FPDs and TFTs


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.

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.

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.



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

April 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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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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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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