Nanosys Quantum Dot Technology Creates More Immersive, Energy Efficient Displays

Samsung SUHD9500 based on Nanosys Quantum Dot technology

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.

Samsung first partnered with Nanosys four years ago to develop a new generation of Quantum Dot technology, which enables displays to deliver brighter, more lifelike colors while using less power. Samsung now introduces new era of TV using Quantum Dot technology. 

“As the world’s most efficient light emitting technology, Quantum Dots are poised to change the way we see displays,” said Jason Hartlove, president and CEO, Nanosys, Inc. “We are extremely pleased to continue our strong relationship with Samsung, to support them with new technologies as they continue to develop and introduce exciting Quantum Dot display products to the marketplace.” 

Quantum Dots are already transforming the display industry. These tiny man made crystals which are 10,000 times narrower than a human hair, are able to efficiently emit light in pure, precise colors. This means display makers can create a highly-optimized display that produces the exact wavelengths of red, green and blue light needed by a display for optimal color and energy performance. The result is a display that’s brighter, more energy efficient and incredibly vibrant.

“Quantum dots could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in the last several years.” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research. “We forecast the quantum dot display and lighting component market will reach $10.6 billion by 2025.”

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