NanoMarkets Issues New Report Examining Use of Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays

Top Quote Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays." End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 26, 2013 - Glen Allen, Virginia - In the report the firm states that quantum dots (QDs) will create significant opportunities for electronics manufacturers in the coming years through their ability to enable the creation of higher value intermediary products. Furthermore, the arrival of QDs will pose a significant threat to OLED displays and lighting.

    Additional details about the report are available at:

    About the Report:
    This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials. Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate addressable markets in lighting and display applications and along what time horizon. We also examine the technology hurdles facing QDs broader adoption and how the industry will resolve them. The report also evaluates the potential of QDs vs. competing technologies and provides NanoMarkets opinions on how well QDs will fare.

    The report also includes NanoMarkets' assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the QD space with attention paid as to which are the companies to watch in the market. In addition, detailed and granular forecasts of QD shipments in volume and value terms and by application will be provided.

    From the Report:
    The value of quantum dot material will be less than $200 million in 2018 growing to $560 million by 2020. Yet there are immediate opportunities to create and sell higher value-added intermediary products using QDs. An example here is 3M's Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) which is designed to make it easier for display makers to enhance existing backlighting units (BLUs) with QDs. There is also potential for distinguishing QD products at the material level by adding tunability or making them cadmium-free. High-performance blue QDs will also find a ready market.

    TVs, cell phones and notebooks with QD-enhanced LCD displays are already being sold, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Sharp backing this technology. NanoMarkets expects that such products will clock up a healthy $10.5 billion at retail as early as 2016. While some big display firms are doing their own R&D, most are licensing the technology from startups such as QD Vision, Nanosys, Nano Photonica, and Nanoco Group.

    Light-emitting QDs may eventually prove a serious challenge to OLEDs in the future. OLED displays are being promoted because of their excellent color and suitability for flexible displays; attributes that QDs can match. However, light-emitting QDs promise better power efficiency with the same level of color purity. In addition, QD emitters do not become burned out in the way that OLEDs do. Although, displays using emissive displays have not shipped yet, by 2018 they are expected to reach $7.3 billion at retail.

    About NanoMarkets:
    NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

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    Robert Nolan
    NanoMarkets, LC
    PO BOX 3840
    Glen Allen, VA 23058
    (804) 938-0030
    rob ( @ ) nanomarkets dot net

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