CES 2015: Quantum dot LCD TV market 'exploding'

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 09 January 2015

The growing demand for 4K/UltraHD and other high quality applications is set to see shipments of quantum dot-based LCD TVs ramp up over the next three years says analyst DisplaySearch.

quantum dot shipmentsIn its Quarterly TV Design and Features Report DisplaySearch calculates such shipments will grow from 1.3 million in 2015, after their first year of availability, to 18.7 million in 2018. Driving growth will the emergence of Ultra HD services throughout 2016 which will need TV sets commensurate with the services.

DisplaySearch regards quantum dot as part of the LCD industry's response to the challenge posed by OLED technology. "While LCD technology undisputedly dominates the TV scene, manufacturers continue to innovate, in order to bring additional value to consumers," said, Paul Gray, director of European research at DisplaySearch. "The launch of new 4K/Ultra HD services promises to foment another round of innovation, as content creators bring richer, deeper colours to their art." Curved screens, another popular feature in 2105 are though considered as offering limited opportunity for growth, as the market for this feature is predicted to peak at 8.2 million in 2016.