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ECN: Why quantum dots are the next big display technology

Why quantum dots are the next big display technology

Nestled in between the bloated 4K, 8K, and “Beyond 4K” TVs at this year’s CES was an older lighting technology that’s just now gaining traction with consumer display manufacturers — quantum dots. The inimitable display tech — essentially a semiconductor nanocrystal with quantum mechanical properties — was discovered back in 1981, but it didn’t see commercial release until 2013 with Sony’s XBR X900A series of flat panel televisions.

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ECN: What is the most creative way LEDs have been implemented?

What is the most creative way LEDs have been implemented?

When it comes to interesting applications for LEDs, most in the industry quickly conjures up visions of unique luminaires or nearly invisible light sources highlighting priceless masterpieces. While that, combined with TV and mobile device backlighting, is where the industry sees both today’s volumes and revenues, the most interesting applications we’re seeing involve bio-physical monitoring and bio-photonics. LEDs are transforming our world in much broader way than simply through more efficient or flexible lighting.