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QLED name for the whole display industry to use

August 21, 2017 by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D., Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

I’ve been writing articles about quantum dot technologies since 2008. In 2013, I surveyed many quantum dot suppliers and published the first “Quantum Dot Display (QLED) and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast Report”. According to my industry friend, a CTO at a famous quantum dot company, he said, “Jennifer, you are the first analyst who wrote a quantum dot market report, as far as I know.”

Quantum dot (including quantum rod, or tetrapod-shaped quantum dot) could improve picture quality of displays dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption compared to conventional Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)/ Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for display in several years. Quantum dot LCD is challenging AMOLED displays.

  • QD Vision and Sony brought quantum dot TVs to the market in 2013.
  • Nanosys, 3M and Amazon brought quantum dot tablet PCs to the market in 2013.
  • Samsung announced the first Cadmium-free quantum dot TV at CES 2015, and has been commercializing it since Q1 2015.
  • LG Electronics also announced quantum dot TV at CES 2015, (but later LG changed strategy about quantum dot).
  • Quantum dot was a hot topic at CES 2015 to 2017, at SID DisplayWeek from 2013 to 2017, and at IFA 2014 to 2017.

According to the “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2017 Report”, the quantum dot display has grown from zero dollar revenue in 2012 to a billion-dollar display category in 2017. The quantum dot display formed a new category—QLED (Quantum dot based Light Emitting Diode).

The definition of QLED has not yet been defined within the display industry. In the early years, “QLED”, or “QDEL”, or “QD-LED” were used in academic papers to call the electro-luminescent (EL) types of quantum dot. When an electric current is applied to these types of material, it will generate light. At this moment in 2017, the EL types of quantum dot are still in the R&D stage.

Currently, 100% the quantum dot display that is commercially available is the photo-luminescent (PL) type quantum dot. When a short wavelength light (such as blue light) shines on a certain quantum dot, then it can emit a longer wavelength light (such as green or red).

In 2016, Samsung Electronics has applied for the trademark “Samsung QLED TV” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Samsung indicated that although they own the “Samsung QLED TV” trade mark, the “QLED” name is a common term like OLED TV or LED TV. “QLED” can be used by the whole display industry as a category name to call any displays with quantum dots in it.

Figure: QLED category includes PL (Photo-luminescent) and EL (Electro-luminescent) types of quantum dot

Source: Touch Display Research, 2017

Touch Display Research believes it is a good idea to use QLED as an umbrella name (or category name) to call any displays with quantum dots in it. Under the QLED umbrella name, the photo-luminescent (PL) type quantum dot can be called QLED PL type.  The electro-luminescent (EL) types of quantum dot can be called QLED EL type.

QLED is a nice and short name. There is no need to reserve the QLED name for the EL type quantum dot only, since EL type is not in the market yet. When the EL type quantum dot enters the market (we forecast it will be after 2019), we can call it: QLED EL type under the QLED umbrella.

In April 2017, three large TV suppliers (Samsung, Hisense, TCL), a supply chain (Nanosys), and five large retailers in China (GOME Electrical Appliances, Suning Commerce Group, JD.com, Five Star and Sundan) have agreed to form the QLED TV Alliance in Beijing China. TCL has also enhanced the support of QLED by launching new QLED TVs globally since May.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

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Why Samsung wants to acquire QD Vision

By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D., November 30, 2016,

Recently, Korea media reported that Samsung confirmed that it is acquiring QD Vision. The confirmation comes from the head of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology Jung Chil-hee. There is no words about the financial detail, but rumors hold Samsung will pay about $70 million.

Touch Display Research believes quantum dot technology is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years. Now quantum dot LCD is challenging AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode).

The number of companies working on quantum dot has increase from 60 in 2015 to over 80 in 2016.

Figure 1: Quantum dot companies by technologies

quantum-dot-companies-table-2016

Source: Quantum dot technologies and market forecast 2016 report, Touch Display Research

Touch Display Research forecasts the overall quantum dot display component and lighting and QLED (quantum light emitting diode) market will surpass $2 billion by 2017, and reach $10.8 billion by 2026.

