NanoMarkets, a market research firm, predicts the rapid proliferation of displays that use carbon nanotubes and plastic electronics constructed of organic molecules with conducting and semiconducting properties. The new displays will be thinner, lighter, brighter, less power-hungry, and one day even bendable.
This new generation of displays will generate $3.4 billion in annual revenues by 2009, according to NanoMarkets’ recent report, “The Market for Flexible Displays and Field Emission Displays.” The biggest opportunity for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the display sector will come from field emission displays (FEDs), which will provide high-quality images associated with CRTs but without the problems of burn in and limited viewing angles associated with current flat panel displays. Samsung will bring large FEDs to the market next year. Other companies developing FEDs include LG, Mitsubishi, Toshiba and various start-ups.
FED applications in televisions, digital signage and other types of displays will generate more than $700 million in revenue by 2009, NanoMarkets predicts.
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