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."
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."
Come join Heejae Kim, Ph.D, Nanosys Marketing and Business Development Director at IMID 2017 on August 30, 2017, 9:00AM. The event will be held at Bexco, Busan, Korea. Dr. Kim's topic will be about patterning Quantum Dots for Color Conversion in High Resolution microLED Displays.
Michael Herh from Business Korea talks about Samsung's confidence in Quantum Dots' durability as they extend their warranty on the QLED series for burn ins to 10 years worldwide.
"Quantum dot-based QLED TVs are very durable and extremely unlikely to show burn-in." said a representative of Samsung Electronics. "With strong confidence in QLED TV's product performance, we are offering a 10-year warranty for our QLED TVs around the world."
Technologist Robert Heron and Patrick Norton from one of our favorite AV podcasts, AVexcel, stopped by our headquarters last week for an interview with Jeff Yurek, Nanosys Director of Marketing on the current state of Quantum Dots and where the technology is heading next.
Leading Chinese TV maker CEC Panda’s lastest flagship TV has just received the 2017 Innovative Product and Application Award at the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) in Shenzhen. The new 55” set is loaded with cutting-edge features including Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys and an IGZO backplane.
Technologist Robert Heron and Patrick Norton from our favorite podcast, AVexcel, talks about how Photo-Emissive Quantum Dots will improve and enhance LCD displays on episode 48.
Analyst Ken Werner takes a break from the BBQ to share a high-altitude snapshot of the display industry at mid-year for DisplayDaily. He see's OLED gaining ground in small displays such as smartphones and automotive screens but questions whether the technology will scale to larger formats in the face of continued LCD innovations like Quantum Dots:
"There is considerable growth in store for OLED displays in smart phones, other battery-operated devices, and automotive applications. But the growth in TVs may be considerably less than many analysts were predicting just two or three ago."
The annual CE Week TV Shootout is right around the corner. As a preview to that event Rob Scott at Dealerscope met up with display calibration expert Kevin Miller to talk TV tech trends. Quantum dots were part of the conversation of course:
"As far as a new innovative display technology is concerned, the next big development in LCD display technology is Photo Emissive LCD using Quantum Dots. The Blue backlight shines through the LCD panels to stimulate Red and Green Quantum Dots that then create the Red, Green, and Blue light, which eliminates color filters, and should improve off angle viewing, and dramatically increase energy efficiency... There is one very interesting display technology that companies like Nanosys are working on called Electro luminescent (Electro Emissive), which has great potential, because it will eliminate the LCD panels."
Come join Heejae Kim, Ph.D, Nanosys Marketing and Business Development Director at MicroLED Display TechDay in San Jose on June 27 at 5:15PM. Dr. Kim will discuss in detail the requirements for quantum dot color converters for micro-LED display and the current development status of quantum dots for this application.
Ray Shaw discusses how HDR can help PC and perphieral makers to differenciate their products on iTWire.
"Demand growth of HDR-capable monitors for gaming is especially robust as many games support HDR.... Starting this year, panel makers have additionally introduced solutions for their TV technology into their monitors. For example, higher end monitor panels have incorporated direct backlight with as many as 384 local dimming zones. Panel makers have also used QDEF (Quantum Dot Enhancement Film) to achieve wider colour gamut."
Chris Chinnock, founder and president of Insight Media, talks about the advancement of Nanosys Quantum Dots in the upcoming years.
"Alternatively, one can consider an ink printing process that is additive and more appropriate for direct-view displays. The key question here is can you define sub-pixel structures that meet the performance and manufacturing requirements? Here again, Nanosys, working with partners, claims to be solving this problem. In their back room, they showed images of 180 x 580 micron printed color filters with embedded quantum dots and a 5 micron thickness that is now very close to meeting manufacturer requirements."
David Savastano, writing for Printed Electronics Now, covers Nanosys' success and growth over the past few years and winning the Component of the Year at SID Display Week for the second time:
"With more than 300 issued or pending patents, Nanosys, Inc. is a key leader in the QD field. Founded in 2001, Nanosys is noted for its Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) technology, which appears in TVs, monitors, tablets and displays. The company operates the world’s largest quantum dot nanomaterials fab, with manufacturing capacity for more than 25 tons of quantum dot materials annually."
These new displays achieve 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and feature Quantum Dot tech developed by Nanosys. Stefan Etienne, writing for TechCrunch on the first impressions of the new displays from E3. :
Samsung is updating its curved gaming monitor lineup with a slew of new technologies. Coming in 27, 31.5 and 49-inch versions, they’re called the C27HG70, C32HG70 and C49HG90, respectively. They blend the best current monitor technologies, into a package that at first glance seems pretty ideal... everyone from enthusiast PC gamers, eSports professionals, to editors and video professionals could have a field day with this gear.
Sweta Dash, writing for DisplayDaily, breaks down all the latest display innovation found at last month's SID DisplayWeek show in Los Angeles. She highlights Nanosys' award winning Hyperion Quantum Dot materials as a key innovation for LCDs.
"In general, technology prototypes take years to be commercialized. Some products never even get a chance for mass production. But, in recent years, display application market growth-rates have been slowing down. The battle for survival and dominance between LCD and OLED technology has been heating up. Next generation product innovation has become a necessity for survival."