DisplaySearch forecasts OLED revenues to rise to $3 billion in 2007

OCTOBER 21--DisplaySearch (Austin, TX), a leader in FPD market research and consulting, has released its third annual Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED) Technology Report forecasting that OLEDs will produce revenues of $85 million in 2002 and rise to $3 billion by 2007.

OCTOBER 21--DisplaySearch (Austin, TX), a leader in FPD market research and consulting, has released its third annual Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED) Technology Report forecasting that OLEDs will produce revenues of $85 million in 2002 and rise to $3 billion by 2007, propelled by mobile phones, PDAs, and camera applications. The report predicts that five applications--mobile phones, mobile phone sub-displays, PDAs, digital cameras, and camcorders--will account for most of this rapid growth. By 2007, OLEDs are expected to grab greater than a 4% share of the FPD market.

"Perhaps no display technology, since the TFT LCD, is expected to have such a profound influence on the market as OLEDs," said Barry Young, DisplaySearch vice president and author of the report. "We predict that it will not only compete against AMLCDs in selected markets, but fulfill the promise of creating new markets. An understanding of the benefits and challenges of OLEDs along with detailed profiles of the players, their commercialization status and their technology and product strategies are revealed making this a critical report for anyone in the display industry."

The report forecasts that active-matrix OLEDs (AMOLEDs), which deliver clear performance advantages over conventional LCDs in many small applications, will gather 30% to 40% market share in selected applications. In the next 12 months alone, at least four major AMOLED fabs are expected to begin production. While most intend to use low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS)TFTs, there is a growing interest in the use of a-Si (amorphous silicon) TFTs as backplanes for AMOLEDs. The report describes how AU Optronics has already produced an AMOLED using an a-Si backplane and explains in what conditions a-Si may be successfully adopted. DisplaySearch predicts that passive-matrix OLEDs (PMOLEDs) will have moderate success in niche applications such as mobile phone sub-displays and in car-audio consoles and industrial markets.

The report is available for $3000-$3500. To view the table of contents, please visit www.displaysearch.com//sample_files/OLED2002_TOC.html. The OLED Emitter, a monthly newsletter dedicated to reporting the latest news on OLEDs, is also available for $995--$1995.

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