Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays

  • September 2013
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  • Nanomarkets
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  • 112 pages


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.

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary

E.1 Key Opportunities for Quantum Dots
E.1.1 Display Backlighting
E.1.2 Direct-Emission QD Displays
E.1.3 QD Lighting
E.2 Key QD Material Suppliers to Watch
E.2.1 Key Display Industry-Focused Suppliers
E.2.2 Key Lighting Industry-Focused Suppliers
E.2.3 Established Component Suppliers
E.2.4 Original Equipment Manufacturers
E.3 QD Display and Lighting Roadmaps
E.3.1 QD Display Roadmap
E.3.2 QD Lighting Roadmap
E.4 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of QDs in Lighting and Displays

Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Quantum Dots: The Key Markets
1.1.1 QD TVs Emerge, While QD-Based Smartphones and Laptops Have Yet to Gain Commercial Acceptance
1.1.2 QD-Based Solid-State Lighting on the Verge of Commercialization, but Little Impact in Other Lighting Categories
1.1.3 QD Material Suppliers Likely to Benefit in the Mid-Term
1.1.4 Technology Gaps in Current-Generation QD Materials
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology and Information Sources for this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Quantum Dot Technology Trends Impacting the Lighting and Display Markets

2.1 Important Performance Trends
2.1.1 Color Range
2.1.2 Power Consumption
2.1.3 Lifetime
2.2 Materials Options and Long-Term Materials Trends for Commercial QD Products
2.2.1 Alleviating the Shortage of QD Materials
2.2.2 Lower-Cost Fabrication Approaches for QDs
2.3 Regulations and the Environment
2.3.1 Environmental Issues and the Potential Toxicity of QDs
2.3.2 Regulatory Hurdles
2.4 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Applications for Quantum Dots in Displays and Lighting

3.1 Display Applications for QDs
3.1.1 Key Factors Promoting and Retarding the Use of QDs in Displays
3.1.2 QD-Enhanced LED Display Backlighting
3.1.3 Complete Replacement of LEDs in TV/Monitor Backlighting
3.1.4 How will QDs Compete with OLEDs in the Display Space
3.1.5 QD Displays in the Mobile Display Space?
3.1.6 Potential Uses for QDs in Flexible Displays
3.2 Lighting Applications for QDs
3.2.1 Can QDs Make Lighting More Energy Efficient?
3.2.2 Will QDs be Used in Smart Lighting to Enhance Mood, Health, and Job Performance?
3.2.3 QDs in the LED Phosphor Sector
3.2.4 How will QDs Compete with OLED Lighting?
3.3 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Quantum Dots in Displays and Lighting

4.1 Forecasting Methodology and Objectives
4.1.1 Scope of the Forecast
4.1.2 Pricing Assumptions
4.1.3 Other Assumptions
4.1.4 Alternative Scenarios
4.2 Forecasts for QDs in Displays by Display Type
4.2.1 QD-Backlit LCD Televisions
4.2.2 Other QD-Backlit Displays
4.2.3 Direct-Emission QD Displays
4.2.4 Other Types of QD Displays
4.3 Forecasts for QDs in Lighting by Lighting Type
4.3.1 Energy-Efficient Lighting
4.3.2 Mood-, Health- and Performance-Enhancing Lighting
4.4 Summary Forecasts for QDs in Display and Lighting Applications
4.4.1 Eight-Year Revenue Forecast for QDs in Displays and Lighting by Major Product Category
4.4.2 Eight-Year Volume Forecast for QDs in Displays and Lighting by Major Product Category
4.5 Eight Year Forecast of QD-Enhanced Products
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
About the Author

List of Exhibits

Exhibit E-1: Commercial Products Launched in Association with QD Vision
Exhibit E-2: Eight-Year Revenue Forecast for QDs by Major Product Category ( US $Millions)
Exhibit 2-1: Key Performance Properties, Applications, and Consumer Benefits of QDs
Exhibit 2-2: Key QD Technologies and Future Outlook
Exhibit 2-3: Current Status and Future Trends for QD Materials and Fabrication Options
Exhibit 2-4: Key Concerns of the QD Industry and Probable Solutions
Exhibit 3-1: Factors Working in Favor of QD Displays
Exhibit 3-2: Factors Retarding the Adoption of QD Displays
Exhibit 3-3: Highlights of QD Display Technology in Commercial Setting
Exhibit 3-4: QD Strategies and Established Technologies
Exhibit 3-5: Technology Suitability Under Different Scenarios
Exhibit 3-6: Factors Impacting the Potential of QDs to Displace OLEDs
Exhibit 3-7: Notable High-Performance TV Displays Based on Nanotechnology
Exhibit 3-8: Notable Small Displays Based On Nanotechnology
Exhibit 3-9: Status of QD Technology in Other Notable Display Segments
Exhibit 3-10: Lighting Source Comparison
Exhibit 3-11: Notable QD Research in the Lighting Segment
Exhibit 3-12: Lighting Technology Comparison
Exhibit 4-1: Product-wise Estimation of QD Material Content
Exhibit 4-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Backlit LCD Displays: QD Backlit LCDTVs
Exhibit 4-3: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Smartphones
Exhibit 4-4: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Tablets
Exhibit 4-5: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Laptop Computers
Exhibit 4-6: Forecast of QDs Used In Monitors for Desktop Computers
Exhibit 4-7: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used in Large Direct-Emission Displays
Exhibit 4-8: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Small Direct-Emission Displays
Exhibit 4-9: Forecast of Quantum Dots Used In Flexible Displays
Exhibit 4-10: Forecast of Quantum Dots-based Energy-Efficient Lighting
Exhibit 4-11: Forecast of Quantum Dot-based Smart Lighting
Exhibit 4-12: Eight-Year Revenue Forecast for QDs by Major Product Category
Exhibit 4-13: Eight-Year Volume Forecast for QDs by Major Product Category (kilograms)
Exhibit 4-14: Value of Display and Lighting Products Using QDs (US $Millions)

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