Global Market for Organic Light Emitting Diodes to Reach Nearly $5.3 Billion 2016

Sept. 20, 2011
In a recent release, Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Technologies and Global Markets (SMC069B) from BCC Research, the global market for OLEDs will be worth more than $3 billion in 2011.

In a recent release, Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Technologies and Global Markets (SMC069B) from BCC Research, the global market for OLEDs will be worth more than $3 billion in 2011. That value is projected to reach nearly $5.3 billion in 2016, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6%.

The global OLED market can be broken down into two subsegments, displays and lighting. The displays segment, valued at $2.4 billion in 2011, is projected to reach $3.6 billion in 2016, yielding a CAGR of 8.3%. The lighting segment should be worth more than $600 million in 2011, and in 2016 should be valued at more than $1.6 billion, a CAGR of 21.9%.

Simply defined, organic light emitting diodes are thin film devices that consist of organic layers sandwiched between electrodes. The basic principle behind organic light emitting devices is electroluminescence; the material emits light in the presence of an electric current. OLED structure is different from the inorganic LED semiconductor approach, which allows for more attractive technological properties, including sharper contrast, reduced power consumption, color tunability, and screen flexibility.

Concerning displays, the rapid progress of mobile devices such as cell phones, PDAs, iPODs, and others has increased the demand for small, colorful screens. Less weight, a wider viewing angle, and lower power requirements all assisted in making a market for OLED displays. They provided full color, full-motion flat panels with a level of brightness and sharpness that filled the requirements.

Concerning lighting, technological advancements have offered another burgeoning market for OLEDs. Inorganic devices are already setting records for efficacies and brightness, and the organic models offer supplements and additions to this expansive field. OLEDs are poised to be the next generation of display and lighting technology, if fabrication costs can be lowered enough to mass-produce devices economically.

Sponsored Recommendations

TTI Transportation Resource Center

April 8, 2024
From sensors to vehicle electrification, from design to production, on-board and off-board a TTI Transportation Specialist will help you keep moving into the future. TTI has been...

Cornell Dubilier: Push EV Charging to Higher Productivity and Lower Recharge Times

April 8, 2024
Optimized for high efficiency power inverter/converter level 3 EV charging systems, CDE capacitors offer high capacitance values, low inductance (< 5 nH), high ripple current ...

TTI Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Line Card

April 8, 2024
Components for Infrastructure, Connectivity and On-board Systems TTI stocks the premier electrical components that hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturers and suppliers need...

Bourns: Automotive-Grade Components for the Rough Road Ahead

April 8, 2024
The electronics needed for transportation today is getting increasingly more demanding and sophisticated, requiring not only high quality components but those that interface well...

Comments

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Electronic Design, create an account today!