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JANUARY 2017, ISSUE 2

Display Week 2017 Is Fast Approaching!

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We’ve got lots to share as we ring in the New Year at Display Week 2017! For the first time, you can register early online – so now’s the time to reserve your spot to join us at the world’s foremost electronic display technology event. Under the bright lights and in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Display Week 2017 will take place May 21-26, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and feature hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest advancements in the field. This extraordinary event, which attracted more than 7,000 attendees last year, also holds a host of other opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.


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New to our line-up this year is the Women in Tech panel, where a diverse demographic of female tech experts will take center stage on May 24 in an energizing discussion that focuses on their unique insights and experiences. Making their mark in today’s world, these dynamic leaders are paving the way for tomorrow’s enterprising women around the globe.


Another special addition, “Lighting the Way: Celebrating 30 Years of OLED,” featuring an international panel of industry leaders, will illuminate the history and future of one of today’s most prevalent and versatile technologies that continues to change the world of electronic display.


You also won’t want to miss our exclusive CMO Forum, Wednesday, May 24, featuring top marketing and sales executives who will discuss the myriad challenges – and solutions – to getting ahead in the dynamic and constantly changing world of electronic displays and components. With L.A. being the global center of the film industry, the theme for this year’s discussion will be “content meets displays” and focus on the challenges of the post-production industry and its influences on displays. Our panel will be moderated by Dr. Tara Akhavan, founder of Irystec.


Additionally, 2017’s I-Zone will be bigger than ever, with expanded floor space where some of the world’s brightest inventors will showcase new products and technology that haven’t even hit the market yet!

And speaking of new products, the New Product Showcase is your one-stop-shop to see a preview of today’s hottest technologies and help you plan your Display Week experience.


Display Week 2017 also offers in-depth, professional programming that presents the freshest ideas and discusses the newest technologies on the horizon. Our exclusive 2017 Technical Symposium, one of the most highly anticipated gatherings of the year, features world-renowned experts who will discuss these key areas: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Digital-Signage Display Solutions, Applications, Automotive Displays and Infotainment, Display Materials and Processes, and Wearable Displays. In addition, you can look forward to our informative Business Conference, as well as the Automotive Market Conference and the AR/VR Wearable Displays Conference – all of which will be co-produced with Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) this year. Our ever-popular Monday Technical Seminars and Sunday Short Courses are also returning in 2017.


With so much to see and do - what are you waiting for? Register today for Display Week 2017 and start planning your trip to Los Angeles.


New for 2017! Women in Tech

Join us for the first Women in Tech panel discussion, Wednesday, May 24, 4-5 p.m., featuring a line-up of today's foremost female leaders in the tech industry who will discuss a variety of topics and advances in the field.




The panel will be moderated by Rashmi Rao, Senior Director, Advanced Engineering for Harman and Display Week 2017 Technical Program Chair.


This exclusive event will be followed immediately by a networking opportunity where you’ll have a chance to meet the panelists personally, and connect with colleagues from around the world. Click here for more information and to register for Display Week 2017.

I-Zone Offers Exclusive Opportunity, First-Look at Tomorrow’s Technology Today



Display Week’s annual I-Zone competition is the chance of a lifetime for researchers and inventors ranging from start-ups to educational institutions and small businesses. Every year, Display Week reviews applications from around the world that feature emerging technologies and new products that haven’t hit the market yet, and awards free space at the exhibition where thousands of attendees – and potential investors and business partners – will be able to see it. I-Zone winners have booths in a dedicated area on the exhibition floor, right alongside more established companies. Due to its popularity, we’ve expanded the I-Zone area for 2017 - so make sure you stop by! The 2017 I-Zone is sponsored by E Ink.



Check out the 2016 winner for Best Prototype, nVerpix, and the other 2016 I-Zone exhibitors.

Three decades later, the technology behind organic light-emitting diodes is thriving – which is a rare occurrence in a field that moves as fast as the speed of light. Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3:40-5 p.m., to find out what continues to make OLED so attractive to inventors and consumers alike.

The 2017 Technical Symposium is one of our most exciting and important forums. This exclusive industry event provides an opportunity to learn from global leaders about cutting-edge technology that’s impacting our lives today and building the future of tomorrow. Featuring presentations by scientists, engineers, researchers, academics and business leaders, the special topics for the 2017 Symposium will focus on the rapid growth of these key areas:

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Learn about the newest technologies, systems and applications in this emerging field, including 3D sensing and imaging; spatial tracking, localization, mapping and navigation; immersive audio technologies; human factor considerations; and biometrics and user authentication.

Digital Signage Display Solutions

Focused on technologies that create new markets through increased capabilities, this track covers new enabling innovations and applications, such as controller solutions optimizing color space use and high-dynamic-range implementations; new LED implementations leveraging flip-chip and chip-on-board solutions; down-conversion materials (phosphors, quantum dots); e-paper; reflective displays; and unique visualization solutions (compound curves, circles, fiber light guides).

Display Materials and Processes

Enabling novel applications, as well as advancing fundamental understanding of how innovative materials and processing contributions improve all types of displays and components, are the foci of this special session. Topics include OLED materials processing; advances in electronic and optoelectronic materials; nanomaterials and nanofabrication for large-area substrates; and reducing environmental impact during fabrication.

Wearable Displays

Wearables are the next step in the mobile computing revolution and, as the most mobile and personal form of technology to the users, wearable devices present a host of opportunities and challenges. Find out what you need to know about this exciting field, including wearable product design and concepts; low-power, flexible, stretchable and textile wearable display advances; directive-view wearable displays; and micro-display design suitable for wearable applications like head-mounted displays.

