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Global and China Display Driver IC Industry Report, 2013

The report includes the following aspects:

  • 1. Display driver IC market
  • 2. Flat panel display market
  • 3. Ten display driver IC vendors
  • 4. Eleven small and medium-sized display and driver IC vendors

The current decline in the ASP of driver IC is attributed to many factors, including:

  • The display driver IC integration density continues to rise
  • Driver IC is made by 12-inch fabs with the 90-nanometer process at high output efficiency
  • Many vendors are willing to adopt RAM-Less driver IC in order to save costs.

In 2013, the display driver IC market will see the highest growth rate of 14.4% in the past five years and value USD7,111 million. The growth rate is expected to be 8.0% in 2014. The substantial growth is mainly boosted by mobile phones, whether smart phones or ordinary phones, whose screen resolution is soaring, which makes the high-end driver IC shipment surge.

Compared 1,040 models of mobile phones launched in 2012 with 759 models unveiled from January 1, 2013 to September 15, 2013, the share of FHD jumped the most quickly from 0.7% in 2012 to 17% in 2013. The ones with the pixel matrix of above 400ppi only accounted for 0.5% in 2012, but up to 12% in 2013. The proportion of the ones with over 300ppi ascended from 12% in 2012 to 28% in 2013.

Due to serious homogeneity, the competition among mobile phones is mainly reflected in screen, casing and camera pixel, especially screen. The formerly extraordinary screen looks inferior now. Even if the development of high-end smart phones slows down, the display is upgrading amazingly. Currently, LGD has developed a prototype of WQXGA (2560×1440) cell phone screen. Japan JDI also has the ability to develop WQXGA panels.

5.5-inch WQXGA corresponds to 534PPI, and 6-inch one to 489PPI. The mobile phones with WQXGA screen will be available at the end of 2013. Qualcomm and Mediatek have developed corresponding 8-thread MIPI interface which supports a transfer rate up to 9.6Gbps and a frame rate of 60Hz. In this case, 3D effects will be achieved without the help of any other device. In 2014, a number of flagship mobile phones will use WQXGA panels with the expected shipment of 130 million units.

WQXGA driver IC can be made using 8" 0.11 μm or 12" 90 nm process, but RAM should be used as little as possible, if not, the 12-inch 55nm process is required for reducing size and power consumption. However, TSMC and UMC can gain 55 nm easily. Renesas, Novatek and Samsung are developing WQXGA driver IC which will be launched in Q3.

Another change in mobile phone display lies in the wide application of LTPS technology. More than 99% of 300ppi (or above) panels adopt LTPS technology. The LTPS utilization will reach 38% in 2014 and 52% in 2015. But LTPS needs huge investment, so Taiwanese vendors who ever suffered losses for many years do not prefer LTPS. INNOLUX and AUO are more interested in IGZO. Japanese and Korean companies are increasing LTPS capacity. Apple's largest mobile phone display supplier and the global largest LTPS vendor Japan JDI put the world's largest LTPS production line into operation in June. LGD also started one six-generation LTPS production line in August to follow JDI. Sharp kept an eye on both IGZO and LTPS, but did not expand its LTPS capacity.

Most high-end smart phones tend to use IN-CELL touch screen, while OGS is confined to the lower end. In the future, OGS may withdraw from the market as IN-CELL capacity is improved. Apple's IPhone5S still sticks to IN-CELL, and Huawei, Xiaomi and other Chinese vendors of high-end models also prefer IN-CELL touch screen, which means Display Driver IC and Touch Controllers will be combined just like Apple's IPhone5S.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Driver IC

  • 1.1 TFT-LCD Driver IC
  • 1.2 Driver IC Packaging
  • 1.3 Display Driver IC Market
  • 1.4 Display Driver IC Industry

