Development Trends of Smartphone Cover Glass Industry

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Date: 29-Apr-2014
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Despite a sea of changes in the touch sensor industry, the smartphone cover glass industry remained stable and prosperous in 2013. However, the booming market has also brought fierce competition among vendors in the industry. This report profiles the development of important vendors in 2013 and forecasts the industry’s trends in 2014.

List of Topics

  • Overview of the current development of the smartphone cover glass industry, touching on vendors’ deployment from the upstream to the downstream ends of the supply chain, OGS and TOL technologies, and 3D-shaped glass technology
  • Key issues posed to the cover glass industry, including the emergence of sapphire glass, popularity of anti-glare glass, and increasing needs for screen color printing, with the major restrictions on sapphire cover glass also provided

Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include:

Apple, Asahi Glass Company, Biel Crystal, Corning, Denka, Foxconn, G-Tech Optoelectronics, Hony Glass, Huawei, Lenovo, Mirle Automation Corporation, NEG, Schott, Shoda, Silitech Technology, Toshiba Machine, TPK,Wintek, Xiaomi, Xingxing Firstar Panel Technology, ZTE

Development Trends of Smartphone Cover Glass Industry

Table of Contents

1. Current Status of the Cover Glass Industry
1.1 Intensified Competitions between Glass Suppliers
1.2 Vendors' Vertically Integrated Production Lines Begin Operation
1.3 OGS Technology Gaining Traction
1.3.1 OGS Production Capacity Expands
1.3.2 Related Equipment Suppliers Quickly Follow
1.4 3D-shaped Glass Still Under Development

2. Key Product Issues
2.1 Sapphire to Become a New Cover Glass Material
2.1.1 Size Restrictions
2.1.2 Capacity Restrictions
2.1.3 Shape Restrictions
2.2 Anti-glare Glass Gains Popularity
2.3 Color Screen Printing Receives Attention

3. Conclusion 11
Cover Glass Critical to Vendors' Production Differentiation Strategies

Appendix

Glossary of Terms

List of Companies

List of Tables

Table 1  Major Glass Suppliers
Table 2  Processing Methods for OGS Technology
Table 3  3D Curved Glass Suppliers

List of Figures

Figure1 OGS & TOL Process Flows

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