I Get Mail

First day back to the office after two weeks of vacation. And the first Email Of The Week (EOTW) reads as follows:

From: Rich Catone <mike3@infoana.co.in>
Date: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 2:16 AM
Subject: LED (light emitting diode) market reached 5.5 billion dollars
To:

Hello,

The global LED (light emitting diode) market reached 5.5 billion dollars in 2008 and is dominated by portable device backlighting applications e.g. mobile phones, PDAs, GPS, Laptops and other terminal devices such as Slates and NetBooks. Emerging applications including general lighting will drive the market towards 9 billion dollars by 2011, according to Yole development report. However, the luminous efficiency needs to be improved significantly in order to open the market for LEDs to replace traditional light bulbs [1].

Photonic crystal (PhC) structures in LEDs have been demonstrated to enhance light emission efficiency by diffractive waveguide structures. It is still a great challenge to fabricate PhC structures on LED wafers cost-effectively.Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is a simple method to fabricate nanostructures and it has attracted considerable attentions in many applications due to its high resolution, high throughput and low cost of ownership (CoO). There are several NIL candidates for mass productions in the market: hot embossing lithography (HEL), UV-NIL with rigid quartz stamps and UV-NIL with flexible stamps. HEL has been discarded from PhC LEDs application due to its thermal cycles and therefore low throughput. UV-NIL with rigid stamps provides excellent resolution down to sub-20 nm. However, the process relies strongly on the substrate flatness and production environment.

To access a complete whitepaper on UV Enhanced Substrate Conformal Imprint Lithography (UV-SCIL) Technique for Photonic Crystals Patterning in LED Manufacturing, please click on the link below.

Best Regards,
Sagar Shah

What I like about this particular email is that it seems to originate from not one, not two, but perhaps three people: Rich Catone, aka mike3@infoana.co.in, aka Sagar Shah. The To: field is blank and the Hello is generic which makes the email nice and personal. There is clearly a footnote reference [1] although it is not included in the email. And, as for relevance, I do not have a particular need to understand UV Enhanced Substrate Conformal Imprint Lithography Technique for Photonic Crystals Patterning in LED Manufacturing. With no actionable request that I can find in between the remarkable level of techno-babble, it is an email without any apparent purpose.

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I love email.

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