Lexington’s QD Vision scores $22 million for better TV displays

A 55-inch TV incorporating QD Vision's Color IQ technology.
A 55-inch TV incorporating QD Vision's Color IQ technology.

Video display technology company QD Vision Inc. of Lexington has scored $22 million in fresh capital in support of the company’s “quantum dot” system.

Tsing Capital of China and Germany’s BASF Venture Capital say they’re investing the additional money in QD Vision because its quantum dot system allows for the creation of video screens that produce more accurate color than today’s standard flat-panel screens, while using less energy.

QD Vision was founded in 2004, and its technology is incorporated in TV sets made by Samsung, Hisense, Philips and several other manufacturers.

With the new investment, QD Vision says it has raised a total of more than $100 million.

Hiawatha Bray is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe. E-mail him at h_bray@globe.com.
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