Quantum Dots (QDs) are THE nanotechnology success story to date. Our research has been tracking the global market for quantum dots for over a decade and watched as they have moved from basic research to a multi-billion dollar component market.
Since their synthesis over 30 years ago, QDs have featured in a range of optoelectronic devices, including TVs and displays, 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 quantum dots (QD) based products market will be potentially valued at more than $35 billion by 2030. The optoelectronics market represents the vast majority of this figure, chiefly High Definition TVs-QLED-TVs.
TV displays still dominate the end user segment for QD-based products with a fast growing market for QD monitors. The use of QDs in solar conversion windows is also being heavily backed this year with a number of companies developing prototypes and funding multi-million dollar investments. The price of large QD-TVs is also falling.
The market is moving towards more advanced application of quantum dots in TVs with major producers, especially Samsung developing technologies beyond Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) such as:
- Quantum dot colour filters (QDCF) for microLEDS and displays.
- Active Matrix Quantum-dot Light Emitting Diode (AMQLED).
Other notable growth markets include solar windows, lighting, sensors and anti-counterfeiting.
This 215 page analysis report on the quantum dots market is now in its 12th edition (First edition 2009). Contents include:
- QD types, properties and production methods.
- Changing market dynamics in the quantum dots market.
- New market areas including QD Colour Filters and Solar Window Coatings.
- In-depth market segmentation and analysis.
- Quantum dots application roadmap.
- Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value.
- Revenue estimates for quantum dots market to 2030.
- Recent industry trends and developments.
- Strategies of key players and products offered.
- Market revenues forecasts to 2030 and historical figures from 2013.
- Markets covered: TV displays and smartphone displays, solar cells, security tags, security inks, sensors, quantum dot lasers, quantum dot transistors, photonic crystals, bio-imaging, quantum dot solar windows, biomarkers, solid-material-based memory, thermoelectric materials, quantum dot computers, artificial photosynthesis and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
- Market assessment in QLED TVs and displays, including market drivers, commercialization, market revenues to 2030, manufacturing and product development.
- Market assessment in LED lighting, including market drivers, commercialization, market revenues to 2030, manufacturing and product development.
- Market assessment in biotechnology and medicine, including market drivers, commercialization ,market revenues to 2030, manufacturing and product development.
- Market assessment in security and anti-counterfeiting, including market drivers, commercialization, market revenues to 2030, manufacturing and product development.
- Market assessment in sensors, including market drivers, commercialization, market revenues to 2030, manufacturing and product development.
Additions from previous editions include:
- Expanded regional analysis, especially for Asia.
- New sections covering Micro-LEDs, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), composites
- Latest developments in QD-OLED screens.
- Expanded company profiles.
- 10 additional company profiles.
- Recent developments in quantum dot production by large chemical companies.
Global Market for Quantum Dots to 2030
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1. Report scope
1.2. Market definition1.2.1. Categorization
1.3. Research methodology
1.4. Assumptions and limitations
1.5. Primary research
1.6. Secondary research
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. Growth in high definition TV demand2.1.1. QD advantages and definition of QLED126.96.36.199. QLEDs/QD-OLEDs
2.2. Market growth since 2013
2.3. QD-TVs market
2.4. The Quantum Dot market in 2019
2.5. Cadmium vs. cadmium free2.5.1. Cadmium QDs
2.5.2. Cadmium-free QDs
2.5.3. European commission ban use of cadmium in TVs and displays
2.5.4. Perovskite quantum dots
2.5.5. Graphene quantum dots
2.6. Quantum Dot Revenues 2015-2030
2.7. Market drivers and trends
2.8. Market challenges
3. QUANTUM DOTS
3.3. Types3.3.1. Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Sulfide and other materials
3.3.2. Cadmium free quantum dots
3.3.3. Graphene quantum dots188.8.131.52. Synthesis
3.3.4. Carbon quantum dots (CQds)184.108.40.206. Properties
3.3.5. Quantum rods220.127.116.11. Properties
4. TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)
5. QUANTUM DOTS INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1.1. Key players
5.1.2. Licensing, collaborations and partnerships
5.2. Supply chain
6. QUANTUM DOTS REGULATIONS
6.1. Europe6.1.1. Cadmium exemption in TVs and lighting
6.1.2. August 2017 ruling
6.2. United States6.2.1. Low Volume Exemption (LVE)
6.2.2. New Chemicals Program
7. MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS, BY END USER MARKET
7.1. Revenues 2013-2030
7.2. Production and prices
7.3. Market for quantum dots, by region
8. QUANTUM DOTS IN LCD TVS/DISPLAYS
8.1. Market drivers and trends
8.2. Applications8.2.1. LCDS vs. OLEDs vs. QD-LCDs/QLEDs
8.2.2. QD-LCD TVs/QLEDs
8.3. Synthesis and manufacturing8.3.1. Integration into LCDs
8.3.2. Types of QD displays and materials used
18.104.22.168. On-edge (edge optic)
22.214.171.124. On-surface (film)
126.96.36.199. QD colour filter (QDF)
188.8.131.52. Active Matrix Quantum-dot Light Emitting Diode (AMQLED)
184.108.40.206. QD Glass LGP
220.127.116.11. Quantum dot/OLED hybrid
18.104.22.168. Quantum rods
22.214.171.124. Quantum converters with red phosphors
126.96.36.199. Electroluminescent (EL)QD displays
8.3.3. Flexible displays188.8.131.52. Inkjet printed QD displays
184.108.40.206. Flexible LCDs
220.127.116.11. Flexible OLEDs (FOLED)
18.104.22.168. Flexible AMOLED
22.214.171.124. Flexible electrophoretic displays
126.96.36.199. Flexible QLEDs
8.4. QD-LCD products8.4.1. Commercialization timeline for quantum dot display products
8.5. Industry and research developments 2013-2019
8.6. Global market for quantum dots in TVs and displays8.6.1. OLED market
8.6.2. QD-TV unit sales 2016-2030
8.6.3. QD Monitor Unit sales 2015-2030
8.7. Quantum dot TV and display companies
9. QUANTUM DOTS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS
9.1. Market drivers and trends
9.2. Applications9.2.1. Nanomaterials in solar cells
9.2.2. Advantages of quantum dots in photovoltaics
9.2.3. Types of quantum dot solar cells188.8.131.52. Metal-semiconductor/ Schottky QD junction solar cell
184.108.40.206. Silicon/QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells
220.127.116.11. Silicon/Graphene QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells
18.104.22.168. Depleted-heterojunction QD solar cell
22.214.171.124. QD-sensitized solar cells (QDSSC)
126.96.36.199. Quantum dot solar windows
9.3. Market challenges
9.4. Industry and research developments 2013-2019
9.5. Global market for quantum dots in photovoltaics
9.6. Quantum dot photovoltaics companies
10. QUANTUM DOTS IN LED LIGHTING
10.1. Market drivers and trends
10.2. Applications10.2.1. LED lighting
10.2.2. Horticultural lighting
10.3. Market challenges
10.4. Industry and research developments 2013-2019
10.5. Global market for quantum dots in LED lighting
10.6. Quantum dot lighting companies
11. QUANTUM DOTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
11.1. Market drivers and trends
11.2. Applications11.2.1. Imaging and diagnostics188.8.131.52. Biomarkers
184.108.40.206. Photodynamic therapy
11.2.2. Drug delivery
11.3. Market challenges
11.4. Global market for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine11.4.1. Imaging and diagnostics
11.4.2. Drug delivery
11.5. Quantum dot biotechnology and medicine companies
12. QUANTUM DOTS IN SECURITY AND ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
12.1. Market drivers and trends
12.3. Global market size for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting
12.4. Quantum dot security and anti-counterfeiting Companies
13. QUANTUM DOTS IN SENSORS
13.1. Market drivers and trends
13.2. Applications13.2.1. Food sensors
13.2.2. Chemical and gas sensors
13.2.4. Image sensors
13.3. Global market size for quantum dots in sensors
13.4. Market challenges
13.5. Quantum dot sensor companies
14. OTHER MARKETS
14.1. Batteries14.1.1. Properties
14.2. Thermoelectrics14.2.1. Properties
14.3. QD Lasers14.3.1. Companies
14.7. Hydrogen production
14.8. Autonomous vehicles
15. QUANTUM DOT COMPANY PROFILES
15.1. QUANTUM DOT PRODUCERS15.1.1. Advano
15.1.2. American Dye Source, inc.
15.1.3. Antibodies Incorporated
15.1.5. Avantama AG
15.1.6. CAN GmbH
15.1.7. China Beijing Beida Jubang Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
15.1.8. Creative Diagnostics
15.1.9. CrystalPlex Corporation
15.1.11. Dow Chemical Company
15.1.12. Dotz Nano ltd.
15.1.14. Emfutur Technologies
15.1.15. Evident Thermoelectrics
15.1.16. Fuji Pigment Co., LTd.
15.1.17. Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd.
