|[January 18, 2012]
QD Vision Receives 2011 SEMI Award for North America for its Pioneering Quantum Dot Research
LEXINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
QD Vision, Inc. (www.qdvision.com),
developer of nanotechnology-based optical products for displays and
solid state lighting, today announced it has received the 2011 SEMI
Award for North America for its pioneering work to commercialize quantum
dot (QD) technology.
QD Vision was honored for the significant progress it made on the
integration and manufacturing processes essential to the
commercialization of QD technology. Quantum (News - Alert) dots are expected to deliver
lower cost, higher energy efficiency and greater wavelength control for
a wide range of products, including lamps,
The recipients of the award are Seth Coe-Sullivan, Chief Technology
Officer; Jonny Steckel, Director of Chemistry; John Ritter, Executive VP
of Product Development and Operations; and Vladimir Bulovic and Moungi
Bawendi, Science Advisory Board members. All five of the recipients have
been with the company for at least 5 years, and as a group have invested
more than 60 years into quantum dot technology.
"The commercialization of quantum dot technology, led by the team at QD
Vision, opens the door to new generations of products in lighting,
displays, and photovoltaics," said Bill Bottoms, chairman of the SEMI
Award Advisory Committee. "They offer greater wavelength control,
improved color purity and greater energy efficiency than any existing
alternative. Quantum dots hold the promise of replacing the technologies
we use in those areas today."
QD Vision was the first company to sell quantum dot-based products,
which were integrated into general illumination lamps introduced in 2009
at LightFair International. For displays, quantum dot technology will
improve the color quality of LCDs, and subsequently become the emissive
element in electroluminescent displays. In 2011, QD Vision demonstrated
quantum dot device efficiencies that eclipse those of OLEDs and LCDs.
Discovered in the early 1980s, quantum dots are semiconductor
nanocrystals that glow when exposed to current or light. After many
years of research, in the early 1990s their commercial potential began
to be recognized and universities and companies began seeking patents.
Quantum dots are differentiated from LCD and OLED technology in their
delivery of bright, pure tunable colors and low power consumption for
displays and lighting, as well as the potential for improved efficiency
About QD Vision, Inc.
QD Vision (www.qdvision.com)
is a quantum dot product company that delivers highly differentiated
display and lighting solutions. QD Vision's Quantum Light™ platform
enables step-change advances in current generation solutions, such as
LCDs, LEDs and even OLEDs, and ultimately a significant leap over these
technologies. Leveraging a first-tier patent position in nanotechnology
originating at MIT (News - Alert), QD Vision is a privately held company based in
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