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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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LCOE – LCOE – LCOE – What is it?

April 21, 2015

1) Levelized Cost of Energy
2) Levelized Cost of Electricity
3) Levelized Cost of Everything

It is actually #1. By definition the LCOE is the total cost of installing and operating a project expressed in dollars per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated by the system over its life. I personally like the one I made up, #3 as the idiots definition that I can understand. It balls everything into one for me, regardless if it is the cost to produce the source of energy, the electricity or of the total enterprise. It is the cost from what I remember Dr. Jabbour saying 6 years ago and it stuck with me, the cost from cradle to grave. Their goal was to be the lowest in the solar market. It appears they are still working on it and are about to enter the competition in the market if I read the tea leaves correctly that Art scattered in his response to the article on LinkedIn More than 1,000 GW of solar in India? [#1]. If they truly are on the cusp of LCOE in the solar industry then that is a massive breakthrough in a massive market. How big is massive? Consider that 130GW of installed solar only accounts for 2 per cent of the 6,000GW, or $2 trillion annual electricity market, that’s massive. So how will they do it? By reversing what the silicon market did for the display industry. As an example look at cell phones, quantum physics based silicon was used to convert energy to light, starting from a few iPhones, to 2 billion smartphones in 7 years, trillions of dollars worth as an industry. By the way, Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) will benefit in that market as well with the next generation Quantum Dot (QD) semiconductor for the display screens. Similarly in the reverse direction, instead of converting energy to light, converting light to energy will be worth trillions, only instead of silicon Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. will be using QMC Quantum Dots to make it a reality. That will be accomplished by:
1) QUANTUM DOT SOLAR CELL FACTORIES at a fraction of the current silicon PV factories.
2) Utility scale electricity generating plants capitalizing on economies/efficiencies of scale.

What’s the best market to enter, residential or utility? The latest US Solar Market Insight report (from Q3 2014) put the price at $0.70/watt for residential solar panels and that does not include “soft costs”. The bulk of the price of going solar is now the “soft costs” (installation, permitting, etc.) rather than the solar panel cost. Again referencing the latest US Solar Market Insight report, the average installed cost of a residential solar panel system was $4.72/watt. Way too high to be competitive with the utilities. The residential market initially is not where they will invest their time or their money, not yet anyways.

For one piece of the LCOE puzzle we need to know what it costs for the solar cell factories currently to produce and what one of their factories cost. Costs have come down to $.20 per watt for tier 1 solar photovoltaic polysilicon and wafers together so that means $.50/watt for the cell and panel. The manufacturing sequence is: purified Si -> Si wafers -> Si PV cells -> Si PV panels. That would be four steps to the manufacturing of solar photovoltaic panels. The third generation quantum dot solar cell panel will have only three manufacturing steps. Quantum dots -> QD printed cells -> QDPV panels. Environmentally friendly to boot, as silicon manufacturing is an energy hog (electric arc furnaces for extreme heat) and a pollutant. I don’t see where the ecological cost is factored into the LCOE equation either.

So how much does a silicon PV factory cost to put the advantages of QD solar into perspective? 175 Million for a 100 Megawatt solar plant per Twin Creeks Technology and that’s cheap! http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/03/startup-unwraps-new-tool-process-to-slash-silicon-solar-pv-costs $225 Million for a 200 Megawatt plant in NY, http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/New-York-Provides-Silevo-With-225M-to-Build-Advanced-PV-Cell-Factory So the cost for a solar plant is between $1.1 and $1.75 million per megawatt. Lets not forget that didn’t include the cost of the purified SI plant to make the silicon boule.

In contrast to the silicon are the quantum dots (QD). The QD plant will run less than a couple million v.s. billions for the pure silicon cell plants. The Taiwan government to build a new factory for 450mm wafers, with the total cost of the project expected to be between $8-10 billion.[#2] The LCOE capital cost (CAPEX) takes a huge hit in favor of quantum dots as a source material and again in contrast, the QD solar cell plant will run a fraction of the cost of the tier 1 or 2 PV plants. I see Solterra coming in 1/3 to 1/5th of conventional PV plants. In line with Arts statement, “The comparable cost of starting such a factory is roughly one-fifth the cost of a silicon panel factory the same size and payback is quicker..” Why can QMC/Solterra be so low? They don’t need so much of the specialized equipment to make their flexible cells and panels. See the typical manufacturing equipment used for the silicon solar process and you’ll understand the complexity: https://www.crystec.com/crysolae.htm. Then imagine printing solar cells as fast as you can print newspaper. Comparing the two manufacturing processes, speed and far less specialized equipment is the game winner in favor of a lower LCOE for quantum dot solar.

