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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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Quantum Dots – What’s it about?

March 3, 2014

QUANTUM DOTS – WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

It’s about Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) a nanotechnology company that can make copious amounts of quantum dots. If you never heard of a quantum dot you are not alone. 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 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, thus 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, plastics, Biotech 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

Solterra Quantum Dots

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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 (OTCQB:QTMM) with their QDX 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]

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Source: “Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles” [2]

An investment in nanotechnology and in particular Quantum Materials Corp. is essential! This nanotechnology field that most people know nothing about is going to change how the world develops in ways completely unimaginative to most, as seen in the incomplete chart above, i.e. waste heat recovery and flexible solar cells not addressed.
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[3],  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 worldchanging technologies like Plastics 1920’s40’s, Biotech 1940’s60s, Internet 1970’s90’s and now Nanotech 2016 – ?.
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 for handhelds, computers, billboards and TV’s, 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. In the future 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. Indoors (day and night) the lighting will be recycled to generate power with solar floors.

Is it going to happen tomorrow? NO! (See 2017 update below) ‘Quantum Dots (QD)’ is the latest and the most advanced part of semiconductor nanoparticles, which, currently, are at the pre-commercialized stage.[4] All developing technologies of significance take around 20 years to come to fruition. QD technology and products are no different, hitting the 37 year mark this year, taking a little longer. The quantum dot industry is going to go through a mega growth period and that is one of the problems currently facing the manufacturers. The mega market hasn’t arrived and is another two to three years away, and that is a good thing because the current manufacturers like Nanoco and Nanosys couldn’t support an explosive growth demand. They are struggling just to make their current quotas now. QMC on the other hand is posturing and aligning resources to be able to support the mega market growth when it arrives full force as evidenced in the press releases below. QMC patented a continuous manufacturing approach using a microfluidic-reactor. Their small reactor produces 250 kg of tetrapod QDs per year, or 250,000g per year. QMC’s first of several commercial scale micro-reactors of 2000kg/yr was operational June of 2015.  QMC produces in 20 minutes what has taken ten days to produce in the past. (Click HERE to see actual production) Colloidal batch synthesis methods to manufacture QD’s in gram quantities by the other manufacturers will not support the explosive commercial market needs for thousands of grams per day. Batch synthesis is too costly, time consuming and a large overhead is required. That will cut the field of approximately 22 players down significantly. For investors the field is even smaller, the public traded companies manufacturing QD’s are very limited, 2-3. Those public traded companies have fixed production capacity which restricts their ability to support commercialization of products and that brings us back to the quote above,”the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” Quantum Materials Corp. using their proprietary microfluidic-reactors will easily be able to expand to support demand from the industries mega growth potential. The question is will the microfluidic-reactor manufacturer be able to keep up with the units needed to support a mega growth demand in time, or will the company have to go to shift work around the clock, 7 days a week until additional units arrive? Reality is the microfluidic-reactor supply will not be an issue for Quantum Materials Corp.. They have been diligently working with the manufacturer to address this continuously building growth demand and can contract out to others if needed.

Update for 2017, It’s almost three years later and the market is about to explode going into 2017. Samsung, the only manufacturer producing Quantum Dot TV’s for Christmas 2016 couldn’t keep up with the demand. Discount stores like Costco and BJ’s were selling out, picture quality and color rendition is beyond any thing else on the market, yes, quantum dot TV’s are that good!  The last two years delay is attributed to a change of product design. The display industry demanded a Quantum Dot that was environmentally friendly, in other words, Cadmium free, to comply with world wide RoHS restrictions. Cadmium is a heavy metal that has great performance characteristics that were hard to match in the Cadmium free arena, thus the significant delay to market. Now that that has been overcome as demonstrated at CES 2017 last week “Quantum Materials Corp to Present Heavy Metal-Free Quantum Dot Display Film at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show” we should in the near future, possibly as early as the Quantum Dot Forum on March 15 – 17, 2017, see the start of the mega growth cycle we talked about above.

You can’t say now, after three years, that you didn’t have a chance to look into what a Quantum Dot company is about 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. Remember by the time feature magazines and newspapers like Barron’s, Forbes or The Wall Street Journal start covering breaking technology companies like Quantum Materials Corp. , the most potential for maximizing profit has already slipped past you and out your wallet!

