4 Sep 2023
PlayNitride is a microLED manufacturer founded in 2014 and headquartered in Taiwan. While it started as a company that evaluated the use of nitrides in a wide range of materials and applications, it now specializes in the use of GaN in microLEDs.
The company has been publicly listed at the Taiwan Stock Exchange since 2022 and occupies a position at the Taiwan Innovation Board.
12 May 2022
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?
Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
6 May 2022
2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors
The 2D Experimental Pilot Line has launched its first customisable wafer run. As one of five multi-project wafer runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.
4 Mar 2022
Applied Nanolayers work on the production of graphene and other 2D materials at the wafer scale. IDTechEx spoke with Paul Hedges (CEO and Co-founder).
2 Mar 2021
Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Paves the Way to Industrialisation
X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or contaminating the material.
15 Feb 2021
CVD Graphene for Electronic Applications: 2021 Status and Outlook
Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this technology mature and the dawn of the commercial reality.
3 Feb 2021
Paragraf develop and produce graphene-based electronic devices. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Thomas (CEO).
28 Nov 2020
Plessey is a UK-based working on MicroLEDs based on GaN-on-silicon technology. Plessey operates 150 mm and 200 mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of products. The company provides illuminators for display engines (Digital Micro-mirror Device DMD and LCOS) and full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance in-house developed CMOS backplanes to produce high brightness, low power and high frame rate image sources for head mounted displays (HMDs), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems.
28 Nov 2020
The Taiwan-based company PlayNitride Inc. was founded in 2014. The company's initial know-how was mainly in LEDs but gradually expands its coverage. The company does not only covers PixeLED® Display Technology based on MicroLED, but also UVolution Solution by UV LED, and PlayBeacon Package by iBeacon. In the µLED display area, PlayNitride integrates µLED epitaxy, chip fabrication and mass transfer, which is advantageous compared to companies who only focuses on mass transfer technologies. When the company was founded, there was about 70 people in the team. The number has expanded to more than 100 in 2019.
28 Nov 2020
Konka Group Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 康佳集团; pinyin: Kāngjiā Jítuán) is a Chinese manufacturer of electronics products headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong and listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
29 Jan 2020
IDTechEx analysts visited Aixtron in the UK. Aixtron are a ca 300mEUR revenue company that specialise in CVD equipment for multiple sectors. Their core technology is atmospheric pressure MOCVD using a close coupled showerhead process.
25 Jul 2019
Process development for innovative products made of 2D nanomaterials
AIXTRON has successfully investigated the production, properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials in the "HEA2D" project together with five partners.
14 May 2019
OLED materials innovator CYNORA secures US$25M in first closing
Marking the initial closing of its Series C funding round, CYNORA has secured US$25M in financing from investors in Asia, Europe and the US. Germany-based CYNORA is an emerging materials leader with a novel technology to produce ultra-high-efficiency emitter systems required for next-generation Organic Light Emitting Diode displays.
27 Sep 2018
Slashed OLED production costs herald new era for lighting
A new generation of lighting products could soon be illuminating our homes and businesses after a high-profile group of researchers demonstrated that the cost of producing flexible OLED panels can be reduced by over 90%.
9 Jan 2017
Milestone in graphene production
For the first time, it has been possible to produce functional OLED electrodes from graphene.
19 Nov 2015
Two-dimensional material moves from the lab to the UK factory floor
Graphene is a two-dimensional material made up of sheets of carbon atoms. With its combination of exceptional electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, graphene has the potential to revolutionise industries ranging from healthcare to electronics.
12 Nov 2015
Printing & vacuum deposition: Competing for market share
Flexible electronic devices are starting to experience significant proliferation, with more and more devices with innovative form factors being brought to market, from small components such as disposable sensors that have been in the market for quite some time now, all the way to new flexible smart phones currently being demonstrated by consumer electronics giants like Samsung and LG.
11 Sep 2015
System for deposition of OLED barrier films
The innovative Optacap plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technology enables the deposition of highly flexible and effective barrier films for thin-film encapsulation of OLED display, OLED lighting, organic photovoltaic and flexible electronic devices.
12 Aug 2015
He who does not print, vacuum coats
Atmospheric vs. vacuum deposition in the flexible electronics era.