First of all, we need to mention the quantum dot technology on the Zenbook’s display. This is an extremely unique feature on a laptop and even most 4K TVs don’t include this kind of drastic color augmenting innovation in their screens. This key trait of the Zenbook means the delivery of some excellent, rich dark tones and a more diverse than normal colore coverage with excellent accuracy and vibrancy. In fact, during testing, the Zenbook has delivered 100% sRGB color coverage and even manages 96% AdobeRGB coverage –stats that put it on par with some very high shelf professional 4K monitors for desktop PCs. This is an impressive achievement for a “mere” laptop to reach.
Samsung Electronics saw its share in the ultra high-definition (UHD) TV market in North America sit at 53.5 percent as of end-May in terms of sales, according to data from market researcher NPD. Another market researcher, GfK, puts Samsung's share in Europe at 50 percent.
Samsung's market dominance in the premium TV market, where competition is heating up especially in North America and Europe, comes from brisk sales of its recently launched quantum dot TV, also dubbed the SUHD TV, market observers said.
Samsung has been at the forefront of quantum dot TV production, with an aim to take the lead in the new display technology against global rivals.
The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Rec. 2020 standard for wide color gamut, which has been set as a target for next-generation 4K Ultra HDTV displays and is included in the recently published Ultra HD Blu-ray specification, may be achievable more quickly than many industry experts thought.
That was the assessment of quantum dot technology specialists from 3M’s Display Materials and Systems Division attending last week’s SID Display Week show. The company intended its statements and demonstrations at the show to contribute to a discussion on how to set guidelines for displays to qualify as Rec. 2020 complaint.
Resolution is just one component of image quality. Color depth and contrast ratio can be more important than the amount of pixels in a signal. 4K resolution, coupled with better control of the color gradient, provides a smoother-looking image.
Well that didn't take long. Back in June, Amazon announced plans to add High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its streaming service sometime this year. Now, the company is putting that plan into place.
The service has officially started streaming HDR to Prime members in the U.S. HDR allows video content to have more steps between the blackest black and the whitest white, which means you can capture high-contrast scenes, such as sunsets, starfields, street lamps and more, all with much greater realism. It also promises better colors and more distinct highlights.
If you thought limiting the perk to Prime members seemed exclusive, know that the image boost will only be available to Prime members with one of Samsung's SUHD TVs. It's available now through the smart TV's Amazon Video app.
Over the last six months TV supply chains have been talking up Quantum Dot (QD) TVs, stating that many TV vendors aim to release new units in 2015 to compete in the high-end TV segment in conjunction with Ultra HD and OLED. While there have been releases primarily by China-, Japan- and Korea-based vendors, supply chains still have low expectations for 2105 as vendors are still testing the market with various products and have yet to enter the busy TV purchasing season.
Shipment estimates for Ultra HD (4K) enhanced-color LCD TVs using QD technology in 2015 are 1.3 million while overall 4K TVs are expected to reach 40 million to represent approximately 20% of global TV shipments. Curved OLED TV shipments are expected to reach 800,00 in 2015.
Quantum dots are another new downconversion material. Measuring a few nanometers across, quantum dots have a size-dependent emission with a half width of only nanometers. Along with efficiencies that run 97 percent, such attributes make them useful in LEDs.
Nanosys Inc. of Milpitas, Calif., makes quantum dots, putting them into polymer films that can be dropped into the standard LED manufacturing flow. The company’s red- and green-emitting quantum dots improve LED efficiency, thanks to a full width half maximum under 30 nm. “That enables us to match the spectrum of the backlight to the color filters. That means we’re not spending any energy generating light that doesn’t go through,” said Jeff Yurek, product marketing manager.
Nanosys is honored to see our Quantum Dot Enhancement Film technology win it's fifth consecutive SID DisplayWeek award with another Best in Show for 2015. Take a tour of the award-winning booth led by Russell Kempt, Nanosys' VP of Sales and Marketing...
A new technology known as quantum dots brings within reach affordable, mass market production of 4K Ultra HD television sets that display purer colors and brighter pixels. But QD technology isn’t just for consumers.
“QD [quantum dot technology] permits an upgrade to LCD without huge investments in new panel fabs,” says Paul Gray an analyst with IHS, formerly DisplaySearch. That in turn means consumers are likely to be able to afford 4K Ultra HD sooner than later.
Quantum dot maker Nanosys will begin ramping up its production capability after receiving a favorable review of its manufacturing process for quantum dots from the Environmental Protection Agency, the company announced today.
Quantum dots currently are used in tablet and laptop computers around the world. The display technology is expected to play an important role in new UltraHD television displays.
DisplayWeek 2015 is here and it's going to be an exciting show for Nanosys' Quantum Dot display technology. There are a number of big product announcements, a new manufacturing milestone, an incredible rec.2020 color gamut demo and talks going on all week. Here's your guide to all the action:
mobilecupofjoe.com's Greg Morris explains Quantum Dots, the technology behind the latest trend in TV's:
It sounds like the name of a Bond movie, and it’s quite possible your next TV will use it. And after LG's big event to announce the G4, it's possible your next mobile phone will have it too. None the less, what exactly is a quantum dot, and why should you care about it?
The color gamut of LCDs is currently limited by the backlight. In today's LCDs, the dominant backlight technology is based on white LEDs, which are composed of blue LED chips combined with cerium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, a broadband yellow phosphor with low spectral weights at green and red wavelengths. To fabricate displays with a high color gamut using these white LEDs requires color filters with very narrow transmission bandwidths. As a result, the transmissivity of the liquid crystal panels is much reduced, leading to poor power efficiency.
We interviewed Nanosys Inc., one of the key developer and manufacturer of quantum dots for display, in order to share with us the evolution of the industry, the trends linked to the adoption of quantum dots and also what will happen in the next years.