Good luck, health and prosperity to you.

Bill Leigh Investing wisely!

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

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

[3] http://bgr.com/2015/12/17/apple-iphone-3d-hologram-display/

[4] http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1762789#ixzz2uYkl71pz

Latest Audio:
October 2014: QMC’s CEO Clear Channel Radio Interview

Latest Videos:
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 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”
January 03, 2017:“Quantum Materials Corp Appoints Company Founder Stephen A. Squires Chairman and CEO”
November 30, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp Shipping High Performance Sample Sets, Secures up to $9.75MM Financing”
August 16, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp Continues Work for Joint Development Partner, Increases Strategic Personnel and Lab Space”
August 03, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp Developing Nanomaterials for Tracing Fracking Fluids to Point of Origin”
June 14, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp Appoints Sri Peruvemba CEO”
January 27, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp to Launch Quantum Dot Production in China, Joint Venture Partner GTG Commits $20 Million US Investment”
December 15, 2015:“Quantum Materials Corp. Accomplishments and Market Projections”
September 22, 2015: “Quantum Materials Corp Signs Funded Product Development Agreement With Leading Optical Film Manufacturer (Spoiler – Per 8K it’s Nitto Denko)”
July 28, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Enters Joint Development Agreement With Leading Display Panel Manufacturer”
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”
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: This announcement is a huge competitive advantage! “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”

Disclosure: I am long QTMM.

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. 

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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”

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

Solar Industries Worst Nightmare to become a reality!

October 19, 2010

If we were to take the solar manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investment and tell them their investment is now worthless, do you think they would be upset? Well many of their old processes being time consuming, very costly, extremely complicated and excruciatingly cumbersome are about to be just that, dinosaurs of the past! Welcome in the new age of light weight solar cells from nano particles, in particular a nano-scale crystal called a Tetrapod Quantum Dot (TQD). This microscopic particle carries property characteristics that are still unknown to man. Every day universities around the world are discovering new functions, applications and additional properties. What is known is they shed a whole new light on many subjects, literally. Dr. Jabbour the Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. has been researching their use in: “flexible-roll-to-roll-electronics and displays, smart textile, moisture and oxygen barrier technology, transparent conductors, organic light emitting devices, organic and hybrid photovoltaics, organic memory storage, organic thin film transistors, combinatorial discovery of materials, nano and macro printed devices, micro and nanofabrication, biosensors, and quantum simulations of electronic materials.” Dr. Jabbours research studies have led to the development of Solterra’s high speed production line for printing solar cells at a rate of 300 m2 per minute .*1 In the near future the Tetrapod Quantum Dot LED is destined as the light of the future along with the display applications currently being worked on by many companies like Sanyo, LG and Panasonic for more vivid and enhanced color displays for the TV’s. All from these Quantum Dot’s., but that’s the future. The now is in solar to reduce green house gas emissions and our carbon foot print as Steven Squires CEO of Quantum Materials Corp. see’s a more universal benefit from quantum dots. He wrote, “Quantum Dot (qdot or QD) solar tech is the only viable solution to satisfy the world’s energy demands without placing the earth and all its inhabitants in peril in the process.” *2 His vision of a cleaner environment is echoed by many around the world.

It is widely known that solar isn’t the only answer to this carbon foot print problem. Solar is currently one small part but it will have such a monumental impact on the quality of life around the world that it is the most important energy source at this junction of time. Third world countries with starving poor will be able to grow crops in previously un-irrigated lands. Uninhabitable land can be turned into an oasis. Salt water can be turned into fresh water when there is a power source.  Electricity is a powerful tool for those without it. We take for granted our lights will always be on from the utility companies providing us power. Just what if they didn’t? How will you survive, no hair dryer, frozen food, home shopping channels or football games to watch. You get upset now if you lose power for a couple hours in a storm, imagine days, weeks turning into months. Kind of unimaginable but with the amount of vengeful hate, some not so stable people carry around with them, it isn’t unrealistic now a days and who knows what the future holds. Supplemental solar power, if you aren’t capable of going off the grid completely will become a way of the future. All this will be brought about by the mass production of economical solar cells without subsidies. The solar cell manufacturers WORST nightmare will become a reality thanks to a company called Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.!

1 Quantum Dot Solar Cells – The Best Of Both Worlds
http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/downloads/nphoton2010.pdf 

2 Quantum Dots – Future Energy Solution by Steven Squires http://www.exposolar.org/2010/eng/center/contents.asp?idx=145&page=1&search=&searchstring=&news_type=D

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.

A Blockbuster TECH trend for 2010 you have to have!

December 15, 2009

There is a tech trend to watch and if you do nothing else in 2010 look into this trend. It is HI Tech science dealing with subatomic particles. Quantum Dot research has developed to the state where they are the next generation of semiconductors. Early phase companies such as Quantum Materials Corp. and Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. are bringing this technology to the forefront of development with innovative uses from flexible solar cells to the energy saving LEDs. This technology is truly revolutionary with uses and applications still being explored that will open doors to advances in medical, aerospace, waste heat recovery, biotechnology & optoelectronics. Jennifer Ouellette in 2003 wrote about the future of quantum dots and that the hold up was being able to produce commercial quantities. She saw the explosive potential as will you when you read the article and very last paragraph about drawing parallels between Quantum Dots and what the Polymers did to the plastics industry. http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-9/iss-1/p14.html

Companies in this field that will produce Quantum dots in commercial kilogram quantities like the Hague Corporation – HGUE renaming to Quantum Materials Corp. are well worth looking at.

The beauty of this new tech trend is the many applications of this new technology. The new CTO for Solterra Renewable Technologies, Dr. Bob Glass, when he was with Sun Microsystems in the 90’s used to give presentations about the advances and technology possibilities, today he joined the Solterra team so he can fulfill his aspirations as they are no longer a dream for the future. He now has the tools at his disposal and the on hands ability to bring those dreams into reality! It was once said over on Motley Fool the secret to making a fortune in the stock market was to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market. This (ticker: QTMM) is one you can’t afford to overlook!

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!

Why is Solar going to EXPLODE?

August 22, 2009

Wind Power’s Weird Effect
http://bit.ly/TjKZS or 

http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2009/0907/outfront-energy-exelon-wind-powers-weird-effect.html?partner=yahoomag

This wind power article identifies benefits most people don’t know about. Renewable energy gets a federal tax credit of 2.1 cents per kilowatt-hour even if there is no one to sell it too! How great is that!
Why is that good? Solterra Renewable Technologies (Ticker QTMM) solar cells will generate 24/7 maximizing power during the day when it is needed most and minimized at night but still generating and get the 2.1 cent subsidy. The new Quantum Dot solar cell will replace the silicon wafer solar cell to allow solar to achieve grid parity. The new proprietary Quantum Dot technology is more economical, more energy efficient, has a broader spectral performance and Solterra reduced the cost of Quantum Dot production by more than 90%. The new solar cells will not need water for a cooling source. They can be placed close to the transmission lines as they are not dependent on specific windy locations since the Sun is everywhere. They will cost less than the wind turbine start up investment and solar power is more environmentally friendly, particularly for the birds and much quieter too.  Recently the laws have been changing from the individual states to the Federal Government. Rebate programs, net metering, incentives programs designed to stimulate the economy from individual homes to businesses have been enacted or are planned but they won’t have a critical mass type on impact that the following will.  Prior to 2008 utilities were not allowed to directly benefit from federal solar tax credits. They were the ones being forced to buy the power from the independant providers when it wasn’t needed and you and I would be the ones paying for it.   When Congress extended those credits in 2008 they changed who could benefit to include electicity providers. Now that utilities do qualify and can cost-effectively build, own and operate their own solar farms and arrays the picture has changed. For two years the utilities have been looking but unwilling to cut into their profits to build costly solar projects. With the price of solar coming down for silicon they still haven’t made grid parity pricing yet and will continue to need significant government support as they do in Germany to build their projects. But that is about to change in the very near future. Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. is using Quantum Materials Corporations revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dots to replace the high cost silicon wafer based solar cell with low cost flexible TQ-Dot solar cells.  The icing on the cake is Solterra will mass produce the revolutionary solar cells in the GIGAWATT capacity, not in years, or months but in weeks. Capacities that the utilities can relate to. Following history the greedy oil speculators and producers will keep prices at levels conducive to renewables gaining significant market share. That is why Solar is going to explode with QTMM/Solterra Solar cells making it happen with their Quantum Dot technology.


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