Figure 3. Quantum dot display and lighting component market forecast to 2026

quantum dot forecast 2016

Source: Quantum dot technologies and market forecast 2016 report, Touch Display Research Inc.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report” and the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

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International Liquid Crystal Conference 2016 Review

August 4, 2016

I just returned from the International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) 2016. I’m honored to be invited to give a presentation at this conference, and especially at Kent State University, which is my home University.

Figure 1: Kent Student Centers

Kent State University

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

Kent State University has changed a lot since I graduated with a Ph.D. in the year 2000. Many science buildings and dormitory buildings have been added. The Kent Student Center, the Library and the plaza in between had been remodeled.

The ILCC is very successful with about 700 attendees this year. It is the largest academic meeting in the field of liquid crystals, held biennially under the auspices of the International Liquid Crystal Society.

Quantum dot is a hot topic in this year’s ILCC. In my presentation about display market, I discussed several new opportunities:  flexible and curved displays, and quantum dot displays.

Figure 2. Dr. Jennifer Colegrove presenting at ILCC 2016 in Kent State University

Jenny ILCC 2016

At ILCC 2016, Crystalplex showcased their SapphireTM Quantum Dots, which they claim is air-stable quantum dots.

Figure 3. Crystalplex at ILCC 2016.

Crystalplex poster

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

Merck is also entering quantum dot field by signing a distribution agreement with Nanoco this week.

In the recently published “Quantum Dot 2016 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 4. Quantum dot component for display and lighting market forecast

quantum dot forecast 2016

Source: Touch Display Research, Quantum dot 2016 report

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

SID 2016 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

May 25, 2016

SID 2016 DisplayWeek is held in San Francisco, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

I’m honored to have been teaching Monday Seminar for 3 years at SID DisplayWeek. According to the conference organizer, there are over 600 attendees for the Monday seminar this year, which is a record high in SID history.

During the 90-min seminar, I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2016 and 2017. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast to 2026. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. Then I discuss the new opportunities in display market:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screen, active pen and touchless human-machine-interaction sensors.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

Jenny SID 2016 seminar close on leftJenny SID 2016 seminar

Photo credit: Jinzenji-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, I believe many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2016 issue.

For those audiences who has given me your name cards, I’ll send you one monthly report– “Touch and Emerging Display report”– for free next week.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Quantum Material Corporation Joint Venture in China

January 28, 2016

This week, quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp announced that the company has entered into a joint venture in China with Guanghui Technology Group (“GTG”).  GTG will invest $20 Million US for building out Quantum Materials QDX™ quantum dot production facilities and quantum dots application development in China.

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.

In the newly published “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2016 Report,” 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.

Figure 1. Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2016 Report

quantum dot 2016 cover

Source: Touch Display Research, January 2016

Touch Display Research Inc. forecasts quantum dot components will have a rapid penetration into displays and lighting from 2016 to 2026, and will reach US $10.8 Billion by 2026.

  • Cadmium-free quantum dot successfully entered the market in 2015.
  • Samsung promoted quantum dot displays for its SUHD TV at CES 2016. (Quantum dot exhibitions at CES 2016 are included in this report).
  • Colegrove, author of this report, has conducted many first-hand interviews of quantum dot material and component suppliers, display manufactures, and OEMs in recent 7 years. She is the first analyst to publish a comprehensive quantum dot market report since 2013.
  • Over 80 companies are profiled and supply chain analysis with many companies is provided.
  • This report provides market analysis and forecast of quantum dot for display and lighting, with analysis of quantum dots for other applications: solar, battery, laser, bio-science, and medical labeling.
  • This report provides not only the outlook for quantum dot components in display and lighting, but also analysis and comparison between conventional LCD, LCD with quantum dot, LCD with Cd-free QD, and AMOLED.
  • The strengths and weaknesses of key players are analyzed.
  • This report provides a Bill of Material (BOM) analysis of quantum dot displays for TV, Notebook PC, and tablet size, and BOM of Cadmium-free quantum dot displays.
  • Market data in the report includes 2013 – 2015 history data and forecasts from 2016 to 2026.
  • The market forecast includes Unit, quantum dot component ASP and Revenue, with a detailed breakdown by Cadmium-type quantum dot and Cd-free quantum dot; a detailed breakdown by ten applications: TV, Public Signage, Monitor, NB PC, tablet/phablet PC, mobile phone, Digital Still Camera/camcorder, other app displays, lighting, and QLED display.
  • In the third edition, we added market forecast with detailed breakdown by form factors: film, tube, and other form factors.

