May 21, 2013
Lexington, Massachusetts (May 21, 2013) - QD Vision, Inc. (www.qdvision.com), manufacturer of optical components for LCD applications, received the Gold Component of the Year Award from the Society for Information Display (SID) for its Color IQ optical components. This award represents one of the industry’s highest honors. The award will be presented at the SID symposium luncheon at Display Week in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be accepted by QD Vision CEO, Jason Carlson.
“QD Vision is very honored to receive this recognition from the Society for Information Display,” said Jason Carlson, CEO of QD Vision, Inc. “The Color IQ optic is an innovative display component that resulted from years of very hard work by people at QD Vision. Our entire team is extremely pleased and inspired by this award, and we also want to recognize the outstanding cooperation from the team at Sony in commercializing this breakthrough product in LCD TVs."
“The SID Display Industry Awards recognize significant advances made by the international display industry over the past year in bringing new and innovative products to the market," noted Robert Melcher, SID’s Display Industry Awards Committee Chairman. “Numerous high-quality nominations were received this year from around the world, demonstrating the continued success of the industry in providing products and technologies to serve the display needs of consumers and professionals alike. We are proud to award QD Vision the 2013 Gold Component of the Year Honor for its Color IQ optical component. We commend the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping shape the future of display performance and solutions.”
Color IQ optical components significantly improve LCD color performance. Until now most mainstream LCD TV designs have had to sacrifice color quality typically only delivering 60-70% of the NTSC color standard. Color IQ optics increase typical LCD color performance by up to 50%, and are capable of delivering 100% of the NTSC standard, providing consumers with unparalleled color performance at a superior value. Color IQ optical components work with all major LCD applications, including LCD TVs, LCD monitors and mobile displays, providing both superior color performance and high system efficiency.
Sony’s “BRAVIA” LCD Televisions are the first to include Color IQ optical components in select 2013 models which were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Sony televisions containing Color IQ optics are available through major electronics retailers.
Please direct all press inquiries:
Marketing Communications Manager
617.347.0147 (onsite at SID)
QD Vision, Inc.
29 Hartwell Ave
Lexington, MA 02421
“Color IQ” is a registered trademark of QD Vision, Inc.
About QD Vision, Inc.
QD Vision, Inc. is a nanomaterials product company delivering a new generation of display and lighting solutions that provide unmatched color. The only quantum dot company solely focused on displays and lighting, QD Vision's technology harnesses the unique light-emitting properties of a new class of nanomaterials called quantum dots.
The company’s advanced materials and components illuminate a broad range of applications, including flat panel displays, solid state lighting systems, and defense and security projects. QD Vision has received numerous accolades, including the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, Emerging Company of the Year by the New England Clean Energy Council, and AlwaysON Cleantech and Public Sector awards. The company also won a silver Edison Award for best new product.
About The DIA:
The Display Industry Awards (DIA) are the most prestigious awards in the display industry. Each year since 1995, SID’s international awards committee—comprising a distinguished panel of display luminaries—has honored the most innovative display products, components, and applications with the greatest promise of shaping the future of the display industry. This year’s DIAs will be presented at the SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, also known as Display Week 2013—the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. Display Week 2013 will be held in May in Vancouver, Canada. For more information on the DIAs or Display Week 2013, please visit www.displayweek.org.
The Society of Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.