DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Display Week 2010 Business Conference

Conference to Feature Presentations from Top Executives Throughout Display Supply Chain

Sort Date: 05102010
AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2010—DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today unveiled the final agenda for the upcoming SID DisplaySearch Business Conference, to be held on Monday, May 24 during Display Week 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Co-organized with The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, the conference will feature presentations from top executives of leading companies throughout the display supply chain—bridging the massive business of electronic displays and the critical enabling technologies at the heart of the latest electronic devices.

“The SID DisplaySearch Business Conference is focused on the intersection of display business and technology,” noted Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President of DisplaySearch. “The conference will cover many of the markets and applications for the key technologies that will be discussed throughout Display Week.” Semenza continued, “The combination of world-class market data and insights from DisplaySearch analysts and executives from key industry participants will provide a significant value for attendees.”

Following an exciting keynote presentation, this year’s event will feature five dedicated sessions on Mobility, The Evolving TV, Touch, OLED Displays and Lighting, Pocket Projectors, as well as E-paper and Flexible Displays.

Keynote Address

  • “The Sony 3D Cinema Experience – The Future of Entertainment in 3D” Stan Glasgow, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Electronics Inc.
Session I: Mobility: Tablets in the Mainstream?
Speakers in this session will discuss the definition of the tablet and how it will compete with mini-notes and other dedicated reading devices. The importance of the display and implications for the industry will also be addressed.
  • John Jacobs, Director, Notebook Market Research, DisplaySearch
  • Steve Sedaker, Director of Component Sales, Wacom Technology Corporation
Session II: The Evolving TV
As TVs continue to evolve, many questions remain unanswered in regards to LED backlights, internet connectivity and 3D. The TV session will provide an outlet for executives throughout the TV supply chain to share their insight on these pressing topics.
  • Paul Gagnon, Director, North American TV Research, DisplaySearch
  • Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Gary Feather, Vice President, CST, Sharp Laboratories of America
  • Bruce Tripido, Associate Vice President, Marketing, Entertainment Products, Sharp Electronics
  • Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi
  • Ken Lowe, Vice President and Co-Founder, VIZIO
TV Panel Discussion to include above speakers as well as:
  • David Chechelashvili, Global Retail and Distribution, Xpand Cinema
  • Hans Baumgartner, Group Product Manager, Video Technologies, DivX
  • Ingemar Jansenn, CEO, HDI
  • Willem Sillevis-Smitt, Director Strategic Marketing and Business Management, Philips Lumileds Lighting
Luncheon Keynote:
  • “The Value of Glass in Display Applications,” John Bayne, Program Director, TV Cover Glass, Corning
Session III: Touch
With rapid growth in the touch sector, this session will delve into where the industry is headed: consolidation or fragmentation. The Touch session will also feature industry perspectives as to how in-cell touch and touch for TV and signage will play a role in this sector, and address whether gesture will become mature.
  • Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Director, Display Technologies, DisplaySearch
  • Panos Panay, General Manager, Microsoft
  • Francis MacDougall, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gesturetek
  • Christophe Ramstein, Chief Technology Officer, Immersion
  • Francois Jeanneau, Sales & Business Development Director North America, Stantum
  • Gary Barrett, Chief Technology Officer, Touch International
  • Touch Screen Panel Discussion to include above speakers and Stephan Herron, Director, Component Sales, Wacom
Session IV: OLED Displays and Lighting
Is critical mass for AMOLED finally here? During the OLED Displays and Lighting session, presenters will discuss whether the barriers to large-scale production are surmountable and if OLED displays will be able to catch the moving LCD target. In addition, the outlook for OLED lighting will be discussed.
  • Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Director, Display Technologies, DisplaySearch
  • Sidney Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and CFO, Universal Display Corporation
  • Bill Feehery, Director, DuPont Displays
  • Yusin Lin, Director of OLED Technology,AU Optronics Corporation
Session V: Pocket and Embedded Projectors
What direction should pocket and embedded-projector manufacturers take: stand-alone devices or embedded? What display and light source technologies are being used? During this session, speakers will share their perspectives on how ‘real’ the market is and if pico projectors will become novelties.
  • Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Director, Display Technologies, DisplaySearch
  • Mark Harward, CEO, Syndiant
  • Alexander Tokman, CEO and President, Microvision
  • Craig R. Schardt, PhD, Advanced Product Development Specialist, 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions
Session VI: E-Paper and Flexible Displays
For emerging technologies such as e-paper and flexible displays, what is driving growth: the technology or the application? Is there a killer app? Which comes first—the technology or the application? What are the choices for substrate and display technologies
  • Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President, Analyst Services, DisplaySearch
  • Jim Cathey, Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm MEMS Technology
  • Wolfgang Mildner, Managing Director, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Martin Jackson, Vice President, Technology, Cambridge Technology Center, Plastic Logic
  • Guy Demuynck, CEO, Liquavista
  • Nils Hulth, Vice President Research and Product Development, Pricer AB

To register for this year’s SID DisplaySearch Business Conference , visit http://www.sid2010.org/. Companies interested in speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the SID DisplaySearch Business Conference should contact Laura Castellano at +1.408.226.1101 or laura.castellano@displaysearch.com. Media interested in attending Display Week should contact Marie Labrie or Karen Do at DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com.

About Display Week
The 48th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2010, will take place May 23-28, 2010, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2010, visit http://www.sid2010.org/, or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2010.

About DisplaySearch
Since 1996, DisplaySearch has been recognized as a leading global market research and consulting firm specializing in the $770 billion display supply chain, as well as the emerging photovoltaic/solar cell industries. DisplaySearch provides trend information, forecasts and analyses developed by a global team of experienced analysts with extensive industry knowledge and resources. In collaboration with the NPD Group, its parent company, DisplaySearch uniquely offers a true end-to-end view of the display supply chain from materials and components to shipments of electronic devices with displays to sales of major consumer and commercial channels. For more information on DisplaySearch analysts, reports and industry events, visit us at http://www.displaysearch.com/. Read our blog at http://www.displaysearchblog.com/ and follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
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