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Screenless Display Market Trends

ID: MRFR//2821-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| May 2024

Global Screenless Display Market Overview:


Screenless Display Market Size was valued at USD 0.19 billion in 2023. The screenless display market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.26 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.824 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.49% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The emergence of holographic displays as an effective replacement for screens and touch screens and many players trying to steer it toward gaming industry adoption are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Screenless Display Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Screenless Display Market Trends



  • Emergence of many players trying to steer it toward gaming industry adoption is driving the market growth


Visual image screen displays are anticipated to significantly increase in popularity over the forecast period with the emergence of holographic displays as an effective replacement for screens and touch screens. In January 2019, Duke University researchers created a new method for multicolor holography that could be used to create 3D color displays for augmented reality goggles, smartphones, or heads-up displays without any large optical components. The waveguide structures developed with the new methodology might be simple to integrate and have a form factor suitable for augmented reality and other displays.


Additionally, a Korean research team created its most recent ultra-thin display in April 2019 that could transform smartphones into portable 3D hologram projectors. The main element of the system is a thin titanium film with tiny holes corresponding to each pixel on an LCD panel. Each pinhole acts as a "photon sieve," diffracting light that emerges from them widely, creating a high-definition 3D image that can be seen from a wide angle. Another recent development is the creation of the "thinnest" hologram by a group of researchers from RMIT University and the Beijing Institute of Technology. Incorporating this hologram into commonplace products like smartphones is another advantage.


In addition, over the past few years, VR technology has become widely recognized and embraced. New businesses have emerged due to recent technological developments in this industry. This market is seeing the emergence of many players trying to steer it toward gaming industry adoption. According to NewGenApps, 216 million people will play AR and VR games globally by 2025.


Growing issues like the lack of space on media devices used for communication and rising demand from the aerospace and defense industries will emerge as the primary factors driving the market growth for screenless displays. The market value for screenless displays will be further harmed by the growing or accelerating demand for a communicative interface that is not restricted by physical space but by the rapidly developing display technologies, rising product innovations, the trend toward miniaturization, and widespread industrialization. The market for screenless displays will continue to expand due to rising investment in research and development activities and small and medium-sized manufacturing sectors' rapid uptake of screenless displays for augmented reality and virtual reality. For the market for screenless displays, high costs related to R&D and the product will act as growth inhibitors.


The screenless display market will grow slower due to complex component designs and strict regulatory frameworks in developing economies. Large-scale technological and infrastructure limitations, a lack of awareness in underdeveloped regions, and economies in the developing world will all pose additional obstacles to the market's expansion for screenless displays. Thus, driving the screenless display market revenue.


Screenless Display Market Segment Insights:


Screenless Display Type Insights


The screenless display market segmentation, based on type, includes visual image, retinal display, and synaptic interface. The retinal display segment dominated the market, by putting the images directly into the system's environment, the retinal display segment can function. Direct eye contact with the retinal system and picture the display without a screen. Since every other system is present, there are absolutely no light reflections. Retinal display stands out from other systems primarily because of this. The experience of seeing floating images in their field of vision is easily imaginable by users. The most innovative technology boosts its high-resolution power, enabling daytime use as well.


Figure 1: Screenless Display Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Screenless Display Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Screenless Display Application Insights


Based on application, the screenless display market segmentation includes holographic projections, head-mounted displays, and head-up displays. The holographic projections category generated the most income. Holographic projections offer high-quality, touchless 3D experiences and are economical.


Screenless Display Vertical Insights


Based on vertical, the screenless display market segmentation includes automotive, healthcare, and commercial. The healthcare projections distribution channel category generated the most income. Due to doctors' increasing use of screenless displays to view infected areas during patient surgery using VRD technology, the healthcare vertical is anticipated to hold a significant share of the screenless display market.


Screenless Display Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American screenless display market area will dominate this market, Because of the enormous technological advancements in screen-less displays in the US, the developed country, such as the US, is predicted to dominate the region of North America. For instance, at the 2017 Echo Show in the United States, Google introduced its assistant with a screen-less smart display.


