1st sapphire camera lens, then the screen. if 2% of screens go sapphire, s market will DOUBLE
artilcle: is corning scared
Most of the sapphire industry sells into the LED industry, and incremental opportunities in smartphones could be enormous. Sterne Agee estimated that the smartphone industry translated into 9 billion square inches of material in 2012, which towers over the 150 million square inches used by the LED industry over the same time. If sapphire were able to penetrate just 2% of the smartphone market, the industry's addressable market would double.
Thinking about sapphire screens on smart phones (I heard they could add 20-30 bucks to the cost)...I realized it is kind of a wash if it gets rid of buying a protective screen cover. Many people buy these (maybe most ?)
I bought one for about 20 bucks (didn't even use it, I really don't expose my phone to much scratch opportunities)