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Boston Globe: Lexington’s QD Vision scores $22M for better TV displays

Lexington’s QD Vision scores $22M for better TV displays

Video display technology company QD Vision Inc. of Lexington has scored $22 million in fresh capital in support of the company’s “quantum dot” system.

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TWICE: Seiki TVs to Widen the Color Gamut

Seiki TVs to Widen the Color Gamut

China-based Tongfang Global, which markets value-priced TVs under the Seiki brand, will offer wide-color-gamut TVs under a partnership with QD Vision, which makes Color IQ quantum dot technology.

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Phys.Org: Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

At this month's China Information Technology Expo (CITE) event, a headline-maker was the launch of quantum dot televisions, by QD Vision and Konka, the consumer electronics company. QD Vision's calling card in this instance is all about its Color IQ optics. 

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Tom's Guide: Quantum Dot to Bring Better Color to Smaller Screens

Quantum Dot to Bring Better Color to Smaller Screens

Ultra-colorful quantum dot displays aren't quite ubiquitous yet, but that could change soon. Massachusetts optics company QD Vision, has introduced a new piece of quantum dot optics, which could allow for LCD monitors and all-in-one PCs with better color than we've ever seen. QD Vision's updated Color IQ tech uses 2mm-thin optics, which, compared to the previous standard of 3mm, will allow quantum dot to come to screens that are smaller than the one in your living room TV. Color IQ can currently be found on select TVs from companies such as Samsung and LG.

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Wired: What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?

What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?

If you look at the CES 2015 word cloud—a neon blob of buzz radiating from the Nevada desert, visible from space—much of it is a retweet of last year’s list. Wearables. 4K. The Internet of Things, still unbowed by its stupid name. Connected cars. HDR. Curved everything. It’s the same-old, same-old, huddled together for their annual #usie at the butt-end of a selfie stick.

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Sound & Vision: QD Vision IS Quantum Dots

QD Vision IS Quantum Dots

An increasing number of manufacturers are starting to use Quantum Dots as a light source for their LCD TVs, replacing LEDs. QD Vision is a major supplier of these devices. They argue that QD technology offers a number of advantages over LEDs (and OLEDs), including wider color, higher brightness, lower power consumption and, ultimately, lower cost (though the first sets to use Quantum Dots appear to be premium models).

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Venture Beat: Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going

Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going

If you’ve been paying attention to the market for TVs over the last few months, and especially during CES this week, you’ve been hearing a lot about 4K and 8K. But the real action today, and going forward, is in quantum dots. Known alternately as QDots or nanocrystals, quantum dots are the foundation behind what is expected to be one of the biggest sea changes in the television market over the next few years.

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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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Boston Business Journal: TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others.

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International Business Times

What Are Quantum Dots, And Why Are They Important?

Quantum dots were among the biggest buzzwords of CES 2015 -- we sat down with John Ho, the advanced development manager for QD Vision, the company behind ColorIQ (a quantum dots technology).

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WSJ: TV Makers Set a New Strategy

TV Makers Set a New Strategy 

The world’s top television makers will this year peddle sets that enhance the color representation of their screens, but postpone a more dramatic shift in technology that promised thinner frames, more energy efficiency and crisper images.

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Consumer Reports: 5 TVs from CES 2015 that Consumer Reports wants to review

5 TVs from CES 2015 that Consumer Reports wants to review

As in past years, TVs—especially 4K UHD TVs—commanded a lion's share of the attention at CES 2015, thanks to promised improvements in TV performance beyond pure resolution. Among the highlights were new TVs boasting quantum dot technology, which can purportedly improve color beyond what we get today, as well as LCD-based UHD TVs with backlights that use phosphor coating on the LEDs, also in an effort to improve color.

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Boston Business Journal: The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others. As the BBJ's David Harris has learned, the MIT spinoff, which has developed a type of semiconductor crystal, known as quantum dot, which allows for a wider gamut of color in a displayed picture, has now raised about $101 million in total funding to hire more materials engineers in Lexington and increase its sales and marketing workforce.

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IEE Spectrum: CES 2015: What the Heck Are Quantum Dots?

CES 2015: What the Heck Are Quantum Dots?

It wouldn’t be CES without an attempt to launch the next big thing in TV technology. The next big thing was recently supposed to be OLED TVs. That didn’t work out so well; OLED manufacturing costs haven’t come down as fast as anticipated; yields are still low for large-screen OLEDs and prices are staying high.