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Analysis of Samsung acquisition of QD Vision

November 28, 2016  | Subscribers Only


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The news of Samsung’s acquisition of QD Vision, a US-based provider of quantum dots is interesting as it would appear as duplication of existing activities. Samsung is currently selling its SUHD TVs with its own cadmium-free quantum dot technology. This is sourced-in-house from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology with production by Hansol Chemical. Samsung is cooperating with, Nanosys, to develop quantum dot technologies further. This report analyzes the implications of this acquisition, including motivations, and potential threats from OLED that may have inspired the move.

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