In regards to NHM...it will be secondary to CDSE for awhile longer and by the time it is equivalent in performance specs it will be a number of years .The ROHS standards will be irrelevant to QMCs Tetrapods used for display because of its architecture and self aligning characteristics where half as much would be required than that of competitors using spherical QDs.There are many more mitigating factors when talking about competitors using NHM in display especially when they haven't shown to have dealt with many of the inherent issues that QMC states below being able to resolve.( highlighted )
From their website....
Tetrapod Quantum Dots are an advanced nanoscale material that improves the performance and energy efficiency of very high-resolution computer, TV and smartphone displays. Quantum Materials' patent-pending automated production technology produces uniform, narrow bandwidth tetrapod quantum dots with bright emission, less aggregation, purer colors (including high-luminous red) and precise color rendition.
Quantum Materials has secured Thick Shell “Giant” QD technology from the DOE Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Invented by Dr. Jennifer Hollingsworth thick shelling solves the problems that have vexed QD researchers for the last 20 years. Thick Shell quantum dots are non-blinking, non-photobleaching, suppress Auger recombination, and enhance charge transport, exhibit brightness increases of 10-fold to 100-fold, have extremely wide Stokes shift, no self-reabsorption, and all without any quantum dot surface modification (ligands, etching) required. (See section on Thick Shell Technology for more information).
Combining the performance advantages of tetrapod quantum dots, enhanced by proprietary thick shelling with the cost-efficiency of automated production ultimately allows for lower display manufacturing costs due to their lower cost, superior luminescence and much lower incidence of aggregation. Far fewer quantum dots are required to achieve the same level of performance needed, for more cost savings.
David C. Doderer, vice president of research and development for Quantum Materials wrote the feature article in the July/August 2013 issue of iSP Magazine entitled "Quantum Dots: The Future of Displays". The article details Quantum Materials' ability to reduce the cost of quantum dot creation while ensuring uniformity in quantities sufficient to meet high volume display-manufacturing needs.