New Whitepaper: Comprehensive Design Solutions for Display Technology

Silvaco has a large booth in the middle of the show floor at Display Week 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center, May 14-16. Our technology experts will discuss and demo our TCAD-to-signoff solutions with emphasis on enabling the designing of the next generation of TFT, LCD, LED, OLED and MicroLED products including the following:

  • Victory Process is a layout driven 2D/3D process and stress simulator calculating etching, deposition, implantation, diffusion and oxidation behavior.
  • Victory Device provides a physics-based, extensible platform to analyze DC, AC, and time-domain responses for all material-based devices in 2D or 3D.
  • Clever LCD is a physics-based 3-dimensional simulator which calculates the director profile of a liquid crystal and the corresponding capacitance as a function of the bias applied to the structure.
  • Expert FPD can handle full-panel layouts of the largest and highest resolution displays; with high performance input, output, and editing.
  • SmartSpice Pro is a FastSPICE circuit simulator that has the necessary capacity to handle pixel array simulations for the largest digital displays.

We will also be handing out copies of our latest TCAD whitepaper that we have just published.  If you cannot Display Week in San Jose to get your own copy, then the the Comprehensive Design Solutions for Display Technology whitepaper is now available for download.

Here is a short excerpt from the Introduction of the whitepaper:

Since their inception, liquid crystal displays have evolved significantly, including complete re-engineering of the pixel level devices. Traditional LEDs and quantum dot-LEDs have been increasingly used for backlighting of LCD displays. We also see new competition to LCDs in TVs, phones, and computer monitors from organic-based, pixel-level LEDs, such as OLED and AMOLED. With LCDs and OLEDs, in-screen electronics have adapted with thin film transistors made from a variety of new materials. These trends have driven large changes in materials and fabrication methods. Future products in development will employ MicroLEDs, creating major disruption and advancement in consumer display technology.

Consumers will be delighted and amazed by these developments. However, rather than converging on a few distinct technologies, display technologies will continue to expand and diversify to meet new market needs.

In this paper, we talk about several types of display technologies and the methods used to design and analyze them. It is essential to have tools that can model the complex and diverse structures found in these devices, and then to simulate them to provide insight into their performance and behavior. These tools need to rely on advanced physics modeling that often goes down to the quantum mechanical level, and also need work at the macro level for predicting J-V, thermal, and optical parameters.