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Posted: November 12, 2009
New England Clean Energy Council Names QD Vision 'Emerging Company of the Year'
(Nanowerk News) The New England Clean Energy Council has named QD Vision, Inc., developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, the 2009 “Emerging Company of the Year.” In an awards ceremony at the council’s Green Tie Gala Wednesday night at the JFK Library in Boston, the Clean Energy Council recognized QD Vision for “exiting its development phase with tremendous momentum, poised to build on that momentum with rapid sales growth.”
In 2009, QD Vision emerged as a clean-tech innovator and leader enabling a new generation of highly efficient lighting and display products with significantly smaller carbon footprints. The company’s Quantum Light™ product platform, built on quantum dot light emitting materials and devices, will deliver unparalleled color and brightness and require significantly less power than current-generation technologies for applications such as solid state lighting and displays. A next-generation LED lamp from Nexxus Lighting, Inc. incorporating the Quantum Light™ optic from QD Vision will be commercially available in Q1, 2010.
"QD Vision is honored to be selected as the Clean Energy Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, which entailed passing through a rigorous selection process," said Dr. Dan Button, President and CEO of QD Vision. "Our Quantum Light™ products break the performance trade off of current light sources by uniquely reducing power consumption and total system costs, while at the same time significantly improving light color quality and brightness. .”
About QD Vision, Inc.
QD Vision is a quantum dot product company that delivers highly differentiated lighting and display solutions to major industries where color, power and design matter. QD Vision’s Quantum Light™ platform enables step-change advances in current generation solutions, such as LCDs, LEDs and even OLEDs, and ultimately a significant leap over these technologies. Leveraging a first-tier patent position in nanotechnology originating at MIT, QD Vision is a privately held company based in Watertown, Mass.
About The Council
The New England Clean Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies. The Council represents more than 150 members, comprising clean energy companies, venture investors, major financial institutions, local universities and colleges, industry associations, area utilities, labor and large commercial end-users. The Council’s ranks include more than 50 clean energy CEOs, representatives from most of the region’s top 10 law firms, and partners from over a dozen of the region's top venture capital firms (with a total of over $8 billion under management). Working with its stakeholders, the Council develops and executes a wide array of programs in five key focus areas: Innovation, Growth, Education and Training, Adoption, & Policy.