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Dr. Sean Muir will present: The Commercial Potential of Amorphous Metal Electronics in the Display Industry Abstract: Electronic devices based on amorphous metals have shown promise in liquid crystal display (LCD) applications. The amorphous metal non-linear resistor (AMNR) is presented as a circuit element in an LCD sub-pixel circuit. The amorphous metal lower-electrode in an AMNR possesses an ultra-smooth surface, which enables reliable operations using ultra-thin insulators as tunneling barriers. The thinness of the processing layers and the forgiving layer to layer registration requirements create a simple manufacturing process which has cost advantages over comparable thin-film transistor (TFT) based processes. The goal of this presentation is to present a brief overview of the important technologies associated with amorphous metal based devices targeted at LCD applications. Comparisons between AMNR, TFT, and past thin-film diode (TFD) technologies will be made to illustrate the advantages of amorphous metal based devices. Remaining challenges will be discussed at a high-level to present a picture of the remaining hurdles to commercialization. Biography: Sean Muir is Vice President of Device Technology for Amorphyx Inc. Amorphyx is an innovator at the intersection of materials science and electronics for the display market. The company was founded in 2012 to commercialize advanced amorphous metal thin-film technology developed through the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and licensed from Oregon State University. Amorphyx is leveraging its expertise in amorphous metals and the creation of high-quality thin films to design processes that simplify liquid crystal display (LCD) backplane manufacturing, redefining the cost of LCDs while enabling advances in flexible displays and the integration of touch functionality into the backplane. In 2012, Sean received the PhD in Chemistry, with a focus on materials science and electronic properties, from Oregon State University. During his final year as graduate student Sean was a fellow for the CSMC and helped to found Amorphyx. In his role as VP of Device Technology Sean leads research efforts to improve Amorphyx’s foundational technology and transfer this technology to partner facilities.