QD Vision and LG Display Join Forces to Develop New Generation of Active Matrix Displays Based on Quantum Dot LEDs (QLEDS)

What’s QLED?

QLEDs, or quantum dot LEDs, take everything you know and love about LED displays and make it faster, better, cheaper, brighter, more flexible, more reliable, and just generally more quantumy. With a QLED display, you’ll get a full spectrum of pure colors that’s more than twice as power efficient as an OLED display, meaning brighter colors on brighter screens while sucking down less battery.

QLED displays are also inherently flexible. Unlike most LED and LCD displays, QLEDs don’t need to be fabricated on glass or crystal substrates. At only a few hundred nanometers thick, a QLED display can be printed directly onto plastic or metal foil, meaning that just about anything can be turned into a display. And since QLEDs are printable and don’t require glass, optics, filters, or a backlight, they should (eventually) be cheap to make.

QLED Technology

QD Vision’s quantum dot light emitting diodes (QLEDs) are an advanced technology currently in development that will deliver the ultimate solution for displays and lighting applications. An emerging, printable thin film electroluminescent device technology, QLEDs are excited electrically to generate light. At the heart of QLEDs are electroluminescent colloidal quantum dots that combine the customizable, saturated, stable color and low-voltage performance found in inorganic LEDs with the solution processability of polymers. The result – a reliable, energy efficient, tunable color solution for displays and lighting that is less costly to manufacture and that can employ ultra-thin, transparent or flexible substrates.

Link: http://www.qdvision.com/qled-technology

Press Release

Advanced display technology will produce brilliant, colorful images while requiring far less energy than today’s display products

Watertown, MA, November 30, 2010 – QD Vision, Inc. and LG Display (NYSE: LPL, KRX : 034220), today announced a joint development agreement focused on creating highly-efficient, high-performance active matrix displays based on electroluminescent quantum dot LED (QLED) nanotechnology. The display will require much less energy than current products, while producing brighter, richer colors.

The new breakthrough products will employ patterned thin films of QD Vision quantum dots to create a direct-view, active matrix display. In addition to energy and color improvements, the new technology is expected to lower display manufacturing costs by greatly simplifying the overall display manufacturing process.

“LG Display has always been at the forefront of advanced display technology. This partnership with QD Vision will accelerate development of exciting new LGD products for the rapidly expanding display marketplace, and increase our industry leadership position,” said Chang-Dong Kim, Vice President of LG Display.

Quantum dots provide the stability and reliability of inorganic semiconductor materials, and can be processed in solution. This enables the efficient manufacture of next generation electroluminescent displays with extraordinary color, efficiency, and stability.

“The continuing advances in nanotechnology at QD Vision are the key to a whole new generation of displays that are far superior to what is available today. Our relationship with LG Display will result in exciting new products that meet growing consumer demand for ultra–thin, high quality, energy efficient displays,” said Jason Carlson, QD Vision President and CEO.

Link: http://www.qdvision.com/