What’s the pair of ACE’s IN THE HOLE Solterra has? QMC’s economical Tetrapod Quantum Dots and Scalability!!! Big time! How? For starters and this is a no brainer, they could double output by running two shifts or three shifts to triple output, increasing the process output speed from 100m/m to 600+m/m would allow them to scale up further, then by continually improving efficiencies up to the theoretical 65% for the Quantum Dot Solar Cells. That’s a significant increase from today’s numbers. So it is not unrealistic to see that a regular 100Mw plant today could be producing 1Gw of solar cell material in a few years at little to no extra cost. You see, they aren’t making conventional solar cell panels as we know them today. They are manufacturing a continuous wide flexible solar cell panel that if they go bi-facial with it, it in my opinion will blow away the competition and make their solar material a commodity faster. It will be specifically tailored for utility scale projects requiring ease of construction, low maintenance and LOW COST. The utilities are getting serious and nervous that as much as half their customer base could go off grid in the northeast alone.[#3] That’s a significant amount of revenue stream to loose! They know they have to embrace third generation solar or it will be the demise of them.

Another cost reduction in the LCOE for Solterra will be what is called the “Learning Rate”. As they work through each project they will learn and become more efficient in the future projects. Per the U.S. Energy Information Administration, AEO 2012 Electricity Market Module Assumptions Document, Table 8.3. Generally, overnight costs for technologies and associated components decline at a specific rate based on a doubling of new capacity. The cost decline is fastest for revolutionary technologies i.e. 3rd generation solar and slower for evolutionary i.e. 1st & 2nd generation solar and mature technologies. Thus the company money tree will bear more fruit as time and costs reduce with increased economies of scale.

When will solar be at parity with current generation sources? Below is the LCOE calculator. Plug in some numbers and you’ll be surprised how quick it can change. Remember those Capital Cost numbers are based on the current 1st and 2nd generation solar costs. No wonder the utilities are worried about renewables, particularly the next generation of solar from QMC/Solterra. http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html

[#1] https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1848744&type=member&item=5983269072333213696&commentID=5992389122730242048&report.success=8ULbKyXO6NDvmoK7o030UNOYGZKrvdhBhypZ_w8EpQrrQI-BBjkmxwkEOwBjLE28YyDIxcyEO7_TA_giuRN#commentID_5992389122730242048
[#2] http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-tsmc-renesas-idUSBRE85B06J20120612
[#3] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-07/utility-sales-could-drop-by-half-as-homes-make-their-own-power

Company OTCQB ticker symbol: QTMM
Regards,
Bill

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

Like to be financially secure?

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”

Quantum Dots – Your Investment for The Future!

April 1, 2013

Investigate Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) Ticker QTMM and their impact on advances in the technology field involving Quantum Dots (QD). You’ve never heard of Quantum Dots or Tetrapod Quantum Dots even though they have been around for twenty years, but in a very short time you will know them as well as you know about Kleenex, Sugar Pops and cell phones.

A quantum dot cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is an extremely tiny manmade semiconductor nanocrystal in the range of 2 nm to 10 nm in diameter (Note that 1 nanometer = 10-9 meter, which is roughly 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair). What makes Quantum Dots so unique is their electrons are confined in 3 dimensions. The addition or removal of an electron changes its properties. Once an electron inside the dot undergoes a transition from a higher energy (excited) state to a lower energy (ground) state, they emit light. Vice versa for solar applications when a photon from the sun enters they emit energy producing  an electrical charge. Once fabricated, quantum dots can be used in a broad range of practical applications. In biochemistry, quantum dots are called redox groups. In nanotechnology , they are called quantum bits or qubits. That property of emitting light at very specific wavelengths is extremely useful. Sort of like microscopic pieces of glitter that glow different colors. Scientists love this characteristic, research is exploding in all types of uses and products.

Take 5 minutes and educate yourself by viewing this video Click HERE on how you will be affected by QD’s in your everyday life and how they will eventually save your life or a loved one. It’s not sci-fi, fairytales or hopeful thinking. Quantum Dots are a reality just starting to make inroads into multiple industries, markets and sectors. After the company had their patent approved Stephen B. Squires , CEO and President of Quantum Materials Corporation, Inc. and Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., said, “With the granting of the US Patent, tetrapod quantum dots are well positioned to revolutionize several industries in offering dramatic performance at cost effective levels. While the technology has been under review, we have continued to execute our vision to establish global manufacturing centers and strategic partnerships for creating dramatic value in our companies.” Squires continued, “Adoption of quantum dots will result in new classes of products with advanced features, improved performance, energy efficiency, and lower cost.” Translated it boils down to huge profits for the company that can mass produce Quantum Dots economically and Quantum Materials Corporation can do that efficiently.

