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Touch Panel Transparent Conductive Film

June 24, 2013

DUBLIN, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Research and Markets (
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announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc’s new report “Touch
Panel Transparent Conductive Film: Market Shares, Strategies, and
Forecasts, Worldwide, Nanotechnology, 2013 to 2019″
[http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nmbmzc/touch_panel ] to their

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WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Transparent
Conductive Film Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013-2018.
Transparent conductive film improves electronic device usability. The
ability to navigate using touch screens improves the usefulness of all
electronic devices, paving the way of a spurt of innovation and new

Transparent conductive film enables features of smart phones and
electronic applications. Devices are evolving in response in part to the
characteristics of the transparent conductive film that is used in the
user interface. Products support collaboration. Solutions are

According to Susan Eustis, the principal author of the study, the
advantage of transparent conductive film is that a very thin layer of
material as a coating on a surface can provide touch screen capability.
Transparent conductive film supports electronic device usability.
Factors that influence commercial success in the wireless device and
services market relate to usability above all: The designs of the iPhone
are genius designs because of the usability they bring. Development of
an integrated hardware, software and service platform to support
multiple wireless network standards is an essential aspect of market

The transparent conductive film markets are leveraging the expanding
market opportunities related to mobile communication and media devices
of smart phones and tablets among others. Transparent conductive film
provides the base for device navigation by recognizing the presence of a
finger as it moves across a screen. That navigation supports
transmission of digital data into and out of the smart phone. The
transparent conductive film markets are highly competitive. The
competition is expected to intensify significantly as new technologies

Transparent conductive film principal competitive factors include price,
product features, relative price/performance, product quality and
reliability, design innovation, marketing and distribution capability,
service and support, and corporate reputation. Indium tin oxide (ITO)
has been the prevailing transparent conductive film
[http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nmbmzc/touch_panel ] used in
touch screen applications. It requires an expensive and cumbersome
sputtering deposition process. The price of indium is increasing rapidly
and the film is rigid. There is demand for more flexible film in the

The Touch Panel Transparent Conductive Film TCF market is $956 million
in 2012. Markets are anticipated to reach $4.8 billion by 2019. ITO is
an entrenched technology for displays manufacturing. Indium tin oxide
(ITO) has been the transparent conductive film technology for touch
screens. Newer technology will erode ITO and provide improved
functionality as lower prices. Transparent conductive film supports
electronic device usability.

Companies Mentioned

        - 3M
        - Calico Coatings'
        - Cambrios
        - DVTI
        - Hitachi
        - Honeywell
        - Heraeus
        - Kodak
        - Nitto Denko
        - OIKE & Co., Ltd
        - Orthogonal
        - Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co.KG / PolyIC
        - Sumitomo Metal Mining Co
        - Teijin Group
        - Toray
        - Wisepower / Unidym
        - Transparent Conductive Film University Research

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