2 Flat Panel Display Market

  • 2.1 Mobile Phone
    • 2.1.1 Overview of Global Mobile Phone Market
    • 2.1.2 Overview of Smart Mobile Phone Market
    • 2.1.3 Status Quo and Trends of Mobile Phone Panels
    • 2.1.4 LTPS and IGZO Market
    • 2.1.5 Status Quo and Trends of LTPS and OLED Industry
  • 2.2 UHD (4K2K) TV
    • 2.2.1 UHD and OLED TV Market
    • 2.2.2 4K2K TV Driver IC
    • 2.2.3 4K2K TV Supply Chain
  • 2.3 Mobile PC
    • 2.3.1 Mobile PC Panel Market
    • 2.3.2 China Mobile PC Industry

3 Display Driver IC Vendors

  • 3.1 RENESAS
  • 3.2 NOVATEK
  • 3.3 HIMAX
  • 3.4 ILITEK
  • 3.5 RAYDIUM
  • 3.6 ORISE
  • 3.7 SITRONIX
  • 3.8 MAGNACHIP
  • 3.9 FITIPOWER
  • 3.10 SILICON WORKS
  • 3.11 LUSEM

4 Major Small and Medium-Sized Panel Vendors

  • 4.1 JAPAN DISPLAY
  • 4.2 HANNSTAR
  • 4.3 CPT
  • 4.4 AUO
  • 4.5 INNOLUX
  • 4.6 LG DISPLAY
  • 4.7 SMD

5 Driver IC Industry Chain Vendors

  • 5.1 CHIPMOS
  • 5.2 CHIPBOND
  • 5.3 VIS
  • 5.4 POWERCHIP

Selected Charts

  • Global Display Driver IC Market Size, 2009-2014E
  • Downstream Distribution of Display Driver IC Shipment, 2005-2015E
  • Ranking of Major Global Display Driver IC Vendors by Revenue, 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Four Major Display Driver IC Vendors in Taiwan, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Global Mobile Phone Shipment, 2007-2014E
  • Geographical Distribution of Global CDMA/WCDMA Phone Shipment, 2010-2013
  • Sales Volume and Market Share of Global Top 10 Mobile Phone Brands, Q2 2013
  • Shipment and Market Share of Major Smart Phone Operating Systems, Q2 2013
  • Shipment and Market Share of Major Android Phone Vendors, Q2 2013
  • Shipment and Market Share of Major Windows Phone Vendors, Q2 2013
  • Shipment of Major Smart Phone Vendors in China, 2011-2012
  • Resolution of New Mobile Phones, 2012-2013
  • PPI of New Mobile Phones, 2012-2013
  • Panel Size of New Mobile Phones, 2012-2013
  • Quarterly Shipment and Growth Rate of Mobile Phone Panel, Q1 2011-Q4 2013
  • Mobile Phone Panel ASP, Q1 2011-Q4 2013
  • LTPS Mobile Phone Panel Shipment, Q1 2013-Q4 2014
  • Capacity of Global LTPS Production Lines, 2013-2014
  • Capacity of Global LTPS Vendors, 2013-2015E
  • Global OLED Production Lines, 2010-2014E
  • UHD TV Shipment, 2012-2017
  • Mobile PC Panel Shipment and Growth Rate, Q1 2011-Q4 2013
  • Mobile PC Panel ASP, Q1 2011-Q4 2013
  • Tablet PC Resolution, 2012-2013
  • China's Laptop Computer Output (including Tablet PC), 2004-2012
  • Geographical Distribution of China's Laptop Computer Output (including Tablet PC), 2010-2012
  • Organizational Structure of RENESAS
  • Revenue of RENESAS by Division, FY2011-Q1 2014
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of Novatek, 2006-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of Novatek, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Quarterly Revenue of Novatek by Product, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Affiliated Enterprises of HIMAX
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of HIMAX, 2006-2013
  • Revenue of HIMAX by Product, 2006-2012
  • Shipment of HIMAX, 2002-H1 2013
  • Gross Margin of HIMAX, 2007-2013
  • Quarterly Revenue of HIMAX by Product, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Quarterly Operating Costs of HIMAX, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Quarterly Gross Margin of HIMAX, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Major Client Structure of HIMAX, 2007-2013
  • Supply Chain of HIMAX
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of ILITEK, 2007-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of ILITEK, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Shipment of ILITEK, 2007-2012
  • Shipment of ILITEK by Application, 2008-2012
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of RAYDIUM, 2007-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of RAYDIUM, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Output, Sales Volume and Output Value of RAYDIUM, 2011-2012
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of Orise, 2007-2013
  • Operating Margin of Orise, Q1 2009-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of Orise, Q1 2009-Q2 2013
  • Net Income of Orise, Q2 2006-Q2 2012
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of Orise, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Output of Orise, 2008-2011
  • Sales Volume of Orise, 2008-2013
