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OLED for Lighting 2012: How to Drive OLED to a $1.7B Market Opportunity by 2020

  • ID: 2367113
  • November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 283 Pages
  • Yole Développement


  • 3M
  • BASF
  • DuPont
  • Konica Minolta
  • NEDO
  • Polyera
  • MORE

How to Drive OLED to a $1.7B Market Opportunity by 2020


OLED revenue has been driven mainly by display applications (smartphones…) but the industry is now targeting the lighting market based on the technology specificities in terms of design (form factor) and efficiency. On this new battleground, OLED will have to compete with LED technology which has already paved the way with a revolution in Solid State Lighting (SSL) that has drawn attention away from OLED over the last 10 years. Added to that, the high cost of OLED technology will not make mass market penetration easier and current low efficacy could slow adoption.

OLEDs will develop slowly in the lighting market (Automotive and General lighting) and attract mainly niche applications (specialty and high-end lighting), differentiating through design possibilities. To access traditional market segments (commercial lighting, office lighting…), OLED technology will have to find a spark, as well as combine enough different niche markets to achieve the economies of scale that will decrease costs. In our estimation, this should be triggered by 2014 with READ MORE >

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  • 3M
  • BASF
  • DuPont
  • Konica Minolta
  • NEDO
  • Polyera
  • MORE

1. Abbreviations

2. Why this report?

3. General Introduction

4. Executive Summary

5. OLED Definition, Applications and Characteristics
- Introduction to OLEDs
- Applications and Market Segments of OLEDs
- The Ideal Lighting Source Features
- Why OLED for Lighting?
- OLED for Display vs. OLED for Lighting
- OLED Characteristics
- Comparison of OLED with Other Light Sources
- OLED Lighting Panels - Not Adapted for Retrofits
- Lighting Roadmap - To Higher Efficiency and New Designs with OLEDs

6. OLED Lighting Market
- Introduction
- Competition with LED Technology
- Automotive Lighting
- General Lighting
- Conclusion

7. OLED Lighting Industry
- Supply Chain
- M&A, Investments and Fund Raising in OLED Lighting
- Partnerships & Licensing Agreement
- Conclusion

8. OLED Structures and Materials
- Overview of the Structure of an OLED
- Different OLED Structures and Materials
- OLED Working Principle
- Bottom-Emitting, Top-Emitting and Transparent OLED
- Different Approaches to Obtain White OLEDs
- A Way to High Brightness - Tandem and p-i-n OLED
- OLED Organic Materials Classification
- OLED Layer Requirements and Materials Used
- Substrate
- Electrodes
- Anode
- Hole Injection Layer (HIL)
- Hole Transport Layer (HTL)
- Emissive Organic Materials
- Blocking Layer (BL)
- Electron Transport Layer (ETL)
- Electron Injection Layer (EIL)
- Cathode
- Encapsulation
- Light extraction
- Conclusion

9. OLED Manufacturing Technique
- Sheet-to-sheet vs. Roll-to-Roll Deposition
- Manufacturing in Vacuum or Under Inert Atmosphere
- Deposition Technique Must be Adapted to the Material Used
- Deposition Techniques: Dry vs. Wet
- Small-Molecules in Solution: Best of the Two Worlds?
- OLED Manufacturing Process Flow
- Dry Deposition Techniques
- Solution Processing Techniques
- Organic Material Deposition Techniques
- Cathode Deposition
- Patterning
- Encapsulation
- Testing & Sorting
- OLED Panel Size Scaling
- OLED Drive Electronics
- Overview of Manufacturing Techniques Used in OLED Panel Manufacturing
- Key Messages to Equipment Manufacturers
- Conclusion

10. OLED Manufacturing Cost
- OLED Manufacturing Cost as the Most Critical Barrier for OLED Lighting Market
- Roadmaps of Some OLED Players are Too Optimistic
- Introduction to OLED Lighting Panel Manufacturing Cost
- Assumptions on OLED Lighting Panel Manufacturing Cost
- OLED Lighting Panel Manufacturing Cost as of Q3 2012
- 2012 - 2020 OLED Lighting Panel Manufacturing Cost ($/m²)
- 2012 - 2020 OLED Lighting Panel Manufacturing Cost ($/klm)
- 2012 - 2020 OLED Lighting Panel Materials Cost ($/m²)
- How to Decrease the Manufacturing Cost?
- Milestones on the Way to the OLED Lighting Market
- Conclusion

11. OLED R&D Roadmaps and Players
- State-of-the-art of OLED Lighting
- History of OLED Lighting
- OLEDs for Lighting are Approaching Mass Production
- Challenges of OLED Lighting
- OLED Lighting Market Development Phases
- OLED Technology Cost Requirements Depend on the Application Sector
- Goals for OLED Performance set-up Accordingly to LED One
- OLED for Lighting Roadmap
- Main OLED R&D Axis - Different Approaches to Achieve Low OLED Cost
- Ways to Improve OLED Device Efficiency
- Who Provide Financing for OLED Lighting R&D Activities?
- OLED Lighting R&D Projects Around the World
- OLED Lighting Technology Development is (at least Partially) Driven by Other Markets
- Main OLED Lighting R&D Players
- Standards and Testing in Lighting
- Conclusion

12. General Conclusion

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