Art Lamstein , Director of Marketing for QMC and SRT added, “The timeline is moved forward to present day and market forecasts will need be rewritten for quantum dot based renewable energy, photovoltaics, biotech diagnostic assays, drug delivery platforms, theranostic cancer and other biomedicine treatments, QD-LED and opto-electronic devices, photonics, low power SSL lighting, batteries, fuel cells, thermo-QD applications, quantum computing, memory, and conductive inks (to name a few).”

This QD technology is truly revolutionary, but QMC’s mass production capabilities is truly a GAME CHANGER in the industry. This disruptive technology advancement of QMC’s will expedite to market many of the uses and applications still being explored. Doors will open to advances in cancer treatment, medical, aerospace, waste heat recovery, biotechnology & optoelectronics. Can you afford to risk losing out on the next technology revolution that’s been in the making for some twenty years? At least put it on your radar screen to monitor. Investing in QTMM may make your chance to retire early a possibility or at least a little more luxurious! IMO QTMM is a global play that’s about to pay.

 Quantum Materials Corporation has been 4 years in the making but this company will be considered one of those OVERNIGHT sensations when people look back in time. The multiple markets that this technology is related to are in the billions. Read about    

TICKER: QTMM 
http://www.qmcdots.com/

Quantum Dots – Your Investment for the future!

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”

sources:

[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

Wall Street Wonder in The Making! QTMM

October 29, 2011

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

It’s all about Quantum Materials Corp. (QTMM) 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, also known as nanoparticles, are creating quite a stir in several industries 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. makes Quantum Dots which are the next generation of semiconductors.

Why invest in quantum dots? Think of what has changed the shape of the future for the world in the past. The wheel, smelting, gunpowder, and computers may come to mind. Now add Quantum Dots! Why? Because quantum dots (QDs) have completed the transition from a once curious demonstration of quantum confinement in semiconductors to an exponential expansion of applications ranging from fluorophores providing unique insights in biological investigations to multi-exciton generation (MEG) in solar cells.

A QD Learning Adventure Video

                     

 Like to be financially secure?

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]

applications of nanoparticles
Source: “Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles”  [2]
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, as identified in some of the applications on the chart above.

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 nanoparticle 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 credence 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 [3&4] 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 a radiance 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. I suggest you investigate further Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM and then 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. Just remember by the time feature magazines and newspapers like Barron’s, Forbes or The Wall Street Journal start covering breaking technology companies like QTMM, the most potential for profit has already slipped past you and out your wallet!

Good luck, health and prosperity to you.

Bill Leigh

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

[2] http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-applications.php

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

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

Latest video:
June  2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest press releases:
January 27, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp to Launch Quantum Dot Production in China, Joint Venture Partner GTG Commits $20 Million US Investment”
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
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”
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”
June 3, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp. Initiates Quantum Dot Mass Production Months Ahead of Schedule “
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”
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”

When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?

June 30, 2011

When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?  When its growth is poised to dominate a mass market!  http://www.qmcdots.com/ and http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/

I’m sure if you have been investing you have gotten many recommendations, next multi baggers and the biggest sure thing since Krispy Krème, MSFT, Dell ….and I’m sure you have seen some go by that you wish you hadn’t passed up.  However “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” Don’t believe me, do your DD that the Quantum Dot (QD) Nanotechnology is in a significant number of industrial applications from Solar, Medical, Optoelectronics to MEMS and Quantum Computing. QD’s are the next generation of semiconductors. If that doesn’t qualify for a mass market then I don’t know what would.

Why hasn’t QD Technology taken off? PRICE, QUANTITY AND QUALITY. Up until Quantum Materials Corp (Ticker – QTMM) developed the means to mass produce QD’s economically with >95% uniformity the research studies and commercialization of products has been significantly restrained. So much so it has taken 20 years to get to this phase.  That no longer is the case and you have a chance to see truly life changing technology develop before your eyes for those willing to investigate and learn about the story.  When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?  When its future earnings are coming from many business applications.

Quantum Dot Based Technology Alliance Targets Major Diseases: Alzheimer’s, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Breast Cancer and Major Depression
Quantum Dot Continuous Flow Processing Breakthrough Achieved

 http://www.qmcdots.com/  and their subsidiary http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/.

 Find the value in the undervalued.

