This 2nd annual two-day conference will bring together leading executives, sales and marketing directors, product development managers, and engineers from the quantum dot, lighting, display, life sciences, energy, data storage, and investment communities. Manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, and end users will discuss recent market developments and technology advancements critical for the adoption of quantum dots in LED, OLED, flash memory, photovoltaic, and biomedical/biotech applications. An exhibit hall will feature the latest breakthroughs and will serve as the main networking location for all participants.
The quantum dot industry is still in its infancy with revenues reaching $14 million in 2005, but is expected to surpass $500 million in 2009. With biotech and biomedical applications leading the adoption of quantum dots (QDs), a number of other industries, including flash memory, lighting and solar cells, could benefit with improved manufacturing, potentially leading to higher growth rates than originally projected. QDs are superior to fluorescent dyes in a number of applications due to their resistance to chemical degradation and photobleaching, and they have superb optical properties such as broad-band excitation, narrow-band emissions, and photostability. However, challenges do exist, including stability and shelf life, synthesis and surface functionalization, and manufacturing scalability, which must be addressed before QDs can succeed.
This conference is designed for key executives, R&D technologists, and marketing and sales executives from companies involved with the manufacture, research, design, marketing, and end use of quantum dots. Participants involved in the following industries should plan on attending:
- Life sciences, biotech, and biomedical
- Flat panel displays
- Flexible electronics
- Flash memory
- Photovoltaics/solar cells
- Document security
Dates: 12/3/2007 - 12/4/2007
Venue: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
Street Address: 2301 S.E. 17th Street
City, State: Fort Lauderdale, Florida