April 19, 2011 – PRNewswire — TCZ, Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) display equipment product division, received a volume order for the TCZ-1500B, TCZ’s new Gen 5.5 crystallization system, from a leading Asian flat panel display (FPD) manufacturer. This represents TCZ’s second volume order in 2011 and fourth tool customer. The TCZ-1500B system is used for the production of advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) and next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for applications such as high-end smart phones and tablet computers.
Enabled by Cymer light source technology, the TCZ-1500B incorporates a high-power laser for increased throughput, and the Gen 5.5 system allows for a three-time increase in substrate size compared to Gen 4 systems.
Wider adoption of OLED displays has been challenged by the low yield and high costs of OLED technology, and this has limited the number of FPD manufacturers to enter into OLED production. TCZ has developed patented system improvements that use advanced laser beam controls to significantly improve the yield of OLED displays. The increased stability and improved yield of the TCZ-1500B is also expected to reduce the complexity of the manufacturing process, making it easier for new FPD manufacturers to enter the OLED market.
TCZ’s laser crystallization system broadens Cymer’s product offering to meet the display industry need to transition to larger substrate sizes for LCD and OLED displays, said Ed Brown, president and chief operating officer of Cymer.
Cymer Inc. develops light sources used by chipmakers worldwide as the essential light source for DUV lithography systems. Please visit www.cymer.com for additional information.