The views expressed above are my own and not those of Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. or of any person or organization affiliated or doing business with Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

Have a great day!
Bill

Solar and Oil don’t MIX

June 28, 2011

That new paradigm in solar by Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc (QMC/SRT) is down right deadly for the Oil moguls. Their ride for the past 60 years is about to come to an end the next 5-10 years. It won’t happen instantaneously but it will happen. There are several reasons the landscape is going to change in the oil industry. First and foremost is technology. Entering the explosive growth that is about to start in Nanotechnology is for most going to be mind boggling. Hard to comprehend what some of the space sci –fi imaginations are thinking about will be able to come to reality. 3D Holograms, who would have thought. In the future that will be the entertainment theater in which you are right in the middle of all the action. You thought 3D IMAX was something, you haven’t seen anything yet. So if technology gets us to this new level how does that affect the old staple oil?  First to be affected is the decrease in real demand, it isn’t going to dry up but it isn’t going to be driven by the oil speculators driving up the price instead of from real demand. Second, most of the large developed countries will be extensively powered from alternative fuels and 80% off the grid. Solar will be the most dominant of the energy sources that will decrease the need for oil initially. Third is Third world countries will drive the demand and resultant price for oil. Power even there for electricity will come from some of  the alternative fuels. That leaves a huge demand decrease and drop in oil prices. Fourth, more electric cars will mean more solar arrays for power and less gas guzzlers needing gas.  Fifth is economically depressed countries lacking electricity will also cut into the oil profits and demand. They won’t need to use the oil as they start to evolve into productive entities. Power will be cheaper and more reliable locally produced with solar. Sixth, the strategic oil reserve just opening up tells me the government is looking to lower cost replacement oil, if it is even replaced at all in the future. The electricity replacement from solar power will offset the utilities generating costs using oil. Competition in this case will be very healthy for the average customer. Seventh, the Cartel is without leadership that can rule. Hard to get consensus between the members any more. .Aside from the new finds several of the non cartel countries are making their way into the global market. When given an alternative to the oil most will opt for the environmentally friendly product. Make the alternative cheaper, add in that it is the oil pollution solution and it’s a done deal. Overall oil is going to have a hard time holding a candle to solar in the foreseeable future. Oil will always be around but as far as a THE dominant source for generating power and energy, history will write that it’s time has come and gone. Clean nanotechnology trumps dirty oil courtesy of Quantum Materials Corp  and its subsidiary Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

How to avoid being misled or ripped off by Solar Marketers

April 24, 2011
  • Every day we are being misled or getting ripped off by some unscrupulous sales man trying to make his commission, bonus or quota. Being caught in  the “Close” is about the salesman using the technique effectively. The Solar industry is continuously  mis-representing efficiency to you,  the customer about to spend 5, 10, 20, 40 thousand for a system. How? By telling you their efficiency is the best. But what you don’t know is it may be for a short 1-2 hour period or even minutes at the PEAK efficiency. The rest of the time it’s not so good. So your overall efficiency levelized over 24 hours is, well pretty dismal.

That’s right they don’t want “off peak” to make a levelized playing field for EFFICIENCY over a 24 hour period. Makes sense to some degree. The sun doesn’t shine at night, unless you count reflecting moon beams. It’s awfully dark on a cloudy night, not to mention some hellatious thunderstorms have turned day into night, it’s that dark. And overcast days don’t help with enriching that tan you managed to acquire baking in the sun. But I do remember getting burnt on cloudy days at the beach. Must have been my imagination, a wind burn, that is what it was, a wind burn. Or was it something else? I remember some one mentioning UV. I can’t see it or feel it like the sun rays, so that couldn’t be it, or could it?
We are entering a new phase, a paradigm shift for the energy industry. Customizing your longitude and latitude characteristics to the generation facility for your power. UV, IR, and VL all come into play some time during the day and night. Visible light (VL) is pretty obvious as well as the Ultra Violet (UV) , that ‘s why we wear our sunglasses to protect our eyes from UV, not because we look good in them. And then the IR, what is infrared (IR)? It’s complicated to explain as you will see from the Wikipedia definition: “Infrared Technology is based upon (IR) light that has electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength longer than that of visible light, measured from the nominal edge of visible red light at 0.7 micrometres, and extending conventionally to 300 micrometres. These wavelengths correspond to a frequency range of approximately 430 to 1 THz,[1] and include most of the thermal radiation emitted by objects near room temperature. Microscopically, IR light is typically emitted or absorbed by molecules when they change their rotational-vibrational movements. “ Got that? Well to put it more in the terms of how it is used in solar applications they go on to say:
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.[2]”. 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 is enough to continue generation of power around the clock. So when someone tries to sell you on their solar cell being the most efficient, ask them to tell you the 24 hr energy absorption and overall efficiency rating for the panel. That will stop them dead in their tracks and ask them what is their LCOE?
LCOE is the Levelized Cost of Electricity over the life of the power generating facility. Starts from construction costs and runs to disposal, a “cradle to grave” cost in which to compare overall generating cost. The lower the LCOE the better you are. Now you have something tangible to compare.

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