The Global Market for Quantum Dots 2021-2031

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Published 17 March 2021, 250 pages (plus Excel database), 66 figures, 68 tables

The multi-billion dollar quantum dot-enabled market will experience further growth this year, with market innovations leading to enhanced products in displays, Micro-LEDs, security tagging, medical diagnostics, quantum computing and Agtech. QDs are a proven and scaled technology and relatively low cost for the high-end applications they add value to. Quantum Dots (QDs) are used in a range of optoelectronic devices, including TVs and displays, light-emitting devices (LEDs), solar cells, photodiodes, thermoelectrics, photoconductors and field-effect transistors, while QD solutions have been used in a number of in vivo and in vitro imaging, sensing and labelling techniques.

 

Report contents include:

  • QD types, properties and production methods.
  • Global revenues for quantum dots, historical and forecast to 2031.
  • Market drivers and trends.
  • Challenges, by market. 
  • Market impact on COVID-19 crisis.
  • Analysis of QD market segments and the main players in each segment.
  • Excel database of quantum dot display products.
  • Quantum dot regulations. 
  • Excel database of quantum dot producers and product developers. 
  • Assessment of quantum dots on glass, quantum dot colour filters (QDCF) for microLEDS and displays, perovskite QDs and inkjet printed QDs.
  • Assessment of graphene quantum dots and perovskite quantum dots market. 
  • Market assessment of quantum dots in TV displays and smartphone displays, solar cells, security tags, security inks, sensors, quantum dot lasers, quantum dot transistors, photonic crystals, bio-imaging, quantum dot solar windows, biomarkers, solid-material-based memory, thermoelectric materials, quantum dot computers, Agtech, artificial photosynthesis and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • 90 company profiles.  Companies profiled include UbiQD, Applied Quantum Materials Inc., Bio Square, Inc., Chang Chun Tuo Cai technology Co., Ltd. , Dotz Nano, Nanoco Technologies, Nanosys, Nanolumi, Qblox plus all the main quantum dot display producers. 

 

Table of contents (.pdf)

1              EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   21

  • 1.1          Growth in high definition TV demand      22
    • 1.1.1      QD advantages 26
  • 1.2          Market growth since 2013            26
  • 1.3          QD-TVs market 26
  • 1.4          The Quantum Dot market in 2020              27
  • 1.5          Cadmium vs. cadmium free         28
    • 1.5.1      Cadmium QDs    28
    • 1.5.2      Cadmium-free QDs         28
    • 1.5.3      European commission ban use of cadmium in TVs and displays    28
    • 1.5.4      Perovskite quantum dots             29
    • 1.5.5      Carbon and graphene quantum dots       29
  • 1.6          Quantum Dot Revenues 2015-2030          30
  • 1.7          Market drivers and trends            31
  • 1.8          Market challenges           33
  • 1.9          Market impact from COVID-19 crisis         34

 

2              RESEARCH SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY 37

  • 2.1          Report scope     37
  • 2.2          Market definition             37
    • 2.2.1      Categorization   38
  • 2.3          Research methodology 39
  • 2.4          Assumptions and limitations        39
  • 2.5          Primary research              40
  • 2.6          Secondary research        40

 

3              QUANTUM DOTS-PROPERTIES, SYNTHESIS, TYPES              41

  • 3.1          Properties           41
  • 3.2          Synthesis             43
  • 3.3          Types    44
    • 3.3.1      Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Sulfide and other materials              44
    • 3.3.2      Cadmium free quantum dots      45
  • 3.4          Carbon quantum dots (CDs)        45
    • 3.4.1      Properties           45
    • 3.4.2      Applications       46
  • 3.5          Graphene quantum dots (GQDs)               47
    • 3.5.1      Properties           48
    • 3.5.2      Synthesis             49
    • 3.5.3      Applications       49
      • 3.5.3.1   Pricing   51
  • 3.6          Perovskite quantum dots (PQDs)              52
    • 3.6.1      Properties           52
    • 3.6.2      Comparison to conventional quantum dots          53
    • 3.6.3      Synthesis methods          53
    • 3.6.4      Applications       54
      • 3.6.4.1   Displays                55
    • 3.6.5      Producers           57
      • 3.6.5.1   Avantama AG    57
      • 3.6.5.2   Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. 58
      • 3.6.5.3   Plasmachem GmbH         60
      • 3.6.5.4   Quantum Solutions LLC  60
      • 3.6.5.5   Zhijing Nanotech Co., Ltd.             61
      • 3.6.5.6   Other suppliers 62
  • 3.7          Quantum rods   62
    • 3.7.1      Properties           62
    • 3.7.2      Applications       62

 

4              QUANTUM DOTS TECHNOLOGY READINESS (TRL)              63

 

