologies for supporting e-books and its rising popularity as well as e-paper market growth.

e-Paper Display: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – e-Paper Display is a revolutionary display technology that facilitates development of next generation electronic displays. The technology emulates appearance of ink on regular paper by reflecting light in a manner similar to that of the regular paper. Extensive distribution of e-paper could impact the traditional paper industry by causing it to shrink enormously. The concept of ‘paperless office’ is gaining popularity due to the growing Internet usage as well as introduction of unique file formats intended for sharing documents over the Internet. The e-paper displays market is expected to display tremendous growth owing to high demand in the near future. e-paper is expected to create new markets for novel devices. The original e-paper display technology is available in the market in the form of e-reading devices. E-readers exclusively suit the e-paper technology and represent the highly popular application for e-paper. Electrophoteric technology is the core technology for the manufacture of e-readers and other technologies are also coming up for e-reader manufacturing. The e-paper display market, being novel in nature, is dependent on consumer acceptance as well as availability of digital content.

Due to its versatility, durability, and flexibility, an e-paper display finds its application in a wide array of products such as home appliances, medical devices, toys, electronic gadgets, mobile devices, electronic message boards, and e-book readers. The e-paper display is expected to significantly reduce the growing demand for paper and facilitate creation of a paperless environment. e-newspapers offered through a wireless connection are witnessing an increase in their usage in various companies and libraries. Businesses creating billboards and posters are also significantly contributing towards the usage of e-paper display. The enhanced usage of e-paper display intended for advertisements would further lower the demand for paper. In addition, production time for creating advertisements would be reduced, while companies would be offered greater liberty for implementing novel ideas.

With e-reading devices generating a major share of the total revenues earned by the global e-paper display market, the growth or decline of the e-reader market is expected to affect the global e-paper display market. The growth of the PC tablet market introduced users to portable display electronics, mainly designed for multimedia applications and entertainment. Increasing adoption of e-reading devices by consumers increased the demand for e-paper displays in the market.

The next stage of e-paper evolution is expected to occur with the commercial availability of flexible e-paper. Flexible e-paper would feature an ultra-thin form factor, covered with a metal foil to provide unmatched light weight and flexibility characteristics to the display. Flexible e-paper is expected to make foray into diverse range of non-battery operated items. For instance, a prototype of snowboard enabled with e-paper technology features a screen that displays time, speed, temperature, location, weather forecast, direction, and even enables the users to access email using Bluetooth. The display, powered by a piezoelectric generator embedded within the board, is activated by stomping, riding, or bending the board. Other such innovative applications include a music stand featuring electronic sheet music; and e-paper integrated with a cutting board that combines a conventional cutting board with recipes. Flexible e-paper is also expected to emerge as a green alternative to actual paper. With many companies inking deals related to research and produce the new technology, flexible e-paper is expected to soon replace paper, books as well as currently popular e-readers.

As stated by the new market research report on e-Paper Display, the US represents the largest market for e-paper displays. Europe represents the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 47.4% over the analysis period. Application of e-paper displays in smartcards is the fastest growing market segment in the global e-paper display market, registering a CAGR of about 81.7% over the analysis period.

Major players in the marketplace include Acreo AB, AU Optronics Corporation, SiPix Imaging, Inc., E Ink Holdings, Inc., Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Gamma Dynamics, LLC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Kent Displays, Inc., NTERA, Inc., Pervasive Displays, Inc., Plastic Logic Ltd., Polymer Vision Ltd., QualComm MEMS Technologies, Samsung LCD Netherlands R&D Center, Seiko Epson Corporation, and Zikon, Inc.

The research report titled “e-Paper Display: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, technology overview, product innovations/launches, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for the period 2009-2018 for major geographic markets, such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World. Market analytics are provided in terms of value (US$ Million) by application, including e-Reading Devices, Signage/Poster Devices, Mobile Phones & Music Players, Smart Cards, and Other Applications.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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