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The Global Market for Quantum Dots 2017-2027

The Global Market for Quantum Dots 2017-2027

Since their synthesis over 30 years ago, Quantum Dots (QDs) have featured in a range of optoelectronic devices, including LCD TVs, light-emitting devices (LEDs), solar cells, photodiodes, thermoelectrics, photoconductors and field-effect transistors, while QD solutions have been used in a number of in vivo and in vitro imaging, sensing and labelling techniques.

The global market for quantum dots in LCD TVs has grown greatly in the past 18 months and its growth potential is considerable in the next decade, while companies are also starting to look at longer-tem applications in the display industry.

Quantum dots market revenues
According to this market research report published by Future Markets, Inc., titled “The Global Market for Quantum Dots 2017-2027”, the global quantum dots (QD) market will be potentially valued at more than $14 billion at the components level by 2025. The optoelectronics market represents the vast majority of this figure, chiefly LCD TVs. Other notable growth markets include solid-state lighting, sensors and anti-counterfeiting. Further markets that quantum dots will impact include solar and biomedicine. QD solutions have been used in a number of in vivo and in vitro imaging, sensing and labelling techniques.

Quantum dots market producers and product developers
A number of quantum dot producers have developed scalable solution production processes and partner with multi-national OEMs to use QDs in displays for tablets and LCD-TVs. They have collaborated with companies such as Sony, Samsung, 3M, Amazon, Hisense and ASUS to bring QD-enabled display devices to market in the past 18 months. Samsung Electronics has witnessed significant market return from QD-TVs and recently announced investment in developing beyond OLED Quantum Dot LED (QLED) TVs and new initiatives in semiconductors and bio products, under a dedicated R&D unit. LG Display, the main producer of OLED TVs, is expanding its cooperation with QD material manufacturers Nanoco, Nanosys and QD Vision in a project to research new applications of QDs and QLED TVs.

The market up to 2013 mainly catered to specialized applications, with a small number of companies selling QDs directly to researchers, using the particles to develop their own products or licensing their technologies to partners. Product launches in 2013 changed the commercial picture.

Quantum dots market drivers
Market drivers for adoption of QDs include growth in consumer demand for high definition displays and TVs at reasonable cost (compared to OLED), growth in the renewable and low-power consumption energy market, need for enhanced sensor and imaging technologies and the growth in the anti-counterfeiting market.

Samsung Electronics has witnessed significant market return from QD-TVs and recently announced investment in developing beyond OLED Quantum Dot LED (QLED) TVs and new initiatives in semiconductors and bio products, under a dedicated R&D unit. LG Display, the main producer of OLED TVs, is expanding its cooperation with QD material manufacturers Nanoco, Nanosys and QD Vision in a project to research new applications of QDs and QLED TVs.

This 152 page analysis report on the quantum dots market including market size, technical status, technologies, applications, prospects, products and companies includes:
Types, properties and production methods.
Changing market dynamics in the quantum dots market.
In-depth market segmentation.
Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value.
Revenue estimates for quantum dots market to 2027.
Recent industry trends and developments.
Competitive landscape.
Strategies of key players and products offered.
Potential and niche segments.
Market assessment in displays, including market drivers, commercialization, current and potential market revenues, manufacturing and product development.
Market assessment in LED lighting, including market drivers, commercialization, current and potential market revenues, manufacturing and product development.
Market assessment in biotechnology and medicine, including market drivers, commercialization, current and potential market revenues, manufacturing and product development.
Market assessment in security and anti-counterfeiting, including market drivers, commercialization, current and potential market revenues, manufacturing and product development.
Market assessment in sensors, including market drivers, commercialization, current and potential market revenues, manufacturing and product development.
Over 50 company profiles, fully updated to January 2017. Companies featured include Nano Elements Source LLC, Nanophotonica, Quantum Materials Corporation, Merck, Crystalplex Corporation, Ocean NanoTech LLC, UbiQD, LLC and Nanoco.


