Seiko Epson, the leading supplier of color liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels for wireless handsets, expects that the number of handsets shipped with color screens will increase from 10-15% of total handsets in 2002 to 30-40% in 2003.
The indium phosphide electronics market has received a boost with the news that Vitesse has received a $6 million DARPA contract to develop InP ICs for military communications, in collaboration with BAE Systems and the University of Illinois.
ThreeFive Photonics BV, a fabless developer and supplier of monolithically integrated InP-based optoelectronic chips based in the Netherlands, has filed a "suspension of payments" request with the Dutch court.
Bright, efficient displays made from organic LEDs are starting to appear in mobile phones and digital cameras. Olaf Gelsen from German OLED maker Covion Organic Semiconductors charts the rise of this exciting new technology.
James Alexander, communications and consumer semiconductor analyst with American Technology Research, an independent research company, provides comments on RF Micro Devices following the company's June 18 presentation at the Thomas Weisel Growth Conference.
Toshiba has announced two new process developments at the VLSI Symposium in Kyoto, Japan. One is a new gate dielectric, HfSiON, for 65 nm CMOS, while the other is the world's first embedded DRAM technology manufactured using SOI wafers.