|Status : Published
|Published On : May, 2023
|Report Code : VRSME9047
|Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics
|Available Format :
|Page : 250
During the forecast period, the Global Microdisplays Market is projected to experience substantial growth, with an estimated increase from USD 0.71 billion in 2023 to USD 3.7 billion by 2030. This growth is expected to be at a remarkable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.2%.
The microdisplays are defined as a compact and small size display that requires magnifying optics to use it. It encompasses user-configurability technology, high resolution, high pixel density and is used in a wide range of applications such as health monitoring, lifestyle support, entertainment, and fitness monitoring via smartwatches, smart bands, and smart glasses. Factors propelling the growth of the microdisplays market include compact size, technological development in microdisplays, increasing demand for AR devices in the healthcare sector, increasing adoption of wearable devices, increasing use of HMD in various industries, rising demand for OLED microdisplays, and increasing adoption of ADAS and HUD. There is extensive use of microdisplays in the defense & military sector for faster performance and real-time monitoring.
The COVID-19 outbreak has adversely impacted the global microdisplays market. It has disrupted the production and supply chain of consumer electronics and manufacturing industries. Many R&D activities and new product launches are postponed due to the deadly coronavirus, hampering the growth of the global microdisplays market. However, the manufacturing sector will slowly return to a normal post-COVID-19 situation resulting in a gradual supply of devices.
Insight by Product
Based on product, the market is divided into near-to-eye display devices (NTE), HUD, and others. The NTE display devices dominate the market during the forecast period owing to the growing demand for AR glasses in industrial applications, on job training of field personnel, maintenance and inspection activities, and the rising use of VR headsets in entertainment and gaming applications are fueling the growth of this segment. The HUD segment will witness the fastest growth in the microdisplays market as it offers various advantages in the automotive industry.
Insight by Technology
Based on technology, the market is categorized into OLED, LCD, LCoS, and DLP. The LCD segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to its use in HUDs, HMDs, and Electronic Viewfinder (EVFs). The OLED segment is anticipated to have the fastest growth during the forecast period owing to its widespread use in smartphones, TV, and other consumer appliances. The OLED microdisplays have a compact size, high pixel density, high power efficiency, low cost, and improved resolution, encouraging market players to focus on OLED displays.
Insight by Resolution
Based on the resolution, the global microdisplays market is divided into 1920×1080 and >1920×1080, 1024×768 and 1280×1024, 800×600, 800×480, and 854×480, <640×480 and 640×380, <640×480 and 640×380. The 1920×1080 and >1920×1080 are expected to witness high CAGR during the forecast period. The high-resolution, high-pixel-density displays used in micro-displays provide excellent image quality with no sub-pixel changes.
Insight by Brightness
Based on brightness, the global microdisplays market is categorized into less than 500 nits, 500 to 1,000 nits, and more than 1,000 nits. The less than 500 nits are anticipated to hold the largest market share in the brightness category owing to the use of low-resolution microdisplays by end-users in the field of consumer electronics, military & defense, and aerospace to provide low brightness or brightness. The more than 1000 nits are anticipated to have the fastest growth over the forecast period due to the adoption of AR/VR devices.
Insight by Industry
Based on industry, the global microdisplays market is segmented into consumer, industrial & enterprise, automotive, military, defense and aerospace, sports & entertainment, retail & hospitality, medical, education, and others. The consumer electronics segment holds the largest market share due to rising demand for compact and lightweight VR glasses, adoption of HMD in sports & entertainment, and increasing demand for displays to provide clearer images and wide-angle views to the user. The military segment also holds dominates the global microdisplays market owing to the rising demand for OLED microdisplays in thermal imaging simulation, and training.
Global Microdisplays Market Report Coverage
2018 - 2023
Base Year Considered
2025 - 2030
Market Size in 2023
U.S.D. 0.71 Billion
Revenue Forecast in 2030
U.S.D. 3.7 Billion
Segments Covered in the Report
By Product, By Technology, By Resolution, By Brightness and By Industry
Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling
Regions Covered in the Report
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World
One of the industry trends in the microdisplays market is the rising use of OLED microdisplays in consumer electronics and automotive industries, especially AR and VR devices. The adoption of wearable devices in defense, sports & fitness, industrial enterprise, is giving an edge in the microdisplays market. The increasing trend of nanotechnology devices will propel the market growth of the global microdisplays market.
