Monday, July 27, 2009

Corning and Soitec Collaborate on OLED Mobile Displays

Corning and the Soitec Group are collaborating on the development of high-performance silicon-on-glass (SiOG) substrates for the flat panel mobile display market and in particular for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) mobile displays.

Corning is currently developing thin, single-crystal silicon film that can applied to Corning display glass. This development is expected to produce an engineered substrate with outstanding electrical mobility and material uniformity, upon which electronic circuits can be easily applied by display manufacturers. The first applications for this technology are anticipated to be small- to medium-sized mobile display devices.

Soitec's proprietary Smart Cut technology is used to transfer ultra-thin single crystal layers of wafer substrate material (such as silicon) onto another surface. The technique is currently used to fabricate more than 90 percent of SOI production wafers in the semiconductor industry.