Veritas et Visus founder Mark Fihn recently interviewed Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Sales and Marketing, for High Resolution newsletter. Their wide-ranging conversation covers everything from the history of Nanosys to Quantum Dot fundamentals to the future roadmap of our materials.
Veritas et Visus has generously agreed to allow us to reprint the interview in full here. Please click the link below to download a PDF copy.
Samsung Display recently interviewed Nanosys Senior Scientist Dr. Nahyoung Kim at the IMID/KES conferences in South Korea. Dr. Kim shares some updates on how Nanosys' next generation Quantum Dot technologies are enabling great 8K devices. Great CES preview!
A new paper from Nanosys in the latest issue of SID's InformationDisplay magazine breaks down the full roadmap for next-generation Quantum Dot technologies from QDEF to QDOG to QD-on-OLED to QDEL. Great pre-CES reading.
Join us at IDW in Japan on December 14 at 2:50pm. Our partner DIC will present an update on our collaboration on Heavy-metal free Quantum Dot Inkjet Printing for Color Conversion Devices in OLEDs, microLEDs and LCDs.
Printed Electronics Now's Dave Savastano recently caught up with Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Sales, for an update on Quantum Dot technology in the TV market:
“More than half of the premium TVs sold in the US over the last 12 months featured quantum dot technology from Nanosys,” said Russell Kempt, VP of sales and marketing for Nanosys. “As the costs of adopting quantum dots have come down it is now becoming possible for set-makers to waterfall the technology across their product lineups. As a result, we’re beginning to see quantum dot technology entering the mainstream market for TVs with several 65” TV products available below $1,500 by the end of this year.”
Consumers are finding great deals on Quantum Dot TVs this holiday season with 65” Quantum Dot TVs selling for less than 55” OLEDs at our local Costco.
Analyst Sweta Dash, writing for DisplayDaily on next generation TV trends, highlights Quantum Dot technology’s potential to disrupt and enhance several different display technology architectures.
Quantum Dot (QD) display technology has the potential to be a disruptive force to enable next generation LCD, MicroLED and OLED… With massive larger size LCD capacity coming, quantum dot can come to the rescue by providing ultra high brightness, super wide color gamut and differentiating product to boost TV replacement demand.
Since its release just over three months ago the Vizio P Series Quantum has racked up quite a few glowing reviews from critics. Reviewers have widely praised the set for its awesome image quality and great value enabled by Quantum Dot technology.
We chronicled highlights from several of those reviews in a post back in September (Hyperlink: http://www.nanosysinc.com/in-the-news-archive/2018/9/18/vizio-p-series-quantum-review-round-up) and there have been quite a few more since then. So, today we're back with a few more reviews of one of our favorite TVs of 2018:
On November 6th, DSCC will bring a group of the most influential speakers on the future of quantum dot technology and its market outlook lead by Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove. Quantum dots are unique in that they have the opportunity to become a significant part of the LCD, OLED and microLED markets as those technologies strive for improved color performance, higher brightness and in some cases lower costs. In addition, as quantum dot material performance improves, it has the potential to become its own emissive display technology.
Fifty high school students from Milpitas and Calaveras Hills high schools learned about career opportunities with local high tech manufacturers at the second annual Milpitas Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 5.
The event, co-sponsored by the City of Milpitas, Milpitas Unified School District, and Milpitas Economic Development Commission, is part of a community effort to increase awareness of the opportunities for good-paying jobs for young people in local manufacturing careers.
Two local firms—View Inc. (https://viewglass.com) that builds “smart windows” with dynamic glass, and Nanosys (http://www.nanosysinc.com/), a leading developer of quantum dot technology for electronic displays—opened their doors to students and other representatives from the Milpitas community.
IHS Markit sees robust growth continuing for large screens with consumers attracted to aggressive deals on larger 65” TVs. Advanced technologies like Quantum Dots are benefiting from this growth. IHS modeling shows Quantum Dot out-pacing OLED growth with a CAGR of over 37% and over 6.5 million QDTVs shipped in 2020.
In a news release, IHS analysts called out Quantum Dot technology’s transition to mainstream TV pricing as a key driver:
“The high-end prices of non-QD-equipped LCD TV models and the prices of the low end QD-equipped LCD TV models have moved closer together,” Gagnon said. “This extension of the quantum dot LCD TV lineup into more moderate price ranges effectively reduces the quantum dot premium to less than 100 percent at mid-range sizes, opening up the category to a larger addressable market of consumers.”
Industry analyst Ken Werner, writing for SID’s InformationDisplay magazine, highlighted Nanosys Quantum Dot technology leadership in a review of exciting emissive display technology from the 2018 DisplayWeek show in Los Angeles. According to Ken,
“If you buy a quantum-dot or QD-enhanced LCD TV, it will have quantum dots made by or licensed by Nanosys. There are other quantum-dot companies operating in this industry – but for some reason those dots don’t appear in products any of us buy.
In its booth, Nanosys showed technology demos that included one for ink-jetted QD matrices to replace the matrix color filters used in current LCDs. Another showed early- stage electroluminescent QDs.
Also shown in the booth, and new to me… the Vizio P Series Quantum TV with Nanosys’s Hyperion QD film and 192 full-array local dimming zones delivered an impressive image.”
Vizio's beautiful flagship Quantum Dot TV, the P-Series Quantum is on sale now at Costco for only $1,499.99. One of the most exciting TV products of 2018 is now available at a breakthrough price. We've rounded up some of the most notable excerpts from industry experts for the Vizio P-Series Quantum below.
You can now follow Nanosys on Apple News. All of our regular news updates and blog posts will now be available in the News app.
To add us to your feed, point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 9 or later to the following link: https://apple.news/TaQIvvWXhRpyMuaINUwxS2Q
Quantum Dot displays rocked TouchTaiwan 2018! We've pulled together a short walkthrough video with all the Nanosys highlights in case you missed this year's event.
This short recap video includes a walk-through of the show floor highlighting the latest Nanosys Cadmium Free tech from 8K TVs to HDR gaming monitors. Also features highlights from Nanosys GM for Greater China, Dr. ZhongSheng Luo's talk on next generation Quantum Dot displays.
Quantum Dots are changing the way displays are made. Today, this unique nanomaterial is perfecting LCD displays, enabling a new generation of brighter, more efficient televisions with lifelike colors. This has given LCD technology an important edge as it battles new TV display entrants such as WOLED. What’s next for this novel nanotechnology?
Join Dr. Ruiqing Ma at the OLED World Summit 2018 on September 19, 2018 at 10:00am to learn about the evolving use of Quantum Dots for OLEDs and micro-LED displays, and how they are being developed as emitter materials for future printable electroluminescent displays.
Chris Chinnock writing for DisplayDaily and taking some time during to think big about how changing power dynamics in the media are driving new innovation throughout the display ecosystem. He identifies "realism" as a key trend for display technologies.
"I don’t think there is much doubt that the key trend in display technology is going to be realism. That is, many applications will strive to create a visual and auditory experience that will be very close to what we would perceive as real... higher resolution (8K and beyond), wider dynamic range (to 10K nits), a bigger color gamut (BT 2020 and beyond) will all be pushed forward. It’s going to happen. These technologies will not plateau."
Nanosys Quantum Dot technology is a key enabler of improved "realism" with BT.2020 color gamut, high dynamic range and even resolution.
Robert Heron and Patrick Norton share their first impressions of the brand new Vizio P Series Quantum TV on their latest AVexcel podcast. The home theater experts found a lot to like with Quantum Dot color, 2000 nit peak luminance and 192 zones of full array local dimming.
Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2018 Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. announces the adoption of its quantum dot film with a wider color gamut of liquid crystal displays for the new quantum dot “P-Series Quantum 65” 4K televisions (to be released in July 2018) produced by the American TV manufacturer VIZIO, Inc. This quantum dot film is designed to reduce the environmental load in accordance with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.