05/14/2014 Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.
05/06/2014 Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December.
03/19/2014 Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost.
03/10/2014 Following the boom in expansion of the Chinese LED market in 2011, many industry insiders and analysts speculated on whether the Chinese would be able to sustain the growth, or if many companies simply ordered an excessive amount of MOCVD reactors just to benefit from government subsidies.
01/23/2014 The work undertaken demonstrates progress towards optimum Organic Semiconductor (OSC)/OTFT processing and performance to enable their integration into ultra-flexible active matrix organic light emitting diode AMOLED backplanes.
12/23/2013 With a flood of new competitors set to initiate or increase the production of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels next year, demand for materials used to make AMOLEDs is forecast to rise by nearly 27 percent in 2014.
10/29/2013 The TV market has experienced a significant slowdown in growth over the past couple of years and, with OLEDs delayed, there have been no significant new premium features to drive consumer interest and spur replacement demand.
10/18/2013 Wireless video, network interfaces, multi-format decoders, LED backlighting boost average semiconductor content per TV.
10/16/2013 Largely driven by demand from upscale Samsung smartphones, particularly the Galaxy S4, global shipments of high-end active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display panels posted impressive sequential growth of 16 percent in the second quarter.
10/09/2013 "Rotelle" molecules depolarize light, more efficient than "spaghetti"
09/26/2013 Fujifilm and imec have developed a new photoresist technology for organic semiconductors that enables the realization of submicron patterns.
09/25/2013 Growth of the LED industry has come initially from the small display application and has been driven forward by the LCD display application.
09/13/2013 By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.
09/11/2013 Following Samsung’s introduction of the first flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products this year, demand for these elastic displays is expected to grow by more than a factor of four next year, with sales reaching nearly $100 million in 2014.
09/10/2013 OLED, a self-light-emitting diode, has been touted as the next big thing in display technology for its exceptional properties including no need for a backlight, wide viewing angle, quick responding speed and low current consumption.
After experiencing runaway growth in recent years, the OLED display market is gearing up to make another big leap.
Displaybank's recent market report on the cost competiveness of LED chips. This report conducts a thorough analysis on the supply price history, trends and forecast of main materials that compose packaged LEDs across the entire LED value chain.
Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms.
Despite a major surplus in the light-emitting diode (LED) market, top suppliers are increasing their capital spending and production because of government incentives and in order to cash in on an expected boom in the lighting business.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices.
This paper explains the basic history, processes, and applications of the ultimate conformal coating, parylene. Parylene has historically been used to protect printed circuit boards, LEDS, and medical devices from rugged environments and the human body, but now the pin-hole free coating is being used increasingly by the leaders in the MEMS market. With no known chemical that can harm the film, it is a perfect application for fuel tanks, water meters, or any product that must function in a hazardous environment.
May 22, 2014Sponsored by Diamond-MT
Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,
Learn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, earn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, RCD can isolate a particular root cause in that segment. RCD, a statistical enhancement technology in Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution that is more likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. RCD does not require any additional data beyond what is required for layout-aware diagnosis. This means that RCD fits well into existing diagnosis flows. April 24, 2014Sponsored by Mentor Graphics
July 2014 (date and time TBD) Wet processing including wafer cleaning, is one of the most common yet most critical processing step, since it can have a huge impact on the success of the subsequent process step. Not only does it involve the removal of organic and metal contaminants, but it must leave the surface in a desired state (hydrophilic or hydrophobic, for example), with minimal roughness and minimal surface loss – all on a growing list of different types of materials. In this webcast, experts will identify industry challenges and possible solutions.
July 2014 (date and time TBD) The switch to 450mm will likely be the largest, most expensive retooling the semiconductor industry has ever experienced. Will you be ready? 450mm fabs, which will give an unbeatable competitive advantage to the largest semiconductor manufacturers, are likely to cost $10 billion and come on-line in 2017, with production ramp in 2018. Unprecedented technical challenges still need to be overcome, but work is well underway. This webcast will provide an update on the current status of activities, key milestones and schedules, and the status of 450mm research on processes and devices.
August 2014 (date and time TBD) Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions.