New Process Lowers 1,000x Cost Difference of Gallium Arsenide

by Tom Allen

Stanford University researchers have developed a new manufacturing process for gallium arsenide – a semiconductor material that is faster than silicon, but around 1,000 times more expensive to work with. Smartphones already use gallium …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Manufacturing| Mobile Display Monitor| Production Technology| Semiconductors| Vol 22 - Issue 13

Synaptics Combines Touch and Display Driver

by Tom Allen

Synaptics has developed the Clearpad 4191 and Clearpad 4291: the world’s first touch and display driver integration (TDDI) solutions for smartphones and tablets, according to the company. These new solutions combine the touch controller …

Tags:Chips| In-cell| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Touch Interfaces| Vol 22 - Issue 12

Broadcom Drives Free’s UltraHD STB

by Tom Allen

Free, a French company that has developed an UltraHD Android STB, is powering the box with a Broadcom chip. The Freebox uses a BCM7252 SoC and can show streamed, terrestrial, VoD and recorded content. …

Tags:Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Semiconductors| STBs| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vol 22 - Issue 11

Semiconductors Rise to New January High

by Tom Allen

Worldwide semiconductor sales in January were the highest they have ever been at the beginning of a year, according to the USA’s Semiconductor Industry Association. Total sales reached $28.5 billion – an 8.7% YoY …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Semiconductors| Vol 22 - Issue 10| Worldwide