NanoMarkets Issues New Report Examining Use of Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays

NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays.”

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Glen Allen, Virginia (September 25, 2013) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays.” In the report the firm states that quantum dots (QDs) will create significant opportunities for electronics manufacturers in the coming years through their ability to enable the creation of higher value intermediary products. Furthermore, the arrival of QDs will pose a significant threat to OLED displays and lighting.

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

About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials. Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate addressable markets in lighting and display applications and along what time horizon. We also examine the technology hurdles facing QDs broader adoption and how the industry will resolve them. The report also evaluates the potential of QDs vs. competing technologies and provides NanoMarkets opinions on how well QDs will fare.

The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the QD space with attention paid as to which are the companies to watch in the market. In addition, detailed and granular forecasts of QD shipments in volume and value terms and by application will be provided.

From the Report:
The value of quantum dot material will be less than $200 million in 2018 growing to $560 million by 2020. Yet there are immediate opportunities to create and sell higher value-added intermediary products using QDs. An example here is 3M’s Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) which is designed to make it easier for display makers to enhance existing backlighting units (BLUs) with QDs. There is also potential for distinguishing QD products at the material level by adding tunability or making them cadmium-free. High-performance blue QDs will also find a ready market.

TVs, cell phones and notebooks with QD-enhanced LCD displays are already being sold, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Sharp backing this technology. NanoMarkets expects that such products will clock up a healthy $10.5 billion at retail as early as 2016. While some big display firms are doing their own R&D, most are licensing the technology from startups such as QD Vision, Nanosys, Nano Photonica, and Nanoco Group.

Light-emitting QDs may eventually prove a serious challenge to OLEDs in the future. OLED displays are being promoted because of their excellent color and suitability for flexible displays; attributes that QDs can match. However, light-emitting QDs promise better power efficiency with the same level of color purity. In addition, QD emitters do not become burned out in the way that OLEDs do. Although, displays using emissive displays have not shipped yet, by 2018 they are expected to reach $7.3 billion at retail.

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 in the transparent conductor industry.

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

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Latest Report on Transparent Conductor Markets Sees $4.5 Billion Market in 2018

According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global market for transparent conductors will generate $4.5 billion (USD) in 2018.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (September 9, 2013) — According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global market for transparent conductors will generate $4.5 billion (USD) in 2018. This report, “Transparent Conductor Markets 2013” is the latest from NanoMarkets. It continues NanoMarkets’ coverage of the transparent conductor market, which dates back to 2007. Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductor_markets_2013.

From the Report:

In the new report, NanoMarkets’ notes that future revenue generation prospects for transparent conductors have declined because large OLED panels (lighting and TVs) have been slow to reach the market and also because of the devastation of the thin-film PV market by ultra-low-cost c-Si PV. NanoMarkets now expects the entire market for transparent conductors to grow at a reduced rate of around eight percent annually.

By contrast, non-ITO transparent conductors will enjoy almost 22 percent annual growth, reaching around $1.3 billion in revenues by 2018. NanoMarkets notes that in the past year there has been a lot of interest paid to silver nanowires and especially to metal meshes. On the other hand, carbon nanotubes seem to have made little commercial progress. And before any of these newer materials have really had a chance to take off, new transparent conductor materials based on graphene, copper and composites are being proposed and NanoMarkets wonders if there are just too many transparent conductor solutions right now and some may quickly drop by the wayside.

NanoMarkets also believes that while Microsoft’s enhanced support of touch in Windows 8 will increase the addressable market for transparent conductors used in touch sensors, this will be counteracted by new design directions for touch sensors which use fewer layers of transparent conductors. These trends will lead to the revenues from transparent conductors sold for touch modules reaching around $250 million by the end of the decade, but then decreasing.

About the Report:

This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how transparent conductor firms can best generate new business revenues in the in the display, solar panel and other sectors. This report also analyzes important developments on the transparent conductor materials front and it takes a peek at what the next generation of transparent conductors will look like and how these materials will extend addressable markets.

This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (square meters) and value terms. For each of the applications covered there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, nanowire-based transparent conductors, metal meshes and conducting polymers. There is also a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.).

