Sony launches the A95L QD-OLED TV range

Sony launched new QD-OLED TVs for 2023, the A95L series. The A95L offer 55", 65" or 77" 120Hz 4K panels, Sony's XR processor, Pentonic 1000, Acoustic Surface Audio+ and Google TV platform.

Sony did not yet announce the price and availability of its A95L OLED TVs.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 03,2023

DSCC sees QD display production growing 15% in 2023, with further growth ahead

DSCC says that QD displays (QD-OLED and QD-LCD) will continue to grow, with area growth of nearly 15% in 2023. The largest application for QD displays by far is TV, with 15.6 million QD-enhanced TVs to ship in 2023.

Regarding QD-OLED panels, DSCC notes that the only producer today is Samsung Display, that has a converted LCD line with plans to reach a capacity of 45,000 8.5-Gen substrates per month by 2025. The company did not yet commit to further investments. QD-OLED production, by area, will reach 1.7 million square meters in 2025. QD-LCD panel area will reach 23 million square meters in the same year.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 01,2023

Samsung agreed to pay $150 million to settle its QD technology trial with Nanoco

Quantum Dots developer Nanoco Technologies announced that Samsung Electronics agreed to pay $150 million USD in settlement for a patent lawsuit over a technology used in Samsung's quantum-dot LED TVs.

The two parties reached the settlement shortly before the start of the trial last month. The settlement includes a license agreement and the transfer of "certain patents" and settles all related proceedings.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 06,2023

Samsung Display completes the switch to a full-fledged QD-OLED centered business (for large-area panels)

Samsung Electronics reported its financial results for Q4 2022, with revenues of $57.3 billion, and an operating profit of $3.5 billion.

Amid a tough business environment, Samsung says that its large-area display unit loss was lower as it is increasing its QD-OLED panel sales. In addition, Samsung says that it exhausted its LCD inventory, completing the switch to a full-fledged QD-OLED centered business.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 31,2023

UBI Research: Samsung updated its QD-OLED material stack

According to a report from Korea, Samsung has updated its QD-OLED material stack (now called QM2). The new stack adds a new ETL layer to the green OLED emitter.

Samsung Display QD-OLED panels at CES 2022

Samsung also started to recycle the waste materials used in the production process. Finally, UBI reports that Samsung is set to increase its production capacity from the current 30,000 monthly substrate to 45,000 monthly substrates by 2024 (this was already hinted at in November 2022).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2023

Korea may designate quantum dots display technology as a national strategic technology

There are reports from Korea that say that the Korean Government is considering designating quantum dots display technology as a "national strategic technology", which means that companies will be given tax benefits, to encourage further investments and R&D.

According to the reports, next week the government will unveil a new draft tax law next week that will also include OLEDs and microLEDs displays as strategic technologies.

 

Read the full story Posted: Jan 13,2023

TCL plans to launch QD-OLED TVs later in 2023

Update: TCL says it issued that statement by mistake, and it has no current plans to ship a QD-OLED TV in 2023

TCL says that later in 2023 it will launch its first QD-OLED TVs, which will make it the third company (after Samsung and Sony) to offer these TVs.

TCL did not give any more details on its upcoming QD-OLED lineup.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 05,2023

Samsung announces new QD-OLED panels and products

Samsung announced that it is set to start producing several new QD-OLED panels and products in 2023. In addition to the current 34-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch panels, it will also offer a 49-inch QD-OLED for gaming monitors, and a 77-inch TV panel.

Samsung will adopt the new 49-inch ultra-wide QD-OLED panel in its upcoming Odyssey OLED G9 monitor, that will offer a 5120x1440 resolution, 240Hz and a 1800R curve. Samsung did not yet reveal the price or availability of this new monitor.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 03,2023

New "giant" QDs emit light for over 500 nanoseconds following an exciton state

Researchers led by a team from the University of Chicago developed a new method to synthesize large-area ("giant") light-emitting QDs that emit light following an exciton state for over 500 nanoseconds, which is a new record.

The new QDs are based on a structure that allows the electrons to focus on holes within a core or shell heterostructure. This is performed by tuning the charge electron to the kinetic energy of a parabolic potential energy surface.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 13,2022