5              QUANTUM DOTS INDUSTRY ANALYSIS    66

  • 5.1          Licensing, collaborations and partnerships            66
  • 5.2          Supply chain       67

 

6              QUANTUM DOTS REGULATIONS 70

  • 6.1          Europe 70
    • 6.1.1      Cadmium exemption in TVs and lighting 71
    • 6.1.2      August 2017 ruling           72
  • 6.2          United States     72
    • 6.2.1      Low Volume Exemption (LVE)     73
    • 6.2.2      New Chemicals Program               73
  • 6.3          Asia        73

 

7              GLOBAL MARKET REVENUES FOR QUANTUM DOTS           75

  • 7.1          Revenues 2013-2030       77

 

8              QUANTUM DOTS IN TVS/DISPLAYS           81

  • 8.1          Market drivers and trends            81
  • 8.2          LCDS vs. OLEDs vs. QD-LCDs/QLEDs          82
    • 8.2.1      Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD)        82
  • 8.3          QD-LCD TVs/QLEDs         85
  • 8.4          Quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) for current QLEDs            88
  • 8.5          Quantum Dot on Glass (QDOG)  89
  • 8.6          Quantum dot colour filters           90
  • 8.7          Quantum dots on-chip   92
  • 8.8          Electroluminescent quantum dots            92
    • 8.8.1      QD-Micro-LEDs 93
  • 8.9          Flexible QD displays        95
    • 8.9.1      Flexible QLEDs   96
  • 8.10        Samsung QD Display       97
  • 8.11        LG's "QNED" LCD TVs      98
  • 8.12        Industry and research developments 2013-2021 99
  • 8.13        Global market for quantum dots in TVs and displays         102
    • 8.13.1    QD-TV unit sales 2016-2031          102
    • 8.13.2    QD Monitor Unit sales 2015-2031              104

 

9              QUANTUM DOTS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS     107

  • 9.1          Market drivers and trends            107
  • 9.2          Applications       109
    • 9.2.1      Nanomaterials in solar cells         109
    • 9.2.2      Advantages of quantum dots in photovoltaics     110
    • 9.2.3      Types of quantum dot solar cells                111
      • 9.2.3.1   Metal—semiconductor/ Schottky QD junction solar cell  111
      • 9.2.3.2   Silicon/QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells             112
      • 9.2.3.3   Silicon/Graphene QD Film Hydrid Solar Cells         112
      • 9.2.3.4   Depleted-heterojunction QD solar cell     112
      • 9.2.3.5   QD-sensitized solar cells (QDSSC)              112
      • 9.2.3.6   Quantum dot solar windows       114
  • 9.3          Market challenges           115
  • 9.4          Industry and research developments 2013-2021 116
  • 9.5          Global market for quantum dots in photovoltaics              117
  • 9.6          Quantum dot photovoltaics companies  120

 

10           QUANTUM DOTS IN LIGHTING   121

  • 10.1        Market drivers and trends            122
  • 10.2        Applications       124
    • 10.2.1    LED lighting         124
    • 10.2.2    Horticultural lighting       127
  • 10.3        Market challenges           128
  • 10.4        Industry and research developments 2013-2021 128
  • 10.5        Global market for quantum dots in LED lighting   129
  • 10.6        Quantum dot lighting companies              132

 

11           QUANTUM DOTS IN BIOTECH AND MEDICINE      133

  • 11.1        Market drivers and trends            135
  • 11.2        Applications       138
    • 11.2.1    Imaging and diagnostics 139
      • 11.2.1.1                Advantages        139
      • 11.2.1.2                Biomarkers         140
      • 11.2.1.3                Photodynamic therapy  140
      • 11.2.1.4                Point-of-care     140
    • 11.2.2    Drug delivery     140
    • 11.2.3    Photodynamic therapy  141
  • 11.3        Market challenges           141
  • 11.4        Global market for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine 143
    • 11.4.1    Imaging and diagnostics 143
    • 11.4.2    Drug delivery     144
  • 11.5        Quantum dot biotechnology and medicine companies     146

 

12           QUANTUM DOTS IN SECURITY AND ANTI-COUNTERFEITING          147

  • 12.1        Market drivers and trends            148
  • 12.2        Applications       149
  • 12.3        Global market size for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting  150
  • 12.4        Quantum dot security and anti-counterfeiting Companies             152

 

13           QUANTUM DOTS IN SENSORS     154

  • 13.1        Market drivers and trends            154
  • 13.2        Applications       156
    • 13.2.1    Food sensors     157
    • 13.2.2    Chemical and gas sensors             157
    • 13.2.3    Biosensors          157
    • 13.2.4    Image sensors   158
  • 13.3        Global market size for quantum dots in sensors  158
  • 13.4        Market challenges           161
  • 13.5        Quantum dot sensor companies 162

 