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.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Report and Consulting page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Samsung announced Quantum Dot for its SUHD TV at CES 2016

Jan 5, 2016

Today, at Samsung’s press conference at CES 2016, Samsung announced its new flagship TV: quantum dot TV KS9500 series. Samsung claims, “Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs offer unparalleled picture quality with Quantum dot display, the world’s first bezel-less curved design…”

As we covered before, when Samsung unveiled its SUHD TV at CES last year, Samsung called it “nano-crystal” technology. Today, Samsung clearly said “quantum dot display” in its press release.

Figure. Samsung’s 2016 Quantum dot TV

Samsung SUHD TV CES 2016

Source: Samsung

Samsung manufactured the Cadmium-free quantum dot in house, while with license from Nanosys Inc.

In the “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report” Second Edition, 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. This report profiles over sixty companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

Vizio to release quantum dot TV and quantum dot market forecast

Oct 6, 2015

Today, Vizio released its quantum dot TV on its website. Vizio indicated “The 65” Reference Series delivers exceptional levels of color variety, precision and saturation using a specialized technology containing billions of light-conducting crystals.”

Quantum dot technology could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy, and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years.  Cadmium-free quantum dot is entering the market in 2015.

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. Over sixty companies are working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components.

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

AUO Quantum Dot TV Adopted 3M and Nanosys QDEF

September 1st, 2015

Today, 3M, Nanosys and AUO announced that AUO will commercialize quantum dot TV with 3M and Nanosys’ QDEF by end of this year.

Actually, I saw the AUO’s 85” quantum dot TV last week at Touch Taiwan and IDMC (International Display Manufacturing Conference) 2015 conference.  The 85” quantum dot TV won the Gold Panel Award at Touch Taiwan 2015 exhibition.

Figure 1: AUO’s 85” quantum dot TV won Gold Panel Award at Touch Taiwan 2015

AUO 85 QD TV with TDR

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research Inc.

The impact of this news is dramatic, since AUO is a panel supplier, they could sell the QD TV panel to any TV brands. This will accelerate the QD TV’s penetration.

In the recently published “Quantum dot display and lighting technologies and market forecast 2015 report”, second edition, Touch Display Research forecast that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016, and reach $10.6 billion by 2025. This report profiles over 60 companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components.

Figure 2. 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 2015 Report

Quantum dot technology could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years. We forecast quantum dot components will have a rapid penetration into displays and lighting from 2015 to 2025.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

CES 2015: Quantum dots

Jan 5, 2015

Today at the CES 2015, Samsung and Nanosys just announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement that Samsung Electronics will adopt Nanosys’s quantum dot technologies. In the news release, both companies emphasize that include the cadmium-free quantum dots.

Besides Samsung’s quantum dot TV, we will also see LG’s quantum dot TV at CES 2015. LG is adopting Dow Chemical and Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dots. TCL will also showcase quantum dot TV at the show, which is using QD Vision’s quantum dot.

Touch Display Research forecast quantum dot will have rapid penetration into LCDs in the next several years.

We’ll make sure to compare and analyze all the quantum dot devices at CES 2015, in our upcoming, 2nd edition of the “Quantum dot display and lighting technology and market forecast”  2015 report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

LG announced quantum dot TV; quantum dot market forecast

December 16, 2014

Today LG announced it’ll showcase its quantum dot TV at the upcoming CES 2015. We also expect Samsung to show quantum dot TV.

Quantum dot could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years. Now quantum dot LCD is challenging AMOLED.

Touch Display Research surveyed many quantum dot suppliers and found that the quantum dot display component market surpassed $70 million in 2013.   We forecast that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will reach $9.6 billion by 2023.

Figure. Quantum dot display and lighting market forecast

QD market forecast chart

Source: Touch Display Research “Quantum dot display and lighting technologies and market forecast report”.

Touch Display Research will be at CES 2015 and report about all quantum dot displays and lighting.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team