QD-LCD

DSCC sees the QDEF market reaching $326 million by 2025

Display market research firm DSCC says that QDEF technology (QD films for LCD displays) will continue to grow at a fast pace, rising from $236 million in 2022 to $326 million in 2025. The main market will remain TV applications. This forecast does not include any perovskite-based films.

QDEF film revenues forecast (2022-2025, DSCC)

QDEF are quantum dots enhancement films, used to enhance the color gamut of LCD displays. The main display applications for QDEF are in TVs, monitors and laptops.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 19,2022

LG's 2021 QNED TV range to feature mini-LED backlighting and QD films

LG announced its new QNED TV range for 2021, its top-of-the-line LCD TV for next year. The QNED TVs will adopt miniLED backlighting for increased contrast and a quantum dot film for increased color gamut.

LG QNED miniLED TV photo

LCD says that the miniLEDs and QD technology will improve its LCD TV picture quality - but it will still behind LG's flagship OLED TV technology. LG did not yet reveal the models themselves, but it says the maximum QNED TV size will be 85-inch.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 29,2020

Nanosys and Bready join forces to offer lower-cost QD laminated films

QD developer Nanosys announced a partnership with functional polymeric film developer Nanjing Bready Advanced Materials Technology. The two companies started mass producing the world’s first line of completely air-stable, barrier-free, laminated quantum dot film components.

Nanosys says that the new xQDEF laminate film offers high quality QD color and brightness - in a lower-cost package. Nanosys hopes that the new film will unlock new markets for QD displays. Tier-one consumer electronics brands including Hisense, TCL and Vizio are expected to launch display products based on the new components in H2 2022.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 29,2022

Omdia: sales of QD-LCD TVs will decline 3.1% in 2022

Market research firm Omdia says that the sale of QD-enhanced LCD TVs will decline in 2022 to $17.67 billion, down 3.1% from the revenues in 2021. This is the first time since 2017 when the first such TVs were introduced, that the market will decline.

QD-LCD TV revenue estimates (2019-2022F, Omdia)

Shipments of QD-LCDs will actually increase this year, but revenues will decline because more of these TVs will be lower in price. 52% of such TVs will cost less than $1,000 this year, up from only 36.5% of the TVs in 2021.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 06,2022

Pimax announces the world's first mini-LED QDLCD-based VR headset

VR headset maker Pimax announced a new device, called the Reality 12K QLED VR. The display used in the headset will be a 5.5" mini-LED backlit (5,000 LEDs) QD-LCD, which achieves a resolution of 12K, a refresh rate of 200HZ and a horizontal FOV of 200-degrees.

Pimax Reality 12K QLED photo

The new headset, based on either Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR engine or Pimax's own customized PC VR engine, will also feature technologies such as Nvidia's DLSS, VRSS, DSC, Cloud XR and 11 cameras used for eye tracking and facial expression tracking. It will also support full-body tracking.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 09,2021

Samsung announces its 2021 flagship TVs, the Neo QLED

Samsung announced its latest flagship QLED TV model, the Neo QLED TV. The flagship 2021 models will feature mini-LED backlighting with full-array local dimming, AI upscaling and up to 8K resolutions.

Samsung Neo QLED TV photo

Samsung's Neo QLEDs will also support 4K/120 fps, VRR and the Game Status Bar for gamers, a solar-enabled remote control and Samsung's latest health applications and more.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 08,2021

Samsung will not launch its QD-OLED TVs at CES 2022

According to earlier reports, Samsung Electronics was planning to officially launch its first QD-OLED TV range at CES 2022, later this week.

But reports suggest that Samsung will not do so. The company will introduce new QLED and MicroLED TVs. The reports further say that Samsung Display is still struggling with QD-OLED production and could not produce enough panels for Samsung Electronics to start selling the TVs.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 03,2022

The Fraunhofer IAP sheds light on its QD-related research activities

Guest post by: Fraunhofer IAP & Fraunhofer CAN

"People push towards the light, not to see better, but to shine better" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Quantum dots (QDs) represent the latest generation of hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials. They form a triad of inorganic nanotechnology, organic semiconductor technology and solution-based processability. The emission properties of inorganic, luminescent nanoparticles depend directly on the particle size. This size quantization effect makes it possible to control the band gap and thus the emission color of semiconductor materials. The target parameters are a high quantum yield of the luminescence as well as high stability and environmental compatibility.

Read the full story Posted: May 01,2021

Zhijing Nanotech and TCL introduce pQDs to LCD technology in a pilot projet

Perovskite QD film developer Zhijing Nanotech updated that it recently concluded a successful pilot with TCL to produce 500 75-inch QD-enhanced LCD TVs with Zhijing's PQDF films.

TCL 75M10 TV with Zhijing Nanotech's perovskite film photo
The company reports that the TVs featured a wide color gamut, 147% BT709 - which is higher than most QD TV's on the market, and higher than TCL's original 75M10 TVs. The green Cadmium-free pQD films have excellent optical properties and offer lower cost compared to current QD solutions, according to Zhijing Nanotech.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2021