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CES 2017 Intro’s Quantum Materials Film

January 14, 2017

You may want to invest in Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) for no other reason than they are aggressive in the business world. They are introducing their FIRST Generation Cadmium Free QD Film and they previously were NOT A FILM MANUFACTURER, they made Quantum Dot’s!  Toshi displayed their film against a major manufacturer’s QD display film  (believed to be  Samsung as they are the only QD film manufacturer with commercial product) and without instrumentation there is no discernible difference. The importance of this to TV, laptop, display and gaming monitor manufacturers is simply the ability to provide these materials at a cost to the end user that allows them to place this superior film technology across their mid‐range (or possibly their entire line) of flat panel displays, not just the premium end of a line. It’s looking like a bright future for QMC, in more ways than one, with additional applications of Quantum Dots in Solar, Medical, LED Lighting and believe it or not Oil Exploration!

The article below is by  Clay Chase  – Torrey Hills Capital

Quantum Materials Corp. Introduces its First Generation Cadmium Free QD Film at 2017 CES

Samsung’s Next Generation Large Format QLED TV Flat Panel Display Exhibited at CES 2017

Las Vegas International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 2017

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Once again we have braved the massive crowds and ridiculously long lines at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to get a firsthand look at this year’s armada of next generation flat panel displays. In addition to checking out what the display OEM’s are planning to put on shelves in 2017, we were anxious to meet up with Toshi Ando of Quantum Materials Corp. (who was in town to display the Company’s new cad‐free QD film to a number of interested parties in the flat panel display industry during private meetings) and get eye’s on the Company’s first generation cadmium‐free quantum dot film for ourselves.

Arguably one of the biggest and most anticipated trade shows in Las Vegas, this year was no exception and easily the most crowded we have seen in a long time. Just getting into any one of the major exhibition halls required queuing up in long lines to get thru security ‐ and if you had to get somewhere quickly ‐ forget about it! ‐ you were out of luck with 1+ hour long lines just to get a cab that “launched” you into hopelessly gridlocked Las Vegas traffic.

Lucky for us we arrived at McCarran after the bulk of the roughly 170K+ attendees had already arrived in Las Vegas and after managing a short taxi line we were barreling along Las Vegas side streets to our primary destination ‐ the Central Hall of the main LV convention center where all of the major electronics OEM’s were displaying their best and brightest production offerings (and prototypes, demos) in the flat panel display category for 2017.

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The primary theme at this year’s show was a continuation of both 2015 and 2016 with a high pitched technology battle between LG ‐ and their OLED technology (which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode) ‐ and Samsung’s quantum dot technology which they are now calling QLED TV (Samsung purchased QD Vision, a quantum dot development and production company earlier this year for ~US$70 million and the QLED trademark came along with this purchase so they have swapped last year’s SUHD moniker, which was somewhat confusing as it was too similar to LG’s Super UHD TM in favor of QLED, which is more or less a ramped up version of SUHD tech with ability to produce high color volume in the 1,500+ nit range).

This year LG ended up with the premier booth space (if you can call a space that could easily fit a couple of full sized hockey rinks a “booth”) near the front doors of central hall,

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so we checked that area out first. As advertised, OLED TV’s are arguably the most advanced and impressive TV technology in terms of sheer viewing quality on the planet ‐ and LG’s new fleet of OLED tv’s are visually stunning. Extremely thin and devoid of boxy support frames, these TV’s exude quality from every angle but just like last year, LG goes out of their way to ensure that the ambient light in the viewing area of these panels is for the most part quite dim relative to the overall lighting level of the conference hall. We believe this is done primarily to show off the inky black levels that OLED panels are known for, but also keeps these panels out of the bright lights that can wash out this high contrast advantage. The relative high historical retail cost of OLED vs. LCD panels have so far kept this format from proliferating past the

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1% mark of tv’s manufactured and sold each year, and we are still hearing stories of high cost to manufacture these large format panels due to low yields (read high scrap rates) keeping them from mainstream “mass consumer” status. In addition to OLED set’s LG was showcasing a new technology in their UHD LCD line featuring a technology they have dubbed “nano cell” ‐ that is engineered to increase both color gamut and enhance color purity when viewed at off angles. These panels are very good as well and LG has definitely upped their game with this new nano cell tech (1nm particles that absorb some of the light spectrum to enhance viewing) vs. last year’s UHD models.

After spending about 45 minutes in the LG booth, we made our way directly to Samsung’s massive display area located roughly in the center of the main hall. There is no question that Samsung is THE standard bearer for quantum dot technology in flat panel displays. Like last year, Samsung’s exhibit is off the chart impressive. They have not only embraced quantum dot technology, it has become the foundation of their flat panel display technology going forward and this was evident in just about every demonstration of their next generation QLED TV

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so we checked that for line up. those of you reading this article that are wondering about now “hey, what the heck is a quantum dot?” here is an article on the subject from last year’s CES that covers the topic quickly and succinctly. Click on the following link, read this article and then come back over to read the rest of this report and you will understand quantum dot’s better than about 99.99% of the world population and you will also understand just how big this new disruptive technology could become over the next 3 to 5 years as it becomes a de facto standard in not just flat panel LCD displays, but in several other vertical markets such as general lighting, battery technology, solar energy and eventually even computers.