Finally, the strategies of the leading transparent conductor firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments. Among the firms discussed in this report are 3M, Agfa, AimCore, Atmel, AvaTec, AVCT, Bluestone, Cambrios, Canatu, Carestream, CIT, Cima NanoTech, Corning, Daicell, Ferro, FujiFilm, Fujimori, GemTech, Geomatec, Graphene Square, Gunze, Heraeus, Indium Corporation, Kodak, LG, Linde, Lintec, Merck, Mitsui, Nagaoka Sangyou, Nippon Soda, Nitto Denko Nippon Mining & Metals, NSG, Oike, PolyIC, Saint-Gobain, SinAn SNP, Samsung, Sanyo, Shenzhen Laibao, Suzhou NanoGrid, South Glass, Sumitomo, Suzutora, SWENT, TECO, Teijin, Toray, Tosoh, Ulvac, Unidym and UniPixel.

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 in the transparent conductor industry.

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

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays” To Publication Schedule

NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule titled, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays” that will be release in late August of 2013.

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (August 9, 2013) — Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule titled, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays” that will be release in late August of 2013. Details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/market_opportunities_for_quantum_dots.

About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials. Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate addressable markets in lighting and display applications and along what time horizon. We also examine the technology hurdles facing QDs broader adoption and how the industry will resolve them. The report also evaluates the potential of QDs vs. competing technologies and provides NanoMarkets opinions on how well QDs will fare.

The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the QD space with attention paid as to which are the companies to watch in the market. In addition, detailed and granular forecasts of QD shipments in volume and value terms and by application will be provided.

Coverage Points:

Summary:

– Key Opportunities for Quantum Dots
– Display Backlighting
– Direct-Emission QD Displays
– QD Lighting
– Key Firms to Watch in QDs
– QD Lighting and Display Roadmap

Quantum Dot Technology Trends Impacting Lighting and Display Markets

– Important Performance Trends
– Color range
– Power consumption
– Lifetimes
– Materials Options and Long-Term Materials Trends for Commercial QD Products
– Alleviating a Shortage of QD Materials
– Lower-Cost Fabrication Approaches for QDs
– Regulation and the Environment
– Environmental Issues and Potential Toxicity of QDs
– Regulatory Hurdles

Applications for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays

– Display Applications for QDs
– Key Factors Promoting and Retarding the Use of QDs in Displays
– QD-enhanced LED display backlighting
– Complete replacement of LEDs in TV/monitor Backlighting
– Direct-Emission QD displays
– How will QDs compete with OLEDs in the Display Space
– QD Displays in the Mobile Display Space?
– Potential Use for QDs in Flexible Displays
– Lighting Applications for QDs
– Can QDs Make Lighting More Energy Efficient?
– Will QDs be Used in Smart Lighting to Enhance Mood, Health and Job Performance
– QDs in the LED Phosphor Sector
– How will QDs Compete with OLED Lighting?

Forecasts of Quantum Dots

– Pricing Assumptions
– Other Assumptions
– Alternative Scenarios
– Forecasts for QDs in Displays by Display Type
– QD-Backlit LCD Televisions
– Other QD-Backlit Displays
– Direct-Emission QD Displays
– Other Types of QD Displays
– Forecasts for QDs in Lighting by Lighting Type
– Energy-Efficient Lighting
– Mood-, Health- and Performance-Enhancing Lighting
– Other Types of Lighting

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces New Upcoming Report, “Transparent Conductor Markets: 2013” Due in Late August 2013

NanoMarkets today announced the addition of the report, “Transparent Conductor Markets 2013” to the firm’s publication schedule.

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (August 9, 2013) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of the report, “Transparent Conductor Markets 2013” to the firm’s publication schedule. The report is the latest from the firm that has established itself as the industry’s leading source of analysis and forecasting of the transparent conductor industry. Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/transparent_conductor_markets_2013.

About the Report:

The past year has seen major changes in the world of transparent conductors (TCs). Efforts by Intel and especially Microsoft to bring touch to every laptop have suggested new opportunities for non-ITO TCs. Meanwhile, the continued rapid growth in tablet computing can only be regarded as a positive sign for TCs.

On the other hand, new ways of producing both touch panels and displays suggest that display OEMs may be using less TC material in the future. At the same time flexible displays, OLED TVs and other applications that were supposed to generate major revenues for non-ITO TCs seem just as slow to develop as they did in 2012.

In this somewhat confusing phase of the development of TCs, NanoMarkets believes that this new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how TC firms can best generate new business revenues in the in the display, solar panel and other sectors. This report also analyzes important developments on the TC materials front and it takes a peek at what the next generation of transparent conductors will look like and how these materials will extend addressable markets.

