Global Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Materials Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Apr 2017
  • Pages: 70
  • SKU: IRTNTR11492

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This market research report identifies DuPont, Merck, Samsung SDI Chemicals and Electronics Materials, Sumitomo Chemical, and Universal Display as key vendors in the global organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials market. This report also presents a detailed analysis of the market by material (HTL/BTL/HBL, HIL, encapsulation, EML, substrate, and anode) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials market

Technavio’s market research report predicts that the global organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials market will post a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period. The increasing adoption of OLED in smartphones is one of the primary drivers for market growth. The rise in availability of low-cost smartphones has led to the growth of the market in developing countries. It has been observed that about 70% of world’s population owned a smartphone in 2016 and the market witnessed a shipment of more than a billion smartphones. Moreover, there is a rise in the penetration rates of OLEDs in key markets like China. Shipment rates of new players in the smartphone market such as OPPO and Vivo also witnessed impressive growth during 2016. With estimates showing that one in 10 smartphones shipped in the recent years included an OLED display, this increasing demand for smartphones will subsequently drive the market for OLED materials.

One of the latest trends that will gain traction in the global OLED materials market is the increased adoption of OLED in the automotive sector. Numerous applications such as dashboard displays, heads-up displays, internal lighting tail lights, and turn indicators utilize OLED displays and lighting systems in the automotive sector. Moreover, the growth of the OLED material market is also augmented by the rise in the use of OLED lighting panel systems in vehicles in the form of OLED-based front lighting systems like headlamps and day running lights.

Competitive analysis and key vendors

The global OLED materials market is characterized by the presence of well-diversified international, regional, and local vendors. The regional vendors are finding it hard to compete with the international players based on quality, technology, and price as they are widening their presence in the market. Moreover, the competition is likely to grow higher with a rise in product/service extensions, innovations in technology, and M&As.

Key vendors in the market are:

  • DuPont
  • Merck
  • Samsung SDI Chemicals and Electronics Materials
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Universal Display

Other prominent vendors include Doosan, The Dow Chemical Company, DUKSAN Hi-Metal, Hodagaya Chemical, Idemitsu Kosan, Konica Minolta, and LG Chem.

Segmentation by material and analysis of the OLED materials market

  • HIL
  • Encapsulation
  • EML
  • Substrate
  • Anode

Anodes are mostly used in indium oxide (ITO) which is transparent to visible light and has a high work function. According to this market research report, the anode segment dominated the OLED materials market during 2016 and will continue its dominance over the next four years as well.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the OLED materials market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geography, APAC led the global OLED materials market during 2016 and is anticipated to continue the dominion during the forecast period. The presence of key players in the region and fast -growing urbanization that leads to new technological advancements, will be the major factors driving the growth of this market segment. 

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global OLED materials market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global OLED materials market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global OLED materials market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global OLED materials market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global OLED materials market?

Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement.

OLED materials are more power efficient than LEDs and are used in both display and lighting applications. Due to its advantages, OLED is increasingly used to create digital displays in consumer electronics such as televisions, gaming consoles, and even smartphones. By aiming at helping clients gain a competitive edge and improve revenue shares, the global market research firm Technavio provides a comprehensive collection of industry research reports on the various aspects of the embedded systems sector. The market research reports from Technavio also provide information on the major vendors of the hardware and semiconductor industry including Analog Devices, Cree, Fujitsu Semiconductor, GE Lighting, Intel, OSRAM, Philips, Qualcomm Technologies, Samsung Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments.

To identify the industry’s growth prospects, research analysts at Technavio follow a mix of proven research techniques and consider factors such as the demand for various products across different geographical regions and market size. By taking into consideration  various parameters such as the shift in customer preferences and products offered by competitors across the global and regional markets, our upcoming market research report on OLED materials for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021 will help clients understand the constantly changing landscape for the embedded systems sector.

This upcoming report on OLED materials also considers the growth of similar markets such as OLED and microdisplays, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 15% and close to 24% during the period of 2016 to 2020. According to analysts, the increased adoption of OLED technology by automotive manufacturers for various applications such as in navigation dashboards, entertainment displays, and luminaires for interior lighting will drive the need for OLED materials. Based on client requirements, Technavio also offers to provide customized reports, which will help businesses enhance their market positions.

The upcoming industry research report for OLED materials also identifies and provides detailed information on all the key drivers, emerging trends, as well as the factors that currently challenge the growth of the embedded systems sector. It also presents insights into the changing market landscape and helps clients gain a realistic picture of the future direction of the hardware and semiconductor industry.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of  the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Introduction
  • Mechanism of OLED display units
  • Advantages of OLEDs
  • Limitations of OLEDs

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by material

  • Market overview

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Geographical segmentation
  • APAC
  • Americas
  • EMEA

PART 08: Key leading countries

  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Japan

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Increasing adoption of OLED in smartphones
  • High adoption in TVs and gaming devices
  • Growth of wireless devices
  • Growing demand for OLED panels

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Issues related to OLED material development and printing technology
  • Vulnerability to water damage
  • Limited life span of materials
  • Production cost of AMOLEDs

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Increased adoption in automotive sector
  • Increase in number of fabs
  • Increasing penetration of IoT
  • Increase in R&D spending

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • DuPont
  • Merck
  • Samsung SDI Chemicals and Electronic Materials
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Universal Display

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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