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


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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