OLED technology is quickly taking over the display market and are adopted today in smartphones, wearables, laptops and TVs, and in many other devices and applications. OLEDs deliver the best image quality and enable the production of efficient, thin, flexible and transparent displays.
Flexible OLEDs are being adopted by more and more device makers – as these displays offer design freedom in addition to being lighter and more durable than rigid glass-based displays. Phones with foldable OLEDs are already on the market and are expected to grow in popularity – and future rollable and stretchable OLEDs will enable new types of devices we cannot even imagine today!
The OLED display market grew rapidly in the last few years, and in 2021 it reached over $40 billion in revenues. The market is expected to continue its fast growth fueled by high demand for OLED displays for smartphones, IT devices, wearables and TVs. DSCC estimates that by 2026, over a billion OLED display will be produced annually which will drive OLED sales to reach over $60 billion.
OLED display revenues, 2020-2026 (source: DSCC, 2022)
The mobile OLED market is dominated by Samsung Display, who started producing AMOLED displays in 2007, but more and more display producers are rushing to join the OLED market – including LG Display, BOE, TianMa, Visionox, and JOLED. The OLED TV market is also growing, with revenues of over $7 billion expected in 2024. The major OLED TV panel producer is LG Display, but in 2021 Samsung start to produce TV panels as well, and it is likely that more makers will enter this market as demand for OLED TV panels is on the rise.
A rapidly growing OLED industry requires a significant amount of OLED materials. According to DSCC, OLED material sales generated over $1.6 billion in revenues in 2021, and is set to grow to almost $3 billion in 2026. The OLED market is always in need of more efficient emitter materials and manufacturers are starting to compete in the material market. Kyulux’s TADF and Hyperfluorescence™ technologies will enable OLED displays with superior image quality, higher efficiency and longer lifetimes.
OLED material revenues, 2021-2026 (source: DSCC, 2022)