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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


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.


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,


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


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


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


‐ 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


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‐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.


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

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! $225 Million for a 200 Megawatt plant in NY, 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: 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.


Company OTCQB ticker symbol: QTMM

February 27, 2014

Wall Street Wonder in The Making – QTMM!

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.

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





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

Latest press releases:
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”
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”

Game-Changing Stocks – QTMM set to lead Quantum Dot Nanotechnology

June 4, 2011

Received the article below from Mr. Obermueller in my e-mail along with all the other material but found some of the points here very apropos for Quantum Materials Corp, OTCQB ticker: QTMM.

Andy Obermueller wrote: “Most of you know me as the Chief Strategist of Game-Changing Stocks. The entire focus of my advisory — and my investment philosophy — is to find those situations where the “rubber meets the road.” I’m talking about those profitable instances where a company, technology, or trend is really about to soar.

And while the goal sounds noble, my earnest intentions mean nothing if I don’t have a method to fit my aims. Of course, I do have a method. And the best news is that its main tenets aren’t difficult to put to work in your own portfolio…

First, research is the only way you’ll successfully find the next big thing. Most game-changers are ignored by media outlets until they’re bigger trends. By then the opportunity for the biggest profits has passed.

And believe me, I know whereof I speak. I was business writer and editor for years at some of the nation’s largest papers. By the time you read a story in The Wall Street Journal or Forbes or Barron’s, the smart money is already in and scoring profits.
Now, I have a pretty big advantage of most investors. Much to the benefit of my readers, it’s my job to research these ideas. Most people simply don’t have the time.

My office is filled with clippings, newspapers, SEC reports, and magazines lying just about everywhere. (I read just about anything I can get my hands on.)(Sounds like some of the board members for QTMM on Investorshub

But research is only one part of the process. To profit the most from game-changing ideas, you also have to be an investor.

Now we all consider ourselves investors — after all, we buy stocks, right? That’s not quite what I’m talking about.

When you hear about “game-changers,” I bet you think of stocks that rise dramatically nearly overnight. You buy in, hold for a few weeks or days and then sell after a quick run-up. But in my experience, real game-changers see strong returns for months and years. (This is what we are really talking about here and that is what gets me all excited. 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. If QTMM and their quantum dots doesn’t fit that bill, I don’t know what does.)

Look at shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). It was more than seven years ago when shares traded at $13. Now they’re at $337. That’s a gain of nearly 2,500% (Apple has since my initial writing of this article reached $607 on 5-23-14 for a gain of 4,600%)

And if you look at the biggest winners in the market’s history, it’s the exact same story.

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) didn’t grow to a national presence overnight. Its shares didn’t soar for just a few weeks either. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) may have grown quickly, but even those with the foresight to buy shares in the ’80s wish like hell they had hung on to them. As long as the trend behind an investment is still moving positively, I want to be profiting from it. And I have no problem seeing profits build year after year after year.

Many happy returns . . .

Andy Obermueller
Chief Investment Strategist — Game-Changing Stocks”

Hope Andy’s point of view helps some of those on the fence make their decision.  Quantum Materials Corp is a long term investment. The first 5-10 years will be the glory years with the next 10+ good for growth/dividends, (jmho). That’s right in line with Mr. Obermuellers message here. Invest in a game changing stock early and stay invested in it!!! Of course you take some out along the way to enjoy life, otherwise, why bother investing?

Good luck and do your DD before investing.
Bill Leigh

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

Latest press releases:
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”

Profit from Nano HISTORY in the making!

