Samsung revealed last fall that it had invested heavily in QD, quantum dot technology, built new factories and invested a lot of resources in developing the technology. Now it is announced that it will cease entirely with the manufacture of LCD screens. Partly because demand has dropped, but also because it is harder to get the necessary components.
Previously, Samsung's QD technology has not been as sharp as some of its competitors, based on how to design the screens. But with the new development and the big investment made last fall (eleven million dollars), all eggs will now be put in the QD basket.
QD, or Quantum Dot, is a technology that builds small nanoparticles that emit different colors when hit by light. The dots emit different colors depending on their size. The technology should give better resolution and more natural colors.
One of the changes Samsung has made in its QD screens is that they now use indium phosphate instead of cadmium, which has a life of up to one million hours.
Samsung announces that it will manufacture all the screens ordered up to the end of the year, but then it is a stop.
QD screens are used in television screens today but are not yet found in mobile phones. However, many predict that QD screens will have a breakthrough in the mobile area as well, and that one of the largest manufacturers of mobile screens ends with LCD indicates that it will.