QD Vision Demonstrates Revolutionary Printing Technology for Displays
"Development of a viable contact-printing process enabling all the benefits of quantum-dot materials is a breakthrough the display industry has been waiting for," Comerford said. "QD Vision's successful demonstration of a process designed for large-scale production of QD displays is a significant technological achievement."
“In addition to making an attractive prototype display, this achievement demonstrates that QD Vision's printing method can provide the uniformity over the extremely large areas necessary for printing displays.”
The prototype red monochrome QD display has a 32 x 64 pixel count. The light emission originates from quantum dots - tiny (~5nm) inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized at QD Vision - and represents the first public announcement of a display utilizing this nanotechnology. The quantum dots were printed within a sandwich of organic semiconductor thin films, which deliver energy to the quantum dots enabling light emission.
"This is the first time we have produced a multi-pixel display using our new process, which is fundamentally capable of printing the fine features required for high-resolution display applications," said Seth Coe-Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of QD Vision. "In addition to making an attractive prototype display, this achievement demonstrates that QD Vision's printing method can provide the uniformity over the extremely large areas necessary for printing displays."
According to John Ritter, Executive Vice President of Product Development and Operations of QD Vision, the QD Vision process is an important advancement in the development of a manufacturing process enabling large-area display processing compatible with the latest generation display manufacturing operations. "Combined with ongoing improvements in quantum dot materials and display performance, QD Vision's contact-printing process brings us one step closer to the commercialization of quantum-dot displays," Ritter said.
The successful demonstration of the printing process is the latest in a series of milestones QD Vision has met in the past 12 months - including recruitment of a broad, cross-disciplinary management team, initial financing from Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners, establishment of corporate headquarters including a prototype manufacturing laboratory, and demonstration of key technology proofs-of-concept.
QD Vision (http://www.qdvision.com) is leading quantum-dot materials advancements and manufacturing process development for the next-generation of displays. With backing from Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners and intellectual property licensed from MIT, QD Vision is focused on eliminating the shortcomings of current-generation displays by achieving the unique combination of high product reliability, low power consumption, scalable manufacturing, and best-in-class viewing experience.