Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 7.7 uses an AMOLED display, gaining benefits in the weight, thickness, and battery life, but at a higher material cost, says research firm Displaybank, part of IHS.
Intel, SEMATECH, and other top chip makers, suppliers, and research organizations will send speakers to SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco. The event will single out new transistor architectures, advanced lithography, 450mm wafers, and other major developments.
Printed flexible electronics represent the future of sensors, displays, power electronics, and lighting, according to experts at the FlexTech Alliance 2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference & Exhibition.
The global HB-LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, surging 9.8%, according to Strategies Unlimited. 10 companies accounted for more than 68% of the global LED supply.
eMagin was awarded a $1.12 million SBIR contract from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to optimize its WUXGA OLED micro display for mass production.
Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Samsung Mobile Display Co. Ltd. will establish a new equity venture for the manufacture of specialty glass substrates for organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices.
Novaled AG filed a registration statement with the US SEC for a proposed initial public offering. Novaled makes technologies and materials for organic electronics, particularly OLEDs.
The US DoD awarded QD Vision Inc. a $1.38 million/12-month contract for specialized devices based on electroluminescent quantum dots. The program will result in prototype devices for armed forces.
Engineered Conductive Materials LLC uncrated a low-temperature curing conductive adhesive, DB-1541-LTC, for OLED assembly.
AMOLED TVs drew a crowd at CES, but manufacturing challenges and expensive fab materials will limit global shipments of the sets for several years, says IHS iSuppli. IHS compares the 55" AMOLED TVs from LG Display and Samsung, each using different manufacturing technologies.
imec and Holst Centre, with associated industry partners, are developing flexible active-matrix OLED display technology, the associated drivers and circuits, and new manufacturing equipment to build the displays, all with an eye on low-cost and high-volume production.
While the FPD industry faces severe challenges, long-term supply demand models show a positive future. DisplaySearch tracks the near- and long-term outlook for FPDs, with input from Barclays Capital and IHS.
The manufacturing conference at Strategies in Light focused on methods for reducing cost through the manufacturing supply chain. Presenters discussed various methods of reducing manufacturing costs, from improved automation and standards implementation, automation to new packaging technologies. Laura Peters, LEDs Magazine, reports.
The Organic Electronics Association released its "OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics," covering application clusters such as flexible displays and smart systems, as well as the outlook on materials, substrates, and patterning processes.
Lumiotec will use phosphorescent and other organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies from Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), under an OLED technology license agreement.
Printed, flexible, and organic electronics enable next-gen displays and other applications; however, technical hurdles and dev cycles impede ROI. The key is partnerships sharing materials, equipment, and device development expertise, shows Jonathan Melnick, Lux Research.
OLED manufacturing advanced rapidly in 2011, making gains in organic materials, color patterning, electronic driving methods, and encapsulation, shows NPD DisplaySearch.
AMOLED shipments are estimated to have reached 90 million units in 2011, up 97% Y/Y, while revenue is expected to grow to $3.36 billion, up 169% Y/Y, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
US FPD Smart Displays -- From Emerging to Mainstream, taking place in February in San Diego, will feature forecasts and analysis from DisplaySearch and In-Stat analysts, as well as presentations from smart display industry executives. Check out the sessions preview.
Novaled AG has been certified according to the ISO 9001:2008 international quality management standard by external auditors DQS GmbH.
Cambrios Technologies Corporation appointed John LeMoncheck as president and CEO, and announced a $5 million Series D-3 financing round from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.
Near-eye micro-display maker MicroOLED introduced a 5.4-million-pixel-density, 0.61"-diagonal, low-power-consumption organic light-emitting diode (OLED) microdisplay on silicon.
Investments in fabless companies, semiconductor suppliers, and other chip companies fell more than 80% month/month and year/year in March, reports the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA).
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) will be a nearly $11 billion market in 2017, and will take some display market share from the $100-billion LCD sector, according to a Lux Research report.
Active matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AMOLEDs) are moving from small-quantity development into higher volumes, with shipments destined for smartphones driving growth in the small- and medium-sized display market in February, said IHS.
Samsung Electronics is under rumors about spinning off its LCD manufacturing division, which could lead into a displays business restructuring involving Samsung Mobile Display and Samsung LCD. NPD DisplaySearch shares the root motivation for changes, and how Samsung's potential moves will affect the industry.
The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2012 recognized 3D metal micro-structuring laser technology from Schepers, excimer laser design for OLED and LCD display fab from Coherent, and a laser brazing head technology from Precitec Optronik.
OLEDs are gaining adopters in small screen sizes, and just moving into large-size displays. Mass production color-patterning technology for large-area OLED is increasingly an issue. Displaybank looks at new technologies under development at major display makers.
eMagin Corporation (NYSE Amex:EMAN) received a $3.1 million follow-on order for OLED microdisplays under an existing US Army Remote Viewer Program.
Barclays Capital analysts attended Lightfair International and gleaned several trends in LEDs and OLEDs for lighting, including an interesting phenomenon around MOCVD utilization rates and new orders.
Dynamic changes in the FPD industry range from new LCD, AMOLED, touch, and flexible technologies to the emergence of China as the leading consumer and manufacturer of display products. FPD China covers the entire industry supply chain.
M’s Optical Systems Division made its flexible, optically clear 3M FTB3-50 and FTB3-125 films available commercially, to protect sensitive electronics displays from water vapor and oxygen. The films previously were sold under limited R&D agreements.
DisplaySearch's Paul Gray advises that TV makers “think deeply about how consumers are watching long-form video at home” before leaping to conclusions about OLED’s impact. “The industry need not take billion dollar technology bets to provide better products.”
H.C. Starck notes that the majority of FPD production occurs in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. The rapid growth of OLED screens in the FPD industry punctuates the increased need for high-tech materials, the company asserts.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) inaugurated its Dow Seoul Technology Center, a global R&D center with focus on technological advances in display and semiconductor applications.
Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays manufacturing is virtually 100% concentrated in Korea, according to Displaybank, with Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) and LG Display (LGD) scaling up capacity.
Materials experts from across the supply chain gathered at the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference 2012 in San Jose in October, discussing key materials needs for micromanufacturing outside the CMOS mainstream: OLEDs and GaN-on-silicon power semiconductors, graphene, CNTs, and self-assembling polymers.
Despite continued delays from its two big proponents, OLED TV technology will finally start ramping over the next year, reaching one million unit shipments in 2014 and a 3% market penetration by 2016, says NPD DisplaySearch.
There's a new battleground slowly emerging for OLEDs in lighting applications where the technology could offer some advantages in design and efficiency -- if panel makers are willing to make some sacrifices.
This year is shaping up to be a historically lousy year for makers of flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment, but expectations are looking up that demand will catch up to supply in 2013 and balance the market, according to NPD DisplaySearch projections.
The market for materials used in printed electronics manufacturing will nearly double over the next five years as new materials are brought forth to support low-cost volume production of printed electronic devices, according to Lux Research.
With OLED adoption, the total market value of materials used in OLED applications will grow quickly from about $500 million in 2012 to over $7 billion by the end of 2019, reports NanoMarkets.
Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC, TOKYO:6752) will reform its head office and governance as of October 1, aiming to reduce internally focused work and focus on customer needs.
Most firms offering alternatives to ITO focus on the touch-screen sensor market; however, this sector is too small for many of these firms to generate significant revenues. NanoMarkets outlines the various ITO alternatives, and their possible application spaces.
SEMICON West 2012 will take place July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Following is a preview of the LED and OLED events taking place during SEMICON West, from contributor Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets.
Panasonic and Sony will combine their core and printing technology to jointly develop next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel and module manufacturing technology.
Technology for making circuits with organic materials, non-vacuum processes, and flexible substrates has made striking progress, but it’s been a challenge to find applications where the new technologies offer must-have advantages. Paula Doe, SEMI, reports on flexible and large-area OLED displays and lighting.
Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) wiill purchase dopant materials used in the transport layers of its AMOLED display modules from Novaled. Novaled will also provide its proprietary PIN OLED technology to SMD for use in the production of SMD’s AMOLED display modules.
OLED thin film encapsulation technology is the one of technologies emerging as the core technology of flexible OLED, and technology development and patent securing competition between world’s leading OLED companies will increase accordingly, shows Displaybank.
After meeting with various semiconductor manufacturing tool suppliers -- Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Tokyo Electron, Teradyne and Cymer -- at SEMICON West, Citi analysts share impressions on foundry spending plans and tool choices.
Industrially proven and robust, picosecond lasers are proving their worth in cutting and patterning of delicate materials for a wide variety of industrial applications.
Novaled debuted a class of n-doped electron transport layer (ETL) materials for OLED TV and mobile displays.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) released SG65i, a single-wall carbon nanotube product with >95% semiconducting concentration, before secondary processing to remove metallic SWCNT content.
The Flexible Display Center at ASU, in conjunction with Army Research Labs scientists, manufactured what it is reporting as the world's largest flexible, full-color OLED display prototype. FDC used advanced mixed-oxide TFTs to build the 7.4” device.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) introduced new red, green, and yellow UniversalPHOLED products, combining UniversalPHOLED emitter materials with novel host systems.
AMOLED is entrenched in the small- and medium-sized displays market. For the technology to capture significant market share in the large-size, TV-bound display market, manufacturers will need to invest in better, higher throughput processing, shares Displaybank.
We at Solid State Technology have compiled the best conference reports so far this year, in the lead up to SEMICON West 2012, next week in San Francisco.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) announced record-breaking performance of its white organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology.
FUJIFILM sold its 1,200+ OLED patents and patent applications to Universal Display for $105 million, with the companies embarking on a strategic relationship in this technology space.
DisplaySearch has lowered its 2012 mobile phone displays forecast from 1,917 million units to 1,729 million units. Comparing last quarter's forecasts and actual shipment results by technology, NPD DisplaySearch found that AMOLED actually had higher growth, but other technologies showed declines.
Panasonic, LG Chem and Philips are among the presenters for the upcoming 14th annual OLEDs World Summit, September 26-28, in San Francisco, CA.
Polarizers used in display manufacturing will form a $9.94 billion market in 2012, up 4% from 2011, according to Displaybank. Sequentially, the polarizer market decreased by 9% in Q1 2012, hitting 2.235 billion. This was down 6% from Q1 2011.
Universal Display broadened its work with Plextronics to accelerate the development and commercialization of solution-based OLED material systems. They will combine Plextronics’ hole injection and hole transport materials with Universal Display’s phosphorescent OLED emissive layer materials.
A multidisciplinary research team at MIT and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid developed a new mathematical approach to simulating the electronic behavior of noncrystalline materials, with applications in OLEDs, flexible printable organic electronic circuits, and solar cells.
AMOLED displays are growing rapidly and offer many performance benefits over LCDs. However, 55” AMOLED TV displays cost 8-10x as much as a comparable LCD to manufacture. NPD DisplaySearch looks at ways to improve costs/fab.
AIXTRON launched the PRODOS-200 PVPD system for deposition of organic thin film materials, used to make OTFT displays and OLEDs, and in other manufacturing applications.
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.
Printing is emerging as a technology that can replace traditional photolithography processes for electronics manufacturing, reducing costly material use, very complex processes, and expensive equipment.
Sumitomo Chemical has joined the Holst Center's shared research program on printed organic lighting and signage, to contribute to research into multilayer solution processes for high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Demand for flexible displays is set to undergo massive growth during the next seven years, with a broad variety of applications—ranging from smartphones to giant screens mounted on buildings—driving a nearly 250 times expansion in shipments from 2013 through 2020.
The new report from IDTechEx titled "Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2013-2023" finds that the total market for these technologies will grow from $16.04 billion in 2013 to $76.79 billion in 2023.
In recent years, TFT-LCD technology has dominated the display panel market, everything from small, medium and large screens, to the point where all other rival display technologies such as e-paper, PDP, and CRT have steadily been losing their positioning.
Aledia today announced that solid-state lighting (SSL) industry veteran Dr. Bernhard Stapp has joined its board of directors.
Demand for 4-inch or larger AMOLED panels has continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2012 thanks to strong growth in the market for high-end smartphones with large screens, such as the Galaxy S and Note series by Samsung Electronics.
U.S. television shipments are forecast to decline for a second year in a row in 2013, but growth will resume next year as the liquid crystal display television (LCD TV) segment regains some of the strength it had lost in the past year.
OLED lighting developments are taking place worldwide, with a lot of the research focused on phosphorescent OLED materials, which have a theoretical luminous efficacy four times higher than fluorescent materials.
Cambrios Technologies Corporation, a developer of nanowire-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, today announced the establishment of its branch office in Tokyo, Japan, and the appointment of Takashi Murayama as Country Manager for Japan.
Although active-matrix organic light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) televisions headlined last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), shipments of these high-end panels will remain limited in the coming years, according to the Displaybank at information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
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.
Hoi-Jun Yoo, subcommittee chair of ISSCC 2013, writes on the focus of technology directions in the field of large-area and low-temperature electronics.
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.
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.
MOCON, Inc., a manufacturer of package integrity instrumentation, is launching a new system to measure the water vapor transmission rate, or WVTR, of ultra-high barrier films with greater sensitivity than ever before possible.
As the annual Consumer Electronics Show and hordes of techie enthusiasts descends over Las Vegas this week, NPD DisplaySearch revisits the battle between two display technologies -- 4K × 2K vs. OLEDs.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) in Potsdam-Golm and fab/cleanroom developer MBRAUN have commissioned a new "near industrial-scale" pilot line for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic solar cells.
As power electronics grow to $15 billion and LEDs to $100 billion, Lux Research identifies the leading technology companies addressing these markets.
Recently, as the importance of environmental protection grows, the method of saving energy of products and using eco-friendly materials is on the rise. Of these, since lighting accounts for about 20% of the overall power consumption, the efforts to replace with high-efficiency and eco-friendly products are being made actively.
Yole Développement announced today its new report “UV LEDs: Technology & Application Trends” which presents UV LED new applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of UV LED technology and UV LED lighting industry.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are brighter, more energy efficient and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.
PPG Industries has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for “significant achievements” in advancing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology.
Stung by plunging sales in Japan and declining demand in North America and Western Europe, global television shipments in 2012 fell, marking a major inflection point that will have a lasting impact on the market, according to an IHS iSuppli Worldwide Television Market Tracker Report from the IHS TV Systems Intelligence Service at information and analytics provider IHS.
Quantum dots will cascade into the marketplace. They offer lower cost, longer life, and brighter lighting, according to WinterGreen Research’s new study Quantum Dot and Quantum Dot Display (QLED) Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019.
Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, last week announced the launch of its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.
The global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54% growth on the 2012 figure of $16.5, while the LED lighting penetration rate will also rise to 18.6%, according to a new DIGITIMES Research Special Report titled "Global high-brightness LED market forecast."
LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.
In a podcast interview, Paul Semenza, SVP of Analyst Services at DisplaySearch, explains how a maturing OLED manufacturing capability is contributing to the surge in interest, as is consumer response to products that use OLEDs. One challenge, however, is scaling up vapor deposition, and solutions are being developed.
The Large Area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) conference and exhibition, June 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany, will focus largely on organic photovoltaics (OPV) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting can be manufactured into aesthetically pleasing, unique products. However, the immature technology is costly today, and even with a price decline of more than an order of magnitude over the next 10 years, OLED lights will remain uncompetitive with other lighting options, Lux Research finds.
Strategies in Light Europe 2012, September 18-20 in Munich, Germany, is accepting abstracts through February 17. Strategies in Light Europe covers the rapidly growing LED lighting industry.
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) company Novaled AG founders Professor Karl Leo, Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, and Dr. Martin Pheiffer received the Deutscher Zukunftspreis from German Federal President Christian Wulff.
SEMI is looking for presenters for technical sessions and other opportunities at SEMICON West 2012, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.
Techcet's Michael A. Fury spent a day at the recent Printed Electronics/Photovoltaics event, where discussions ranged from past, present, and future applications -- from e-readers, organic LEDs, TFTs, and printed ICs to tissue-box displays, explosive ink, and airplane wing sensors.
Small-sized OLEDs are mature, now that rapid adoption has occured in the mobile phone sector. With technical advances and mass production processes, larger-sized OLEDs will come to the fore, according to CCID Consulting. Advancements are needed in the areas of process equipment and driver IC technology for China to become an OLED leader. CCID and NanoMarkets summarize their OLED market assessments for China, Japan, and Korea.
TCZ, Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) display equipment product division, received a volume order for the TCZ-1500B Gen 5.5 crystallization system from a leading Asian flat panel display manufacturer. This is TCZ's second volume order in 2011 and fourth tool customer.
With escalating demand for larger fabs of Gen 8, Gen 8.5 and Gen 10, the liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) manufacturing equipment market has witnessed a growth spur, which could last 7 years, says Frost & Sullivan.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) announced advances in the performance of its UniversalP2OLED solution-processible, phosphorescent OLED material systems for use with solution-based manufacturing processes (such as ink-jet printing).
Michael A. Fury looks at papers from the opening day of this year's MRS Spring meeting, including various takes on light-emitting devices, nanotubes for optoelectronic devices, and switching behavior of ultrathin films.
The NH-ICC has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NHIRC to help commercialize semiconductor technology developed by startup Innovacene.
University of Florida researchers developed a manufacturing process for quantum dot LEDs that is lower cost and higher volume than previous attempts, eliminating vacuum-based steps. The research spawned a start-up company: NanoPhotonica.
The US DOE is accepting funding applications through December 15, 2011, for developers of solid-state lighting such as LEDs and OLEDs. Up to $10 million is available to research lower-cost manufacturing methods.
Several speakers at the recent OLEDs World Summit 2011 (9/26-28 in San Francisco) discussed the appeal of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for large-format image displays, rising in appeal over liquid-crystal displays (LCD).
DuPont has signed a technology licensing agreement allowing an Asian display maker to use DuPont process technology to make large AMOLED television displays at significantly lower cost than alternative technologies.
The University of Toronto's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) on plastic reportedly boasts the highest efficiency for plastic-based OLEDs to date, comprable to the top-of-the-line glass-based OLEDs.
Printed electronics can improve existing electronics and energy applications, replacing non-printed layers in displays or increasing crystalline silicon photovoltaics efficiency, among other applications shared by IDTechEx.
Technology for deposition and patterning of OLEDs
VTE has been the leading technology for OLED production, but OVPD, IJP and LITI have the potential to drive display performance and manufacturing efficiencies in future device generations. For OLED technology to advance in FPD applications, its production technology must continue to achieve device performance advances and manufacturing cost reductions.
Both graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNT) suit applications from flexible displays to silicon-replacing transistors. In a relatively short time, graphene has emerged as a low-cost, tunable material for all kinds of electronics. Will graphene overtake CNTs as the nanomaterial of future devices?
In the company's first use of MEMS technology, Konica Minolta developed the KM128SNG-MB high-precision inkjet printhead for manufacturing printed electronics.
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.
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.
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.
After experiencing runaway growth in recent years, the OLED display market is gearing up to make another big leap.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices.