NanoMarkets, a leading
provider of market and technology research and industry analysis services for
the thin film, organic and printable electronics businesses, today announced
a new report discussing the changing opportunities and challenges in E-paper.
The report, titled "E-Paper Market Opportunities-2009," is scheduled
to be released in June of 2009 and is the firm's third report on this growing
market. Details about the upcoming report are available at www.nanomarkets.net.
Much has happened in the e-paper space over the past twelve months. Most notably
the arrival of Amazon's Kindle book reader has turned e-paper into a near-mass-market
technology and raised a lot of issues. E-paper has now become identified with
E Ink's electrophoretic technology. What does this mean for other players in
this space? What is the future of the many competing technologies such cholesteric
LCDs or electrochromics? And how far will the growing familiarity with e-paper
help the other applications to which e-paper is being directed; applications
such as signage, smart cards and computer peripherals?
This report analyzes the new market environment for e-paper and answers these
questions. It also looks at the many challenges that e-paper still faces. Although
e-paper has become strongly identified with the concept of flexible displays,
the first displays are at best foldable; certainly a long way from the rollable
displays that futurists have discussed. Then there is the question of color
and how far the e-paper market can evolve in a world in which people expect
color from displays.
This report assesses the latest e-paper technology and provides a quantitative
and qualitative forecast for shipments of e-paper products of all kinds ranging
from book readers and flexible mobile displays to signage, smart shelving and
smart cards. In this report, we also examine the key technology improvements
that will be required over the next eight years and assess the marketing importance
of such factors as flexibility, system architecture, resolutions, backplane
switching speeds, and color capability. We also take a look at the marketing
aspects of e-paper displays and how the supply chains are being built.
NanoMarkets has been covering the e-paper market for more than four years and
this report is a follow-on from our successful 2008 e-paper report. It provides
our views on the latest product announcements. We also examine in-depth the
latest thinking on manufacturing processes and materials used to get e-paper
to the market. Finally, the report provides strategic profiles of the leading
providers of e-paper and a detailed eight-year market forecast of e-paper markets,
broken out by application, materials and technology.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics
created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous
reports related to organic, thin film and printable electronics materials and
applications. NanoMarkets research database is the industry's most extensive
source of information on thin film, organic and printable (TOP) electronics.
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