  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots market.
    • GROWTH IN LCD-TVS AND BEYOND
    • MARKET GROWTH SINCE 2013
      • Table Commercially available quantum dot display products.
    • CADMIUM VS. CADMIUM FREE
    • REVENUES
      • Table Total QD component revenues 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • GROWTH OF THE HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAYS MARKET IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
      • CHEAPER THAN OLED
      • GROWTH IN THE RENEWABLE AND LOW-POWER CONSUMPTION ENERGY MARKET
      • NEED FOR IMPROVED, EASY TO USE MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS AND IMAGING
      • GROWTH IN ANTI-COUNTERFEITING MARKET
      • NEED FOR IMPROVED SENSORS
        • Table Impact of market drivers for the quantum dots market.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • RESTRICTIONS ON CADMIUM
      • COST
      • SCALABILITY
      • COMPETITION FROM OLED IN DISPLAYS
      • DISPERSION AND SOLUBILITY
  • NANOMATERIALS
    • PROPERTIES
    • CATEGORIZATION
      • Table Categorization of nanomaterials.
  • QUANTUM DOTS
    • PROPERTIES
    • SYNTHESIS
      • Table Chemical synthesis of quantum dots.
    • TYPES
      • CADMIUM SELENIDE, CADMIUM SULFIDE AND OTHER MATERIALS
      • CADMIUM FREE QUANTUM DOTS
      • GRAPHENE QUANTUM DOTS
        • Table Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs.
        • Table Synthesis of CQDs and GQDS.
        • Table Graphene quantum dot producers.
      • CARBON QUANTUM DOTS (CQDS)
        • Table Applications of carbon quantum dots.
      • QUANTUM RODS
        • Table Quantum rod producers.
  • TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)
  • QUANTUM DOTS MARKET STRUCTURE
    • Table Potential niche markets for QD products.
    • Table Quantum dots market structure.
  • QUANTUM DOTS REGULATIONS
    • EUROPE
      • CADMIUM EXEMPTION IN TVS AND LIGHTING
    • UNITED STATES
      • LOW VOLUME EXEMPTION (LVE)
      • NEW CHEMICALS PROGRAM
    • ASIA
  • MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS, BY END USER MARKET
    • Table Markets, benefits and applications of quantum dots.
    • REVENUES 2013-2027
      • Table Total QD component revenues 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • PRODUCTION AND PRICES
      • Table Production of quantum dots.
      • Table Example prices of quantum dots.
    • MARKET FOR QUANTUM DOTS, BY REGION
  • QUANTUM DOTS IN LCD TVS/DISPLAYS
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the TV/displays market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • IMPROVED PERFORMANCE WITH LESS POWER
      • LOWER COST COMPARED TO OLED
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LCD TVs/Displays market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
      • LCDS VS. OLEDS VS. QD-LCDS
        • Table Advantages and disadvantages of LCDs, OLEDs and QDs.
      • QD-LCD TVS
    • SYNTHESIS AND MANUFACTURING
      • INTEGRATION INTO LCDS
        • Table Approaches for integrating QDs into displays.
      • ON-EDGE (EDGE OPTIC)
      • ON-SURFACE (FILM)
      • ON-CHIP
      • QLED-TVS
      • QUANTUM RODS
      • QUANTUM CONVERTERS WITH RED PHOSPHORS
    • QD-LCD PRODUCTS
      • COMMERCIALIZATION TIMELINE FOR QUANTUM DOT DISPLAY PRODUCTS
        • Table Commercialization timeline for QD display products.
        • Table Commercially available quantum dot display products.
    • INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2017
      • Table Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LCDs and OLEDs 2013-2017.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Total QD display component revenues 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in displays.
  • QUANTUM DOTS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the photovoltaics market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • RISING DEMAND FOR SOLAR POWER
      • NEED FOR COST-EFFECTIVE SOLAR ENERGY FOR WIDER ADOPTION
      • NEED FOR NEW MATERIALS TO OVERCOME CONVENTIONAL SILICON SOLAR CELL SHORTCOMINGS
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the photovoltaics market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
      • METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR/ SCHOTTKY QD JUNCTION SOLAR CELL
        • Table Schottky QD Junction solar cells.
      • SILICON/QD FILM HYDRID SOLAR CELLS
      • SILICON/GRAPHENE QD FILM HYDRID SOLAR CELLS
      • DEPLETED-HETEROJUNCTION QD SOLAR CELL
      • QD-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS (QDSSC)
        • Table Comparison of third generation solar cells.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges for nanomaterials in solar.
      • Table Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the solar market.
    • INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2017
      • Table Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in photovoltaics, 2013-2017.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Total QD photovoltaic component revenues 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in photovoltaics.
  • QUANTUM DOTS IN LED LIGHTING
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the LED lighting market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • NEED TO DEVELOP LOW-COST LIGHTING
      • ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
      • LIMITED EFFICIENCY OF PHOSPHORS IN LEDS
      • SHORTCOMINGS WITH LED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
      • IMPROVING FLEXIBILITY
      • IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND COSTS OF UV-LEDS
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LED lighting market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
