by Jorge Cham
Subject:   CyberDisplay(TM) - Revolutionary Displays for Portable Products
Sponsor:   US Japan Technology Management Center
Speaker:   Dr. John Fan
Date:   Thursday, April 13, 2000
Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location:   Skilling Auditorium [look for it in a campus map]
Event URL:   http://fuji.Stanford.edu/seminars/spring00
Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.Stanford.edu/
Costs:   FREE (Open to Public)
Abstract: CyberDisplays utilize high quality, single crystal silicon. This single crystal silicon is not grown on glass; rather, it is first formed on a silicon wafer and then lifted off as a thin film. The thin film is patterned into an integrated circuit (including the active matrix, driver circuitry and other logic circuits) in an integrated circuit foundry and transferred to glass, so that the transferred layer is a transparent fully-functional active matrix integrated circuit. CyberDisplay imaging properties are a result of the formation of a liquid crystal layer over the transparent active matrix integrated circuit. Our manufacturing process offers several advantages over conventional active matrix LCD manufacturing approaches with regard to small form factor displays, including greater miniaturization, reduced cost, higher pixel density, full color capability, lower power consumption, and simple optical configuration. Currently, over a hundred thousand CyberDisplays are shipped per month to portable consumer products, such as camcorders and digital still cameras. We believe such displays would be very useful for internet-accessed phones when broadband wireless infrastructure is in place. Speaker Bio: Dr. Fan is the Chairman, CEO and President of Kopin Corporation. John C. C. Fan was born in Shanghai, China and raised in Hong Kong. He came to the United States and attended the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from Berkeley. He went to Harvard University under a Harvard University Fellowship and obtained his Masters and Ph. D. degree in Applied Physics in 1972. From 1972 to 1985, Dr. Fan did research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory on a variety of semiconductor materials and devices areas. He was in charge of the Electronic Materials Group at Lincoln Laboratory when he left MIT in 1985 to start Kopin Corporation. Kopin Corporation is the leading provider of HBT transistor wafers and small-format active-matrix liquid crystal displays for wireless communication and other portable consumer appliances.
Event history: Submitted by fclark on 11-Apr-2000;
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