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Introducing Semiconductor Digest

04/30/2019  Semiconductor Digest is a new magazine dedicated to the worldwide semiconductor industry

Large TFT LCD panel shipments increased in 2018 despite market concerns

01/23/2019  Global shipments of large thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panels rose again in 2018 despite concerns of over-supply in the market.

Breakthrough in organic electronics

01/14/2019  Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

01/11/2019  Exploiting new 'strain engineering' approach produces highly stable, narrow linewidth light from individual quantum dots.

Samsung unveils future of displays with groundbreaking modular microLED technology at CES

01/07/2019  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced its latest innovations in modular MicroLED display technology during its annual First Look CES event at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Bigger screen TVs surged in the third quarter of 2018

12/19/2018  In the holiday season lead-in, 4K TV shipments rose to 44 percent of TV shipments and over 70 percent of revenue.

Global demand growth for flat panel display expected to ease through 2021

12/05/2018  After hitting 7.3 percent growth in 2018, global demand for flat panel displays (FPDs) in terms of area is forecast to expand 6.4 percent to 228 million square meters in 2019. It is the first slowdown in year-on-year growth in four years.

MiniLED technologies: An adoption, first driven by high-end LCD displays

11/27/2018  The excitement about microLEDs has grown exponentially since Apple acquired technology startup Luxvue in 2014.

Flat panel display equipment spending expected to decline through 2020

11/19/2018  The flat panel display (FPD) equipment market is expected to start to decline after an unprecedented build-up in 2017 as panel makers take a more cautious approach as they wait for demand to catch up to rapidly ramping capacity.

Foldable AMOLED panel shipments to top 50M units by 2025

11/09/2018  Spurred on by growing demand for innovative user experience in smartphones, shipments of foldable active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels are expected to reach 50 million units by 2025 for the first time since their launch in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

MagnaChip to begin volume production of new automotive display driver IC

10/22/2018  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions, today announced that volume production of a new Display Driver IC (DDIC) for automotive panel displays has begun.

Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

09/19/2018  Researchers from Osaka University demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance.

Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another

09/19/2018  Osaka University-based collaboration fabricates the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor.

Tight supplies impede LCD panel cost reduction in third quarter of 2018

09/10/2018  Tight supplies of display panel materials and components, such as driver integrated circuit (IC), glass substrate and polarizer, are expected to slow the decline rate of liquid crystal display panel costs.

Large TFT LCD shipments hit record monthly high in July 2018

08/31/2018  Expanded production capacity, historical-low LCD TV panel prices and panel makers’ efforts to clear up inventories help.

Universal Display Corporation announces recipients of the 2018 UDC Innovative Research and Pioneering Technology Awards at IMID Korea

08/31/2018  These awards were presented at the 18th International Meeting of Information Display (IMID) conference on August 30, 2018 in Busan, Korea by Dr. Julie Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Universal Display.

Environmentally friendly photoluminescent nanoparticles for more vivid display colors

08/30/2018  Osaka University-led researchers created a new type of light-emitting nanoparticle that is made of ternary non-toxic semiconductors to help create displays and LED lighting with better colors that are more environmentally friendly.

Avegant closes $12M round of funding

08/28/2018  Avegant Corp. announced today that the company closed $12M in Series AA funding from new investors Walden SKT Venture Fund and China Walden Venture Investments III, L.P., as well as previous investors.

SEMI integration of ESD Alliance underway

08/14/2018  SEMI today announced that all legal requirements have been met for the ESD (Electronic Systems Design) Alliance to become a SEMI Strategic Association Partner.

Shipments of flexible AMOLED panels expected to exceed rigid panels by 2020

08/13/2018  Amid growing demand for active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels for smartphones, shipments of flexible AMOLED panels are expected to account for more than 50 percent of total AMOLED panel shipments by 2020.




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The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

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As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

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Keysight’s Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies’ popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.February 27, 2019
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A.I. Enabled Trace Analytics Simplifies Root Cause Analysis and Eliminates Events That Cause Yield Loss

Traditional root cause analysis in manufacturing uses summary data, which is ineffective in the face of complex issues stemming from subtle defects in a process. Full trace analytics, backed by powerful Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) algorithms, uses the entirety of all the sensor and tool data available in a production line for analysis, enabling fabrication engineers to quickly and accurately focus on the causes of issues that negatively affect yield, large and small.February 07, 2019
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Keysight's Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies' popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.September 13, 2018
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