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4K Ultra-high Definition (UHD) Technologies: Global Markets to 2022

4K Ultra-high Definition (UHD) Technologies: Global Markets to 2022

  • February 2018
  • 124 pages
  • ID: 5336818
  • Format: PDF
  • By BCC Research


Table of Contents

• The global market for 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) technologies reached nearly $52.3 billion in 2017and should reach $132.9 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.5% for the period of 2017-2022.
• Organic light-radiating diodes (OLED) as a segment reached $28.1 billion in 2017 and should reach $79.7 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 23.2% through 2022.
• Quantum-dot light emitting diode (QLED) as a segment reached nearly $1.2 billion in 2017 and should reach $5.3 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 35.8% through 2022.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Ultra-high definition TV (UHDTV) is the 4K standard for TV and PC screens. Different application demands for big-screen TVs include improved image resolution as well as enhanced image quality.

As 4K is an ultra-high-resolution video format that offers four times the resolution of HD, 3840 × 2160, instead of 1920 × 1080, it is widely used in different applications. The technology has a number of distinct advantages over previous display technologies in the areas of higher resolution, making it highly usable in numerous verticals.

Study Goals and Objectives
The objective of the report is to identify the key trends in the global markets for 4K UHD technologies. The report quantifies the worldwide growth potential of 4K UHD technologies over the five-year period from 2016 through 2022.

The total market size of 4K UHD technologies with a regional breakdown is also covered in the report. The study also focuses on identifying key end users and industries that will affect the major market trends. 4K UHD TV manufacturers, panel manufacturers, smartphone manufacturers, major developments from 4K UHD market players and recent activities are tracked so as to better understand the market.

The report covers the technological advancements in 4K UHD technology such as use in virtual reality (VR) technology, projectors and smaller screens. The key driving factors for the rising demand for 4K UHD technology are rising adoption, increasing disposable income, technological advancements, rise in 4K content and rising TV sales, and are covered at length in this market report. Significant developments in 4K UHD technology in the U.S., China, the U.K., India and the E.U. region are discussed in the geographical analysis.

Reasons for Doing This Study
BCC Research believes that 4K UHD represents a significant advance in resolution that will create new market opportunities for display manufacturers.

Scope of Report
Globally, 4K UHD technology is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.5% during the forecast period. Ultra-high definition is the term used for resolutions over HD (1080p).

It includes both 4K and 8K screen resolutions. However, the report only includes 4K technology, which has garnered far more acceptance and popularity among end users. 4K UHD has witnessed a significant price drop and increased innovation in terms of screen size.

This has led to a significant rise in the demand for 4K UHD televisions. The market for 4K UHD is segmented on the basis of screen size, screen technology and end use. In terms of screen size, the market is segmented into screens that are less than 40 inches, 40–49 inches, 50–60 inches, 60–65 inches and 70+ inches.

In terms of screen technology, the market is segmented on the basis of LED, OLED, QLED and others. Demand for LED and OLED is highest. In terms of end use, the market is segmented into TVs, phones, projectors, monitors and VR headsets.

Most of the manufacturers in the market for 4K UHD are television manufacturers. There is significant demand for higher resolution TVs. Set-top box manufacturers and service providers have also started rolling out 4K set-top boxes and services, which in turn is augmenting the demand for televisions.

More content is being developed in 4K UHD technology. Sports events are being live telecasted in 4K quality too. Such developments are leading the surge in demand for 4K UHD TVs. Monitors and projectors are next in terms of market share whereas 4K UHD technology is still in development for phones and VR.

The major geographic regions covered in the report are North America (the U.S., Canada), Europe (U.K., Italy, France, Germany and Spain), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan and India) and the Rest of the World (RoW) (Russia, Brazil, Middle East and Africa). Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

The study covers the global market for 4K UHD. The selection of the countries that are included in this report was mainly based on the total revenue generated. Major countries included in the report are the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., Spain, Italy, France, China, Japan and India.

