The touch panel industry has presented the polarization after the explosion in 2010, the revenue of the large manufacturers has increased rapidly, while that of the small ones has risen by slight margin and even declined. TPK and Wintek have dominated the high-end sector of the industry and enjoyed the lion’s share by virtue of technical and client edges. The touch panel market remains booming in 2011, but it is difficult for the small & medium-sized manufacturers to make profits. In 2010 when the market thrived, a lot of enterprises expanded their capacities, which resulted in the fierce price competition of both resistive touch screen and capacitive touch screen.

TPK and Wintek are still the exclusive suppliers of Apple, yet Wintek gets increasingly marginalized, especially in large-sized iPad touch screen sector. Apple offers more orders to TPK who boasts higher yield than Wintek. Although Hon Hai, the parent company of CHIMEI INNOLUX, is the major OEM of Apple, merely the touch sensor of CHIMEI INNOLUX was approved by Apple in April. CHIMEI INNOLUX can only ship the touch sensor to TPK who makes the shipment of final products together with Wintek. TPK is most competitive in touch screen and LCD panel as well as the mounting yield of cover glass, which brings along the higher revenue that includes the sales from LCD panels.

In 2011, the single-plate touch glass solution, also known as Touch on Lens or One Glass Solution, becomes the hot topic of touch screen industry. The touch control module of the solution has reduced a layer of ITO coating and a piece of glass mounting and directly embedded the touch control sensor into the single-plate glass layer, which will greatly reduce the cost and perform better in production speed and yield.

Wintek, being severely beaten by TPK, takes the lead in the mass-production of Touch on Lens. It introduced the technology into such models as Wildfire and CHACHA of HTC in Q2 2011, with the monthly average output of 500K~600K pieces and still on the rise. In addition, Samsung Electronics will employ such product design in Q3.

Touch on Lens has to deal with the following problems in the future. First of all, the strong interference might lead to the breakdown of the lowest-layer LCM and a layer of SIO2 needs to be plated, which will increase the cost and the procedures. Secondly, the inferior strength fails to meet the rising requirements of increasingly large-sized display based mobile phones, particularly the smart phones. Thirdly, color filter manufacturers are better at integrating touch sensor and cover glass than the traditional touch screen manufacturers. Fourthly, mother cover glass has to undergo CNC cutting after the surface mounting of touch sensor and then be mounted with LCM, the yield is hence relatively low and the cost will expand. Finally, the rare supporting control IC must pay special attention to interference.

Only the joint promotion of Wintek, TPK, Young Fast, and Nissha can the market be opened for Touch on Lens. Nevertheless, Touch on Lens clearly represents the general trend, yet with slow progress. Promisingly, it will approximate 25% of capacitive touch screen at the end of 2012 and 60% at the end of 2014.

Table Of Contents

1 Overview of Touch Panel Industry

2 Downstream Market of Touch Panel
2.1 Market Size
2.2 Mobile Phone
2.2.1 Status Quo
2.2.2 Industrial Pattern
2.2.3 Status Quo and Future
2.3 Tablet PC and Netbook
2.4 Market Share of Major Manufacturers
2.5 On-board Display and PND Market

3 Touch Panel Industry
3.1 Industry Chain
3.2 Production
3.3 Ranking of Vendors
3.4 Horizontal Comparison of Vendors
3.5 Supply and Demand of Glass-based Capacitive Touch Panel

4 Touch Panel Vendors
4.1 TPK
4.2 Young Fast
4.3 Wintek
4.4 JTOUCH
4.5 Transtouch Technology
4.6 Swenc
4.7 Sintek Photronic
4.8 Cando
4.9 ELO TouchSystems
4.10 Nanjing Wally Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
4.11 EELY
4.12 GeneralTouch
4.13 Truly
4.14 Mildex
4.15 Nissha
4.16 Giantplus
4.17 Melfas
4.18 ELK
4.19 Digitech Systems
4.20 O-Film
4.21 Chimei Innolux
4.22 SMAC
4.23 Mutto Optronics

5 Glass Manufacturers
5.1 AimCore
5.2 Shenzhen Laibao Hi-Tech
5.3 Wuhu Token Sciences
5.4 G-TECH Optoelectronics
5.5 Shenzhen Lens

6 Touch Panel IC
6.1 Profile
6.2 Comparison of Manufacturers
6.3 Market
6.4 Elan Microelectronics
6.5 Empiatech
6.6 Cypress
6.7 Synaptics
6.8 ATMEL

Selected Charts
Touch Panel Market Size by Downstream, 2008-2014E
Touch Panel Shipment, 2007-2014E
Touch Panel Shipment by Downstream, 2010-2011
Mobile Phone Shipment in the World, 2007-2014E
Global Mobile Phone Shipment and Growth Margin, 2008Q1-2011Q1
Global Mobile Phone Shipment by Brand, 2009-2010
Proportion of Global Touch Panel Mobile Phone, 2007-2014E
Global Touch Panel Mobile Phone Distribution by Technology, 2009-2014E
Touch Panel Penetration Rate of Major Mobile Phone Manufacturers, 2009-2011
Global Notebook PC Shipment and Growth Margin, 2007-2013E
Shipment of Netbook, iPad, and Tablet PC, 2008-2012E
Market Share of Major Tablet PC/Netbook Panel Vendors, 2010
Market Share of Major Tablet PC/Netbook Panel Vendors, 2011
Shipment of On-board Display and PND, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Shipment of PND and On-board Display, 2007-2012E
Market Share of PND Manufacturers, 2010
Market Share of On-board Display Manufacturers, 2010
Touch Panel Industry Chain
Production Process of Touch Panel
Cost Structure of Resistive Touch Panel Vendors, 2010
Cost Structure of Capacitive Touch Panel Vendors, 2010
Revenue of Touch Panel Manufacturers, 2009-2011
Shipment of Major Touch Panel Manufacturers Worldwide, 2009-2011
Operating Margin of Global 11 Touch Panel Manufacturers, 2009 and 2010
Capacity of Major Touch Panel Manufacturers
Regional Distribution of Touch Panel Industry, 2009-2010
Production Process of iPhone Panel
Relationship between TPK Holding and Affiliated Companies
Shareholder Structure of TPK Holding
Revenue and Gross Margin of TPK Holding, 2007-2012E
Revenue and Operating Margin of TPK Holding, 2007-2012E
TPK Revenue, Gross Margin, and Operating Margin, 2010Q1-2011Q4
Sales Volume and Gross Margin of TPK Holding Touch Screen, 2007-2010
Client Distribution of TPK Holding, 2008-2009
Client Distribution of TPK Holding, 2010
Revenue and Operating Margin of Young Fast, 2005-2011
Revenue of Young Fast, May 2009-May 2011
Revenue of Young Fast by Product Technology, 2010Q1-2011Q4
Plants of Young Fast
Revenue of Young Fast by Client, 2010
Revenue and Gross Margin of Wintek, 2003-2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Wintek, 2003-2011
Revenue of Wintek, May 2009-May 2011
Global Presence of Wintek
Wintek Revenue by Product, 2006-2011
Client Structure of Wintek, 2009-2010
Capacitive Touch Screen Capacity of Wintek
Touch Screen Cover Glass Capacity of Wintek
Wintek ATT Structure
Wintek ATT Technological Process
Comparison between Wintek ATT and Traditional Capacitive G/G Touch Screen
Revenue and Operating Margin of JTOUCH, 2006-2011
JTOUCH Revenue by Region, 2008-2010
JTOUCH Revenue by Technology, 2010-2011
JTOUCH Revenue by Client, 2010
Revenue and Gross Margin of Transtouch Technology, 2004-2010
Organizational Structure of Transtouch Technology
Revenue of Transtouch Technology by Application, 2007-2009
Road Map of Transtouch Technology, 2008-2011
Revenue of Swenc, May 2009-May 2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Sintek Photronic, 2004-2011
Revenue of Sintek Photronic, May 2009-May 2011
Cando Revenue and Operating Profit, 2004-2011
Revenue of Cando, May 2009-May 2011
Revenue and Gross Margin of Nanjing Wally Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., 2006-2010
Gross Margin, Net Profit Margin, and Operating Margin of Truly Semiconductors, 2001-2010
Revenue from LCD Products of Truly by Technology, 2006-2009
Mildex Revenue and Operating Profit, 2006-2011
Structure of Mildex Affiliated Companies
Mildex Revenue by Product, 2010Q1-2011Q4
Nissha Revenue by Product, FY2005-FY2012
Nissha Revenue by Region, FY2006-FY2011
Revenue of Nissha Input Device Division by Application, FY2005-FY2012
Expenditure of Nissha by Division, FY2006-FY2012
Revenue and Gross Margin of Giantplus, 2002-2010
Revenue and Operating Margin of Melfas, 2007-2012E
Melfas Revenue by Product, 2007-2012E
Operating Profit of Melfas by Product, 2010Q1-2011Q4
Monthly Capacity of Melfas, 2011
Melfas Touch Screen Based Mobile Phones, 2009-2011
ELK Revenue and Operating Profit, 2006-2011
ELK Revenue by Product, 2008-2010
Revenue and EBITDA of Digitech Systems, 2007-2012E
Revenue of Digitech Systems by Product, 2009-2011
Revenue, EBITDA, and Gross Margin of Chimei Innolux, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Large-sized Panel Shipment and ASP of Chimei Innolux, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Small and Medium-sized Panel Shipment and ASP of Chimei Innolux, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Revenue of Chimei Innolux by Application, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Revenue of Chimei Innolux by Size, 2009Q1-2010Q4
SMAC Revenue and Operating Margin, 2005-2011
Revenue of Mutto Optronics, May 2010-May 2011
AimCore Revenue and Gross Margin, 2006-2011
Revenue and Net Income of Shenzhen Laibao Hi-Tech, 2005-2011
Revenue of Shenzhen Laibao Hi-Tech by Product, 2005-2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Wuhu Token Sciences, 2007-2012E
Revenue of Wuhu Token Sciences by Product, 2007-2010
Output of Wuhu Token Sciences, 2007-2010
Revenue and Operating Profit of G-TECH Optoelectronics, 2007-2010
Monthly Revenue of G-TECH Optoelectronics, Sep. 2008-May 2011
Shipment of Touch Screen IC, 2008-2012E
Corresponding Relationship between Touch Screen IC Manufacturers and Touch Screen Manufacturers
Market Share of Global Major Touch Screen IC Manufacturers, 2009-2010
Revenue and Operating Margin of Elan Microelectronics, 2004-2011
Revenue of Elan Microelectronics, May 2009-May 2011
Revenue of Elan Microelectronics by Application, 2009Q1-2010Q4
Revenue of Elan Microelectronics by Application, 2008-2010
Revenue and Operating Margin of Empiatech, 2004-2011
Revenue of Empiatech, May 2009-May 2011
SWOT Analysis of Empiatech
Cypress Revenue by Product, 2009Q2-2011Q1
Revenue and Operating Margin of Synaptics, FY2004-FY2011
Synaptics Revenue by Application, FY2004-FY2010
Synaptics Revenue by Region, FY2010-FY2011
ATMEL Revenue and Operating Margin, 2006-2010
ATMEL Revenue by Product, 2008-2010
ATMEL Revenue by Region, 2008-2010
Roadmap of ATMEL Touch Screen IC

Global Mobile Phone Shipment by Brand, 2010Q1-2011Q1
Supply Relationship between Touch Screen Manufacturers and Mobile Phone Manufacturers
Manufacturers in Touch Screen Industry Chain
Capacity, Output, and Sales Volume of TPK Holding Touch Screen, 2008-2010
Output and Capacity Utilization of Young Fast Touch Screen, 2008-2010
Capacitive Touch Screen Specifications of Young Fast
Capacity and Output of JTOUCH Touch Screen, 2008-2010
Divisions of Transtouch Technology
Capacity of Sintek Photronic by Plant
Financial Data of GeneralTouch, 2004-2008
Capacity of Chimei Innolux by Production Line, 2010Q4

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