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Nanosys Co Founder Paul Alivisatos wins National Medal of Science

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Nanosys Co Founder Paul Alivisatos wins National Medal of Science

The White House has announced that Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Nanosys co-founder, award-winning chemist and internationally recognized authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications, has won the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research.

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IDTechEx: "Demand for Quantum Dots will increase 20-fold over next decade"

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IDTechEx: "Demand for Quantum Dots will increase 20-fold over next decade"

Applications in display panels are now driving the sales of quantum dot materials. According to the IDTechEx forecast, demand for quantum dots will grow from less than 100 kg in 2015 to over 2 metric tons in 2026, which is more than a 20-fold increase. Components for LCD will remain the biggest market segment but other applications will emerge, such as quantum dot LED (QLED), photovoltaic, and sensors.

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Nanosys Partner Samsung Dominates 4K TV Market in 2015

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Nanosys Partner Samsung Dominates 4K TV Market in 2015

Parks Associates research finds that by mid-2015, more Samsung 4K TV sets were sold than any other brand. Samsung accounted for 28% of 4K TV purchases made within the last 12 months to U.S. broadband households.

The report finds that consumers heavily weigh advanced features beyond simply 4K resolution when purchasing UHD sets. Samsung's top-of-the-line SUHD TVs are strongly differentiated in the market with a rich suite of features including Nano crystal display technology, Wi Fi, SmartTV and high resolution audio.

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WSJ: "Finally a TV technology improvement that’s instantly obvious to the naked eye"

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WSJ: "Finally a TV technology improvement that’s instantly obvious to the naked eye"

The Wall Street Journal looks at TVs using Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys. 

TV’s next leap takes it closer to real life. It’s not 3-D, or more pixels. Instead, new screens can show the highs and lows that color reality: the reflection in an eye that’s 500 times brighter than the pupil next to it, the countless gradations in a head of hair. In many of these sets, the extra colors are made possible by awesomely named quantum dots, which emit more colors on an LCD screen.

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IDTechEx: Quantum Dots have potential to disrupt, market worth $11bn by 2026

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IDTechEx: Quantum Dots have potential to disrupt, market worth $11bn by 2026

Quantum dots have the potential to significantly disrupt the display industry. The new report forecasts that quantum dots will enables a market of devices and components worth over $11bn by 2026, with a large chunk of the revenues in display applications. Quantum dots have already made serious inroads in the industry; don't be surprised to find them in your next TV.

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Trusted Reviews: Hisense Quantum Dot-enhanced ULED TV delivers genuine picture quality

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Trusted Reviews: Hisense Quantum Dot-enhanced ULED TV delivers genuine picture quality

According to Hisense, its proprietary ULED – or Ultra LED – technology uses 3M’s latest Quantum Dot Enhancement Film technology to boost color response.

The screen really does seem to deliver genuine picture quality. In fact, Hisense was feeling so confident about ULED that it set up a head-to-head demo of its ULED TV running against a rival 4K OLED screen – and the results were intriguing to say the least.

 

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IHS: "TV brands aggressively promoting TVs using quantum dot"

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IHS: "TV brands aggressively promoting TVs using quantum dot"

With TV brands aggressively promoting TVs using quantum dot (QD) solutions, large panel producers as well as small- and medium-sized panel makers started to opt for wide color gamut display solutions. With this, the wide color gamut display market is expected to grow substantially from 2015. 

 

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HDTV Expert: Consumers want HDR & Wide Color, Nanosys QDEF benefits

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HDTV Expert: Consumers want HDR & Wide Color, Nanosys QDEF benefits

The direct-backlighting approach captured more than 60% of the market in 2014, according to TrendForce. Fundamental considerations strongly suggest that the penetration of direct backlighting will continue to grow, according to Nutmeg Consultants.

The movement toward direct backlighting and QDEF is illustrated by two press releases distributed by Nanosys in the last few days.

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Quantum Dots will be one of the hottest TV features of IFA 2015

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Quantum Dots will be one of the hottest TV features of IFA 2015

IFA 2015 kicks-off this Friday in Berlin and the biggest consumer electronics companies in the world are already busy promoting their big announcements for the upcoming holiday season. If you are not familiar with IFA, it’s a bit like the CES of Europe- a massive, weeklong show where all the biggest brands in the world show-off their latest gadgets- except bigger and longer standing (IFA was founded in the 1920’s to exhibit the hottest radios of the day).

Quantum Dots are sure to be one of the hottest TV technologies at IFA 2015. Here's your guide to the action...

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Forbes: Quantum Dot TV Tech Promises Next-Gen Picture Quality On The Cheap

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Forbes: Quantum Dot TV Tech Promises Next-Gen Picture Quality On The Cheap

Short for Ultra LED, ULED claims to combine wide colour gamut and High Dynamic Range-friendly high brightness technologies within a relatively traditional LED panel environment. The ULED sets employ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) technology from 3M to deliver on their colour promises, as well as proprietary Smart Peaking technology that supposedly boosts the TVs’ black-to-black response time as well as making the brightest parts of the image look brighter...

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