Global Metal Oxide TFT Backplanes Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jun 2016
  • Pages: 62
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This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global metal oxide TFT backplane market by application (smartphone, TV, tablet, laptop/notebook, and desktop PC), by technology (a-Si, LTPS, and metal oxide), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors in this market are AU Optronics, BOE Technology Group, LG Display, Samsung Display, and Sharp.

Overview of the global metal oxide TFT backplane market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global metal oxide TFT backplane market will grow at a significant CAGR of just over 24% during the forecast period. One of the key drivers influencing the growth of this market is the rising demand for UHD LCD TVs.  During 2015 alone, more than 28 million UHD LCD TVs were shipped globally. The price of UHD TV is much higher than HD TV, because of features like picture clarity and very high resolution. UHD TVs also offer features like wide field of view, better color range, and a high dynamic range. Superior optical quality and a better viewing experience are reasons which will have a positive impact on market growth during this forecast period.

Another factor propelling the growth of this market is the impact of technological advances like the emergence of 3D UHD TVs with 4K pixel resolution. The global UHD market currently incorporates 3D technology in UHD TVs, and such units are in high demand. Many 3D channels are being added by TV stations so that movies and football matches can be broadcast in this format for an enhanced viewing experience.

Application based segmentation and analysis of the metal oxide TFT backplane market

  • Smartphone
  • TV
  • Tablet
  • Laptop/notebook
  • Desktop PC

The smartphone segment accounted for nearly 68% of the market share during 2015. Display manufacturers prefer metal oxide technology in smartphones due to low power consumption and its high-resolution displays. This segment will, however, not experience high growth patterns in the coming years as the metal oxide technology does not offer any cost advantage to the small and medium-sized display manufacturers.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the metal oxide TFT backplane market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The APAC region dominated the global market in 2015 due to the sheer number of the display device and LCD/OLED panel manufacturers in the region. The report predicts the region to retain its market leadership due to the well-established supply chain for display devices here, growing at a CAGR of close to 25% during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global metal oxide TFT backplane market is dominated by Sharp as it was the first company to commercialize the production process. APAC countries like Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea dominate this market not only in terms of product but revenue generation as well. This technology is being used by other vendors like Apple and Foxconn in the manufacture of their devices. Since metal oxide technology offers significant energy savings, it is encouraging other vendors to switch over from a-Si and LTPS. New vendors are entering this market in the hope of capitalizing on increased demand

Key vendors in this market are -

  • AU Optronics
  • BOE Technology Group
  • LG Display
  • Samsung Display
  • Sharp

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 metal oxide TFT backplane market?
  • What are the key market trends influencing the growth of the global metal oxide TFT backplane market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global metal oxide TFT backplane market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global metal oxide TFT backplane market?
  • 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 metal oxide TFT backplane market?

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Metal oxide TFT backplanes is an emerging alternative to the existing backplanes technologies like a-Si and LTPS. A metal oxide is a material that forms the active channel of the transistor. Indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) is a promising metal oxide transistor material. IGZO is a metal compound that is deposited by the physical vapor deposition (PVD) method, which is also known as sputtering. Since metal oxide backplane technology offers high field-effect mobility and spatial uniformity, it is especially useful for current-driven, large-sized OLED displays. It is also beneficial for high-definition (HD) displays as the high mobility allows end users to increase the aperture ratio.

The report, global metal oxide TFT backplanes market, is part of Technavio’s hardware and semiconductor research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as computing devices, displays, embedded systems, human machine interface, lighting, semiconductor equipment, and sensors. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Base year
  • Forecast period
  • Market coverage
  • Market size calculation
  • Geographical segmentation
  • Vendor segmentation
  • Common currency conversion rates

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Display industry overview

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Market analysis

PART 07: Key developments

  • Five forces analysis

PART 08: Market segmentation  by application

  • Smartphones
  • TVs
  • Tablets
  • Laptops/notebooks
  • Desktop PCs

PART 09: Market segmentation by technology

PART 10: Geographical segmentation

  • APAC
  • Americas
  • EMEA

PART 11: Market drivers

  • Production capacity expansion
  • Rise in demand for UHD LCD TV displays
  • Development of innovative technologies for metal oxide TFT displays
  • Formation of UHD alliance

PART 12: Impact of drivers

PART 13: Market challenges

  • Time-to-market pressure
  • Capital extensive nature of display industry
  • Decline in ASPs of LCD display
  • Cyclic nature of display industry
  • Currency fluctuations

PART 14: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 15: Market trends

  • Demand for high resolution display panels
  • Rising interest toward large-size screen products
  • Emergence of 3D 4K UHD TVs
  • Growing investment in OLED displays

PART 16: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario

PART 17: Summary of key figures

PART 18: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 19: Explore Technavio


Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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