15.1.18. Hansol Chemical Co., Ltd.
15.1.19. IQDEMY Quantum Technology SA
15.1.20. KRI, Inc.
15.1.21. Merck KGaA/EMD Performace Materials
15.1.22. Lab21 Limited
15.1.23. Najing Tech
15.1.24. Nano Elements Source, LLC
15.1.25. Nano Chem Tech, Inc.
15.1.26. Nanoco Group Plc
15.1.27. Nanooptical Materials, Inc.
15.1.28. NanoPhotonica, Inc.
15.1.29. Nanosquare, Inc.
15.1.30. Nanosys, Inc.
15.1.31. Navillum Nanotechnolgies, LLC
15.1.32. Nexdot SAS
15.1.33. Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
15.1.34. NN-Labs, LLC
15.1.35. Ocean Nanotech LLC
15.1.36. Particle Works
15.1.37. PhosphorTech Corporation
15.1.38. Quantum Materials
15.1.39. Quantum Solutions
15.1.40. Shanghai Simbatt Energy Technology Co., Ltd
15.1.41. Shoei Chemical, Inc.
15.1.43. Sinon Therapeutics
15.1.44. Solvay SA
15.1.45. StoreDot Ltd.
15.1.46. Thermo Fisher Scientific
15.1.47. Tianjin Zhonghuan Electronic Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
15.1.48. UbiQD, LLC
15.1.49. Wah Hong Industrial Corporation
15.1.50. Wuhan Jiayuan Quantum Dots Co., LTd.
15.1.51. XF Nano
15.2. QUANTUM DOT PRODUCT DEVELOPERS15.2.1. Acer, Inc.
15.2.2. AUO Optronics
15.2.3. BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
15.2.5. LG Display Co., Ltd.
15.2.6. LMS Co., Ltd.
15.2.9. ML System S.A Zaczernie
15.2.10. Nano-Lit Technologies
15.2.11. Natcore Technology, Inc.
15.2.12. NS Materials, Inc.
15.2.13. Osram Opto Semiconductors
15.2.14. QD Laser, Inc.
15.2.15. QD Solar
15.2.18. Raytheon Company
15.2.19. Revolution Lighting Technologies
15.2.21. TCL Corporation
15.2.22. Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
Table 1: Categorization of nanomaterials.
Table 2: Market summary for the quantum dots market.
Table 3: Commercially available quantum dot display products.
Table 4: Quantum dot TVs launched 2017-2019
Table 5: Total QD-based component revenues 2015-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 6: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots.
Table 7: Impact of market drivers for the quantum dots market.
Table 8: Market challenges for quantum dots.
Table 9: Chemical synthesis of quantum dots.
Table 10: Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs.
Table 11: Applications of carbon quantum dots.
Table 12: Quantum dot producers-Types of dots produced, target markets and estimated revenues.
Table 13: Quantum dots collaborations and partnerships.
Table 14: Product development agreements in quantum dot displays.
Table 15: Potential niche markets for QD products.
Table 16: Quantum dots market structure.
Table 17: Markets, benefits and applications of quantum dots.
Table 18: Total QD-based component revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 19: Production of quantum dots.
Table 20: Example prices of quantum dots.
Table 21: Market snapshot for quantum dots in TV/displays.
Table 22: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in LCD TVs and Displays.
Table 23: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LCD TVs/Displays market.
Table 24: Advantages and disadvantages of LCDs, OLEDs and QDs.
Table 25: Types of QD-TV displays.
Table 26: Approaches for integrating QDs into displays.
Table 27: Commercialization timeline for QD display products.
Table 28: Commercially available quantum dot display products.
Table 29: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LCDs and OLEDs 2013-2019.
Table 30: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2030, conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 31: Quantum dots product and application developers in TVs and displays.
Table 32: Market snapshot for quantum dots in photovoltaics.
Table 33: Market drivers and trends in quantum dots in photovoltaics
Table 34: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the photovoltaics market.
Table 35: Advantages of quantum dots in photovoltaics.
Table 36: Schottky QD Junction solar cells.
Table 37: Comparison of third generation solar cells
Table 38: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the solar market.
Table 39: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in photovoltaics, 2013-2019
Table 40: Total QD photovoltaic component revenues 2013-2030 $M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 41: Quantum dots product and application developers in photovoltaics.
Table 42: Market snapshot for quantum dots in LED lighting.
Table 43: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in LED lighting.
Table 44: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LED lighting market.
Table 45: QD-LEDs and External quantum efficiencies (EQE).
Table 46: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the lighting and UVC market
Table 47: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LED lighting 2013-2019.
Table 48: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 49: Quantum dots product and application developers in lighting.
Table 50: Market snapshot for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine market.
Table 51: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine.
Table 52: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the biotech and medicine market.
Table 53: Market challenges in imaging and diagnostics.
Table 54: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the medical imaging and diagnostics market.
Table 55: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 56: Quantum dots product and application developers in biotechnology and medicine.
Table 57: Market snapshot for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting.
Table 58: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting.
Table 59: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the security and anti-counterfeiting market.
