Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is an emerging technology in the field of lighting. The future of OLED and its market implications will be determined by the breadth and depth of its application potential and its ability to open up a whole new world of opportunities. OLED lighting applications are poised to influence automotive, aerospace, high-end architectural lighting, and general lighting sectors.
It is interesting to note that automotive and aerospace may turn out to become attractive markets for OLED lighting. Though flexibility, light weight, low power consumption features may drive opportunities, cost is a key factor hindering adoption. The technology and innovation report focusses on capturing R&D initiatives related to materials, manufacturing, and luminaries.
Key questions addressed in the report:
1. What is the current status of OLED lighting technology?
2. What are the global trends related to R&D?
3. What are the R&D focus areas related to materials, manufacturing processes, and luminaries?
4. What are the challenges that hinder development and adoption?
5. What is the funding trend?
6. What are the key joints ventures propelling R&D?
7. What are the KPIs that govern R&D?
8. What is the R&D pipeline for OLED lighting?
Table of Contents
1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope1.2 Research Methodology1.3 Research Methodology Explained1.4 Key Findings – Significance, Key R&D Areas, and Applications1.5 Key Findings – Challenges, Industry Initiatives, and Global Scenario1.6 Key Questions for Strategy Planning2.0 OLED for Lighting – Techno-market Assessment2.1 Need for OLED Lighting Driven by Wide Surface Area, Sustainability, Flexibility, Thinness, and Enhanced Performance and Design2.2 Automotive and Architectural Lighting Are the Most Preferred Markets2.3 Flexibility Offered by OLED Lighting Opens Up New Product Development Opportunities2.4 Transparency, Color Tuning, and Uniform Mixing Are Few Benefits of OLED Lighting2.5 Cost a Prime Factor Influencing Adoption of OLED Lighting2.6 High Sensitivity to Voltage Change and Susceptibility to Micro Damage Hinder Adoption3.0 R&D Global Trends3.1 OLED Lighting R&D – Current Scenario, Industry Challenges, and Requirements4.0 R&D Focus Areas on Materials for OLED Lighting4.1 Substrate Materials Set the Foundation for OLED Lighting4.2 Electrode Materials in OLED Lighting Are Expected to Be Transparent4.3 Transport/Injection Layer Materials Are Required to Improve Emission Efficiency4.4 Electroluminescent Materials Can Provide High Luminescence in OLED lighting4.5 Encapsulation, Hole-blocking Layer, and Electron-blocking Layer Material Requirements in OLED Lighting5.0 R&D Focus Areas on Manufacturing Processes for OLED Lighting5.1 Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Will Be a Key Manufacturing Process Enabling the Scalability of OLED Lighting 5.2 OLED Lighting Manufacturing Techniques, Challenges and the Key Industry Requirements5.3 Light Extraction Techniques Enabling Cost-effective Light Extraction Capability in OLED Lighting5.4 Internal Extraction Technique Is the Key R&D Focus Area6.0 R&D Focus Areas on Luminaires for OLED Lighting6.1 Flexible Panels Would Encourage Development of Luminaires in OLED Lighting7.0 R&D Trends and Key Industry Initiatives 7.1 Research Orientation7.2 Development of Materials with Increased Output Efficiency and Performance Is a Key R&D Focus Area7.3 Materials Improving Efficiency of Light Output Is Another Key R&D Focus Area in the OLED Lighting Space7.4 Reduction of the Overall Manufacturing Cost is the Key R&D Focus in OLED Lighting7.5 Development of Flexible Panels for OLED Lighting Is Another Key R&D Focus Area 8.0 Business Related Challenges8.1 High Cost Associated with Manufacturing and Ownership Dampens the Prospects of OLED Lighting8.2 Growing Need for Innovative OLED Lighting Applications8.3 Challenges in Entering a Market Dominated by LED 8.4 Emerging Lighting Market Needs9.0 R&D Funding and Collaborative Research Initiatives9.1 Government Funding Geared towards OLED Lighting R&D Initiatives9.2 Funding Focused on Scalability and Acceleration of Commercialization Activities9.3 Consumer Electronics and Lighting Companies Invest to Increase Product Range and Gain Market Leadership9.4 Strategic Alliances and Collaborative Initiatives Fostering Commercial Development9.5 European Commission Supports Various R&D Projects in OLED Lighting 9.6 Various Companies Support R&D Initiatives on Implementing OLED Lighting for Aircraft and Automotive Applications 9.7 Research Institutes across the Globe Focus on Reducing the Cost and Improving the Efficiency of OLED Lighting9.8 Assessment of Funding, Partnerships/Alliances10.0 R&D Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)10.1 Technology Capability and the Environmental Sustainability of OLED Are Factors Driving Advancement in OLED Lighting10.2 Quality, Patent Strength, and Continuous Improvements Are Other KPIs11.0 Strategic R&D Pipeline and Insights11.1 Scalability and High Volume Production of Flexible OLED Lighting Are Key R&D Focus Areas11.2 OLED Lighting R&D Pipeline and Focus Areas11.3 OLED Lighting Can Lead to Development of Innovative Lighting Solutions11.4 Market Orientation Is the Key for Adoption12.0 Key Patents12.1 Patents Related to OLED Device and Its Properties12.2 Patents Related to Pixel Structure and Device 12.3 Key Patents Covering OLED Encapsulation Structure, Backlight System, Improved Light Extraction Efficiency12.4 Patent on Fabrication of Light Extraction Substrate13.0 Industry Contacts13.1 Industry ContactsLegal Disclaimer14.0 The Frost & Sullivan Story14.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story14.2 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career14.3 Global Perspective14.4 Industry Convergence14.5 360º Research Perspective 14.6 Implementation Excellence14.7 Our Blue Ocean Strategy