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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.

Global AMOLED panel production capacity set to more than quadruple over next five years

10/27/2017  Samsung Display and LG Display to remain as market leaders.

Researchers look to patterns to envision new engineering field

10/27/2017  The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois are showing how the atomic-scale version of this phenomenon may hold the secrets to help advance electronics design to the limits of size and speed.

NVIDIA, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology to accelerate Taiwan AI revolution with NVIDIA AI computing platform

10/26/2017  NVIDIA today announced that it is collaborating with Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence across Taiwan's commercial sector in support of its recently announced AI Grand Plan to help foster domestic AI-related industries.

Sussex physicists have breakthrough on brittle smart phone screens

10/25/2017  New 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens.

2017 IEDM features rich technical program, focus sessions

10/17/2017  Each year at the IEDM, the world's best technologists in micro/nano/bioelectronics converge to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with other events.

Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018

10/06/2017  Gartner, Inc. this week highlighted the top strategic technology trends that will impact most organizations in 2018.

Flexible display shipments will increase to 643M units annually by 2022

10/04/2017  In 2017, key flexible display components achieved cost and performance parity with their rigid counterparts for the first time, thus removing a key market barrier and opening the door to rapid adoption in a variety of otherwise-rigid devices such as e-readers and wearables.




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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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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Semiconductor Manufacturing: The Rise of Computational Process Control

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

The increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques such as deep learning is creating a myriad of both challenges and opportunities for enhancements in manufacturing in terms of improved capacity, quality, and efficiency. The semiconductor industry poses somewhat unique challenges arising from its complex, high precision and highly dynamic production environment. One key way that these challenges are being addressed in semiconductor is by using an approach called “computational process control” or “CPC” in which AI and ML are combined with subject matter expertise to provide higher quality analytical solutions. This webcast will look at the AI/ML explosion, what it means to the semiconductor industry, and how CPC is being used to enhance the benefits of these analytical techniques.

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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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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
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

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
Sponsored by National Instruments

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