Touch Screens Special Report Q2 2007

2007
Touch Screens
By Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Senior Analyst
An iSuppli Special Report
Please Touch the Screen
Touch screens, are display overlays that have the ability to display and receive information on the same screen.
As prices for these panels has decline steadily in the past decade, touch screen panels have become more and
more commonplace. This report will include a full assessment of the eight or more touch screen technology
options—resistive, surface wave, capacitive, infrared, strain gauge, optical imaging, dispersive signal technology,
active digitizer and polymer waveguide.
This report also will feature market analysis of touch screen technology on about a dozen applications including
cell phones, PDAs, notebook computers (tablet PC), monitors (both LCD and CRT), TVs, point-of-sale systems,
ATMs, portable game consoles, heavy industry (machine control systems, airplane, automobile, appliances,
museum displays, room automation) and military applications. It will discuss relevant criteria for selecting a
touch screen technology to meet product design requirement as well as the forecast for price and volume of the
technology for the next five years.
Who Should Read This Report?
Critical Questions Answered
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What is industry size and the forecast
growth for touch screens?
What touch screen technology types are
most competitive?
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What challenges exist for each touch
screen technology?
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How to select the best technology for
your application?
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Where does the technology fit best with a
variety of applications?
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Touch screen manufacturers
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Touch screen display manufacturer
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OEM/integrator who uses touch screen
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People who need information to make the
selection decision on touch screen
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New business/new technology assessment,
strategic planning
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Investment Community, Venture Capital
firms.
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Market Analysts
Telephone: 310.524.4007
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Forecast
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Frequency, Time Period
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2006-2012
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Regions and Markets Covered
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Worldwide
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Detail Level
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Units
Table of Contents
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Active digitizer
Executive Summary
Report Scope
Key Findings
Strategic Issues
Market Drivers
Touch Screen Value Chain and Distribution Channels
Business Models
Touch Screen Technologies
Commercialized Touch Screen Technologies
Resistive
Surface Capacitive
Projected Capacitive
Infrared
Surface Acoustic Wave
Optical Imaging
Bending Wave
Active Digitizer
Emerging Touch Screen Technologies
Photo Sensor in LCD Pixel
Polymer Waveguide Touch
Strain Gauge
Distributed Light Technology
Multi-touch
Dual Force Touch
Laser Pointer Activated Touch
Through-glass/3D
Others
Touch Screen Technology Comparison
Touch Screen Substrate and Coating Materials
Replacement for ITO
Auxiliary Technologies for Touch Screens
Tactile Feedback/Haptics
Ultra Strong Screen
Anti-bacterial/Anti-smudge Protection
Market Analysis
Analysis by Applications
Analysis by Technology
Multi-Touch Market
Market Summary
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Emerging touch screen technologies
List of Figures
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Touch screen materials
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ITO replacement
Figure 1: Touch Screen Industry Value Chain
Figure 2: Resistive Touch Screen Technology
Figure 3: Surface Capacitive Touch Screen Technology
Figure 4: Projected Capacitive Technology
Figure 5: IR Touch Screen Technology
Figure 6: SAW Touch Screen Technology
Figure 7: Camera Used for Optical Imaging Touch Screen
Technology
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ASP
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Value
Applications and Products Covered
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Mobile phone
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PDA
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Tablet/notebook PC
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UMPC
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Portable and in-car navigation system
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Industrial/Financial
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Kiosk/POI
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Medical/healthcare
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Education/training
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Retail
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Gaming/entertainment
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Others (military, government, house
automation, camera, etc).
