Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Noon – 1 pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA
TITLE: Bringing Better Pixels to UHD with Quantum Dots
SPEAKER: Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys
Advances in Quantum Dot chemistry and synthesis have made them an ideal emitter for backlight units in LCDs, with over 25 retail SKUs using Quantum Dots now available ranging from 7” tablet size up to 85” TV size. The next wave of technology innovation in displays is upon us now with Ultra-High Definition, whose most well-known benefit is an increase in resolution from HD to 4K, but there is much more to this new broadcast specification. High dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) bring more perceptible benefits to users in terms of an improved viewing experience than improved resolution alone.
The ultra-high color gamut standard adopted for UHD broadcast, known as Rec. 2020, was originally defined for laser-based projectors where the color primaries are on the color locus of the CIE diagram. Due to the deeply saturated color coordinates, Rec. 2020 is beyond the capabilities of OLEDs and conventional LED backlit LCDs. So is the Rec. 2020 color standard reachable for consumer displays or is it only for high-end laser-based projection systems? This presentation will explore the capability of using quantum dots in LCDs to reach the ultra-high color gamut of Rec. 2020.
Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. His vision for Nanosys has led the company to focus on high-growth markets with urgent pain points that Nanosys technologies are uniquely positioned to solve such as vibrant, efficient displays for portable devices. Prior to joining Nanosys, he was a founder and President of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he transformed a former division of Hynix into a successful multinational company on track for an IPO. Prior to MagnaChip, Hartlove was a Vice President and General Manager at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, where he developed optical sensing technology, which resulted in everyday products like the optical mouse and mobile phone cameras.
Hartlove is the author of more than 20 patents, including the winner of the Hewlett Award in 2004 for best patent. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and has completed graduate work at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
- 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
- Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
- 1:00 pm – Adjourn