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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.

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.

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.

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.

2018 will see first uses of 8K resolution display

01/16/2018  As the demand for super-large TV displays grow, the need for higher resolution is set to increase, seeing the first uses of 8K display in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

Advancing the path to organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

01/12/2018  A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.

Worldwide PC shipments declined 2% in 4Q17 and 2.8% for the year

01/12/2018  Amid market consolidation, the top four PC vendors accounted for 64% of shipments in 2017.

Record number of OLED TVs shipped before the holidays

01/09/2018  With consumer television prices falling, global shipments of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs grew 133 percent year over year, reaching a new monthly record of 270,000 units in November 2017, during the lead-up to the holiday shopping season.

Largest SEMICON China ever targets industry growth

12/19/2017  More than 70,000 players in the electronics manufacturing industry are expected to descend upon SEMICON China for technology and innovation insights to accelerate already strong industry growth.

Gen 10 and larger flat panel display capacity to grow at 59% CAGR to 2022

12/08/2017  Gen 10 and larger fabs to account for 26 percent of large-area capacity by 2020 from 4 percent in 2017.

Clear leads to fully transparent devices

12/04/2017  See-through electronic devices, such as transparent displays, smart windows and concealed circuits require completely translucent components if users are to digitally interact with their perceived surroundings and manipulate this information in real time. Now, KAUST researchers have devised a strategy that helps to integrate transparent conducting metal-oxide contacts with two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors into these devices.

Flat panel demand to grow 7.2% in 2018, biggest gain since 2014

12/01/2017  Global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2 percent to 210 million square meters in 2018 compared to 2017, according to IHS Markit.

Discovery points the way to better and cheaper transparent conductors

11/30/2017  Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type of glass coating which is used on items such as touch screens, solar cells and energy efficient windows.

Kateeva introduces the YIELDjet EXPLORE product family for OLED RGB pixel deposition

11/28/2017  Suite of inkjet deposition systems to enable R&D and pilot production of large-size OLED displays

Global shipments of oxide TFT LCD mobile PC panels to grow 200% this year

11/06/2017  Global shipments of large oxide TFT LCD panels of 9 inches or larger are expected to grow from 20 million units in 2016 to 55.6 million units in 2017.

Costs of 55-inch OLED TV display production catch up to LCD TV panels

11/03/2017  Unit cost for 55-inch UHD OLED TV panels recorded a 55 percent decline in second quarter of 2017 since its introduction in early 2015.

IPS display adoption in notebook PCs continues to increase

11/01/2017  IPS to make up 37 percent of all notebook PC panels shipped in 2017 and 42 percent in 2018, up from 27 percent in 2016.

TowerJazz and Yuanchen Microelectronics announce partnership for BSI manufacturing

10/30/2017  This is the first time BSI will be offered by a foundry to the high-end photography market, including large formats requiring stitching.




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Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification

As IP and IC designers and verification teams tackle increased complexity and expectations, reliability verification has become a necessary ingredient for success. Automotive, always-on mobile devices, IOT and other platforms require increasingly lower power envelopes and reduced device leakage while maintaining overall device performance. Foundries have also created new process nodes targeted for these applications. Having the ability to establish baseline checks for design and reliability requirements is critical to first pass success. January 08, 2018
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Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
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February 24, 2018 - March 01, 2018
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February 25, 2018 - February 25, 2018
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