Nanosys Introduces Hyperion™ Quantum Dots to Unlock Displays Meeting BT.2020 Color with High Brightness and Power Efficiency

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Nanosys Introduces Hyperion™ Quantum Dots to Unlock Displays Meeting BT.2020 Color with High Brightness and Power Efficiency

San Francisco, Calif., May 24, 2016 – Nanosys, Inc., today introduced Hyperion Quantum Dots, a new Quantum Dot material system that represents a significant development breakthrough in unlocking the market for displays meeting the BT.2020 UltraHD color standard. Hyperion Quantum Dots match the color performance of the industry’s best cadmium-based materials without requiring an exemption to the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. Hyperion Quantum Dots will be evaluated by select Nanosys QDEF manufacturing partners in the third quarter of 2016 with mass production of QDEF products using Hyperion Quantum Dots expected in early 2017.

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Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

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Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2016 -- Nanosys, Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF optical films for display applications. 

Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF to display manufacturers in mass production volumes during the 2nd half of 2016. This new supply of high quality and cost competitive QDEF will further accelerate the utilization of Quantum Dot technology in displays of all types, including UltraHD televisions, monitors and mobile devices.

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Nanosys Files Lawsuit against QD Vision for Patent Infringement

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Nanosys Files Lawsuit against QD Vision for Patent Infringement

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanosys, the leader in Quantum Dot technology being used to achieve the highest color gamut and greatly improved energy efficiency for displays, today announced the filing of a lawsuit against QD Vision for infringements of patents and other claims. The suit was filed as case number 3:16-cv-1957 in the United States District Court, Northern District of California on April 14, 2016.

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TCL Chooses Nanosys Quantum Dots for New Flagship Line of Premium UltraHD HDR Televisions

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TCL Chooses Nanosys Quantum Dots for New Flagship Line of Premium UltraHD HDR Televisions

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2016- TCL, one of the top three television makers in the world, chose Nanosys’ QDEF® Quantum Dot technology to bring the ultimate HDR experience to its new flagship Xclusive X1 of premium UltraHD televisions. Nanosys Quantum Dot technology makes High Dynamic Range (HDR) more dynamic by enabling TVs to reproduce pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nano-crystal technology. The X1 represents the third generation of Quantum Dot TV products from TCL since 2014.

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Nanosys Technology Enables UHD Alliance Premium Devices to Deliver a Full Ultra High Definition Viewing Experience

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Nanosys Technology Enables UHD Alliance Premium Devices to Deliver a Full Ultra High Definition Viewing Experience

Las Vegas, NV – January 5, 2016 – Nanosys Quantum Dot technology, the leading HDR display technology on the market today, will be featured in UHD Alliance (UHDA) ULTRA HD PREMIUM certified devices from top consumer electronics brands at CES 2016. Nanosys Quantum Dot technology makes High Dynamic Range (HDR) more dynamic by enabling TVs to reproduce pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nano-crystal technology.

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AUO Teams Up with Nanosys and 3M to Extend Eye-Catching Color to TV Brands

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AUO Teams Up with Nanosys and 3M to Extend Eye-Catching Color to TV Brands

AU Optronics Corp., Nanosys and 3M today announced a new technology alliance that offers television manufacturers around the world an all-in-one solution for incorporating the best components for visual quality into their products. The two companies’ integrated manufacturing allows TV brands to quickly bring vivid, true-to-life screens from the concept stage to store shelves. Known as AUO ALCD (Advanced LCD) technology which pairs 3M’s Quantum Dot Enhancement Film, made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys, Inc., with AUO’s backlight components, thus allowing an exceptionally wide color gamut and high dynamic range for UHD 4K TV panels up to 85 inches.

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Hisense Launches 4K ULED™ H10 Series Curved Smart TV - 65" Class

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Hisense Launches 4K ULED™ H10 Series Curved Smart TV - 65" Class

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2015 -- Hisense launched their Hisense 4K ULED H10 Series Curved Smart TV - 65" Class at an event held at the Edison Ballroom and hosted by NBC Sports commentator Leigh Diffey. ULED is a game-changing LCD display technology from the Chinese electronics company. 

During the presentation, Hisense made it clear that the ULED TVs were there to compete with the picture quality of OLED TV and SUHD® TV at a lower price...

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3M Announces Rec. 2020 Readiness at Display Week 2015

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3M Announces Rec. 2020 Readiness at Display Week 2015

3M Display Materials and Systems Division announced the company has developed technology solutions addressing the Rec. 2020 standard for color enhanced UHD displays at SID Display Week. In San Jose, Calif., 3M is showcasing flat panel displays of all sizes with up to 93.7 percent Rec. 2020 color gamut, one of the largest known color gamuts in any display, in an otherwise commercially available 4K LCD monitor.

“Rec. 2020 color performance was thought to be in the distant future, but with the addition of Quantum Dot technology and the 3M Quantum Dot Enhancement Film, this performance is available today,” said James Thielen, 3M Product Development Specialist and SID Display Week symposium speaker.

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Samsung Venture Investment Corporation completes follow-on investment in Nanosys

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Samsung Venture Investment Corporation completes follow-on investment in Nanosys

“Our investment in Nanosys is consistent with our strategy to work closely with established market leaders.” says Michael Pachos, Director at SVIC. “Nanosys is a technology leader and has built a significant business in the space. The company has demonstrated both a technical and business vision in driving adoption of their products and we look forward to contributing to the progress of Nanosys.”

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Nanosys First to Achieve EPA Approval for Mass Production of Quantum Dots

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Nanosys First to Achieve EPA Approval for Mass Production of Quantum Dots

Milpitas, CA, June 1, 2015 – Nanosys, the leader in Quantum Dot technology being used to achieve the highest color gamut and greatly improved energy efficiency for displays, today announced that it has become the first and only Quantum Dot manufacturer to complete the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Chemicals Program review process for its Quantum Dot materials and components.

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 Nanosys Receives Energy Efficiency Incentive from PG&E for Reduction in Power Consumption by Over 800,000 kWh Annually

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Nanosys Receives Energy Efficiency Incentive from PG&E for Reduction in Power Consumption by Over 800,000 kWh Annually

Savings equivalent to enough energy to power 41 homes annually and 376,000 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions avoided

Milpitas, CA, April 1, 2015– En­ergy efficiency is at the core of what we do at Nanosys from reducing the power needed by the displays in our favorite electronics with our Quantum Dot technology to the way we manufacture our products. We’re honored that PG&E is recognizing those efforts today with a $118,000 incentive as part of their Customer Energy Efficiency Program to lower energy costs and reduce emissions that cause global warming.

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Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Creates More Immersive, Energy Efficient Displays

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Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Creates More Immersive, Energy Efficient Displays

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2015 - Nanosys today announced that they have entered into a multi-year patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. pursuant under which Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. gains access to Nanosys industry-leading Quantum Dot patents covering a broad range of lighting and display products and technologies, including cadmium free quantum dots.

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Nanosys Appoints Noland Granberry As Chief Financial Officer

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Nanosys Appoints Noland Granberry As Chief Financial Officer

Granberry Joins Management Team as Company Leads Commercialization of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

Noland Granberry, Nanosys CFO

Milpitas, Calif., June 26, 2014 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced that Noland Granberry has joined the company’s executive team as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The hiring comes as Nanosys enters an era of rapid growth and product commercialization. Granberry joins Nanosys with 30 years of financial and operational leadership at technology companies ranging from pre-IPO start-ups to publicly traded companies, where he has gained experience in marketing, supply chain management, strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.

“Noland has demonstrated deft management of companies in all stages of development through transitions and periods of tremendous growth,” said Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys. “We are confident that Noland’s expertise and judgment will continue to grow Nanosys’ business and bridge commercial partnerships.”

“I’m excited to join Nanosys and as we expand the commercialization of our Quantum Dot technology,” said Granberry. “I look forward to working with the team to continue driving Nanosys’ leadership position in the display industry.”

Noland Granberry is responsible for leading and managing Nanosys’ worldwide accounting and financial reporting. Noland’s background in the financial and technology industry stretches across 30 years and includes experience in accounting, auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, financial forecasting, and tax planning and compliance.

Granberry joined Nanosys in June 2014 from Silicon Image where, as CFO, he led the company to strong revenue growth and profitability. Prior to Silicon Image, he served as the director of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at Xilinx, Inc. where he established and managed a successful compliance program. He also served as the senior director of finance at SanDisk Corporation where he was responsible for managing worldwide accounting and financial reporting activities. Other appointments include positions as corporate controller at IKOS Systems, Inc. and senior audit manager at Ernst & Young.

