DisplaySearch Blog

Featuring analysis from

  • DisplaySearch
  • Solarbuzz

Category Archives: Small and Medium Displays

FocalTech and Orise to Merge, Aiming at Smart Handheld

FocalTech, a leading touch controller IC maker, and Orise, a well-known smart handheld LCD driver IC solutions provider, have announced that they will merge operations under the name FocalTech, effective January 2015. While the new company will retain the name, and chairman – Genda Hu – of FocalTech, we believe the new company will represent a new form of vertical integration focused on the smart handheld device market.  Continue Reading

HD and FHD Smartphones Ramping Quickly in 2014

Display resolution in smartphones is changing rapidly. In our Smartphone Quarterly report, we forecast that HD (720×1280) and FHD (1080×1920) resolution smartphones are growing the fastest this year. The key drivers are adoption of LTE, application processor development, and display cost reductions. However, driver ICs could be a limiting factor for high resolution displays. Continue Reading

Wearables: What Happens Next?

The flurry of wearable electronics launches at Mobile World Congress shows how rapidly the category is accelerating. We are currently tracking 79 devices that have been announced. Doubtless many more are about to appear judging from activity on sites like Kickstarter; we can then expect a further round from fast followers in China. Continue Reading

Flexible AMOLEDs: At the Tipping Point?

“At the tipping point” was the theme of the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference held this week in Phoenix Arizona. The releases of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex flexible AMOLED based smartphones in late 2013 were widely cited throughout the conference as evidence that flexible display technology has finally reached critical mass. Continue Reading