Nanosys, Inc., today introduced Hyperion Quantum Dots, a new Quantum Dot material system that represents a significant development breakthrough in unlocking the market for displays meeting the BT.2020 UltraHD color standard. Hyperion Quantum Dots match the color performance of the industry’s best cadmium-based materials without requiring an exemption to the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. Hyperion Quantum Dots will be evaluated by select Nanosys QDEF manufacturing partners in the third quarter of 2016 with mass production of QDEF products using Hyperion Quantum Dots expected in early 2017.
Hyperion Quantum Dots integrate seamlessly into Nanosys’ current QDEFTM Quantum Dot enhancement film manufacturing process. Nanosys has demonstrated over 90% BT.2020 color gamut using Hyperion Quantum Dots in a sheet of QDEF with cadmium levels below the 100ppm limit established by the RoHS Directive, thereby eliminating the need for an exemption. This is accomplished by combining an entirely cadmium free red Quantum Dot with a green Quantum Dot engineered to have an exceptionally narrow emission spectrum and ultra-low cadmium content.
“Display makers will finally have a long term RoHS compliant Quantum Dot solution for UltraHD BT.2020 color,” said Dr. Charlie Hotz, Vice President of Research and Development at Nanosys, “With Hyperion Quantum Dots, we can now offer no-compromise BT.2020 color with industry- leading brightness and power efficiency – and, just like our other Quantum Dot materials, we can tune Hyperion Quantum Dots to meet varying customer spectral demands.”
Hotz continued, “Nanosys is the only company in the world that has the diverse technical expertise required to create a product like this. We have a track record of innovating complete solutions from atomic-level materials design to mass production materials scale-up and film coating process development.”
Dr. Charlie Hotz will present a paper on Hyperion Quantum Dots on Thursday, May 26th at 9:00AM during the technical symposium at the Society of Information Display’s DisplayWeek tradeshow this week in San Francisco, CA. The company will also demonstrate the new materials at booth #1329. For more information: www.displayweek.org.