Saturday, March 25th, 2017

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—In-Byeong Kang from LG Display presented a forward and backward looking view of the display industry in the symposium’s third keynote. The trends and drivers for change are more easily viewed from a historical perspective. Over the past 20 years, displays have changed many parameters, [...]

March 3, 2015, Game Developer Conference, San Francisco—Luiz Kruel from Certain Affinity talked about changing development pipelines to address the growing needs of al games. The games are getting more complex and visually realistic, which requires more detail in the images. The challenge is to have a pipeline that allows materials and models to be [...]

December 15, 2014, IEDM, San Francisco—Kaustav Banerjee from UCSB described recent work in the design, fabrication, characterization and studies of skin effect in graphene inductors. The work In many areas, inductors are used for frequency control functions in filters, oscillators, and switches. All of these applications are critical in communications operations, and many applications need [...]

December 15, 2014, IEDM, San Francisco—Philip Feng from Case Western Reserve University presented results of experiments with NEMS devices as the frequency setting mechanism for RF oscillators. As many devices need an accurate clock, the NEMS devices offer high resolution and good sensitivity to tuning effects. The march of miniaturization is pushing the limits for [...]

December 15, 2014, International Electron Devices Meeting, San Francisco—John Palmour from Cree talked about the state of the industry in the silicon carbide power area. The various developments in technologies allows these power devices to address more applications. Silicon carbide is being adapted for many applications, such as GaN on SiC substrates for LEDs, and [...]

September 15, 2014, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Rajagopal Vaideeswaran from Symantec looked into the future and saw flash being displaced by phase change memories. The technology offers higher speeds and IOPS, yet can be configured to be a plug in replacement for flash devices. The NOR and NAND architectures for non-volatile memories provide users [...]

September 2014 – Part of the announcement and briefing on the new HP Z series workstations was a tour of the labs and Level 3 technical support area for the workstations. The facility in Ft Collins has a long history – nearly 30yrs of building workstations, high performance computing stations and customized graphics accelerators including [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—A panel looked at the other system-level issues for video images. Pete Ludé from Mission Rock Digital moderated the group. Panelists were Julian Carey from Intematix, Veeral Hardev from Nanosys, Seth Coe-Sullivan fro QD Vision, Jimmy Kim from NPD DisplaySearch, and Roland Vlaicu from Dolby. Ludé [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Paul Semenza from NPD DisplaySearch, Bob Senior from Canatu, and Sri Srinivas from Raydiance discussed the emerging flexible and curved displays. The drivers for non-planar displays are greater flexibility in design and the conflicting demands for smaller and lighter versus larger screens. Semenza opened with a [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technologies Conference, Santa Clara, CA—A panel evaluated the present and future capabilities for manufacturing high-performance displays. Paul Semenza from NPD DisplaySearch moderated, with panelists Akihiro Mochizuki from Light Polymers, Conor Madigan from Kateeva, Kevin Gahagan from Corning Glass, and SK Kim from Applied Materials. Semenza opened with market trends for [...]