Quantum Materials Corp., a nanotechnology company, designs, develops, produces, and supplies quantum dots and tetrapod quantum dots. The company's quantum dots are nanoparticles of a semiconductor material, which emit light or fluoresce, when excited with energy. Its products are used for a range of applications in the life sciences, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, lighting, security ink, and sensor sectors. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies Inc., also focuses on manufacturing solar cells for retail electricity markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Quantum Materials Corp. was founded in 2008 and is based in San Marcos, Texas.