Jason Hartlove

President and CEO | Nanosys
Jason Hartlove

The Future of Advanced TV

Quantum Dots drove growth in the Advanced TV market with more than 35 million units shipped and 60% market share over the last 7 years. This year, advancements in Quantum Dot technology pioneered by Nanosys enabled new, lower cost solutions to bring improved color and brightness to mainstream TV consumers in the sub $500 TV market. At the same time, MiniLED + Quantum Dot has proven a potent combination in the battle for Advanced TV supremacy versus WOLED at the high end of the market.

In this talk Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove will discuss the future of TV. What will the next 5 years look like for TV technology? Will emissive technologies finally dethrone LCD? Can emerging technologies including QD-OLED, MicroLED and NanoLED deliver the right combination of value and performance to succeed in TV?


Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. He previously developed the Optical Mouse which has sold more than one billion units worldwide and is a standard feature in all PCs. Hartlove also pioneered and developed key technologies used in CMOS image sensors in smartphone cameras, high capacity lithium-ion battery technologies and solid-state inverter technology used in solar and electric car charging systems.

His vision for Nanosys has led the company to successfully pioneer and develop Quantum Dot based display technologies. Today, Nanosys maintains a nearly 100% market share for materials used in these ultra-bright displays with lifelike colors sold by companies including Samsung, Vizio, Hisense, TCL, Acer, Asus and Sharp.

Prior to joining Nanosys, he was president of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company on track for an IPO. Before MagnaChip, Hartlove was vice president and general manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, and previously held management and development positions at Hewlett-Packard. Hartlove is the author of more than 20 patents, including the winner of the Hewlett Award in 2004 for best patent. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and has completed graduate work at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.