Mobile Displays and Touchscreens

Touch screen technology for mobile devices has gone through a renaissance, largely due to the fascination surrounding iconic mobile phones such as Apple’s iPhone and the rise of media tablets such as the Apple iPad and Blackberry Playbook. Driven by a number of trends, including the growing desire for more intuitive interfaces and personalization options as device functionality increases, as well as decreasing ASPs for touch components and panels, the penetration of touch screens in mobile devices will continue to increase at varying rates, depending on device segment and touch and screen technology, as well as geographic region. This study addresses the use of touchscreen technologies in handsets, smartphones, e-readers, and ultra-mobile devices. Data includes forecasts for touchscreen penetration across device segments and regions. The use of different touchscreen technologies such as EMR, resistive, capacitive, infrared and more are highlighted. The capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of differing touchscreen implementations are analyzed and trends in OEM technology choices are tracked.

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Overview
    • 1.2. Key Findings
    • 1.3. Market Drivers
    • 1.4. Market Inhibitors
    • 1.5. Market Outlook
  • 2. MARKET OVERVIEW
    • 2.1. The iPhone Effect
    • 2.2. The Rise of Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Technology
    • 2.3. Breadth vs. Depth
    • 2.4. Multi-touch
    • 2.5. Implementation of Multi-touch
    • 2.6. Emerging Display Trends
    • 2.7. Thinner and Lighter LCDs
    • 2.8. Display and Touch Integration
    • 2.9. Conductive Materials
    • 2.10. ITO Replacements
    • 2.11. Conductive Stylus
    • 2.12. Touch Screen Components
    • 2.13. Importance of Touch Screen Controllers
    • 2.14. Mobile Devices
    • 2.15. Mobile Handsets
    • 2.16. E-readers
    • 2.17. Media Tablets
    • 2.18. Component Shortages
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    • 3.1. Screen Technologies
    • 3.2. LCD Thin Film Transistor
    • 3.3. LCD In-plane Switching
    • 3.4. OLED
    • 3.5. OLED Advantages
    • 3.6. OLED Disadvantages
    • 3.7. Quantum Dot
    • 3.8. Advantages
    • 3.9. Disadvantages
    • 3.10. Companies to Watch
    • 3.11. Mobile Display Comparison: Smartphones
    • 3.12. Touch Screen Technologies
    • 3.13. Resistive
    • 3.14. Advantages
    • 3.15. Disadvantages
    • 3.16. Applications
    • 3.17. Surface Capacitive
    • 3.18. Advantages
    • 3.19. Disadvantages
    • 3.20. Applications
    • 3.21. Projected Capacitive
    • 3.22. Advantages
    • 3.23. Disadvantages
    • 3.24. Applications
    • 3.25. Surface Acoustic Wave
    • 3.26. Advantages
    • 3.27. Disadvantages
    • 3.28. Applications
    • 3.29. Infrared
    • 3.30. Advantages
    • 3.31. Disadvantages
    • 3.32. Applications
    • 3.33. Touch Integration Methods
    • 3.34. Haptics
    • 3.35. Electronic Paper Technologies
    • 3.36. Electrophoretic Display (E Ink)
    • 3.37. EPD with Color
    • 3.38. Advantages
    • 3.39. Disadvantages
    • 3.40. Electrowetting (Liquavista/Samsung)
    • 3.41. Technology Benefits
    • 3.42. Technology Challenges
    • 3.43. Interferometric Modulation (Qualcomm Mirasol)
    • 3.44. Advantages
    • 3.45. Disadvantages
    • 3.46. Hybrid Technologies
    • 3.47. Advantages
    • 3.48. Disadvantages
  • 4. INDUSTRY PROFILES
    • 4.1. 3M
    • 4.2. Atmel Corporation
    • 4.3. AUO
    • 4.4. Cambrios Technologies Corp
    • 4.5. Corning Incorporated
    • 4.6. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    • 4.7. E Ink Holdings Inc
    • 4.8. Elo TouchSystems
    • 4.9. Hanvon Technology Co Ltd
    • 4.10. Immersion Corporation
    • 4.11. Nanosys Inc
    • 4.12. Pixel Qi Corporation
    • 4.13. Qualcomm MEMS Technologies
    • 4.14. Stantum
    • 4.15. Synaptics Inc
    • 4.16. Touch International
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Methodology
    • 5.2. Primary Sources
    • 5.3. Secondary Sources
    • 5.4. Forecast Assumptions
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
    • 7.1. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.2. Notes

Charts

  1. Touch Screen Shipments by Mobile End Device: World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Touch Screen Penetration of Smartphones
  3. Touch Screen Shipments by Mobile End Device
  4. Touch Screen Penetration of Mobile Phones

Figures

  1. The Mobile Touch Screen Display Stack
  2. Barnes & Noble Nook with Touch Screen
  3. Comparison of Visible Color Spectrum: QD and LCD Technologies
  4. Out-cell Touch
  5. Integrated On-cell Touch
  6. Integrated In-cell Touch
  7. Immersion's MOTIV Haptic Development Platform
  8. Pixel Qi 10-inch Display: Notion Ink Adam Tablet
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Research Information

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Publish Date
3Q 2011
Code
RR-TUCH-11
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
47