Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kateeva announced OLED inkjet printing equipment

November 30, 2013

On November 20, Kateeva announced the new equipment YIELDJET– an inkjet printing manufacturing equipment solution to produce OLEDs in high volume.  It’s the world’s first inkjet printer engineered from the ground up for OLED mass production.

I had the chance to visit Kateeva recently and met with their President and Co-founder Dr. Conor Madigan and CEO Alain Harrus. Here we are standing in front of the Gen 8 machine.

Figure: Left: Kateeva Dr. Conor Madigan. Right: Kateeva CEO Alain Harrus. The short person in the middle is me.

Kateeva visit

Photo source: Touch Display Research Inc. November 2013.

Kateeva is building a Gen 8 line, it’s almost finished when they showed to me. The equipment is built from ground up for the purpose of OLED.  The uniqueness is in 3 areas:

a.         It’ll have multiple nozzles to ensure good uniformity.

b.         It’ll be in Nitrogen environment to protect the OLED material.

c.         The glass substrate is floating on the air above the metal bars.

More analysis can be found in our “Touch and Emerging Display report” November 2013 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

My father’s book is on sale this week

November 28, 2013

My father wrote a poem book in his 60s. I translated it from Chinese to English and added many explanations of Chinese festivals, poets, culture, leaders. The book’s name is: Nuclear soldier: Stories and Poems of Chinese life.

It’s on sale today for 5 days at for $0.99.

Figure: book cover

my father book cover

A book of stories and poems from an ordinary Chinese person’s point of view. The stories cover my father’s life from 1946 to the present day. He would say his life has been very ordinary apart from one highlight––he guarded Deng Xiaoping in 1965 when the famous leader visited “Nuclear City” in Qinghai Province. He also provided security for many famous nuclear scientists in the 1960s.

By enjoying the poetry and stories in this volume, the reader can understand the highlights of the past sixty-six years of history in the People’s Republic of China.

The first section is called “A Soldier’s Memoir.” The twelve poems are a remembrance of my father’s years as a soldier, 1963-1968, when he was between the ages of 17 to 22. Those are his young and happy memories. As a soldier, he protected the first nuclear bomb of China.

The second section, “Love is Priceless,” contains 19 poems about my father’s family and friends. They are about his grandmother, his uncles, and one describes the starvation he experienced as a child. Others are about his beloved wife– my mother, and about his children—my younger brother and me. Some are about reunions with his old soldier buddies. He cherished his brotherhood with the former soldiers from Nuclear City. He appreciated all the people who raised and helped him along the way. He praised those who have integrity.

The third section of 29 poems covers his retired lifestyle in our hometown and is called “Societal Observation”. Zhengzhou (郑州) is a medium-sized city in the middle of China. Topics of the poetry include the city’s changes, everyday life, playing bridge game, trading stocks, traveling to Hong Kong and Macao.

While this is not part of my company, it is part of me. Hope you’ll like it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Atmel XSense fab tour in Colorado Spring

November 5, 2013

Atmel XSense is one of the metal mesh types ITO-replacement transparent conductor for touch panel. Atmel announced mass production of XSense in early 2013. The first design-win is the ASUS’s tablet PC.

I recently interviewed Atmel’s director Mr. Rusty Stapp, he showed me the ASUS tablet PC, several new demos and different size XSense touch sensors: flat or curved.

Atmel invited me for a fab tour of their XSense fab this week. I’m in Colorado Spring currently, and I’m very excited and looking forward for the fab tour tomorrow.

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Popular session in FPD International 2013 Yokohama

November 1, 2013

I’m back in California from the FPD International 2013 conference in Yokohama, Japan. It was my honor to speak at this conference, and I’m very glad to meet some of you in person at this conference.

Today in the FPD International 2013 conference website, Nikkei BP (the conference organizer) posted the total attendee numbers: there were over 47,000 attendees for the 3 days exhibition, and over 3500 attendees for the forum.

I’m very glad to see that our session “Touch Panel New Market and Technologies” is rated the popular session at this conference.

Figure: FPD International 2013 popular sessions

popular session

FPD International 2013 my session

Source: FPD International 2013, Nikkei BP

Nice to present with you, Mizuhashi-san and Geoff.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team