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A-11 Next Generation FPD / New FPD

Ultimately Low Power Consumption, Achieving Ultra Large Screen - Electrowetting, Electronic Paper, New Plasma -

Oct 31(Wed.) 10:00 - 12:30
Conference Center 3F

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Ultra low-power electrowetting-based displays

Samsung Display Corporation Chiara Cometti

Samsung Display Corporation

Samsung LCD Netherlands R&D Center

Chiara Cometti

Electrowetting display technology provides a high image quality that can be operated in all display modes: reflective, transflective and transmissive [1]. Furthermore, content dependent refresh rates can be achieved down to 1 Hz, leading to low power consumption that preserves the battery life of portable electronics [2]. A further power reduction can be achieved by reducing the driving voltage. This can be realized without reducing the optical performance by optimizing various pixel parameters, such as pixel dimensions and layout, properties of the light absorbing liquid phase, dielectric thickness reduction and dedicated driving schemes. Improving these characteristics requires in-depth knowledge about the electrowetting material properties. Experimental data along with modeling results will be presented to resolve the most important parameters to enable highly energy efficient electrowetting displays.

Chiara Cometti is Samsung LCD Netherlands R&D Center’s Senior Development Engineer responsible for development of new key processes and materials for innovation for electrowetting displays. She holds a Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from the distinguished Polytechnic of Milan. Prior to working for Samsung, Ms. Cometti fulfilled key engineering positions at various high tech companies. She is co-author of numerous publications and is the owner of multiple patents, granted and pending.

Mobile Library – A bigger market than you imagined

E Ink Giovanni Mancini

E Ink

Director of Product Management

Giovanni Mancini

Mobile technology has the power to revolutionize education. There is an opportunity to put a library in every backpack. This library carries thousands of books, is open 24x7x365 and can be accessed anywhere in the world for less than $100 - without any late fees. Today, we are in a knowledge economy, yet that knowledge is transmitted via a 500-year-old medium called the printed book. Books are very readable, but their content can't be changed. Electronic displays on computers and tablets are changeable, but they are difficult to read at length and multi-functional to the point of being distracting. This presentation will examine the merits of a mobile library that could revolutionize education.

With more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor and design automation industries, Giovanni Mancini is the Director of Product Management at E Ink Holdings, the global leader in electronic paper (ePaper).
Since joining E Ink in 2010, Giovanni has been instrumental in the launch of the Triton color product and the definition of the next generation of ePaper from E Ink. His 25 years of experience in the electronics industry include leading engineering and marketing teams in Electronic Design Automation, Communications, Signal Processing and Semiconductor products. Giovanni holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical Engineering Degree from McGill University in Montreal. Previously, Giovanni held management positions at Bell-Northern Research, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and The MathWorks.

Ultra Large Size Curved Display

Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd. Hiroyuki Echigo

Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.

Senior Advisor

Hiroyuki Echigo

Talking flow is as follows,Market Trend/Stream, Nnecessary Solution of Total System in future,What sort of Display for the system is necessary, What technology is the best for ultra large size Display,Introduction of current Displays and our LAFi/SHiPLA.
Particularly,in case of Ultra Large Size Display,the Productivity,Cost,Quality,easy Handling,Transportation etc are very important and key points for business.
These contents are main in this presentation.
Finally,the next generation Display and the positioning in future market will be presented and proposed in this session.

1972: Jointed TOSHIBA Corporation
1972: Be assigned to Electron Div.
1986: Be resident in Germany for 4 years
1990: Jointed in LCD Div.,
2002: Moved to TMD(Toshiba Matsushita DisplayTechnology Co.,Ltd.).
2009: Retired from TMD on JUNE.
2009: Started to work in Shinoda Plasma from AUG..


A-12 Next Generation FPD / IGZO

Determining Factor Is Increased Organic EL Size, Ultra High Definition Liquid Crystal - Mass Production Start Year, TFT Reformed -

Oct 31(Wed.) 14:30 - 17:00
Conference Center 3F

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Oxide semiconductor and its application

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. Jun Koyama

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

TFT circuit design division, Director

Jun Koyama

Oxide semiconductors have been actively developed in recent years. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd has developed oxide semiconductors in collaboration with Sharp Corporation and succeeded in developing CAAC-IGZO. We will give a presentation on the overview and application of CAAC-IGZO.

