Markets for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors 2014

March 13, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

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This report analyzes new developments in metal meshes that make them a serious
contender as a TC.

While all metal-based TCs used to be lumped together in one category, the TC industry
now distinguishes between metal meshes, in which the metal is patterned in a regular grid,
and nanowire structures, in which much smaller metal structures form a random network.

This report covers only metal meshes, be they made from silver, copper, or other
metals. We do look at the overall TC market to analyze how metal meshes fit into the
market but do not report on other TC materials in detail. Our separate Transparent
Conductors report covers the wide range of materials being used as TCs.

This report expands greatly upon the relatively small section on metal meshes in our
last transparent conductors report. We especially look at the growing number of companies
manufacturing metal meshes and evaluate their strategies, offerings, capabilities, and
readiness for volume production. There are at least 15 companies with products worth
considering, a major change from just a short time ago.

We cover opportunities in several sectors where metal meshes are especially promising.
The first of these is in touch panels, where applications include a range of display
sizes, from phones and tablets to laptop computers. This is the most important market for
meshes in the next few years.

Over the eight-year forecast period, several other applications are likely to increase
in importance. Metal meshes are very good for large panels, because they can spread the
voltage across the entire panel. Fine pitch metal meshes are compelling for OLED lighting
panels, although the commercial success of these panels is in no way guaranteed. There are
definitely opportunities in OLED TVs, and solar panels, especially thin film and organic

This report is international in scope. The forecasts herein are worldwide forecasts
and we have not been geographically selective in the firms that we have covered in this
report or interviewed in order to collect information. Where there are markets and
opportunities that are oriented in one way or another to one particular region we note
this. For example, many of the important OEMs for TCs are in the display industry, which
is strongly focused in Asia, while thin-film PV makers tend to be in the U.S. and Europe.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Metal Mesh Transparent ConductorsTechnologies and Capabilities

Chapter Three: Applications and Markets for Metal Mesh Transparent Conductors

Chapter Four: Firms to Watch

Chapter Five: Seven-Year Forecasts for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors

Companies Mentioned:

        - 3M (U.S.)
        - Atmel (U.S.)
        - Dai Nippon Printing (Japan)
        - Epigem (U.K.)
        - Fujifilm (Japan)
        - Gunze (Japan)
        - Hitachi Chemical (Japan)
        - JTOUCH Corporation (Taiwan)
        - Mirae Nanotech (Korea)
        - O-film Tech Co. (China)
        - PolyIC (Germany)
        - Rolith (U.S.)
        - Toppan (Japan)
        - UniPixel (U.S.)
        - Visual Planet (U.K.)
        - Young Fast (Taiwan)
        - Zytronic (U.S.)

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