Quantum Dot Market

Quantum Dot Market by Product (Display, Medical Devices, Solar Cells, Photodetector/ Sensors, Lasers, Lighting (LED), Batteries and Energy Storage, and Transistors), Material (Cadmium-Based, Cadmium-Free), Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025

Report Code: SE 3146 Mar, 2020, by marketsandmarkets.com

The global quantum dot market size is expected to grow from USD 3.5 billion in 2020 to USD 10.6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 24.6%. Increasing demand for quantum dot in display devices and advanced features of quantum dot are creating scope for the quantum dot industry.

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“Consumer to dominate the global quantum dot market during the forecast period.”

The consumer vertical is expected to continue to account for the largest share of the quantum dot market. Many consumer electronics companies have started utilizing the quantum dot technology in their products as this technology could improve displays performance dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy, and reduced power consumption.

In addition, the unique characteristics of quantum dot such as high brightness, pure color, and wavelength tenability enable display designers to customize a spectrum of light to maximize both the efficiency and color performance of any display for incredible new user experience. As a result, the consumer vertical is expected to hold a major share of the quantum dot market during the forecast period.

“Market for cadmium-free to grow at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2025.”

Cadmium-free quantum dot offer a safer and more sustainable option for manufacturers and consumers, giving them the color benefit associated with the technology without the risks associated with toxicity or potential regulatory limitations. Cadmium-free quantum dot also open up potential not just for displays, but for many more applications that include lighting solutions, solar cells, and biomedicine. As a result, the Cadmium-free quantum dot material segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.

“Display devices to dominate quantum dot market (In terms of size) during the forecast period.”

QLEDs have a narrow spectrum, high stability, which allows a considerable cost reduction; therefore, they are attractive for industrial manufacturers. With many advantages, quantum dot displays are considered as the next-generation display technology. Quantum dot are incorporated into a new generation of applications, including flat-panel TV screens, digital cameras, smartphones, gaming consoles, and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. LEDs with quantum dot luminophores sound promising in the development of next-generation displays, and owing to this, the display devices hold a major share of the quantum dot market.

“APAC quantum dot market to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period.”

The efforts made by display manufacturers to offer advanced technologies to enhance the customer’s viewing experience and increase profitability by lowering the operational cost is one of the major driving factors for the growth of the quantum dot market. The leading position of APAC can be attributed due to the presence of major display manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics (South Korea), TCL Corporation (China), and Sharp Corporation (Japan). The high demand for quantum dot by display manufacturers has resulted in the increased growth of quantum dot in APAC.

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Key Market Players

Key players in the global quantum dot market include Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Nanosys (US), Nanoco Group (UK), NN-Labs (US), Ocean NanoTech (US), Quantum Materials (US), OSRAM Licht (Germany), Avantama (Switzerland), Navillum Nanotechnologies (US), Crystalplex Corporation (US), RANOVUS (Canada), Innolume (Germany), QUANTUM SOLUTIONS (Saudi Arabia), NanoPhotonica (US), UbiQD (Mexico), Fraunhofer IAP (Germany), TCL (China), VIZIO (US), Hisense (US), and QD Lasers (Japan).

Nanosys is one of the leaders in developing and delivering Quantum Dot technology to the display industry. Nanosys offers Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) and Quantum Dot on Glass (QDOG) technologies, some of the key components of the Ultra High Definition (UHD) display revolution. It manufactures and sells the world’s leading performance, and lowest cost Quantum Dot nanomaterials. Quantum Dot technology is the future technology platform for all displays, including LCDs, OLEDs, micro LEDs, and printable electroluminescent displays. The company is one of the leading players in quantum dot technology. It focuses on providing technologically advanced products based on Quantum Dot. The company is focusing on continuous innovation in the Quantum Dot offering and has one of the largest quantum dot patent portfolios with more than 450 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company focuses on inorganic growth through partnerships and collaborations with original equipment manufacturers in different regions to increase its market presence in growing economies such as Germany, India, and China. This will help the company maximize its revenue by targeting latent opportunities in these markets.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Size Available for Years


Base Year Considered


Forecast Period


Forecast Units

USD Billion, USD Million, USD Thousand

Segments Covered

Product Type, Material, Vertical, Region

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW

Companies Covered

Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Nanosys (US), Nanoco Group (UK), NN-Labs (US), Ocean NanoTech (US), Quantum Materials (US), OSRAM Licht (Germany), Avantama (Switzerland), Navillum Nanotechnologies (US), Crystalplex Corporation (US), RANOVUS (Canada), Innolume (Germany), QUANTUM SOLUTIONS (Saudi Arabia), NanoPhotonica (US), UbiQD (Mexico), Fraunhofer IAP (Germany), TCL (China), VIZIO (US), Hisense (US), and QD Lasers (Japan)

Quantum Dot Market Segmentation:

In this report, the quantum dot market has been segmented into the following categories:

By Product Type:

  • Display
  • Others
    • Medical devices,
    • Solar cells,
    • Lasers,
    • Photodetectors/ sensors
    • Lighting (LED)
    • Batteries and energy storage
    • Transistors,
    • Others

