Exhibit A for the turnaround plan is a filter for light emitting diodes that improves the quality of light in white LEDs. White LEDs generally consist of a blue light LED covered by a filter coated with a yellow phosphor. While the phosphor-coated lens turns the light white, it is a clinical, "cold" white light. "Alien autopsy" is one way to describe it.
Nanosys' LED filter contains quantum dots developed by the company. (Similar quantum dots have been used in medical research.) The quantum dot lens turns the blue light into a "warm" white light that resembles the kind of light that comes out of a regular incandescent bulb. Again, Nanosys will not sell the know-how or the quantum dots to LED bulb makers. It will sell the complete filter as a component, which potentially will make it easier to integrate into finished products.
and even more:
Quantum-dot-enhanced lighting will have the greatest impact as the U.S. phases out incandescent light bulbs under government mandate. Highly efficient at downconverting light from blue LED sources, quantum dots (QDs) will ease the transition towards LEDs as an efficient source of high-quality warmly colored light. The U.S. commercial, industrial, and residential sectors spend approximately 23%, 1.3%, and 7.0% of their energy on lighting, and assuming 25% adoption in 2020, QD-enhanced bulbs will reduce country-wide FEC by 394 trillion BTU, translating into a reduction of $12.7 billion in annual spending for electricity, assuming $0.11/kWh retail price.
Nanosys recently announced that LG would deliver mobile products with quantum-dot-enabled, LED-backlit displays.....
While LEDs have garnered headlines recently in TVs, the technology isn't perfect. Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys, points out that the white LEDs used in backlight applications don't output much power in the red portion of the visible light spectrum. Hartlove said, "You get a pinkish orange rather than a deep red."
Hartlove acknowledges that the LCD HDTVs that rely on a matrix of LEDs covering the entire screen can overcome the problem by using red, green, and blue LEDs. But he also points out that such TVs employ upwards of 1000 LEDs that cost "some fraction of a dollar each."
Quantum dots can both improve the quality of LED backlighting and lower costs according to Hartlove. He said, "Our manufacturing process yields the ability to emit specific wavelengths allowing you to exactly match the color requirements of the application."
Nanosys will supply its technology in the form of a QuantumRail optic that sits between the LEDs and the light guide that channels the light to the screen. Hartlove stated, "We can create a backlight from a single emission source such as a blue LED." Indeed blue LEDs are extremely efficient and the blue light excites the QuantumRail to produce the red, green, and blue wavelengths required by the LCD filters.
I still have this book about nanotech firms, hmm around y2k and read the articel about tiny from time to time...
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Any news on innovalight or (and) nanosys ipo and tiny: to the moon :)
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Hey River: Is Nanosys your poster child for TINY? I think we all have a favorite. Mine is BioVex.
It sounds as if Nanosys has a very large, immediately addressable market to work. Hopefully they are ready to go to full scale manufacturing in the near future.
Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove, explained to the audience that his company is producing a low-cost metal nanobased material that can be used to develop solid state drives. Those drives store data without using any moving parts (in contrast with a spinning hard drive disk), and thus use significantly less energy than traditional storage hardware.