NanoPhotonica Announces $3.5M Investment Led by Samsung Ventures

Blue Chip Investment Validates NanoPhotonica Expanding Market Presence

Lake Mary, Florida, May 10, 2019 – NanoPhotonica, an industry leader in quantum dot, nanomaterials and device technology, today announced that it has secured a $3.5M investment from Samsung Ventures and DeepWork Capital (formerly the FAN Fund). The investment, led by Samsung Ventures, will help the company further develop and commercialize its world-class quantum dot and related nanomaterial technology.

The Company’s breakthrough electroluminescent quantum dot light emitting diode (EL-QLED) device technology will ensure that the next generation of displays will exhibit superior brightness, resolution, thinness (flexible/foldable), viewing angle and power consumption that current LCD, OLED and QD Overlay based approaches simply cannot provide.

“This means that NanoPhotonica’s device technology will cost-effectively unleash the full power of quantum dots on HDTV and smartphone displays, virtual reality, connected cars, signage and, in the near future, autonomous vehicles that will have multiple, bright displays in them for infotainment reasons,” said Chris Morton, CEO, NanoPhotonica. “Essentially everywhere consumers need a high performance display that fits the needs of their electronics and environment.”

NanoPhotonica is widely recognized as the industry leader in nanomaterials and device technology for EL-QLED. The company has received several industry awards, and is partnering with a number of major display and chemical companies worldwide to maximize the commercial impact of their technology.

Samsung Ventures’ investment in NanoPhotonica reflects further the belief that the company has created world class QLED technology that has the potential to make a significant impact in the display sector. NanoPhotonica will utilize the investment to hire more engineering staff, finalize development and move to the commercialization phase of their offering.

“We are delighted to have Samsung Ventures and DeepWork Capital as investors. Their interest in, and support of, our nanotechnology reinforces the fact that NanoPhotonica is on track to play a major role in the evolution of high performance, cost effective displays, worldwide,” commented Dr. Morton.

About NanoPhotonica

NanoPhotonica provides innovative nano-materials and fabrication techniques that enable electronic displays with high resolution, pure, vivid colors, and high efficiency at significantly reduced manufacturing cost. NanoPhotonica’s system of light emitting nano-materials, including Quantum Dots (QDs), and method of layering these materials together, form the core technology for a new generation of electronic displays. NanoPhotonica’s award-winning nano- materials, talented and motivated team, and effective growth strategy have gained world-wide recognition and caught the eye of several large display manufacturers who have become development collaborators. Together, they are bringing “Electroluminescent Quantum Dot-Light Emitting Diode (EL-QLED)” displays to HDTVs, smartphones, to tablets and notebooks, and beyond.

NanoPhotonica to Participate in 2019 Display Week Conference

NanoPhotonica CEO will Speak at the 2019 Display Week Investor Conference

Lake Mary, FL – May 7, 2019 — NanoPhotonica, today announced that Chris Morton, CEO,
Nanophotonica, will present at the Society for Information Display (SID)/ Display Supply Chain
Consultants (DSCC) annual investor conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. NanoPhotonica is
a leading provider of innovative nano-materials enabling electronic displays to have high
resolution, pure, vivid colors, and high efficiency at significantly reduced manufacturing cost.
This annual SID/DSCC Investor Conference features presentations from display-related
companies with the brightest outlook in OLEDs, microLEDs, Quantum Dots, reflective displays,
and flexible displays.

“We are excited about the future of Electroluminescence Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes
(EL-QLED) technology, and for the opportunity to share the power of NanoPhotonica’s next-
generation nanomaterials at the display industry’s premier conference,” said Morton. “Over the
next several years, we predict that QLED technology will transform HD TVs, followed by
integration into smaller screens.”

NanoPhotonica – A Vision for the Future of Quantum Dot Displays
Dr. Morton will present with two other industry leaders in the session entitled: “Quantum Dot and
NanoParticles.” During his talk, he will:

  • Overview the importance of EL-QLED in the rapidly evolving display market
  • Discuss NanoPhotonica’s unique capabilities in this area, and how their capabilities will
    be a fundamental building block in the production of next-generation displays

Morton adds, “NanoPhotonica’s growth strategy leverages our mutually beneficial partnerships
in both the display and materials sectors. We look forward to engaging with existing and
prospective new partners at Display Week.”

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE
Chris Morton will be available for interviews on-site at the Display Week Investor Conference (or
by phone). Dr. Morton can provide additional information about the global EL-QLED
marketplace and NanoPhotonica’s innovative quantum dot nano-materials and fabrication
technology. For interviews contact John F. Kouten, JFK Communications at
JFKouten@JFKhealth.com.

