According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the other day the shares of the company Nanoco Technology specializing in technologies of quantum dots (QD), down nearly 80%. The reason for this was the information about the termination of the contract for the supply of components with a large American customer. Presumably we are talking about Apple.
According to research firm BlueFin Research, cupertinos abandoned the idea to use QD technology in image sensors for cameras smartphones. In Cupertino decided that this solution would be too costly and will negatively affect the final cost of the device.
It is worth noting that the Technology company Nanoco has announced the signing of a contract with a major American company in the last year. At the beginning of 2019 became aware of the fact that the agreement was extended and now it includes not only advance development, but also testing and enhancement of technology. Experts estimated the contract at 21.7 million dollars, which accounted for more than half of the total income Nanoco.
It is worth noting that Apple quite a long time became interested in the technology of quantum dots. In 2017, the cupertinos have purchased InVisage Technologies, has created an image sensor with quantum dots.