ZDNet: Samsung QLED TV growth doubles

Samsung’s QLED TV strategy appears to be paying off according to a recent report at ZDNet. Reporter Cho Mu-Hyun, notes that QLED TV sales picked up a “tailwind” starting in the fourth quarter of last year and have grown rapidly since then, far out pacing sales of rival OLED technology:

In the first quarter of 2019, Samsung moved 896,000 QLED TVs, over double the previous year. In the second quarter it is expected to have moved a million units, again double the amount from a year ago.

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Wired: The Colorful Science of Why Fireworks Look Bad on TV

Author Adam Rogers recently wrote up a great piece for Wired on why today’s TV struggle to reproduce the super saturated, colorful experience of a fireworks show. It turns out that even the massive BT.2020 color gamut, which covers 75% of the colors the human eye can detect, is not quite large enough to reproduce the vivid colors of a fireworks show. The piece also references Nanosys’ 2018 blog post on the same topic

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Quantum Dots: Transforming the Electronic Display Industry

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions recently highlighted some of the biggest technology transfer success stories from the department’s 17 national labs with a series of posters. It’s great to see Quantum Dot technology developed by UC Berkeley and commercialized by Nanosys featured among these major successes.

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Vizio M-Series Review Round Up

Vizio’s gone all-in on Quantum Dots in 2019 and their latest model to feature the technology, the M-series Quantum, just hit the market earlier this month. The first batch of reviews are rolling in and reviewers seem to like the great color and awesome value this set offers. We’ve summed up some of the highlights from those reviews for you below.

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WhatHifi? Reviews the 8K Display Summit

The recent 8K Display Summit featured presentations from a broad range of 8K ecosystem participants including film makers, camera makers, display technology companies, human vision research, codec developers, and more. Almost too much information to process in one day! Fortunately, Joe Cox of WhatHifi? put together a great, super detailed breakdown of all the presentations from the event.

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DisplayDaily– 8K TV: More than just pixels

Ken Werner, writing for DisplayDaily about the recent 8K Display Summit 2019 in New York City. The event featured presentations and demonstrations that showed the potential for 8K to deliver more lifelike experiences. Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove presented along with Cinematographer Phil Holland, who recently collaborated with Nanosys on our short film “Quantum Flows”. Ken’s detailed piece includes a number of great quotes from image quality and display technology experts in attendance and is well worth a read.

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Tour Nanosys' 2019 SID Booth with Charbax

In case you missed it, Charbax has just posted a super detailed walk-through the Nanosys SID DisplayWeek 2019 booth featuring interviews with Jim Ninesling, Hisense USA’s Head of Marketing, Nanosys Marketing VP, Russell Kempt, and some of 2019's hottest Quantum Dot displays! Including the Hisense ULED XD Dual Cell prototype, Vizio's P Quantum X, HP's Omen Emperium and the world's first QDOG display... there was a lot to cover and he managed to get it all in in under 25 minutes! 

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Vizio M-Series Quantum wins Editor's Choice from Tom's Guide

Tom's Guide just gave Vizio's awesome new M-Series Quantum an Editor's Choice award for 2019. The latest sets from Vizio feature Quantum Dots from Nanosys. According to Brian Westover of Tom’s Guide:

“With a combination of quantum dots to boost brightness and color and full array local dimming for deeper blacks and brighter brights, the M-Series Quantum delivers some really outstanding performance for a set that sells for less than $1,000.”

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Nanosys invites consumers to explore the beautiful world of Quantum Dot colors with abstract short film “Quantum Flows”

New York, NY, June 11, 2019 – The abstract short film “Quantum Flows,” debuts today at the 8K Display Summit 2019 in New York City. Shot entirely in stunning Rec.2020 8K HDR by Director Phil Holland, the film explores the vividly colorful world of Nanosys’ Quantum Dot nanocrystals few consumers have seen.

Nanosys Quantum Dot technology is typically used to produce high quality, vibrant images on Quantum Dot televisions from top brands including Samsung, Hisense, TCL and Vizio. For the first time, this film shows the nanomaterials in their vividly colorful natural state, outside of the TV.

