More than 8,000 attendees sped to Silicon Valley for Display Week 2019 to see, touch, test and learn about the latest advancements and what's on the horizon in the global electronic display industry. Crowds from over 40 countries joined the weeklong showcase, which included more than 250 exhibitors, the world-renowned International Technical Symposium, dynamic keynote speakers, exclusive conferences, exceptional learning opportunities and special events.

 

"Now in its 56th year, Display Week continues to be a beacon for the international electronic display industry," said Sri Peruvemba, Society for Information Display board member and chair of marketing. "Whether you're an inventor, an engineer, a manufacturer, a scientist, researcher or technologist, Display Week offers unparalleled opportunities to see and be seen at the most important worldwide event of its kind." Watch the ribbon-cutting.

Breakthroughs in microLED, quantum dots, LCD, OLED e-paper and other novel display technologies were but a few of the treasures that covered the exhibition floor at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center; and nearly every major industry sector, including aerospace, consumer electronics, commercial, education, entertainment, financial, government, industrial, marine, medical, military, retail and transportation was represented.

 

 

Display Week 2019 also hosted the 8th annual I-Zone, an exhibition-within-the-exhibition where start-ups, universities, small companies and researchers from around the world had the rare opportunity to share their technological advances, pre-market prototypes and demos alongside global giants.

Additionally, the four-day technical symposium drew hundreds of papers from the global community that were shared live by highly respected scientists, researchers and business leaders, and through poster presentations. Multiple technical sessions focused on some of the hottest topics in the display arena: AR/VR/MR and foldables, bendables, rollables.

Attendees had the chance to hob-nob with world leaders and gain valuable insights from industry icons and visionaries at the keynote sessions, the business track conferences, and our CEO Forum and Women in Tech panelist discussions. And our second annual Job Fair gave job seekers at all career levels the opportunity for one-on-one interviews with hiring global companies.

Finally, we held our first People's Choice Awards competition - where attendees let their voices be heard by voting for the best displays on the exhibition floor.

What an exciting week it was!

Keep reading below to unpack more about these and other highlights from Display Week 2019. And then mark your calendars for Display Week 2020, June 7-12, when we'll light up San Francisco!

Sri Peruvemba

Board Member and Chair of Marketing Society for Information Display

 

 

WHAT EXHIBITORS ARE SAYING

ABOUT DISPLAY WEEK

 

For LG Display, Display Week is one of the biggest and most special exhibitions for us to introduce our display products. The biggest advantage is that industry experts from all industry sectors are here looking at technology.

- Junkyu Jason Kim

Manager/Public Relations Team
LG Display, Seoul, Korea

For Amorphyx, Display Week 2019 was the perfect event. We had excellent meetings, everyone in the industry was there, and the Job Fair was a big success. We look forward to attending next year.

- John Brewer

CEO, Amorphyx, Corvallis, OR

Display Week is our premier show of the year where we highlight our new technology.

- Jenn Vail

Director, Business & Marketing Strategy
E Ink, Cambridge, MA

Display Week is the pivotal show for us in the display industry, because all of our key customers are here. Being in the measurement space, we need to maintain our visibility to these manufacturers, what they are showing, and display technology that might need to be measured in the future.

- Shaina Warner

Creative Marketing Specialist
Radiant Vision Systems, Redmond, WA

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Display Week 2020

57th Annual International Symposium,
Seminar and Exhibition
June 7-12, 2020
Exhibition: June 9-11
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Email Jim Buckley (Americas and Europe)
or Sue Chung (Asia) for more information.

Display Week festivities would not be complete without recognizing excellence in the industry. In addition to our annual Display Industry Awards, the SID Honors & Awards and the I-Zone Awards, this year's accolades included the first People's Choice Awards (replacing the Best in Show Awards).

DISPLAY
INDUSTRY
AWARDS

Display Industry Awards are bestowed annually by the Society for Information Display to recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market in the previous year. Recipients reflect the ever-evolving display product landscape, with products designed to support wearables, immersion, vehicles, augmented reality, personal productivity and more.

Displays of the Year

LTPO OLED Display for Apple Watch Series 4 - Apple

 

Modular MicroLED Display (The Wall) - Samsung Electronics

 

Crystal LED Display System - Sony Corp.

Display Components of the Year

AR Film for Piano Black Design - Dexerials Corp.

 

RealView High-Refractive Index Glass Wafers - SCHOTT

Display Applications of the Year

Curved LCDs for Automotive Dashboards
- Japan Display, Inc.

 

Yoga Book C930 with Dual Display - Lenovo

A more comprehensive description of the award winners is included in the Display Week 2019 Show Issue of Information Display magazine or at www.informationdisplay.org.