14           OTHER MARKETS              163

  • 14.1        AgTech 163
    • 14.1.1    Applications       163
    • 14.1.2    Companies         163
  • 14.2        Batteries              164
    • 14.2.1    Properties           164
    • 14.2.2    Applications       164
    • 14.2.3    Companies         165
  • 14.3        Thermoelectrics               166
    • 14.3.1    Properties           166
    • 14.3.2    Companies         166
  • 14.4        QD Lasers            167
    • 14.4.1    Applications       167
    • 14.4.2    Companies         168
  • 14.5        Photocatalysts  168
  • 14.6        Spectrometers  168
  • 14.7        Quantum computing      170
  • 14.8        Hydrogen production     170
  • 14.9        Autonomous vehicles    170

 

15           QUANTUM DOT PRODUCER AND PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES              172

 

16           REFERENCES       242

 

Tables

  • Table 1: Market summary for the quantum dots market. 22
  • Table 2. Quantum dot display products. 24
  • Table 3: Total QD-based component revenues 2015-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.    30
  • Table 4: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots.      31
  • Table 5: Impact of market drivers for the quantum dots market. 33
  • Table 6: Market challenges for quantum dots.     33
  • Table 7. Assessment of impact from COVID-19 by end user market. Key: Low, little impact and market will continue to grow. Medium, market impacted to some degree affecting growth prospects over next 1-2 years. High: Market significantly impacted.   34
  • Table 8: Categorization of nanomaterials.              38
  • Table 9: Chemical synthesis of quantum dots.     43
  • Table 10: Applications of carbon quantum dots. 47
  • Table 11: Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs. 48
  • Table 12. Comparative properties of conventional QDs and Perovskite QDs.          53
  • Table 13. Applications of perovskite QDs.              54
  • Table 14. Development roadmap for perovskite QDs.      55
  • Table 15. Properties of perovskite QLEDs comparative to OLED and QLED.              56
  • Table 7. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Examples.       63
  • Table 16: Quantum dots market structure.           68
  • Table 17: Markets, benefits and applications of quantum dots.    75
  • Table 18: Total QD-based component revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.  77
  • Table 19: Production of quantum dots.   79
  • Table 20: Market snapshot for quantum dots in TV/displays.        81
  • Table 21: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in LCD TVs and Displays.    81
  • Table 22: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LCD TVs/Displays market.       82
  • Table 23: Advantages and disadvantages of LCDs, OLEDs and QDs.             83
  • Table 24: Typical approaches for integrating QDs into displays.    86
  • Table 25: Current and planned Quantum Dot TVs by manufacturer, availability, size range and price range.             88
  • Table 26: QD colour filter options and advantages.           91
  • Table 27: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LCDs and OLEDs 2013-2021.           99
  • Table 28: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2031, conservative and optimistic estimate for QDEF film and Non-QDEF film.     103
  • Table 29: Market snapshot for quantum dots in photovoltaics.    107
  • Table 30: Market drivers and trends in quantum dots in photovoltaics.    107
  • Table 31: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the photovoltaics market.              109
  • Table 32: Advantages of quantum dots in photovoltaics. 110
  • Table 33: Schottky QD Junction solar cells.            111
  • Table 34: Comparison of third generation solar cells.        113
  • Table 35: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the solar market.               115
  • Table 36: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in photovoltaics,  2013-2021.              116
  • Table 37: Total QD photovoltaic component revenues 2013-2031 $M), conservative and optimistic estimates.      118
  • Table 38: Quantum dots product and application developers in photovoltaics.     120
  • Table 39: Market snapshot for quantum dots in LED lighting.        122
  • Table 40: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in LED lighting.      122
  • Table 41: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the LED lighting market. 124
  • Table 42: QD-LEDs and External quantum efficiencies (EQE).         126
  • Table 43: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the lighting and UVC market.       128
  • Table 44: Commercial development and research highlights in quantum dots in LED lighting 2013-2021.    128
  • Table 45: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.      130
  • Table 46: Quantum dots product and application developers in lighting.  132
  • Table 47: Market snapshot for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine market.       134
  • Table 48: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in biotechnology and medicine.     135
  • Table 49: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the biotech and medicine market.              138
  • Table 50: Market challenges in imaging and diagnostics. 142
  • Table 51: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the medical imaging and diagnostics market.        142
  • Table 52: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.                144
  • Table 53: Quantum dots product and application developers in biotechnology and medicine.        146
  • Table 54: Market snapshot for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting. 148
  • Table 55: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in security and anti-counterfeiting.              148
  • Table 56: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the security and anti-counterfeiting market.         149
  • Table 57: Total QD revenues in security and anti-counterfeiting 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.           150
  • Table 58: Quantum dots product and application developers in security. 152
  • Table 59: Overall market assessment for the quantum dots in the sensors market.             154
  • Table 60: Market drivers and trends for quantum dots in sensors.              155
  • Table 61: Impact of market drivers for quantum dots in the sensors market.         156
  • Table 62: Quantum dot sensors and applications.               156
  • Table 63: Total QD revenues in sensors 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.  159
  • Table 64: Market challenges rating for quantum dots in the sensors market.         161
  • Table 65: Quantum dots product and application developers in sensors. 162
  • Table 66: Quantum dots product and application developers in batteries.              165
  • Table 67: Quantum dots product and application developers in thermoelectrics. 167
  • Table 68: Quantum dots product and application developers in lasers.     168