The global microdisplays market is experiencing significant growth, primarily due to several key factors. One of the primary drivers is the increasing demand for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in both passenger and commercial vehicles. Additionally, the rising usage of Near-To-Eye (NTE) device-based applications, including Head-Up Displays (HUD) and Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) devices, is contributing to market expansion.
Another factor fueling the growth of the microdisplays market is the continuous evolution of microdisplays in terms of size and technology. These advancements are enabling the development of more compact and efficient microdisplays, driving their adoption across various industries. Particularly, the increasing use of Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) in sectors such as gaming, healthcare, and industrial applications is bolstering market growth.
Furthermore, the rising demand for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) microdisplays is positively impacting the market. OLED microdisplays offer advantages such as high contrast ratio, wide viewing angles, and fast response time, making them desirable for applications requiring high-quality visual displays.
Lastly, the utilization of microdisplays in holographic displays is poised to further boost market growth. Holographic displays are gaining prominence in sectors like entertainment, advertising, and design, creating a significant demand for microdisplays with superior resolution and imaging capabilities.
In conclusion, the growth of the global microdisplays market is being propelled by factors such as the increasing demand for ADAS, the expanding usage of NTE device-based applications like HUD and AR/VR, the continuous advancements in microdisplay technology, the rising adoption of HMD across industries, the surging demand for OLED microdisplays, and the growing application of microdisplays in holographic displays.
The development of microdisplays that have a compact form factor and achieve a wide field of view and high resolution is expected to be a major challenge for microdisplays manufacturers. Furthermore, high manufacturing cost, low picture quality at high temperature, a saturation of markets for digital cameras and projectors, rising R&D may hamper the market growth of the global microdisplays market.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the demand for microdisplays in the medical sector as it is used in CT scans, ECG machines, oxygen meters, etc. and are lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global microdisplays market. The increasing demand for microdisplays in autonomous vehicle systems and AR technology in defense & military applications, the advancement of next-generation micro-LED display technology, and potential growth in emerging markets are lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global microdisplays market.
Geographically, APAC has the dominant position in the microdisplays market owing to the presence of a large number of microdisplays manufacturers in the region resulting in the decrease in the price of products and has increased penetration of microdisplay-based devices. The rising demand for ADAS in automobiles, growth in the automotive industry is anticipated to propel the growth of the microdisplay market in the region. North America is anticipated to have rapid growth owing to the use of ICT technologies in the educational sector, and the acceptance of microdisplays devices in the aerospace, military, and defense divisions.
The global microdisplays market is highly competitive in nature. Companies are focusing on product launch, merger & acquisition, collaborations with the government, and technological development through which market players are considerably contributing to the market growth and have a competitive edge in the market.
Himax Technologies, Inc.has introduced exclusive next-gen color sequential front-lit LCOS and 3D Sensing Technologies at CES 2024. Himax's next-generation proprietary color sequential front-lit LCOS microdisplay significantly increases brightness compared to previous generation designs, delivering industry-leading performance with up to 180K nits brightness.
Kopin Corporation, a leading provider of application-specific optical systems and high performance micro-displays for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, and MICLEDI Microdisplays, a fabless semiconductor design and technology company developing microLED displays for Augmented Reality (AR), has announced a strategic agreement to work together to design, develop, and manufacture advanced microLED displays to provide a more immersive and information-rich AR experience for use in high-brightness light conditions.
Some of the key players operating in the microdisplays market: Sony Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation, eMagin, Kopin Corporation, Yunnan OLiGHTEK Opto-Electronic Technology Ltd, Himax Technologies, Inc, Syndiant, UNIVERSAL DISPLAY, AU Optronics Corp., and Micron Technology, Inc.
Sony made its ECX335S microdisplays available in the market through its global partner for vision technologies, namely, Framos.
Kopin Corporation launched its first monochrome double-stack OLED, which emits more than 20,000 nits and has a 1.3-inch 2.6K OLED display with 2560x2560 resolution. The company also launched old samples of full-color 2.6K OLED 1.3-inch diagonal displays using double stacks. The monochrome display was co-developed with Panasonic Corporation and Lakeside Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.
The Microdisplays Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.
Segments Covered in the Report
Region Covered in the Report