SOURCE: NanoMarkets


October 19, 2010 06:48 ET

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Addressing Transparent Conductor Markets in the OLED Industry

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule that provides a complete analysis of the new business opportunities available for the transparent conductor industry arising from the rapidly growing OLED market. The report titled, "Transparent Conductor Markets in the OLED Industry - 2011 and Beyond" will be released in early November of 2010 and continues the firm's industry leading coverage of advanced materials in emerging electronics markets. Additional details about the report are available on the NanoMarkets website at

NanoMarkets has issued reports in 2010 on transparent conductors including ITO and alternatives, conductive coatings, OLED lighting and OLED materials markets.

About the Report:

NanoMarkets has predicted that OLEDs will be one of the fastest-growing markets for transparent conductors because after years of OLEDs being confined to small passive matrix (PM) displays, this technology is now bursting out of its confines into lighting and especially into cell phone main displays, a now completely commercialized application. It now also seems that large active matrix (AM) OLED TVs will soon be priced competitively with LCD displays. 

These are game changing developments for the transparent conductor firms since these firms will have to change their products to meet the needs of OLED displays which differ from those of LCDs. Indium Tin Oxide, ITO, is not chemically well suited to OLED displays and the OLED industry has not made any large investments in or commitments to ITO. And, while OLEDs displays will expand the opportunities for ITO alternatives in the form of TCOs, conductive polymers and nanomaterials, OLED lighting will also present a significant market expansion for transparent conductors which have never been sold in large quantities into the lighting market before.

This report analyzes and discusses each of the competing forms of transparent conductors as they relate to OLED lighting and OLED displays, and also looks at the OLED lighting and OLED display markets to identify the unique needs of each class of devices in terms of transparent conductors. Which types of OLED product will continue to use ITO and which will move to alternative transparent conductors?

We also examine trends in manufacturing -- such as roll-to-roll processes and printing -- and include an eight-year forecast of transparent conductor markets for OLED lighting and display applications. This report will be essential reading for ITO suppliers and developers of other transparent conductors, as well as for executives in OLED lighting and display firms. 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in OLED lighting market research and analysis as well as transparent conductors. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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