Current LCD Module Trends: High Global Demand and Rapid Innovation

The increasing global demand for LCD modules demonstrates the new and diverse uses of LCDs. Recent innovations particularly underline the flexible functions of LCDs, as well as its advantages of brightness, sharpness, and reduced energy consumption. New technologies enhance and expand the applications of LCD modules, predominantly for new, slimmer products, of all sizes.

Global Demand for LCD Displays

Market research analyst, Technavio, approximated that the large area LCD market sold more than 738 million units last year. Likewise, it is estimated that revenues would reach $84 billion for the next three years. The leading market analyst in Technavio, Chandrashekhar, asserted that the lessened thickness of LCD glass substrates allowed manufacturers to produce thinner and lighter products.

Furthermore, LCD manufacturers have succeeded in cutting down production costs. Besides these advantages, Chandrashekhar emphasized the preference for eco-friendly LCD products, such as glass substrates which eliminate heavy metals, namely arsenic, barium, and antimony.

The market report highlighted the driving forces of this growth too, which are the development of 3D smart, UHD, and LCD television sets, expanded applications for large area LCDs, and the mounting popularity of said LCDs among end users.

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Recent Innovations in LCD Modules

A number of innovations in LCD modules have enhanced demand. An example is the full-active LCD, which uses novel high-density wiring structure and new processing and model technologies. This type of LCD can result in a decrease in size of the lower bezels of smartphones and enable them to be as slim as the other three sides.

A full-active LCD can enable the display size to be as large as the smartphone. Such an LCD module may fit full-screen-faced smartphones that companies such as Apple intend to build. Other features of a full-active LCD are low power consumption and flexibility.

Other innovations are add-on smartphone hardware and wearables. For instance, some smartphone makers offer LCD projectors and wearables, such as LCD smartwatches. These add-ons maximize the flexibility and lightweight properties of LCD modules.

LCD module trends indicate high global demand and innovations. New ways of using LCDs contribute to greater global demand, whether markets demand bigger or smaller products. LCD modules can cater to customers who want bigger smartphones, LCD TVs, and computer monitors, as well as smaller watches and other sports gadgets with screens. Novel products that require durable, lightweight LCDs drive the consumption of new LCD modules.

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“Apple Inc. May Be Using This New Tech in iPhone 8,” Ashraf Eassa, Fox Business News, 13 Nov. 2016

“Global Large Area LCD Display Market to Surpass Unit Shipment Sales of over 820 Million by 2019, According to Technavio,” Business Wire, 25 Jan. 2016

“Motorola’s Moto Z smartphone redefines the meaning of mobility,” Steven Max Patterson, Network World, 21 July 2016