Nanosys Doubles Production Capacity for Quantum Dot Displays in 2015

Flexible new high volume, automated process enables Nanosys to produce 25 tons of Quantum Dot materials per year – enough material to bring perfect color to over 6 million 60” UHD televisions

Milpitas, CA, March 18, 2015 – Nanosys, enabling a new generation of vibrant, energy-efficient displays with its Quantum Dot technology, today announced it has doubled its Quantum Dot materials manufacturing capacity to 25 tons per year in response to rapidly increasing demand from leading UHD television makers. Nanosys’ new mass production process enables the company to produce enough Quantum Dot materials to bring perfect color to over 6 million 60” UHD TVs per year at its state-of-the-art nanomaterials fab in Silicon Valley.

50 liter kegs of Quantum Dots lined up and ready to ship to manufacturing partners at Nanosys’ Silicon Valley Headquarters

Designed from the start for flexibility, the high volume, automated manufacturing process supports today’s high performance Cadmium and non-Cadmium materials as well as Nanosys’ innovative light emitting materials roadmap without the need for retooling.

“Nanosys’ new high volume, automated manufacturing process firmly establishes Nanosys as the world’s largest Quantum Dot supplier,” said Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys. “It represents a significant leap forward in the adoption of Quantum Dot technology for displays– in just a few years most of the devices we love, from tablets to TVs, will feature brighter, richer, more colorful displays that use less power because they utilize Nanosys Quantum Dots.”

Already in use in millions of tablets and laptop computers worldwide, Nanosys Quantum Dots were a hit at CES 2015 with product demonstrations from UHD television makers including Hisense, TCL and Changhong. No other emitter material offers the same battery-saving power efficiency or accurate coverage of BT.2020, the new UltraHD television broadcast standard for color. Look for Nanosys Quantum Dots in next generation UHD televisions in the second half of 2015.

About Quantum Dots

Quantum Dots are transforming the display industry. These tiny man made crystals, which are 10,000 times narrower than a human hair, 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 an incredibly vibrant display that outperforms the best OLEDs in color and brightness while costing only as much as an LED TV. The color space for UHD, defined by ITU-R BT.2020, specifies a color space of more than 130% of NTSC, and Nanosys Quantum Dots are the only cost-effective technology available which TV makers can use to meet this standard.

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