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QMC to increase quantum dot production

Capacity expected to reach 200kg per annum in Q2 2015

North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp (QMC) today announced it is increasing production capacity to 2000kg of quantum dots and nanoparticles per annum in Q2 2015. The company anticipates further production expansion during the remainder of 2015.

"We have achieved quality, uniformity and scalability goals with our patented continuous-flow manufacturing process," said QMC's CEO Stephen Squires, "and so are making the investments in production capacity and people to meet market demand for high-quality quantum dots. We have also made great strides in ramping-up volume production of both Cadmium-core and Cadmium-free quantum dots. We perceive Cadmium-free quantum dots will drive future use, particularly in electronic goods destined for highly environmentally-regulated regions such as the European Union."

The company has made significant investment in new automated nanoreactors, expanded lab space and scientific staffing to fulfill quality and quantity requirements for quantum dots in consumer electronics applications. Its patented continuous-flow process produces quantum dots in the high volumes, uniformity and reliability needed for integration into UHD 4K LCD display, solid-state lighting, solar and biotech manufacturing industries. 

Up to this point, says QMC, competitors' batch synthesis methods have inhibited quantum dot-use in consumer electronics due to the limitations of a highly manual process in controlling quantum yield, color purity, volume production and the resultant higher production costs.

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