New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Chips Markets to Reach Over $1.0 Billion by 2019

Based on the broad acceptance of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), of which smart lighting is a part, NanoMarkets has considerably upgraded its long-term forecasts for smart lighting compared with a previous report we issued in 2013.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (June 24, 2014) — The market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting will grow from around $67 million in 2014 to $1.05 billion in 2019. This is according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets titled, “The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014.” Based on the broad acceptance of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), of which smart lighting is a part, NanoMarkets has considerably upgraded its long-term forecasts for smart lighting compared with a previous report we issued in 2013.

For more details about the report: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/the-markets-for-smart-lighting-drivers-controllers-and-sensor-chips-2014.

The firm recently issued two separate reports on smart lighting markets in a two volume series. See http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-lighting-markets-2014-v1-v2 for details.

About the report:

The report, “The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014,” provides insight into the market opportunities available to the semiconductor industry as the result of the current boom in smart lighting, which itself is part of the transition to an IoT. Smart lighting provides users high levels of energy efficiency, color tuning (mood enhancement) capabilities and/or visible light communications.

The report contains detailed eight-year market projections of seven major smart lighting chip types in both revenue and volume terms. Additional breakouts are provided by (1) the part of the lighting system in which the chips are used and (2) the technology generation of the system itself and (3) the type of building, vehicle or location in which the smart lighting systems will be used.

Firms mentioned in the report include: Acuity Brands, ARM, Atmel, Broadcom, California Eastern Labs, Casio, Cavet, Cypress Semiconductor, Daintree Networks, Digi, Dresden elektronik, Eastfield, Easylite, Echoflex, Energy Automation Systems, EnOcean, Fifth Light, FlexiPanel, Freescale, Leviton, IBSEN, Infineon, Intel, Leedarson, Libellium, Lumenergi, Lumetric, Lutron, Luxim, Marvell, Masco, Microchip Technology, MK Electric, MMB Research, Nivis, NXP, OLEDCOMM, Omnio, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, Radiocrafts, Radios Inc., Renesas, RF Monolithics, Schneider Electric, Sena, Sharp, Siemens, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics, Supreme Architecture, Sylvania, Telegesis, Texas Instruments, Universal Lighting, and Zonoff.

From the report:

The LED lighting market is expected to expand rapidly and much of the next-generation of LED lighting being deployed will be “smart.” We are seeing a growing interest in smart lighting by the chipmakers as part of their refocusing on Internet-of-Things opportunities. New types of intelligent LED drivers with embedded sensors and MCUs are expected to emerge as a result. Sales of LED drivers for smart lighting systems are expected to reach $525 million by 2019.

Despite such growth, LED driver chips for energy efficient lighting will commoditize quickly. It will become increasingly hard to make the case for smart lighting on just efficiency grounds anymore. As a result, NanoMarkets believes that chipmakers will then turn their attention to color-tunable lighting for improved mood, health and job performance. Here there is still considerable opportunity to designing innovative chips enabling cool-to-warm adjustment and the ability to cycle through a range of colors. Chips consumed by color tuning smart lighting systems will reach almost $260 million by 2019. Future light tuning chips for lighting systems will also be built around a new generation of LED microarrays.

Standards development for smart lighting-related wireless networking has accelerated in the past year. Important new developments in this area include the evolution of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to control lighting using QR codes and the emergence of a Google protocol for smart lighting networking that incorporates Ipv6. Meanwhile, ZigBee light bulbs getting cheaper thanks to recent “smart lamp” introductions from GE and possibly others. By 2019, the revenues generated by smart lighting sensors are expected to exceed $220 million.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart lighting space for more than four years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets Announces Preview of Upcoming Report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released a preview chapter from the soon-to-be released report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021” that will be issued in June 23rd of this month.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (June 11, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released a preview chapter from the soon-to-be released report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021” that will be issued in June 23rd of this month. The report analyzes and forecasts the potential for radiation detection equipment and continues the firm’s coverage that dates back to 2011. Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/radiation-detection-markets-2014-2021.

The chapter can be accessed via: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/Nano-725Ch1.pdf.

