Site: Helium Scientific Research Institute of Display
Devices (part of "Zhovten" Production Assoc.)
287100, Vinnutsya, vul. Vatutina, 18
Telephone: 7 (04322) 7 55 95
Fax: 7 (04322) 7 45 35)
Date Visited: October 27, 1993
Report Author: O.D. Lavrentovich
Valeriy Ivanovych Andrianov
Vsevolod Vadimovich Kalinikov
Leonid Anatolievych Bilokon'
Leonid Fedorovych Kovalenko
The Helium Display Devices Institute was founded in 1989 after the reorganization of the Special Design Bureau of the industrial association "October 60th Anniversary" (the current name is "Zhovten," which means "October" in Ukrainian).
The main trend of the institute is technical development and field design related to the following:
Four types of products were demonstrated:
Currently the institute performs R&D with the objective of manufacturing active-matrix LCDs, including color active-matrix LCDs. The technology will be based on the metal-insulator-metal structures with working materials Ta and Ta2O5 (the Institute has no facilities for the amorphous Si deposition). The LC materials are supplied by RIAP, Kyyiv; polarizing films are purchased from Monocrystal Kharkiv; the glass substrate will be available from the Ukrainian sources soon (currently the glass is purchased from Gus-Khrustalnyi, Russia).
Available manufacturing facilities include the following:
As mentioned during the discussion, Zhovten is the leading center in LCD manufacturing in Ukraine, and is one of the leading centers in the FSU (after Saratov, Russia and Minsk, Belarus).
Helium Institute and Zhovten industrial association have good facilities and experience in manufacturing LC indicators. The successful development of active-matrix LCD technology is possible in the near future. Cooperation with the Institutes of Physics and Semiconductors can result in new or improved old technologies.