TV vendors look to cooperate with QD Vision to develop Ultra HD TVs
Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Monday 21 October 2013]

Korea- and China-based TV vendors are looking to cooperate with QD Vision, a maker of quantum dot technology, to develop Ultra HD TV products in 2014.

QD Vision’s quantum dot technology has so far only been used in Sony TV products based off agreements between the two companies. However, a one-year contract between the two sides stating that QD Vision would give exclusive rights to the technology to Sony came to an end in third-quarter 2013, which has begun to spur the attention of TV vendors throughout Asia.

The vendors are looking to cooperate with QD Vision to develop Ultra HD TV panels with NTSC 100% and above set to be released in 2014. Currently most of Sony’s Ultra HD TV models are equipped with NTSC 90% and above and have been well received in the market.

Despite other vendors looking to cooperate with QD Vision, Sony still plans to maintain strong relations with QD Vision and also plans to release more Ultra HD TVs in 2014 with NTSC 100% and above specifications.

Market observers meanwhile said that OLED TVs have NTSC 125% and above but still have high material costs, making it difficult for the technology to compete in the market.

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