With the arrival of active matrix displays for cell phones, OLED materials makers have at last got a sizeable addressable market to chase after. Mass markets for OLED lighting may emerge for OLED lighting and OLED TVs in the 2013-2015 which will give another boost to the prospects for firms that make and license OLED materials.
Already, firms including Novaled and UDC are reporting very encouraging financial results.
The report notes that the OLED materials market has begun to see the first IP challenges. Because the current generation of OLED materials is extremely expensive, there is a strong incentive for firms to enter this market. As a result, NanoMarkets believes that there will be more IP challenges and a trend towards “reverse engineering.”
Although most OLED displays and lighting will use small molecules, the polymer OLED paradigm is still receiving strong support from Sumitomo and Novaled has backed a hybrid approach that combines the best of small molecules and OLEDs. NanoMarkets believes that polymer OLED materials will generate more than $255 million by 2016.
About the report:
This new report from NanoMarkets identifies the new business opportunities for OLED materials worldwide. It covers the core organic materials for both small molecule and polymer OLEDs as well as cathode, anode, encapsulation and substrate materials. The report also includes analysis of all the leading firms offering materials to the OLED industry including Agfa, BASF, Cheil Industries, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Hodogaya Chemical, Idemitsu Kosan, Nippon Steel Chemical, Novaled, PPG, Plextronics, Showa Denko, Sumitomo, Sun Fine Chem and UDC. In addition, the report contains a detailed eight-year forecast broken out by volume and value of material consumed and by all the major layers of the OLED stack
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. It provides regular and comprehensive industry analysis of the OLED material and lighting space and the firm is recognized as a leading source of expertise for both OLED materials and nanomaterials. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.
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