Growth of AMOLED display manufacturing capacity slowing in South Korea while accelerating in China

03/15/2018  After two years of unprecedented capacity expansion, South Korean flat panel display (FPD) manufacturers will essentially halt new active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel factory construction for mobile applications in 2018.

Immersion files lawsuits against Samsung in U.S. and China

03/09/2018  The complaint seeks to stop further infringement by Samsung and to recover damages.

Flexible AMOLED market more than tripled to $12B in 2017

03/06/2018  Thanks to a sudden increase in demand , shipment revenue of flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays more than tripled in 2017, accounting for 54.6 percent of total AMOLED panel shipment revenue.

Executive viewpoints: 2018 outlook

03/05/2018  Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2018.

Work to do to keep the good times rolling

03/02/2018  2017 was a terrific year for SEMI members. Chip revenues closed at nearly $440B, an impressive 22 percent year- over-year growth.

Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system

02/28/2018  A new progress in the scaling of semiconductor quantum dot based qubit has been achieved at Key Laboratory of Quantum Information and Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics of USTC.

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time

02/27/2018  Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.

Driven by size migration and high-end products, large TFT display market continued to grow in 2017

02/16/2018  Despite slower demand from end market and panel price erosion, the large thin-film transistor (TFT) display market expanded in 2017 in all three aspects -- unit shipments, area shipments and revenue.

Samsung Display and Universal Display Corporation enter into long-term OLED agreements

02/15/2018  Universal Display Corporation today announced the signing of long-term OLED material supply and license agreements with Samsung Display Co., Ltd., a global display manufacturer.

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing

02/14/2018  Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices.

2018 FLEXI awards innovation and leadership in flexible hybrid electronics

02/13/2018  The 2018 FLEXI Awards today recognized groundbreaking accomplishments in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) sector in 2017.

Chinese panel makers catching up fast in LTPS LCD panel shipments for mobile phones

02/12/2018  Total shipments of mobile phone displays, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) and active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels, reached 2.01 billion units in 2017, up 3 percent from 2016.

Annual semiconductor sales increase 21.6%, top $400B for first time

02/05/2018  Global industry posts highest-ever annual, quarterly, and monthly sales.

New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots

02/02/2018  Zinc oxide as a heavy metals-free substituent for commonly investigated cadium-based semiconductors is one of the most versatile systems with far-reaching perspectives. Physicochemical properties and biocompatibility of ZnO nanocrystals are strongly dependent on their interface, which is largely determined by synthetic procedures. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that ZnO nanoparticles produced by a new self-supporting organometallic method are safe for human cells. Now it's only one step towards innovative applications.

MicroLED displays: the patent landscape reflects the dynamism of the sector

01/31/2018  This year again, the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, 2018 edition allowed us to discover the latest innovations in numerous fields including the microLED displays sector.

Kateeva appoints Marc Haugen as Chief Operating Officer

01/30/2018  Kateeva, a developer of inkjet deposition equipment solutions for OLED display manufacturing, today announced that the company has expanded its executive team by appointing Marc Haugen as chief operating officer (COO).

Turbulent times ahead for trade

01/25/2018  International trade is one of the best tools to spur growth and create high-skill and high-paying jobs. Over 40 million American jobs rely on trade, and this is particularly true in the semiconductor supply chain. Over the past three decades, the semiconductor industry has averaged nearly double-digit growth rates in revenue and, by 2030, the semiconductor supply chain is forecast to reach $1 trillion.

3D-Micromac, TDMDA, and MOS Technology host International Laser and Coating Symposium 2018

01/22/2018  Experts in the field of display fabrication to meet in Hsinchu, Taiwan on February 1 to discuss business opportunities and new manufacturing trends for advanced displays.

Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 2017

01/18/2018  Numerous smaller deals were made but "megadeals" were scarce last year.

LCD TV panel demand expected to go through a correction in first quarter of 2018

01/18/2018  Demand for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from South Korean and Chinese TV makers was strong in the fourth quarter of 2017, but implementation of their panel purchasing strategies for the first quarter of 2018 may result in a correction as demand expectations change.



3D NAND Flash Process Integration and Architecture from A to Z

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Since 2006, many of new 3D NAND Flash cells have been proposed and commercialized on the market. Already, we have seen 3D NAND cell structure up to 64L/72L with single or multi-stack NAND string architecture. The memory density on Micron/Intel’s 64L 3D NAND 256 Gb/die reached 4.40 Gb/mm2 (256 Gb/die). In this session, we’ll overview 3D NAND Flash roadmap, products, cell design, structure, materials and process integration. The 3D NAND cell architecture from major NAND manufacturers including Samsung TCAT V-NAND, Toshiba/Western Digital BiCS, SK Hynix P-BiCS and Micron/Intel FG CuA will be reviewed and compared. Current and future technology challenges on 3D NAND will be discussed as well.

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