Quantum Dots Market

Quantum Dots Market

Quantum Dots Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Displays, Lasers, Solar Cells, Medical Devices, Photo Detectors/Sensors and Other Products), Material (Cadmium Based QD, Cadmium Free QD and Other Materials), Technology (Colloidal Synthesis, Fabrication and Other Technologies), End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23661

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $5.7 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $18.6 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Quantum Dots Market is accounted for $5.7 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 18.2% during the forecast period. A small crystal known as a quantum dot (QD) has the ability to move electrons. These semiconducting nanoparticles may produce a range of colors when exposed to UV radiation. These artificial semiconductor nanoparticles are employed in fluorescent biological markers, solar cells, and composite materials. Due to the vast range of attributes that artificial quantum dots can have depending on their form and substance, there is a growing market for QDs. The characteristics of a quantum dot are not only determined by its size but also by its shape, make-up, and structure, such as whether it is solid or hollow.

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Market Dynamics:


Demand for large and high-resolution monitors is rising

Consumers' preferences for immersive viewing experiences in TVs, monitors, and smartphones have led to a surge in demand for large-sized displays with high resolution and vibrant colors. Quantum dot technology offers a compelling solution by enhancing color accuracy, brightness, and energy efficiency, resulting in superior picture quality. The ability of quantum dots to produce a wide color gamut and improve color saturation makes them an attractive choice for manufacturers looking to meet the growing consumer demand for visually stunning and engaging displays across various electronic devices and applications.


Scarcity of rare earth materials

Quantum dots, especially those based on cadmium and indium, often rely on rare earth elements for their synthesis. These materials are limited in availability and are mainly concentrated in a few countries, leading to potential supply chain disruptions and price fluctuations. The scarcity of rare earth materials raises concerns about the long-term sustainability of quantum dot production and may hinder their widespread adoption. To address this challenge, researchers and companies are exploring alternative materials and developing cadmium-free quantum dots to reduce dependence on rare earth elements and ensure a stable supply in the market.


Demand for energy-efficient solutions

Quantum dots offer advantages in energy-efficient displays and lighting applications due to their ability to convert light more efficiently. Their narrow emission spectra enable precise color reproduction, reducing the need for energy-intensive color filters. Quantum dot displays consume less power while delivering superior color performance and brightness, making them appealing to environmentally conscious consumers and industries seeking to reduce energy consumption. As the global focus on sustainability and energy conservation grows, the adoption of quantum dots in energy-efficient displays and lighting solutions is expected to rise, driving market growth and innovation in the field.


Toxicity of cells in biological applications

While quantum dots offer unique properties for imaging and drug delivery in biological systems, some types of quantum dots may release toxic heavy metals like cadmium and lead. These toxic materials can potentially harm cells and tissues, raising concerns about their safe use in medical and biological applications. Researchers are actively working to develop cadmium-free and biocompatible quantum dots to mitigate these risks and ensure their safe integration into biological studies and medical treatments, addressing the challenges associated with toxicity and advancing the potential of quantum dots in the field of biomedicine.

Covid-19 Impact:

The Covid-19 pandemic had a minimal impact on the quantum dots market. In the initial stages, the market experienced disruptions in the supply chain, manufacturing, and logistics due to lockdowns and restrictions. However, the increased demand for consumer electronics, such as laptops, monitors, and TVs, during lockdowns drove the adoption of quantum dot displays for their enhanced viewing experience. Moreover, the rising awareness of the importance of energy-efficient lighting solutions to combat the pandemic's impact on energy resources further boosted the demand for quantum dots in lighting applications.

The cadmium free QD segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The cadmium free QD segment is expected to have a lucrative growth. Traditional QDs have toxic cadmium content, which is hazardous to the environment and human health. Similar optical features and high-performance traits are provided by cadmium-free QDs, which are frequently based on indium, zinc, or other elements, without the risky side effects. They are used in technologies including displays, lights, solar cells, and bio imaging to meet the rising need for ecologically friendly fixes. The use of cadmium-free QDs is anticipated to increase as a result of tightening laws on hazardous chemicals and a focus on green technology, which will stimulate innovation and market expansion in the quantum dot sector.

The light emitting diode (LED) segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The light emitting diode (LED) segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Quantum dots, when combined with LEDs, enhance color gamut and display capabilities, leading to improved image quality and energy efficiency in displays and lighting applications. LEDs are widely used in Quantum Dot displays, offering a high level of brightness and contrast while consuming less power. The integration of LEDs with Quantum dots technology has revolutionized the display industry, enabling the development of advanced, high-resolution, and energy-efficient displays for various consumer electronics and commercial applications.