About NanoPhotonica
NanoPhotonica provides innovative nano-materials and fabrication techniques that enable
electronic displays to have high resolution, pure, vivid colors, and high efficiency at significantly
reduced manufacturing cost. NanoPhotonica’s system of light emitting nano-materials, including
Quantum Dots (QDs), and method of layering these materials together, form the core
technology for a new generation of electronic displays. NanoPhotonica’s award-winning nano-
materials, outstanding and motivated team, and effective growth strategy have gained world-
wide recognition and caught the eye of several large display manufacturers who have become
our development collaborators. Together, we are bringing “Quantum Dot-Light Emitting Diode
(QLED)” displays to this large and important market – from smartphones, to tablets and
notebooks, to TVs.

NanoPhotonica Launches Advisory Board of World-Renowned Experts

Advisory Board Validates NanoPhotonica’s Strength and Growth in the Nano-Material and Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode (QLED) Marketplace

Lake Mary, FL – April 30, 2019 — NanoPhotonica today announced the launch of a world-class advisory board, building on its growing industry presence.  Members of NanoPhotonica’s Advisory Board are highly regarded entrepreneurs, technologists, and c-suite executives with long-standing credibility in the materials and commercialization aspects of flat panel displays. They will support the Company at a pivotal time as it works with major materials and electronics producers world-wide to create the next generation of higher quality, lower cost, displays.

“Our Advisory Board’s experience within our industry compliments our own strengths perfectly. They are a pleasure to work with, and to no-one’s surprise, are already creating value,” said Chris Morton, NanoPhotonica’s CEO.

NanoPhotonica’s Advisory Board includes the following initial members:

Seth Coe-Sullivan, PhD, VP and Chief Technology Officer at Luminit, LLC

Seth Coe-Sullivan is a true industry visionary and technical leader. He is currently VP and Chief Technology Officer of Luminit LLC, where he is responsible for driving growth and new product introduction from both the research and development and business development directions. Seth was also co-founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Technology Officer of QD Vision (acq. Samsung). Seth developed the Quantum Dots Forum and is a Committee Chair of the Society for Information Display’s Emissive Display Forum.

Richard S. Payne, PhD

Ritchie Payne has spent the last 48 years monetizing technology using Semiconductors and MEMS in companies large and small. Currently, he is a consultant in the display/semiconductor space. He was VP of Engineering at Qualcomm/Pixtronix, working on DMS™ Technology for low-power programmable displays. Richie also worked for 17 years at Analog Devices, founding the MEMS activities team, and for 10 years at Bell Laboratories, where he worked on Ion Implantation applying it to both Bipolar and Twin-Tub CMOS silicon IC Technology Development.

Ross Young, Founder and CEO of DSCC

Ross Young is founder and CEO of DSCC. Previously, he served as SVP of Displays, LEDs, Lighting and PV at IMS Research, following the acquisition of Young Market Research (YMR), a firm that he also founded. In addition, from 1996 to 2008, Young started, ran, and ultimately sold, DisplaySearch.  Prior to DisplaySearch, Young served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA.

“The combination of skills among these world-renowned experts will further enhance NanoPhotonica’s ability to develop and advance its cutting-edge technology platforms,” added Chris.

About NanoPhotonica

NanoPhotonica provides innovative nano-materials and fabrication techniques that enable electronic displays to have high resolution, pure, vivid colors, and high efficiency at significantly reduced manufacturing cost.  NanoPhotonica’s system of light emitting nano-materials, including Quantum Dots (QDs), and method of layering these materials together, form the core technology for a new generation of electronic displays.  NanoPhotonica’s award-winning nano-materials, outstanding and motivated team, and effective growth strategy have gained us world-wide recognition and caught the eye of several large display manufacturers who have become our development collaborators. Together, we are bringing “Quantum Dot-Light Emitting Diode (QLED)” displays to this large and important market – from smartphones, to tablets and notebooks, to TVs.

NanoPhotonica Announces New Advisory Board Member

CEO Chris Morton has announced that Dr. Richard Payne has joined NanoPhotonica’s Advisory Board. Morton notes “Richie Payne is a long-time technical leader and advisor in the Display and Semiconductor spaces. In particular, his experiences as VP at Pixtronix, before and after its acquisition by Qualcomm, makes him an ideal addition to our Advisory Board. His hands-on knowledge of the both technical and the practical issues associated with taking outstanding display technology from R&D to commercialization is a perfect fit for us at our stage of development.”

