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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.

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing

02/14/2018  Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices.

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.

NXP unveils breakthrough tech for payment cards

10/27/2017  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today debuted two significant technology breakthroughs at the largest fintech innovation event, Money 20/20, October 22-25, 2017, in Las Vegas.

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.

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.

Sun Chemical enters into license agreement to introduce new screen printable molecular inks

10/12/2017  Sun Chemical has entered into a license agreement to introduce a new family of molecular inks for the printed electronics market with Groupe Graham International (GGI).

Leti and partners in PiezoMAT Project develop new fingerprint technology

09/05/2017  Leti today announced that the European R&D project known as PiezoMAT has developed a pressure-based fingerprint sensor that enables resolution more than twice as high as currently required by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Panel makers forecast to maintain high fab utilization rates in Q3

08/29/2017  The overall utilization rate of display panel fabrication (fab) plants is expected to remain high in the third quarter of 2017, recording similar levels for the fifth consecutive quarter.

AMOLED fine metal mask market expected to reach $1.2B by 2022

07/20/2017  As active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays quickly displace liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in smartphones, panel makers are rapidly adding new production capacity, accelerating the demand for the fine metal mask.

MagnaChip and ELAN Microelectronics announce partnership

07/17/2017  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced today it was selected as a foundry partner by ELAN Microelectronics to manufacture the world's first fingerprint sensor IC-based smartcard.

Automotive touch screen shipments to top 50M units in 2017

06/12/2017  With consumers already accustomed with using smartphones and tablet PCs in their everyday lives, touch screens are now increasingly making their way into their vehicles, too.

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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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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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Interconnects

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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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