Quantum dots are making significant headway in the display field and finding opportunities in new businesses.
David Savastano, Editor03.31.16
There are a diverse group of technologies that used for manufacturing displays, including liquid crystal displays (LCD), light emitting diodes (LED) and organic LED (OLED). Quantum dots (QDs) are a promising technology for displays as well, offering advantages to these other approaches.
According to Dr. Tony Sun, analyst at Lux Research, quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that are typically smaller than 10 nm.
“Compared with bulk materials, they have unique electrical and optical characteristics that can emit light of specific colors depending on the exact composition and size of the QD,” Dr. Sun added. “They were first discovered in the 1980s and stably fabricated in labs starting around mid-1990s. Since then, there has been a lot of research and development effort put into this area, trying to commercialize the technology.
“Eventually, QD-enhanced displays entered the market in 2013, with products like the tablet Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Sony&rs
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