Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Technologies and Global Markets


Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/04/2012 -- - Global shipments of OLEDs totaled $3.2 billion in 2011 and $4.9 billion in 2012. Total OLED shipment value is expected to reach $20.3 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.6%.
- Displays, the largest segment in terms of cost, accounted for $3.2 billion in 2011 and $4.9 billion in 2012 and should total $19.6 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 31.8%.
- Lighting accounted for negligibly small share in 2011 and 2012, and is expected to be worth $700 million in 2017.



This report is an update of an earlier (2011) BCC report on the global market for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), the goal of which is to analyze the latest developments in this rapidly developing market. Specific objectives include quantifying the market in 2012 and analyzing its growth potential in the years through 2017, with a focus on the two major market segments for OLEDs (electronic displays and solid-state lighting), as well as emerging markets such as sensors. Additional objectives include discussing recent technological developments and patent trends and analyzing the economic, political and legal/regulatory environment within which the OLED industry will continue to develop.


The study should be of interest to display manufacturers, component makers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), lighting manufacturers, construction companies, distributors and system integrators. It will also provide useful information to manufacturers of information systems, personal computers, tablet computers, televisions, lighting systems and other consumer electronic products, instrumentation, telecommunications equipment, appliances, transportation equipment, and medical devices. Finally, its contents should interest architects, builders and home designers.


The study analyzes the global market for OLED electronic displays and lighting devices through 2017, as well as the geographical breakdown of OLED production and consumption. The market for other emerging OLED applications, such as sensors, is also covered in less detail.

The study also includes the following major elements:
- Industry structure.
- Technology trends and patent analysis.
- Global economic environment.
- Government, industry and academic support.


Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC interviewed approximately 125 companies to obtain data for this study, including manufacturers of OLED displays and components, lighting devices, consumer products, communication systems, instrumentation, and transportation equipment. BCC also spoke with OLED users in a variety of industries and compiled data from current financial/trade information, such as trade publications and financial reports and government sources.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2011. With 2011 data (actual or estimated) as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2012 to 2017. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with BCC’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.

The methodologies and assumptions used to develop the market projections in this report are discussed at length in the detailed market estimates and projections for each OLED application. The report carefully documents data sources and assumptions. This way, readers can see how the market estimates were developed and, if they so desire, test the impact on the final numbers of changing assumptions such as price.


The original report on which this updated edition is based was prepared by Bob Moran. Mr. Moran has worked as a technology market analyst and technology writer for more than 20 years and is the author of numerous BCC Research reports. He has authored reports covering thin film deposition, photovoltaic solar technology, electronic gaming, magnetic and optical storage, surface modification of polymers, and other technology topics. He has also served as the editor of BCC Research publications, including Display Industry News and Micro and Nanotechnology.

The analyst responsible for updating the report is Andrew McWilliams, a partner in the Boston–based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel LLC. Mr. McWilliams is the author or co-author of many other BCC studies, including studies in related fields such as NAN031D Nanotechnology: A Realistic Market Assessment; NAN036B Nanotechnology for Photonics: Global Markets; AVM078A New Electronic Materials and Device Technologies: Global Markets; and SMC018D Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for Lighting Applications.

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Company Profiles
1. Add-Vision Inc.
2. Aixtron Ag
3. Auo Optronics
4. Basf Se
5. Cambridge Display Technology
6. Chimei Innolux
7. Corning Inc.
8. Dow Chemical Co.
9. E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
10. Eastman Kodak Co.
11. Emagin
12. General Electric Global Research
13. Japan Display Inc.
14. Hitachi High Technologies Corporation
15. Idemitsu Kosan
16. Irico Group Electronics Co. Ltd.'
17. L.G. Displa
18. Lumiotec
19. Merck Oled Materials Gmbh
20. Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd.
21. Novaled Ag
22. Osram Opto Semiconductor
23. Pioneer Corp.
24. Polyic Gmbh & Co.
25. Ritdisplay Company
26. Samsung Mobile Display Co. Ltd.
27. Seiko-Epson Corp.
28. Universal Display Corp.
29. Vitex Systems Inc.
30. Winstar Display Co. Ltd.

List Of Tables

Summary Table : Global Oled Shipments By Application, Through 2017
Table 1 : Major Oled Technologies
Table 2 : Key Applications And End Uses Of Oleds
Table 3 : Global Oled Shipments By Application, Through 2017
Table 4 : Oled Consumption By Region, 2011-2017
Table 5 : Key Companies Involved In The Oled Display And Lighting Industries, 2012
Table 6 : Research Facilities, Universities And Others Involved In Organic Leds, 2012
Table 7 : Global Oled Manufacturing Share By Region, 2011-2017
Table 8 : Estimated Market Leaders In Organic Led Technology For Displays And Lighting, 2011
Table 9 : International Electricity Price Comparisons, 2011
Table 10 : Mission Of The Flex Tech Alliance
Table 11 : Major Activities At Ptcoe
Table 12 : Key Goals Of European Display Efforts
Table 13 : Governing Board Members Of Epic
Table 14 : Mission Of The German Flat-Panel Display Forum
Table 15 : Goals Of The Singapore Institute Of Materials Research And Engineering
Table 16 : Interactive Pathways For Doe Research
Table 17 : Partners In Oled100.Eu
Table 18 : Typical Oled Display Layered Structure
Table 19 : Properties Of Transparent Oleds
Table 20 : Key Methods Of Fabication Oled Displays
Table 21 : Vertical Cross Section Of A Solution Processed Oled Device
Table 22 : Tft Lcd Versus An Active Matrix Oled Display
Table 23 : Oled Display Patents By Technical Category 2009-2012
Table 24 : Oled Patents By Company 2009-2012
Table 25 : Key Applications Of Oled Displays
Table 26 : Global Shipments Of Oled Displays By Type, Through 2017
Table 27 : Global Sales Of Oled Displays By End Use, Through 2017
Table 28 : Typical Structure Of An Oled Light
Table 29 : Basic Materials Used In Oled Lighting
Table 30 : Current Performance Of A Lumiblade Gl350oled Light
Table 31 : Typical Structure Of A Proposed Oled Flexible Light
Table 32 : Key Advantages Of Oled Lighting Fabrication Methods
Table 33 : Advantages Of Roll-To-Roll Fabrication
Table 34 : Visible Differences Between The Led And Oled
Table 35 : Efficiencies Of Current Lighting Systems
Table 36 : Oled Lighting Patents By Technical Category, 2009-2012
Table 37 : Oled Lighting Patents By Company, 2009-2012
Table 38 : Key Applications Of Oled Lighting Technology
Table 39 : Global Shipments Of Oled Lighting By Type, Through 2017

List Of Figures

Summary Figure : Global Oled Shipments By Application, 2011-2017
Figure 1 : Oled Display Consumption, 2011–2017
Figure 2 : Oled Manufacturing Share By Region, 2011–2017
Figure 3 : Estimated Market Leaders In The Organic Display And Lighting Industries, 2011
Figure 4 : Projected Oled Sales By End Use, 2011-2017

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