Hyundai Mobis developed an automotive QD-enhanced LCD display with local dimming

Korea-based automotive component supplier Hyundai Mobis announced that it has developed a premium vehicle display combining Quantum Dots and Local Dimming technologies. The display is 27-inch in size. The company refers to this display as QL (Quantum dots and Local dimming).

The company says that this is the first such display in the world, and that it offers enhanced color reproduction thanks to the quantum dots technology, and higher contrast thanks to the local dimming technology.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 03,2023

MSI announces six new QD-OLED gaming monitors

MSI announced its upcoming MAG 2024 monitor range, which includes 6 different models, with a 27-inch 2560x1440 360Hz, 32" 175Hz 3440x1440  or 49" 144Hz 5120x1440 QD-OLED panels, produced by Samsung Display.

 MSI MAG QD-OLED gaming monitor, 2024

The monitors make use of a graphene heatsink for thermal dissipation, which MSI says is very efficient and so extends the life time of the QD-OLED panels.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 03,2023

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the discovery of quantum dots

The prestigious Nobel Chemistry prize for 2023 was awarded to Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Aleksey Ekimov, the three scientists that discovered quantum dots.  The Nobel prize is worth 11 million Swedish crowns (around $1 million), and will be split between the 3 winners.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, that awards the prize, stated that "Researchers believe that in the future they (QDs) could contribute to flexible electronics, tiny sensors, thinner solar cells and encrypted quantum communication".

Read the full story Posted: Oct 06,2023

IDTechEx: QDs are the ultimate display emitters, the global QD market will reach $550 million by 2034

IDTechEx posted an article detailing the company's views on the quantum dot materials market for the display industry. The article details the progress from QD on Edge technology, to QDEF,  QDOG, QDCC and finally QLED displays (emissive QDs, or QD-EL).

IDTechEx believes that QDs are the "ultimate emissive material for displays", tracking efficiency and lifetime improvements. IDTechEx estimates that the global market for QD materials will reach $550 million by 2023 - this includes all QD applications, not just displays (but displays is one of the major markets).

Read the full story Posted: Sep 24,2023

Shoei Chemical acquires leading QD developer Nanosys

Japan-based Shoei Chemical announced today that it is acquiring US-based QD developer Nanosys. This is not a complete acquisition, but Shoei acquires "substantially all the assets associated with the Nanosys quantum dot business".  Shoei will continue to operate the Nanosys brand and its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility and labs.

Shoei Chemical has been exclusively producing Nanosys' quantum dots materials for the past four years, and the companies already have a close relationship. Nanosys has shipped QD materials to over 1,000 unique products and a total of over 70 million devices, including monitors, TVs and tablets.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

TCL's latest QLED miniLED TV is the world's brightest at 5,000 nits

TCL announced a new flagship QLED 4K TV, the X955 - a miniLED backlit TV, that offers over 5,000 local dimming zones, and a peak brightness of 5,000 nits - probably the brightest consumer TV ever.

The X955 is powered by TCL's AIPQ 3.0 processor, and is available in either 85-inch or 95-inch in size. TCL did not yet reveal the expected price.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 01,2023

Asus and Philips launch new QD-OLED gaming monitors

Both Asus and Philips announced new gaming monitors based on Samsung's QD-OLED panel. First up is the Asus PG32UCDM, that uses a 32" 4K (3840x2160, 16:9) 240Hz VRR 1000 nits (HDR peak) QD-OLED panel. The PG32UCDM makes use of a graphene film for heat dissipation.

Philiips Evnia 49M2C8900 photo

The Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 is a high-end gaming monitor, that is based on an ultrawide 49" 240Hz VRR 5120x1440 QD-OLED panel. Other features include Adaptive-Sync, NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync support, HDMI 2.1 VRR and a 30 W  audio system. The Philips monitor will ship in September 2023, for around $2,100.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 24,2023

MIT researchers precisely assemble quantom rods arrays using folded DNA scaffolds

Researchers from MIT have devised a new method to precisely assemble arrays of quantum rods, using scaffolds made of folded DNA. Using this method, the orientation of the rods can be controlled, which is a key factor in determining the polarization of light emitted by the quantum rods array.

The method starts by attaching the quantum rods to diamond-shaped DNA origami structures, built at an exact size required by the device. The structures are then attached to a surface, where they fit together "like puzzle pieces". 

Read the full story Posted: Aug 16,2023