NanoLED technology is set to revolutionize the world of high-performance displays, offering significant improvements in color reproduction, viewing angles, and peak brightness. Unlike traditional quantum dot filters, which require a separate layer to reproduce colors, NanoLED directly electrifies quantum dots within the TV.
Nanosys, the company behind quantum dot technology, was recently acquired by Japanese company Shoei Chemical, signaling a commitment to advancing NanoLED technology. Previously targeting a release window of 2025/2026, Nanosys now aims to launch NanoLED TVs as early as 2024 or 2025, thanks to the accelerated progress prompted by the acquisition.
Quantum dot technology, commonly found in QLED, QNED, and QD-OLED TVs, relies on a quantum dot filter. This filter allows light emitted from a backlight or OLED subpixels to pass through a layer of quantum dots, which reproduce colors based on the width of the dot. In contrast, NanoLED technology eliminates the need for an initial photon of light by directly stimulating quantum dots with electricity through a process called electro luminescence.
One of the key advantages of NanoLED technology is its potential for high peak brightness. Nanosys claims that NanoLED can achieve over 600,000 nits peak brightness, offering a significant improvement over current display technologies. Additionally, NanoLED could potentially reduce manufacturing costs associated with achieving high levels of peak brightness. While microLED displays are currently the leading technology in this area, they are costly to manufacture due to the fragile nature of microLED assembly. Nanosys aims to overcome this challenge by using a solution-based process, which is expected to be more cost-effective and yield higher production rates.
Although NanoLED technology is still in development and its exact release date remains uncertain, it holds the promise of a significant leap forward in TV display quality. With its potential for improved color reproduction, increased viewing angles, and higher peak brightness, NanoLED TVs are poised to provide consumers with an unparalleled visual experience.
– Tom’s Guide