"OLED: Organic polymers to precede nano semi"
With the advent of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic semiconductors have thrown down the gauntlet as alternatives to silicon in some applications. But there remains a large hurdle--inexpensive "weather proofing" to ensure a long life. Meanwhile, high-performance MEMS-enabled polymer memories and bottom-up nanoscale technologies such as carbon nanotubes promise to keep enhancing high-end silicon semiconductors. This summer, Olight joined NuVue as brand names to conjure with. These new polymer-enabled organic LED displays come from DuPont (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.) and Kodak, respectively. Lightbulb-making giant in Germany, Osram GmbH (Munich), also announced its brand name-Pictiva. Engineering evaluation kits are available.
Audio Interviews / Interviews on CD