  • Revenue of Orise by Product, Q1 2009-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of Orise by Client, Q2 2012
  • Quarterly Shipment of Orise, Q1 2009-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of SITRONIX, 2006-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of SITRONIX, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Revenue and Gross Margin of MAGNACHIP, 2001-2013
  • Revenue of MAGNACHIP by Business, 2004-2012
  • Revenue of MAGNACHIP by Application, 2012
  • Revenue of MAGNACHIP by Region, 2009-2012
  • Revenue of MAGNACHIP's Display Driver IC Division, Q1 2010-Q2 2012
  • Fabs of MAGNACHIP
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of FITIPOWER, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of SILICON WORKS, 2009-2014 ,
  • Revenue of SILICON WORKS by Product, 2009-2013
  • Market Share of Small and Medium-sized LCD Panels of IPS, 2011
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of Hannstar, 2006-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of Hannstar, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Size, Shipment and ASP of Hannstar, Q3 2012-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of CPT, 2004-2013
  • Monthly Revenue of CPT, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Shipment of CPT, Jan 2012-Aug 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of AUO, 2004-2013
  • Monthly Revenue and Growth Rate of AUO, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Revenue of AUO by Application, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of AUO by Size, Q2 2012-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Shipment of Small and Medium-sized Products of AUO, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Capacity of AUO by Production Line, Q2 2013
  • Shipment of AUO, Q1 2012-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of Innolux, 2007-2013
  • Revenue and Gross Margin of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Net Debt Ratio of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Inventory Trend of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Regional Shipment and TFT LCD ASP Trends of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Small & Medium-Size Shipment and Sales Trends of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Touch Module and Sensor Shipment by Application of Innolux, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of Innolux by Application, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of Innolux by Size, Q3 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Shipment of Small and Medium-sized Products of Innolux, Q2 2010-Q2 2012
  • Capacity of Innolux by Production Line, Q1 2012
  • Touch Sensor Capacity of Innolux, Q1 2012
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of LG DISPLAY, 2002-2013
  • Quarterly Revenue, Gross Margin and Operating Margin of LG DISPLAY, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of LGD by Application, Q1 2010-Q2 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of SMD, 2009-2013
  • Quarterly Revenue and Operating Margin of SMD, Q1 2009-Q2 2012
  • Quarterly Shipment and ASP of SMD, Q1 2009-Q1 2012
  • OLED Revenue and Proportion of SMD, Q1 2010-Q1 2012
  • AMOLED Capacity of SMD, 2010-2013
  • AMOLED Capacity of SMD, Q1 2011-Q4 2014
  • Revenue and Gross Margin of CHIPMOS, 2003-2013
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Client, 2011-2012
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Region, 2006-2012
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Business, H1 2012
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Business, H1 2013
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Product, H1 2012
  • Revenue of CHIPMOS by Product, H1 2013
  • LCDD Revenue and Capacity of CHIPMOS, 2009-2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of CHIPBOND, 2006-2013
  • Geographical Distribution of COG/COF Capacity of CHIPBOND
  • Distribution of TAB Capacity of CHIPBOND
  • Monthly Revenue of CHIPBOND, Aug 2011-Aug 2013
  • Revenue and Operating Margin of VIS, 2005-2013
  • Revenue and Gross Margin of VIS, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of VIS by Node, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of VIS by Application, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Revenue of VIS by Product, Q1 2011-Q2 2013
  • Shipment and Capacity Utilization of VIS, Q1 2010-Q2 2013
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