NanoPhotonica and Lockheed Martin to Partner on New Nanomaterial Applications

NanoPhotonica has won a contract with giant Lockheed Martin to demonstrate the application of its innovative Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode (QLED) nanomaterials and device technology to new application and configurations.  NanoPhotonica co-founder and CEO Chris Morton commented “we are pleased that Lockheed Martin has recognized the benefits of our QLED offerings, and look forward to working closely with them. It is exciting to work with an industry leader to enable both commercial and aerospace applications from a single technical platform.”

NanoPhotonica is widely recognized as the industry leader in QLED and related opto-electrical material development.  The company has received several industry awards, and is partnering with a number of major display and chemical companies worldwide to maximize the commercial impact of their technology.

NanoPhotonica Announces Appointment to its Advisory Board

NanoPhotonica has created an Advisory Board to provide market and technical guidance from thought leaders and market influences throughout the materials and display industries. CEO Chris Morton said, “Our Advisory Board will help insure our continued growth and success by providing access to a select group of outstanding individuals who are not only well known and respected, but who are strong supporters of NanoPhotonica’s accomplishments to date, and of our prospects for the future.”

“The initial member of our Advisory Board will be Dr. Seth Coe Sullivan. As Co-Founder of QD Vision, a pioneering company in the march to bring quantum dot-related technologies into the product mainstream, Seth’s technical expertise and vision, breadth of industry contacts, and knowledge of display company needs and directions is unmatched. We couldn’t be more pleased that Seth has decided to join forces with us.”

Additional Advisory Board members will be announced shortly.

Samsung Ventures Joins the NanoPhotonica Board of Directors

CEO Chris Morton has announced that Hyuk-Jeen Suh of Samsung Ventures has joined the NanoPhotonica Board of Directors.

“We are pleased that Samsung has invested in NanoPhotonica and our QLED technology. And I’m equally pleased that someone of Hyuk-Jeen’s background and capability will be available to support our growth,” said Morton.

Hyuk-Jeen Suh is the head of the Samsung Ventures East Coast office. He is responsible for identifying, closing, and managing Samsung Ventures’ investments in companies located within the Eastern United States.

Before joining Samsung Ventures 2012, he worked at J.P. Morgan investment banking in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was the global senior business development and marketing manager at MEMSIC, a semiconductor startup with clients in the automobile and consumer electronics industry. He led the global marketing strategy which contributed to the successful IPO of MEMSIC in 2007. Prior to joining MEMSIC, Hyuk-Jeen was a senior research engineer at Sequenom, a biotech start-up, where he conducted research on DNA biochips and led joint venture projects with Hitachi and Samsung to design high-throughput bio instruments.

Hyuk-Jeen earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, focusing on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his MBA from Yale School of Management.

 

NanoPhotonica Invited to Present at Key Industry Forums

NanoPhotonica has been invited to provide current progress on their industry-leading OLED technology at those two industry gatherings that define the state-of-the-art in displays, and the materials that enable them. Company representatives will first present at the Quantum Dots Forum 2018 (March 13-14, Paradise Point Hotel and Spa, Dan Diego, CA), and will update those results at an invited talk at Display Week (May 22-24, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA), presented by the Society for Information Display (SID).

Copies of the work presented will be available through the conferences as well as from the Company. These invitations reflect the growing industry awareness and attention being paid to QLED, recent announcements by major display companies worldwide regarding the use of QLED as the basis for next-gen displays, and the fact that NanoPhotonica is the acknowledged performance and commercialization leader in this rapidly evolving area.

NanoPhotonica to present at the 2016 Quantum Dot Forum

Join NanoPhtonica Inc, IHS, Kateeva, 3M Optical Systems Division and more at the Quantum Dots Forum.

 

Smithers Apex is pleased to announce the 2016 agenda for the Quantum Dots Forum!

 

With the rapidly expanding quantum dots market and the exponential growth project over the next five years, you won’t want to miss the Quantum Dots Forum. The agenda is packed with presentations including:

 

  • Market Trend of Quantum Dot and Wide Color Gamut Display
  • Enabling New Markets with Inexpensive, Low-Hazard CulnSeS Quantum Dots
  • Spectroscopic Aspects of Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes
  • Spectral Absorbance of Quantum Materials for Display Applications
  • The Next Generation of Quantum Dot Displays

 

 

WHEN: March 9-11  Newport Beach

WHERE: Newport Beach, California

VIEW AGENDA HERE

 

 

Quantum Dots Forum 2016