LCD Glass Substrates - Global Strategic Business Report

LCD Glass Substrates - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Nov 9, 2011, 223 Pages
US$4,200.00
GIA-MCP6468

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for LCD Glass Substrates in Thousand Square Meters by the following end-use applications - LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and Others (including OLED TV among others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2008 through 2017. The report profiles 27 companies including many key and niche players such as Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AvanStrate, Inc., Corning, Inc., Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd., IRICO Group Electronics Company Limited, LG Display, and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.  Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3
Lcd Glass Substrates 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4
A Prelude 4
LCD Glass Substrates Industry-Major Highlights 4
Current & Future Analysis 4
Brief Overview of the LCD Market 5
LCD Glass Substrates: A Market Primer 5
Table 1: World LCD Glass Substrates Market (2009 and 2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Leading Manufacturers- Corning
(incld. SCP), Asahi Glass Company, Nippon Electric Glass and
AvanStrate (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 6

Table 2: World Large-Area TFT-LCD Panel Market (2010):
Estimated Percentage Breakdown of Production by Region-
Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Japan and China (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 7
Global Large-Area TFT-LCD Applications (2010): Leading
Manufacturers Ranked in Terms of Unit Shipments 7
Table 3: Global TFT-LCD Panel Market (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Components
-Backlight, Color Filter, PCB/Module Component, Polarizer,
Glass, Driver IC, Chemical & Indirect Material, Liquid
Crystal, Inverter, Sputtering Target and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 8
Recession Woes 8
LCD Glass Substrate Producers Hold an Upper Hand 9
Requirements for a Successful LCD Glass Substrates Market 10

3. TRENDS AND ISSUES 11
Manufacturers Vying to Meet Rising Demand for LCD Glass
Substrates 11
LCD TVs: A Primary Driving Force For Glass Substrates Industry 11
Booming LCD TV Market Spurs Innovation Among Glass Substrate
Makers 11
Rising Television Penetration in Households 12
Higher Penetration of LCDs in Comparison to Plasma and CRT TVs 12
Increase in Average Size of LCD TV Screens 12
Acceleration in Demand from Emerging Markets 12
Table 4: World LCD TV Market (2008, 2010 & 2015): Breakdown
of TV Installed Base and LCD TV Penetration Rate By Leading
Region - China, Europe, North America, Japan and Rest of
World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13
Shorter LCD Replacement Cycles 13
Demand for Larger Displays Encourage Production of Larger
Substrates 13
Newer Generations Witness Stronger Growth Rate 14
Table 5: Glass Substrates Generations and Changes in
Dimension 14
Panel Manufacturers Moving Upstream 14
Table 6: LCD Material Cost Review: Percentage Breakup of
Average Production Cost by Components or Materials- BLU,
Color Filter, Array Level, Glass, Polarizer, Driver IC,
Crystal, Chemicals and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 15
Small and Medium Size LCD Panels Gain Attention 15
Lightweight Glass Beneficial for Portable Applications 15
Defect-Free Glass Vital for Monitors 16
Attempts to Become Cost Effective 16
Concerns on the Demand Front 16
Adverse Impact of Rising Fuel and Raw Materials Prices 16

4. FPD AND LCD INDUSTRY - A BRIEF OVERVIEW 17
Flat Panel Display (FPD): An Established Market 17
Characteristics of the Flat Panel Display Industry 17
Factors Driving the FPD Industry 18
Technology Overview of FPD Market 18
LCD- The largest FPD Segment 18
Table 7: World FPD Output (2010): Percentage Breakdown by
Leading Technology - TFT LCD (greater than 10”), TFT LCD (less than 10”), OLED,
PDP, Micro display, TN/STN LCD and Others (In US$ Million)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19
Figure: Supply Chain of the LCD Industry 19
Key Facts of the LCD Industry 20
Figure: Supply Chain of the LCD Panel Industry 20
Table 8: World LCD Panel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Shipments by Company - LG Display, Samsung
Electronics, AU Optronics, Chimei Innolux (including Chi
Mei Optoelectronics), and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 21
LCD TVs Gain Strong Foothold in the Television Market 21
LCD TVs Dominate the Market for Large-Size TVs 21
Monitor Panels Replacing Small-Size LCD TV Panels 22

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 23
LCD Glass Substrates 23
Intrinsic Properties 23
Extrinsic Properties 23
Types of LCD Glass Substrates 24
Soda Lime Glass 24
Borosilicate Glass 24
Boro-aluminosilicate Glass 24
Manufacturing Processes 24
Float Glass Process 24
Fusion Process 24
Glass Substrate Technologies- Fusion and Float Processes 25
LCD Panel Generations 25
Table 9: Evolution of Glass Substrates 25
Liquid Crystal Display 26
Characteristic of Liquid Crystal - Is it Solid or Liquid? 26
Types of Liquid Crystal Displays 26
Twisted Nematic (TN) 26
In-Phase Switching (IPS) 26
Advanced Fringe Field Switching (AFFS) 27
Vertically Aligned (VA) 27
Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) 27
Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA) 27
Advanced Super View (ASV) 28
Specifications of LCD Monitors 28
Resolution 28
Dot Pitch 28
Input Lag 28
Viewable Size 28
Response Time 29
Refresh Rate 29
Matrix Type 29
Active Matrix 29
Passive Matrix 29
Color Support 30
Brightness 30
Contrast Ratio 30
Aspect Ratio 30
Drawbacks of LCD Technology 30
Scaling Limitations 30
Restricted Color Resolution 30
Lower Contrast Ratios 30
Longer Response Times 31
Motion Blur 31
Limitation of Viewing Angles 31
Fragility 31
Vertical and Horizontal Banding 31
Backlights Containing Toxic Substance 31

