- 11:10 – 11:30
Display Technology for Metaverse – A Foundry’s Perspective
In the past decades, glass substrates with emission layers built on top were widely used in all kinds of display devices. Silicon chips played the traditional role as “driver ICs” to control LCD and OLED display panels. For emerging micro display technology in Metaverse applications, Silicon chips are further adopted to provide higher pixel resolution for better user experience. Emission layers on Si substrates (so called “Si-based micro display”) becomes popular for XR applications in Metaverse. There are several approaches to integrate multiple functions of chips within a Metaverse micro display. Pioneer system companies and panel companies work closely with Si foundries to develop high quality, reliable and cost-effective products. Of course, there are still several challenges in system integration and Si technology itself. In this presentation, we will share our thoughts about the role of Si technology in Metaverse micro display applications from a foundry perspective.
Steven Hsu is working as VP of Technology Development in UMC, a pure foundry focusing on specialty technologies. Steven holds his master degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University. He has 24 years of experience in semiconductor industry with over 40 patents. He is currently responsible for technology development in logic, eHV, BCD, eNVM, and RFSOI product segments.
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry company. The company provides high quality IC fabrication services, focusing on logic and various specialty technologies to serve all major sectors of the electronics industry. UMC’s comprehensive IC processing technologies and manufacturing solutions include Logic/Mixed-Signal, embedded High-Voltage, embedded Non-Volatile-Memory, RFSOI and BCD etc. Most of UMC’s 12-in & 8-in fabs with its core R&D are located in Taiwan, with additional ones throughout Asia. UMC has total 12 fabs in production with combined capacity over 800,000 wafers per month (8-in equivalent), and all of them are certified with IATF 16949 automotive quality standard. UMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, plus local offices in United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea & Singapore, with worldwide total 20,000 employees.
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