A thin film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). These are simple electronic control devices that are fabricated on a large transparent substrates. These thin film transistor display are used widely in flat-panel displays, television screens, computer monitors, mobile phones, projectors and personal digital assistants.
TFT-based displays have a transistor for each pixel on the screen. This allows the electrical current that illuminates the display to be turned on and off at a faster rate, which makes the display brighter and shows motion smoother. A thin film transistor is also known as active matrix display technology which is more responsive to change.
The Thin Film Transistors (TFT) market is expected to expand at a higher growth rate in the forecast period owing to the increasing demand of compact size, low price, reduced weight, and low power consumption displays in consumer electronic goods and rising disposable incomes and change in preference of consumers towards high definition picture quality. The continuous innovation in technology has increased the demand for global thin film transistor displays.
However, high cost of manufacturing and less availability of high resolutions TFTs for professional applications are some factors which hinders the growth of the market. Efforts are being taken by many companies to upgrade their research and development activities to analyze further application that is expected to generate profitable growth opportunities for the market in the forecast period. Most of the companies are in process to develop Organic TFT technology, which makes it possible to have flexible display surfaces.
The global Thin Film Transistors (TFT) market is segmented on the basis of material type, product type, application, end-user and region. On the basis of material type, the market has been segmented into organic and inorganic material. By product type, the market has been segmented into liquid crystal display, electronic paper display, LED, AMOLED, and others.
On the basis of application, the market is segmented into television screens, computer/laptops monitors, mobile phones, wearable devices, and others. Television and computer/laptop monitors is expected to the largest application segment owing to its high demand for advanced high definition monitors and televisions from consumers.