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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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.
Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.
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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.
Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators is based on an analysis of overall patent volume, patent-grant success rates, global reach and invention influence as evidenced by citations. For 2015, Thomson Reuters expanded the analysis with a closer examination of innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.
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.
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.
New report: "soaring demand for energy efficient displays" drives exceptional growth in Quantum Dots
Aided by the soaring demand for lighting applications and energy-efficient displays, the market for quantum dots is expected to register an exceptional CAGR of 53.8% during the period from 2013 to 2023 and reach a market value of US$8,246.8 million by the end of the forecast period.
"...quantum dots are the only way to meet the more stringent REC. 2020 color standard. My recent visit to Nanosys Inc., the company that produces the quantum dots for Samsung’s SUHD series, would bear that out. They’re near 90 percent of Rec.2020 and far north of the lesser NTSC."
TV displays in 2015 will constitute 52 percent of the wide-color-gamut market as measured by total display space, the company said. That percentage is forecast to rise to 86 percent in 2020.
Chinese TV brand Hisense, which will start selling Sharp-brand TVs for the U.S. market next year, is launching a line of sets under the moniker "ULED," targeting LG's OLED TVs as well as premium LCD sets from other brands.
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.
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.
TCL had one of the more impressive booths at IFA 2015. Their QLED2.0 TV demo, with QDEF technology from Nanosys and 3M, featured new DolbyVision content that was specially mastered to take advantage of all the extra color and brightness enabled by Quantum Dots.
Hisense, China's leading electronics brand and the world's 4th largest TV maker, launched an exciting new ULED TV in New York City today. The ground-breaking new 65" Class H10B features Quantum Dot Enhancement Film technology from Nanosys and 3M for a richer, more vivid and true-to-life picture.
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...
Today, 3M, Nanosys and AUO announced that AUO will commercialize quantum dot TV with 3M and Nanosys’ QDEF by end of this year. The impact of this news is dramatic, since AUO is a panel supplier, they could sell the QD TV panel to any TV brands. This will accelerate the QD TV’s penetration...
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...