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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


Apple curved OLED display potential suppliers

October 3, 2013

This week Korea news chosun.com reported a rumor that Apple’s iWatch will adopt a “plastic OLED”. It quoted an “industry source” said “Apple is developing three different models of the iWatch — a 1.3-inch, 1.4-inch and 1.5-inch prototype”.

Back in June 2013, Touch Display Research has forecasted that Apple will adopt AMOLED within 18 months.

Some of our industry friends asked me which company might be supplying plastic OLED to Apple.   It is very challenge to get Apple’s insider information, but Touch Display Research believes that 7 companies could be the potential suppliers of flexible curved OLED display: Samsung Display Corp, LG Display, Futaba, AUO, Innolux, Sharp, NVO, etc.

Figure. Potential Suppliers of Flexible and Curved OLED Displays

flexible curved OLED suppliers

Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible and curved display technologies and market forecast, September, 2013

As we covered last week, Samsung has announced to release a mobile phone with curved displays in October 2013. Here are the possibilities for Samsung’s curved display technologies.

Touch Display Research believes the eco-system for flexible and curved displays is maturing. We forecast that the flexible and curved display market will reach $27 Billion by 2023, which is about 16% market share of the global display revenue in 2023. More analysis of curved display and curved touch panel can be found in our newly published Flexible and Curved Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2013 report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team