Advancements in technology have led to the development of various digital display devices. Increase in the demand for consumer electronics has further driven the development of digital technologies to make the lives of users more simple and flexible. Among these developments is e-paper display, which is also known as electronic paper display. E-paper displays are display devices that mimic the appearance of a normal ink paper. They reflect light just like paper. E-paper displays provide a platform on which versatile projects can be implemented. E-paper displays are also highly flexible, shatter-proof and lightweight, which has resulted in the high adoption of these displays in the market. The ambient light generated from the environment gets reflected from the surface of the e-paper displays back to the reader’s eyes. Through this feature, the text from traditional ink papers is displayed on e-paper displays.
Vendors in the e-paper display market are focusing on providing full-colour ability to users. They are also focusing on developing newer technologies and applications that are compatible with the frame rate of e-paper displays. The widespread adoption of e-paper displays by the education sector and electronic signage are among the key trends in the market.
E-paper displays Market: Drivers and Restraints
E-paper displays provide high visibility and require very low power to do so. Moreover, these displays provide users paper-like readability, thereby it has been used across various applications including phones, accessories and digital signs. These are some of the factors driving the e-paper displays market. Moreover, e-paper displays are bi-stable, which means the display operates even when there is no power supply. This is another factor driving the e-paper displays market.
However, e-paper displays have a low rate as compared to other electronic displays. Due to this, this restricts the implementation of interactive applications by vendors since they require a high frame rate to operate e-paper displays. These are some of the factors restricting the growth of e-paper displays market. Moreover, after refreshing the screen, a shadow might be visible at some parts of the screen, thereby generating a ghosting effect in e-paper displays. This is another factor hampering the adoption of e-paper displays in the market.
E-paper displays Market: Segmentation
The e-paper displays market can be categorized on the basis of the type of electronic ink and end-users. Based on the type of electronic ink, the market is categorized into two pigment ink systems that generate a display only in black & white colour and three-pigment ink systems that generate a display in three colours that include red, black & white. The Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) in e-paper displays is a multi-pigment ink system that includes eight primary colours and generates a multi-colour display in e-paper displays.
The section e-paper displays market analysis by application categorizes the e-paper displays market on the basis of various areas where e-paper displays find applications. E-paper displays are widely used in reading & writing applications and include some of the most popularly used e-paper displays, which include Barns & Nobel Nook and Amazon Kindle.
Segmentation of the e-paper displays market based on type of electronic ink:
- Two Pigment Ink System
- Three Pigment Ink System
- Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP)
Segmentation of the e-paper displays market based on application:
- Reading and Writing
- Mobile & Wearable
- Electronic Shelf Label
- Industrial & Packaging
- Life Style
E-paper Displays Market: Competitive Landscape
Some of the key players operating in the e-paper displays market are E Ink Holdings Inc.; Pervasive Displays, Inc.; Kent Displays Inc.; Plastic Logic GmbH; LG Display; Smartkem Limited; Flextronics; Sony Corporation; Delta Electronics, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
On the basis of geography, the e-paper displays market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, SEA and other APAC, Japan and Middle East & Africa. China is expected to be a significant market for e-paper displays as a majority of the vendors of e-paper displays, such as E Ink Holdings Inc. and Pervasive Displays, Inc., are based in the country. The electronic display market in developing regions, such as Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Latin America and parts of Africa, is characterised by the adoption of advanced technology such as an electronic display in various electronic paper signage sectors that include e-paper displays. Increase in disposable income in countries in the regions mentioned above is likely to increase the scope of penetration of e-paper displays in these regions in the near future.
The report covers exhaustive analysis on:
Global E-paper displays Market Segments
- Global E-paper displays Market Dynamics
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2017
- Global E-paper displays Market Size & Forecast 2018 to 2028
- Supply & Demand Value Chain for E-paper displays Market
- Global E-paper displays Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved in E-paper displays Market
- E-paper displays Technology
- Value Chain of Sales Performance Management solutions
- Global E-paper displays Market Drivers and Restraints
Regional analysis for Global E-paper displays Market includes
- North America E-paper displays Market
- Latin America E-paper displays Market
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe E-paper displays Market
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe E-paper displays Market
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- SEA and Other APAC E-paper displays Market
- Australia and New Zealand (A&NZ)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Japan E-paper displays Market
- China E-paper displays Market
- The Middle East and Africa E-paper displays Market
- GCC Countries
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
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