New Report on Transparent Conductor Industry Opportunities in Touch-Screen Sector Published by MarketPublishers.com

09 Nov 2011 • by Natalie Aster
New Report on Transparent Conductor Industry Opportunities in Touch-Screen Sector Published by MarketPublishers.com

LONDON – Recently, touch-screen devices have become one of the most rapidly growing segments in the display industry. Touch-screen displays also make use of transparent conductive coatings, which means that touch-screens are seen as an immediate opportunity for the host of new companies emerging in the transparent conductor market. And the attractiveness of the touch-screen market to the makers of novel transparent conductors is enhanced by the fact that the touch-sensor industry appears to be getting rid of a dependence on indium tin oxide (ITO) with its high costs and low mechanical performance.

Though, the amount of transparent conductors produced is sufficient for the touch-sensor business, the question that has to be answered is how much the touch-screen sector should really mean to transparent conductor makers. Touch-screens may be an opportunity, but are they an opportunity big enough to build a substantial business on? Will touch screens be a step to bigger things than just a way for firms manufacturing transparent conductors to bring in some short-term money? All these questions and many more are discussed in the report.

New market research report “Opportunities for Transparent Conductors in the Touch-Screen Display Industry—2011” developed by NanoMarkets LC has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Opportunities for Transparent Conductors in the Touch-Screen Display Industry—2011
Published: November, 2011
Price: US$ 2,795

The study enhances an understanding of the latest trends, requirements and potential of the touch-screen sector from the perspective of the transparent conductor industry. It presents a detailed analysis and forecast of all the new markets that are opening up for transparent conductors in the booming touch-screen industry. By examining each of the leading touch-screen technologies, the report highlights and quantifies the opportunities for transparent conductors in this space over the next eight-years, reveals the kinds of conductors to be required as well as the best potential suppliers. Key discussions of the strategies currently being deployed by transparent conductor firms as they attack touch screen markets are also provided.

Report Contents:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
E.1 How willing is the touch-screen sensor industry to abandon ITO?
E.2 Where the opportunities are
  E.2.1 Analog resistive touch markets
  E.2.2 Projected capacitive
  E.2.3 Other
E.3 Opportunities by type of materials supplier
  E.3.1 Alternative TCOs
  E.3.2 Conductive polymers
  E.3.3 Nanomaterials
E.4 How will in-cell touch change the opportunity profile for transparent conductor makers
E.5 Summary of eight-year forecasts of transparent conductors used in touch-screen displays

CHAPTER ONE : INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to this report
1.2 Objective and scope of this report
1.3 Methodology of this report
1.4 Plan of this report

CHAPTER TWO: AVAILABLE MARKETS FOR TRANSPARENT CONDUCTORS IN THE TOUCH-SCREEN INDUSTRY
2.1 Resistive technology touch screens as a market for transparent conductors
  2.1.1 Use of transparent conductors in analog resistive technology
  2.1.2 The future of analog resistive technology
  2.1.3 Openness to new transparent conductors by analog resistive touch sensor firms
  2.1.4 Transparent conductors for digital resistive touch technologies
2.2 Capacitive technology touch-screens as a market for transparent conductors
  2.2.1 Use of transparent conductors in projected capacitive technology
  2.2.2 The future of projected capacitive technology
  2.2.3 Openness to new transparent conductors by projected capacitive touch sensor firms
  2.2.4 Transparent conductors for surface capacitive touch technologies
2.3 Opportunities for transparent conductors in other types of display touch sensors
  2.3.1 Infrared
  2.3.2 SAW
  2.3.3 Acoustic pulse recognition
  2.3.4 Dispersive signal technology
  2.3.5 Force sensing
  2.3.6 Optical
2.4 Transparent conductors for in-cell/in-pixel technologies

CHAPTER THREE: MATERIALS SUPPLIER PERSPECTIVES
3.1 Alternative transparent conductive oxide suppliers
  3.1.1 Ability of alt-TCOs to replace ITO in touch displays
  3.1.2 Success stories and challenges to date for alt-TCO makers in the touch-sensor market
  3.1.3 Future opportunities for alt-TCO makers in the touch sensor market
3.2 Conductive polymer suppliers
  3.2.1 The potential for conductive polymers to replace ITO on low-end touch displays
  3.1.2 Success stories and challenges to date for conductive polymer makers in the touch-sensor market
  3.1.3 Future opportunities for conductive polymer makers in the touch sensor market
3.3 Nanomaterials suppliers
  3.3.1 Carbon nanotube and silver nanostructure inks as an ITO replacement
  3.3.2 Success stories and challenges to date for nanomaterials makers in the touch-sensor market
  3.3.3 Future opportunities for conductive polymer makers in the touch sensor market

CHAPTER FOUR: FORECASTS OF TRANSPARENT CONDUCTOR DEMAND BY THE TOUCH-SCREEN INDUSTRY
4.1 Forecasting methodology
4.2 Forecast of transparent conducting material used by the touch-screen industry, by market sector
4.3 Forecast of transparent conducting material used by the touch-screen industry, by type of transparent conductor

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