1980   B.S. in Physics, Rikkyo University
1992 – Present Semiconductor Energy Laboratories Co., Ltd.,
Responsible for display, RFID, and TFT circuit design.

High Performance, High Productivity Metal Oxide and Dielectric Barrier Films

Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG. Marcus Bender

Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG.

Senior R&D Manager Display PVD, Display PVD Product Division

Marcus Bender

To serve the needs for high-performance, low-manufacturing-cost AM-TFT and AM-OLED backplanes we demonstrate the production worthiness of sputtered InGaZnO (IGZO) on Gen8.5 substrates using rotary targets on a PiVotTM PVD array system. To further enhance the stability of AM-OLED backplanes we also introduce a stable, low defect sputter process for Al2O3 barrier films on Gen 8.5 substrates. The performance of produced TFTs, the achieved IGZO and Al2O3 layer properties and layer uniformity, as well as the manufacturability of sputter targets, highlight the advantages of using rotary technology for mass production of metal oxide backplanes.

Marcus Bender is head of the R&D team of the Display PVD group of Applied Materials. The group is located in Alzenau, Germany, and serves the markets of array deposition including metal oxide, touch panel and color filter coatings.
Marcus joined Applied Materials in 2002 and worked on OLED deposition processes and equipment. Since 2006 he was assigned head of the R&D team responsible for array coating processes.
His background is solid state physics, he holds a diploma and a doctoral degree from the University of Darmstadt, Germany. In his diploma and doctoral thesis he studied the deposition of ITO by various PVD methods.

Current Status of Oxide TFT Development


Oxide TFT Research Team, Principal Researcher

Sang-Hee Ko Park

The most noticeable display trend is to achieve high resolution in mobile and large size panel. The common technology issues in terms of backplane of high resolution display are 1) TFT with high mobility and high stability, 2) the way to reduce the cost of fabrication, 3) low resistive electrode for large size display, which is related to the process on the large size substrate using simple process at high yield, and 4) TFT with less parasitic capacitance.
We have intensively developed oxide TFT technology during last 8 years in terms of active material, process, device structure and device physics. Finally Sharp started mass production of LCD panel and LGD is making AMOLED with oxide TFT. There are, however, several problems which are not solved yet. Here I will explain the recent issues of oxide TFT and development status. Finally, I will present the efforts to improve the performance of oxide TFT which would make oxide TFT be suitable for the backplane of next generation of display.

Sang-Hee Ko Park received the BS and MS in chemistry education department from Seoul National University in 1987 and 1989, and Ph. D. degree in chemistry department from University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Her dissertation work included the mechanism of synthesis of organometallic compounds. After graduation, she joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea in 1998, where she had worked on the development of electroluminescent display, phosphor, OLED passivation using ALD. She has been working on the transparent display and flexible AMOLED using oxide TFT. Her research interests include the fabrication of next-generation display, device physics & process technologies for functional electronic devices, and oxide electronics.


A-21 Next Generation FPD / Mobile LCD

Competing with OLEDs - Ultra-Definition, Lower Power Consumption and more Powerful Functions -

Nov 1(Thu.) 10:00 - 12:30
Conference Center 3F

Efforts to accelerate high definition in small and medium-size liquid crystal panels are beginning to stand out. In organic EL the difficult high definition has now been achieved, and its superiority is expected to be maintained. The most rapid moves to high definition has been occurred in the small and medium-size panels for smart phones and tablets. In these utilizations, an unprecedented rapid move to high definition is now in progress.

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What is the ideal display for mobile devices?

Qualcomm Japan Inc. Jun Yamada

Qualcomm Japan Inc.

Senior Advisor

Jun Yamada

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are spreading explosively. Gobbling up all kinds of applications, its spread is predicted to accelerate even further, but apparently end users' complaints are growing as well. Those are short battery life. The display consumes 50 to 80% of the total power of the device in use. Thus, a drastic reduction of the display power consumption is required. In response to these market needs, various display technologies based on MEMS are under development and this talk focuses on the Pixtronix display technology that Qualcomm believes promising.