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 32
AGC Debuts Thinnest Soda-Lime Glass Substrate 32
Asahi Glass to Launch Dragontrail, Damage Resistant Glass 32
AGC Develops Ultra-Thin Float Glass for Touch Screen Displays 32
Corning Commercializes Eagle XG Slim 32
Corning Expands Eagle XG Slim LCD Glass Substrate Range 33
IRICO Group Releases 0.55 mm and 0.63 mm 5th-Generation LCD
Glass Substrates 33
Corning Launches Jade™ Glass for Mobile Devices 33

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 34
Corning Wins Contract From Sony for BRAVIA® LCD TVs 34
Asahi Glass Commences Construction of Facility in Guangming 34
Asahi Establishes Second TFT-LCD Facility in China 34
Samsung Suzhou Commences Construction of 7.5-Gen Glass
Substrate Facility 35
S-LCD Establishes Panel Production Facility 35
GTOC to Commence Production at Shenzhen Facility 35
Xufei Starts LCD Glass Plate Project in Zhengzhou 35
Corning to Commence Construction of new LCD Glass Substrate
Facility 36
Irico (Zhangjiagang) Builds TFT-LCD Glass Substrate Facility 36
IRICO Group Initiates Trial Operations of Phase II LCD Glass
Substrate Project 36
Showa Denko to Raise Price of Cerium-based Glass Substrate
Polishing Agents 36
Corning Unveils Expansion Plans 36
Asahi Glass to Initiate Sales of Glass-Ceramic Substrates 37
Asahi Glass to Establish TFT-LCD Glass Substrate Facility in
China 37
G-Tech to Establish New production Line for 6G 37
Sharp to Enhance LCD Panel Production Capacity 37
Sharp Commences Operations at LCD Panel Plant in Japan 38
IRICO Group Initiates Construction of TFT-LCD Glass Substrate
Project 38
CNBM to Establish LCD Glass Substrate Plant in Chengdu 38
IRICO Group to Construct TFT-LCD Glass Substrate Production
Lines in Anhui Province 39
IRICO Group Closes Sixth-Generation LCD Panel Production Line
in Chengdu 39
LG Group to Construct LED and LCD Glass Substrate Plant in
Gyeonggi Province 39
Sharp to Enter into Joint Venture with China Electronics 39
G-Tech to Build Production Facility in STSP 40
Corning and Soitec to Jointly Develop SiOG Substrates for
OLED Mobile Displays 40
Corning Boost LCD Glass Production Capacity at Taichung Plant 40
Asahi to Establish New Production Line 41
IRICO Granted Approval for Acquiring Stake in IRICO Glass 41
IRICO Group Acquires Majority Stake in IRICO Glass 41
Carlyle Japan Acquires Stake in AvanStrate 41
Asahi Glass Purchases SCHOTT Processing Korea 42
Sony Enters into Agreement with Sharp 42
Corning Inaugurates LCD Glass Substrate Plant 42
Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Completes Construction of
TFT-LCD Production Line 42
Corning to Collocate TFT-grade Generation 10 Glass Substrate
Facility with Sharp 43
Samsung Electronics and Sony to Invest in LCD Joint Venture 43
Corning Expands LCD Glass Substrate Manufacturing Facility 43
Matsushita Electric Industrial to Establish LCD Panel Plant
in Hyogo Prefecture 43

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 44
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) 44
AvanStrate, Inc. (Japan) 44
Corning, Inc. (US) 44
Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd (Korea) 45
IRICO Group Electronics Company Limited (China) 45
LG Display (Korea) 46
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) 46

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 47
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for LCD Glass Substrates by Geographic Region - Taiwan, Korea,
Japan, China and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2008
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 47

Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass Substrates
by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 48

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
LCD TVs by Geographic Region - Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume
Sales in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 49

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for LCD TVs by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in Thousand
Square Meters for Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PC
Monitors by Geographic Region - Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume
Sales in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for PC Monitors by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in
Thousand Square Meters for Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Laptop/Notebook by Geographic Region - Taiwan, Korea, Japan,
China and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2008 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Laptop/Notebook by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in
Thousand Square Meters for Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Others by Geographic Region - Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume
Sales in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Others by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in Thousand
Square Meters for Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

