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The growing popularity of touch panels in smartphones, tablets and other devices offers promising and exciting prospects alongside specific technical specifications and demanding market considerations with which to contend. While touch makers are looking to India for growth in smartphone applications and large tablets overall have generated interest, on the other hand smaller tablets continue to decline and the smartwatch market has been relatively slow due to delayed product launches.

Obtain substantive insight into touch-panel and touch-interface technologies, including sensor structures, applications, module areas and cost models, with our comprehensive research. Included are surveys and profiles from panel makers, as well as full analysis of competitive strategies and timely appraisals of the latest industry trends.

Analyst Insights View All (21)

  • Calvin Hsieh | October 01, 2018
    All of the new iPhone models recently launched by Apple feature the GF2 touch sensor structure already in use in Apple’s iPad series. GF2 touch, also as known as double-sided indium tin oxide (DITO) film, relies on touch sensor patterning on the top and bottom sides of the film substrate.
  • Kimi Lin | August 06, 2018
    Global shipments of 3D touch panel cover lens, which include front- and rear-cover glass for electronic devices, are expected to reach 223.5 million units in 2018, up 48.6% year over year. The growth will remain strong in the next couple years, with a 59.1% and 22.2% year-over-year increase in 2019 and 2020, respectively, according to the Touch Panel Cover Glass Market Report by IHS Markit.
  • Paul Gagnon | June 29, 2018
    Foxconn hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on 28 June 2018 for its Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. The event showcased the level of investment in both manufacturing technology and local community development. This presentation offers an analysis of the groundbreaking event.
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Reports View All (6)

  • Calvin Hsieh | August 16, 2018
    This report has the latest adhesive consumption, forecast, and market trends on touch-related applications. The report includes PowerPoint analysis and an Excel pivot database, which has useful parameters for detailed analysis within the adhesive type and function segments.
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  • Calvin Hsieh | June 13, 2018
    Display Fingerprint Technology & Market Report is focused on latest invisible display fingerprint sensing integrated with the display to provide biometric identification. The report examines emerging technology, supply chain, competition, and market growth.
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  • Kimi Lin | June 13, 2018
    This annual report provides cover lens shipments for consumer applications and a five-year forecast. The report includes an analysis and data in pivot table format of different applications, cover materials, shape, location, and sizes.
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  • Calvin Hsieh | September 21, 2018
    This quarterly Touch Panel Market Tracker provides a comprehensive analysis of touch panel technologies, sensor structures, applications, module area and market forecasts. The report includes a quarterly analysis of the entire market and four Excel databases (pivot table format) throughout the year.
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Analysts View All (4)

  • Icon Director, Touch and User Interface
    Mr. Calvin Hsieh is a Director within the IHS Technology Display group. He joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the touch panel and emerging user interface market.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Touch and User Interface
    Ms. Shoko Oi is a Principal Analyst within the IHS Technology group. She joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market.
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