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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]

Applications-of-nanoparticles

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. 

A QD Learning Adventure Video

Like to be financially secure?

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

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

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

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

Bill

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 19, 2012

Quantum Materials Corp  is the catalyst! – ticker QTMM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

sources:

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

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

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

OVER ENTHUSIASTIC JUBILANCE courtesy of QMC/Solterra!

January 28, 2010

Over enthusiastic jubilance, for once I’ve never been closer, is this the WHAT IF coming true!   Not too often in our life times does that feeling of unadulterated joy peak its head around the corner and pop into your life.  Can I cherish the moment? Should I indulge in the wafty aroma of life to its fullest? No, it very seldom happens and it has always been that carrot dangling in front, I’ve never seemed to be able to get to.  So what if this is the real deal? Fire works, cannons, orchestra’s and a stadium size choir singing Hallelujah, you finally made it before you hit the pearly gates.

We’ve been given more clues to this gravy train than you can shake a stick at. I’ve read more in this year than I’ve read in my lifetime, unfortunately I can’t recall worth a darn when I need to. So that brings me to where I’ve been half my life, I can dream can’t I?

The real reason I wrote this was to look at another side, failure. What’s the probability a start up can succeed? The odds we have a winner are stacked against us at 30 in 100 make it.  History has pretty well defined that startups are going to fail. So we must consider that possibility, as remote as it may seem to us following this company.

The average is within 10 years only 30% of the companies are still around, that’s an astonishing failure rate!  20% gone by the first year another 15% the second,  10% the third and another ~ 10% by the fourth year. So after 4 years almost 60% of the startups are history and over the next 6 years another 10 % vaporize. But how many of those were bought out, merged, or sold for a profit? We don’t know, so maybe it’s not as gloomy as it looks, but it still doesn’t look good.

http://smallbiztrends.com/2008/04/startup-failure-rates.html

So ask yourself, if it were to happen were would you be? Overextended should not be one of the answers.  At the minimum you should be no worse then you are now at paying your bills. This is a speculative stock even if it is very promising.  So if it goes belly up you should be able to keep your head above water, just like yesterday. Does it get any worse? Probably not now. One year ago it was a different story.  It was totally speculative with everything being based on pretty much a promise they would be able to do as they proposed in the business plan. Are they still speculative, as of this week the answer is still yes. In a couple weeks if our suppositions are on the money based on our puzzle piecing, less speculative is an understatement. Have we set our bar too high with our expectation for profit. Most likely.  So if we don’t actually make it the full mile and only make it to an average size solar and Quantum dot company stock price or worse, we only get ¼ the way, is that reason to be disappointed? Yes and no, Yes because we set the bar too high on our expectations of success and no because we still made money.  However you didn’t make any money if you didn’t sell any of your shares. Nothing goes straight up except Dell 1990 – 2000, DDRX, GMCR. So set your exit limit for a % of your shares and let the rest ride. I’m sure some of the Krispy Kream, ENRON, Citigroup, GM share holders wish they had done just that.

With that being said, how concerned should you be for success and company growth? What makes QMC and Solterra so different  from other companies?

IMO the economics associated with the technology, Managements resilience and drive and the public NEED for the service and products to be offered. They are not in just a single industry; their product crosses the gamut into a multitude of industry uses.

The company already has an equal 50/50 chance of being ahead simply from the fact there are two companies, a quantum dot company and a solar cell company. How many companies reduce your chance of failure by 50% from the get go?

One of the most compelling and least credible reason is scifi. Think of every cartoon adventure and gadget you can remember as a kid growing up. They all have come to reality in some form or another. Spaceships, 2 way wrist radio/tv, lasers…  This is the start of the next generation of nano technology gadgets,that QMC and Solterra will be major suppliers of product and like Bill Gates & Microsoft first to commercialize home computers, IBM computers, Hertz auto rentals, McDonalds fast food, Amazon discount on line retailer – they were the market leaders for many years during their growth development; and everyone of them came out of nowhere. Just like Quantum Materials Corp and Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. are coming out of nowhere, I’m telling you this is the somewhere you want to be for the future.

So is it really over enthusiastic jubilance? Not until the dream is reality!

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!

QTMM – RE-INVENTING Solar with Solterra Renewable Technologies

June 15, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.solterrasolarcells.com                    

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

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

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

See The Light!
See The Light!