“Quantum Dots Explained: What are quantum dots and why are they so awesome?”

Samsung’s QLED TV models are absolutely riveting. The quality level of these new sets is extremely high with almost all of the demonstrations in the Samsung booth highlighting the advantages of these tv’s over other OEM’s products as a result of utilizing quantum dot design. In fact, after viewing the QD sets for a while your eye gets tuned to the rich color and it automatically registers this difference when you then look at standard UHD panels with limited color gamut. This was evident once we left the Samsung exhibit and walked thru other booths in the show (there are many hundreds of flat panel displays at CES, even in booths that are not OEM electronics companies) and it makes you truly appreciate these infinitesimally small crystals’ ability to amplify light and greatly improve viewing quality.

Originally, quantum dots were tasked with increasing the range of color gamut in an LCD TV to more closely match the full range of colors recognized by the human eye. Traditional phosphors that have provided the RGB color spectrum in LCD designs prior to quantum dot technology were limited in color gamut leaving LCD panels a bit lifeless and dull in terms of color purity, especially when trying to render bright red or green coloring. Quantum dots have bridged that gap and provided OEM’s that utilize this technology an efficient tool to move materially up the color gamut scale and provide a much broader, lifelike set of colors to work with. This ability was the first great differentiator for quantum dots ‐ but the story got even better as quantum dots worked their way into the market at the perfect time when UHD technology was on boarding (4,096 pixels across x 2,160 pixels vertically yielding ~4X the pixel density vs. 1080 tech) and it just happens that quantum dots also allow OEM’s to work magic with the new HDR (high dynamic range) technology providing the ability to create brightly lit details in dark background settings utilizing local dimming LED backlights. Without quantum dots, the OEM’s are not able to efficiently create the stunning images they now can with UHD panel sharpness and HDR light rendering to make these panels absolutely sparkle and create a truly “next generation” viewing quality that is on par with (and some folks even argue better in several key categories than) OLED panels, especially when one considers the pricing delta between these two tech’s.

One of the demo’s at the Samsung display area highlighted this ability extremely well with a standard UHD panel positioned right next to one of the new QLED panels with room brightness automated to go from very dim to very bright. With the ambient lights low, the QLED showed much higher color purity over the standard UHD but the difference wasn’t huge. Once the lights came up to very bright ambient light, the difference between the two panels was absolutely striking. The UHD panel was so washed out it was barely recognizable, with the QLED retaining 100% of its color purity

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‐ almost as if it wasn’t a TV but more like a backlit high gloss acrylic painting on glass. Absolutely stunning in its ability to create this image against very bright ambient light (and this feature will also be key in allowing QD technology to move into commercial signage panels that need to show high brightness in outdoor lighted settings). This ability is attributed to the efficiency of quantum dots and their ability to “down convert” or transfer photonic light vs. filtering it as phosphors do. In fact, we reckon the new math over at Samsung looks something like: QD + HDR + UHD = $$$ ‐ and we have seen plenty of evidence that a large number of OEM’s that manufacture flat panel displays are looking to move in this direction and capitalize on this new LCD algebra by utilizing quantum dot technology to match (or even just get close to) the performance levels of Samsung’s QLED TV line. Like last year several other TV makers have built and were displaying QD driven UHD sets (both commercially available and proto‐type) with impressive wide color gamut and HDR capabilities such as Hisense, TCL and Phillips ‐ and another key take away from the conference was the fact that Samsung has now pushed quantum dot tech into their line of gaming monitors (as has ASUS and Nvidia), so in comparison to last year, quantum dot technology is proliferating quickly and is expected to grow at healthy double digit growth rates over the next couple of years to reach up to 20 million QD panels by as early as 2019‐2020 according to several technology forecasting groups. The question remains then, where will these OEM’s source high quality, cadmium free quantum dot infused film to accomplish these directives. That is where Quantum Materials Corp. comes into play and where they are looking to position themselves at or near the top of a very short list of quantum dot manufacturing groups with cadmium free processing capability in this major technology shift in flat panel display technology (unlike OLED tech, which requires massive new capex capital to be spent on dedicated new fabrication facilities, QD technology can be placed into existing LCD designs by simply adding a sheet of QD film and adjusting the color of the backlight LED’s to blue). With no new additional capex outlay, anyone that is currently building LCD tv’s can adapt those lines to build QD tv’s with the addition and change of just a few simple components. In what represents a major milestone for the Company, Quantum Materials Corp. came to CES this year to demonstrate their first generation cadmium free, quantum dot film component, manufactured by one of their collaboration partners that makes opto‐electronic films for the flat panel display industry.

In a recent press release Quantum Materials Corp founder and CEO, Stephen Squires talked about the debut of this film at CES: “We are excited to present our QD display film to leading display manufacturers at CES seeking to incorporate advanced quantum dot technology into their TV, monitor and mobile device offerings. Our heavy metalfree display film affords display designers the ability to create brighter and more vivid wider colorgamut devices, while fulfilling environmental mandates to restrict the use of heavy metals in consumer and professional electronics.”

In this same release, Toshi Ando, Quantum Materials Corp Senior Director of Business Development further stated:

“Due to relatively high cost, implementation of quantum dot display film has been heavily weighted to the highend display market. We believe Quantum Materials Corp’s lowcost highvolume quantum dot manufacturing approach will enable the enhanced viewing experience made possible with quantum dots to be enjoyed by consumers along a much broader range of price points.”

After spending several hours in the Central Hall, I made my way over to the Venetian to meet with Toshi Ando of QMC (he had private meetings at the Venetian which is where many of the private exhibits and corporate suites are located) and got a demo of QMC’s new QD film. Simply put, the demo was impressive. Quantum Materials demonstration placed their first generation cadmium free film (the upper square in the diagram below) next to “a major manufacturer QD display film” (the lower square in the diagram, which we can only assume based on this description is a Samsung QD film) and the two were indistinguishable from each other. Toshi explained that the two characteristics to look for in this comparison were overall brightness and “white” coloration of the light. Given

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these two categories both films looked to be very evenly matched. The picture to the right was taken with no ambient light, but  when viewing the demo with bright ambient light both films displayed extremely high brightness and vivid white coloration in equal amounts (the combination of red, green and blue light makes a pure white light).

So where does that leave Quantum Materials Corp in their mission to enter the supply chain of what is ramping up to be a high demand environment for superior performance level, cadmium free quantum dot infused film? If you take a close look at the two quotes above from Squires and Ando, it’s relatively easy to look down the road from here and see what they are looking to accomplish ‐ which is simply the ability to provide these materials at a cost to the end user that allows them to place this superior film technology across their mid‐range (or possibly their entire line) of flat panel displays, not just the premium end of a line. How will they accomplish this goal? Well Quantum Materials looks to have a good answer to that question as well. First ‐ Quantum Materials Corp utilizes a proprietary “continuous flow” processing method to make highly consistent quantum dot products with low capex and operating expense relative to some of the other “batch” methods of quantum dot processing. Second ‐

Quantum Materials Corp has aligned itself with large, well positioned partners in the optoelectronic component space such as Uniglobe Kisco, which will be representing the Company on the sales side (here is a link to extensive materials information for QMC’s QD products  http://uniglobekisco.com/products/quantum‐dots) and has worked with (and we suspect they are likely still working with) Nitto Denko, one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of opto‐electronic film products (QMC was engaged with Nitto Denko for an extensive joint development program in 2015 and 2016) and thirdly ‐ the performace spec of QMC’s cadmium free quantum dots

was recently validated by a third party when Uniglobe Kisco, Inc. President Kenji Shimada commented, “It’s exciting to be partnering with Quantum Materials in this revolutionary display material technology. Our own rigorous testing has shown product specifications for their cadmiumfree quantum dots to be at or beyond what is currently available in the market today, and their innovative highvolume production technology gives us confidence in the company’s ability to fulfill demand as the market for quantum dotenabled films for displays grows.”

When you step back from the market for a moment, it’s fairly easy to conclude that the two limiting factors in the (even faster) proliferation of quantum dot technology has been the availability of high performance spec, cadmium‐free film ‐ and the wholesale price point to an OEM for that film. Let’s face it, these are extremely tough materials to make and so far the price points for these materials has remained relatively high in comparison to overall BOM schedules for all but the higher end retail price point panels. After discussing these points with Toshi we came away with the impression that there are currently very few, if any suppliers in the market that are capable of making high performance level, cadmium free QD film that is priced in a range that makes if affordable to utilize in the mid range of flat panel displays. QMC’s now stated mission is to fill that void in the market and be THAT COMPANY with their film products. The fact that they were at CES meeting with OEM representatives and VAR groups with what we witnessed to be an extremely bright, pure white colored, 100% cadmium free film component puts them one step closer to that goal. The other key input in this equation is capacity (and speed to scale up capacity). QMC currently has capacity to produce over 2 metric tons of QD materials per year (1 metric ton is 1,000,000 grams or enough for 1 to possibly 2 million 55″ flat panel displays), and with low capex can rapidly push that number up, giving them the flexibility to move quickly enough to satisfy even the largest demands for materials by a flat panel display maker looking to move this format into a large number of panels over a short time frame.

The consumer electronics industry is a demanding and rapidly shifting market space that rewards quality and competitive pricing and can be punishing to groups unable to satisfy these two requirements. Based on the two most recent press releases and our meeting with Toshi in Las Vegas at this year’s CES, we believe that QMC is now positioned to deliver on both of these fronts and will start accelerating towards their stated goals in the flat panel market space over the next couple of months. With two major industry trade shows coming up ‐ the Quantum Dot Forum in San Diego ‐ March 15‐17, 2017 and SID Display Week in Los Angeles ‐ May 21‐26, 2017, we expect that we will have plenty to report over the next 60‐120 days on the QMC front and look forward with great anticipation as this Company makes their mark in the quantum dot industry going forward.

If QMC is successful in moving their quantum dot materials/film components into the opto‐electronic supply chain with one or more of the OEM groups looking to enter the quantum dot panel business, the financial reward they could realize (and subsequent shareholder appreciation) could be substantial based on the overall market size and projected growth rate of the industry.

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On a final note, as we approached Las Vegas, our jet made a fairly low approach over several very large solar energy facilities and it reminded us why we originally got interested in the Company in the first place ‐ and that is the potential for quantum dots to enhance the yield and lower the cost of solar photovoltaic cells. This is still a major future opportunity for QMC, especially given their low cost, high volume processing methods/capabilities and we fully expect that once they are successful in cracking the elusive code of entering the flat panel display industry ‐ will refocus their efforts back into the solar industry, which holds the promise for even bigger rewards for the Company and its shareholders.

To learn more about Quantum Materials Corp. be sure to check out their website at http://www.qmcdots.com

Clay Chase ‐ Torrey Hills Capital

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Wall Street Wonder in The Making! QTMM

February 15, 2014

The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.

It’s all about a nanotechnology company that can make copious amounts of quantum dots that the average person doesn’t understand, know if you can see them with the naked eye, how they are used or what they even are.   Quantum dots are man made crystals smaller than human cells. Their special electrical conductivity properties have generated a new class of semiconductor.  These unique nanocrystals are creating quite a stir in the industry because the technology applications are across a broad spectrum and you may remember the growth of companies like Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments that were making semiconductors.  Quantum Materials Corp. (USA) makes Quantum Dots which are the next generation of semiconductors. 

A QD Learning Adventure Video

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I first read in Motley Fool a statement and loved it because it is so true, So, I’ll relay it again “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” You’ll want to remember that and invest for the future in nanotechnology. One company that meets the criteria as a growth business that will dominate a mass market is Quantum Materials Corp (USA) with their Tetrapod Quantum Dot’s (TQD).  They have multiple uses in a wide array of applications in many different sectors...not just solar, medical and visual displays. Those were the primary reasons that I invested in this stock in the 1st place and as more and more uses for quantum dots are discovered every day,  it re-enforces that I made the right decision….”it’s the same as having ‘a diversified portfolio , all in one stock’.”[1]  An investment in this nanotechnology company that most people know nothing about is going to change how the world develops in ways completely unimaginative to most.
Tissue welding with lasers during surgery, selective cell isolation to eradicate cancers, Solar cells with up to 65% efficiency, displays that pop with vibrant colors, power consumption 50% less than existing means, 3D TV’s that could go into the realm of holographic realism, clothing and paints that change color with the whim of your desires. Sounds far fetched?
So was Dick Tracy’s 2 way wrist radio/TV watch in 1964, precursor to cell phones today. The Quantum Materials Corporation developed the method to mass produce a nanocrystal called a QUANTUM DOT that will follow the world-changing technologies like Plastics 1920’s – 40’s, Biotech 1940’s – 60-s, Internet 1970’s – 90’s and now Nanotech 2010 – ?.
The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.
A previous press release with NanoAxis using Quantum Materials Corp TQD’s in their Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression research was eye opening. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8794822.htm Multiple applications like that in one sector of one market give creadance to the depth of this technology into the diverse commercial markets opening up. Optoelectronics and the display screens that save energy proposed for future QDLED iPhones [2&3]  to the household light bulbs will all use Quantum Dots. Anything that has color associated with it is a candidate for QD use. How broad is that? And the amazing part of this is it goes both ways. Not only do quantum dots give off vibrant light in every visible color spectrum but they absorb light in every spectrum to generate electricity. Solar cells will power devices 24/7. This day and night production of electricity uses solar cells that generate power from the ultraviolet thru visible to the infrared lighting range to produce their power. To be more descriptive, sunlight at zenith (climax or high point) provides an irradiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation. The wafer type solar cells available today can only process visible light. That leaves out over half of the energy available from IR and the remainder in the UV. 56% of the available energy to be converted to electricity is LOST using today’s solar cells. Tomorrow using the Solterra Renewable Technology flexible solar cell you will be able to capture that lost energy in the IR and UV region. And what is really exciting about this new Nanotechnology with Tetrapod Quantum Dots is it’s absorption capability 24 hours a day! Like enhanced night vision goggles the IR at night (although it would be a small amount) is enough to continue generation of power around the clock.

You can’t say now that you didn’t have a chance to look into what could be the next Wall Street Wonder company with return potentials like Dell, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, and if investing a little in an individual company isn’t your style, at least look into a Nanotechnology fund. IT IS THE FUTURE.

I suggest you investigate Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM and if you decide not to invest at least follow the company developments. You can always change your mind later, just don’t watch another life time opportunity pass you by. Life is too short waiting for the next one to come by.

Good luck, health and prosperity in what ever choice you make.

Bill

[1]http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=68465724

[2]http://blog.toaninfo.com/2011/09/comparison-of-iphone-5-droid-bionic-and.html

[3]http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/06/apple-intensifies-research-into-quantum-dot-enhanced-displays

Latest video:
Sept. 2014: Click HERE to view 4 short TV interviews with Tetrapod Quantum Dots being produced before your eyes at qmcdots.com/videos!
June 2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest press releases:
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
January 6, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Increasing Quantum Dot Production Capacity to Two Metric Tons by Q2 2015 to Meet 4K LCD TV and Display Demand”
November 19, 2014: “Eminent Nanotechnologist Dr. Michael Krueger Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 12, 2014: “Nanomaterial Processes Scientist Dr. Krishna Kowlgi Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 5, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp to Quadruple Lab Space and Add Scientists”
October 1, 2014: “Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum dot displays to launch in 2015”
August 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Achieves 95% Quantum Yield by Automated Quantum Dot Production”
July 22, 2014: “Quantum Materials Announces Outside Directors and Adds Scientific Advisory Board”
June 30, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Uncloneable Anti-Counterfeiting 3D Printing Technology”
June 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Ships 20 Grams of Quantum Dots to Major Asia-Based Global Company in First Weeks of Operation of Scaled Production System”
Feb. 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology to Increase Brightness and Stability in Consumer Electronics”
Feb. 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod Quantum Dot Production”
Nov. 7, 2013: “Quantum Materials Engineers Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Biomedical Assays and Devices”
Sept. 11, 2013: “Customized Tetrapod Quantum Dot samples delivered to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics firm”
July/Aug 2013: “Quantum Dots: The Next Generation of Displays”
July 29, 2013: “Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers”
June 6, 2013: “Quantum Materials Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule”
March 27, 2013: “Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers”
Feb. 12, 2013: This press release about being able to manufacture Cadmium Free Quantum Dots is significant because it opens up the European and Asian markets that have bans on rare earth metals in their products. “Non Heavy Metal – Cadmium Free Tetrapod Quantum Dots”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

QMC’s Quantum Dot Industry Growth Potential = Nothing less than Explosive!

October 19, 2012

Quantum Materials Corp  is the catalyst! – ticker QTMM

August 18, 2012 According to a new market research report, “Quantum Dots (QD) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2022)” published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total market for Quantum dots is expected to reach $7480.25 million (7.48 billion) by 2022,  at a CAGR of 55.2% from 2012 to 2022. [3] This is in line with previous predictions: The global market for QDs, which in 2010 is estimated to generate $67 million in revenues, is projected to grow over the next 5 years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.3%, reaching almost $670 million by 2015, representing a tenfold increase. Following the initially modest revenues generated by standalone colloidal QDs—primarily serving the life sciences, academic, and other industrial research and development (R&D) communities—within the next 2 years several significant product launches are expected with colloidal or in situ QD underpinnings. These will bolster market revenue considerably. The biggest growth sectors will be in optoelectronics, solar energy, optics, and electronics, adding to strong growth already established in the biomedical sector. Specific QDbased products include lasers, sensors, Flash memory, lighting and displays, second and third-generation solar panels, security deterrents, and several enhancements to portable devices.[1] 

Katharine Sanderson wrote for the Nature Journal June 10, 2009:

There’s gold at the end of this rainbow. Nanocrystals called quantum dots have promised to revolutionize display technologies, solar power and biological imaging for more than a decade. Yet the quantum-dot market has remained small, with a handful of companies selling dots directly to researchers, using the particles to develop their own products or licensing their technologies to partners. [2]

Quantum dots have been around for quite a while, but they’re taking a really long time to mature,” says David Hwang of the market-analysis company Lux Research in New York. A key barrier is price: quantum dots can cost anywhere from US$3,000 to $10,000 per gram, restricting their use to highly specialized applications.  (QMC has taken that significant barrier down.)

But industry analysts are now predicting extremely rapid growth for the market over the next few years, driven by demand for energy-efficient displays and lighting, and enabled by cheaper, more efficient manufacturing processes. In September 2008, market-research company BCC Research of Wellesley, Massachusetts, predicted that the market for products relying on quantum dots would grow from $28.6 million in 2008 to $721 million by 2013, with particularly rapid growth in the optoelectronics sector from 2010 (see graph).

It was brought to my attention and I have to say the projections made are about 2-3 years behind by the current standards.  Developments in solar using Quantum Dots didn’t develop as fast as expected and is an obvious example looking at the chart. Pretty much all the markets that were expected to use QD”s are far below the projections.  Do you know any company other than Nanoco that has received over a million for QD’s for any use? The only uses have been in the research fields to date, developing the products that can be commercialized when QD’s become economical. Since the commercialization of products has taken in inordinate amount of time, it tells me there could be a lot of pent-up demand building for QD’s. So the prediction above of extreme rapid growth may just be right on the mark if not an under statement.                                                                               Courtesy BCC Research

Michael Edelman, Nanoco’s chief executive, says “If this market is going to take off we’ll need a lot of material.”(2) The last couple years have found many new applications for Quantum Dot use. Current and future applications of QDs impact a broad range of industrial markets. These include, for example, biology and biomedicine; computing and memory; electronics and displays; optoelectronic devices such as LEDs, lighting, and lasers; optical components used in telecommunications; and security applications such as covert identification tagging or biowarfare detection sensors.[1]

Quantum Materials Corp. (USA)  can now provide the low cost, high volume, high quality quantum dots that will fuel the growth in the various industries worldwide because of their continuous flow process. Mass production of Quantum dots will be the catayst that provides the cross over from product research to commercialization. The numerous markets and the explosive growth potential leaves plenty of room for others to try and compete also. Try they will and just as Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Budget are all prosperous, the nanotechnology field for quantum dots will be no different as it matures. But it’s always better to be the MARKET LEADER and NUMBER ONE.

