Monthly Archives: July 2016

Nanoco signed quantum dot license with Wah Hong

July 22, 2016

Today, Nanoco, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announced a good news—it signed a seven-year supply and licensing agreement to supply Cadmium-free quantum dot to Wah Hong Industrial Corporation. Wah Hong is a leading Taiwanese manufacturer and supplier of optical films.

Quantum dot market has been growing rapidly in recent couple of years. Just 2 months ago, Nanosys announced that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF (quantum dot enhancement film) for display applications. Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF in mass production volumes during the 2nd half of 2016.

In the recently published “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast Report (Third Edition),” Touch Display Research surveyed many quantum dot suppliers, display manufacturers and OEMs, and analyzed and forecasted the quantum dot display component market with detail of material type and form factor. This report profiles over 80 companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components. Touch Display Research forecasts the overall QD display component and lighting and QLED market will surpass $2 billion by 2017, and reach $10.8 billion by 2026.

Figure 1. Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast

quantum dot forecast 2016

Source: Touch Display Research, 2016

“Quantum dot technology could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. The number of companies working on quantum dot has increased to over 80 in 2016 from just 60 companies in 2015,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst of Touch Display Research Inc. “We forecast quantum dot components will have a rapid penetration into displays and lighting from 2016 to 2026.”

The report provides market forecast with a detailed breakdown by Cadmium-type quantum dot and Cd-free quantum dot.

The “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast Report” Third Edition is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file of over 290 pages and an Excel database.

A license for less than five users is $3800 for this report. The license for five or more users is $4800.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market research report page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Pokemon Go’s success factor: Sensor and AR

July 18, 2016

In the park near where I live in Silicon Valley, California, I saw many people walking around holding their smart phone.  They are playing “Pokémon Go” game and catching Pokémon’s. “Pokémon Go” is the most successful augmented reality game for smart phone in history. Over 65 million people have downloaded and are playing it in USA within one week of release.

The “Pokémon Go” game is developed by Niantic Lab, which counts Google, Nintendo, etc. as its investors.

The success factors of “Pokémon Go” game include the sensors and augmented reality. Several sensors are used in this game: GPS, camera-based image sensor, short-range wireless sensor (in the wearable Pokémon Go Plus).

In the newly published “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report.”, Touch Display Research analyzed over 20 sensor technologies for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) market. Touch Display Research forecasts that sensors for AR, VR, and AI market will be $97 billion in 2017, and will reach $160 billion in 2022.

Figure. Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market forecast

Sensor AR VR 2016 forecast

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., May 2016

“Sensors are very critical components for augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence devices. For example, the HTC Vive has 80 integrated sensors,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst of Touch Display Research Inc. “AR, VR, and AI are the next big things. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, LG, Intel, Qualcomm, Facebook are all working on these technologies.”

Figure 2:  Sensor technology categories in the report

sensor table2

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., May 2016

Over 200 companies working on sensors, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), are profiled in the Excel database.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team