Quantum Dots for SALE (Research or Commercial)

April 20, 2009

Quantum Materials Corp has scientifically structured high performance, high quality Cadmium Selenide Solterra Quantum DotsTetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD’s) and have now added Giant Tetrapod Quantum Dots (gTQD’s) having superior performance. These extremely desirable TQD’s and gTQD’s are available for use in the Biotechnology, Semiconductor, Medical, Optoelectronics, Solar, Military, Security and Aerospace research fields. The proprietary CONTINUOUS FLOW manufacturing process of group II-VI metals and elements provides an enhanced longevity composition, a unique stabile structure and the capability of meeting select wavelength emission criteria over previous generations of Quantum Dots.  Leading the market with Cost, Quality, Quantity it’s more likely you can economically commercialize your product with QMC Tetrapod Quantum Dots. Products and processes requiring exceptional performance have gTQD’s available. They are non blinking, non photobleaching and suppress Auger recombination!

Now there are Nano-Objects for nanobio, flexibility for shapes other than tetrapods e.g., spheres/rods and the choice of materials used to produce the quantum dots, including Cadmium Free Quantum Dots (CFQD) and Metallic Oxides, Cadmium free inorganic metals, elements and other biologically inert materials.

Send inquires via E-mail to: inquires@QMCdots.com
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Re-inventing Solar

April 19, 2009

UPDATE – The company name Hague, ticker – HGUE  was changed in April 2010 to Quantum Materials Corp, ticker – QTMM the parent company of Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

Welcome to Solterra Renewable Techologies, Inc (HGUE). They developed an innovative technology that is in the forefront of a new Flexible Solar Power Industry. This innovative and much more profitable Quantom Dot technology is replacing the silicon wafer-based solar cell industry. Solterra has extraordinary potential given the product addresses medical industry needs as well and is not limited to just the solar arena. The Quantum Dots they manufacture can be used  for research in the biological, electroluminescent, solid state and Semiconductor Quantum Dot (SQD) fields.. Solterra’s new ”’proprietary”’ Quantum Dot (QD) technology is more economical, more energy efficient and stable, has a broader spectral performance and ”’Solterra reduced the cost of Q.D. production by more than 90%”’  This significant cost reduction of the high quality Tetrapods developed by Dr. Wong at Rice University is their foundation. The beauty of this is the application of the Quantum Dot to produce the flexible solar sheet is by a modified ink jet printer!  The Quantum Dot flexible solar sheets are the next generation of low cost efficient power and the beginning of the Flexible Solar Power Industry.  Billions will be allocated and made during the transition from oil to alternative energy sources and Solterra will be one of the significant contributors. In light of the recent political changes SOLAR has become the main stream choice since the Nuclear path has been set back with the loss of funding for Yucca Mountain as a depository for waste fuel. Wind power is not economical on a cost basis and startup costs are more than fossil fuel generators. Besides from noise and eye pollution the blades are an environmental hazard to the birds, when the wind is blowing. Hydrogen fuel cells and ocean waves – that stuff is a long way off before it can be widely used, and most of the companies developing the technologies are small and hard to invest in. Solterra’s continued execution of their vision and business plan will benefit the environment and those that invest. This company is a global play that will pay!

 http://www.solterrasolarcells.

 http://bigthink.com/topics/the-environment/ideas/re-which-alternative-energies-are-you-most-excited-about

 

http://twitter.com/solterra 

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/updates.php?id=59190877943&sent=1&e=0#/pages/Solterra-Renewable-Technologies/59190877943?ref=ts

 

 http://laserfocusworld.com/display_article/356361/12/none/none/INDUS/Solterra-and-Nitto-Denko-to-fund-ASU-research-on-energy-efficient-technologie

 

Significant 2009 PRESS RELEASES:

Saudi Arabia just completed DUE DILIGENCE on HGUE for one of several mega SOLAR project contracts using their Quantum Dot technology.    http://twitthis.com/rwvtzy

 

 2 companies for 1 investment!

That’s right, buy HGUE now and any time up until the filings and get a percentage of Solterra, the second company FREE! This is based on “It is anticipated that upon the closing of this private financing Hague will retain a substantial equity interest in Solterra.” Kind of like AT&T spinning off LUCENT, only in a mini form. That should translate as a minimum into for every two shares of HGUE you’ll get one FREE of Solterra. That’s pretty much what the press release is saying when you read in between the lines. Either way it’s a good risk to rewards ratio that you have to at least consider as an investor. At .10 cents it’s pretty much a no brainer that a little money goes a long way to securing a potentially very nice return!  PRESS RELEASE  http://twitthis.com/5j63dw

It was also very good news to learn the Quantum Dots will be the first positive cash flow generator for the company in the very near future and addition testing showed the generation of 20 percent more electricity than conventional crystalline products


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