Strategic Materials Conference 2020 Goes Virtual to Highlight Materials on Cutting Edge of Technology Innovation

With advanced materials a critical enabler of semiconductor growth applications, the stage is set for Strategic Materials Conference (SMC 2020), the premier event offering the latest market insights into drivers of advanced materials in the microelectronics supply chain.

SmartKem Introduces OTFT Materials for Mini-LED Backlights

SmartKem the global leader in application specific organic materials for OTFT (Organic Thin Film Transistor) backplanes, today announced that the company has built backlight prototypes for full array local dimming (FALD) aimed at TV, Monitors and Signage applications.

LG Display’s Guangzhou OLED Panel Plant to Start Mass Production in Earnest

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, held a ceremony to announce the beginning of mass-production in earnest at its 8.5th generation (2,200mm x 2,500mm) OLED panel production plant in Guangzhou, China.

Tachyum Joins Trusted Computing Group to Follow the Same Security Standards as Intel and AMD

Tachyum Inc. today announced its membership in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), part of the company’s continued efforts to collaborate with other industry organizations and academic institutions to further develop and promote trusted computing technologies.

MagnaChip Ranked No.1 in the Global OLED Smartphone DDIC Non-Captive Market

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX) today announced that it has retained the top position in the global OLED Smartphone DDIC non-captive market in the first quarter of 2020. According to OMDIA, a global market research firm, MagnaChip recorded a 33.2% market share, which represents the all-time high figure for the company.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts June 2020 Billings

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.32 billion in billings worldwide in June 2020 (three-month average basis), according to the June Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

Edwards Vacuum Advanced Fab Robot Wins Best of West Award at Virtual SEMICON West 2020

The Edwards Service Vehicle X (ESV-X) concept automated mobile robot (AMR) – a reimagining of the semiconductor environment that features groundbreaking ground-up lifting and self-loading capabilities – today won the Best of West Award at the Virtual SEMICON West 2020.

‘Standards Response’ to the Rescue: How Industry Specs Are Helping the Chip Industry Survive COVID

Announced today at SEMICON West 2020,when work around the world ground to a halt as humans sought to stop coronavirus, an unsurprising “essential” segment of the global economy proved capable of proceeding apace, keeping people employed and technology moving ahead.

SEMICON West 2020: Building Global Balance in Technology Manufacturing

COVID-19 has illustrated for all of us how fragile the technology supply chain is and can become due to a virus. The risk is similar if we have a natural disaster or a trade war or another action that can disrupt how our world runs.

Applied Materials Launches Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

Applied Materials, Inc. today unveiled a major new initiative aimed at creating a more sustainable and just supply chain for semiconductor and display manufacturing.

SuCCESS2030 (Supply Chain Certification for Environmental and Social Sustainability) will optimize material and parts selection, procurement, packaging, warehousing, transportation and recycling to reduce energy and emissions and conserve resources. The initiative also aims to promote ethics, human rights, diversity and inclusion throughout the supply chain.

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