QD Vision awarded $1.38M defense contract for quantum-dot devices

March 15, 2012
Lexington, MA--QD Vision was awarded a $1.38 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for specialized devices based on electroluminescent quantum dots.

Lexington, MA--Quantum-dot illumination and display technology company QD Vision was awarded a $1.38 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for specialized devices based on electroluminescent quantum dots. QD Vision says the 12-month program will result in the development of prototype devices that can be tested under real-world conditions, and that will ultimately be used by U.S. forces.

Quantum-dot technology developed at QD Vision provides unique advantages in numerous display and lighting applications. Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that can be tuned to emit light at specific wavelengths, and quantum-dot LEDs () (QLEDs) are thin-film, low-voltage devices with the capability to emit in both monochrome and full-color modes.

"This award demonstrates QD Vision's leadership in emissive materials and devices, and combines our strengths in inorganic chemistry, thin-film deposition and electrical device physics," said Jason Carlson, QD Vision president and CEO. "We are excited and honored to take on this challenging program to provide important new devices and technology to the United States Department of Defense."

For more information on QD Vision's Government Business, go to www.qdvision.com/government-contracts.

SOURCE: QD Vision; www.qdvision.com/content1517

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