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C3Nano raised $37 million—value in the ITO replacement

Feb 27, 2017

Recently, C3Nano just announced it has raised $15 million in equity financing, this brings their total equity financing to $37 million since its 2010 inception.

ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) used to be the main stream transparent conductive material for touch screens. However, in recently several years, other advanced transparent conductive materials, such as metal mesh, silver nanowire, carbon nano tube (CNT), conductive polymer, are replacing ITO.

In the recently published “ITO Replacement—Non-ITO Transparent Conductor Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2017 Report,” Touch Display Research profiled over 300 companies and research institutes working on advanced transparent conductive (TC) materials.

Figure: ITO replacement 2017 report

ITO replacement 2017 cover1

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., ITO-replacement report, February 2017

Our survey found that the ITO-replacement industry had a shake out. Some suppliers ceased business or changed method. Some suppliers who had improved their quality and expanded to large sizes, are expanding to more markets. Touch Display Research forecasted that non-ITO transparent conductors will have rapid growth in the next several years.

The “ITO-replacement Technologies and Market Forecast 2017 Report” Seventh Edition is available immediately.

PowerPoint file >500 pages
Excel database Profiles >300 companies. 5 years history data: 2012- 2016 and 8 years forecasts from 2017 to 2024. Units, ASP, Revenue. List of all ITO-replacement devices and suppliers; comparisons of many metal mesh, many silver nanowire
Published time February, 13th,  2017
Price $5800 for company with <5 user. $6800 for company with 5 or more users
Bonus Client can have a 30-minute free phone call with the author: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, within 3 months of the purchase


Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

QD Vision announced $22 million new funding

Nov 9, 2015

Today QD Vision announced they just closed $22 million new funding. This new round of investment is led by Tsing Capital and BASF Venture Capital.

QD Vision also announced a new joint development agreement with BASF Group for a quantum dot-enhanced backlight and a color filter for use in LCD displays.

Mr. Mustafa Ozgen, CEO of QD Vision said, “This latest infusion of capital signals investor confidence in QD Vision and the strong growth potential of the quantum dot market,”

QD Vision, Sony, Nanosys, 3M, Amazon, ASUS brought quantum dot display devices to the market in 2013 and 2014. There are over 60 companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components currently.

In the Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, Touch Display Research forecasts that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016, and reach $10.6 billion by 2025.

Figure 1. Quantum Dot Display and Lighting component market forecast (2015 to 2025)

QD forecast 2015

Source: Touch Display Research, Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast Report, Second Edition, 2015

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team