About the Report:

Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021 (Nano-725)

This report follows on from NanoMarkets’ successful reports on radiation detection equipment and radiation detection materials in 2013. It identifies the new opportunities that continue to emerge from the sales of equipment designed to detect ionization radiation. In many ways the medical detection equipment market is quite mature. But its customers can often be found in areas that change with shifting socioeconomic conditions. For example, a major market for radiation detection is in the nuclear power industry; a sector that rises and falls according to the energy policies of the day. Another major purchaser of radiation detection gear is healthcare, a demand that is boosted by the aging population in developed countries.

The customer base for radiation detection equipment is very broad and includes the food, pharmaceutical and mining industries, as well as the medical and nuclear power sectors mentioned above. In addition, radiation detection is used in both the military and domestic security. The bottom line is that while radiation detection may be settled technology, it continues to deliver value and evolve with changing needs.

In this report, we explore the revenue potential for radiation detection over the next eight years in three diverse market sectors: industrial and laboratory, security and medical. The report also includes eight-year (volume and value) forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors, etc. As in NanoMarkets previous reports in this space, all demand forecasts in this report are segmented by device type and world region. In addition, this report analyzes the products and marketing strategies of the leading suppliers of radiation detection equipment in the markets covered.

NanoMarkets believes that business development executives and product management professionals, as well as investors and entrepreneurs, involved with radiation detection equipment will benefit from the comprehensive analysis or the radiation detection equipment included in this report which:

– Identifies major sectors using radiation detection systems
– Lists out opportunities for devices in traditional and un-conventional applications
– Points out technological advancements in the field of radiations and identifies detectors beneficial for developing efficient systems and devices.
– Analyzes different types of detectors, their advantages and limitations for certain applications
– Details the dynamics of the radiation based industry
– Discusses products available in the market and continual endeavors of their manufacturers
– Analyzes the geographical pattern of usage of radiation detectors in coherence with certain applications and their respective domains
– Signifies new opportunities and challenges in this sector
– Discusses the role of prominent regulations and regulatory authorities in monitoring radiation levels and exposures
– Provides forecasts of detectors in various applicative domains for the next eight years

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in radiation detection and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2011.

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New NanoMarkets Report Projects OLED Lighting Market to Hit Revenues of $1.4 billion in 2019

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (May 15, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019. The report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014” (Code Nano-721) notes that while the sector has foundered for the past few years it now appears to be worthy of some renewed optimism based on both on both improvements in OLED lighting panel performance and recent expansion of manufacturing facilities.

Details of the report, including a table of contents and downloadable slides are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-lighting-markets-2014.

A companion report titled OLED Materials Markets 2014 will be issued in early June. See http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-materials-markets-2014.

Highlights:

OLEDs aren’t just for luxury lighting any more. The efficacy and luminance of OLED lighting panels are reaching levels where OLED lighting firms can claim that their products are truly energy efficient and have the brightness that make them a practical form of lighting for offices and homes. For example, LG Chem says that next year it will have 135 lm/W panels with 5,000 cd/m2 luminance.

Until recently, most of the output of the OLED lighting business was development kits for designers. However, in the next few years, revenues from kits will be rapidly overtaken by revenues from OLED luminaires, with revenues from OLED luminaires for homes reaching almost $400 million in sales by 2019 and revenues from OLED office luminaires reaching almost $380 million in the same year.

OLED capacity continues to grow. In the past three years, Osram and Philips have invested $25 million and $57 million respectively in setting up OLED production lines. Meanwhile, Konica Minolta is currently constructing an OLED mass production facility at an approximate investment of around $100 million.

By next year, worldwide capacity for OLED lighting panels is expected to be around 30 million panels. This number is expected to grow to almost 40 million by 2019. NanoMarkets believes that in the next five years there will be a major influx of low-cost (and possibly government subsidized) Chinese suppliers that will force down OLED lighting prices in a manner similar to what the solar panel industry has experienced.

About the Report:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the OLED lighting market, assesses its future potential and offers detailed eight-year forecasts for the OLED lighting business including volume (units and square meters shipped) and value projections of the following market segments: designer kits and related products, office and commercial lighting, residential lighting, non-automotive outdoor lighting, automotive lighting and customized installations.

The report also includes projections of manufacturing capacity for OLED lighting panels and an assessment of which geographic regions will prove the best customers for OLED lighting.

In addition, we examine the product development and marketing strategies of the leading and influential players in the OLED lighting sector, including both large and small lighting firms and the key OLED material suppliers. Among the firms discussed in this report are Acuity Brands, Audi, BASF, Blackbody, BJB, Cheil/Novaled, Dupont Teijin, ETAP Lighting, First-O-Light, Ford, Henkel, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, Ledon, LG Chem, Lumiotec, MC Pioneer, Merck, NEC Lighting, OLEDWorks, Orbotech, Osram, Philips, Pixelligent, Samsung, Sumitomo, UDC and WAC Lighting.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in OLED lighting and materials spaces, which it has been covering since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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Latest NanoMarkets Report on CIGS Photovoltaics Predicts $2.7 billion (USD) Market in 2019

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets is set to release a new report on the CIGS photovoltaics market that predicts a market potential for CIGS PV to be worth $2.7 billion (USD) in 2019 up from $1.3 billion this year.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (May 2, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets is set to release a new report on the CIGS photovoltaics market that predicts a market potential for CIGS PV to be worth $2.7 billion (USD) in 2019 up from $1.3 billion this year. The report also predicts that CIGS will grow from a capacity of 1.6 GW this year to 7.1 GW in 2019. The report titled, “CIGS Photovoltaics Markets 2014 and Beyond” will begin shipping to clients the week of May 5th. Additional details about the report are available on the firm’s website at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/cigs-photovoltaics-markets-2014-and-beyond.

The report follows a recently released NanoMarkets reports on the BIPV glass market (see here http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv-glass-markets-2014-beyond for details) that the firm projected would reach $2.7 billion in revenues by 2019.

About the Report:

The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar Frontier has achieved the goal. As the shakeout continued, there were even questions whether any new capacity would be added beyond the approximately 3 GW that was in place as the CIGS sector faced extreme price pressure from falling silicon based PV. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets believes that while multiple start-ups have either been liquidated or acquired, the remaining few large CIGS players are poised to add significant capacity.

This report analyzes the opportunities that are emerging for CIGS in this very new phase of the solar industry. The report takes a detailed look into the technical evolution of CIGs fabrication and encapsulation and show how this will impact CIGS market expansion and cost reduction. Much of the report is devoted to the opportunities for CIGS in building-integrated PV (BIPV market) and how CIGS flexible modules and price parity with silicon solar panels could considerably improve the revenues generated by CIGS technology in the near future.

This report also includes NanoMarkets’ eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV. These forecasts are broken down by type of application-BIPV, flexible devices, etc.-and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing. This report is essential reading for firms that manufacture or develop CIGS PV and for everyone interested in future of the PV industry.

NanoMarkets has been following the CIGS space since its earliest days and this report provides the latest and most up to date information on the current state of the CIGS and guidance with regard to its future development and growth.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV sector and the PV sector more generally.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Windows Market to Exceed $750 million by 2019

According to a new study by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets – “Smart Windows Markets: 2014-2021” — revenues from smart windows will reach $766 million by 2019 and then ramp up to $1.1 billion by 2021.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (April 8, 2014) — According to a new study by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets – “Smart Windows Markets: 2014-2021” — revenues from smart windows will reach $766 million by 2019 and then ramp up to $1.1 billion by 2021. In addition, the related – but more mature – market for smart automotive mirrors will reach $1.4 billion in 2019.

Details of the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-windows-markets-2014-2021.

About the report:

NanoMarkets has been providing coverage of the smart windows market for six years and this report brings together the latest data from NanoMarkets’ ongoing forecasts in this sector. The report provides eight-year market forecasts in volume (square meters) and value ($ million) terms for electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, SPD and PDLC windows, along with projections for the smart auto mirror sector.

In these forecasts, breakouts are provided for automotive (cars and trucks), public transport, aerospace, residential construction and commercial construction for each of the key smart windows technologies. We also assess the latest product market strategies of the key suppliers of smart windows. Some of the companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chromogenics, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, US e-Chromics, and View.

Findings from the report:

The smart windows sector will be dominated by active technologies over the next decade despite their higher cost. This is because of the ability of smart windows technologies to provide instantaneous response to user needs as natural light conditions change. Although passive smart windows technologies will continue to expand throughout the forecasting period covered by the report, NanoMarkets expects that they will never be much more than a niche.

