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Display Week 2016 Wows As Attendees Turn Eyes, Ears To Latest In Cool Display Trends
AR/VR a Chief Draw, Along with Flexible and Quantum Dots

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by the Society for Information Display (SID), Display Week 2016 showcased the latest in innovative technology developments. As the premier conference and tradeshow for system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic display technology, the 53rd annual event, held in San Francisco late last month, was both lively and memorable.

Sessions on augmented and virtual reality were among the most popular with the record 7,000-plus attendees, who were eager to learn about the latest advancements in this fast-growing display segment. Experts also expanded on automotive and wearable technology, OLED TVs, advanced touch screens, haptic feedback devices, electronic paper, quantum dots and even more exciting developments yet to hit the market. New this year was the CMO Forum, moderated by SID Head of Marketing Sri Peruvemba. The session brought together top display industry executives to explore market trends and new opportunities for success, and to convey life lessons in marketing and sales.

Leading electronics companies from across the globe were well represented at Display Week, with notables, including keynote speakers: Steven Bathiche, distinguished scientist at Microsoft Corp.; Hiroyuki Ohshima, CTO of Japan Display, Inc.; and Sung-Chul Kim, executive VP and Chief of the Research Center of Samsung Display co., Ltd. In addition, with the role of displays in vehicles continuing to grow, virtually every imaginable carmaker's moniker could be found on name tags around the show.

On the exhibit floor, attendees were able to experience up-close encounters with the newest developments. Here are just a few of the unique and vibrant displays that grabbed attention:

  • AGC Asahi Glass – interactive virtual concierge robot featuring Glascene™, a dual-purpose glass that can serve as normal transparent glass and as a projection screen
  • Corning Iris™ Glass – featured in two ultra-slim, edge-lit LCD modules
  • E Ink Corp. – 32-inch fully flexible display
  • Fujitsu Components America – FID-154 Custom series of automotive projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels
  • Samsung – VR-oriented 4K 5.5-inch display and its 5.7-inch rollable OLED display
  • Sharp– from 1.33-inch color memory LCD for wearables to 90-inch eSignage modules
  • Nanosys – new Hyperion Quantum Dots material, which represents a significant development in meeting the BT.2020 UltraHD color standard

Another of the key stops on the show floor was the I-Zone, sponsored by E Ink. In its fifth year at Display Week, I-Zone features cutting-edge demos and prototypes that lead to the products of tomorrow. The 2016 "Best Prototype" winner was nVerpix for its Vertical Organic Light Emitting Transistor Display.

Presented during the Display Industry Awards luncheon on May 25, the Best in Show Awards honored the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes and manufacturing processes shown at Display Week. This year's winners, selected from close to 200 exhibitors, included:

Large Exhibit Category

  • LG Display for its high-dynamic-range 77-inch UHD OLED TV

Medium Exhibit Category

  • E Ink for its breakthrough color e-paper display
  • Asahi Glass Co. for its unique booth presentation showcasing integrated display technologies

Small Exhibit Category:

  • DigiLens for its unique presentation of highly efficient, holographic head-up display technology
  • MY Polymers for its low-refractive-index liquid optically clear adhesive with high-bonding strength 

To catch highlights from Display Week 2016, you can follow Display Week on Twitter and the Society for Information Display on Facebook and LinkedIn. Search @DisplayWeek and #DisplayWeek16 for bite-size posts, photos and links to get a glimpse of the show. Be sure to also check out Display Week's YouTube channel for videos from this year's show.

SID leadership thanks all exhibitors and attendees for contributing to yet another successful display Week. Mark your calendars for May 21-26, 2017, as Display Week hits Hollywood's red carpet (Los Angeles Convention Center).

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 www.sid.org.

Note to Editors:  Photos from Display Week 2016 are available at the below links, password is: SID

Display Week Presidents Reception

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/presidentsreception

Display Week SID Honors

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/sidhonors


Display Week Keynotes

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/keynotes


Display Week DIA & BIS Award Lunch

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/awardslunch


Display Week Special Networking Event (Academy of Sciences)

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/emdacademy


Display Week Exhibit Hall and Lobbies

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/exhibit


Display Week Signage

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/signage


Display Week SID Press Breakfast

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/pressbreakfast

Display Week CMO Forum

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/cmoforum


Display Week Symposiums and Investor Conference Reception

http://lightfxphoto.zenfolio.com/rooms


 

SOURCE Society for Information Display

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