The Electronic Materials & Components Company of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (president: Akira Takeuchi, capital: 119.4 billion yen; hereinafter "MMC") has developed and commenced the mass production of DIASILVER 201-100, a new Silver alloy sputtering target for organic EL displays. In line with this recent development, MMC is launching the DIASILVER series, a new brand of Silver alloy sputtering targets, and is aggressively pursuing its market expansion.
A sputtering target is an electronic material used in deposition for alloy, metallic oxide and other substances, on an atomic level, to form a thin film on a substrate. Since silver has the characteristics of high reflectivity and low electrical resistance, Silver alloy sputtering targets are used to form reflective film, electrode film, wiring film or semi-transparent film (semi-translucent film).
MMC's Silver alloy sputtering targets for organic EL displays have enhanced the luminance and longevity of displays through characteristics including high reflectivity, excellent durability, low electrical resistance and high manufacturing technology. As a consequence, we have achieved market share of more than 90% (MMC's estimation) for many years and have remained the industry standard.
The recently-developed DIASILVER 201-100 has the following characteristics and effects. In addition to organic EL displays, its use will be extended to flexible displays, LCDs and other applications.
MMC has the following vision: We will become the leading business group committed to creating a sustainable world through materials innovation, with use of our unique and distinctive technologies, for People, Society and the Earth. MMC will continue to develop and offer unique and high value-added products by anticipating the needs of the market.