Dash-Insights is an independent technology market research and consulting company founded by global display expert Sweta Dash in 2015 focusing on entire display value chain and emerging display technology markets.
Display market research and trend analysis for customer centric actionable insights that provides competitive advantage.
Display Industry Actionable Insights is derived from consolidated market tracking, deep supply chain understanding, and more than 26 years of experience in the global display technology market research.
Display Research Methodology
We survey knowledgeable executives and experts from the world’s leading display companies, including display panels, systems, components, equipment and other suppliers in the display ecosystem. We transform data and information from surveys into deep knowledge and actionable insights.
Knowledge: Collect display market research information globally. Connect with display industry sources trough global network. (U.S, Europe, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and China)
Insights: Analyze comprehensive integrated display research data across the supply chain.
Action: Strategic recommendations for the display industry. Actionable insights about display market and emerging display technology.
Display Research Scope
Dash-Insights helps customers to get better analysis and deeper insights for their strategic business decision by transforming data and information to insights for meaningful action.
Display Technology and Market Trends Analysis
We focus on display technology and markets, especially emerging display markets, trend identification, scenario forecasting, data analysis, strategic recommendations, and actionable insights.
Display Application Market Analysis
We focus on display panel application market analysis by technology, display size, form factor, resolution, competitive landscape, future trends and implications for the industry and suppliers.
Display Industry Value Chain Analysis
We focus on strategic analysis of market dynamics, key drivers, competitive landscape, future outlook, display value chain analysis, opportunities, challenges and provide actionable insights for growth strategies.
Type of Display Research
Our focus is on display industry market research and trend analysis for the global market.
Display market and Technology: Strategic Custom Research Consulting
Customer-specific market research project: providing actionable insights about specific display technologies and markets for creating effective strategies and new business opportunities for sustainable growth.
Focus on partnership with customers: Listening, understanding their goals and requirements and providing data analysis and strategic recommendations for business decision-making process
Display market and Technology: Insights Reports
Differentiated Market research reports based on in-depth market research surveys of industry executives and experts, insightful knowledge and expertise, based on in-depth display industry experience. Focus on emerging display technology and markets, business environment, suppliers, supply chain, materials, components, production, and implications for the industry and complete value chain.
Dash-Insights brings outstanding expertise and industry specific experience to help customer with better strategic decisions with more than 26 years of experience in the Display Industry Market and Technology Research.
Sweta dash the founder and lead Analyst for Dash-Insights is a highly sought-after consultant and a frequent advisor to firms that invest in the Display value chain. Her expertise spans the entire spectrum of Display technologies, including emerging technologies.
She is an outstanding thought-leader, international expert, Display consultant, and lead analyst with exceptional research and analysis capabilities, quoted by leading global publications and TV media. She can translate research insights into actionable strategies for customers and top executives, with break-through results. She has authored numerous articles and is a well-known keynote speaker for major global industry events, and highly sought-after adviser to technology product and component manufacturers.
Prior to starting Dash-Insights in 2015, Sweta was the Senior Director of Display Research, and Strategy at IHS Technology, and was the head of applied research, consulting, and strategy. During her years at IHS and iSuppli, she was exceptionally accurate in forecasting LCD supply, demand, pricing, and technology adoption. Her methodology was based on extensive primary research conducted at every node in the LCD supply chain. Her market projections were derived from a set of proprietary models developed over many years, wherein historical patterning, econometric analysis, manufacturing cost modeling, and price volume analysis were used to analyze and explain data and trends.
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What’s New - Blog
MicroLED Display: An Emerging Application Market
microLED is considered by some to be the fourth generation flat panel display technology after plasma, LCD and OLED.....Can microLED compete with LCD and OLED in the display application market? See More
MicroLED Display: Progressing Towards Commercialization
microLED is considered to be a next generation display technology. It provides the best features of both LCD and OLED display. It has the potential to outperform both the technologies in terms of color reproducibility, brightness, reliability and low power consumption. See More
Quantum Dot Display: Entering An Expansion Phase
Quantum Dot Display is an evolving technology that has established itself as a formidable force in 2019 with lower prices, higher product availability and improved performance enabling strong growth in shipments. See More
Foldable Smartphones - Can They Drive Demand?