Jun Yamada serves as senior advisor since May 2012. In his role, Mr. Yamada is providing guidance as Qualcomm focuses on driving new Qualcomm technologies in Japan. Yamada previously served as senior vice president of Qualcomm and chairman and president of Qualcomm Japan from March 2009, chairman from June 2008, and was appointed to president in March 2005. Yamada began his carrier at Qualcomm Japan in 1998, when Qualcomm Japan Inc. was established. He worked on standards, new technology development, technology marketing, carrier and industry relations, promotion of application platform, BREW®, and so on.

Prior to joining Qualcomm Japan, Yamada served as technical director of AccessLine Technologies which founded One Number Service Inc., a NTT and NTT DOCOMO joint venture, and provided value-added telecommunication services to consumers. Yamada began his career at Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd., after graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1978. He was engaged in developing digital communication systems for land mobile and cellular, including systems for North America. He has Bachelor of Electronics Engineering.

Value up of Small-Medium FPD with higher performance Smart Phone

DisplaySearch Hiroshi Hayase


Vice President Small-Medium FPD Market Analysis

Hiroshi Hayase

Following with higher performance of Smartphone, Small-Medium FPDs are required higher value and performance such as Wide and High Resolution display, Wide Viewing Angle Technology and Touch panel combinations. This session will present the market trend of Small Medium FPD based on analysis of technical value and performance with the trend of Smartphone demand.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the LCD industry, Hiroshi brings an unparalleled focus to sales, marketing management, production, product engineering and market research and analysis. Prior to joining DisplaySearch, he was responsible for sales and market research at Taiwanese LCD panel/module manufacturer Wintek Japan Corporation. He has served as sales manager with Applied Komatsu Technology (AKT), where he was responsible for sales of CVD systems to major Japanese panel producers. He also has 13 years in sales management and production engineering the full range of LCD production processes with Seiko Epson.

PC/IT Application Outlook - The expectation to high PPI displays

DisplaySearch Hidetoshi Himuro


Director, PC/IT and Large Area FPD Market Analysis

Hidetoshi Himuro

PC/IT application market for display is now drastically changing its competitive landscape by Tablet PCs, since iPad launched in 2010, backgrounded by attractive cabinet design, good feeling usage, or establishing wireless communication infrastructure. iPad is now 3rd generation with 264PPI high definition display、that leads industry and other player(both set Brand side and Panel maker side) is now move to utilize high-PPI panels. This session will explain the FPD Market trend for Tablet PC and small Notebook PCs, including latest panel/set specification trend or demand outlook.

Hidetoshi Himuro is the Director of IT & FPD Market Research at DisplaySearch. He is responsible for market research and analysis for large-area LCD applications, including monitor, notebook PCs, Tablets, and public display/digital signage. Hidetoshi also forecasts monthly large-area LCD panel pricing. Before joining DisplaySearch, Hidetoshi held a number of positions at NEC in both Japan and the US. At NEC, his diverse responsibilities included strategic planning, project management, LCD panel and monitor set procurement, design verification, vendor relationships and hardware development for notebook PCs and LCD monitors and their LCD panels.

An IPS LCD technology realizing high performance of low power consumption and high ppi.

Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. Kikuo Ono

Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.

Product Development Centor, Corporate Advisor

Kikuo Ono

IPS-LCDs have been widely used for TV application since they have an advantage of wide viewing angle performance. In addition, recently they have come to be used rapidly for smart phones and tablets. The reduction of power consumption is extremely important for those mobile applications in order to lead to low power consumption, namely, the realization of long-term use of battery time.
The panel power consumption as well as the back light consumption deeply related to the aperture ratio should be much reduced. The TFT pixel driving method must be changed from a dot inversion to a column line inversion one.
An innovative IPS pixel structure has been developed to reduce both consumptions. This pixel structure has a function of the transparent common electrode which can shield by covering TFT wirings via insulating films over plurality of pixels. We have named IPS-Pro-Next as a pixel structure.
In this presentation, we will introduce the principle how to improve the aperture ratio using IPS-Pro-Next. Furthermore, newly developed IPS photo-alignment technology will be introduced. This pixel structure including the photo-alignment is a superior technology of Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. for realizing high ppi LCDs based on our intellectual property