Quantum Materials Corp. (USA) the global play that’s about to pay.

Latest video:
Sept. 2014: Click HERE to view 4 short TV interviews with Tetrapod Quantum Dots being produced before your eyes at qmcdots.com/videos!
June 2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest press releases:
January 30, 2017:“GTG and QMA Report 150 Million RMB Investment by China Government Guidance Fund and Siting of Production Facilities in Beijing and Changde Economic Development Zones”
January 04, 2017:“Quantum Materials Corp to Present Heavy Metal-Free Quantum Dot Display Film at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show”
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
January 6, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Increasing Quantum Dot Production Capacity to Two Metric Tons by Q2 2015 to Meet 4K LCD TV and Display Demand”
November 19, 2014: “Eminent Nanotechnologist Dr. Michael Krueger Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 12, 2014: “Nanomaterial Processes Scientist Dr. Krishna Kowlgi Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 5, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp to Quadruple Lab Space and Add Scientists”
October 1, 2014: “Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum dot displays to launch in 2015”
August 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Achieves 95% Quantum Yield by Automated Quantum Dot Production”
July 22, 2014: “Quantum Materials Announces Outside Directors and Adds Scientific Advisory Board”
May 21, 2014: “Quantum Materials Update on Scaled Quantum Dot Production”
April 10, 2014: “Quantum Materials Delivers Advanced Material to Broaden Product Offerings”
Feb. 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology to Increase Brightness and Stability in Consumer Electronics”
Feb. 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod Quantum Dot Production”
Nov. 7, 2013: “Quantum Materials Engineers Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Biomedical Assays and Devices”
Sept. 11, 2013: “Customized Tetrapod Quantum Dot samples delivered to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics firm”
July/Aug 2013: “Quantum Dots: The Next Generation of Displays”
July 29, 2013: “Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers”
June 6, 2013: “Quantum Materials Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

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[1] Global Market for Quantum Dot Technologies to Reach $670 Million by 2015 By Electronics.ca Research NetworkPublished February 22, 2011Nanotechnology

[2] Quantum dots go large : Nature News by Katharine Sanderson June 10, 2009:

[3] “Quantum Dots (QD) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2022)” published by MarketsandMarkets 8-18-2012

QTMM – Five Star Hotel, HALF a Star Price!

April 15, 2012

That’s a good analogy if you’re in the business of manufacturing and need customized high quality quantum dots for your products at a price that will help add to your bottom line. If you’re an investor consider yourself very lucky today. You’ve come across a company manufacturing a product so new 95%+ of the world has no idea about it. The 5% (if that) are college students just being exposed over the past couple years and starting to get a grasp as to the potential uses these Quantum Dots have. The best analogy I heard was from a guy named Garry Williams. Quantum Dots (QD’s) are like what sand is to cement. Sand is one of the three major building blocks in cement. That statement when you stop to think about it for a moment gives you a picture of the scope involved. You can’t go far without finding something that has been constructed with cement no matter where you go in the world. That gives you the feel for how many places worldwide that you will find Quantum dots used. Cement is in a multitude of products from construction site foundations, building of various shapes and sizes, roads, tunnels, bridges, pools, patios, figurines in the yard to yes even boats. Now lets break that down even further but before that’s done ask yourself, what was the product Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC)  is manufacturing? It’s Quantum Dots. To get the immensity of the companies growth potential put the fact that QD’s will be used world wide, along side the picture of the multitude of products they will be used in, remember that the Quantum Dot is equivalent to the grain of sand. It is pretty mind boggling to try and grasp the future when you think of it that way. The quantity of quantum dots that will be needed is astronomical. That leads to the uses in the future: Far fetched is SBSP – Space Based Solar Panels, Google it, there are two companies involved in this technology currently. A little more down to Earth, solar will be a major consumer of these quantum dots. QD hybrid silicon solar panels and the next generation photovoltaic QD cells will consume a few of those dots. Medical applications is the most promising for life changing applications next to solar. Products being developed from the advances in cancer research, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, depression are already known for these quantum dots. A company called NanoAxis has already proven the viability of their use in vitro and in vivo. They are currently developing medical diagnostic test kits for the rapid determination of the ailment instead of waiting days or weeks for lab test results. There will be a significant advance in medical prognosis for doctors as well as they will be able to deliver pharmaceutical products directly to the diseased cells.
Have you seen the 2013 Ford Mustang car commercial where the cars driving down the road change color and display different designs? That is the kind of future you are about to enter with these quantum dots. Paints made from quantum dots will allow you to change the color of any item you’ve put them on or in to create vibrant colors that even nature would consider spectacular. The designs will only be limited by the creativity of ones own mind. Art will take on a whole new dimension never before considered. 

Applications keep expanding every day, Young minds keep getting more and more creative, it’s as if the youth of this world are getting focused on this new nanotechnology like a laser on a target. They do see uses in laser’s, with significant uses from military applications to tissue welding during surgery, LED lighting, monitors, displays, TV’s, the iphone, night vision equipment, security, equipment/personnel identification, preventing counterfeiting, quantum computing, designer clothing and fabrics, water purification and the list goes on and on. Quantum Dots from Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM will make some of these ideas a reality. That should start to give you an idea of the volume and expansive scope of this nanotechnology using quantum dots.