Region with largest share:

During the forecast period, it is expected that the North American Quantum Dots market will continue to hold a majority of the market share. North America is a prominent player in the Quantum Dots Market, driven by its strong technological advancements and innovation in the electronics and display industries. The region's demand for energy-efficient and high-performance displays, coupled with the rising popularity of quantum dot technology, fuels market growth. Quantum dots are widely used in North America for enhancing color accuracy, brightness, and energy efficiency in displays, TVs, and monitors. Additionally, the region's focus on sustainable and eco-friendly technologies contributes to the adoption of quantum dots in lighting and photovoltaic applications.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The region's booming electronics industry, expanding consumer base, and increasing adoption of advanced display technologies drive the demand for quantum dots. Asian countries, including China, South Korea, Japan, and India, are leading manufacturers and consumers of consumer electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, and TVs, all of which benefit from quantum dot displays. Additionally, the region's growing focus on energy-efficient lighting solutions and advancements in healthcare applications using quantum dots further contribute to market growth.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Quantum Dots market include Nanosys Inc., Navillum Nanotechnologies, LG Display Co. Ltd, Ocean NanoTech, Merck Group, DuPont, Crystalplex Corporation, NN-Crystal US Corporation, Osram Licht, Nanoco Technologies, Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc., Quantum Materials Corporation, Nexxus Lighting, UbiQD Inc., QD Laser, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Sony Corporation.

Key Developments:

In June 2023, Premstaetten and ams-OSRAM introduced improved blue and green lasers based on a new generation of its diode emitter chip. The chip’s superior performance enables manufacturers to increase the value of laser modules and devices aimed at applications such as levelling and scanning.

In April 2023, Samsung Display signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ferrari to develop a display solution for implementation in Ferrari’s next-generation models.

In June 2022, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced to acquire CorEvitas, LLC (“CorEvitas”), a leading provider of regulatory-grade, real-world evidence for approved medical treatments and therapies.

Products Covered:
• Displays
• Lasers
• Solar Cells
• Medical Devices
• Photo Detectors/Sensors
• Light Emitting Diode (LED)
• Batteries and Energy Storage Systems
• Transistors
• Chips & Tags
• Other Products

Materials Covered:
• Cadmium Based QD
• Cadmium Free QD
• Other Materials

Technologies Covered:
• Colloidal Synthesis
• Fabrication
• Viral Assembly
• Electrochemical Assembly
• Bulk-Manufacturing

End Users Covered:
• Consumer
• Optoelectronics and Optical Components
• Renewable Energy
• Commercial
• Security & surveillance
• Healthcare
• Defense
• Telecommunications
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Technology Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Quantum Dots Market, By Product
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Displays
5.3 Lasers
5.4 Solar Cells
5.5 Medical Devices
5.6 Photo Detectors/Sensors
5.7 Light Emitting Diode (LED)
5.8 Batteries and Energy Storage Systems
5.9 Transistors
5.10 Chips & Tags
5.11 Other Products

6 Global Quantum Dots Market, By Material
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Cadmium Based QD
6.2.1 Cadmium Selenide (CdSe)
6.2.2 Cadmium Sulfide (CdS)
6.2.3 Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
6.3 Cadmium Free QD
6.3.1 Indium Arsenide (InAs)
6.3.2 Silicon (Si)
6.3.3 Graphene
6.3.4 Lead Sulfide
6.4 Other Materials

7 Global Quantum Dots Market, By Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Colloidal Synthesis
7.3 Fabrication
7.3.1 Lithography
7.3.2 Electron Beam Lithography
7.3.3 Soft Lithography
7.3.4 Stencil Lithography
7.3.5 Nanolithography
7.3.6 Photo Patternable Arrays
7.4 Viral Assembly
7.5 Electrochemical Assembly
7.6 Bulk-Manufacturing

8 Global Quantum Dots Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Consumer
8.3 Optoelectronics and Optical Components
8.4 Renewable Energy
8.5 Commercial
8.6 Security & surveillance
8.7 Healthcare
8.8 Defense
8.9 Telecommunications
8.10 Other End Users

9 Global Quantum Dots Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Nanosys Inc.
11.2 Navillum Nanotechnologies
11.3 LG Display Co. Ltd
11.4 Ocean NanoTech
11.5 Merck Group
11.6 DuPont
11.7 Crystalplex Corporation
11.8 NN-Crystal US Corporation
11.9 Osram Licht
11.10 Nanoco Technologies
11.11 Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
11.12 Quantum Materials Corporation
11.13 Nexxus Lighting
11.14 UbiQD Inc.
11.15 QD Laser
11.16 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
11.17 Sony Corporation

List of Tables
1 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Product (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Displays (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Lasers (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Solar Cells (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Medical Devices (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Photo Detectors/Sensors (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Light Emitting Diode (LED) (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Batteries and Energy Storage Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Transistors (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Chips & Tags (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Other Products (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Material (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Cadmium Based QD (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Cadmium Selenide (CdSe) (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Cadmium Free QD (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Indium Arsenide (InAs) (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Silicon (Si) (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Graphene (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Lead Sulfide (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Colloidal Synthesis (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Fabrication (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Lithography (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Electron Beam Lithography (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Soft Lithography (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Stencil Lithography (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Nanolithography (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Photo Patternable Arrays (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Viral Assembly (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Electrochemical Assembly (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Bulk-Manufacturing (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Consumer (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Optoelectronics and Optical Components (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Renewable Energy (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Commercial (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Security & surveillance (2021-2030) ($MN)
42 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2021-2030) ($MN)
43 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Defense (2021-2030) ($MN)
44 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Telecommunications (2021-2030) ($MN)
45 Global Quantum Dots Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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