Additionally, a significant portion of the population in the United States prefers to play AR/VR video games that employ AR/VR head-mounted displays. According to Nielson, nearly 64% of Americans played video games in 2018; of those, more than half had heard of at least one AR/VR gaming device.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: SCREENLESS DISPLAY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


SCREENLESS DISPLAY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe’s screenless display market accounts for the second-largest market share Several important technology companies with a sizable market share are headquartered in the United States. Major technology behemoths with significant market shares, like Google and Microsoft, are headquartered in this region. Other institutions across the nation are also developing technologies for screenless displays. Retinal projection technologies have been developed by the University of Washington, which may benefit people who are blind. Further, the German screenless display market held the largest market share, and the UK screenless display market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Screenless Display Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The leading nations heavily influence the development of screen-less display products in the electronics manufacturing industry, including Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and many others. This is because these nations have made significant investments in cutting-edge technology. China increased its investments in R&D at an annualized rate of 13.1 percent by 2017, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The screenless display market is being driven by increased investment in innovative products that entice customers and businesses to buy products with screens that don't fit their needs. Moreover, China’s screenless display market held the largest market share, and the Indian screenless display market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Screenless Display Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the screenless display market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The screenless display industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the screenless display industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The screenless display industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the screenless display market, including Avegant Corporation (U.S.), Google Inc. (U.S.), Displair Inc. (Russia), Zebra Imaging Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Holoxica Ltd. (U.K.), RealView Imaging Ltd. (Israel), Leia Inc. (U.S.), Microvision Inc. (U.S.), Kapsys (France), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Avegant Corporation (US), Every augmented reality product is powered by light engines. Avegant provides cutting-edge technologies that enable small, effective, and producible AR light engines, building on years of experience in designing and manufacturing light engines. Avegant has experience with various microdisplay technologies, and its technologies apply to LCoS, DLP, LED, and laser-based displays. To decouple field-of-view from resolution, Avegant's display technology uses patented active optics and software algorithms to take advantage of how human vision functions inherently.


Zebra Imaging Inc. (US), For both government and commercial uses, created 3D digital holographic images, hologram images, and interactive 3D displays. The business offers autostereoscopic digital holograms (viewing the image without needing glasses or goggles), full parallax (viewing the image from viewpoints above and below and from side to side), and monochrome or full color. Additionally, they have created a 3D Dynamic Display that can render holograms in real-time. This allows users of 3D design software like SketchUp and 123D Catch to view their work as it is edited while rendered on a holographic display.


Key Companies in the screenless display market include



  • Avegant Corporation (U.S.)

  • Google Inc. (U.S.)

  • Displair Inc. (Russia)

  • Zebra Imaging Inc. (U.S.)

  • Microsoft Corporation (U.S.)

  • Holoxica Ltd. (U.K.)

  • RealView Imaging Ltd. (Israel)

  • Leia Inc. (U.S.)

  • Microvision Inc. (U.S.)

  • Kapsys (France)


Screenless Display Industry Developments


March 2022: Kopin, North, and RealWear, three screen-less display manufacturers, have created augmented reality head-mounted displays that support business operations, employee training, and front-line worker productivity.


February 2021: A new augmented reality head-mounted display created by Cambridge engineers provides a realistic 3D viewing experience without dizziness or eye strain.


April 2022: The development of a new style of Augmented Reality (AR) smart glasses and the recent introduction of AR smart contact lenses were both the work of a team of researchers at Bosch in Germany. New light-driven glasses that project images directly onto users' eyes using tiny lasers are something that these AR smart glasses are capable of offering. The technology used in the glasses' screenless displays.


Screenless Display Market Segmentation:


Screenless Display Type Outlook




  • Visual Image




  • Retinal Display




  • Synaptic Interface




Screenless Display Application Outlook




  • Holographic Projections




  • Head Mounted Display




  • Head-up Display




Screenless Display Vertical Outlook




  • Automotive




  • Healthcare




  • Commercial




Screenless Display Regional Outlook




  • North America







    • US




    • Canada







  • Europe







    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe







  • Asia-Pacific







    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific







  • Rest of the World







    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America




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