The big news in the PR today is the public announcement of Blue QD.
Squires states the reason it is big news himself -
“We have begun continuous-flow volume production of high-efficiency blue quantum dots that we believe will play an important role in the future of quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs). Prior to this point, blue quantum dots exhibited unfavorable energy levels in comparison to red and green quantum dots with respect to device efficiency,” Mr. Squire concluded.
Other QD makers are having trouble making commercial quantities of Red and Green QD. The closest they will ever come to blue QD is in their dreams!
It is important to note that if your QD is not high-efficiency then either the display manufacturer will reject your QD or force you to give them more QD to 'fill' so the brightness will be what is required, at a lower price. I believe that is why Samsung QD TV is at such a high price and why Edison estimated Nanoco's QD prices so low.
Blue QD ENABLE QD-LED.
Blue QD in a film replaces Blue LED diodes as the backlight.
Thinner form factor, higher efficiency, lower cost.
Blue QD ENABLE QD MICRO-LED.
QD-LED is forecast as the next generation of Displays for 2020 maybe?
MICRO-LED would follow soon after that.
Well, those dates just got a major move up toward today!
All market projections are obsolete by this news.
What if a display manufacturer decides to skip QD-LCD and go straight
to getting out a QD-LED display with all its advantages? Would it take
much longer than a fab for QD-LCD, especially knowing that it will be
obsolete by the time its built? This is just my speculation, a what if?.
Spread the news!
I expect Nano websites and analysts to be excited by this development.
I expect to read about it for the next week.
I expect that companies will be calling and begging for Blue!
I cannot stress the importance of this advancement enough.