LG backs QLED technology

    Sidelines LED and OLED in favour of greener, brighter nanomaterial.
    QLED: a brighter future?
    QLED: a brighter future?

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    Forget LED and forget OLED. According to LG, the future of display technology is quantum dot LED nanotechnology. LG has thrown its weight behind the technology, joining forces with nanomaterials product company, QD Vision. The companies plan to bring the technology, dubbed as QLED, to market, claiming it requires less energy and will produce brighter, richer colours than current display products.

    New products will employ patterned thin films of QD Vision quantum dots to create a direct-view, active matrix display. QD Vision says that the technology will lower display-manufacturing costs by simplifying the production process.

    Chang-Dong Kim, vice president of LG Display, predicted that the partnership would accelerate development of LG products.

    Jason Carlson, QD Vision President and CEO, said: “The continuing advances in nanotechnology at QD Vision are the key to a whole new generation of displays that are far superior to what is available today. Our relationship with LG Display will result in exciting new products that meet growing consumer demand for ultra-thin, high quality, energy efficient displays.”

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