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Sharp demonstrates 12-inch and 30-inch QD-EL display prototypes

Sharp was demonstrating two new QDEL prototype at CES 2024. The first was 12-inch in size (you can see this in the video below), and the second a 30-inch prototype (Sharp did not allow to take photos/videos of the larger display).

Sharp did not disclose much about the display, or any commercialization plans. This seems to be an early-stage development. We do know that Sharp is using QD materials produced by Nanosys (SHOEI), and that the display is produced on an IGZO (Oxide-TFT) backplane.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 16,2024

New QD-OLED TVs and monitors announced at CES 2024

During CES 2024, several device makers announced new TVs and monitors based on Samsung Display's QD-OLED panels. It seems as if market acceptance for SDC's high-end QD panels is on the rise:

Read the full story Posted: Jan 13,2024

TCL launches the world's largest miniLED QLED TV at 115-inch

TCL announced what it says is the world's largest miniLED backlit QD display - the QM8 (Model 115QM89). This 115" TV offers 20,000 local dimming zones, TCL's AIPQ Ultra processor,  a 6.2.2 channel speaker system, and the company's High Brightness Ultimate LED backlighting, which can produce up to 5,000 nits of peak brightness.

TCL did not yet disclose the price or availability of the 115" QM8.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 11,2024

Samsung Electronics launches three new QD-OLED gaming monitors

Samsung Electronics announced their upcoming 2024 QD-OLED gaming monitor range. It starts with the flagship Odyssey G9 (G95SD) gaming monitor that offers a curved 49-inch 32:9 5120x1440 240Hz QD-OLED panel.  The other two monitors offer a flat panel. The Odyssey G6 is a 27-inch 1440p monitor that offers very fast 360Hz refresh rate, while the Odyssey G8 (model G80SD) is a larger monitor, with a 32" 240Hz QD-OLED panel.

Samsung 2024 QD-OLED gaming monitors lineup photo

All of Samsung's QD-OLED gaming panels offer a response time of 0.03, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. Samsung did not yet detail the pricing or availability of its new panels. 

Read the full story Posted: Jan 03,2024

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