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Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Touch Screen (Panel) Industry Report, 2013-2014

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7hr35f/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Touch Screen (Panel) Industry Report, 2013-2014" report to their offering.

In 2013, the touch screen market was featured with fierce price war and far lower demand for touch screen laptops than expected.

In the GFF field, many vendors, especially the ones in Mainland China, conducted expansion aggressively in 2012, but had to trigger a price war to seize customers in 2013. As a result, some vendors witnessed a significant decline in revenue, even the winners also paid a heavy price. The high-profit era of touch screens was gone for ever. The Mainland Chinese vendor SHENZHEN O-FILM TECH won the crown of laurels in the GFF field, but its gross margin fell by about 4%. The revenue of South Korean company MELFAS violently surged by 322% year on year, while its operating margin plummeted from 8.6% to 0.04% in 2013. MELFAS has expressly claimed its exit from some low-margin areas in 2014, which means that its revenue is expected to drop sharply.

The vendors who focused on laptop touch screens felt frustrated because the demand for touch screen laptops was severely lower than expected. TPK is the most typical example. Owing to the insufficient demand, F-TPK turned to invest in Cando in order to save costs and expenses; on November 4, 2013, it announced the halt of Hsinchu Plant's 3.5-generation line and 4.5-generation line; in late November, F-TPK also stopped the production of its subsidiary G&P Optical Solutions(Xiamen) Inc.

As for the technical aspect, GFF occupies the mainstream market by virtue of low prices, but threatened by the fast-growing OGS. Truly's revenue soared by 328% year on year in 2013 with the core product -- OGS, so that the company dominated the domestic high-end mobile phone market.

Metal Mesh has the merits below:

  • Ultra low impedance, support for the touch screen with the maximum size of 24 inches.
  • Competitive price, much lower than the ITO Film price
  • Foldable and bendable, especially suitable for smart wearable products like iwatch
  • Support ultra-narrow border design

KEY TOPICS COVERED

1. Brief Introduction to Touch Screen (Panel)

2. Technological Trends of Small, Medium and Large-sized Touch Screen (Panel)

3. Status Quo and Trends of Metal Mesh and AgNW

4. Touch Screen (Panel) Market

5. ITO Film Market

6. 9 Small and Medium-sized Display Companies

7. 19 Touch Screen (Panel) Companies

  • Auo
  • Cando
  • Cpt
  • Digitech Systems
  • Each
  • Eely
  • Elk
  • Gis
  • Hannstar
  • Iljin Display
  • Innolux
  • Japan Display
  • Jtouch
  • Junda
  • Laibao Hi-Tech (Laibao Hi-Tech)
  • Lg Display
  • Ltps And Igzo Market
  • Melfas
  • Mutto Optronics
  • Nissha Printing
  • S-Mac
  • Shenzhen O-Film Tech
  • Sintek Photronic
  • Smd
  • Tianma
  • Tpk
  • Truly
  • Top Touch
  • Wintek
  • Young Fast

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