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

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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13 Comments

1. AMora unregistered

Huge achievement

2. Ice unregistered

That's what she said.

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This is going to be awesome.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

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.

7. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 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?

6. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

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

8. Ziggy unregistered

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

9. Smokn04cobra

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

11. warrinm

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

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

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

12. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

horrible grammer? It is grammar.

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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