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Posted: Aug 17, 2011
QD Vision Awarded $900,000 DARPA Contract for Quantum Dot Based Infrared Materials
(Nanowerk News) QD Vision, Inc. today announced that it was recently awarded a development contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to advance their quantum dot-based infrared (IR) materials and deliver two prototype devices. The $900,000 award is for an extensive 12-month research and development effort.
Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that can be tuned to emit light at very specific wavelengths. At the end of this program, QD Vision will deliver two prototype solutions: One with quantum dots as an emissive layer in an electronic device (electroluminescent application) and the other in a film that is activated by external light sources (photoluminescent application).
"This program will leverage QD Vision's experience in developing stable, efficient IR materials for tactical applications," said Jason Carlson, President and CEO of QD Vision. "This is our second DARPA Program as a prime contractor, and we are excited to demonstrate these novel materials in two distinct modes of operation."
Although this project is sponsored by DARPA, the content of the information does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
To learn more about QD Vision's Government Business, please visit: www.qdvision.com/government-contracts.
About QD Vision, Inc.
QD Vision (www.qdvision.com) is a quantum dot product company that delivers highly differentiated display and lighting solutions. 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.