Optics.org on Nanosys' Component of the Year award at DisplayWeek 2017
During Display Week, quantum dot developer Nanosys received the Display Component of the Year award for its Hyperion Quantum Dot technology from the Society for Information Display. The award was presented on Wednesday, May 24th at 2017 Display Industry Awards (DIAs), during the expo.
Scott Wilkinson, writing for AVS Forum, highlights Nanosys announcements at DisplayWeek 2017 including next-generation Photo-Emissive display tech and the company's Component of the Year Award for Hyperion Quantum Dots:
One of the booths I visited this year was Nanosys, maker of quantum dots and QD films used by Samsung, Vizio, TCL, Hisense, and others in high-end LCD TVs. At CES last January, I wrote about the company’s plan to replace the tiny red and green color filters in LCD TVs with red and green quantum dots. Light from blue LEDs in the backlight stimulate the QDs to glow red or green, and the amount of light emitted by each subpixel is modulated by the LCD shutter associated with that subpixel.
Ken Werner, writing for DisplayDaily on his visit to the Nanosys booth at DisplayWeek
In their booth on the floor of the Society for Information Display's Display Week at the Los Angeles Convention Center yesterday, some of the folks at quantum-dot-maker Nanosys seemed almost giddy. Samsung's 2017 QLED TV sets, which use Nanosys-licensed QD technology, are a significant critical success, and the company's Hyperion QD technology, which was featured in the booth, is in TV sets from Hisense, TCL and others that should be on the market early next year at prices that should perhaps half that of Samsung's 2017 QLED sets...
Honorees Reflect The State Of The Art In Display Technology
The Society for Information Display (SID) today revealed the recipients of the 22nd annual Display Industry Awards, to be presented at the annual Display Week awards luncheon. This year's honorees – along with the Best-in-Show and I-Zone winners – will be recognized on Wednesday, May 24, at the Los Angeles Convention Center during Display Week 2017, which runs from May 21-26.
Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles is just two weeks away! As you plan your attendance be sure not to miss out on the latest Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys at events throughout the week and stop by our booth (#321) to see the latest demos in person.
Read on for a detailed list of Nanosys events at the show...
Pultizer-nominated business journalist Russ Banham has written up a fantastic, detailed look at the development of Quantum Dot technology for displays, from their discovery in the early 1980's to today's HDR TVs. His piece includes great interviews with Nanosys CEO, Jason Hartlove, and scientific co-founder Dr. Paul Alivisatos. The full article can be read at Forbes BrandVoice and is sponsored by Samsung. Here's a brief snippet:
As a testament to the growing prominence of quantum dot technology, Samsung at CES 2017 unveiled three QLED TVs — a new line of 4K displays based on quantum dots that the company developed in association with Nanosys.
For the past several years, Samsung has been the largest strategic investor in Nanosys and works closely with the California company on research and development...
“Having a TV in your home that can reproduce all of the colors you’d expect to see in a movie theater with a professional-quality projector is pretty amazing,” Hartlove said.
Brad Chacos, writing for PC World:
After teasing it at CES in January, Acer pulled back more of the curtain on one of the most badass, feature-filled PC monitors ever at the company’s Next@Acer event in New York on Thursday: the beastly Predator X27...
Acer’s loaded the Predator X27 with basically every feature you can ask for: 4K resolution, a blisteringly fast 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, 99 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, 178-degree viewing angles, Tobii eye-tracking, and bleeding-edge Quantum Dot enhancement film technology.
Mark Henninger, writing for AVS Forum:
The opening address of the Forum, given by CECC Vice Chairman Liu Yufeng, noted that about 3 million QLED TVs sold in 2017 and expectations are that number will double in 2017 to 6 million. Even more dramatically, there’s an expectation that sales of QLEDs will triple in 2018 and exceed 18 million units. Sounds to me like TCL and Hisense are gearing up to join the QLED party in a big way.
What's so special about Quantum Dot technology for displays? We've decided to put together an infographic to help the public understand the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.
If you've been looking for the best new HDR TV for your living room, you've probably found yourself clicking through jargon-filled reviews loaded with terms like "OLED," "Quantum Dot," "nits," "color gamut," and "high dynamic range" to name a few. Most consumers don't find themselves using these words every day so it can be tough to know which ones really make a difference to your TV watching experience.
While technical reviews are an important resource, we believe "seeing is believing" when it comes to the image quality.
With the ability to precisely tune and convert the spectrum of light, Quantum Dots are perfect for LCD displays. Now that Quantum Dot TVs are popping up on store shelves around the world, consumers are beginning to wonder what this new technology is all about.
Samsung's new 2017 QLED TV line-up is certified by the UHD Alliance (UHDA) as Ultra HD Premium. The new line-up includes the Samsung Q9, Q8 and Q7 models that all feature the Quantum Dot technology licensed by Nanosys.
Quantum Dot technology is helping to drive UltraHD TV adoption by enabling TV makers to create devices with a brighter, more colorful and lifelike image that exceeds the UltraHD Premium standard.
As the new Samsung QLED TV hits the market, TV buyers have been wondering, what the differences are between an OLED TV and a QLED TV?
Marc Saltzman from USA Today clears up the confusion with a detailed comparison between the 3 types of TVs on the market. He found the Quantum Dot technology in the latest QLEDs delivers fantastic contrast, color and reliability compared to sets based on OLED.
- "Quantum dot TVs can match the “infinite” contrast ratio of OLED, delivering exceptionally dark blacks and whiter whites, and offer higher brightness than OLED TVs."
- "These [QLED] TVs boast a wider, more true-to-life color palette – especially when it comes to reds, greens, and cyans – compared to OLED-based displays."
- Unlike OLED materials, quantum dots are inorganic, which translates to longer-lasting displays and don’t suffer from any “burn-in” (ghost image) issues, though LG has added technologies to mitigate this.
Come join Dr. ZhongSheng Luo, Nanosys' Director of Applications Engineering, at the 2017 Micro LEDforum on May 10, 2017, where he talks about the advancement of Quantum Dots converters and how it will impact the micro-LED display business.
Tim Moynihan, writing for Wired on the just-launched 2017 Samsung QLED TVs which feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys:
“The fact that [Quantum Dots are] brighter, more powerful, and much more focused allows you to add more layers without impacting the color volume or off-angle viewing,” says Louis Masses, director of communications at Samsung. “Normally, if you put another layer on the panel, it dims everything. You lose color, you lose brightness. But here, the brightness and the efficiency allows you to put on a layer that helps improve black levels.”
To be sure, the Q-Series panels I saw at CES earlier this year provided a richer, more vibrant, and more nuanced picture than their predecessors... More impressive, it provided greater detail and richer color at high brightness levels than the LG OLED next to it.
Samsung officially launched their 2017 Quantum Dot TVs this week. First shown at CES 2017, the new sets are being marketed as QLED TVs and feature Quantum Dot technology licensed from Nanosys. According to the Korea Herald:
Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday launched a new line-up of its high-tech televisions using quantum dot technology, as it seeks to strengthen its market share in the global premium TV market.
Quantum dot TVs offer better picture quality and cheaper manufacturing costs than organic light-emitting diode TVs.
At CES, Nanosys announced 25 new products across a host of brands...
Meanwhile, the company also discussed next generation quantum dot solutions, and even demonstrated a forthcoming quantum dot color filter replacement technology for the first time. Nanosys calls this color-filter approach “Photo-Emissive” quantum dots, and it’s poised to revolutionize future generations of LED LCD TVs by allowing existing quantum dot tech “to effectively double the efficiency of an LCD, bringing better benefits to not only LED LCD TVs but to OLED, WOLED or microLED displays as well.
Paul Thurrott highlights Samsung displays with Quantum Dot technology for both Best Display and Best Curved display in his CES 2017 review:
Samsung’s curved displays garnered a lot of attention in the company’s booth and for good reason: They’re absolutely stunning. Our favorite was the Samsung CF791 Quantum Dot Display, which features a 1,500R curvature and an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio in its 34-inch edgeless frame. It provides a resolution of 3440 x 1440, a 125 percent sRGB color space, a best-in-class 3000:1 contrast ratio with deep blacks and AMD Freesync for you gamers in the audience. It’s truly impressive.
Pete Putman of HDTV Expert.com highlights quantum dots among all the new display tech he found at CES 2017:
Hisense is into quantum dot technology and showed a full line of 4K HDR LCD TVs, driven by Nanosys QD science.
Steve Withers, writing for AVForums
Samsung emphasise colour volume on their new QLED HDR TVs. Two of the big selling points of Samsung's new QLED TVs are their increased peak brightness and wider colour gamut.
If you're not familiar with the idea of colour volume, it's a relatively straight forward concept....