Quantum Materials presents heavy-metal-free quantum-dot display film at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Jan. 4, 2017
Low-cost, nontoxic QDs are based on abundant metals such as zinc.

Quantum Materials (San Marcos, TX; OTCBB:QTMM) is presenting its heavy-metal-free quantum-dot (QD) film by appointment to television, monitor, and mobile-display manufacturers at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES; Jan. 5 to 8, Las Vegas, NV).

The display film fulfills environmental mandates to restrict the use of heavy metals in consumer and professional electronics, notes Stephen Squires, the company's chairman and CEO.

"Due to relatively high cost, implementation of quantum-dot display film has been heavily weighted to the high-end display market," says Toshi Ando, senior director of business development at Quantum Materials. He adds that the company believes that its low-cost high-volume QD manufacturing approach will allow many more consumers to have QD TVs and other devices.

Quantum Materials is developing QDs with nontoxic zinc or indium cores to replace the cadmium cores used in many QDs (the company also makes high-performance cadmium-based QDs). For its cadmium-core-replacement QDs, Quantum Materials has a philosophy of avoiding the use of rare-earth metals, which are expensive and may sometimes not have an assured supply, and using abundant and nontoxic group II-VI materials.

To schedule a demo appointment at CES, contact Toshi Ando at [email protected].

Source: Quantum Materials, www.qmcdots.com

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