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Nanoco announces next generation of CFQD® FINE COLOR FILM at CES 2018

Published on 3/1/2018

Sustainable Quantum Dot Innovation Delivers New Levels of Brightness and Performance to
Enable Fast Growing High-end TV Display and Media-centric Monitor Markets

MANCHESTER, UK & CONCORD, Mass. USA, January 3, 2018 – Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO) today announced the next generation of its NANOCO CFQD® FINE COLOR FILMTM. This new film builds upon Nanoco’s market leading quantum dot development, delivering outstanding levels of brightness (up to 5-10% more) and performance, sustainably powering the fast-growing high-end TV display and media-centric monitor markets as the industry progresses on the roadmap to DCI-P3 and BT.2020 standards and away from cadmium-based solutions. The company will be exhibiting its next generation NANOCO CFQD® FINE COLOR FILMTM at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12.

Quantum dots continue to disrupt the high-end display market, thanks to their ability to produce more beautiful, vibrant color than traditional LCDs, their fast response time, their high energy efficiency and their cost competitiveness compared to OLED technologies. Quantum dots are increasingly applied to monitors to deliver DCI wide color gamut, color accuracy across a high dynamic range, artefact free high frame rate motion and low black levels made possible with local dimming BLUs.  These characteristics are all required for the upcoming generation of media-centric monitors used for gaming, video streaming, video production, online shopping, and other consumer applications. Only NANOCO CFQD® FINE COLOR FILMTM can meet consumer demand for wide color gamut in the next generation of highest quality LCD products as the market continues to demonstrate its preference for sustainable quantum dot solutions.

“Ultra-High Definition TVs are quickly becoming the top performing segment of the liquid crystal TV market. These UHD Premium TVs, such as ones Nanoco displayed from a leading global manufacturer at the recent Touch Taiwan event, offer 99% DCI-P3 wide color gamut enabled by our CFQD Fine Color Films, working in concert with 1000-2000 nits peak brightness, high dynamic range and high frame rates,” said Dr. Michael Edelman, CEO, Nanoco. “And now, consumer craving for this same high image quality is driving strong demand for Nanoco’s technology in the media centric monitor market. We’re very excited about the innovation we’ll be introducing in 2018 to continue to sustainably meet consumer and manufacturer demand for the highest quality WCG displays.”

In addition to demonstrating the new NANOCO CFQD® FINE COLOR FILMÔ at CES 2018, Nanoco will spotlight important future applications areas, including:

  • Cadmium-free quantum dots supporting the emerging BT.2020 specification
  • Cadmium-free quantum dots in color conversion applications
  • Electro-luminescent quantum dots for ultimate display performance

To schedule an appointment to speak with a Nanoco executive at the company’s suite at CES, please contact Norikazu Hiramatsu at


Nanoco (LSE: NANO) harnesses the power of nano-technology to create a brighter, more sustainable future. Based on breakthrough science, Nanoco’s proprietary manufacturing process enables the large-scale production of its cadmium-free CFQD® quantum dots for multiple applications:

  • LCD display, where Nanoco’s CFQD® quantum dots give consumers peace of mind to enjoy next-generation color performance and energy efficiency without allowing toxic chemicals into their homes.
  • Lighting, where Nanoco’s CFQD® quantum dots are used in horticulture to safely speed plant growth.
  • Healthcare, where Nanoco’s CFQD® quantum dots are opening new, potentially life saving uses in bio-imaging.

Nanoco has non-exclusive manufacturing and marketing licensing agreements in display with The Dow Chemical Company, Merck KGaA of Germany, and Wah Hong Industrial Corporation of Taiwan. Through these partners and its own production facilities in Runcorn, UK, Nanoco is creating the world’s largest manufacturing ecosystem for cadmium-free quantum dots.

Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK, with a US subsidiary, Nanoco Inc., in Concord, MA. Nanoco continues to build out a world-class, patent-protected IP portfolio generated both by its own innovation engine, as well as through acquisition.  For further information visit:

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