 

Figures

  • Figure 1: QLED TV from Samsung.             23
  • Figure 2. QD display products.    24
  • Figure 3: Samsung QDs utilized in range of QLED TVs.       27
  • Figure 4: Perovskite quantum dots under UV light.            29
  • Figure 5: Total QD component revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates. 31
  • Figure 6: Quantum dot schematic.            41
  • Figure 7. Quantum dot size and colour.   42
  • Figure 8. Carbon dots development.        46
  • Figure 9: Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs. HRTEM images of (b) C-dots and (d) GQDs showing combination of zigzag and armchair edges (positions marked as 1–4).      49
  • Figure 10: Green-fluorescing graphene quantum dots.    50
  • Figure 11: Graphene quantum dots.        51
  • Figure 12. A pQLED device structure.       53
  • Figure 13: Perovskite quantum dots under UV light.          56
  • Figure 14: InP/ZnS, perovskite quantum dots and silicon resin composite under UV illumination.  59
  • Figure 15: TRL quantum dots.     65
  • Figure 16: Schematic of typical commercialization route for quantum dots producer.        67
  • Figure 17: Total QD component revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.             78
  • Figure 18: End user markets for QDs 2020, %.      79
  • Figure 19: End user markets for QDs 2031, %.      79
  • Figure 20: QD-TVsupply chain.    83
  • Figure 21: Quantum dot LED backlighting schematic.        86
  • Figure 22. Quantum dot film schematic. 89
  • Figure 23: Quantum Dots on Glass schematic.     90
  • Figure 24: Samsung 8K 65" QD Glass.       90
  • Figure 25: QD/OLED hybrid  schematic.  92
  • Figure 26: Electroluminescent quantum dots schematic. 93
  • Figure 27: The Wall microLED display.     94
  • Figure 28: Individual red, green and blue microLED arrays based on quantum dots.            94
  • Figure 29: Ink-jet printed 5-inch AM-QLED display (80 dpi).            95
  • Figure 30:  Carbon nanotubes flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries incorporated into flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries.            96
  • Figure 31: Flexible & stretchable LEDs based on quantum dots.   97
  • Figure 32. Schematic of QD-OLED hybrid.               98
  • Figure 33: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2031, conservative estimates. 102
  • Figure 34: QD-TV unit sales 2016-2031, optimistic estimates.       103
  • Figure 36: QD Monitor Unit sales 2015-2031.        105
  • Figure 38: (a) Schematic of Schottky barrier quantum dots based solar cell.            111
  • Figure 39:  Schematic of QD Solar Cell.    113
  • Figure 40: Doped quantum dot LSC.         113
  • Figure 41: QD coated solar windows.      114
  • Figure 42: A layer of highly emissive manganese-doped quantum dots onto the outside surface of the outer glass pane (top layer on the left image below) and a layer of copper indium selenide quantum dots onto the inner surface of the inside (bottom) pane.    115
  • Figure 43: QDSSC Module.           115
  • Figure 44: Total QD photovoltaics component revenues 2013-2031 ($100,000s), conservative and optimistic estimates.                119
  • Figure 46: Fourth generation QD-LEDs.   126
  • Figure 47: Total QD LED lighting component revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.     131
  • Figure 49: Total QD revenues in biotechnology and medicine revenues 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.           145
  • Figure 51: Total QD revenues in in anti-counterfeiting and security 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.           151
  • Figure 53: Total QD revenues in in sensors 2013-2031 ($M), conservative and optimistic estimates.            160
  • Figure 55: StoreDot battery charger.        165
  • Figure 56: Schematic of QD laser device. 167
  • Figure 57: Quantum dot spectrometer.  169
  • Figure 58. AU 85" bezel-less quantum dot TV.     175
  • Figure 59: InP/ZnS, perovskite quantum dots and silicon resin composite under UV illumination.  189
  • Figure 60: Quantum dots tag on plastic bottle.    192
  • Figure 61. QDSSC Module.           198
  • Figure 62: Quantum dot sheet.  211
  • Figure 63. SQ dots production process.   229
  • Figure 64. Infrared QD sensor company. 232
  • Figure 65. CQD™ photodiode schematic 232
  • Figure 66. TCL QLED TVs.              234

 

 

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