 

PEOPLE'S
CHOICE
AWARDS

This year, for the first time at Display Week, attendees were given the opportunity to vote for their choices of exceptional exhibition booths and the most interesting new display technologies on the floor.

Voting took place via a survey on the Display Week 2019 mobile app in the following six categories: Best New Display Technology, Best New Display Component, Best Technology Demonstration, Best Small Booth, Best Medium Booth and Best Large Booth. Results were announced live on the show floor.

Best Small Booth

Beijing STONE Technology Co., Ltd.

 

PlayNitride, Inc.

Best Medium Booth

CLEARink Displays

Best Large Booth

Nanosys

 

AUO

Best Major Booth

LG Display Co., Ltd.

 

BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Best New Display Technology

Tianma America, Inc. 7.56-in. microLED
(The world's first transparent microLED display with more than 60 percent transparency)

 

BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. 65-in. UHD BD cell

 

LG Display Co., Ltd.
88-in. 8K OLED

Best Display Component

Tianma America, Inc.
LTPS AM MiniLED HDR (AM-TFT MiniLED with superfine local-dimming HDR liquid-crystal display and ultra-performance)

Best Display Technology Demonstration

BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
Smart Cockpit

 

AWARDS

Holst Centre received the Best Prototype Award at the Display Week 2019 I-Zone.

Best Prototype

See the technology: Holst Centre's highly transparent, thin-film biometric scanner integrated on top of a flat-panel display.

Honorees

Boréas Technologies for its low-power, multi-frequency haptic driver architecture suitable for mobile devices

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG for its novel laser-etching process enabling foldable display substrates

Sonavi Labs for its digital stethoscope with a unique integration of low-power display and touch technology with global life-changing implications

TouchNetix, Ltd. for its commercialization of multifunction IC that includes capacitive touch, force sensing, and haptic feedback

The I-Zone Awards honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes and manufacturing processes presented at the I-Zone exhibition at Display Week. Winners are chosen for their ability to generate excitement within the display industry, along with the general public, global media and analyst communities. See the announcement live from the show floor. The Display Week 2019 I-Zone was sponsored by E Ink.

 

SID
HONORS
& AWARDS
RECIPIENTS

Each year, the Society for Information Display celebrates industry heroes-professionals whose contributions or technical achievements have helped to advance the field. The 2019 recipients of SID Honors and Awards were recognized during Display Week, and include boundary-pushers, educators, and research pioneers.

2019 Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize

Amal Ghosh

SID Fellow, CTO and Senior Vice President, eMagin Corp.

Recognized for his contributions to the development of OLED microdisplays.

2019 Jan Rajchman Prize

Hoi-Sing Kwok

SID Fellow, Director, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics, Dr. William Mong Chair of Nanotechnology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Recognized for his contributions to LCD science and technology, and particularly to photoalignment technology and bistable displays.

2019 David Sarnoff Industrial Achievement Prize

Dongsheng Wang

Chairman and Founder
BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Recognized for his leadership in reshaping the display industry through mass production in China.

2019 Slottow-Owaki Prize

Chain-Shu Hsu

Chair Professor
National Chiao Tung University

Recognized for his contributions to education in display science and technology.

2019 Peter Brody Prize

Hsing-Hung Hsieh

Display Architect
HP

Recognized for his contributions to oxide-TFT displays and mass production of AMOLED.

 

Standing Room Only was the theme of the day when our keynote speakers took center stage to share the latest advances in the field, and top tech leaders took attendees on the personal journeys that led them through their successful careers during our special forums.

 

STAYING
ON KEY

Display Week is known for attracting some of today's most influential forward-thinkers as keynote speakers and this year was no different. Three industry icons presented new ideas and concepts to a standing-room-only audience of more than 2,000 eager minds ready to soak them up.

Jinoh Kwag

Executive Vice President
Display Research Center, Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

"Shaping the Future with Information Displays"

Rick Osterloh

Senior Vice President, Devices & Services, Google, LLC

"Bringing Together the Best of Hardware, Software, and AI to Create Amazing User Experiences"

Gao Wenbao

Senior Vice President of BOE
Technology Group

CEO of Display and Sensor Business Group

"Technical Innovation Empowers a Win-Win Future"

 

 

CEO
FORUM

Sponsored by IRYStec

This year's CEO Forum, "Succeeding in the Display Industry," featured an all-star panel of top executives from global companies that are making a significant difference with today's technologies and paving the way for tomorrow's discoveries. See the video.

