Displays Dominate End-Use Applications

Tom Hausken

Tom Hausken comments on competition in the display market, and how the lighting and solar energy segments may be victims of their own successes.


figureOIDA uses “optics” and “photonics” interchangeably. Source: OIDA (2015)

The global optics and photonics market, valued at US$480 billion in 2014 by OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA), comprises many end-use segments, including displays, photovoltaics (PVs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), consumer imaging, biomedicine, communications, security, machine tools, precision optics and optical storage. A recent OIDA report broke out the production value of these segments in terms of revenues, including embedded technology that is not sold on the merchant market.

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