Technologies Covered
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Resistive
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Surface capacitive
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Projected capacitive
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Surface acoustic wave(SAW)
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Infrared
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Optical imaging
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Bending wave (include Acoustic Pulse
Recognition and Dispersive Signal
Technology)
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Emerging Displays Review
Bi-quarterly Market Review
Table of Contents (continued)
Figure 8: Bending Wave Touch Screen
Figure 9: Active Digitizer Touch Screen with Electronic Pen
Figure 10: TMD’s LTPS LCD with Touch Screen
Figure 11: Diagram of Toshiba’s LTPS TFT-LCD having
Integrated Data Output
Circuit (LTPS A/D Converter) on Glass Substrate
Figure 12: Polymer Waveguide Touch Screen Technology
Figure 13: Apple iPhone with Multi-Touch Screen
Figure 14: Multi-Touch Brainstorm Wall
Figure 15: Through Glass Touch Screen for Retail
Applications
Figure 16: Resistive Touch-Panel Construction Showing
Surface Reflections
Figure 17: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Mobile Phones
Figure 18: Touch Screen Market Value – Mobile Phones
Figure 19: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Navigation
Devices
Figure 20: Touch Screen Market Value – Navigation Devices
Figure 21: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – PDAs
Figure 22: Touch Screen Market Value – PDAs
Figure 23: Touch Screen Unit Shipments –
Tablets/Notebook PCs
Figure 24: Touch Screen Market Value – Tablets/Notebook
PCs
Figure 25: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – UMPCs
Figure 26: Touch Screen Market Value – UMPCs
Figure 27: Touch Screen Unit Shipments –
Industrial/Financial
Figure 28: Touch Screen Market Value – Industrial/Financial
Figure 29: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Kiosks/Point of
Information
Figure 30: Touch Screen Market Value – Kiosks/Point of
Information
Figure 31: Washable Tablet PC for Healthcare Market Figure
32: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Medical/Healthcare
Figure 33: Touch Screen Market Value – Medical/Healthcare
Figure 34: Smart Shopping Cart with Touch Screen Display
Figure 35: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Retail
Figure 36: Touch Screen Market Value – Retail
Figure 37: Touch Screen Unit Shipments –
Gaming/Entertainment
Figure 38: Touch Screen Unit Shipments –
Gaming/Entertainment
Figure 39: Touch Screen Unit Shipments –
Education/Training
Figure 40: Touch Screen Market Value – Education/Training
Figure 41: Waiting Table with Touch Screen
Figure 42: Touch Screen Unit Shipments – Other
Applications
Figure 43: Touch Screen Market Value – Other
Applications
Figure 44: Resistive Touch Screen Unit Shipments
Figure 45: Resistive Touch Screen Market Value
Figure 46: Surface Capacitive Touch Screen Unit
Shipments
Figure 47: Surface Capacitive Touch Screen Market
Value
Figure 48: Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Unit
Shipments
Figure 49: Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Market
Value
Figure 50: SAW Touch Screen Unit Shipments
Figure 51: SAW Touch Screen Market Value
Figure 52: IR Touch Screen Unit Shipments
Figure 53: IR Touch Screen Market Value
Figure 54: Active Digitizer Touch Screen Unit
Shipments
Figure 55: Active Digitizer Touch Screen Market Value
Figure 56: Other Touch Screen Technology Unit
Shipments
Figure 57: Other Touch Screen Technology Market
Value
Figure 58: Multi-Touch Touch Screen Market Forecast
Figure 59: Total Touch Screen Unit Shipments by
Application
Figure 60: Total Touch Screen Market Value by
Application
Figure 61: Total Touch Screen Unit Shipments by
Technology
Figure 62: Total Touch Screen Market Value by
Technology
Figure 63: Percentage of Touch Screen Unit Shipments
by Technology
Figure 64: Percentage of Touch Screen Market Value
by Technology
List of Tables
Table 1: Commercialized Touch Screen Technologies
and Leading Suppliers
Table 2: Emerging Touch Screen Technologies and
Companies
Table 3: Summary and Comparison of Major Touch
Screen Technologies
Table 4: Comparison of Plastic Materials for Touch
Screen Substrates
Table 5: Touch Screen Application Map
Telephone: 310.524.4007
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Patents Pending
Touch Screens
An iSuppli Special Report
2007
Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D., Senior Analyst
Jennifer is responsible for research and report on
emerging display technologies, display manufacturing
and strategic analysis. She also performs custom
research studies and develops and maintains display
manufacturing cost models.
Before joining iSuppli, Dr. Colegrove was a senior
display engineer at Intel Corporation.
She was
responsible for the display technologies from LCD,
OLED to bi-stable displays, from two-inch small size
displays to 17-inch LCDs for notebook PCs. She has
performed technology due diligence for Intel Capital,
investigating new investments in outside companies.
Her projects also include display search and technology
leadership for the Intel Concept PC. Jennifer was also a
member of the Intel Mobile IP committee, which
reviewed all display-related patent applications.
Jennifer has worked for a number of startup companies,
including serving as a consultant for dpiX-Xerox spin-off,
as a senior material engineer for Digilens, as a research
and development engineer for Silicon Bandwidth and as
a project manager for Crystal Research.
Jennifer received a PhD with honors from the Liquid
Crystal Institute in Kent State University, Ohio. She
received her masters and bachelors degrees with
honors from Beijing University in Beijing, China.
Jennifer is widely published in industry journals and
conference proceedings and has five patents pending
and holds one US patent.
Telephone: 310.524.4007
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Patents Pending
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