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South China Morning Post: Nanosys develops alternatives for rare earths used in televisions

Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove recently spoke with reporter Chad Bray of South China Morning Post about how Quantum Dots can replace rare-earths in displyas, rapid growth of the technology in the display market and how tariffs could impact the company’s business:

“We have actually added a significant amount of capacity in our plant and so we are looking forward to filling that up in the coming years. Our overall volume, of material that we're shipping to customers, has been growing by more than 50 per cent a year,” Hartlove said. “We foresee that that's just going to continue on the basis of better performance [of our products] than your white LED phosphors, traditional rare earth phosphors.”

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Nanosys Quantum Dots offer multiple solutions at DisplayWeek

Sweta Dash, writing for DisplayDaily:

Nanosys received a DisplayWeek People’s Choice award for showcasing varieties of QD displays including a Hisense ULED XD TV (using a dual cell LCD panel and Nanosys QD technology). The product is expected to be available in 2020… Nanosys showed a Vizio P series Quantum X, 3000 nits TV, Samsung 82-inch QLED 8K QD TV, BOE’s QD notebook and HP’s QD gaming monitors. The company is working with highly efficient InP QDs in collaboration with LG Display to develop emissive QD display and presented a paper at the conference.

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Business Korea: QLED TVs Outsell OLED TVs from Top 5 Makers Put Together

Kim Eun-jin, writing for Business Korea:

QLED TV sales totaled 896,400 units in the first quarter of this year, dwarfing the combined sales of 569,600 units by the top five OLED TV makers – LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Philips (AOC/TP Vision) and Skyworth, market researcher IHS Markit said on May 29…

IHS Markit predicted that QLED TV sales would continue to outpace OLED TV sales by 2022. Last year, QLED TVs sold 2.67 million units, outclassing OLED TVs’ 2.51 million units. The trend would hold in 2022 (10.46 million units of QLED TVs vs. 9.35 million units of OLED TVs), IHS Markit added.

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DisplayDaily: Nanosys Shows Hisense Dual-Cell QD TV at Display Week; Coming to Market in 2020

Ken Werner, writing for DisplayDaily, on Nanosys demo of the Hisense ULED XD at DisplayWeek 2019

“Dual-cell LCD TV Panels were on display in the Display Week booths of several panel makers… The technology can produce OLED-like performance at low and medium luminance, and LCD-like performance at high luminance. The initial concerns have been cost and power consumption.

In its booth, Nanosys showed a prototype of the Hisense ULED XD TV using a dual-cell panel and Nanosys quantum dots. The set looked startlingly good, as did the dual-cell panels showed by BOE and CSOT. But this was a full-up TV set, not just a panel, and Hisense has told Jeff Yurek of Nanosys that the set will be available for sale in 2020.”

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Vizio's 2019 Quantum Dot TVs Hit Retail

Vizio’s 2019 TV lineup just hit retail and the company is going all-in on Quantum Dot technology. The company released ten new models featuring Quantum Dots spanning a huge range of sizes and price points from $399 for a 43” M-Series all the way up to $3,500 a 75” super premium P-Series Quantum X.

Consumers can find the latest Vizio Quantum Dot TVs at retailers starting this week. In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a quick review of the early reviews from our favorite tech sites.

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Nanosys Wins "People's Choice" Award at DisplayWeek 2019

Nanosys was honored to win the People’s Choice Award for Best Large Booth at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) DisplayWeek 2019 conference being held this week in San Jose, CA.

Nanosys joins an elite group of companies including AUO, BOE and LG Display in accepting People’s Choice Awards at DisplayWeek this year. Thousands of global visitors participated in the vote to choose their favorite exhibits and display products at the show.

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DisplayDaily: SID Review

Bob Raikes, writing for DisplayDaily on Nanosys SID DisplayWeek presence:

“…a demonstration by Nanosys of its electrically emissive QDs which are now available in a range of colours and it planned to give a paper on this topic with its development partner. It was the identity of this partner that was the surprise - it's LG Display. Of course, the promise of QDs is compelling. The materials might replace OLED materials, but with better colour, higher brightness and longer lifetime, without burning. The paper was still to be presented when I wrote this, but we'll come back to this topic, without doubt.”

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