Quantum Materials Corp, Tiny Products, Giant Potential

With our innovative approach, we aim to leapfrog traditional batch synthesis (non-uniform) production platforms. We’re confident we can ship large, industrial-scale quantities of QDs, at very competitive prices. Samples have been sent to a number of the largest display technology companies in the world. A single commercial purchase order would put QMC on the map. 

We have recruited some of the most accomplished scientists, researchers, engineers, and production personnel in the material sciences industry. This was a key factor in my decision to join QMCI think we have an outstanding team, especially given our small size.

How large are the existing markets that you plan to penetrate? What new markets do you envision?

The most immediate market (and the one in which we have most traction), is in LCD TVs, representing hundreds of millions of units per year. QDs can also be used in billboards, monitors, laptops, & tablet devices. Each of these segments also represent the potential for hundreds of millions of units annuallyso these display markets represent by far our biggest focus.

QMC was founded to drive QD solar energy (photovoltaic, or QDPV) development. We have a wholly-owned subsidiary to fulfill the promise that QDs hold in expanding PV implementation.A major advantage of QDPV is that established PV cells depend on relatively thick layers of material for adequate light energy absorption. By contrast, QDPV devices possess absorption rates orders-of-magnitude higher, they can absorb infrared energy at night and on cloudy days. That radically reduces the thickness and therefore the materials required, meaningfully cutting manufacturing costs.  

So, quantum dot technology moderately enhances the picture quality of LCD TVs and other display monitors at less cost. Is there more to the story? 

That’s a good question. Yes, there is more to the story, especially with regard to solar and a number of other exciting end uses. For us though, higher quality QDs  in much greater quantities and at significantly lower cost is our mantra. Our quantum dots will substantially enhance the picture quality of a LCD TV. Over time, we fully expect our QDs to be used in other products; we will be wholesaling them to companies spearheading widespread adoption of new end uses. As such, we will sidestep the technologically competitive and brand penetration risks of our customers.  

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Competition must be fierce, including from giants like Samsung. How can your company thrive in this environment?

I get asked that a lot!Much of the competition comes from smaller firms, like ours, trying to disrupt larger players.Some have won designs and shipped QDs into TV applications.We have patents and valuable IP licenses, and our scalable QD manufacturing process is highly automated, so we can offer customers both high quality and high capacity that’s not significantly impacted by labor or geography. We see the larger players in the industry as potential customers and partners rather than competitors. Most don’t have well-established, high-quality quantum dot technology in house, or sufficient manufacturing capacity. Large players should be eager to partner with a company like QMC.

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Disclosure: Quantum Materials Corp. is a company that I, Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA, am invested in.  I have no existing or prior relationship with CEO, Sri Peruvemba or QMC.  QMC is ...

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