About Nanosys

Nanosys, Inc. is leading the development of quantum dot technology for displays. Since our founding in 2001, we have partnered with leading display makers in creating standout  tablets, TVs and smartphones that are thinner, lighter, brighter and more colorful than ever before. For more information, visit www.nanosysinc.com or follow @NanosysInc on Twitter

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ASUS Adopts 3M™ Color Enhancing Technology for ASUS ZENBOOK NX500 Notebook PC

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ASUS Adopts 3M™ Color Enhancing Technology for ASUS ZENBOOK NX500 Notebook PC

New ASUS ZENBOOK NX500 System Boasts 50% More Color than Current LCDs

St. Paul, Minn. (June 3, 2014) – 3M today announced that ASUS, a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor, will leverage the 3M™ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) for its new Asus NX500 Notebook PC. Specifically, ASUS’ latest mobile PC computing solution with 3M QDEF boasts 50 percent more color than current levels found in liquid crystal display (LCD)-based electronic devices, such as notebooks, while at the same time making these devices brighter and even more energy efficient than any other high color gamut solution. 

“Asus chose to incorporate 3M’s QDEF technology into our NX500 model because QDEF is one of the most energy efficient ways to bring high color gamut to mobile devices. Together with 3M’s technology, we have created a device with powerful computing capacity, a high quality display and energy efficiency to rival any device on the market,” said Asus Vice President & General Manager of NB BU, S.Y. Hsu.

Asus combines 3M’s QDEF technology with the latest ASUS hardware and software to produce the superior quality display of the NX500. The NX500 model from ASUS is designed to produce crisp, vivid and color-accurate images for both general and professional users, in a wide range of applications.

“Both consumers and device manufacturers are constantly seeking the latest features and technology enhancements for the next-wave of electronic gadgets and devices. 3M QDEF not only delivers more true to life colors, but also makes devices such as smart phones, tablets and televisions, lighter, brighter and more energy efficient,” noted Erik Jostes, business director, 3M Display Materials & Systems.   

Color performance of LCDs industry-wide has gone largely unchanged until now. 3M research data shows that devices with 3M QDEF-enabled wide color gamut will be noticeably different from other standard LCD devices and highly preferred by consumers worldwide. Industry experts agree that color is the next great opportunity for advancement and display quality.

“The quantum display market is expected to grow to $200 million by 2020, up from $10 million in 2013, according to the “Quantum Dot Display Technology & Market Report - 2014” report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). “By shipment volume, the market is forecast to expand to 87 million units by 2020 compared to 1.5 million units in 2013, which would equate to annual growth of 79% on average."

3M QDEF utilizes the light emitting properties of quantum dots to create an ideal backlight for LCDs, which is one of the most critical factors in the color and efficiency performance of LCDs. A quantum dot, which is 10,000 times narrower than a human hair, can be tuned to emit light at very precise wavelengths. This means display makers can create a highly-optimized backlight that only produces the exact wavelengths of red, green and blue light needed by an LCD for optimal color and energy performance. Trillions of these quantum dots protected by barrier film fit inside an LCD backlight unit. The new film replaces one already found inside LCD backlights, which means the manufacturing process requires no new equipment or process changes for the LCD manufacturer.

To learn more about 3M QDEF, visit: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/QDEF/

About Asus:

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

About 3M:
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M Media Contact:                                                      

Jacqueline O’Brien                        

SAVVY Public Relations                    

E-mail: Jacqueline@savvypublicrelations.net      

Asus Media Contact:      

Christine Yin

Phone: 925.336.9592                                                                     

E-mail: Christine_yin@asus.com

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Nanosys Announces LMS as Second Major Supplier of Quantum Dot Enhancement Films

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Nanosys Announces LMS as Second Major Supplier of Quantum Dot Enhancement Films

LMS to utilize Nanosys’ proprietary QDEF™ technology for its new Quantum Light Accumulation System (QLAS™)

San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2014 –  Nanosys, Inc. today announced LMS Co., Ltd., as the second major supplier of optical films based on its proprietary Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) light emitting technology. LMS, based in South Korea and one of the world’s leading producers of optical films for displays has been qualified by Nanosys to utilize QDEF technology for its Quantum Light Accumulation Sheet (QLAS). QLAS makes LCDs more vibrant and lifelike by improving brightness and color gamut by over 50%. A demonstration can be seen at the 2014 DisplayWeek this week in San Diego at the LMS booth (#335) and QLAS is now available to display manufacturers.

