Research and Markets: new report on LCD substrate industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition to its offering of “LCD Glass Substrates Industry: Growth and Opportunities”.
The glass substrate industry is seeing rapid growth in technological inno…

Research and Markets has announced the addition to its offering of “LCD Glass Substrates Industry: Growth and Opportunities”. The glass substrate industry is seeing rapid growth in technological innovation driven by market demand for larger size substrates. Advances in the size of display glass or shifting from one generation of glass to another is driven by the need to bring about economies of scale. Corning, the leader in the LCD substrate industry, along with Asahi Glass and Nippon Electric Glass are investing in technologies to fulfill the rising demand for larger glass substrates. Corning has in fact started working on Generation 10 glass substrates that will enable production of 15 42-inch panels compared to only eight 42-inch panels on Generation 5 substrates. Although LCD glass substrates are used in LCD television panels, notebooks, PC monitors and handsets, the growth of the substrate market is mostly driven by the increasing demand for LCD televisions. As LCD televisions are fast replacing CRTs and the penetration rate is still very low in the North American and European regions, there will be higher level of growth for LCD TVs. The new report analyzes the supply chain of the LCD glass industry and presents the size and growth of the industry over the years. It also assesses the growth drivers and the factors that are creating business opportunities for the glass substrate makers. The share, performance and strategies of the sector leaders Corning, Asahi Glass and Nippon Electric have been analyzed in the report. In addition, the future of the LCD glass industry and the growth of LCD glass substrates in TVs, notebooks, computer monitors and mobile handsets have been assessed in the report.