The Global Market for IGZO Flat Panel Detectors (2019-2025)

  1. Market-level data points include sales revenue, sales unit volume and average selling price
  2. Data file: historical global market-level data for calendar years 2019 and 2020
  3. Data file: a 5-year global market-level forecast for calendar years 2021 to 2025
  4. PDF report: analyst commentary on growth trends and the factors driving market growth

This report is designed to offer our clients accurate and credible global market sales data for IGZO flat panel detectors (FPDs) across the medical, industrial and security industry verticals. Market data is segmented by industry, product category and major geographical region in order to provide a comprehensive and insightful view of the global market. Where possible, historical sales data is reported to PMI by individual OEMs under non-disclosure agreements. This data is used to calculate a historical aggregate global market size for calendar years 2019 and 2020. In lieu of OEM reported data, PMI uses a propriety autoregressive statistical model to estimate sales data. Alongside this historical data, a 5-year global sales forecast is generated using a combination of quantitative statistical modelling as well as discussions with senior industry executives in order to capture their market outlooks and specific industry trends. To complement these datasets a written PDF report is published containing analyst commentary on the growth trends and the factors driving the market growth. This PDF report is designed to offer greater context and insight into the underlying data points. The report is designed for executives working within the x-ray imaging sector, particularly those working within a market intelligence, product management, strategy, marketing or investment function.

Proposed Data Segmentation

Market data points are anticipated to be segmented by geographical region, product category and industry application. The drivers of sales growth by each segment will be discussed within the analyst commentary. The OEM’s collaborating with PMI have the opportunity to suggest changes to the proposed data specification up to the 31st May 2021.

IndustryProduct SegmentGeographical Region
IndustrialMammographyAsia & Oceania
Dental intra-oralMEA
Dental extra-oral
Life Science
Portable Inspection

The Sankey diagram below demonstrates the anticipated market data segmentation. Within the output of the report, each node on the Sankey diagram will represent either sales revenue or sales unit volumes, depending on the data view selected.


Example Graph Outputs
Report Excerpt

IGZO FPDs for Medical Imaging

For nearly two decades, amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin film transistor (TFT) FPDs have dominated the medical x-ray imaging market, replacing image intensifiers, computed radiography and analogue film in the majority of medical imaging applications. This technology is now mature, and a-Si FPDs can be fabricated at low cost with the direct deposit of cesium iodide (CsI) delivering better light collection efficiency and performance. Although a-Si FPDs have many advantages the current generation of detectors continue to be limited by the performance of the TFT. The low electron mobility of a-Si requires large TFT’s with high stray capacitance, which increases electronic noise and reduces the pixel fill factor. This negatively impacts the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and inherently limits the image quality.

In areas where a-Si TFT performance is constrained, complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology can offer material advantages in performance over a-Si TFT including improved resolution, electronic noise performance and speed. As a result, CMOS FPDs have also gained steady acceptance as system integrators and OEMs have re-evaluated which technology delivers an optimal balance between cost and performance for the clinical setting. The advantages of CMOS technology have led to the adoption of CMOS FPDs within a variety of medical imaging systems, including, mammography, C-arm, image-guided therapy, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and dental imaging systems. Despite its performance advantages, the increased cost and complexity of manufacture has been a limiting factor for CMOS adoption. Since CMOS sensors are fabricated on wafers and therefore constrained to the wafer size, mechanical tiling of multiple CMOS sensors onto a fibre optic plate is required in order to achieve a larger field of view.

Indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) technology has long been perceived as a high potential technology due to the potential to develop higher performance and lower cost TFT FPDs, relative to a-Si. IGZO TFTs have superior electron mobility over a-Si TFT’s which enables for a smaller size TFT while also reducing the pixel discharge time, resulting in improved electronic noise performance (SNR) and speed. A smaller TFT size also enables for improved performance at low doses in dynamic imaging. Data from the first commercialized IGZO FPDs demonstrate that IGZO is an excellent technology for medical system integrators and OEMs to adopt across product categories and clinical settings and it is anticipated that the adoption of IGZO FPDs will rapidly gain acceptance in the coming years.

Report Features
  • Historical global market sales data reported directly by OEMs under NDA
  • Forecasted market sales data by product category, industry and geography
  • Analysis of market sales growth by product category, industry and geography
Report Benefits
  • Accurate, credible and comprehensive market sales data
  • Enrich your current view of the global market with the latest data and insight
  • Understand the growth dynamics during 2021 and beyond
  • Enhance decision making and strategic planning with reliable market analysis
  • Improve forecasting
Collaboration with OEMs

The global portfolio of IGZO-based x-ray FPD manufactures consists of a limited number of companies. In order to calculate market-level data, we are seeking to engage and collaborate with these OEMs in order to support validating our market estimates. These OEMs include:

  • iRay Technology
  • Rayence
  • Varex Imaging

Important note: OEM sales data shared with PMI is treated as strictly confidential and is not disclosed to any third-party source. OEM data is used exclusively to calculate the aggregate market size and market share data is not published within the output of this project.

Research Process

Engage with industry stakeholders: the first stage is to engage with industry stakeholders to discuss and understand their needs from a research project. This process helps to create the desired data specifications and core deliverables.

Primary data collection: once the project scope is agreed upon, PMI seeks to collect sales data directly from OEMs under NDA agreement. Data directly submitted to PMI forms the basis of our market size calculations and ensures accurate market sizing estimates.

Discussion with OEMs and technology providers: alongside data collection, PMI seeks to engage senior executives in discussion around their perspectives on market growth dynamics. These include executives working within a strategy, market intelligence, product management as well as sales & marketing functions.

Secondary research: data is collected from secondary sources including financial reports, customs trade data, government institutions and regulators. This data is used to augment the data reported directly from OEMs to help validate market data points and assumptions.

Delivery and on-going analyst support: alongside the core deliverables, project delivery includes a presentation to highlight the key findings of the research, followed by a Q&A session to answer customer questions. Once the data and report are delivered, analyst support is provided to help customers maximise value from the project.

  • Delivery of this research project is expected to occur before August 2021.
  • The deadline of collaboration OEMs to change the data specification is the 31st May 2021.
  • A 25% reduction of list prices is offered to OEM data contributors.
  • A 25% reduction of list prices is offered to advanced purchases.
  • The deadline for advanced purchase is the 31st May 2021.
Each part available for purchase individuallyList Price (GBP)@ 25% discount
Part one: Excel data book: historical market data estimatesTBCTBC
Part two: Excel data book: forecasted market data estimatesTBCTBC
Part three: written report with analyst commentaryTBCTBC
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