Display Week is home to the annual SID Honors & Awards Banquet, where SID honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the electronic display industry during the past year. From scientists and researchers to engineers and business leaders, SID is proud to acknowledge those who are advancing technology and creating fertile ground for the next generation of professionals.


This 2017 Honors & Awards Banquet will be held May 22 at 8 p.m.


See the 2016 honorees.

Display Industry Awards Seek the
Best of the Best


The Display Industry Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards. For more than 20 years, they have honored and recognized the best display products and applications that have made a significant impact in the field. The awards are granted for technologies introduced to the market in the previous year in three different categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year and Display Component of the Year.


Winners are selected by the Display Industry Awards Committee based on nominations from both SID members and non-members, and announced during Display Week.


Check out last year’s winners.


Display Week is as well-known for its focus on the business of display technology, as it is for showcasing the latest technology itself. Every year, it features a Business Track that includes conferences focused on the business end of the field. This year, SID will be partnering with Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) to produce these important events.


Business Conference - May 22

Featuring influential speakers who have provided valuable insights on the health and outlook of the display supply chain, this dynamic event will provide the latest results and forecasts for each layer of the display supply chain and where growth, profits and the highest returns are likely. Our prestigious line-up includes Dr. Brian Shieh, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Display and Flexible Technology Group, Applied Materials; John Zhang, Corporate Vice President, General Manager, Corning Display Technologies; Leono Guo, VCSMO, BOE Technology; and Yasuo Nakane, Global Head of Technology Research, Mizuho Securities.

Investors Conference - May 23

The 13th Annual SID Display Investors Conference – which helps illuminate how to set the stage for going public or acquiring additional private financing - will include presentations and hands-on demonstrations from many of the most promising private companies in the display industry. In addition, leading executives will keynote on critical topics.

Automotive Display Market Conference - May 23

New for 2017, this event will explore business and market issues in one of the most exciting market segments in the display industry. Using the theme of "Safety, Utility, Ubiquity", the conference will cover the market opportunity, from both a qualitative (what products) and quantitative (how many) standpoint, and will discuss in detail the three main elements of the automotive display market - flat panel displays for multiple locations in the vehicle, touch panels and interactivity, and heads-up displays and augmented reality.

AR/VR Wearables Market Focus Conference - May 24

This conference will address three of the hottest areas in the display and consumer electronics markets in one event – and address the outlook for these markets and a number of pressing questions: Who will win the headset battle – direct view or microdisplays? Can wearables regain momentum? What are the display requirements in these markets?

Register today to learn about the current and future state of these rapidly shifting markets.




As the premier global event in the electronic display industry, Display Week attracted more than 7,000 attendees in 2016 – and this year is shaping up to be even better! It’s the place to see and be seen when it comes to emerging technology and new products, and offers the opportunity to meet new customers and find new partners to help your business grow.


In addition to the constant foot traffic on the exhibition floor, exhibitors also have a chance to participate in the Exhibitors’ Forum and the New Product Showcase, which both help increase exposure for your company’s products and technology.


If you’re involved in any aspect of displays, including display electronics, components, systems, services, manufacturing equipment, or applications, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity. Find out more about exhibiting at Display Week 2017.


The biggest names in the display industry are on board to exhibit at Display Week 2017. See who they are.  See what our 2016 exhibitors say about Display Week.

Display Week always brings out top-tier mainstream media, both print and broadcast, along with key electronics and display trades, bloggers and leading market analysts from around the globe. Coverage surrounding Display Week and its many exhibitors continues to pour in from all major outlets, offering further proof that we are the premier forum for showcasing the latest and greatest display innovations. There’s no doubt, Display Week is truly the place to be for companies looking to increase their visibility among today’s leading dailies, business, financial, and electronics print and online news sites. See the 2016 publicity summary to read some of the coverage surrounding many of the companies, both large and small, that exhibited in 2016.


While you’re at Display Week 2017, take the opportunity to connect with global media. Conference press releases and news will be posted to our Virtual Press Office where you can get updates from SID and exhibitors.


Leverage Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram networking tools to hear about the latest activities at Display Week 2017. Right now, you can follow us on Twitter @DisplayWeek, and also share your own Display Week-related tweets using the hashtag #DisplayWeek17. We encourage you to promote this hashtag to others within your company to increase your share of voice in the Display Week Twitter stream. You can also join the SID Facebook and LinkedIn group, follow us on newly launched Instagram @siddisplayweek and participate on SnapChat at Display Week 2017 using our conference geofilter.



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IMPORTANT DATES

Early Bird Registration
Now Open
March 10, 2017
I-Zone Submission Deadline
May 23-26, 2017
Technical Symposium
May 22, 2017
Business Conference
May 23, 2017
Investors Conference
May 23, 2017
Automotive Conference
May 24, 2017
AR/VR Wearables Conference

Los Angeles is not only the mecca of the film and music industries, but it also has quite a few other focal points that will make your trip to Display Week 2017 an experience you’ll never forget.



Miles of Coastline/Beaches 75
Number of Days Annually Sunny/Partly Sunny 292
Restaurants 8,500
Museums 100
Theaters 225
Miles of Bikeways 431
Structural/Architectural Wonders 55
Renowned Gardens 16

Discover more at: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/





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In closing, SID would like to thank its Display Week 2017 corporate sponsors, along with its media/trade association partners. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities at Display Week can contact Jim Buckley or Sue Chung, and media or trade associations can contact DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com.