Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Hisashi Maruyama announces the launch of mass production and sales of quantum dot film, an optical technology that realizes a wider color gamut in liquid crystal display (LCD).
Since December 2015 Hitachi Chemical has accelerated the development of quantum dot film by introducing the technology of the leading quantum-dot company, Nanosys. This partnership has allowed us to combine Nanosys's quantum dot technology and Hitachi Chemical's strength in polymer science, thus enabling mass production and sales of quantum dot film in about one year after the start of development.
Chris Chinnock of DisplayDaily recently caught-up with Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove to learn about the company's CES plans:
To get a jump on our CES coverage, we decided to have a call with Jason Hartlove, CEO of quantum dot supplier, Nanosys, to learn more about their activities, what they will show at CES and their expectations for quantum dot development.
One of the key demos Nanosys will be showcasing in their suite in the Westgate will be a color volume demo...
Chris Chinnock, writing for DisplayDaily:
Samsung has not officially revealed any details about it TV plans for 2017, which they will unveil at CES. But a news story in the ET Times of Korea and some info from other sources suggests the company’s new TVs will offer some impressive gains. So impressive, I suspect their performance will be one of the hot topics of discussion at CES.
Quantum dot technology is now fueling a range of LCD displays, offering a WCG that can be larger than that offered by OLED displays and other LCD technologies. When coupled with HDR, quantum dot displays offer some of the best picture performance on the market.
Trevor Long, writing for Australia's EFTM Magazine calls the Hisense ULED TV with Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys the Best TV of 2016:
I’ve gone for the Hisense ULED for two reasons – their game has stepped up big time on picture quality, and their bang for your buck is unmatched.
Cute cartoon from Samsung tells the story of the billions of tiny Quantum Dots that "live" inside each SUHD TV and work hard to produce beautiful, accurate colors.
“Quantum dots are amazing materials with potential we are just beginning to explore,” noted Chris Chinnock, president and founder of Insight Media. “This white paper profiles the great opportunity that quantum dots offer in displays, especially as displays stretch their color capabilities to achieve the wide BT.2020 color gamut. But they can also be used in other applications ranging from solar cells, to lighting and bioimaging, so this is clearly a technology to be tracking.”
Click here to download the paper from InsightMedia's website: Quantum Dot White Paper
Joel Lee, writing for MakeUseOf.com
The closest competitors to the quantum dot display, at least in terms of picture quality, are plasma displays and OLED displays — and for the most part, quantum dot seems like it will be the winner...With quantum dots, we’ll finally be able to enjoy the features of OLED and plasma displays at LCD prices.
"Oh, my." "Wow!" "Whoa!." And at least one “That’s freakin’ awesome!”
Keep in mind, these aren’t high-school kids, but seasoned professional journalists. The combination of HDR's heightened contrast and dynamics and quantum-dot technology elicited the oohs and ahs, not just the extra pixels in the 3840 x 2160 display.
That's the response from a group of tech journalists reacting to the Quantum Dot-powered Samsung SUHD 9800's awesome HDR image quality according to reviewer Jon Jacobi. Continue reading at TechHive for a full break-down of this year's hottest HDR TV.
Part II – Electronic Design's Q&A round table on the state of the TV display industry continues this week with more discussion on Quantum Dots, OLEDs and more from industry experts.
Kim: What technologies have the potential to drive customers to replace their existing TVs?
Yurek: UHD with HDR is highly compelling. We see quantum dots as the key enabling technology for UHD. Quantum-dot TVs deliver a better experience with more of the features that consumers care most about, like high peak luminance and wide color gamut, at a much lower cost than the alternatives. This is because quantum-dot technology is able to leverage all of the existing LCD capex—more than $180 billion—without requiring any changes to the manufacturing process. This makes it very easy to deploy at mainstream scale, so we see quantum dots playing a significant role in UHD TV as the market takes off.
Consumers shopping for a new TV or mobile device today are faced with a wide array of display technology options. From curved vs flat to Quantum Dot vs LED vs OLED vs Micro LED... the choice is no longer as simple as LED vs Plasma.
