The global market for Multi Touch Screens is projected to reach US$8 billion by 2020, driven by the era of mobile computing and the development of smart computing devices in myriad form factors. Key benefits such as fast and rapid access to digital media by eliminating text-bound interface and ability to design smaller devices in line with the current miniaturization trend are driving demand for touch screen technologies. Massive improvements in computing power, developments in hi-fidelity graphics, launch of new wireless technologies, and proliferation of rich digital content are resulting in increased interaction with dynamic data, thus driving demand for touch interfaces in various electronic devices. The United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 18.1% over the analysis period, led by factors such as strong economic growth, digitalizing lifestyles of the growing base of middle class population and increasing consumer spending on smart electronic devices.
This report analyzes the Global market for Multi Touch Screens in US$ Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for this market. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. The report profiles 63 companies including many key and niche players such as -
Baanto International Ltd.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1 Touch Screen Technologies - A Preface II-1 Table 1: Global Market for Touch Screen Devices (2013, 2014 & 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments for All-in-one PCs, Feature Phones, Monitors, Notebook PCs, Smartphones, Tablet PCs and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Multi Touch Screens - A Prelude II-3 Comparison between Touch Screen and Multi Touch Screen II-4 Market Outlook II-4 2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-5 Increasing Use of Multi Touch Screen in Mobile Devices Drives Demand II-5 Projected Capacitive Technology Spurs Growth of Multi Touch Screens II-5 Combination of Gesture Recognition and Multi Touch Technologies Offer Immense Opportunities II-6 Multi Touch Shape Recognition: An Imperative Feature in Touch Screen Technology II-6 Table 2: World Market for Touchscreen by Technology (2012-2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Capacitive, Resistive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 Resistive Touch Screens with Upgraded Controller ICs to Offer Multi Touch Functionalities II-8 Use of TDDI Adds to Growth of Multi Touch Screen Technologies II-9 Comparison of Select Features of Capacitive Touch (OGS & G/F /F) with In-cell and On-cell Technologies II-9 Single-Layer Touch Sensors Expand Application of Touch Capabilities II-9 Increasing Demand for Flexible Displays Drives Growth II-10 ITO, the Base Material for Touch Screens, Faces Supply Issues II-10 Increasing Focus on Alternatives to ITO as Materials for Touch Screens II-10 An Overview of Alternative Materials Used in Touch Screens II-11 Graphene II-11 Metal Mesh II-11 Silver Nanowire Technology II-12 Research in the Field of Multi-touch Interfaces, Then and Now II-12 Increasing Number of Patents Reflect Continuing Innovation in Touch Screen Technology II-13 Haptics in Touch-based Interfaces: An Emerging Market II-13 3. MULTI TOUCH SCREEN APPLICATION MARKETS II-14 Smartphones - The Largest Market for Multi Touch Screens II-14 Growing Sales of Smartphones Augurs Well for Multi Touch Screen Technologies II-14 Table 3: Global Market for Smartphones by Geographic Region (2013-2015): Breakdown of Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Table 4: Smartphone Penetration Worldwide (as a Percentage of Total Population) for Major Countries: 2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Table 5: Most Performed Activity on Smartphones Using Touch Technology: 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17 Trend towards Sleeker Mobiles Augurs Well for Thin Touch Sensors II-17 Tablets: Another Key Market for Multi Touch Screens II-17 Touch Screens Notebook PCs: A Business Case for Multi Touch Screens Technologies II-18 Table 6: Global Notebooks Market by Screen Type (2013-2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for Touch Notebooks and Non-Touch Notebooks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19 Table 7: Select Notebook Manufacturers and their Touch Proliferation (% of Total Notebooks Manufactured with Touch Screens) for the Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 Multi Touch Screens Find Increasing Usage in Gaming, Retail and Digital Signage Applications II-20 Increasing Adoption of Multi-Touch Screen Technology in Infotainment Applications II-21 Addressing Diverse Audiences and Content II-22 Robust Software Design and Integration II-22 Viewable in Bright Light II-22 Location of Display II-22 Touch Screen: The Most Ubiquitous Technology in Educational Sector II-22 Touch Screen Technology: Adoption and Utilization in Early Childhood Education II-23 Multi Touch Screens Make Learning Sessions Highly Interactive for Students II-23 Touch Screens in Public Shared Devices: An Attractive Opportunity II-24 Growing Trend towards Touch Screen ATMs: Opportunity for Growth II-25 Global ATM Market - An Opportunity Indicator II-26 Table 8: Global Automated Teller Machines Market by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Installed Base in ‘000 Units for 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26 Multi Touch Technology Makes Inroads in Automation Industry with Multi Touch HMI II-26 Multi Touch HMI Screens in Industrial Sector Gaining Share II-27 Visualization is Here to Stay II-28 4. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW II-29 Multi-touch Technology: Enabling Easy and Intuitive Operability II-29 Added Features Make Operations Easy II-29 Multi-Touch Screen Technologies Transforming Communication II-30 Electronic Pitch II-30 Envisioning Intricate Multi-touch Gestures on Large Format Screens II-30 Multi Touch Screen in iPhone Facilitate Multiple Touch Commands II-32 Software and Technologies Supporting Multi Touch Functionality II-32 ZeroTouch: An Optical Multi-Touch Interface and Free-Air Interaction Architecture II-32 CPLDs Enable Development of Multipoint Touch Displays and Panels II-33 Walls and Touch Tables Enjoy LED Display with Multi Touch Screens II-34 Innovations in Multi Touch Screen Technologies in Commercial and Industrial Applications II-34 LCD Touch Kiosks II-34 Touch&Go Beam™ II-34 FingerTip® Touchscreen Controllers II-35 3M™ Multi-Touch Display M2256PW II-35 Multi Touch Screens Emerge as Enablers of Mapping Applications II-35 5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-36 Multi Touch Screens - An Introduction II-36 Development of Multi Touch Screen Technology II-36 Pros and Cons of Multi Touch Interfaces II-37 Benefits II-37 Drawbacks II-37 A Review of Various Types of Multi Touch Screen Technologies II-38 Resistive Touch Screen II-38 Capacitive Touch Screen II-38 Classification of Capacitive Touchscreens II-39 Surface Capacitance II-39 Projected Capacitance II-39 Mutual Capacitance II-39 Resistive Touch Screen Vs Capacitive Multi Touch Screen II-39 In-Cell/On Cell Touch Technology II-40 Infrared grid II-40 Infrared Acrylic Projection II-41 Dispersive Signal Technology II-41 Acoustic Pulse Recognition II-41 A Comparison of Major Characteristics of Various Touch Screen Technologies II-42 A Review of Optical Based Touch Surfaces II-42 Diffuse Illumination (DI) II-42 Diffused Surface Illumination (DSI) II-43 Pros and Cons of DSI II-43 LCD Enabled MT Surfaces with Optical-Based Sensors II-43 Optical-Based Approaches: Bezel-IR for LCD II-43 Optical-Based Approaches: Matrix of IR Transceivers II-44 Optical Touch Screens and Shadow Sense Touch Interfaces II-44 Optical Sensing Multi Touch Technology II-45 FTIR System and its Layers II-45 DRAS® - Another Multi Touch Sensing Technology II-46 6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-47 Luso Introduces TimeLink’s New Line of Multi-Touch Panels II-47 Acquire Digital to Introduce New Range of Multi-Touch Applications II-47 Fujitsu Components America Introduces New Line of Projected Capacitive Touch Panels II-47 3M Touch Systems Launches New Line of Multi-Touch Solutions II-47 Planar Systems Unveils 84-inch 4K Planar UltraRes Touch II-47 ViewSonic Releases New 10-Point Multi-Touch 22” Display II-48 Fujitsu Introduces New Resistive Touch Panels II-48 Zytronic Releases Large Curved Multi-touch Screen Technology II-48 3M Touch Systems to Unveil New Range of Multi-Touch Products II-48 Synaptics Introduces Single Layer On-Cell (SLOC) Capacitive Touch Solution II-48 DISPLAX Launches New Versions of Skin Multitouch II-48 Neonode Releases Enhanced Circular Multi-Touch and Proximity Platform II-48 SensaTouch Releases New Range of Multi-Touch Overlays II-49 Omnivision Studios Showcases New & Improved Omnitapps Business Multi-Touch Suite 3.0 II-49 7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-50 Astec Technology Enters into Partnership with 3M II-50 NUITEQ Inks Agreement with Multitouch II-50 Canatu Enters into Partnership with Display Solution II-50 Baanto Enters into Partnership with NEC II-50 Multi Touch Enters into Partnership with Ventuz II-50 Matrox® Graphics Collaborates with 3M™ Touch Systems II-51 Zytronic and DisplayLite Enter into an Agreement II-51 8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-52 3M8 LLC (US) II-52 3M Company (US) II-52 Baanto International Ltd. (Canada) II-52 Cando Corporation (Taiwan) II-53 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US) II-53 Displax Interactive Systems (Portugal) II-53 ELK Corp. (Korea) II-54 FUJITSU LIMITED (Japan) II-54 HannsTouch Solution Inc. (Taiwan) II-55 Immersion Corporation (US) II-55 IntuiLab SA (France) II-56 JTOUCH Corporation (Taiwan) II-56 Natural User Interface Technologies AB (Sweden) II-56 Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-56 Synaptics (US) II-57 TouchMagix Media Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-57 TPK Holding Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-58 Wintek Corporation (Taiwan) II-58 Young Fast Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-58 Zytronic Displays Ltd. (UK) II-58 9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-59 Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Multi Touch Screens by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59 Table 10: World Historic Review for Multi Touch Screens by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60 Table 11: World 11-Year Perspective for Multi Touch Screens by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61 III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Total Companies Profiled: 63 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 68) The United States (24) Canada (2) Japan (5) Europe (14) - France (1) - Germany (3) - The United Kingdom (6) - Rest of Europe (4) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (22) Latin America (1)