“Last year we announced the first QDEF display to rave reviews,” said Jason Hartlove, president and CEO, Nanosys, Inc. “Now, bringing on LMS as a second high quality supplier, enables our QDEF technology to be widely deployed across all product segments, ensuring availability to all customers.”

QDEF displays are brighter and use less energy than other high performance display technologies such as OLED. Each sheet of QLAS manufactured by LMS contains trillions of tiny Quantum Dots. The dots, produced by Nanosys, are tuned to create better color by changing their size during fabrication to emit light at just the right wavelengths. This makes perfectly accurate color with power-sipping energy efficiency possible– Quantum Dot displays are brighter, more efficient, and produce truly vibrant colors.

“By working closely with Nanosys to integrate their Quantum Dot technology into our Light Accumulation Films we’re now able to offer color and efficiency performance beyond the best OLEDs at just a fraction of the cost,” said Mr. Lah, CEO, LMS Co., Ltd. “This is something that our customers are very excited about.”

Both Nanosys, Inc., and LMS Co., Ltd. will attend Society of Information Display’s DisplayWeek, June 2-4, in San Diego, California. For more information: www.displayweek.org.

 

Note to Editors: Media interested in seeing the new Quantum Light Accumulation System (QLAS) firsthand during SID DisplayWeek should contact Jeff Yurek at +1.781.801.0029 or via e-mail jyurek@nanosysinc.com and Junseo Park at +82.31.376.2031 or via e-mail jspark@lmsglobal.com.

About Nanosys, Inc.

Nanosys, Inc. is leading the development of Quantum Dot technology for displays. Since our founding in 2001, we have partnered with leading display makers in creating standout tablets, TVs and smartphones that are thinner, lighter, brighter and more colorful than ever before. For more information, visit www.nanosysinc.com or follow @NanosysInc.

About LMS Co., Ltd.

LMS, Co., Ltd. is a No. 1 global supplier of core components & materials for displays. We have provided our customers and stockholders with the best values by focusing on our core capabilities in developing and producing materials for display and optical components through continuous challenge and passion for uncertain future. For more information, visit www.lmsglobal.com.

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Nanosys announces 2000kg quantum dot production milestone for high performance consumer displays

Nanosys Forklift

Sufficient material shipped to bring perfect color with high energy efficiency to millions of devices

Seoul, Korea, October 1, 2013 – Nanosys, enabling a new generation of perfect-color fidelity, energy-efficient displays with its quantum-dot technology, today announced that it has passed a major production milestone at its recently opened 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Milpitas, CA. The shipment of more than 2000kg of Nanosys Quantum Dot Concentrate™, used to make Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF™), represents a significant step forward in the adoption of quantum dot technology for displays.

Nanosys is demonstrating a 55-inch 4K TV utilizing QDEF technology at the IHS E&M Quantum Dot Seminar in Seoul, Korea this week. A drop-in optical component for LCDs, QDEF creates a richer, more lifelike color experience while consuming significantly less power. Based on a new generation of quantum dots from Nanosys, the 55-inch set on display in Korea achieves about 40% higher color gamut than commercially available white-LED based 4k televisions while reducing power consumption by more than 35%.

“QDEF is enabling LCD makers to really challenge the newest OLED technology,” said Jason Hartlove, President and CEO of Nanosys. “We are working with display makers to create a new, perfect color display experience that is more cost effective, efficient and reliable than anything else currently on the market. This is fundamentally changing the economics of high performance displays back in favor of LCD technology, and demand for QDEF has grown to the point that we’ve significantly expanded our manufacturing to keep up.”

Nanosys is working closely with supply chain partners to continue ramping deliveries as demand for QDEF from global display manufacturers increases.

3M and Nanosys to Bring More Color to Consumer Electronic Devices

3M and Nanosys to Bring More Color to Consumer Electronic Devices

ST. PAUL, Minn.--3M announced today it is in the final stages of scale-up for its new 3M™ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF). The new film allows up to 50 percent more color than current levels in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices. 3M has teamed with Nanosys, Inc., to produce the 3M QDEF solution specifically to deliver more color, and to make devices such as smart phones, tablets and televisions, lighter, brighter and more energy efficient.