Remember that grain of sand in the concrete we were originally talking about? It is all related to the quantity of these quantum dots that will be needed to bring these products and ideas to fruition and into production. QMC being able to mass produce these QD’s economically for companies to profit will garner much attention in the future. QD nanotechnology – See The Light!

Bill Leigh

Why would I want to invest in this company Quantum Materials Corp – QTMM?

November 23, 2009

Did you know McDonalds was going to become, or Microsoft was going to become, or QVC was going to become the household names they did?  How could you have known they were destined to be staples of the American economy? Everyone has hind sight but few have foresight. If only I had a way or someone to direct me on how to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market. I don’t have a crystal ball but I can tell you to read and you may start to get the picture of the future.

Steve Squires is QTMM/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.’s CEO. This is his take on the future of Quantum Dots & Solar power from Quantum Dots, look at the Oct. 2009 issue, pages 56, 57 & 58   Use the “zoom ” feature on the bottom of the page to see clearer text. This is a visionary article.

 http://www.interpv.net/ebook/ebook_03.asp

What he doesn’t tell you is there is a lot more potential from Medical http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=43821676, Waste Heat Recovery (Could be as big as solar) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=43767056, Biotechnology, Semiconductor http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090401102946.htm, Optoelectronics, Military and Aerospace research fields and finally, OLED/LED’s http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayRe…5066582&EDATE= . What was that about identifying a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market?

AND the (now not so) latest update 12-2-09 is Dr. Bob Glass joins Solterra as CTO to assist in taking this Quantum Dot & Solar company with its developing array of products into the future. http://twitter.com/drbob999  Dr. Glass has EXACTLY what this company needed as a startup. STARTUP EXPERIENCE and TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. Director of Science at Sun Microsystems in the 90’s the technology he talked about then is the reality that SOLTERRA has today!  Dr. Glass is no charlatan, as CTO he is bringing a wealth of corporate development experience with him. Check out the company web site EOU.COM.  http://www.eou.com/aboutbob.html

This was my take months ago before the name change and still is, only with a more solid foundation,  ,  QTMM is to be a global play that will pay

https://solterra1.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/hgue-re-inventing-solar-with-solterra-renewable-technologies/

Many more announcements and developments have taken place since writing this article.  You should check out the company site under press releases. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the progress and probably a little disappointed you didn’t see this months ago. http://www.qmcdots.com/

Helping the environment stay green and clean for our children through innovative science!

QTMM – RE-INVENTING Solar with Solterra Renewable Technologies

June 15, 2009

UPDATE – The references to the company name Hague, ticker – HGUE  were changed in April 2010 to Quantum Materials Corp, ticker – QTMM  

Whether you’re in college starting to invest or an old time investor, Solterra should be in your portfolio as they develop into a market leader for the Solar and Nanotechnology Industry! The reason I say that is from an article written by Jennifer Ouellette in Artificial atoms illuminate biotechnology and other fields. Her closing paragraph is: “Exactly where quantum dots will find their biggest commercial breakthrough remains to be seen, but the initial biotech applications will surely pave the way for others. And for those engaged in their sale and manufacture, there is no denying their market potential. “I think we are on the verge of a commercial breakthrough similar to what polymers did to the plastics industry,” says Talbot. “This material has so many different uses that it could be a fundamental new material system for a whole host of products that touch on almost all major areas of modern life.” Solterra is economically producing these Quantum Dots and making them available for research in various industries. http://en.wordpress.com/tag/quantum-dots-for-sale/

I’ve been researching this company for several months now and it is still not on the radar screen while they execute their business plan and build infrastructure. HGUE is a good risk to rewards ratio investment that you have to at least consider as an investor. At .10 cents it’s pretty much a no brainer that a little money goes a long way to securing a potentially very nice return!  The first half of the year they kept a low profile for some reason without announcing they had made significant progress. That changed when they broke the silence with press releases that started on 6-4-09, 6-10-09,  6-16-09,  etc. Before that there was only an ASU press release about Solterra and Nitto Denko that Solterra never mentions. You can now see from the press releases this company has the right products and management to blossom into one of those companies that raises the phrase, “If only I knew”. Well consider yourself advised and do your DD. This emerging market leader (HGUE – Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.) is a company with unique value propositions to set it apart. It is in the forefront of the new Flexible Solar Power Industry that will replace the silicon wafer-based solar cell industry. Now that they’ve announced they are spinning off Solterra from HAGUE and are persuing  involvement with the European Supergrid Initiative it should be even more interesting!  See 6-10-09 and 6-16-09  press releases.

Since June, Hague has continued to move forward. They announced additional ventures on July 27, 2009 covering screen-printing techniques for the fabrication of organic light emitting diodes. August they announced they are going to use the Access2flow production process to allow commercial manufacturing of Quantum Dots. September 17th they presented their business plan to Venture Capitalists at the 7th Annual Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum at Rice University.  November 9th & 10th they are presenting in Saudi Arabia at the Kingdom Project Expansion & Investment Summit.

