LED Packaging and Testing


UPDATED: Worldwide LED component market grows 9% with lighting


Strategies Unlimited has issued new figures since the first edition of this article. Solid State Technology now brings you updated figures and additional information on the worldwide LED market.

Soraa announces next generation of GaN on GaN LEDs


Soraa announced yesterday the next generation of its high external quantum efficiency GaN on GaN LEDs.

InfiniLED MicroLEDs achieve ultra-high light intensity


InfiniLED’s latest MicroLEDs, or µLEDs, have produced record optical beam intensity

Mitsubishi develops SiC ingot slicing technology


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced this week that is has developed a prototype to improve productivity of SiC slice processing for semiconductor wafers.

LED technology and market challenges addressed in Taiwan


To help the Taiwan LED industry tackle the increasing challenges, an in-depth analysis of LED global market opportunities and technology breakthroughs were recently provided at the 2013 LED Market and Outlook seminar held by SEMI Taiwan.

Patent analysis: Flexible roll-to-roll processing


A new report from IHS Displaybank examined a total of 483 patents on roll-to-roll processing technologies, focusing on 32 that were flexible, OLED-related.

New type of LED produced with simple, low cost process


Professor Yue Kuo at Texas A&M University has fabricated a new type of LED, based on light emission from an ultra-thin amorphous dielectric layer.     

KLA-Tencor's updated LED wafer inspection tool boosts throughput, efficiency


KLA-Tencor says its new fourth-generation LED wafer inspection system achieves greater flexibility, increased throughput, and improved efficiency for inspecting defects and performing 2D metrology in LED applications, as well as MEMS and semiconductor wafers.

ProTek offering unpackaged die for LEDs


ProTek Devices says it is now offering individual unpackaged die for LEDs in wafer form, available as unidirectional and bidirectional electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes.

Roll-to-roll plasma etch equipment project completed


FlexTech Alliance announced the completion of a development project with Etched in Time, Inc. (EITI), for a plasma etch system that is compatible with a wide array of roll-to-roll equipment.

Measuring inside an active OLED


Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science say they have devised a way to selectively and nondestructively evaluate molecules within a sealed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) in operation, in hopes to further understand and eventually minimize performance degradation.

Solvay unveils high-performance polyester material for LED TV components


Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC has extended its line of high-performance polyester compounds with a new version targeting light-emitting diode (LED) TVs with higher heat and light stability.

ON Semiconductor joins imec’s GaN-on-Si research program


ON Semiconductor has joined imec to collaborate on the development of next-generation GaN-on-Si power devices. ON Semiconductor is presently building a GaN processing line in its Oudenaarde facility in Belgium Oudenaarde, and it is expected to employ GaN-on-Si technology.

Kulicke & Soffa drives semiconductor packaging tool quality with new CQO


Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (K&S, NASDAQ:KLIC) appointed Irene Lee to the role of chief quality officer. Lee will oversee quality assurance functions across Kulicke & Soffa

OSRAM lays foundation for LED plant in China


OSRAM AG, LED manufacturer, laid the foundation for its Wuxi, China, plant, in a ceremony attended by high-ranking representatives of the Jiangsu province.

LED industry will change significantly as lighting takes off


The LED industry is entering its third growth cycle, general lighting, according to Yole and EPIC’s report, “Status of the LED Industry.” However, the cost of a packaged LED still needs to be reduced by a factor x10 to enable massive adoption. New business models are mandatory to capture added value of LED lighting.

As LED growth switches from backlights to home lamps, phosphors gain importance


NanoMarkets issued a new white paper on LED phosphors, "LED Lighting Driving Demand for New Phosphors," that covers the shifting use of phosphors, which modulate the light emitted by LEDs, from LCD backlighting to solid-state lighting.

LED encapsulants grow with increased LED adoption


LED encapsulants are closely related to the LED’s lifespan and light transmittance. With high-power and high-brightness LEDs emerging, the encapsulant’s role is becoming more important, says Displaybank.

Osram devises LED solder pad concept for easier second sourcing


Osram Opto Semiconductors developed a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon LED component family. This enables second sourcing by Osram’s LED customers without an additional soldering board, potentially reduces the costs of storage and process modification.

Avnet opens US light lab for LED measurement and testing


Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, part of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) opened a lighting lab in Chandler, AZ, to measure LED properties for various applications.



UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

Versatile Epoxy Compounds for Electronic Applications

Electronic systems have revolutionized our lives. We use them in nearly all of our daily activities, for communication, computing, navigation, entertainment, payment processing, and more. They are the workhorses in many medical, transportation, aerospace, and military systems, performing functions such as automated control, data analysis, and pattern recognition.February 10, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Enhancing the Performance of Electronic Applications with Versatile Epoxy Compounds

Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.January 06, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

More Technology Papers


Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

Sponsored By:

May 2014 (date and time TBD) MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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.

Sponsored By:

Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

Sponsored By:

More Webcasts



The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014