Quantum Science stands for SWIR industry
Quantum Science is ready to support the rapid expansion in short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging as research shows the SWIR imaging industry will grow to $2.9 billion by 2028.
Analysts at Yole Intelligence predict that increasing interest from major consumer electronics companies will be key to bringing SWIR imaging from a niche industry to a major global market over the next five years.
Although the SWIR market was worth around $300 million in 2022, mostly concentrated on sectors including defence, aerospace, and research, Yole’s report found this will quickly expand as “game changers” in image sensor supply start developing SWIR imaging technologies.
In just three years, SWIR imagers will start appearing in flagship smartphones, with wider market penetration predicted shortly afterwards, helping boost the consumer market to more than $2 billion.
Yole’s report also found quantum dots (QDs) are best placed to power this revolution, even though many are still based on lead and face barriers relating to scalability.
Responding to the report, Dr Hao Pang, CEO and Founder of Quantum Science, said: “We are pleased to see that Quantum Science is being recognised as a leading infrared QD supplier in SWIR imaging 2023 by Yole. In just a few short years, we’ll see SWIR QD go mainstream and become a cornerstone of consumer-focused industries, fueled by the leading INFIQ lead-free QD technologies. The rapid growth predicted by Yole to $2.9 billion in 2028 shows just how important this technology will become.
“Quantum Science is ready to support the billion-dollar megatrend with best-in-class QD materials. Our lead-based and lead-free QD products offer market-leading performance, enabling high-performance SWIR imaging and sensing for everyone. Crucially, thanks to our unique synthesis process, INFIQ QDs can be produced in ink form, minimising defect occurrence and allowing high-performance SWIR QD sensors to be produced at scale and low cost.
“Moving into our second laboratory at the start of the year has allowed Quantum Science to significantly expand our production capacity, positioning us to supply QDs that can be used to make millions of SWIR sensors yearly.”