TCL Chooses Nanosys Quantum Dots for New Flagship Line of Premium UltraHD HDR Televisions

Nanosys Technology Required to Achieve the Ultimate in HDR Performance

The TCL X1 shines brightly, with vivid colors, even under a bright spotlight, something you'll never see at an OLED demo!

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2016- TCL, one of the top three television makers in the world, chose Nanosys’ QDEF® Quantum Dot technology to bring the ultimate HDR experience to its new flagship Xclusive X1 of premium UltraHD televisions. Nanosys Quantum Dot technology makes High Dynamic Range (HDR) more dynamic by enabling TVs to reproduce pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nano-crystal technology. The X1 represents the third generation of Quantum Dot TV products from TCL since 2014.

“Consumers are excited about our Quantum Dot TV products,” said Alex Xiang, Chief Operating Officer, TCL Multimedia. “Nanosys is the recognized leader in quantum dot technology for displays, their unique Quantum Dot film solution enabled us to push the limits of what’s possible with the Xclusive X1 in terms of brightness, color and contrast – bringing consumers the very best HDR viewing experience on the market.”

The TCL X1’s, unique combination of UltraHD resolution, high brightness, vibrant color, deep contrast and power efficiency are made possible by Nanosys’ QDEF Quantum Dot technology, the leading HDR TV technology on the market today.

Inside each X1 is a layer containing trillions of Quantum Dot nano-crystals. These tiny nano-crystals, which are 10,000 times narrower than a human hair, can reproduce any color in the visible spectrum with unmatched brightness and purity. The result is a lifelike image that allows home viewers to experience the content creator’s original intent.

“Rapid adoption of cutting-edge technologies that consumers crave like Quantum Dots and HDR is a great example of the kind of innovation that has made TCL one of the fastest growing consumer electronics brands on the planet,” said Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys. “The X1 is TCL’s third Quantum Dot TV, we look forward to working closely with them to continue to develop exciting new Quantum Dot products.”

The X1 will be on display in the TCL booth at CES, Booth 9829, Central Hall and will ship this spring.

About the X1

  • Quantum Dot technology: color gamut NTSC 110%
  • Backlighting: LED backlight of X1 is divided into 2,304-segmented areas; the color brightness of an image will be controlled by segmented area, so as to achieve the best contrast and energy efficiency.
  • Peak luminance: 1000nits
  • HDR (high dynamic range)
  • SDR to HDR upscaling
  • 4000R curvature
  • Harman/kardon speakers   

About Nanosys

Nanosys, Inc. is the leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art Quantum Dot technology to the display industry. Nanosys proprietary QDEF® technology, a key component of the Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV revolution, is enabling a new generation of displays using Quantum Dots to deliver vivid color, lifelike brightness and incredible power efficiency at a fraction of the cost of competing technologies. Industry leading consumer electronics brands have shipped award- winning devices from tablets to TVs based on Nanosys’ proprietary Quantum Dot technology.

Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California where it operates the world’s largest Quantum Dot nanomaterials fab with manufacturing capacity for over 25 tons of Quantum Dot materials per year. Nanosys currently owns or has exclusive license rights to more than 300 issued and pending patents worldwide. For more information, visit

About TCL

Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China. Currently it has three listed subsidiaries: TCL Multimedia (01070.HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK), and Tonly Electronics (01249.HK), with a diverse business portfolio covering LCD TVs, LCD panels, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, home appliances and lighting products. TCL is currently ranked No. 4 in LCD TV shipment, No. 5 in LCD panel manufacturing and No. 6 in mobile phone shipment on global basis. Starting from 2014, TCL is focusing its goal of building new customer-centered "product + service" business model, while pushing its transformation towards "smart + Internet technologies.” TCL is committed to its new vision of “enriching lives of its customers by rendering products and services of ultimate experience.” 

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