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AGC develops amorphous thin film using unique sputtering target material

05/26/2016  GC Asahi Glass (AGC) today announced it has developed a uniform amorphous thin film using a unique sputtering target material, and has started industrialization and commercial production of the material.

As large display unit shipments decline, shipment area rises with aggressive size migration for TVs

05/20/2016  Despite unit-shipment declines, large thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) shipment area is expected to grow 5 percent year over year, to reach 168 million square meters in 2016.

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

05/20/2016  A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The CEA announces expanded collaboration with Intel

05/18/2016  The CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) and Intel are boosting their collaboration through a new R&D agreement signed in Paris on Thursday 12 May.

John Caldwell appointed as chairman of AMD Board of Directors

05/13/2016  AMD today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Board member John Caldwell as Chairman.

After three months of declines, monthly LCD TV unit shipments resumed growth in March

05/12/2016  Chinese brands have had a significant impact on the global TV market recently, due to their aggressive pursuit of export growth. In large part because of these efforts, monthly liquid crystal display (LCD) TV unit shipments returned to positive year-over-year growth in March 2016 after three months of declines.

AMOLED growth is a bright spot for the display industry

04/28/2016  Active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are rising fast, thanks to lowering costs, wider use in end-market consumer electronics devices and the ramp-up of new manufacturing capacities.

With AMOLED shipments rising, Samsung Display led the small-medium display market in 2015

04/22/2016  Year-over-year unit-shipment growth in the small and medium display market was flat in 2015, reaching 2.8 billion units; revenue rose 4 percent over the previous year, to reach $43.9 billion.

Slowing notebook PC replacement cycle leading to higher resolution displays

04/21/2016  The global notebook PC display market fell 23 percent year over year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016.

What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research

04/18/2016  Using a pioneering X-ray technique developed at Berkeley Lab, a research team has recorded the first direct measurements confirming a tightly wound spiral molecular arrangement that could help unravel the mysteries of its formation and possibly improve LCD performance.

Update on neon shortage 2016 highlighted at the Critical Materials Conference

04/04/2016  Communication with suppliers in the Ukraine and China have continued to verify expected shortages occurring toward the end of 2016. Although supply appears stable now, inventories purchased during the second half of 2015 will deplete inventories on the supplier side toward the end of this year.

LCD glass area demand to rise 13% from 2015 to 2018

03/23/2016  Unit demand for display glass used for liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, desktop monitors, mobile PCs and other major large panel applications is forecast to fall in 2016.

Declining flat panel display revenue to reach lowest level since 2012

03/08/2016  Global flat panel display (FPD) market revenue is expected to shrink by 6 percent year over year in 2016 to $120 billion.

Inventory adjustments causing TV and IT display shipments to decline in Q1 2016

03/02/2016  LCD manufacturer inventory adjustments and continued slowing demand are causing TV and IT display prices to fall, further eroding panel makers’ profitability.

Wearable device display unit shipments to hit $39M by 2016

02/26/2016  The growing popularity of wearable applications is driving up shipments of the displays used in these devices.

Flat panel display equipment spending to reach to $11.2B by 2016

02/18/2016  Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment spending this year will reach its highest level since 2011, according to IHS Inc.

New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices

02/10/2016  An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.

Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016

01/26/2016  The ongoing issue of liquid crystal display (LCD) oversupply -- exacerbated by China’s aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high fab utilization -- will continue well into 2016.

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, says IHS

11/13/2015  While conventional thin film transistor liquid crystal (TFT LCD) displays are rapidly trending towards commoditization and currently suffering from declining prices and margins, China is quickly adding capacity in all flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments.

Turning clothing into information displays

09/03/2015  Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.




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High Mobility Transistors

June 21, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Air Products

Transistor performance has been greatly improved with strained silicon and high-k metal gates. Further performance improvements could be had by implementing III-V materials in the channel of nMOS transistors. Both III-V and Ge-based channels being considered for the pMOS device. High electron-mobility III-V semiconductors have been intensely researched as alternative channel materials for sub-7 nm technology nodes, but one of the main stumbling blocks is how to integrate them monolithically and cost-effectively with traditional CMOS silicon technology. This webcast will discuss the latest efforts in this area, including vertically stacked III-V nanowire.

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June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/Sponsored by Air Products

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
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Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

NMT: A Novel Technology for In-Line Ultra-Thin Film Measurements

XwinSys identified the semiconductors recent market trends and developed a novel XRF technology, named NMT: Noise-reduced Multilayer Thin-film measurement. This innovative approach can be used for in-line inspection and metrology features, to accurately and precisely analyze single and multi-layered elements in ultra-thin films. NMT novel technology can be utilized for in-line applications ranging from localized ultra-thin film stacks to the inspection of 3D localized features to the analysis of defects involving geometries, voids and material elements. February 23, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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