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The quantum-dot light-emitting diodes (QLED) TVs are expected to be Samsung’s next-generation TVs.
The quantum-dot light-emitting diodes (QLED) TVs are expected to be Samsung’s next-generation TVs.
SEOUL, KOREA
7 June 2016 - 11:45am
Cho Jin-young

It is said that quantum-dot light-emitting diodes (QLED) TVs are expected to be Samsung’s next-generation TVs. Industry sources said that QLED TVs will come out as early as two years and five years at the latest.

According to electronic industry and financial investment industry sources on June 6, interest in Samsung’s development of QLED TVs is rising. QLED is a new material which combines quantum dot with organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

Currently, Samsung’s Quantum Dot TVs need a separate backlight to illuminate their pixels.

However, QLED TVs don’t need backlight as the dots emit their own light. Also, they have longer life cycle and lower production costs than OLED TVs. The main components of OLED panels are imported, while Samsung Electronics has already secured source technology and production systems of eco-friendly non-cadmium quantum materials through Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Hansol Chemical. Accordingly, the company has efficient cost structure.

Experts expect that QLED TVs will come out as early as two years. Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys, the number one quantum dot producer in the world, also said, “We are currently developing quantum dot materials to be used in QLED. QLED TVs with quantum dot technology will be released in three to five years.”

Meanwhile, Samsung Display recently stopped research and development of LCD panels. QLED TVs will calm the current controversy over performance of quantum dot and OLED in the future.   

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