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Nanosys Hyperion™ Quantum Dot Technology Wins Display Component of The Year Award at DisplayWeek 2017

Milpitas, Calif., May 16, 2017 – Nanosys, the Quantum Dot company, today received the 2017 Display Industry Awards (DIA) Display Component of the Year award for its Hyperion Quantum Dot technology from the Society for Information Display (SID).

Presented by the SID, the 2017 DIAs recognize innovative display products, components, and applications that hold the most promise for shaping the future of the global display industry.  The DIAs are awarded each year in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year, and Display Component of the Year.

“The SID Display Industry Awards recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market during the previous calendar year," noted Wei Chen, SID’s Display Industry Awards Committee Chairman. We are proud to award Nanosys a 2017 Display Component of the Year honor for its Hyperion Quantum Dots. We commend the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping shape the future of display performance and solutions.”

Nanosys has selected global electronic materials manufacturer Hitachi Chemical as the lead manufacturing partner for Hyperion QDEF. Hitachi Chemical will begin sampling quantum dot film using Nanosys Hyperion Quantum Dot Technology. Mass production volumes will be available to display makers during the second half of 2017.

Hyperion Quantum Dots represent a significant development breakthrough in unlocking the market for displays meeting the ambitious BT.2020 color gamut standard that is already in use for UltraHD content distribution today.

Hyperion Quantum Dots match the color performance of the industry’s best cadmium-based quantum dot materials with over 90% BT.2020 color gamut coverage. However, unlike cadmium-based materials, Hyperion Quantum Dot films do not require an exemption to the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. This is because Hyperion Quantum Dots are made using a novel manufacturing technique that combines a cadmium-free red emitter with an ultra-low cadmium green emitter. Hyperion Quantum Dots are fully compatible with Nanosys proprietary QDEF manufacturing process, giving the technology a clear path for rapid deployment at low cost.

The 2017 DIAs will be presented to the winners at the Symposium Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, during Display Week 2017: The SID Annual International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition in Los Angeles, California. Visitors to the DisplayWeek show can also see a demonstration of Hyperion Quantum Dot technology at Nanosys booth #321. Visit the Nanosys event landing page for more information:

About Nanosys, Inc.
Nanosys, Inc. is the leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art Quantum Dot technology to the display industry. Nanosys proprietary QDEF® technology, a key component of the Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV revolution, is enabling a new generation of displays using Quantum Dots to deliver vivid color, lifelike brightness and incredible power efficiency at a fraction of the cost of competing technologies. Industry leading consumer electronics brands have shipped award- winning devices from tablets to TVs based on Nanosys’ proprietary Quantum Dot technology.

Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California where it operates the world’s largest Quantum Dot nanomaterials fab with manufacturing capacity for over 25 tons of Quantum Dot materials per year. Nanosys currently owns or has exclusive license rights to more than 300 issued and pending patents worldwide. For more information, visit

QDEF and Nanosys are trademarks of Nanosys, Inc., registered in the United States and in other countries.

About Hitachi Chemical
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange:4217), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers wide range of innovative products, such as electronic materials, automobile parts, energy storage devices and systems, in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 554 billion yen ($4.9 billion ). For more information on Hitachi Chemical, please visit the company’s website at

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 2017—the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays.  Display Week 2017 will be held in May in Los Angeles, California.  For more information on the DIAs or Display Week 2017, please visit: or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek, hashtag #DisplayWeek17.

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

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