By Material:

  • Cadmium-Based
  • Cadmium-Free

By Vertical:

  • Consumer
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Defense
  • Telecommunications.
  • Others

By Geography:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America

Key Developments

  • In January 2020, Samsung unveiled its latest lineup of QLED 8K and Lifestyle TVs ahead of CES 2020. The company introduced the Q950TS QLED 8K TV. It is the industry’s first 8K TV to combine a striking, ultra-thin form factor, premium 8K picture quality, and impressive surround-sound audio.
  • In August 2019, Nanosys signed a license agreement with Yissum, the technology transfer and research development company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for a worldwide patent portfolio related to quantum dot technology. Under the agreement, Yissum will grant Nanosys a sub-licensable, royalty-bearing license to its patented technology for quantum dot in the display, lighting, and healthcare applications.
  • In August 2019, Quantum Materials Corp. acquired assets of Capstan Platform, a developer of blockchain technology, to capture new market opportunities by bringing physical and digital platforms together.
  • In July 2019, Nanosys completed the expansion of its manufacturing facility for increasing the production of quantum dot. The expansion is likely to meet the growing demand from the display industry for the high-performance heavy metal-free quantum dot at the competitive price.
  • In April 2018, Nanoco Group signed a material development and supply agreement with a large, undisclosed US-listed corporation. Under this agreement, Nanoco is expected to scale-up and mass-produce novel nanoparticles for advanced electronic devices and supply them from its state-of-the-art production facility in Runcorn, UK.

Key questions addressed by the report:

  • What are the opportunities for quantum dot providers?
  • How much growth is expected from the display and other products, respectively, in the market?
  • Who are the major current and potential competitors in the market, and what are their top priorities, strategies, and developments?
  • What are the major end-use verticals of the quantum dot market?
  • What are the major growth strategies adopted by major players and growth trends in the quantum dot market?

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Table of Content

1. Introduction
     1.1. Study Objectives
     1.2. Definition
     1.3. Study Scope
            1.3.1. Markets Covered
            1.3.2. Years Considered
     1.4. Currency
     1.5. Limitations
     1.6. Stakeholders

2. Research Methodology
     2.1. Research Data
            2.1.1. Secondary Data
             Key data from Secondary sources
            2.1.2. Primary Data
             Key data from Primary sources
             Breakdown of primaries
     2.2. Market size estimation
            2.2.1. Bottom-Up Approach
            2.2.2. Top-Down Approach

3. Executive Summary

4. Premium Insights

5. Market Overview
     5.1. Introduction
     5.2. Market Dynamics
            5.2.1. Drivers
            5.2.2. Restraints
            5.2.3. Opportunities
            5.2.4. Challenges

6. Industry Trends
     6.1. Introduction
     6.2. Value Chain Analysis
     6.3. Key Industry Trends

7. Quantum Dots Processing Techniques
     7.1. Introduction
     7.2. Colloidal Synthesis
     7.3. Fabrication
            7.3.1. Lithography
             Electron beam Lithography
             Soft Lithography
             Stencil Lithography
             Photopatternable arrays
     7.4. Bio-molecular self-assembly
     7.5. Viral Assembly
     7.6. Electrochemical Assembly
     7.7. Bulk Manufacturing

8. Quantum Dots Market, by Product Type
     8.1. Introduction
     8.2. QD Display
            8.2.1. Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QCEF)
            8.2.2. Quantum Dot Color Filter (QDCF)
            8.2.3. True Quantum Dot
     8.3. QD Medical Devices
     8.4. QD Solar Cells
     8.5. QD Laser
     8.6. QD Photodetectors/QD Sensors
     8.7. QD Lighting(LED)
     8.8. Batteries and Energy Storage
     8.9. Transistor
     8.10. Others (QD Chips)

9. Quantum Dot Market, by Material
     9.1. Introduction
     9.2. Cadmium Based
            9.2.1. Cadmium Selenide
            9.2.2. Cadmium Sulfide
            9.2.3. Cadmium Telluride
     9.3. Cadmium-free
     9.4. Indium Arsenide
            9.4.1. Applications
     9.5. Silicon
     9.6. Graphene
     9.7. Lead Sulfide

10. Quantum Dots Market, by Verticals
       10.1. Introduction
       10.2. Consumer
               10.2.1. Augmented and Virtual Reality
               10.2.2. Photography
       10.3. Commercial
               10.3.1. Retail
               10.3.2. Corporate & Broadcast
               10.3.3. Hospitality
       10.4. Healthcare
               10.4.1. Biological Imaging
               10.4.2. Cellular Labeling
               10.4.3. DNA Labeling
               10.4.4. QD Based Cancer Diagnosis
       10.5. Defense
       10.6. Telecommunications
       10.7. Sports & Entertainment
       10.8. Transportation & Public Places
       10.9. Education
       10.10. Other Verticals
               10.10.1. Manufacturing
               10.10.2. Automotive
               10.10.3. Agriculture