This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (square meters) and value terms. For each of the applications covered there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, silver-based and cooper-based transparent conductors, other nanometallic transparent conductors and conductive polymers. And there is also a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.). Finally, the strategies of the leading TC firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments.

Coverage Points

Executive Summary
– Touch-Screen Markets in Chaos: Excellent Situation for Transparent Conductors
– Whatever Happened to Flexible Displays and Should We Care?
– Alternative Transparent Conductors in the LCD Space: Cracks in ITO?
– Transparent Conductors in Solar Panels after the Bubble
– The Fuss About Copper: Do We Need Yet Another Transparent Conductor?
– Eight Companies to Watch in Transparent Conductors in 2013-2014

Recent Technology Directions for Transparent Conductors
– Developments in the ITO Sector
– Update on the Indium Saga: The Real Implications
– Supply Chain Developments
– Printed ITO: Not Just for R&D Anymore?
– Prospects for ITO Film Markets
– The China Factor Updated
– Other Transparent Conducting Oxides: New R&D, New Uses
– Tin Oxide and its Variants
– Zinc Oxide and its Variants
– More TCOs for the Future?
– Are Other TCOs Really a Drop-In Replacement?
– Silver: Meshes, Grids and Inks
– Nanosilver Solutions: Cambrios and the Others
– Silver Grids Large and Small
– Suppliers and Strategies in Silver Transparent Conductors
– Recent and Future Manufacturing Improvements
– Copper, Unipixel and the Future of Transparent Conductors
– Conductive Polymers as Transparent Conductors: Recent Successes
– Technology Developments: New Polymers
– Key Suppliers and their Strategies
– Carbon Nanotubes as Transparent Conductors: If Not Now When?
– Technology Progress: Better Nanotubes, Better Inks
– Key Suppliers and their Strategies
– Current and Future Manufacturing Processes
– Graphene: Does it Stand a Chance in the Transparent Conductor Market?

Display- and Lighting-Related Markets for Transparent Conductors: Eight-Year Forecasts
– Conventional Liquid Crystal Displays: Stuck On ITO Forever?
– What It Will Take to Get Non-ITO Transparent Conductors into LCD Fabs?
– A Possible Roadmap for the Adoption of Non-ITO Transparent Conductors in the LCD Sector
– What If the LCD Display Sector Never Buy Non-ITO Transparent Conductors?
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductor Use in the LCD Display Industry
– Touch Screens Sensors: Everyone’s Favorite Opportunity
– Impact on Transparent Conductor Market Microsoft’s and Intel’s New Push for Touch Interfaces
– But the Shift to In-Cell/On-Cell May Hurt the Prospects for Transparent Conductors
– The Evolving Market for Transparent Conductors in ProCap and Resistive Displays
– Other Opportunities for Transparent Conductors in the Touch Sensor Segment
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the Touch-Screen Sensor Industry
– Transparent Conductors for the New OLED Market
– OLED Industry Progress in 2013 and 2014
– Special Requirements for Transparent Conductors in the OLED Sector: Large Panels and the Quest to Get Rid of ITO
– How OLEDs Potentially Shrink the TC Market
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the OLED Display and Lighting Market
– Flexible Displays: Mythology and Reality
– Technology Constraints and Transparent Conductor Choice in Flexible Displays
– Types of Flexible Displays and Likely Market Acceptance: Implications for Transparent Conductors
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the Flexible Display Market
– Other Opportunities for Transparent Conductors in Displays and Lighting
– E-Paper
– Plasma Displays
– Transparent Displays
– LED Lighting
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the Other Display and Lighting Markets

Solar Panel Markets for Transparent Conductors: Eight-Year Forecasts
– The Coming Renaissance for Thin-Film PV: Implications for the Transparent Conductor Business
– The Case of CIGS
– Transparent Conductors and BIPV
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the Thin-Film PV Market
– Organic PV and Dye Sensitized Cells: Still Opportunity for Transparent Conductor Suppliers
– Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent Conductors in the OPV/DSC Market

Windows and Other Markets for Transparent Conductors: Eight-Year Forecasts
– Applications for Transparent Conductors in Windows
– Smart Windows
– Anti-Static Applications
– IR/UV Protection
– Eight-Year Forecast of Transparent Conductors for Windows Applications
– Electronics/Semiconductor Industry Applications for Transparent Conductor Market
– Eight-Year Forecast of Transparent Conductors for Electronics/Semiconductor Industry
– Yet Other Markets for Transparent Conductors

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 in the transparent conductor industry.

