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Nanosys on track for record shipments of Quantum Dots for displays in 2019

Milpitas, Calif., October 14, 2019 – Nanosys, the Quantum Dot company, today announced that it is completing the calendar year with record-setting shipments. The market for displays based on the Nanosys’ proprietary Quantum Dot technology entered a new phase of rapid growth in 2019 with shipments of the company’s Quantum Dot materials increasing by more 50% compared to the prior year. 

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Samsung Invests $11 Billion in Quantum Dot Display Manufacturing

Samsung announced yesterday that the company is planning an $11 billion investment in the world’s first dedicated Quantum Dot display manufacturing facility. The facility will be used to produce a new type of hybrid Quantum Dot-OLED display (QD-OLED). These new displays combine a patterned Quantum Dot Color Conversion (QDCC) layer with a fluorescent blue OLED emitter to create a stunning RGB display.

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Tom's Guide: "Quantum dots are the fairy dust that make good TVs great"

Tom’s Guide just published a great overview of some of the best Quantum Dot TVs coming to market in 2019. Top brands including Hisense, Samsung, Vizio and TCL are all offering TVs in the US market based on Quantum Dots as adoption of the technology continues to grow. Nanosys expects roughly 100 displays based on Quantum Dot technology to ship worldwide in 2019.

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IDTechEx: "Quantum Dots are a success story"

IDTechEx analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, writing for Printed Electronics World on the changing and expanding application landscape for Quantum Dot technology:

Quantum dots (QD) are a success story in displays….The QD market is changing. The use in displays is rapidly evolving. These transitions will enable many material innovation opportunities. There are many other non-display applications in the pipeline too. This will sustain a strong market for years to come.

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America's #1 TV Brand Brings Quantum Dots to one of their Hottest-Selling TVs

TCL, the USA’s number one TV brand by volume, announced this week that the company will bring Quantum Dot technology to one of America’s hottest-selling TV lines for the first time. Quantum Dot technology is not new to TCL. In fact, the company was one of the first to adopt Quantum Dots in TVs back in 2014. However, TCL have never included Quantum Dots in their North America lineup. That’s about to change later this summer when the new 2019 TCL 6-Series hits the market with Quantum Dot color.

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Intel Launches 10th-gen processors with Native BT.2020 Color Gamut support

Intel has just launched its 10th generation of processors. Dubbed “Ice Lake”, the new chips are company’s first to use a 10nm process which will enable them to be more powerful and energy efficient. Most interesting to followers of Quantum Dot and display technology though, are the updates to the “Iris” graphics SoC that accompanies the new CPUs.

Intel says the latest Iris system doubles performance and includes native support for the BT.2020 color gamut, enabling playback of 4K HDR content with over 1 billion colors.

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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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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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Quantum Dot TVs outsold OLEDs in 2018

According to Yohnahp News, more Quantum Dot TVs were sold than OLEDs in 2018. Analysts at research firm IHS expect the trend to continue with Quantum Dot TV sales to continuing to outpace OLEDs and gain more share in the coming years.

“IHS Markit expected the popularity of [Quantum Dots] over OLEDs to continue, with sales of the former reaching 4.17 million this year and rising to 8.47 million by 2021. OLED TV sales were predicted at 3.4 million this year and increasing to 7.1 million in 2021.”

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TechCrunch: "QLED is finally available in a glass display with HP Pavilion 27"

Matt Burns, writing for TechCrunch:

HP today announced the Pavilion 27 and it looks spectacular. This is the first display that offers a QLED screen — HP calls it by it’s official name Quantum Dot — that’s on glass instead of film.

Based on Nanosys’ Heavy Metal Free Quantum Dots, the HP Pavilion is the world’s first product with a Quantum Dot on Glass or QDOG™ display for brilliant, lifelike colors. HP says the Pavilion 27 will be available in March and cost $400.

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