Posts tagged Quantum Dot
SID Display Week 2017 - Thank You!

SID DisplayWeek is now in the rear view mirror and we've finally had a chance to catch our breath after another successful show. So we just wanted to just drop a note to say thank you to every one who visited Nanosys to participate in our Quantum Dot monitor giveaway challenge or just learn more about what's next for Quantum Dot technology.

If you missed the show this year, here's a quick look at some of the highlights from Nanosys...

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QLED Alliance Kicks Off in Beijing

Last week, the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC) kicked off the first QLED International Forum in Beijing, China. The CECC, which is a bit like China's CTA, brought together a group of leading TV manufacturers, supply chain partners and retailers to form an alliance with the goal of growing the worldwide market for QLED TVs.

Headlining the event were three of the world's top four TV brands: Samsung, Hisense and TCL. Each TV company committed to developing the QLED TV category and received an award for their current contributions to the QLED TV market.

Nanosys, the Quantum Dot company, joined to give an in-depth talk on the history of quantum dot technology, it's journey from the lab to today's QLED TVs and provide a look at where it's heading next.

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What is the "color gamut" of a fireworks show?

Ever noticed how disappointing it is to watch fireworks on your home TV compared being out experiencing a live show? If you’re a true fireworks enthusiast, nothing can replace that brilliant burst of color in the sky, followed by a brief moment of anticipation before sound finally catches up to light and the loud THUMP pounds through your chest.

The perfect combination of sound and color are what makes fireworks shows memorable. While I can’t shed light on how sound systems compare to the real deal, I do have insight on why fireworks colors fail you so horribly on current TV’s.

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Samsung Focuses on Quantum Dots for TV

Amid speculation about Samsung's future plans for TV technology, the company today delivered another very clear signal that they are focused on Quantum Dot for TV. According to Hyun-seok Kim, President of Samsung Visual Display, who spoke recently with The Korea Herald

I have always said it would take two to three years to consider OLED TV. But now when little progress has been made on its tricky production and high costs since our suspension back in 2013, I wouldn’t say OLED is our future direction... Starting this year, the quantum dot TVs are being launched globally. We will become the No. 1 TV maker for the 11th consecutive year.

Here's a quick look at how Quantum Dot stacks up to WOLED TV today and where the technologies are headed next.

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Nanosys Live from Samsung's 2016 SUHD Quantum Dot TV Launch Event

Samsung just launched their 2016 SUHD TV lineup in the US and Nanosys was on hand to tell the story behind the Quantum Dot technology that makes these sets so bright, colorful and power efficient.

We were honored to be invited by our partner Samsung to play a big part in the announcement. Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove jumped up on stage with the Samsung TV QA team during the technical keynote for a 10 minute clinic on Quantum Dots and the team had a blast fielding questions form the 100 or so assembled tech press in the hands on area. All in all a really exciting day for Nanosys and Quantum Dot technology!

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Could Quantum Dots improve night viewing?

Ray Soneira, the display expert behind DisplayMate, just posted a great, in-depth piece that looks at Apple's new Night Shift feature.

While Night Shift does work as advertised, Ray suggests that Quantum Dots may offer a better alternative for night viewing. Using data from the Quantum Dot-equipped Vizio R65, Ray shows that Quantum Dot displays can be tuned to reduce the amount of blue energy in the troublesome 460-480nm range just as much as Night Shift, while still delivering fantastic picture quality...

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Pixar's 'Inside Out' in Dolby Vision– rec.2020's killer app

Inside Out shows-off what Dolby Vision can do with the full rec.2020 palette.

I recently had the opportunity to watch Pixar's new film Inside Out in full Dolby Vision glory at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles and I was totally blown away by the experience. The film is not only a great, well told story, it's also an awesome example of how impactful color can be in story telling. In fact, it may just be the "killer app" that kicks the race to bring next generation video experiences with better pixels to consumers into high gear.

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DisplayWeek 2015 Wrap-up

Whew, DisplayWeek 2015 just wrapped-up in San Jose and it was another great show. Loaded, as always, with tons of display news. 

If you’re not familiar with DisplayWeek, it’s a unique event that’s sort like of an annual reunion for those in the business of making displays. It’s also been an unmatched source of display innovation news over the decades. TV technologies like LCD, Plasma, OLED, Quantum Dot and HD were all seen here first. Incredibly niche and geeky to the max but by far the best place to look for what’s coming next in the display-driven world of consumer electronics.

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Content creators respond as demand for UHD TV takes off: UPDATED

On this blog I've often written about the chicken and egg problem that exists between content creators, broadcasters and display makers. When it comes to next generation UHD video features like 4K resolution, wide color gamut and High Dynamic Range (HDR) these three groups have had a hard time agreeing. In the past, we’ve seen each side taking a wait-and-see approach with creators and broadcasters waiting to see more capable displays in the market while display makers looked for more content to become available before making compatible screens. That dynamic now appears to be changing rapidly, fueled by growth in China, changes in the way we consume content and the emergence new display technologies.

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Hollywood backs better pixels with new color standard

At CES this year the key message from nearly all the top TV brands was that better pixels– with richer colors, brighter brights and deeper blacks– are about to take the UHD TV viewing experience to new heights. TV makers talked up new technologies like Quantum Dots and even began to talk seriously about finding new ways to get content that’s optimized for all these new features into consumers hands so they can experience all the benefits.

Chief among these initiatives is a new organization that display makers are calling the UHD Alliance.

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CES 2015 Display wrap-up

For each of the past six years, I’ve spent the second week in January immersed in all things consumer electronics at the legendary CES trade show in Las Vegas. Each year there’s a theme or buzzword that seems to grip the show, resonating from the convention center through all the meeting rooms at hotels up and down the strip. In the time I’ve been going, it’s been everything from 3D to pre-iPad tablets to wearables. This year, for the first time in a long while, it was all about TV and the message from the major brands was focused on bringing UHD to life with better pixels. Talk of improved color gamuts, high dynamic range and technologies like Quantum Dots ruled the show.

These were my top three display takeaways from CES 2015:

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