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Demand For 8K Products To Drive Display Technology Advancements

The 8K TV era is coming with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to serve as a catalyst to facilitate further technology advancements in the display industry to realize a fast development of the 8K TV market, according to Daniel Tseng, president, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan.

In fact, the global top-5 panel makers are ready to roll out related 8K TV products in order to meet the emerging business opportunities that are to come in 2020 and beyond, Tseng said.

While most panel makers are currently rolling out 8K displays using a-Si technology, Tseng believes that IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) LCD technology is more suitable for the production of 8K panels due to its higher electron mobility for the production of OLED and 8K displays with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.

Corning’s recently released Astra Glass, with its properties including low total pitch variation, low total thickness variation and low sag, is a precisely engineered oxide glass substrate that enables the production of higher pixel density immersive displays for high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs, Tseng asserted.

Meanwhile, benefiting from the growing demand for large-size displays and other new applications, the display glass market is expected to continue to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2018-2022, while the above 65-inch TV market segment will expand at a CAGR of 20% during the period, Tseng estimated.

The growth of screen sizes will also drive the expansion of the display glass market. The average display size of TVs is expected to increase by 1.5 inches a year from 2018-2022, reaching 51 inches in 2020 from 45 inches in 2018, Tseng noted.

However, during the forecast period, the CAGR of the over 60-inch display glass market is likely to reach 18%, much higher than a CAGR of 3% forecast for the below 60-inch display glass segment, Tseng added. Digitimes

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