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September 18, 2023

Lithium Polymer Batteries: Introduction, Applications, and Safety Certifications

Lithium polymer batteries (Li-Po) are renowned for their high energy density and adaptability, revolutionizing how we energize our portable devices, from smartphones and laptops to drones and electric vehicles. This blog post will navigate the essential aspects of these advanced power sources and...
August 1, 2023

MicroLED Displays: A Game-Changing Advancement in Display Technology

As the display technology landscape evolves, traditional liquid crystal displays (LCDs) face stiff competition from emerging challengers. Among these contenders, MicroLED technology stands out as a game-changing advancement. MicroLED, short for "micro-light-emitting diode," offers a promising array...
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....