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

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” To Publication Schedule

NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule titled, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” that will be release in late August of 2013.

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (August 9, 2013) — Industry Analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule titled, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” that will be release in late August of 2013. Details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/worldwide_medical_polymer_markets_2013_2020.

About the Report:
NanoMarkets believes that medical polymers represents a major opportunity in the medical materials market over the next few years. Several factors are leading to growth in this market. Perhaps the most obvious is the aging of the population in developed nations is expanding the addressable market for polymer implants. Many polymer implants are specifically intended to assist elder patients.

Opportunity in this market has also expanded because the latest technical developments in medical polymers can fine tune implant capabilities, enable better fits for implants, and increased biocompatibility. Polymer structures can also now substitute for cartilage or enable doctors to grow a patient’s tissue for transplants.

At the same time the new legal protections that followed the silicone breast implant debacle have considerably reduced the risk in the medical polymer space. And as a result of all of these factors, the medical polymer business has taken off, with the emergence of new start-ups and plenty of M&A activity.

With all that is happening in this space, NanoMarkets is publishing a report that identifies current and future opportunities in the medical polymers space and provides guidance on the technical and regulatory framework in which these opportunities are arising. As with all NanoMarkets reports in the medical materials field, this report includes a granular eight-year forecast and also profiles key suppliers and analyzes the complete supply chain for medical polymers. For the firms covered we discuss their strategies and needs along with their strengths and weaknesses. Finally, the report provides an analysis of the market for medical polymers in various important country-specific markets.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary
– Opportunities for the Medical Device Market
– Opportunities for the Plastics Industry
– Opportunities for the Healthcare Industry
– Firms and Strategies to Watch in the Medical Polymers Market
– Bayer
– Celanese
– Dow Chemical
– Dow Corning
– DSM
– DuPont
– Eastman Chemical
– Evonik
– Solvay
– Notable Startups

Commercial Trends in Medical Polymers

– Generic Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymers for Medical Applications
– Advantages of Polymers in Medical Applications
– Disadvantages of Polymers in Medical Applications
– Replacement of Metals with Polymers in Medical Devices
– Thermoplastics (PMMA, PLA, PGA, PP, PEEK, Polycarbonates)
– Uses in Medical Applications
– Main Suppliers
– Polyethylene
– Uses in Medical Applications
– Main Suppliers
– Polystyrene
– Uses in Medical Applications
– Main Suppliers
– Polyvinyl Chloride
– Uses in Medical Applications
– Main Suppliers
– Nylon
– Uses in Medical Applications
– Main Suppliers
– Role of Bio plastics in Medical Applications

Applications for Medical Polymers

– Medical Devices and Implants
– Current and Future Use of Polymers
– Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedic Implants
– Contact Lenses and Lens Implants
– Implantable Defibrillators and Related Devices
– Breast Implants
– Conductive Polymer Neural Implants
– Blood Filters
– Other Medical Devices Using Polymers
– Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Implants, by Polymer and Implant Type
– Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Non-Implantable Devices by Polymer and Device Type Diagnostic Systems
– Type of Polymers Used in Medical Diagnostic Systems
– Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Diagnostic Systems by Polymer and Device Type
– Laboratory and Surgical Accessories and Disposables
– Surgical Screws, Nails and Plates
– Catheters and Tubing
– Surgical Gloves
– Sutures and Shunts
– Eight-Year Forecast of Polymers in Diagnostic Systems by Polymer and Device Type

National Markets and Regulatory Factors
– Generic Policy Issues Raised by Polymer Medical Devices
– Safety Issues Related to Polymer Devices
– Problems of Waste Disposal and Management
– Healthcare Issues and Aging Populations

United States
– Medical Polymers and the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998
– Impact of “Obama care”
– Role and Impact of the FDA
– Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in the US
– Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in the US

Europe
– Role and Impact of European Commission and Other Regulatory Authorities in the EU
– National Regulations and Regulatory Agencies Impacting Medical Polymer Markets
– Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in Europe
– Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Europe

Japan
– National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Markets
– Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in Japan
– Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in Japan

China
– National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Markets
– Impact of Chinese Industrial Policy on Medical Polymer Markets
– Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in China
– Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in China

India
– National Laws and Regulations Impacting the Medical Polymer Markets
– Analysis of Market for Medical Polymers in India
– Eight-Year Forecast for Medical Polymers in India
– Other Notable National Markets for Medical Polymers

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net