The competitive landscape of the global market for 4K UHD is discussed at length. Major companies involved in 4K UHD are profiled in the report, with a description of their product portfolios and recent developments. All categories are discussed in detail, describing each segment, measuring market size, identifying market drivers, forecasting for 2016 to 2022, and assessing the competitors and competitor market shares.

Information Sources
Key information was derived from various sources, which include government organizations from various geographies, including the U.S., China, India, Japan (Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), the European Union and Canada.

International organizations were used as sources to gain raw data for the final estimations. Such organizations include the Motion Picture Association of America, Screen Resolution Statistics, Ultra HD Forum, Amazon.com, Samsung.com, LG and others. Secondary data were also collected from the official websites of manufacturers, marketers, promoters and distributors of 4K UHD technology.

The information collected was utilized to derive the forecasted numbers. The data were further validated by industry participants via phone, email and Skype interviews.

The information and analysis presented in the report are based on extensive first-hand interviews with primary research sources, including executives, product managers and specialists in the market for 4K UHD technologies. Secondary information was obtained from various internet sources, regional, publishing industry, business and trade magazines, and the official websites of key manufacturers and key end users.

Annual revenues of major 4K UHD companies, their annual reports and forward-looking statements as well as industry end users were analyzed to derive the size of the market. Key information from published literature was used to conduct interviews with several industry participants to validate and obtain expert opinions on current and future trends in the market for 4K UHD. Interviews were the primary basis for information regarding the development of market size and were obtained by email and telephone. Interviews were also used to confirm and/or adjust market size and market share estimates, as well as in formulating market projections.

All market data pertain to the global market at the manufacturer’s level. Total revenues and forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

Recent activities were tracked for the major companies involved in the market for 4K UHD to understand the market trends. The forecast market size was based on these trends. The base year was 2017.

Historical data are provided for 2016 and forecast data are provided for 2022. Historical, base year and forecast data are provided for each market segment and subsegment. Market shares are provided for each market segment for the 2017 base year.

Geographic Breakdown

In this report, the geographic regions considered for market analysis include, and only include:
North America
• U.S.
• Canada.
• Rest of North America.
• France.
• Germany.
• Italy.
• Spain.
• U.K.
• Rest of Europe.
• China.
• India.
• Japan.
• Rest of Asia.
Rest of the World
• Brazil.
• Mexico.
• South Africa.

4K UHD Technologies, by Technology Type

4K UHD Technologies, by End Use
4K Recording Devices

4K UHD Technologies, by Application
Under 40 inches
40 to 49 inches
50 to 55 inches
60 to 65 inches
70 inches and above

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
Ultra-high definition TV (UHDTV) is the 4K standard for TV and PC screens. UHD-1 is additionally called 2160p as it has a determination of 3840 × 2160 (16:9, or around a 1.78:1 perspective proportion), which is double the level and vertical determination of 1080p, or three times the even and vertical determination of 720p. The market size of 4K UHD was $43.4 billion in 2016, and is estimated to reach nearly $132.9 billion by 2022. 4K UHD is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 20.5% during the forecast period of 2017 through 2022.

Several areas where 4K UHD is being used include the television sector, monitors, laptops, phones and 4K recording instruments such as cameras and virtual reality (VR) headsets. Technological advancements such as improved features as compared with the older versions in TVs, narrow spectrum of wavelength simulation and resolution, which enable one to watch anything on a big screen in a compact room without making any changes in the position of the screen.

The market has been segmented on the basis of technology, screen size and end use. On the basis of screen size, the market is segmented as follows:under 40 inches, 40–49 inches, 50–55 inches, 60–65 inches and 70 inches plus. Under 40-inch screens include monitor screens, laptops, smartphones, cameras and virtual reality headsets, and 50–55 inches and above include television sets.

On the basis technology, the market is sub-segmented into LED technology, OLED technology and QLED technology. Accordingly, in terms of revenue, OLED technology dominates the global 3D printing in the healthcare market and is estimated to generate REDACTED billion by 2022.

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