10. TAIWAN 57
A.Market Analysis 57
Outlook 57
Major Highlights 57
Table 20: Taiwan LCD Glass Substrates Market (Q4 2009):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Leading
Manufacturers- Corning (excluding Samsung Corning
Precision), Asahi Glass Company, Nippon Electric Glass and
AvanStrate (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58
Taiwan Emerging As a Dominant Player in Global TFT-LCD Market 58
Table 21: Taiwan FPD Output (2010): Percentage Breakdown by
Leading Technology - TFT LCD (greater than 10”), TFT LCD (less than 10”),
TN/STN LCD, OLED, Micro display, PDP and Others (In US$
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58
Domestic TFT-LCD Manufacturers Provide Impetus to LCD Panel
Market 59
Product Introductions/Innovations 59
Recent Industry Activity 60
B.Market Analytics 62
Table 22: Taiwan Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for LCD Glass Substrates by End-Use Application-
LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook and Others Independently
Analyzed with Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 23: Taiwanese 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass
Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and
Others for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 63

11. KOREA 64
A.Market Analysis 64
Outlook 64
South Korean LCD Manufacturers Defy Glass Substrate Shortage 64
Overview of the LCD Panel Industry 65
Increasing Demand for Small and Medium Size Panels 65
Investments in China 65
Table 24: Korean LCD Glass Substrates Market (Q4 2009):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Leading
Manufacturers- Samsung Corning Precision, Asahi Glass
Company, Nippon Electric Glass and AvanStrate (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 65
Recent Industry Activity 66
Key Players 67
B.Market Analytics 68
Table 25: Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for LCD Glass Substrates by End-Use Application-
LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook and Others Independently
Analyzed with Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 26: Korean 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass
Substrates by End-Use Application- Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and
Others for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 69

12. JAPAN 70
A.Market Analysis 70
Outlook 70
The Downfall of Japan's FPD Industry 70
Table 27: Japanese LCD Glass Substrates Market (Q4 2009):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Leading
Manufacturers- Corning (excluding Samsung Corning
Precision), Asahi Glass Company, Nippon Electric Glass and
AvanStrate (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71
Product Introductions/Innovations 71
Recent Industry Activity 72
Select Players 75
B.Market Analytics 76
Table 28: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for LCD Glass Substrates by End-Use Application-
LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook and Others Independently
Analyzed with Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 29: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass
Substrates by End-Use Application- Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and
Others for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 77

13. CHINA 78
A.Market Analysis 78
Outlook 78
Major Highlights of LCD Industry 78
Table 30: China LCD Glass Substrates Market (Q4 2009):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Leading
Manufacturers- Corning (incld. SCP), Asahi Glass Company,
Nippon Electric Glass and AvanStrate (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 31: China Large TFT LCD Panel Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Driver IC Value Shipments by Top
Vendors - Samsung, Himax, Novatek, NEC, Electronics,
Panasonic, MagnaChip, Toshiba and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 79
Overview of LCD Industry in China 79
China to Outpace Japan in Large-Area TFT-LCD Panel Production 80
Table 32: Global TFT-LCD Panel Production (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Producing Nations - Korea,
Taiwan, Japan, China and Singapore (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 80
Chinese LCD Procurement from Japan Hit by the Recent Quake 81
Attempts to Reduce Reliance on Overseas Suppliers 81
Substrate Manufacturers Keen on Serving the Chinese LCD
Panel Market 81
Timeframe & Status of LCD Panel Projects in Near Term
(2011-2012) 82
Sales of LCD TVs Expected to Witness Robust Growth 82
Table 33: China LCD TV Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues by Major Players - Skyworth, Hisense, TCL,
Konka, Changhong, Rowa, Haier and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 82
Government Stimulus Plans Expected to Fuel Sales of LCD TVs 83
China Lacks Domestic Raw Material Production Base for
Surging LCD Panel Industry 83
Product Innovation 83
Recent Industry Activity 84
Select Players 88
B.Market Analytics 89
Table 34: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for LCD Glass Substrates by End-Use Application-
LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook and Others
Independently Analyzed with Volume Sales in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 89

Table 35: Chinese 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass
Substrates by End-Use Application- Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and
Others for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 90

14. REST OF WORLD 91
A.Market Analysis 91
Outlook 91
Select Regional Market Overview 91
The United States 91
Brief Overview of LCD Market 91
EPA Guidelines Prompt Re-Designing of LCD TVs 91
India 92
Overview of TFT-LCD Market 92
Growth of LCD Panel Market in India 92
India to Emerge as Global Frontrunner for LCD TVs 93
Key Features and Challenges of the Industry 93
Singapore 93
Table 36: Singapore LCD Glass Substrates Market (Q4
2009): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Leading
Manufacturers- Asahi Glass Company and AvanStrate 93
Product Innovations 94
Recent Industry Activity 94
Select Player 95
B.Market Analytics 96
Table 37: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for LCD Glass Substrates by End-Use Application-
LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook and Others Independently
Analyzed with Volume Sales in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 38: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for LCD Glass
Substrates by End-Use Application- Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for LCD TV, PC Monitor, Laptop/Notebook, and
Others for Years 2008, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 97

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 27 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 31)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 2
Japan 11
Europe 2
France 1
Germany 1
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 16

 

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