Global Virtual Retinal Display Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Nov 2016
  • Pages: 57
  • SKU: IRTNTR10803

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The global virtual retinal display market will register a CAGR of over 3% during the period 2016-2020. This research report provides a detailed analysis of the market’s growth prospects across the Americas, APAC, and EMEA. Furthermore, the report also provides an analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several companies including Avegant and MicroVision.

Overview of the virtual retinal display (VRD) market

The numerous benefits of VRD over other display technologies will drive the growth prospects for the market during the forecast period. Some of the major advantages of VRD are identified in terms of factors such as the color range, luminance and viewing modes, contrast ratio, and power consumption. VRDs have the tendency to transmit light energy in an ideal range that allows a clear display of an image even in fluctuating environments. Also, since the VRD luminance can be controlled in the augmented model (AR), the user can view an image even outside ambient light conditions. In terms of contrast ratio, VRD brightness can be increased to high levels or decreased to minimal levels, which is not possible with conventional display technologies. Also, in terms of power consumption, the VRD technology can carry all of its generated light onto the retina, leading to a brighter display with minimum power requirements. Furthermore, as VRD has a large number of advantages such as high clarity and low power consumption over LCDs and other display technologies, its adoption across various industries is expected to increase continually.

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The high scope of VRD in augmented reality (AR) devices will drive the growth prospects for the market’s growth. As AR devices integrated with VRD can produce bright images, it is more beneficial in the daylight. Another factor that drives the demand for VRD in AR devices is the application of VRD in environments with poor lighting conditions such as in mines. Furthermore, the real-world image can be electronically enhanced and can be presented better using VRD without any glare.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global virtual retinal display market comprises of very few vendors. Since the market is still in its nascent stage of development, the emerging vendors do not hold a dominant position in the market. However, it is expected that the vendors will establish themselves by taking over small companies in the future. Moreover, it has also been noted that the well-established technology companies such as Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm are heavily investing in the development of VR and AR devices to gain market traction.

The key vendors covered in this report are -

  • Avegant
  • MicroVision


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Segmentation by geography and analysis of the VRD market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geography, the Americas accounted for the maximum market share and will continue to dominate the market until the end of 2020. As the market is still in its nascent stage, the vendors are trying to capture the American market due to its large tech-savvy population base. Also, the huge demand for AR technology in the US is driving the market’s growth in the region.

Growth drivers, challenges, and upcoming trends: Increase in crowdfunding

The market for VR is maturing due to continuous investments taking place in the consumer electronics sector. For instance, Avegant gained a funding of USD 24 million for their virtual retinal display device through crowdfunding. Also, it has now become easy for launching a hardware start-up due to the presence of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to test prototypes.

This report provides a number of factors contributing to the adoption, limitations, and opportunities of the global VRD market. It also offers an analysis of each factor and an estimation of the extent to which the factors are likely to impact the overall market growth.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global virtual retinal display (VRD) market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global virtual retinal display (VRD) market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global virtual retinal display (VRD) market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global virtual retinal display (VRD) market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global virtual retinal display (VRD) market?


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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Display with screen
  • Screenless display

PART 05: VR, AR, and VRD

  • VR
  • AR
  • VRD

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Geographical segmentation
  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

PART 08: Market drivers

  • Advantages over other display technologies
  • Wide range of applications
  • Connectable to all devices with HDMI ports

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

  • Lack of awareness of VRD
  • Increased popularity of VR and AR devices with screen
  • High chances of causing motion sickness

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

  • Increase in crowdfunding
  • Emerging applications
  • High scope in AR devices

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Avegant
  • MicroVision

PART 14: Will VRD be useful?

  • Optimistic scenario
  • Pessimistic scenario

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

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