The report also claims that SPD and electrochromic smart windows will find a growing role in the automotive sector. Although primarily found in luxury cars today, NanoMarkets expects these high-tech windows to be much more widely used in the coming decade. They are no longer just a “cool” design feature but can lead to a significant lowering of fuel costs through the reduction in the use of air conditioning. Consequently, NanoMarkets believes that sales of smart windows to the car, truck and public transport sectors will leap from around $23 million today to $185 million by 2019.

Meanwhile, the sales of smart windows for use in buildings will also leap primarily because of regulations in Europe and the US requiring the buildings to be zero net energy compliant towards. NanoMarkets believes that smart windows will turn out to be a critical enabling technology for zero net energy buildings not just because of their ability to reduce cooling bills but also they can be hybridized with photovoltaics layers which will enable them to generate energy, not just conserve it. NanoMarkets believes that as a result smart windows for residential construction will reach $117 million by 2019 and sales to commercial construction were $460 million by 2019.

Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $622 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business. NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate. Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on green building materials including smart coatings, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and OLED lighting.

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New NanoMarkets Report Says Smart Coatings Market to Reach $3.0 billion by 2018

The worldwide smart coatings market will grow from $363 million in 2013 to almost $3.0 billion in 2018, according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (November 4, 2013) — The worldwide smart coatings market will grow from $363 million in 2013 to almost $3.0 billion in 2018, according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets. The report, “Worldwide Smart Coatings Markets, 2013-2020,” notes that because of their ability to quickly respond to external stimuli or resist extreme environments, smart coatings are finding new applications in several industry sectors including construction, energy, automotive, medical, consumer electronic goods and the military.

NanoMarkets believes that smart coatings will do especially well in markets – such as the military — where quality and performance, rather than price, shape purchasing decisions. Consumer markets where the customer is willing to pay a premium for functionality such as scratch resistance or enhanced energy efficiency will also be important.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/worldwide_smart_coatings_markets_2013_2020.

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth analysis of the demand for smart coatings including self-cleaning coatings, anti-corrosion coatings, self-healing coatings, self-dimming coatings, and a range of biomedical smart coatings. It examines the latest products, strategies and technical developments and the hurdles that these materials must overcome to achieve market acceptance.

The report contains granular forecasts of smart coatings shipments in volume and value terms, with breakouts by application and type of material. The report discusses the activities in the smart coating space of some of the leading specialty chemical firms and leading OEMs including 3M, Bayer, Corning, Dassault, Dow, DSM, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Fuji Heavy Industries, Honda, Nippon Steel, Nissan, NTT, Pilkington, PPG, Saint-Gobain, Sherwin-Williams, Sumitomo and Toyota. In addition, the report covers the activities of numerous innovative smaller firms and startups.

From the report:

Self-cleaning coatings are the largest segment of the smart coatings market; reaching $1.4 billion in 2018. Self-cleaning glass coatings are already in widespread use, but NanoMarkets believes there will be even more opportunities in this space because there is considerable room for improvement in the performance of existing products; additional functionality (anti-fog and anti-glare) can also be added. The fastest growing part of the self-cleaning coatings segment is for non-glass substrates such as aluminum siding, tile and textiles.

Smart anti-corrosion coatings are expected to reach $449 million by 2018, picking up revenues in extreme conditions where conventional paints do not add enough protection. NanoMarkets believes that an important future direction for this part of the smart coatings market will be multipurpose anti-corrosion coatings that address oxidation, wear and other factors. Up to now such multipurpose coatings have been available in limited quantities from small suppliers, but NanoMarkets expects these to become more widely available from the major giant specialty chemical companies.

NanoMarkets expects a dramatic shift in the markets for smart coatings in the next few years. Currently, almost 70 percent of the revenues for smart coatings come from the construction and automotive industry sectors. By 2020, NanoMarkets expects this number to have fallen to 37 percent and the energy sector emerging to account for 25 percent of all smart coatings sales. Much of this growth, NanoMarkets believes will come from sales of self-cleaning coatings for solar panels.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medicine, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart coatings business since 2011.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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