DisplayDaily: Beginning of the End for the Color Matrix Filter?

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DisplayDaily: Beginning of the End for the Color Matrix Filter?

Ken Werner, writing for DisplayDaily, breaks down Nanosys & DIC's recent announcement on ink jet printed Quantum Dots for color conversion devices:

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.

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Circuit Cellar: Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Makes Low-Cost Printing Displays a Reality

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Circuit Cellar: Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Makes Low-Cost Printing Displays a Reality

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.”

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AVS Forum: Nanosys and DIC Announce Inkjet-Printed Quantum-Dot Process

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AVS Forum: Nanosys and DIC Announce Inkjet-Printed Quantum-Dot Process

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."

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Vimeo adds Wide Color Gamut video upload capability

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Vimeo adds Wide Color Gamut video upload capability

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.

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IEEE Spectrum: Printing Quantum Dot Displays to be as Cheap as Printing a T-Shirt

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IEEE Spectrum: Printing Quantum Dot Displays to be as Cheap as Printing a T-Shirt

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.”

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Display Daily: Quantum Dot Display Technology Coming to LCD's Rescue

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Display Daily: Quantum Dot Display Technology Coming to LCD's Rescue

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."

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Printed Electronics Now: Quantum Dots Make Gains in the Display Market

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Printed Electronics Now: Quantum Dots Make Gains in the Display Market

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.”

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PC Professionale: ASUS Quantum Dot Monitor Ideal for Professionals

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PC Professionale: ASUS Quantum Dot Monitor Ideal for Professionals

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.  

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Great Deals on Quantum Dot TVs from pre-Black Friday through Cyber Monday

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Great Deals on Quantum Dot TVs from pre-Black Friday through Cyber Monday

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.

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Samsung's massive Quantum Dot Monitor named "Monitor of the Year" by Trusted Reviews

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Samsung's massive Quantum Dot Monitor named "Monitor of the Year" by Trusted Reviews

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.

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Electro Optics: Quantum Dots Enabling A New Era of Color

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Electro Optics: Quantum Dots Enabling A New Era of Color

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."

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Nanosys to Speak at The Economist Future of Materials Summit

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Nanosys to Speak at The Economist Future of Materials Summit

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...

 

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OLED shows Apparent Burn-in Issue in just 5 Weeks from RTings’ Comparison Test

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OLED shows Apparent Burn-in Issue in just 5 Weeks from RTings’ Comparison Test

During the end of August this year, RTings analysts have begun a burn-in test on 3 different TV panels. The tested subjects were the OLED LG B6, the VA Samsung KU6300 and the IPS LG UJ6300. It was a side by side comparison where the TV was playing a 5.5-hour loop for 20 hours a day with the RTings logo projected on the corners. As you can see on their pictures and test results, in just two weeks, the OLED LG B6 was already showing mild permanent image retention on some of the colors and by week five, the OLED's burn in issue has become apparent.

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Innovation accelerates as Quantum Dots seek to take over large displays – An interview with Nanosys

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Innovation accelerates as Quantum Dots seek to take over large displays – An interview with Nanosys

According to Yole's analysis adoption of Quantum Dot technology in displays is expected to increase "dramatically to more than 75 million units within the next 5 years"

Yole analysts recently spoke with Russell Kempt, Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Nanosys, the leading independent supplier of quantum dots, on new developments and future prospects at Nanosys as well as global industry trends.

Check out the full interview along with Yole's analysis at Yole's i-micronews site

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Quantum Dots can improve display efficiency by 75% in bright rooms according to DisplayMate

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Quantum Dots can improve display efficiency by 75% in bright rooms according to DisplayMate

Ray Soneira, the display expert behind DisplayMate, posted a piece on test results of Samsung's latest Quantum Dot TVs in real world ambient light. He found that Quantum Dots can help boost a display's power efficiency by 75% by maintaining color accuracy in bright ambient light with lower brightness:

"Since ambient light washes out the on-screen colors, the first step is to enlarge the Native Color Gamut of the display as much as possible. Quantum Dots, which is the technology used in the Samsung 65Q9 TV, can now further expand the Native Color Gamut very efficiently ...

A major advantage for using this advanced technology rather than the current brute force method of just increasing the Picture Brightness in ambient light is that it can produce the same vibrant on-screen colors in ambient light with 75 percent less display power up through 2,000 lux, which is very important for TV energy efficiency, and also very important for Smartphones because they depend on limited battery power."

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Yole Développement: Quantum Dot Displays Set to Lead Wide Colour Gamut TV Market

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Yole Développement: Quantum Dot Displays Set to Lead Wide Colour Gamut TV Market

According to Yole Développement, Quantum Dot TVs are set to dominate and lead the wide color gamut TV market. Driven by the availability of high volume QD production from Nanosys and it's extended supply chain, TV makers can rapidly adopt the benefits of Quantum Dots

"With the rapidly improving performance and decreasing cost of quantum dots, enhanced LCD displays will be able to take advantage of an upcoming window of limited production for organic LED (OLED) displays – the other main contender capable of delivering wide colour gamut and high dynamic range – and become widely adopted in mid-high range television displays, thus capturing the majority of the wide colour gamut TV market.

OLEDs require the building of entire new production facilities to incorporate into televisions, creating high cost and technology barriers that make it challenging for companies to enter OLED television panel production."

"With the rapidly improving performance and decreasing cost of quantum dots, enhanced LCD displays will be able to take advantage of an upcoming window of limited production for organic LED (OLED) displays – the other main contender capable of delivering wide colour gamut and high dynamic range – and become widely adopted in mid-high range television displays, thus capturing the majority of the wide colour gamut TV market.

OLEDs require the building of entire new production facilities to incorporate into televisions, creating high cost and technology barriers that make it challenging for companies to enter OLED television panel production."

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Forbes: QLED Not OLED Is The Future Of TV Technology

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Forbes: QLED Not OLED Is The Future Of TV Technology

Forbes contributor John Archer breaks down the numbers behind the current TV Tech War with help from veteran display analyst Ross Young

"Delving deeper into some of the reasons why DSCC sees OLED struggling so much over the next few years, the report states that OLED TV production techniques are lagging significantly behind QLED ones. QLED lines running to the so-called 10.5G specification are estimated to be as much as two years ahead of 10.5G OLED lines - a big deal when you consider that 10.5G lines are optimized for production of the 65-inch and 75-inch screens expected to become an increasingly key part of the TV market in the next few years."

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Samsung Introduces 88-inch QLED TV

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Samsung Introduces 88-inch QLED TV

Samsung introduced their new 88-inch QLED TV with Quantum Dots in it. The TV is targeted for the premium TV market and will cost 33 million won (US$29,424).

"Samsung said the quantum dot technology, which utilizes a film of semiconductor nanocrystals to boast far more vivid colors than liquid crystal displays (LCDs), is capable of enhancing viewers' experiences.

The tech giant also applied metalcoating to the quantum dot nanocrystals to develop what it calls "metal quantum dot" technology."

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