      • Table QD-LEDs and External quantum efficiencies (EQE).
      • HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the lighting and UVC market.
    • INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2017
      • Table Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LED lighting 2013-2017.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in solid-state lighting.
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the biotechnology and medicine market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • MODERN HEALTHCARE DEMANDS FOR NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
      • GROWTH IN THE HANDHELD POINT-OF-CARE MARKET
      • UNIVERSAL TO INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE
      • GROWTH IN THE WEARABLE MONITORING MARKET
      • NEED FOR IMPROVED MEDICAL IMAGING
      • NEED FOR IMPROVED DRUG DELIVERY
      • LIMITATIONS OF CONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS
      • INCREASE IN GLOBAL CANCER PROBLEM
      • SHORTCOMINGS OF CHEMOTHERAPIES
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the biotech and medicine market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
      • IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS
      • DRUG DELIVERY
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges in imaging and diagnostics.
      • Table Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the medical imaging and diagnostics market.
    • INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2017
      • Table Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2016.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS
      • DRUG DELIVERY
        • Table Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in biomedicine.
  • SECURITY AND ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the security and anti-counterfeiting market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • GROWTH IN COUNTERFEITING AND NEED FOR IMPROVED SECURITY
      • COMBATING COUNTERFEITING IN 3D PRINTING
      • THREAT DETECTION AND PREVENTION
      • INCREASED USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN MILITARY AND SECURITY
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the security and anti-counterfeiting market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Total QD revenues in anti-counterfeiting and security 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in security.
  • SENSORS
    • Table Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the sensors market.
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • INCREASED DEMAND FOR CHEMICAL AND BIOSENSORS
      • ENHANCED SENSITIVITY
      • GROWTH IN THE HOME DIAGNOSTICS AND POINT OF CARE MARKET
        • Table Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the sensors market.
    • BENEFITS OF USING QUANTUM DOTS
      • Table Quantum dot sensors and applications.
      • FOOD SENSORS
      • CHEMICAL AND GAS SENSORS
      • BIOSENSORS
      • IMAGE SENSORS
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Total QD revenues in sensors 2013-2027 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the sensors market.
    • COMPANIES
      • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in sensors.
  • OTHER MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS
    • BATTERIES
      • PROPERTIES
      • COMPANIES
        • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in batteries.
    • THERMOELECTRICS
      • PROPERTIES
      • COMPANIES
        • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in thermoelectrics.
    • LASERS
      • COMPANIES
        • Table Quantum dots product and application developers in lasers.
    • PHOTOCATALYSTS
    • SPECTROMETERS
    • QUANTUM COMPUTING
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
      • Table Quantum dots collaborations and partnerships.
      • Table Product development agreements in quantum dot displays.
    • PRODUCERS, TYPES OF QDS PRODUCED AND TARGET MARKETS
      • Table Quantum dot producers-Types of dots produced, target markets and estimated revenues.
    • ADVANO
    • AFFYMETRIX EBIOSCIENCE
    • AMERICAN DYE SOURCE, INC.
    • ANTIBODIES INCORPORATED
    • ATTONUCLEI
    • CAN GMBH
    • CHINA BEIJING BEIDA JUBANG SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    • CROMOZ, INC.
    • CRYSTALPLEX CORPORATION
    • CYTODIAGNOSTICS
    • DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
    • DUPONT
    • EMFUTUR TECHNOLOGIES
    • EVIDENT THERMOELECTRICS
    • INVISAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    • IRILLIANT, INC.
    • KRI, INC.
    • LAB21 LIMITED
    • LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    • NAJING TECH
    • NANOAXIS LLC
    • NANO ELEMENTS SOURCE, LLC
    • NANOCO GROUP PLC
    • NANOOPTICAL MATERIALS, INC.
    • NANOPHOTONICA, INC.
    • NANOSQUARE, INC.
    • NANOSYS, INC.
    • NATCORE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    • NAVILLUM NANOTECHNOLGIES, LLC
    • NN-LABS, LLC
    • OCEAN NANOTECH LLC
    • PACIFIC LIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
    • PLASMACHEM GMBH
    • QDCHIP
    • QD LASER, INC.
    • QD SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    • QD VISION
    • QLIGHT NANOTECH/MERCK
    • QUANTUM MATERIALS
    • RAYTHEON COMPANY
    • READE ADVANCED MATERIALS
    • REVOLUTION LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
    • SAMSUNG
    • SIGMA-ALDRICH
    • STOREDOT LTD.
    • SUN INNOVATIONS, INC.
    • TCL CORPORATION
    • THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
    • UBIQD, LLC
    • WUHAN JIAYUAN QUANTUM DOTS CO., LTD.
    • XF NANO
  • REFERENCES

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