Bridging Optics and Electronics

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in collaboration with a team from Washington University, have developed a simple spatial light modulator made from gold electrodes covered by a thin film of electro-optical material that changes its optical properties in response to electric signals.

The Worldwide Quantum Dot Industry is Expected to Reach $8.6 Billion by 2026

The global quantum dot market is estimated to be worth USD 4 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 8.6 billionby 2026, at a CAGR of 16.2%.

Panasonic Launches Novel Substrate Film Enabling the Development of Soft Printed Electronics

Leveraging patented thermoset polymer technology, Panasonic researchers have developed BEYOLEX, a pliable, yet durable, stretchable substrate for printed electronics and other applications.

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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 29.7% Year-to-Year, 3.3% Month-to-Month in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $47.2 billion in the month of August 2021, an increase of 29.7% over the August 2020 total of $36.4 billion and 3.3% more than the July 2021 total of $45.7 billion.

Rescheduled to Dec. 28-30: SEMICON Taiwan 2021 to Highlight Semiconductor Industry Growth Opportunities

Semiconductor leaders and visionaries will convene December 28-30 at SEMICON Taiwan 2021 for insights into the latest innovations that will drive the next wave of industry growth as the event, the region’s premier gathering of the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, returns to the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1.

Valens Semiconductor and PTK Acquisition Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

Valens Semiconductor, Ltd. and PTK Acquisition Corp. today announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.

Quantum Dots Enable Infrared Lasing at Room Temperature in Silicon Photonics

ICFO researchers report in Nature Photonics on having achieved a solution-processed infrared laser at room temperature compatible with CMOS technology and tunable to emit in the telecommunications window.

Ultrathin Quantum Dot LED That Can Be Folded Freely As Paper

Quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED), which employs quantum dots as a light-emitting material, has attracted significant attention as a promising alternative for next-generation display technologies, owing to its outstanding electroluminescence properties.

Kopin Corporation Receives Follow On Order of Silicon Backplane Wafers for 2K x 2K OLED Microdisplays

Kopin Corporation announced today it has received an approximately $850,000 follow-on order for its proprietary Lightning 2K silicon backplane wafers.

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