January 10, 2010

What if I told you news that this nanotechnologies thing was a sure bet. Yeah right. Well, as we all know nothing is guaranteed but taxes and dying, or is it? Didn’t someone say history tends to repeat itself. Wars, famine, droughts, locust, the typical dooms day type of stuff. But that’s looking at the negative side, what about the positive, Lets look at investment opportunities.
First is understanding the maze of opportunities and filtering hype from reality which by itself isn’t trivial. There are four major industry sectors nanotechnology will impact — manufacturing and materials, electronics and IT, healthcare and life sciences, and energy and environment. In these industry sectors there are eight markets — aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, energy and environment, manufacturing, medical & pharmaceutical, and oil & gas.
How big is this nanotechnologies thing? PRETTY MASSIVE as you can see above, it has tentacles everywhere.
Market size forecasts as presented in 2007
“When you read about the market size forecast for nanotechnology the National Science Foundation’s “$1 trillion by 2015” inevitable gets quoted. Lux Research even estimates $2.9 trillion by 2014. These are huge numbers! By comparison, the entire U.S. consumer goods sector in 2005 was $877 billion. Even the entire industrial production of the United States in 2005 was a little less than $2.9 trillion.”
The hype here is even though one piece of the puzzle fits they count all the pieces of the puzzle in their numbers above. Even so the key is the numbers involved with the nanotechnologies is going to be pretty overwhelming.

Now take a look at the Investment Outlook as it looked in 2004 for Nanotechnology – It looks like the overall status is behind schedule pg 19.

But this is really the meat and potatoes Page 5 Figure 5 holds the key to our future!  See the Senate Committee Testimony article below. 
Nanotechnologies are starting the commercialization phase and exiting the developmental ~20 year phase. Which if you think about it, Quantum Materials Corp (QTMM) will be mass producing the Quantum Dots that have for so long only been grown in miniscule amounts. You can’t commercialize a product with limited quantities. QTMM has now solved that problem. Being an ECONOMICAL Nanomaterial provider to these numerous industries will be a boom to all. (This is the testimony by Matthew Nordan, President of Lux Research Inc 2008 to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)

And if that wasn’t convincing here is an excerpt further enforcing that HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, an article from was dated January 25, 2007.

Golden opportunity or bad idea?
Whether investing in nanotechnology stocks today is an opportunity or not is to be answered by every investor for himself. It never hurts to be on the cautionary side though, and here are some concluding thoughts:
Truly revolutionary nanotechnology products and materials available as commercial products are years in the future (some say only a few years; some say many years) and the companies dealing with these products and materials probably are not listed yet or don’t even exist yet. Economist Norm Poire at Merrill Lynch tracks a series of historical growth innovations. He argues that growth innovations drive the economy and the stock market. It takes about 28 years for a new technology to become widely accepted, which then fuels a period of rapid growth lasting about 56 years. Some 112 years after invention the innovation reaches maturity and grows in line with population increases.
Growth Innovations

You’ll have to go to the chart from the link above that is below “Growth Innovations” showing Textiles, Railroad, Automotive, Computer, Nanotech?

Source: Norman Poire, Merrill Lynch
Whether nanotechnology becomes such a historical growth innovation remains to be seen. What is certain, though, is that the timeframe involved will span decades.

As you can see from the chart above we are in the infant stage of the development of this Info Revolution. I don’t believe it’s an “If” or “Whether” any longer, the nanomaterial phase (Quantum Materials Corp – QTMM) has just matured to allow the nanointermediate phase to start manufacturing for the nano-enabled product phase to deliver the end product. Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. will be the nanointermediate company mass producing the solar cells and this is only the beginning! Some times it pays to take a lesson from history and step back to look at the big picture. Don’t let procrastination get in the way and miss this investment opportunity. You’ll have to decide for yourself the right vehicle to invest with, QTMM/ Solterra is one of several. IMO they are on the cutting edge of the technology and will emerge as one of the market leaders many will try to emulate.

Here’s some more positive comments not as technical but more from the heart:
Some comments on the internet about Nanotechnology For Dummies by Richard D. Booker, Mr. Earl Boysen
My prediction (and the authors) is that this is going to be the hot science subject of the next generation.
While the authors do tend to be wonderfully enthusiastic about the nanotech future, I think that their optimism is somewhat warranted. They show you the edge of the future that we are about to enter, and even after dismissing the hype, there’s some intriguing stuff out there.
Before reading this book, I didn’t know, nor did I care about nanotechnology. But now, I see all the applications of it in every day life!

The message is it really doesn’t matter where you get on board the nano train, you just need to get on board for the ride.


Stock Market – OTC.BB – Ticker =  QTMM

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.

What he doesn’t tell you is there is a lot more potential from Medical, Waste Heat Recovery (Could be as big as solar), Biotechnology, Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Military and Aerospace research fields and finally, OLED/LED’s…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.  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.

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

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.

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