The mature smartphone market has been experiencing declining growth rates for the last three years. The year 2020 was previously expected to be a recovery year with positive growth rate. See More
Growth Opportunities for the Smartphone Display Market from 5G
The smartphone market is expected to experience growth in shipments in 2020 after three years of decline. Brands are hoping to drive replacement demand with introduction of 5G products at a wide range of prices. See More..
MicroLED, QLED, OLED and MiniLED Displays Dazzle at CES 2020
Technology breakthroughs in the display industry have been enabling innovative consumer products. This year’s CES conference showcased many examples of this as products based on MicroLED, QLED, OLED and MiniLED dazzled attendees with their image quality, performance and designs. See More
Display Technology – Top Trends for 2020
It is that time of the year again - the time to review the outlook for display industry trends in 2020. See More
Can LCD Panel Oversupply Drive TV Demand?
LCD TV panel capacity has increased substantially in 2019 mostly due to the expansion of Gen 10.5 fabs. After growth in 2018, LCD TV demand weakened this year caused by slower economic growth, concerns about a trade war and tariff rate increases.
Sense of Maturity at the OLED World Summit
There was a sense of maturity at OLEDs world Summit this year, which I attended in October 2019. The exuberance that was prevalent few years back when the iPhone X was first introduced, has been replaced by a sense of maturity as iPhone X sales and demand growth for the industry didn’t meet expectations. See More
Evolving Foldable OLED Smartphone Displays
Samsung Electronics re-launched its Galaxy Fold smartphone at IFA 2019 in September. Other brands have also joined in to introduce many different design concepts of foldable smartphones with OLED display in different sizes and formats. See More
Opportunities for Flexible OLED Smartphone Displays
Flexible OLED display is considered to be the best solution for next generation smartphone market. New smartphone products with flexible OLED displays generally get rave reviews for their superior display performance. See More
New Solutions for Next Generation OLED TV Display
OLED as an emissive display is at the forefront of next generation TV technology due to its superior performance compared to traditional backlight based LCD technology. But its adoption rate in the TV industry has been limited due to higher cost, low production volume and other challenges. LCD still has the dominant market share. See More
Renewed Interest in Rigid OLED Smartphone Displays
Rigid OLED smartphone display fab utilization rates are increasing and the technology is starting to receive renewed interest in the market. See More
isplayWeek 2019 – The Race for Next Generation Innovation
Display panel and component suppliers showcased next generation product innovations for MicroLED, MiniLED, OLED, Quantum Dot and LTPS LCD at DisplayWeek 2019 at San Jose in May. As application market growth-rates are slowing down suppliers are rushing to find the 'next big thing' that will drive demand growth. Generally, technology prototypes take years to be commercialized and reach mass production. See More
65-inch & Larger TV Display - Ready for Strong Growth
Massive LCD capacity is coming into production in the next three years optimized for 65-inch and 75-inch TV. Most of the capacity is coming from 10.5 Gen fabs especially from China. There is a race for revenue and profit growth as competition is accelerating and price pressure is increasing. See More
MicroLED: Emerging as a Next Generation Display Technology
MicroLED is emerging as next generation display technology because of its potential to be a thinner, brighter, lighter, and low power display. It combines the best features of LCD and OLED. See More
Foldable Smartphones: Can They Reach The Mainstream Market?
Foldable smartphones are finally here after years of expectation and anticipation The biggest potential advantage of foldable smartphone is that it can offer “thin, light, unbreakable larger display for smartphone in a smaller form factor”. See More
Smartphone Display Woes in 2019, What Can Help?