Table 60: Total QD revenues in security and anti-counterfeiting 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 61: Quantum dots product and application developers in security.
Table 62: Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the sensors market.
Table 63: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in sensors.
Table 64: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the sensors market.
Table 65: Quantum dot sensors and applications
Table 66: Total QD revenues in sensors 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Table 67: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the sensors market.
Table 68: Quantum dots product and application developers in sensors.
Table 69: Quantum dots product and application developers in batteries.
Table 70: Quantum dots product and application developers in thermoelectrics.
Table 71: Quantum dots product and application developers in lasers
Figure 1: QLED TV from Samsung.
Figure 2: 5" QLED prototype with 320x240 (80ppi) resolution and a 14" QLED prototype with 960x540 (80ppi) resolution.
Figure 3: Samsung QDs utilized in 2017 range of QLED TVs.
Figure 4: UHD HDR cadmium QD TVs.
Figure 5: Perovskite quantum dots under UV light.
Figure 6: Total QD component revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 7: Quantum dot schematic.
Figure 8: The light-blue curve represents a typical spectrum from a conventional white-LED LCD TV. With quantum dots, the spectrum is tunable to any colours of red, green, and blue, and each Color is limited to a narrow band
Figure 9: Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs. HRTEM images of (b) C-dots and (d) GQDs showing combination of zigzag and armchair edges (positions marked as 1-4).
Figure 10: Green-fluorescing graphene quantum dots.
Figure 11: Graphene quantum dots.
Figure 12: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for quantum dots.
Figure 13: Schematic of typical commercialization route for quantum dots producer.
Figure 14: Total QD component revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 15: End user markets for QDs 2018, %.
Figure 16: End user markets for QDs 2030, %.
Figure 17: Demand for quantum dots 2017, by region.
Figure 18: Samsung QD-LCD TVs, UHD range.
Figure 19: Samsung QLED TV range.
Figure 20: Quantum dot LED backlighting schematic.
Figure 21: Individual red, green and blue microLED arrays based on quantum dots
Figure 22: Methods for integrating QDs into LCD System. (a) On-chip (b) On-edge. (c) On-surface.
Figure 23: On-edge configuration.
Figure 24: QD-film integration into a standard LCD display.
Figure 25: Inkjet-printed pattern on a QDCF.
Figure 26: Samsung 8K 65" QD Glass.
Figure 27: Schematic of Quantum Dot on Glass.
Figure 28: QD/OLED hybrid schematic.
Figure 29: LCD using Quantum rods (right) versus a standard LCD.
Figure 30: Quantum phosphor schematic in LED TV backlight.
Figure 31: The Wall microLED display
Figure 32: Carbon nanotubes flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries incorporated into flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries.
Figure 33: Ink-jet printed 5-inch AM-QLED display (80 dpi).
Figure 34: Flexible LCD.
Figure 35: "Full ActiveTM Flex"
Figure 36: FOLED schematic.
Figure 37: Foldable display.
Figure 38: Stretchable AMOLED
Figure 39: LGD 12.3'' FHD Automotive OLED.
Figure 40: LECTUM® display.
Figure 41: Flexible & stretchable LEDs based on quantum dots.
Figure 42: Samsung CF791 QD monitor.
Figure 43: Acer Z271UV Quantum Dot monitor.
Figure 44: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2030, conservative estimates.
Figure 45: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2030, optimistic estimates.
Figure 46: QD Monitor Unit sales 2015-2030.
Figure 47: QD-LCD supply chain.
Figure 48: (a) Schematic of Schottky barrier quantum dots based solar cell.
Figure 49: Schematic of QD Solar Cell.
Figure 50: Doped quantum dot LSC.
Figure 51: QD coated solar windows.
Figure 52: A layer of highly emissive manganese-doped quantum dots onto the outside surface of the outer glass pane (top layer on the left image below) and a layer of copper indium selenide quantum dots onto the inner surface of the inside (bottom) pane.
Figure 53: QDSSC Module.
Figure 54: Total QD photovoltaics component revenues 2013-2030 ($100,000s), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 55: Fourth generation QD-LEDs.
Figure 56: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 57: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine revenues 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 58: Total QD revenues in in anti-counterfeiting and security 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 59: InVisage QuantumFilm schematic.
Figure 60: Total QD revenues in in sensors 2013-2030 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.
Figure 61: StoreDot battery charger.
Figure 62: Schematic of QD laser device
Figure 63: Quantum dot spectrometer.
Figure 64: InP/ZnS, perovskite quantum dots and silicon resin composite under UV illumination.
Figure 65: Quantum dots tag on plastic bottle.
Figure 66. QDSSC Module.
Figure 67: Quantum dot sheet