Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

Nanosys, Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF optical films for display applications.

Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF to display manufacturers in mass production volumes during the 2nd half of 2016. This new supply of high quality and cost competitive QDEF will further accelerate the utilization of Quantum Dot technology in displays of all types,
including UltraHD televisions, monitors and mobile devices.

Nanosys QDEF Quantum Dot technology makes displays more vivid by enabling pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nanotechnology. QDEF is a drop-in film that LCD manufacturers can integrate with existing production processes. It utilizes the light emitting
properties of Quantum Dots to create an ideal backlight for LCDs — one of the most critical factors in the color and efficiency performance of displays.

“Nanosys is the innovative leader in Quantum Dot technology – always providing the best performance, design and quality to customers,” said Hiroyuki Morishima, Executive Officer, General Manager R&D Headquarters, Hitachi Chemical. “We plan to to begin shipping product
in mass production volumes during the second half of 2016.”

“Hitachi’s proven expertise in design, engineering and manufacturing of products for consumer electronics including state-of-the-art displays make them a perfect partner to help us revolutionize the Quantum Dot Display industry,” said Jason Hartlove, President and CEO,
Nanosys, Inc. “Together, we expect to accelerate the adoption of brighter, more colorful and environmentally friendly displays that use less energy with Quantum Dots.”

Both Nanosys (booth #1329) and Hitachi Chemical are attending Society of Information Display’s DisplayWeek, May 23 – 27, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. For more information: