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QD Vision Produces Highest-Res QD-Based Active Matrix Display
Jan 2011
WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 — QD Vision Inc. has announced demonstration of the world’s highest-resolution quantum dot-based active matrix display. The US Army commissioned the project under a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research Program.

The portable microdisplay imaging system, which features SVGA resolution (800 × 600-pixel count) and a 15.6-mm diagonal, employs proprietary quantum dot light-emitting-diode (QLED) technology. QLEDs are a reliable, energy efficient, tunable color solution for display and lighting applications that can reduce manufacturing costs and that can employ ultrathin, transparent or flexible materials.

QD Vision produced the amber monochrome display that met or surpassed all program metrics. The company is planning to develop full-color versions, and monochrome prototypes are currently available for customer demonstrations and user assessment.

The microdisplay is a key component in indirect viewing systems used in applications where high resolution, brightness, color contrast and power efficiency are critical. Worn near the eye, they are featured in applications such as video headsets, helmet-mounted displays, wearable computers and other portable devices. Printable QLED technology allows the display maker to tune precisely the monochrome color point or the full-color gamut of a display without the use of lossy color filters, thereby improving display system performance and cost.

“This demonstration clearly illustrates the promise of quantum dot technology for displays, which includes ultrathin form factors, high efficiency, low cost to manufacture and highly saturated colors,” said Jason Carlson, president and CEO of QD Vision. “As a result of the [project’s] success … the company is moving closer to commercialization of this technology.”

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