Pictured (l-r): David Dutton, Robert McIntyre, Andrew Sculley and Sri Peruvemba

David Dutton

CEO, Silvaco

 

Robert McIntyre

Investment Director
LG Technology Ventures

 

Andrew G. Sculley

CEO, eMagin

MODERATED BY

Sri Peruvemba

SID Board Member and Chair of Marketing

 

 

Pictured (l-r): Lee Epting, Samantha Phenix, Consuelo Valverde, Jenny Donelan

Lee Epting

Advisor, Speaker
Technology Consultant

 

Samantha (Sam) Phenix

Vice President, R&D
Planar, A Leyard Company

 

Consuelo Valverde

Founder & Managing Partner
SV Latam Capital

MODERATED BY

Jenny Donelan

Director of Marketing and Publications, Palisades Convention Management

WOMEN
IN TECH

Sponsored by
CLEARink and Microsoft

During the 2019 Women in Tech panel discussion, "Leading in the Tech World," female technology leaders made personal connections with the audience as they shared their diverse stories of how their paths led them to destinations near and far to reach the top of their fields. See the video.

Following the events, attendees enjoyed cocktails and networking with panelists from both the CEO Forum and Women in Tech discussion.

 

TECH
SYMPOSIUM
SOARS

The Display Week International Technical Symposium is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for the global display community. Each year, this exciting, four-day event draws leading scientists, researchers, developers and industry pioneers who engage attendees with in-depth discussion and analyses of key topics that run the gamut of display technology. Encompassing six technical tracks, with more than 70 technical sessions consisting of over 700 oral and poster presentations, the symposium also included a plenary keynote session, presentations in parallel sessions, a poster session organized around selected topics, and author interview sessions with technology demos each afternoon.

 

BUSINESS
CONFERENCE
MEANS
BUSINESS

The Display Week 2019 four-conference Business Track, produced by DSCC, is the world's biggest conference devoted to the display industry and attracted hundreds of attendees eager to learn about how to get ahead in an industry that moves rapidly and in different directions simultaneously.

Highlights from the conferences included:

Keynote speakers from around the globe, as well as presentations from leading industry analysts from a variety of firms and sessions devoted to TVs, smartphones, and emerging technologies.

Presentations from market and sell-side analysts at the Investors Conference, who shared important trends in the display industry and which segments and companies are likely to outperform.

A special Automotive "Hot Topic" Track that combined with the Automotive Display Market Focus Conference and the special track in the technical symposium to provide an enhanced, integrated program for industry professionals focused on this growing sector.

The Foldable Display Market Focus Conference, which was new for 2019, covered both technical and market issues surrounding the next big innovation area for the display industry

 

A (JOB)
FAIR TO
REMEMBER

Nearly 100 prospective candidates flocked to the second annual Display Week Job Fair, where representatives of 14 local, national and international companies conducted one-on-one interviews for a wide range of open positions. Hiring companies included Apple, Applied Materials, CLEARink, E Ink, Kyulux, LG Display, Universal Display Corporation, Visionox. Amorphyx, X-DC, C3Nano, Iwatani Corp., Ares Materials and Royole.

The event also included a special panel discussion, featuring industry experts Neila Padagas and Paul Semenza, which provided a platform for young engineers and students to connect and gain insights about careers in Silicon Valley.

"We were thrilled to host the Job Fair in Silicon Valley," said Shrilaxmi Holla, SID project manager and coordinator for the event. "The company representatives were just as enthusiastic as the prospective candidates, and it was a win-win for everyone involved." See the video.

Company representatives were so impressed with the quality of candidates that they requested Display Week host a Job Fair next year in San Francisco - an event which is already being planned!

Display Week 2019 attracted more than 100 members of top-tier media outlets and industry analysts from around the globe. The week's events and exhibits were extensively covered by a wide variety of representatives from print, key electronic and display trades, and bloggers and market researchers. Publication representatives included Info World, Photonics Spectra, Display Daily, and Consumer Electronics Daily, just to name a few.

Display Week and its exhibitors witnessed solid coverage among key outlets, largely in part due to a lot of exciting news generated from companies showcasing their latest display innovations.

 

Our annual Press Breakfast, sponsored by Corning, provided an exclusive preview of exhibition highlights and included a major announcement by Corning, which introduced its Corning Astra Glass. See the technology.

Additionally, at a Tuesday press luncheon, Boreas Technologies and TDK Electronics announced their relationship aimed at accelerating the most energy-efficient high-performance piezo haptic (touch-response) solutions for a broad range of applications. Check out Boreas' proof-of-concept buttonless smartphone, which leverages TDK technology.

ARM rounded out the press briefings on Wednesday with an overview of its new Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU set to boost next-gen mobile devices. See how it works.

SID and Display Week thank our media sponsors for their support and presenting their latest developments to worldwide press during our exclusive forums.

Media inquiries may be directed to: press@SID.org.

 

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The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the electronic display and visual information technology industries. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

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