Forbes: Nanosys at the forefront of quantum dot technology

The Kindle, whose display not only uses LTPS, but also an esoteric new material called quantum dots. LCD making is a complex process involving numerous steps, but one of the simpler ones is that every LCD requires a “backlight” to illuminate the display and that light is comprised of a series of LEDs. With quantum dots, you can use blue LEDs and color them to make rich, saturated colors. A company called Nanosys is at the forefront of this technology, and Sony is using it in some of their latest TVs. The colors are so good, quantum dots will likely find their way into most LCDs over the next 5 years, Soneira believes.

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