MANHASSET, NY -- Microelectronics global industry association SEMI has awarded team members at QD Vision — Moungi Bawendi, Vladimir Bulovic, Seth Coe-Sullivan, John Ritter, and Jonathan S. Steckel —the 2011 SEMI Award for North America.
Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that glow when exposed to current or light. QD Vision was the first to sell QD products which were integrated into general illumination lamps, introduced in 2009 at Light Fair International.
At the heart of QD Vision’s QLEDs are electroluminescent colloidal quantum dots that provide a reliable, energy efficient, tunable color solution for displays and lighting that is less costly to manufacture and that can employ ultra-thin, transparent or flexible substrates.
“The commercialization of quantum dot technology, led by the team at QD Vision, opens the door to new generations of products in lighting, displays, and photovoltaics,” said Bill Bottoms, chairman of the SEMI Award Advisory Committee, in a statement. “They offer greater wavelength control, improved color purity and greater energy efficiency than any existing alternative. Quantum dots hold the promise of replacing the technologies we use in those areas today.”
The four award recipients are QD Vision's Moungi Bawendi, MIT professor, QD Vision Science Advisory Board; Vladimir Bulovic, MIT professor, QD Vision Science Advisory Board, QD Vision founder; Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision founder and CTO; John Ritter, QD Vision, EVP of Product Development and Operations; and Jonathan S. Steckel, QD Vision founder and director of Chemistry.
The SEMI Award is the highest honor conferred by SEMI and was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding technical achievement and meritorious contribution in the materials and processing technologies.
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