Solterra is embarking on its journey into the fast path of technology leadership as a market leader in Solar and Quantum Dot production.  CEO Stephen Squires has taken two of the top research scientists in their fields and combined their innovative scientific contributions to create the next generation of solar cells for the industry. DR Jabbour at ASU is working on the light weight thin film panel sheets that will make unrealistic pipe dreams economically possible using the Quantum Dots Dr. Wong developed at Rice University. Solar as we know it today isn’t going to be leading any charge in the future, the future is in the economical mass production of Tetrapod Quantum Dots like Solterra is developing. This nanotechnology will lead the 2010 and on revolution in the Solar applications. Solar power production 24/7 (yes at night) is the future. Silicon cells haven’t produced energy in the infrared and ultraviolet range which these extended spectrum Quantum Dots do. Is the future bright for Solar? For the investors and companies engaged in the next generation of products for solar it is very bright I believe.

Solterra is the only public traded company with this innovative technology that private investors can BUY at a reasonable price. First Solar is out of touch price wise and Solyndra, Heliovolt, Nanosolar, and Kanarka are private companies only institutions can invest in. They all have state of the art equipment with less of a quality Quantum Dot and have received massive institutional funding. The people in the know, know there is money to be made in the Solar Industry, not to mention the potential market for organic light emitting diode displays alone is estimated to exceed $4.5 billion, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc..

I first checked Solterra out when I was in Phoenix for my daughters wedding on 2-14-09 to confirm the reality and feasibility of this company. I work too hard for my money to throw it away. I don’t work for, nor am I affiliated with Solterra. I bought shares of their stock only and would like to introduce others to their potential. My enthusiasm and comments don’t necessarily represent management’s views, I think their views would be a little more biased.  Again, do your own DD to confirm mine. The costs to install solar systems is what Solterra is helping reduce to the tune of 90% less for the solar cells. This innovative and much more profitable Quantum Dot technology is replacing the silicon wafer-based solar cell industry. Solterra has extraordinary potential given the product addresses medical industry needs as well and is not limited to just the solar arena. Quantum Dots are also used in the Semiconductor Quantum Dot (SQD) industry, Optoelectronics, Military and Aerospace research fields but that is not Solterra’s focus right now.  Solterra is concentrating on the Solar field that is in the process of being spun off from the HAGUE Corp. The Hague Corp will be the Quantum Dot manufacturer, maybe one of these others will be an off shoot division in the future too. That off shoot consideration happened July 27. 2009 as stated in the press release. The Quantum Dots stability and reproducibility at a significant cost reduction with the high quality Tetrapods developed by Dr. Wong is their foundation. The beauty of this is the application of the Quantum Dot to produce the flexible solar sheet is by a modified ink jet printer!  Solterra’s QD ink for jetting machinery and the flexible sheet are two of the innovative developments for the next generation of low cost efficient power and the beginning of the Flexible Solar Power Industry. Now in addition, the Organic LED / OLED based displays have the potential to be manufactured by HGUE using very high volume, low cost roll-to-roll print processing on inexpensive substrates.

Billions will be allocated and made during the transition from oil to alternative energy sources and Solterra will be one of the significant contributors as a market leader. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) recently published an article stating that from the expected growth for electric power (even with the economical down turn) they project by 2030 the nuclear utility industry will have to increase by 25% to meet demand and that an additional 6.7% will be from renewable energies. I work in the nuclear industry and can tell you the last plant built to come online was in 1990. NOT one nuclear plant has been built in the US since for commercial power production. Our company went from leading, to a wait and see for new next generation nuclear construction. 25% has to come from somewhere! More good news for Solterra is the North Carolina Senate passed Bill 3 (SB-3 as will many other states) requiring by 2018 that utilities have 10% of their energy generated from renewable energies such as Solar, wind, geothermal, etc.. Thus the requirement to either purchase more costly power from other suppliers or build generating units. The Bad News – YOU HAVE TO PAY for it whether you like it or not, even though they could sell you lower cost fossil fuel generated electricity. Jones-Onslow EMC in North Carolina has in their letter “Purchasing renewable energy is approximately 2 to 3 times more expensive than traditional generation and developing and implementing energy efficient programs will require additional capital investments.” The Good News is Solterra Renewable Technologies is making Solar power affordable with their highly advanced Nanocrystal Quantum Dots technology in their Thin Film Photovoltaic Solar Cell flexible sheets. Also, in light of the recent political changes SOLAR has become the main stream choice since the Nuclear path has been set back with the loss of Federal funding for Yucca Mountain as a depository for waste fuel. Wind power is not economical on a cost basis and startup costs are more than fossil fuel generators. Besides from noise and eye pollution the blades are an environmental hazard to the birds when the wind is blowing. Hydrogen fuel cells and ocean waves – that stuff is a long way off before it can be widely used, and most of the companies developing the technologies are small and hard to invest in. Solterra’s continued execution of their vision and plan will benefit the environment and those that invest. This stock is a global play that will pay!!!

www.solterrasolarcells.com                    

PRESS RELEASE 6-10-09  http://twitthis.com/5j63dw

PRESS RELEASE 6-16-09  http://twitthis.com/rwvtzy

PRESS RELEASE 7-27-09 http://bit.ly/4zBecD

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