The smartphone market has started a declining trend after years of growth. In January, Apple reported lower than anticipated iPhone revenue for the 4th quarter, especially in Greater China. Samsung also reported a decline in smartphone shipments for Q4 2018. It appears as though the smartphone market is reaching a saturation point. See More
OLED, QLED, Microled and LCD at CES 2019 - Bigger & Better
Global manufacturers showcased their latest products and prototypes at CES 2019 giving a glimpse of what the future would bring. This year the focus was on AI, 5G and connected living.See More
Top Display Technology Trends for 2019
It is the time of the year to look forward to the industry trends for 2019.See More
Next Gen TV Technology Needed for Market Growth Next generation advanced TV technologies are essential for market growth in 2019 and beyond as TV market growth rates have slowed down in recent years.See More
OLED Display for Next Gen Product Innovations
Suppliers, customers and industry watchers gathered at OLEDs World Summit 2018 in San Francisco on Sept 18-20 to discuss industry trends. OLED display has established its strong presence in smartwatches, AR/VR as well as in the premium smartphone and TV markets. See More
Apple's new iPhones will give OLED a boost
Apple introduced three new models of iPhones on September 12, 2018. Two of those models came with OLED displays and one with LCD. Apple’s star power has been setting smart phone display industry trends over the years. The new introductions may also have a significant impact. See More
Co-existence Theorem for Smartphone Displays
Can LCD (a-Si and LTPS), OLED (flexible and rigid), MiniLED (LCD), and MicroLED display technology co-exist in the smartphone market in next three to four years? See More
Can MiniLED Backlight Transform LCDs?
MiniLED backlights have the potential to transform LCDs by reducing the performance gap with OLED displays. They can help LCDs by improving contrast ratio, increasing color gamut, reducing response time, and increasing brightness. See More
OLED Displays: Ready to Excel in Next Generation Smartphones
OLED displays are ready to excel in next generations smartphones by bringing in thinner, lighter, lower power and higher performance products with differentiated designs and form factors. Technology is advancing. New materials, new process, new suppliers, new fabs and higher production are starting to come in. See More
DisplayWeek 2018 - Next Gen Display: MicroLED, Mini LED, and OLED
DisplayWeek is generally the place to get a glimpse of next generation display products and technologies. This year’s conference was no different. Display supply chain suppliers gave a picture of the future with many prototypes based on MicroLED, MiniLED, OLED and even LCD technology. See More
Future of Quantum Dot Display: Niche or Mainstream?
Quantum Dot (QD) display technology has the potential to be a disruptive force to enable next generation LCD, MicroLED and OLED. It can ultimately create an emissive display to compete directly with OLED display.
Can technology innovation, cost reduction, price/performance improvements meet market requirements and reach mass market potential? Will high cost, environmental concerns, manufacturing challenges and supply chain constraints limit it to only high-end niche products? See More
MicroLED Display in a Future Apple Watch - A Big Deal?
The display industry is buzzing with news, rumors and discussions about the possibility of a microLED display in Apple watch in near future. If Apple can introduce microLED Apple watch by the end of 2018 or in 2019 it will have significant impact on the adoption of microLED displays. See More
Smartphone Market: New Opportunities for LTPS LCD?
Just one year back, the outlook for LTPS LCD (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon Liquid Crystal Display) was filled with fear and uncertainties as smartphone brands such as Samsung, Apple and top China brands shifted their focus to Flexible OLED displays.
Flexible OLED Display: the Savior for the Smartphone Market?
Flexible OLED display technology is poised to dominate the next generation smartphone market with thinner, lighter, bezel less, immersive screens and differentiating form factors. See More
The Battle Between Display Technologies at CES 2018
Suppliers showcased their brightest and best next generation technology products at CES to give a glimpse of what will be coming next. They presented futuristic ideas, technology breakthrough, and new product concepts that can sometimes take two to five years to reach the market. See More
Top Display Technology Trends for 2018
As this is my last Display Daily of the year, I thought I'd take the opportunity to set out where I think the industry will be going in the next year. See More
Quantum Dot Technology coming to LCD's rescue
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology is facing challenges in the market in spite of its dominant position and long history of success. The growth rates of application markets are slowing with accelerating competition and declining profit margins.
Why do we need MicroLED displays?
MicroLED is considered by some to be the fourth generation flat panel display technology after, plasma, LCD and OLED. It combines the best features of LCD and OLED, with higher brightness, significant increase in power efficiency and the potential for lower cost. See More
A Sense of Exuberance at OLED World Summit
There was a sense of exuberance at the OLED world Summit in San Francisco, which I attended last week. Suppliers of the OLED industry value-chain exhibited strong confidence about the future demand growth for OLED displays.
Flexible LCD: In the Market at Last
When it comes to flexible display, OLED shines while LCD struggles. But recent announcements are bringing new hopes for flexible LCD.
Smartphones with 18:9 Displays - Can They be Game Changers?
This year, smartphone displays with 18:9 aspect ratio have been empowering new flagship products from top brands such as LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics. Apple is also expected to adopt this new format display in its upcoming iPhone 8 models.
Foldable Displays: A Panacea for next-generation smartphone market?
The display and smartphone industries are buzzing with expectations about foldable smartphone displays that can spur replacement demand and bring stronger growth to a mature market. Smartphone demand growth-rates have been slowing down in recent years as the market is maturing.
Next Gen Display Product Innovations - A Necessity for survival
Display panels and component suppliers pushed, stretched, folded, and expanded the limits of display features and performance, showcasing next gen products at DisplayWeek 2017.
In general, technology prototypes take years to be commercialized. Some products never even get a chance for mass production. But, in recent years, display application market growth-rates have been slowing down. The battle for survival and dominance between LCD and OLED technology has been heating up. Next generation product innovation has become a necessity for survival.
OLED Pain = LPTS Gain
The shining moments of OLED in 2017 will bring excitement and high demand, but tight supply and higher cost will prevent makers from offering low end products with OLEDs for the emerging market to drive strong unit shipments growth for the smartphone market this year. OLED's supply pains could be a real gain for LTPS LCD displays in 2017. See More
Can the Magic of OLED displays bring strong growth to smart phones?
OLED display hit its shining moment in last few weeks with the introduction of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smart phones. Samsung’s latest smartphone models have received rave reviews in the industry especially for their AMOLED displays.Samsung describes the S8 as having bezel free infinity display, offering a smooth uninterrupted surface that flows seamlessly over the edges. The biggest advantage of bezel free feature is its ability to enable expanded screen size without needing a larger phone.
Battle of the TV Titans - Samsung vs. LG at CES 2017
Samsung and LG battled for next gen TV display technology dominance at CES 2017. LG showcased OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display technology’s supremacy through super thin wall TV, while Samsung unveiled its newly named QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode) TV with high display performance. The battle between OLED and QLED will intensify this year. SEE MORE..
Can Micro-LED replace LCD and OLED?
Micro-LED displays are not yet commercialized or in mass production, but already there are discussions about whether this new technology will replace LCD and OLED in future. This is due to its strong potential to be a thinner, lighter, brighter, low power display. SEE MORE..
OLED Display - Will it be able to Help Apple?
Apple Corporation reported its first-ever decline in iPhone sales in its recent fiscal quarter (Apple's 13-Year Growth Grinds to a Halt - subscription required). Its iPhone sales accounted for two third of company’s revenue in that quarter and it caused Apple’s first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years. This has created concern about growth expectations for iPhone in future and its impact on Apple’s revenue. SEE MORE...
OLED Suppliers Seeking New Opportunities with Apple Watch
With Apple’s star power, smartwatch markers were hoping to move the market from niche to mainstream after the first shipment of the Apple Watch in April 2015. OLED suppliers were also hoping the Apple Watch would take OLED technology adoption to the next level. Apple was not the first company to introduce a smartwatch, nor it was the first company to use OLED display technology for the product. See More..
What's New - Event
Presentation on Flexible Display at IEEE CPMT Chapter, Santa Clara - Sept 21, 2016
Keynote speaker at Touch Taiwan 2016 - Aug 25, 2016
Presentation at SID Northwest Chapter, June 22, 2016
Keynote Speaker at Electronic display conference 2016, Nuremberg, Germany, February 24, 2016
In The News
Nanosys publishes Sweta Dash's article "Next Gen Display..." in their website 6/17/2017
Dash Insights Tackles Emerging Display Trends at Local Talk
DASH-INSIGHTS: "QD TECHNOLOGY WILL TAKE THE LEAD - Nanosys
Veteran display industry Sweta Dash of Dash Insights shared her thoughts on trends among emerging display technologies at a recent SID Northwest meeting. If you are not familiar with Ms. Dash's work, she was instrumental in establishing IHS display research business. She's now struck out on her own and it's great to hear her take on Quantum Dots:
Will OLEDs Improve TV Profit Margins? | EE Times
5/30/2016 11:10 AM EDT ... are factors that have been incentivizing viewers to upgrade on a shorter cycle, confirms display industry consultant Sweta Dash.