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H.C. Starck Introduces MoNb and MoW Sputtering Targets at FPD China 2015

H.C. Starck is taking innovation to a new level with its hottest new sputtering alloys for Touch Screen Panel (TSP) applications. Curved and flexible touch screens are the latest in HDTV, smart phones, tablets and mobile device technology.

Touch screens use H.C. Starck’s molybdenum-niobium (MoNb) targets to sputter thin films for barrier, capping and conducting layers in these devices.

The MoNb alloy enables higher sputtering rates, higher quality film with fewer defects and world-class corrosion resistance. Production of single piece targets is H.C. Starck’s distinct advantage. Another key advantage is the higher relative density found in extruded targets compared to Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) targets. Second to none is H.C. Starck’s best-in-class extrusion process that produces a diverse portfolio of materials, shapes, sizes and lengths.

H.C. Starck’s molybdenum-tungsten (MoW) planar targets are applied when forming gate and touch sensor layers for TFT- LTPS and in-cell type touch panels. H.C. Starck offers varying compositions for single piece length tiles based on customer requirements. Thin films produced from MoW targets have excellent wet and dry etching characteristics.

H.C. Starck’s newest product line of molybdenum based alloys showcases the company’s ability to customize alloys for electrical performance, corrosion resistance and etch characteristics for higher reliability in TSP applications. These alloys feature large size capabilities with rotary targets up to 4100mm long, planar targets up to Gen 5 in size as well as segmented (or tiled) targets.

”We are very excited about the latest advancements in touch screen technology,” said Dmitry Shashkov, Member of H.C. Starck’s Executive Board and Head of the Fabricated Products Division. “The evolving technology in TSP applications such as flexible touch screen devices necessitates higher performance and durability. H.C. Starck’s expertise in sputtering target materials and rapid product development can offer TSP customers the capabilities for improved system performance and cost.”

Development of these innovative alloys is enabled by H.C. Starck’s expertise in thin film characterization and ESBD analysis of textures. Customized alloy development utilizes the unique processing of refractory metals, including powder metallurgy processing, high temperature rolling, extrusion and rotary forging.

H.C. Starck is pleased to exhibit again at this year’s FPD China 2015,17-19 March, Shanghai New International Expo Center in China, Booth N1-1563. Visit with our experienced technical staff to learn how our leading-edge products and technical support could contribute to your success in competitive touch screen applications.