E-Paper Display Market By Product (E-book Readers, Mobile Devices and PC, Poster and Signage, Smart Cards and Smart Packaging, Others), Technology (Electrophoretic, Electrowetting, Cholesteric, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

This report analyzes the global e-paper display market regarding product types, technology, and geography. Based on product types, the market is segmented into e-book readers, mobile phones and PC, posters and signage, smart packaging and smart cards, and others (navigation screens, avionic displays, etc.).

Similarly, based on technology, the market for e-paper displays is further classified into electrophoretic, electrowetting, cholesteric, and others (electrochromic, etc.). The geographical distribution of the global e-paper display market considered in this study encompasses regional markets such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Superior features offered in terms of thickness, power consumption, flexibility, and visibility in daylight make e-paper displays a potential futuristic display technology for both consumer and non-consumer (industrial and commercial) applications. In addition, the introduction of large format flexible displays is expected to offer sound opportunities for market growth during the forecast period 2015 – 2022.

Even though the market for e-readers is on a decline, the regulated demand from the segment (which currently accounts for a major chunk of the total market revenue) is expected to drive the e-paper display market, at least during the first two-three years of the forecast period 2015 – 2022. These factors are expected to contribute toward a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2015 – 2022. The e-paper display market is expected to reach US$ 3,837.2 Mn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 13.6% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022.

1.1 Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “E-Paper Display Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants in-depth insights to enable them to make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global E-paper industry.

1.1.1 Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Display Manufacturers
  • Mobile Device Manufacturers
  • Wearable Technology-based Product Manufacturers
  • End-users

Overall, the research study provides:

  • A holistic view of the global e-paper display market.
  • Offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022.
  • Keeping in mind the factors mentioned above.

Based on product type, the e-paper display market is categorized into the following segments:

  • E-book Readers
  • Mobile Devices and PC
  • Poster and Signage
  • Smart Cards and Smart Packaging
  • Others (Avionics Display, Navigation Screens, etc.)

In the base year of 2014, e-book readers were the largest product segment in terms of both revenue and unit shipments. It accounted for over half of the global e-paper display market revenue in 2014. This dominance can be attributed to the widespread use of electrophoretic displays in e-reader devices by leading vendors, including Amazon and Sony (Kindle and Sony Digital Paper DPTS1). Others, including book store giants Barnes & Noble and Kobo, focus on pushing their e-reader devices through bookstores. However, recent trends suggest that the sales of e-book readers are on a decline, and thus, we expect the market for e-book readers to slow down in the coming years.

On the contrary, the signage and poster segment is poised to witness maximum growth from 2015 – 2022. The anticipated growth is expected to be driven by the increasing use of e-paper displays in a wide range of indoor and outdoor displays, such as digital signage and electronic shelf tags. Other product segments, including mobile devices & PC and smart cards & smart packaging, are also expected to witness steady growth, offering potential growth opportunities in the future.

Based on different technologies employed, the global e-paper display market is segmented into the following categories:

  • Electrophoretic
  • Electrowetting
  • Cholesteric
  • Others (Electrochromic, Electrofluidic Display, Zenithal Bistable Display (ZBD), and Interferometric Modulator Display)

A wide range of e-paper display technologies have been introduced, which have led to the emergence of new display-based products. Some of these technologies (non-emissive and bistable) include electrophoretic, electrowetting, electrochromic, cholesteric, electrofluidic display, zenithal bistable display, and an interferometric modulator display, among others. In 2014, electrophoretic was the major technique employed in electronic paper displays, accounting for over three-fourths of the global market revenue. The technology segment is expected to remain the largest revenue-contributing segment in the e-paper display market throughout 2015 - 2022. The dominance can be majorly attributed to the regulated demand from the e-readers segment. Since the technology offers a wide viewing angle, better contrast, and can retain images without consuming power, it is increasingly preferred in e-reader devices. Although the segment is poised to remain the largest technology segment over the forecast period, the emergence of other potential technologies like electrowetting and cholesteric is expected to slow the adoption of electrophoretic technology. The electrowetting technology is poised to witness the fastest growth owing to the superior benefits of reflectivity and contrast over other display technologies. These benefits make them an ideal option for poster and signage applications.

Based on geography, the global e-paper display market is segmented into the following regions and countries.

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Rest of North America
  • Europe
  • EU7
  • CIS
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Southeast Asia
  • India
  • Oceania
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

North America comprising Canada and the U.S., is currently the largest e-paper display market in revenue and shipments. In the base year of 2014, the region accounted for over 34 percent of the global market revenue. The U.S. is the front runner in display-related research and thus represents the largest individual e-paper display market worldwide. A multitude of research initiatives in display technologies is the prime characteristic of the market that demands the use of advanced e-paper products.

Over 2015 – 2022, North America is expected to remain the largest e-paper display market. However, Asia Pacific is expected to witness maximum growth, outpacing North America and Europe from 2015 - 2022. Evolving digital habits of consumers coupled with the proportionate latent demand for e-reader devices is expected to spur market growth in the region.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for E-Paper Display is expected to reach US$ 3,837.2 Mn by 2022.

The E-Paper Display market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 13.6%.

The report is forecasted from 2015-2022.

The base year of this report is 2014.

E Ink Holdings, Inc., Kent Displays, Inc., Sony Electronics, Inc., Displaydata Ltd., Gamma Dynamics, LLC. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  May 2016
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   57829
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