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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.

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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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VP Dynamics Labs Introduces First QDEF™ Powered 4K LCD TV/Monitor

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VP Dynamics Labs Introduces First QDEF™ Powered 4K LCD TV/Monitor

VPW 28” 4K Display With QDEF Technology from Nanosys and 3M Enables Wide Color Gamut, High Brightness and Eco-friendly 50% Power Savings  

San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2014 – VP Dynamics Labs (Mobile) Ltd., a leading provider of LCD display solutions, today announced the first Quantum Dot Enhancement Film powered 4K LCD monitor-- premium quality aSi display raises the bar with its low cost, highly saturated colors and ultra low power consumption. The VPW 28” display will redefine the entire 4K display market by bringing prices down to an affordable range while maximizing benefits for consumers as well as for manufacturers. A hands-on demonstration featuring fast-paced 4K gaming can be seen at the 2014 DisplayWeek this week in San Diego at the VP Dynamics booth (1137). VPW RGBW displays are expected to be available for retail purchase later this year.

Foxconn company VP Dynamics 4K QDEF LCD shown off at DisplayWeek 2014

“The VPW 28” 4K display builds upon VP Dynamic’s leadership in high performance displays,” said Vincent G. C. Phan, CEO at VP Dynamics Labs. “This combination of color gamut coverage, brightness, resolution and ultra low power consumption challenges directly OLED performance . It’s truly unprecedented and we're excited to show it off here at DisplayWeek.”

The VPW display utilizing four color primaries, RGBW, with additional white sub-pixels and the proprietary VPW virtual technology can achieve 4K ultra high definition (UHD) perceived image and video quality on TV and mobile displays with ultra low power. Furthermore, the addition of Quantum Dot Enhancement Film technology from Nanosys and 3M enables wide color gamut of 100% DCI-P3 while keeping the power consumption and manufacturing cost low.

The VPW 28” 4K display includes the following features:

  • 4K VPW RGBW QDEF Enhanced aSi IPS LCD, which provides superior screen performance, including wide viewing angles and lifelike flesh tones

  • 16:9 QDEF backlight technology + white sub-pixels on color filter improves power consumption by 50% compared to conventional backlights

  • 100% NTSC color gamut coverage for accurate lifelike color

  • 3840 x VPW x 2160 resolution for a total of 8,294,400 pixels

  • 600 cd/m2 brightness

  • 1,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, for detailed images and text

  • 120 Hz frame rate makes motion smooth

  • 10 bit color accuracy with 107.4 million discrete colors

  • RoHS compliance

Note to Editors: Media interested in seeing the VPW 28” 4K QDEF display first hand during SID DisplayWeek should contact:

Maggie Phan, Business Development, maggiephan@vp-dynamics.com, Tel: 852 – 2607 4238

About VP Dynamics

VP Dynamics Labs (mobile) Ltd, a member of Foxconn Technology Group, is a leading R&D house in Disruptive Technology and New Business Models around Visual Perception TechnologyTM. We are introducing our patented 4 primaries RGBW and virtual resolution technology to enable higher resolution, excellent brightness, super dynamic contrast at ultra low power for applications in 4k2k TVs, tablet and smartphones. For more information, visit www.vp-dynamics.com

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.

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 $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3M_OSD on Twitter. 

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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.

Nanosys expands U.S. manufacturing as demand for colorful, efficient quantum dot displays heats up

Nanosys expands U.S. manufacturing as demand for colorful, efficient quantum dot displays heats up

Milpitas, Calif., April 2, 2013 – Nanosys, enabling a new generation of high color fidelity, energy-efficient displays with its quantum-dot technology, today announced that it has expanded into a new, high-capacity production facility in Milpitas, California.

Nanosys’ new 60,000 square foot facility will produce over 1,000 kilograms of quantum dots per year- enough material to build more than five million 55” quantum dot televisions. As part of the expansion Nanosys expects to create more than 50 next-generation manufacturing jobs in the South Bay.

Nanosys Closes Sixth Funding Round: $15M New Investment to expand quantum dot manufacturing

Nanosys Closes Sixth Funding Round: $15M New Investment to expand quantum dot manufacturing

Palo Alto, Calif., November 26, 2012 – Nanosys Inc., an advanced materials architect, today closed a $15 million sixth round of funding. The company will use the new investment to expand its quantum dot manufacturing capabilities. Nanosys’ flagship quantum dot product is Quantum Dot Enhancement Film™ (QDEF), which vastly improves the color performance and efficiency of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs). “You’ve never seen anything like a quantum dot display,” said Jason Hartlove, President and CEO of Nanosys. “We are working with display makers to create a new high color gamut display experience that is cheaper, more efficient and more reliable than anything else currently on the market. The response from manufacturers so far has been great and demand for QDEF has grown to the point that we’ll need to expand manufacturing to keep up.”