Yong-Seog Kim, President, Society for Information Display, is trying to get to the bottom of this question. To do this, he's reached out to the top technology companies behind the latest, greatest display tech to ask them directly "what's the difference between all these new display technologies?"
A compilation of Dr. Kim's interviews has just been posted at Electronic Design and Nanosys is the featured representative for Quantum Dots.
Geoffrey Morrison, writing for CNET about the state of emissive display technology for TVs, highlighted the promise of printable, electroluminescent Quantum Dot technology to reduce manfuacturing costs and bring emissive displays to even more devices.
Down the road a little farther is the electroluminescent version of this technology. No LED backlight at all; just pixels made of quantum dots. These direct-view quantum dot displays, "QLED" if you will, should offer all the benefits of OLED at even cheaper prices. This is something Samsung is looking into, since they couldn't get OLED to work in large screen sizes.
Tim Moynihan at Wired just took an early look at the latest HDR TV from Hisense, the H10, calling it "a great TV for not a lot of money." The set features Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys, a huge number of dimming zones and HDR10 make it a bargain relative to other, similarly feature-rich TVs:
The flagship 70-inch H10 is a flat-screen (as in, not curved) 4K HDR set. The H10 boasts quantum-dot color enhancement and a full-array backlight system that ramps up to 1,000 nits of luminance. The 320 zones of local dimming (that’s a lot) keep contrast sharp.
Hisense is getting ready to launch it's biggest-ever TV's including a new flagship 70" HDR model featuring Nanosys Quantum Dot technology. According to Lee Neikirk of Reviewed.com, the new sets will be available early next year and retail for $3,499.
The 70-inch H10 is technically the company's flagship TV. Boasting 320 local dimming zones alongside quantum dot color and THX certification, it's Hisense's biggest challenger to the premium competition from brands like LG, Samsung, and Sony.
Daniel Cooper, writing for Engadget:
Samsung has announced a trio of high-end curved gaming monitors that brings its quantum dot technology to the masses. There are two devices, the CFG70, which is available in 24-and-27-inch sizes, as well as a super premium CF791 that packs a 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,400 display. The devices promise to create more immersive gaming experiences that look as good as they possibly could...
Samsung’s exhibition at IFA 2016 showcases how the company is working to redefine the consumer experience. One way is through its new range of Quantum dot SUHD televisions, which offer the ultimate in picture quality, brilliance and energy efficiency.
Nanosys, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of quantum dots and long-time partner of Samsung, has played an integral role in accelerating the development of nano-architected materials for these industry-leading displays.
President and CEO of Nanosys, Jason Hartlove, explained during an interview at IFA 2016 how quantum dots are changing the way we experience television.
DigitalTrends just posted an in-depth look at how Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys and Samsung is about to change the display industry.
Quantum dots are about to take on a new role, Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove told Digital Trends at the IFA 2016 tradeshow, after revolutionizing LCD TV technology. And it may put OLED TV squarely in Samsung’s cross-hairs.
To appreciate how Samsung’s promising new TV tech will work, however, we first need a primer on how quantum dots currently work in Samsung’s TV lineup...
Samsung reinforced its commitment to Quantum dot display technology at IFA 2016.
Samsung is the only company able to offer consumers cadmium-free Quantum Dot TVs – a point made by guest speaker, Jason Hartlove, President & CEO of Nanosys and one of the world’s top authorities on Quantum dot technology...
Unlike Plasma and OLED, Quantum Dot TVs do not suffer from burn-in reliability issues. It's great to see Samsung stand behind their products with a major new warranty like this
Good news, TV fans – Samsung has announced a mega 10-year ‘screen burn’ warranty for its entire range of 2016 SUHD Quantum dot TVs. Samsung Electronics has pledged to repair or exchange TV panels at “no cost to the owner” if any of its new SUHD Quantum dot TVs experience “screen burn-in effect” within the first 10 years after purchase, in what Samsung describes as an “industry-changing warranty”.