Smart Mirror Technologies to Reach $1 billion in 2013

FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is already a proven, strong demand for light sensor-triggered, electrochromically self-dimming smart rear-view mirrors in the automotive sector. Self-dimming improves driver comfort and safety, and we expect this feature to continue to dominate smart mirrors market. However, going forward, the importance of value-added functionalities incorporated through the addition of more sophisticated electronics, including displays, touch capability, Wi-Fi connectivity, and GPS will grow.


Similarly, outside of the automotive sector, a wide array of new electronic functionalities in mirrors, like motion/occupant sensing, displays with user controlled and/or customizable content, network and/or internet connectivity, etc. will transform the humble mirror into a sophisticated digital device. Digital mirrors will act as information "hubs" for the user, enabling not only image reflection but also the delivery of useful and/or interesting information, thereby blurring the line between mirror and electronic device.

Related to the smart mirror market is the glass industry. Smart glass is widening its applications from conventional architectural (commercial and residential) to automotive, aviation, rail and marine, etc. Sun roof tops and rearview mirrors of the cars are lucrative applications for smart glass.

Additionally, the glass packaging market is expected to benefit considerably from the strong economic growth exhibited in the emerging markets. Countries such as China and India have witnessed increases in disposable income and this has caused changes in consumer preferences.

Smart Mirrors Markets – 2013

Retail- and advertising applications are expected to be a strong area of growth for smart mirror technologies and these markets are expected to grow to over $450 million by 2020. Healthcare-related applications, in both home and professional settings, are also expected to be an excellent target market for early-entry smart digital mirrors. The value of smart mirror technologies in healthcare-related applications is expected to grow to $240 million by the end of the decade. Sophisticated smart mirrors will also grow in consumer and household applications and is expected to grow to nearly $270 million by 2020.

The objective of this report identifies and quantifies the opportunities, challenges, and prospects for growth of smart mirrors. Specifically, it analyzes the capabilities of current and likely future smart mirror technologies and how these technologies may be deployed in both automotive and non-automotive applications.

This report examines the trends driving demand for smart mirror technologies in these sectors: safety, comfort/convenience, design/style, and marketing. In addition, product concepts, product development, and marketing strategies of key players in the development and commercialization of smart mirrors are discussed, including Gentex, Magna, AGC, Panasonic, Seura, and others.

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Global 20 Leading Glass Packaging Companies 2013: Competitive Landscape Analysis

Consumers are increasing the quality and quantity of their purchases and this has benefited the demand for glass. This has changed the glass packaging landscape as companies are more likely to shift their strategies to the emerging markets. The companies operating in the developing nations also have lower cost structures and this means that they can increase their speed of expansion. It is also likely to increase competition as more companies will enter the market looking to capitalize on the considerable global demand for glass packaging.

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Global Smart Glass & Smart Windows Market (2012 - 2017)

Suspended Particle displays (SPD), Liquid Crystals (LC), Electrochromic (EC), and Photochromic are the four major technologies that have found commercial traction for smart glass products such as smart windows and automotive sun roofs. Among these, suspended particle display (SPD) technology is witnessing an appended penetration rate in the other application sectors such as aircrafts windows, and doors among others. Both - the design community and window manufacturers have high expectations with regards to the application of smart glass for residential as well as commercial architectural applications.

Companies profiled in this report include: Asahi Glass Company ltd. (Japan), Polytronix, Inc. (U.S.), Vision Systems (France), PPG Industries inc. (U.S.), Corning, INC. (U.S.), Ravenbrick LLC (U.S.), Domoticware (Spain), Research Frontier (U.S.), DuPont (Japan), Sage Electronics (U.S.), Gentex Corporation (U.S.), Saint-Gobain (France), GlasNovations Ltd. (U.K.), Scienstry, Inc (U.S.), Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan), SmartGlass International Ltd. (U.K.), Innovative Glass (U.S.), Soladigm (U.S.), LTI smart glass (U.S.), SPD Control Systems Corporation (U.S.), Samsung (South Korea), Velux A/s (Denmark) are the major players dealing in smart glass and smarty windows.

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