Kikuo Ono joined the Hitachi Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd. in 1982 where he developed polycrystalline silicon TFTs and TFT-LCD simulation. In 1994, he engaged on process design of amorphous silicon TFTs, development of moving picture, and pixel design of IPS type TFT-LCDs for TVs in Hitachi Displays, Ltd. Since 2010, he has been developing IPS type TFT-LCDs in Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display, Ltd. He is now the corporate adviser of Product Development Center of the company. He is a technical expert on the TFT-LCD, and has acquired about 140 U.S. patents. In particular, he has obtained patents with respect to highly basic pixel structure of IPS with high aperture ratio performance.


A-22 Next Generation FPD / Mobile OLED

Challenge for Take-Off, All Companies Following Samsung into Mass Production - Development of High Definition Also Accelerating -

Nov 1(Thu.) 14:30 - 17:00
Conference Center 3F

As a mission for the next-generation display, organic EL is at last showing signs of challenging for take-off. While the Korean Samsung Display company has to date virtually monopolized the active matrix-type organic EL market, this situation is beginning to change. Technology development toward high definition exceeding the conventional norms for organic EL is now progressing.

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Development of Hybrid OLED Display using High-resolution Printing Technology

Sony Corporation Makoto Ando

Sony Corporation

Process Technology Manager, FP Development Dept. Display Development Div. Core Device Development Gp.

Makoto Ando

As the innovation of information and communication technology expands, portable information devices like smart phones or tablet PCs have come to be used widely in recent years.
A number of users enjoy high quality pictures and movies on these digital gadgets and require higher performance for display devices.
OLED display is excellent in contrast, color reproduction, and response time, and a full-scale spread term is coming around in these portable devices. However, the resolution is considered to be one of the issues, and the further high definition is called for.
In order to meet this demand, we are developing hybrid structure OLED display combining an original high-resolution printing technique and a vacuum deposition process.
The outline of the technology will be talked in this lecture.

Makoto Ando is Process Technology Manager of display development division of Sony Corporation.
He joined Sony Corporation in 1983. He involved in development of many kinds of products as magnetic recording systems or printing equipments. Since 2006, he has been engaged in OLED development and now involved in the process development of high-resolution OLED displays.

New development of organic EL light emitting materials

Kyushu University Chihaya Adachi

Kyushu University


Chihaya Adachi

We demonstrate nearly zero-gap formation (δEST) between singlet and triplet excited states by separating highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) which can be provided by proper combination of an electron-donar and an electron acceptor. The application to an emitter layer in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) resulted in very high external electroluminescence (EL) efficiency , indicating that triplet excitons generated by carrier recombination efficiently up-convert into a singlet state, resulted in a radiative decay as delayed EL.

Professional Career:
2006- present Professor, Kyushu University
2004-2006 Professor, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
2001-2004 Associate Professor, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
1999-2001 Research Staff, Princeton University
1996-1999 Research Associate, Shinshu University

Mobile application use AMOLED Industry Trends in Korea

IHS Harry Kim


Electronics and Media · Display Expert

Harry Kim

Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are becoming smarter rapidly, and this evolution is contributing to a healthier market for the sluggish display industry. In Japan in particular, this offers a profitable business model concentrated in small and medium-size displays. Although Korean manufacturers already lead the global display industry, they are working to develop higher-definition LCD panels for "smart mobile" to further expand their share. Samsung Display in particular is boosting production of OLED panels and maintaining its majority share of the market. The growth in smartphones, however, is driving demand for higher-performance OLEDs. Do Korean manufacturers have the strategy and technology roadmap needed to meet these rapidly changing requirements?

Came to Japan in 2004, opening a blog on advanced technology in Japan and Korea; worked as a columnist covering the electronics industry (displays, PV cells, LEDs, etc.), technology trends, and industry activity. Senior analyst at Display Bank in 2007, appointed managing director of Display Bank head office and Japanese representative director in 2009. Currently a regional expert in electronics and media at global survey group IHS. Proposes next-generation business models adapted to the changing electronics industry to Japanese and Korean electronics industries.


