If I seem excited about quantum dots, it's because I am. This is a fascinating and cool technology that could radically improve the picture quality of TVs. Beyond Samsung, other TV manufacturers like TCL and Hisense sell quantum dot models now, and Sony, LG and others have sold them in the past. I expect the trend to continue in the future.
Nanosys will be on-hand with demos of our next-generation Quantum Dot materials from QDEF to QLED. Contact us to set up a time for a demonstration.
Chris Chinnock, writing for DisplayDaily, looks at how HDR is not only establishing itself in the TV market but now also the PC monitor market. Multiple technologies are coming together to make this happen. On the software side, emerging support for Nvidia's G-Sync HDR and AMD's FreeSync 2 technologies have helped to fix the problems of the poor support of HDR by Windows 10. At the same time, Quantum Dot technology is enabling a majority of HDR monitors on the market today to deliver a great experience with rich color and high brightness.
Stephan Jukic from 4K.com talks about how Nanosys Electro Luminescent Quantum Dots has to potential to crush OLED TVs and other devices.
"Nanosys calls this technology Electro Luminescent Quantum Dot display (ELQD) and it believes that their development will completely disrupt the current television display industry, in which OLED dominates as far as sheer advancement goes.
These new ELQD displays will in fact work a bit like OLED screens in that they won’t require a backlight of any kind but they’ll create a further advantage due to their superior color palette creation ability –to a degree even higher than that achievable by OLED. At the same time, because each QD subpixel inside such screens will be capable of individual activation/deactivation, ELQD screens will deliver the same perfect blacks, pixel-perfect local dimming and wide viewing angles as those achieved by OLED screens today. Another benefit of such pixel luminance efficiency would be lower overall power consumption, since relatively inefficient, broadly luminous LED backlights can (literally) be removed from the picture.
Applying inkjet printing (IJP) to OLED displays has turned out to be much more challenging than anticipated, in part because it has been hard to maintain a uniform concentration of material in the OLED emissive layer after the ink has dried. At IDW in Japan this week, Nanosys and DIC are presenting a paper that will outline approaches for resolving such IJP issues when applied to air-processable quantum dots. [...]
The Nanosys-DIC announcement is significant, and is likely to bear commercial fruit sooner rather than later.
Taiwanese tech magazine, Circuit Cellar, looks at how next-generation electroluminescent Quantum Dot technology can fulfill the promise of OLED:
[Translation] While OLED is still working to push their blues to the required level, quantum dot technology has already proven that it is a better luminescent material for this application. Unlike OLED, quantum dots can produce the required blue light without any physical limitations. Also, quantum dots are made of durable inorganic material to provide better stability under oxygen and water vapor. [...]
This technology may take up to three to five years to commercialize. Nanosys is currently working on reducing the cost and finding a way to make it compatible standard materials. To achieve this, Nanosys will not be using the standard semiconductor manufacturing process for this application and instead, they will be using inkjet-printing.”
Scott Wilkinson of AVSForum posted a great write-up this week on the news about Nanosys and DIC's breakthrough for inkjet-printed Quantum Dot color conversion devices:
"Color-filter replacement (CFR), also known as color conversion, offers many benefits. Among them is greater power efficiency, which translates to as much as 300% higher brightness. Other benefits include a wider color gamut and 180-degree viewing angle.
Inkjet-printed quantum dots will also hasten the development of electro-emissive QD displays, in which quantum-dot subpixels emit light directly under electrical stimulation—no backlight needed. This is still a few years away from commercialization, but the Nanosys/DIC announcement paves the way for this exciting development."
As more and more devices and display support HDR, consumers are looking for sources of content that deliver the full HDR experience with wide color gamut and deep contrast. Popular video sharing platform Vimeo has announced that it will be allowing all members to upload HDR videos to the platform and sell those videos through Vimeo On Demand or with a custom subscription-based model. Aside from HDR, Vimeo is also going to support 10-bit video and wide color gamut through the REC. 2020 support.
Jeff Yurek, Nanosys Director of Marketing, recently joined Comcast Bay Area's Advanced Broadcast Technology show to give a talk on Quantum Dots and metrology for wide color gamut displays. Why does Wide Color Gamut matter? Jeff analyses a mechanism of Color and the Human Visual System and talks about measuring color for displays.
The whole episode is now available on YouTube in case you missed it.
Nanosys executives caught up with IEEE Spectrum during the Economist's Future Materials Summit earlier this month for a conversation on the future of printed Quantum Dot displays:
“If we can get the cost of making a display down to $100 per square meter, which is basically the same cost as printing a high-reolution poster or printing a T-shirt, then displays could be everywhere,” said Russell Kempt, vice president of sales and marketing at Nanosys. “That’s our vision and we believe that the quantum dot material is the only material that has the opportunity to achieve this.”
Sweta Dash from DisplayDaily explains how Quantum Dots are enabling LCDs to match or even out perform competitors by providing higher peak brightness, wider color gamut and better image quality. These are all the crucial requirements for the best UltraHD HDR experience:
"After CCFL-based TV sets reached market maturity and growth slowed down, LED-based LCD TV created a growth cycle by boosting replacement demand. The winning formula was “good enough picture quality” with “competitive price”. It not only changed the TV market, it also spilled over to all other application markets such as monitor, notebook, industrial, medical and others and that strengthened the LCD technology and production base. Quantum dot technology has the same potential to enable LCD to create a growth cycle and drive replacement demand.
TV manufacturers are shifting to higher resolutions to offer better picture quality. But adoption of WCG and HDR with 4K resolutions really helped consumer to see the visual quality differences and experience it. Quantum dot enhanced backlight light in LCD TV takes it to the next level with an even wider range of colors and luminance."
Learn about the latest Quantum Dot technology with David Savastano at Printed Electronics Now as he interviews Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Sales and Marketing:
There has been a lot of discussions over the years about both flexible displays and the possibility of printing these displays. Leaders in the quantum dot field say that both of these scenarios are strong possibilities.
“Quantum dots can absolutely be deployed in flexible displays,” said Nanosys’ Kempt. “In fact, all of the research we are doing today for flexible displays relies on printing techniques. Nanosys is leading the way in the development of EL QD displays. We have already achieved better than 10% external quantum efficiency (EQE) for our blue cadmium free EL-QD emitter materials. This is a key milestone in the development of EL QD displays. For context, the best commercially available blue OLEDs are not much better. However, there is more work to do before EL QD displays are fully commercialized. We expect to see displays in the three- to five-year time frame.”
Michele Braga from PC Professionale talks about how the ASUS PA329Q is ideal for graphics professionals, photographers, color grading specialists, gamers and video editors. With Quantum Dots from Nanosys, these monitors are able to produce accurate colors and excellent image quality:
[TRANSLATION]: "A panel with Quantum Dot technology designed for professional graphics. This product from the ProArt line is a good choice for those looking for great color rendering to work on photos and videos.
November, is here and that can mean only one thing... lots of pumpkin pie and great deals on consumer electronics.
This year, there are some great deals on TVs featuring Nanosys Quantum Dot technology from pre-Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Some models, like Samsung's amazing new Q6 QLED TV, are on sale for under $1,000.
We've pulled together some of the best deals available online whether you're looking to buy before, during or after Black Friday. Check the links below for the best pricing on QDTVs this holiday season.
Samsung's ultra-wide 49-inch Quantum Dot Monitor, CHG90, was crowned the Monitor of the Year at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017. With the help of Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology, Samsung's CHG90 is able to provide vibrant colors and excellent image quality. According to Trusted Reviews:
This huge, ultra-wide 49-inch panel ticks practically every box for gamers, boasting a high-refresh-rate panel running at 144Hz, Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, and a curved design.
As display resolution reaches a point of diminishing returns display makers are turning their focus to wide color gamut and pixel quality as the next step for display development. Matthew Dale of ElectoOptics recently spoke with analyst Eric Virey of Yole Developpment and Nanosys' Jeff Yurek for an update on next generation materials technologies that are enabling a new era in color for displays:
"‘Quantum dots are able to achieve higher peak brightness, lower energy consumption, slightly wider colour gamut and better colour volume [than OLEDs] – the ability to render all the colours perfectly at any level of brightness,’ Virey explained.
This competitive performance, combined with minimal capital investment, an ease of implementation and an upcoming period of constrained manufacturing for OLED televisions, could lead to a dramatic increase in uptake of quantum dot LCD (QLCD/QLED) televisions worldwide in the near future. Yole expects quantum dot televisions to capture the lion’s share of the WCG market over the next five years."
Nanosys Quantum Dots are changing the way we make displays. The colorful light-emitting nanocrystals inside popular QLED televisions, are enabling new low-cost printing techniques that will make tomorrow’s ultra-thin, flexible displays possible.
Join Russell Kempt, Vice President of Nanosys at The Economist's Future Materials Summit in Luxembourg on November 14, 2017 to learn more about how Quantum Dots are shaping the future of display technology: https://events.economist.com/events-c...