Annual Quantum Dot Display Technology and Market Outlook Report

Report Summary

Quantum dots have been used for a decade to enhance colors in LCD panels. The latest display technology to be commercialized is QD-OLED. This technology uses a Quantum Dot Color Conversion (QDCC) layer that is inkjet-printed on top of an OLED panel. Total panel area for QD-OLED and QD-LCD is set to grow by nearly 15% next year. TV is by far the biggest segment for quantum dot displays, not just in terms of panel area but also in units, with over 15M TV sets expected to contain quantum dots in 2023. There has been a lot of progress in electroluminescent quantum dots (EL-QD) in recent years. This technology removes the need for a blue OLED stack as the quantum dots emit light directly instead of converting colors. Leading display manufacturers, including Samsung Display, TCL, Sharp and BOE, have demonstrated EL-QD prototypes recently. MicroLED displays can also make use of quantum dots. Color conversion is seen as a solution to address the low efficiency of red MicroLEDs. It is also considered for small monolithic MicroLED displays.


Applications of quantum dots in displays continue to grow. Quantum dot films are already common in LCD panels, especially in premium products with MiniLED backlights. Since 2022, Samsung Display has also started shipping QD-OLED panels for TVs and monitors. This innovative display technology combines the perfect contrast of OLED with the wide color gamut provided by quantum dots. DSCC forecasts that more than 15M TVs with quantum dots will ship in 2023. Quantum dots can now be found in a variety of devices, including TVs, monitors, notebooks and VR headsets. However, this is only the beginning as display manufacturers develop new technologies such as MicroLED and electroluminescent quantum dots for future consumer products.

Architectures covered in this report include: Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF), Quantum Dot Color Conversion (QDCC) and Electroluminescent Quantum Dots (EL-QD).

The report includes the following deliverables:

  • Introduces different types of Quantum dots (QDs) that are useful for display applications: - CdSe, InP, ZnSe, ZnTeSe and Halide Perovskites.
  • Discusses the European Union's Regulatory of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) imperative and implication in each type of QD architecture.
  • Provides a cost breakdown and revenues forecasts for films and quantum dot materials.
  • Discusses the advantages and challenges of manufacturing QDCC by photolithography and inkjet printing.
  • QD-OLED fab capacity and display structure.
  • Future applications of QDCC in MicroLED
  • Current status of EL-QD (demos, EQE and lifetime)

Market forecasts to 2027 are included. The report provides the following data:

  • Shipments of QD-LCD TVs with and without MiniLED backlight
  • Shipments of QD-LCD Monitors and Notebooks
  • Shipments of QD-OLED TVs and Monitors
  • Shipments of MicroLED TVs
  • Shipments of devices with perovskite films
  • Total QD-LCD, QDCC and perovskite panel area
  • QD film/plate revenues
  • Perovskite film revenues
  • QD materials revenues

Table of Contents

Executive Summary p.5
Introduction to QD-based Displays p.12

  • What are Quantum Dots?
  • Color Gamuts
  • Types of QD-based Displays
Materials p.26
  • Classification of QDs
  • Cadmium and Cadmium-Free QDs
  • Halide Perovskite QDs
  • RoHS
LCD with Quantum Dots (QD-LCD) p.44
  • QDEF
  • xQDEF
  • Perovskite Films
Quantum Dot Color Converters (QDCC) p.78
  • QDCC Advantages
  • Increasing Absorption
  • Photolithography
  • Inkjet Printing (IJP)
OLED with QDCC (QD-OLED) p.117
  • Samsung’s QD-OLED Fab
  • QD-OLED Structure
  • Brightness Improvement
  • Material Usage
  • Blue Emitters
  • Material Costs
MicroLED with QDCC p.135
  • MicroLED Manufacturing Routes
  • QDCC on Monolithic MicroLED
  • QDCC Demos
  • Companies Developing QDs for MicroLED
  • Phosphors for MicroLED
  • QNED
Electroluminescent QD (EL-QD) p.157
  • Advantages of EL-QD
  • Challenges
  • Progress in EQE and Lifetime
  • Key Players and Demos
QD Market Outlook & Forecasts p.184
  • MiniLED Market
  • QD-LCD Forecast
  • QD-OLED Forecast
  • IT Applications
QD Material Revenue Forecast p.199
  • QD-LCD Panel Area
  • QD Film and Material Revenues
  • Perovskite Film Revenues
  • QDCC Material Revenues
  • Total QD Material Revenues
Supplier Profiles (Alphabetical) p.207
  • Avantama
  • Dow
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP)
  • Glotec Co., Ltd.
  • Hansol Chemical
  • Helio Display Materials
  • i-Component Co., Ltd.
  • Kangde Xin Composite Material Group (KDX)
  • Kolon Industries Inc.
  • Merck
  • Mesolight (Suzhou Xingshou Nanotech)
  • Najing Technology
  • Nanosys
  • Nanoco
  • Nanolumi
  • Nanophotonica
  • Ningbo Jizhi Exciton Technology Co Ltd.
  • Quantum Materials Corporation
  • QustomDot
  • Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)
  • Showa Denko Materials
  • Wah Hong Industrial Corp
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