OnChip Provides Semiconductor Wafer Backside Metallization

OnChip’s advanced wafer fabrication facility offers backside metallization (BSM) of thin films for various applications such as military, medical, and instrumentation. Back-metal is required on a wide range of Semiconductors devices to form a solderable die attach metal stack to ensure good electrical contact to the chip (ohmic contact) or proper bonding of the chips to their mounting cases. Power devices such as High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB LED) require backside metal for an improved and reliable thermal conductivity. These metal layers are deposited using RF or DC sputtering and electron beam evaporation.
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Samsung To Expand Quantum Dot Technology Applications

Samsung Electronic intends to expand the use of quantum dots (QD) from TV display panels to include memory semiconductors, sensors, and batteries, according to a Business Korea report.
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Brookhaven’s Lab Finds Quantum Dots Enhance Light to Current Conversion in Semiconductors

Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current. Finding the ideal mix of properties in a single material is a challenge, so scientists have been experimenting with ways to combine different materials to create "hybrids" with enhanced features. 
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Osram Elaborates upon its Three-pillar Strategy

At an analyst day, Osram unveiled further details of its three-pillar strategy presented in November last year and of the innovation and growth initiative. In all its three pillars, the lighting company wants to benefit even more from the potential of semiconductor-based technologies and will make appropriate investments in the coming years. In the Specialty Lighting (SP) business, Osram is increasing the focus of its automotive business on LED-based products and the system business as well as investments in new technologies such as laser and OLED. In the Lighting Solutions & Systems (LSS) segment, Osram will expand its product portfolio for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings applications in the years to come, thus taking account of rising urbanization. In the LED components business (Opto Semiconductors, OS), Osram aims to become the cost leader thanks to its lead in technology, economies of scale, and factor cost benefits from the planned 6-inch LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia. The plant will be the largest of its kind. “We are well on our way to becoming a high-tech company. With our innovation and growth initiative we are shifting the focus to sustainable growth,” said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG.
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Semiconductor Today: Extending Effectiveness of Transparent Conductive Oxide into Ultraviolet

Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University has developed a method to improve the performance of zinc oxide (ZnO) transparent conductive oxide (TCO) as an electrode for short-wavelength nitride semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In particular, the method enhances the light output power of an LED emitting 380nm ultraviolet (UV) at 20mA by 166%.
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Seoul Semiconductor's future vehicle display LED technology unveiled at SID (Graphic: Seoul Semiconductor) SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ:046890), a global optical semiconductor company, will participate i... READ MORE

ALIYOS™ technology pushes boundaries of multi-segmented area lighting and enables customization of light emission patterns Characteristics such as transparency, thinness, 2.5D bendability and freedom to create new lighting effects enable... READ MORE