Guide to LED and OLED programs at SEMICON West

June 28, 2012 — SEMICON West 2012 will take place July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Following is a preview of the light-emitting diode (LED) and organic LED (OLED) events taking place during SEMICON West.

Wednesday, July 11


Enabling the Next Generation of HB LEDs

We’ve invited industry experts from across the globe to talk about practical solutions for enabling the economics for the solid state lighting market to take off, focusing particularly on significant new developments in manufacturing technology. The morning addresses some big-picture topics, with Cree’s Mike Watson discussing business model issues, and Canaccord Genuity’s Jed Dorscheimer examining the impact of improving yields on his projections for wide market adoption. Everlight Electronics’ Ilkan Cokgor focuses on potential solutions for reducing the high cost of packaging. Lunera’s Steve Paolini looks at options beyond blue LED emitters. LayTec’s Kolja Haberland discusses the potential impact of in-situ metrology on yield, while EVG’s Thomas Uhrmann talks about better light extraction with efficient alternatives for nano-patterning sapphire.

The afternoon program looks at the status of some potentially disruptive technologies.

Soraa’s Mike Krames updates on GaN-on-GaN technology, while Lattice Power’s Hanmin Zhao presents results of their GaN-on-Si production, and Yole Développement’s Eric Virey gives an overview the state of GaN-on-Si technology across the industry. Seoul Semiconductor’s Brian Wilcox looks at the potential for AC and UV technologies. James Zahler of GT Advanced Technologies shares results of research on which substrate defects turn out to really matter most. And Dan Morrow of Op-Test shows data on using radiometric color measurements to predict final device performance. 

Location: Extreme Electronics TechXPOT

Back right-hand corner of Moscone South Hall



Metal Oxide TFT Devices and Technology Workshop

FlexTech Alliance presents a workshop on the state of low temperature, low cost metal oxide TFTs for OLED and LCDs, with speakers from Sharp, CBRITE, PARC, BizWitz, Cambridge NanoTech, Oregon State, Penn State, Eastman Kodak, and Arizona State. Separate registration required.

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 Fourth Street (Fourth & Mission), near Moscone Center


SEMICON West Happy Hour

Location: South and North Halls


Thursday, July 12


Plastic/Flexible Electronics program looks at the state of OLED lighting technology

The program on printed/flexible electronics also covers OLED technology this year.

Panasonic’s Takuya Komoda will report on the lower- cost production technology enabling the company’s joint venture commercial OLED lighting products. Display Search’s Jennifer Colegrove gives an update on the state of the OLED market and technology for lighting and displays. IMEC’s Serge Biesemans discusses that research institute’s OLED flexible electronics work.

Location: Extreme Electronics TechXPOT

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


HB-LED Standards Committee Meeting

The HB-LED Standards Committee will review progress towards 150mm sapphire wafer specifications, automation specifications, and evaluation of wafer defects. The wafer task force will report on progress on its sapphire wafer specifications, and on the available results from its cooperative research effort on the survivability of various wafer marks. The automation task force will update on its progress on specifications for open cassettes, load ports, and software communications interfaces. The new task force on wafer impurities and defects will discuss results from its survey on which sapphire defects matter most and how best to inspect for them. See Standards SEMICON West 2012  for more information and to register.

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 Fourth Street (Fourth & Mission), near Moscone Center

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