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Samsung makes the first color quantum dot display, still years till we see it in production

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Samsung makes the first color quantum dot display, still years till we see it in production
Quantum dots are semiconducting nanocrystals which are illuminated by current or light in different colors, depending on the material they are made of.

They are deemed very suitable for display technologies, because of the combination of the best of both worlds - a fifth of the cheap LCD technology power consumption, and at the same time twice cheaper to manufacture than AMOLED displays, but brighter and longer-lasting at that.

Samsung has managed to sprinkle the technology on both glass and plastic susbtrates, using active matrix to turn the dots on and off. The resulting display is full-color, but there are still a lot of engineering hurdles to be overcome to achieve the technology's potential. That is why researchers clarify we are still about three years away from seeing those in commercial devices like cell phones, but the things are looking more and more promising by the day.

source: TechnologyReview via Engadget

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posted on 23 Feb 2011, 10:25

1. AMora (unregistered)


Huge achievement

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 10:51 4

2. Ice (unregistered)


That's what she said.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 11:47

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is going to be awesome.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 12:25 1

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


whoever writes these blurbs really needs to learn how to check for proper use of the english language. That whole middle paragraph is just horrid. And I rarely think its bad enough to say something.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 12:49

5. joe67 (unregistered)


LED smartphone screens...hmmm..if thats the case I dont want one..hell an LED TV is nothing more than a light bulb..break that and yer display is trashed.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 13:06 3

7. jsobotka (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)


This display technology is not LED, nor are the "LED" TVs that are being sold currently... those are LCD panels with white LED back (or side) lighting, which replaced CFL backlighting, allowing for a much thinner profile.

The real question here is... will quick advancements in quantum dot display technology shrink the window of opportunity for OLED?

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 12:49

6. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


If your going to criticise peoples english Remixfa, best to get it right yourself ;-)

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 15:03

8. Ziggy (unregistered)


I love it when someone corrects another person's grammar and fails to be grammatically correct themselves!

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 16:17

9. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


Nimo, where did remixfa make a grammatical error? Remixfa, it is nice to see that I'm not alone when it comes to noticing how many writers have horrible grammer in today's society. Also, this technology is going to be amazing and it will probably come out too fast for OLED to get a chance to shine.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 17:55

11. warrinm (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)


It's not a grammatical error it's a typo, the word is English not english, the country is England not england.......

posted on 24 Feb 2011, 11:32

13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats just funny. Im not talking about a missing period or a missed capitolization. I dont care about that. The sentences themselves are nearly nonsensical.

I realize that the person blogging may have English as a second language, but that doesnt excuse the mistakes. It takes someone 3 seconds to proofread before posting. Looking elsewhere on the site, its getting more and more prevalent which is making the articles harder to read.

posted on 24 Feb 2011, 03:52 1

12. btbotimtim (Posts: 143; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


horrible grammer? It is grammar.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 16:53 1

10. asder (unregistered)


Whoever writes these blurbs really needs to learn how to check for proper use of the english language. The whole middle paragraph is just horrid, and I rarely think it's bad enough to say something.

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