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Georgia Institute of Technology, PARC + Thin Film Electronics, Western Michigan University win FLEXIs for flexible electronics advances

FlexTech Alliance awarded its 2012 FLEXI Awards for flexible, printed electronics and displays industry to PARC and Thin Film Electronics, Western Michigan University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays: The future is flexible

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.

USSOCOM awards eMagin $1M+ to optimize OLED micro display for mass production

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.

Semiconductors to use most ultrapure water in 2012

The electronics industry will edge out coal-fired boilers as the biggest purchaser of ultrapure water systems and consumables in 2012, according to the McIlvaine report: Ultrapure Water World Markets.

Corning ultra-thin glass could enable new displays, roll-to-roll fab

Corning execs Wendell Weeks and James Flaws share the company's new technologies for displays and other applications, as well as Corning's plan for $10 billion in sales by 2014.

Kodak, Heraeus projected capacitive touch screen showcases ITO alternative

Eastman Kodak and Heraeus Precious Metals will demonstrate a 3.5" touchscreen panel for cell phone applications using Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR Base as the transparent conductive component at Flexible Electronics & Displays 2012.

Corning, Samsung Mobile Display form OLED glass substrate venture

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.

Corning, Samsung Corning renew LCD substrates agreements

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., and the AMLCD division of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. renewed, for five more years, the two main agreements for their businesses.

Tokyo Electron (TEL) establishes organic EL and FPD departments, eliminates MEMS dev

Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) restructured its organization, with a new "Organic EL Division" established under GM Takeshi Okubo, as well as other new and consolidating subsidiaries in the semiconductor and liquid crystal production segments.

Gore debuts high-purity 20nm PTFE filter for semiconductor, FPD fab

Gore introduced a 20nm-rated PTFE filter, available in a HDPE cartridge. The filter is optimized for bulk processing high-purity chemicals used in semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing.

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies brings color display to Jin Yong e-reader

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. and e-reader provider Koobe announced the next-generation Jin Yong Reader uses MEMS display technology. The original Jin Yong Reader had a black and white display.

Cambrios takes ITO-alternative to strategic phase with Samsung investment, new leader

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.

Progress in Printed Electronics: An Interview with PARC’s Janos Veres

Solid State Technology editor Pete Singer caught up with Janos Veres, area manager for printed electronics in the electronic materials and devices laboratory at PARC.

Asian flat panel display (FPD) equipment maker orders Jenoptik optical systems

Jenoptik's Optical Systems division, optical systems supplier to the semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) equipment segment, received an order from an Asian customer worth several million euros.

Top 10 LCD manufacturing trends of 2012

Charles Annis, DisplaySearch, shares 10 trends in LCD manufacturing, covering LTPS, IGZO, alignment technologies, metallization techs, 2µm resolution lithograhy patterns on Gen 8, and more.

Apple iPhone 4S steals smartphone show in Q4 2011; Samsung wins the year

While Apple's release of the iPhone 4S in Q4 2011 "unleashed tremendous pent-up demand" from consumers, Samsung used its broad range of smartphones to take the top spot, reports IHS.

Thinfilm forms printed display and battery partnerships

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) announced technology partnerships with printed display and printed battery companies, part of its roadmap for integrating fully printed electronic systems.

USPTO seeks nominees for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The USPTO is looking to increase the diversity of honorees for its annual National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI), honoring "this nation's creative geniuses."

AMOLED TV manufacturing status, price trends

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.

Rapid LCD TV shift to 40"+ display panels signals production capacity boost

The LCD TV market saw a rapid shift toward sizes larger than 40" at the end of 2011, as consumers, particularly in North America and China, took advantage of new sizes and affordable prices. The increase in LCD TV area demand means more capacity consumption.

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