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Trends in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

Written by Sarah Greenberg on Jul 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry TrendsWith the increase in applications of artificial intelligence (AI), computer systems are demanding efficient sensors and semiconductors chips to execute their advanced functionalities for better system output.

Additionally, semiconductor vendors have found good market opportunities with the introduction of various display technologies such as LCDs, OLED, LED, transparent displays, and others.

Flexible displays, curved screens, thin-film displays, and AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) are some of the core areas where semiconductor investors have adopted various new innovations and market development strategies.

For instance, in September 2017, Samsung and LG Electronics invested $30 million in CYNORA GmbH, a leading next generation OLED developer in Germany. The goal of this investment is to promote advanced OLEDs such as flexible OLED, transparent displays and others in the flexible display market.

In our full report, “2018 Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Review,” we offer an in-depth explanation the trends, opportunities, barriers to growth and more in several markets within the semiconductor manufacturing industry, including:

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What is an LED?

Written by Aneesh Kumar on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Solid-state LightingLight emitting diodes belong to a class of lighting technology called solid state lighting that use semiconductor diodes instead of filaments, plasma or gas for illumination. We have entered an era of advanced LED technology, and consequently, an enormous global market has developed for LED lights. The following blog, an excerpt from the BCC Research report “Solid-state Lighting: Technologies and Global Markets” provides a short introduction to LED technology.

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Vehicle Head-up Displays Enter New Era – Facing Stiff Competition

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 1, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Head Up Displays.jpegDrivers of luxury cars and SUVs have for years enjoyed the benefits of head-up displays, where information is projected on to the lower part of the windshield, close to the driver’s line of vision. Premium brands like Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes and BMW often have head-up displays as standard equipment, but now the units are popping up as options in more affordable cars like the Mazda3, the Mini Cooper, the Ford Shelby and the Toyota Prius.

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A Solid State “Air Conditioner” for You and Your Smartphone

Written by Clayton Luz on Sep 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Electronic devices and systems have seen tremendous technological growth on two main fronts: increased functionality on a single device unit and miniaturization of each unit. But these advances pose challenges, as well. Both of these developments have increased the need for thermal management technologies.

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Virtual Reality, Head-Mounted Displays and the Future of OLEDs in Electronic Displays

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Sep 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

VR and Head-Mounted Display.jpegElectronic displays are one of the world’s fastest growing technologies. Until recently, these displays were limited to computer monitors and televisions, but today, the field is exploding with a variety of head-mounted and hand-held displays.

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Apple Patent Explores Quantum Dots and OLED Techs

Written by Clayton Luz on Aug 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Apple Patent.jpgOrganic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology represents an enticing evolution from liquid crystal display (LCD). For consumer devices like smartphones that demand a flexible display, OLED possibilities are being researched by most of the leading display makers, who have committed to building or have already built dedicated production lines for that purpose.

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Dell EMC in Las Vegas, bets BIG on NRAM

Written by BCC Research Editorial on May 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

NRAM.jpgHold the phone (smartphone, wearable device, virtual reality headset, and so forth) at least for the moment. Dell EMC want to see improved performance in the consumer and server capabilities, and have put their money squarely on NRAM.

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New CVD Technology Allows Smaller Chip Packaging

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 28, 2017 2:30:00 PM

In the late 1970s, comic Steve Martin, a relative unknown in the public conscious, hit the big- time with a catch-phrase, "Let's get small!"

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Multi-Technology Interposer Platform Integrates Homogeneous Chip Techs

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 21, 2017 3:30:00 PM

In human history many technological and scientific inventions have profoundly impacted our standard of living. In the previous century, the atom was divided into its various components and nano- and micro-technologies developed. In addition, many machines have been developed which can perform trillions of computations in a single second.

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Novel Nanodevice Mimics Human Biological Synapses

Written by Clayton Luz on Jan 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It's getting closer, folks, the ability of computers to think like the human brain. Or so it seems, anyway. (By the way, this blog was conceived, written and posted by a human.)

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing