Seiko has introduced what it says are the first off-the-shelf LCD displays developed using Chip-On-Glass technology. Dubbed Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM), the displays are based on a patented gold-plating process technology optimized for quality performance and high contrast. Chip-On-Glass has an overall thickness of less than 2.0 mm and incorporates slim-chip LCD driver circuits onto the surface of the glass. The technology is designed primarily for use in the telecommunications, PDA, and GPS markets. The Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM) G8 (240 X 160 Graphic Chip-On-Glass Display) features a viewing area of 60.0 X 51.4 mm and a dot pitch of 0.24 mm. Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Product Code 4407
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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