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March 31, 2023

Introduction to OLED Technology & Its Pros/Cons

OLED is a flat panel display technology that has been developed for TV, computer monitors, smartphones, and tablets. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode, producing light by passing an electric current through a thin layer of organic material. This results in a high contrast ratio, wide...
February 28, 2023

Capacitive Touch Sensor Designs, Substrates, and Stack-Ups

Capacitive touch sensors have revolutionized how we interact with technology, from smartphones and tablets to home appliances and automobiles. These sensors use the capacitance of an electric field to detect touch or proximity, offering a fast and reliable interface for users. However, designing...
December 22, 2022

The Effect on the Supply Chain of China’s Removal of the Covid Lockdowns

China’s Government just removed the strict Covid lockdown policies it has had in place for three years. Unfortunately, the abrupt change led to a dramatic increase in cases of Covid throughout the country. Estimates say that Covid will peak at about 400 million infected people, resulting in over a...
July 20, 2022

DevStar - Our Engineering Design Process for High Performance Displays

US Micro Products focuses on delivering Engineered Display Solutions for customers who often have products that live in harsh environments or require high performance.  Our customers want displays that make their end products easy to use and look good when they are new and for years to come. A...
April 8, 2022

Preventing Image Burn-In On Your Display

If you've ever left your LCD monitor on a single static screen for an extended period, say 24 hours or more, and then changed the on-screen image and seen a "ghost" of the previous screen, you've experienced Image Persistence. You can also sometimes see this phenomenon while traveling through an...
February 18, 2022

The Impact of IC Shortage on the Display Supply Chain

To understand why we are having a prolonged shortage of integrated circuits, we need to understand something about the economic factors driving the semiconductor industry. Leading-edge semiconductor fabs cost billions of dollars to build and take time to develop and reach satisfactory yields....
January 25, 2022

A Look at What Displays Stood Out at CES® 2022

CES® is the most influential tech event in the world where the biggest names in technology showcase their innovations. A large number of the new products include displays, some of them using the newest and latest display technologies. Here are some that caught our eye: Mini LEDs Display...
September 28, 2021

Ultra-Low Power Displays

Ultra-low-power displays consume very little energy, and the two primary technologies used for these types of displays are bistable and low refresh rate displays. They are used when there is a need for a battery-powered device, want maximum life between charges, and the content being displayed does...