A-31 Next Generation FPD / Flexible 1

New Display Changes Equipment Shape - Foldable Organic EL, Electronic Paper or Liquid Crystal Displays -

Nov 2(Fri.) 10:00 - 12:30
Conference Center 3F

Development of foldable displays has become active. This is technology that changes the equipment shape, with the potential for possibly opening up an entirely new market never seen before. This session introduces the latest trends in the development of foldable flexible display technologies.

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Technology Issues for Flexible AMOLED

ADRC, Kyung Hee University


Jin Jang

In this talk I will review the state-of-art technologies for flexible AMOLED, especially on plastic substrate.

Jin Jang is a Professor at Department of Information Display of Kyung Hee University. His current research programs are in plastic AMOLED, LTPS-TFT, Oxide TFT for displays and sensor applications. He is the author or co-author of over 750 technical publications of which over 420 are in SCI Journals such as Nature, Advanced Materials and EDL. He published more than 20 papers in SCI Journals in 2011. He got BS Degree from Department of Physics, Seoul National University and Ph.D. from Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology in 1982. He is currently a Director of Advanced Display Research Center (ADRC). He established a display major in Graduate School of KHU in 1997 and Department of Display in 2004. He is a Fellow of SID and a General Chair of SID 2009 International Symposium and had served as an editor of Applied Physics, JDT.

Flexible Electronic Paper Display Driven by Solution-Processed and Printed OTFTs

Sony Corporation Kenichi Kurihara

Sony Corporation

Core Device Development Group, Display Device Development Division   Senior Material Technology Engineer

Kenichi Kurihara

This presentation introduces an E-paper driven by organic thin film transistors (OTFTs). The OTFTs were directly fabricated on plastic films in a low-temperature process below 150℃. The organic materials used in the OTFTs were all solution-processed. In addition, high-precision printing processes were also implemented in the OTFT fabrication, which results in a diagonally 13.3 inch, 200 dpi OTFT-driven E-paper. Today, the OTFT fabrication process will be described, and the display driven by the OTFTs will be introduced.

1992: Joined Sony Corporation
1994: Sony corporation, Central Labratories
2002: Sony corporation, Material Laboratories
2008: Sony corporation, Core device development group

A World of Ubiquitous Screening - Flexible Display Technology Development in Taiwan

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Display Technology Center (DTC) Janglin (John) Chen

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Display Technology Center (DTC)

Vice President of ITRI and General Director of DTC

Janglin (John) Chen

The decade-long growth of flat panel displays, led by the TFT LCD, has gradually been tapering off. The recent trend is for the displays to become thinner, lighter in weight, and rugged for mobile usage. In addition, new displays are required to be 'greener' in power consumption, and be environmental friendly. Accordingly, our development work targets the energy saving and mobile applications. For energy saving applications, roll-to-roll coated, bistable, reflective, cholesteric liquid crystal display has been developed for e-Paper and e-signage applications. For mobile devices, our effort is to deliver a foldable AMOLED, where the development activities are mainly on the integration of flexible substrate, backplane, emissive layer, passivation and encapsulation technologies. In this presentation, I will share perspectives on the ubiquitous, flexible screens, the technology trend, and development status in Taiwan. Some of the challenges with design, defects, and reliability will also be highlighted.

Dr. Janglin (John) Chen is a Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan, and General Director of ITRI's Display Technology Center. Prior to ITRI, Dr. Chen was a Research Fellow of Eastman Kodak Company, New York, where he held many R&D managerial positions from 1982 to 2006, and is the author of sixty technical articles, and 33 issued US Patents. A native of Taiwan, Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. degree from NYU-Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of Senior Executive Program, Stanford University, CA. In ITRI, Dr. Chen and his staff focus on new display and advanced technology research, including flexible displays, substrates, metal oxide TFT and electrowetting display. Dr. Chen, an Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology and also Editor-in-Chief of "Handbook of Visual Display Technology" (Springer, 2012), is presently the Vice Chairman of Taiwan Display Union Association.


A-32 Next Generation FPD / Flexible 2

Groping for Realistic Solution, Flexible Display - Exploit New TFT, White Color Organic EL, Electronic Paper -

Nov 2(Fri.) 14:30 - 17:00
Conference Center 3F

The development of flexible displays is active today, with a number of announcements utilizing technologies that can be put into volume production easily: low-temperature processes, new thin-film transistors like IGZO and organic TFT for larger area, and displays combining while OLEDs with color filters or electronic paper. This session discusses the latest developments in flexible display technology.

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Development of Top Emission Flexible OLED Display Driven by Oxide TFTs

Sony Corporation Makoto Noda

Sony Corporation

Display Development Div. OLED Display Engineering Department

Makoto Noda

Recently, development of oxide TFT driven flexible OLED display have been attracting much attention. We have developed top emission flexible OLED display driven by oxide TFTs using white OLED with color filter technology.
In this presentation, we will talk about the handling method with high heat resistance of the flexible substrate for oxide TFTs fabrication and flexible color filter array technology. Development trend of flexible OLED display and future perspective will be also discussed.

1998 Master's degree in electrical engineering from Osaka university
1998- sony corporation
  in charge of development of flexible OLED display driven by organic TFTs (2006-2011)
  in charge of development of flexible OLED display driven by oxide TFTs (2011-)

Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Next Generation Display Devices

Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG. Tobias Stolley

Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG.

Project Manager, PECVD Web Coating

Tobias Stolley

Roll-to-Roll (R2R) production of thin film based electronic devices (e.g. solar cells, active matrix TFT backplanes & touch screens) combine the advantages of the use of inexpensive, lightweight & flexible substrates with high throughput production. Significant cost reduction opportunities can also be found in terms of processing tool capital cost, utilized substrate area and process gas flow when compared with batch processing systems. Nevertheless, material handling, device patterning and yield issues have limited widespread utilization of R2R manufacturing within the electronics industry.

Applied Materials has developed a variety of different web handling & coating technologies/platforms to enable high volume R2R manufacture of flexible thin film silicon TFT backplanes and touch screen devices. The work presented in this paper therefore describes the results of R2R TFT backplane manufacture and also highlights recent advances in film based touch panel for 150 Ohm/Sq devices and enabling strategies for large area100 Ohm/Sq devices.

Tobias is a technologist and project manager for PECVD Web Coating at Applied's Technology Center in Alzenau, Germany with 17 years of experience. He is engaged in the development and implementation program for flexible TFT backplanes for the next generation of thin film electronic devices. He was a researcher at 'Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST' in Braunschweig from 1995 to 1998. He switched jobs into the industry. He joined Leybold Systems and in 2006 Applied Materials. He has worked with a wide variety of clients on start-ups of coating machines, research and development including architectural glass, display and web applications. He is skilled in project management, layer development and developing innovative solutions for coating machines.

Material Design of Practical Organic Semiconductors for Printed Electronics

Tokyo Institute of Technology Jun-ichi Hanna

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory / Professor

Jun-ichi Hanna

In this talk, practical requirements in organic semiconductors materials for printed electronics, especially organic field effect transistor materials, such as mobility, solubility in organic solvents, processability, film uniformity, and thermal stability of films are discussed, and a basic idea to realize them is also discussed. Furthermore, a new strategy for materials design of organic semiconductors satisfying these requirements is proposed, and its availability is demonstrated with the properties of new materials including processability and FET performance, which were designed and synthesized on the basis of the present strategy. Finally the FET performance in the best material obtained so far will be presented as well.

1974   Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1976   Master degree in Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1977   Research Associate in Tokyo Institute of Technology
1986   Post-doctoral research fellow in Harvard University
1988   Associate Professor, in Tokyo Institute of Technology
1993   Professor, in Tokyo Institute of Technology
Research field: Imaging Materials, Development of large-area semiconductor thin films and their applications to imaging devices.
Awards: Fellow Award in Japanese Society of Applied Physics, Scientific Achievement Awards of The Japanese liquid Crystal Society, The Society Photography and Imaging of Japan, Japan, and Imaging Society of Japan etc.
Present research:
Development of large-area semiconductor thin films and their allocations to imaging devices
(1) Deposition of polycrystalline thin films on glass substrate by Reactive thermal CVD and their TFT application
(2) Development of self-organizig molecular semiconductors and their imaging applications