Rugged or hardened displays are designed for optimum visibility under all lighting conditions from complete darkness to direct sunlight. They are widely used in military vehicles, aircrafts, ships etc. due to their ability to withstand shock, vibration, dust and water. The growing defense budgets globally are driving the demand for ruggedized electronics including displays.
The global Rugged Display Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9.75 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.0% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
The demand for rugged displays is being driven by their increasing usage in the defense sector. Military forces widely use devices integrated with rugged displays such as laptops, tablets, smartphones etc. for combat as well as non-combat operations. Moreover, rugged displays can withstand extreme climate conditions and are less susceptible to breakage as compared to commercial grade displays. They provide uninterrupted visibility even in harsh weather. The growing investments by defense agencies to upgrade their communication and battlefield equipment is a major factor propelling the adoption of rugged displays. Furthermore, ongoing technological advancements are enabling the development of ultra-ruggedized display solutions with features such as higher resolution, sunlight readability and touchscreen capabilities.
Strength: Rugged displays have stronger and more durable designs that allow them to withstand harsh conditions including high levels of shock, vibration, humidity, dirt, and temperature extremes. This makes them suitable for mission critical applications.
Weakness: Rugged displays are more expensive to produce compared to regular commercial grade displays due to their reinforced designs and certifications. This increases the overall cost of ruggedized devices and systems.
Opportunity: Increasing demand for rugged technologies from industries such as military, aerospace, transport, and oil & gas where devices need to withstand extreme environments. Growing usage of vehicle mounted devices and portable field equipment also provides opportunities.
Threats: Decline in military budgets during economic uncertainties can negatively impact sales. Commoditization of rugged display technologies poses threat from cheaper alternatives.
Global Rugged Display Market Size is expected to witness high growth driven by rising usage of ruggedized devices in industrial, transportation, and defense sectors. The market size is forecast to reach US$ 9.75 billion by 2024 registering a CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period.
Regional analysis: North America currently dominates the global rugged display market backed by strong military investments and presence of leading rugged display manufacturers in the region. However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace owing to industrialization, infrastructure development and modernization of armed forces in countries such as China and India.
Key players: Key players operating in the rugged display market are Dell Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corp., Getac Technology Corp., General Dynamics Corp., Zebra Technologies Corp., L3 Technologies Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Scio Teq, Sparton Corp., Crystal Group Inc., Kyocera Corp., and Beijer Electronics Group AB. The players compete based on product features and innovation supported by extensive R&D investments to strengthen their product portfolio and cater to changing industry and customer requirements.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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