11. Geographic Analysis
       11.1. Introduction
       11.2. North America 
               11.2.1. US
               11.2.2. Canada
               11.2.3. Mexico
       11.3. Europe
               11.3.1. UK
               11.3.2. Germany
               11.3.3. France
               11.3.4. Italy
               11.3.5. Spain
               11.3.6. Rest of Europe
       11.4. APAC
               11.4.1. China
               11.4.2. Japan
               11.4.3. South Korea
               11.4.4. India
               11.4.5. Rest of APAC
       11.5. RoW
               11.5.1. Middle East and Africa
               11.5.2. South America

12. Competitive Landscape
       12.1. Introduction
       12.2. Ranking Analysis of Key Players
       12.3. Competitive Leadership Mapping
               12.3.1. Visionary Leaders
               12.3.2. Dynamic Differentiators
               12.3.3. Innovators
               12.3.4. Emerging Companies
       12.4. Competitive Situation And Trends
               12.4.1. New Product Launch/Development
               12.4.2. Mergers & Acquisitions
               12.4.3. Partnerships/Agreements/Strategic Alliances/Collaborations

13. Company Profiles
(Business Overview, Products, Solutions, and Services Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View]*
       13.1. Introduction
               13.1.1. Key Players
               13.1.2. Samsung Electronics
               13.1.3. Nanosys
               13.1.4. Nanoco Group
               13.1.5. QD Laser
               13.1.6. NN-Labs
               13.1.7. Ocean Nano Tech.
               13.1.8. Quantum Material
               13.1.9. Nanophotonica
               13.1.10. OSRAM LICHT
       13.2. Other Key Players
               13.2.1. Crystalplex
               13.2.2. Navillium Nanotechnologies
               13.2.3. UbiQD
               13.2.4. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research(IAP))
               13.2.5. Quantum Solutions
               13.2.6. Ranovus
               13.2.7. Innolume
               13.2.8. Avantama
               13.2.9. TCL
               13.2.10. VIZIO
               13.2.11. Hisense

14. Appendix
       14.1. Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
       14.2. Marketsandmarkets Knowledge Store: Snapshot
       14.3. Related Reports
       14.4. Author Details

The study involved four major activities for estimating the size of the quantum dot market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, including its peer markets. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, market breakdown and data triangulation procedures were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources have been referred to for identifying and collecting information important for this study. Secondary sources include corporate filings (such as annual reports, press releases, investor presentations, and financial statements); trade, business, and professional associations; white papers, quantum dot-based marketing-related journals, certified publications, and articles from recognized authors; gold and silver standard websites; directories; and databases.

Secondary research has been conducted to obtain key information about the industry’s supply chain, market’s monetary chain, the total pool of key players, and market segmentation according to industry trends to the bottom-most level, geographic markets, and key developments from both market and technology oriented perspectives. The secondary data has been collected and analyzed to arrive at the overall quantum dot market size, which has further been validated by primary research.

Primary Research

In the primary research process, various primary sources from the supply and demand sides have been interviewed to obtain the qualitative and quantitative information relevant to this report. Primary sources from the supply side include key industry participants, subject matter experts (SMEs), C-level executives of key companies, and consultants from various key companies and organizations operating in the quantum dot market.

After the complete market engineering (including calculations for market statistics, market breakdown, market size estimations, market forecasting, and data triangulation), extensive primary research has been conducted to verify and validate the critical market numbers.

Primary research has also been conducted to identify segmentation types and key players, as well as to analyze the competitive landscape, key market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges), and major growth strategies adopted by market players. During market engineering, both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to estimate and forecast the market, including the overall quantum dot market segments and subsegments listed in this report. Extensive qualitative and quantitative analyses have been performed during the complete market engineering process to list the key information/insights throughout the report.

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Market Size Estimation

In the market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches, along with several data triangulation methods, have been used to estimate and validate the size of the overall market and other dependent submarkets listed in this report. Extensive qualitative and quantitative analyses have been performed during market engineering to list key information/insights.

Major players in the quantum dot market have been identified through secondary research, and their market ranking has been determined through primary and secondary research. This involved studying the annual and financial reports of top market players and interviews with industry experts (such as CEOs, vice presidents, directors, and marketing executives) for key insights—both quantitative and qualitative.

All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources. All possible parameters that affect the markets covered in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to obtain the final quantitative and qualitative data. This data has been consolidated and supplemented with detailed inputs and analysis from MarketsandMarkets and presented in this report.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall quantum dot market size through the process explained above, the total market has been split into several segments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all the segments, market breakdown and data triangulation procedures have been employed, wherever applicable. The data has been triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides. The market has also been validated using both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Study Objectives

  • To define and describe the quantum dot market, in terms of value, by product type, material, vertical, and geography
  • To forecast the quantum dot market, in terms of value, by region—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the market growth (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To identify the opportunities for various stakeholders such as quantum dot device manufacturers, component suppliers, and brand product manufacturers by identifying high-growth segments and emerging use cases of the quantum dot market
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets with regard to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the total market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market position in
    terms of ranking and core competencies, along with detailing the competitive landscape of the market
  • To analyze strategic approaches such as product launches, acquisitions, contracts, agreements, and partnerships in the quantum dot market

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