Nanosys will expand its quantum dot manufacturing line more than tenfold in order to meet increasing demand. The expansion will make Nanosys the largest quantum dot manufacturer in the world.

Most current LCDs are only capable of displaying 35 percent or less of the visible color spectrum. This means the viewing experience on an LCD is limited and vastly different from what is seen in the real world, as colors are altered or left out altogether. Wide color gamut displays make the viewing experience on an electronic device much closer to the vibrant visual experience of real life. An LCD powered by QDEF can display 50 percent or more color than a standard LCD. QDEF also provides a significant energy efficiency advantage over other LCD backlight technologies.

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 the display. A quantum dot, which is 10,000 times narrower than a human hair, can be engineered to emit light at very precise wavelengths. QDEF relies on this unique ability to control the spectral output of a quantum dot to create an ideal white backlight specifically designed for LCDs. Trillions of custom engineered quantum dots are loaded into each sheet of QDEF, which fits inside an LCD backlight unit. The new film replaces one already found inside the LCD backlight, which means the manufacturing process requires no new equipment or process changes for the LCD manufacturer.

Nanosys and 3M to Bring Amazing Color to Consumer Electronic Displays

Nanosys and 3M to Bring Amazing Color to Consumer Electronic Displays

Companies to Develop Quantum Dot Technology for LCDs

Palo Alto, Calif., and St. Paul, Minn., June 6, 2012 – Nanosys Inc. and the Optical Systems Division of 3M Company are joining technologies to provide wide color gamut technology for consumer electronic displays, allowing Liquid Crystal Displays (“LCDs”) to display 50 percent more color.

3M and Nanosys will work together to commercialize Nanosys’ Quantum Dot Enhancement Film™ (“QDEF”) technology. QDEF is a drop-in film that LCD manufacturers can integrate with existing production processes.  It utilizes the light emitting properties of quantum dots to create an ideal backlight for LCDs -- one of the most critical factors in the color and efficiency performance of LCDs.

Commercialization of High-Capacity Electric Vehicle Battery Materials by Nanosys Approved for by DOE in $11 Million Program

Funds to Help Create EV Batteries with 300 Mile Range at Less Than $250/kWh

Palo Alto, Calif., August 11, 2011 – Nanosys, Inc., an advanced materials architect, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded it funds to refine and bring to scale its SiNANOdeTM materials for the automotive market. These innovations will enable Electric Vehicles (EVs) to travel 300 miles on a single charge. In addition to the primary DOE award of $4.8 million, approximately $6 million will be spent, through sub-awards and matches by the DOE and Nanosys, in the development and commercialization of advanced material technologies and manufacturing in the United States.

“We are honored the DOE has selected Nanosys for this grant,” said Jason Hartlove, president and CEO of Nanosys. “The future of a clean energy economy depends on increased adoption of electric and hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles. Until such vehicles are able to achieve substantial operating range on a single charge with the economics of combustion vehicles, acceptance will be limited to early adopters. The commercialization of architected material solutions like SiNANOde provide the breakthroughs needed to progress on the path to achieving those goals.”

The grant is a part of the DOE’s larger mission to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies through targeted programs aimed at increasing vehicle efficiency. DOE’s comprehensive approach is aimed at creating new innovations throughout the vehicle, including high capacity electric vehicle batteries and components that should significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art technologies in terms of performance and/or cost. The agency has set a target for bringing the cost of lithium-ion batteries down to $250/kWh and increasing capacity to 300 miles per charge for the next generation of EVs.

In recent tests, Nanosys’ SiNANOdeTM anode material has doubled capacity while providing breakthrough charge/discharge cycle life improvements. Nanosys will use the DOE funds to accelerate development through purchases of additional equipment and the hiring of additional staff.

“The Department of Energy is investing in new advanced technologies that will significantly improve vehicle fuel economy, save consumers money, and create skilled jobs for Americans,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu in a DOE press release. “Investments in the next generation of autos will strengthen our economy and lead to a more fuel-efficient, clean energy future.”

In addition to EVs, Nanosys is currently working with domestic and international battery manufacturers to improve lithium-ion battery capacity using SiNANOdeTM in batteries for laptops & tablets, smart phones and other electronic devices.

About Nanosys, Inc.

Nanosys, Inc. is an advanced material architect, harnessing the fundamental properties of inorganic materials into process ready systems that can integrate into existing manufacturing to produce vastly superior products in lighting, electronic displays and energy storage. For more information, visit www.nanosysinc.com.