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Market Focus Conference on Touch at Display Week 2016 Explores Emerging Applications and the Future of the Touch Industry

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), in collaboration with IHS, today announced the final program for its Market Focus Conference on Touch, part of the Business Track being held during Display Week 2016 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco (May 22-May 27).  The brightest minds in the touch technology industry will gather for the one-day event on May 24 to discuss the industry's latest developments.   

Leaders from key companies within the touch industry will discuss the future of the industry, ITO alternatives, advanced input nodes, and emerging applications, such as digital signage and automotive.  Calvin Hsieh, IHS Principal Analyst will begin the conference on, "The Future Status of the Touch Industry," delving into questions of financial challenges and 3D Touch; asking poignant questions on the technologies developing in touch and their consequential influence. Hsieh will also moderate the panel discussions following each of the three sessions:

Session 1: ITO Alternatives: Can Ag Nano, Metal Mesh and Printed Solutions increase Touch Panel Penetration? This session will discuss these new technologies and the future positioning in the market, specifically versus ITO-based products. Speakers include Canatu, Eastman Kodak Company, Nuovo Film Inc., UICO and UniPixel.

Session 2: Beyond Phones, Tablets and 2in1's: What's the Next Market for Touch?
As digital signage and automotive have offered new market opportunities, this session will examine more of these opportunities for innovation in a low margin business. The audience will hear from FlatFrog, IHS, Microsoft and SMART Technologies.

Session 3: Opportunities & Challenges for Emerging Input Modes 
Speakers from 3M, Cambridge Touch Technologies Inc, IHS, Intel and Synaptics Inc. will discuss how future user interfaces can adapt and incorporate the variety of emerging input modes.

More detailed information on the schedule for the Market Focus Conference on Touch can be found at  Media interested in attending Display Week may contact Marie Labrie or Meagan Hardcastle at

About Display Week 2016
The 53rd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2016, will take place May 22-27 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2016, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek16.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, 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

About IHS (
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000 people in 33 countries around the world.

SOURCE Society for Information Display

For further information: Meagan Hardcastle/Marie Labrie, (650) 968-8900,; Laura Castellanos, for IHS, (212) 333-4983,