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OLED Technology Lights The Way At Display Week 2017
SID Recognizes 30 Years of OLED Achievements with Record Number of OLED Technical Sessions and Exhibitors Along with Special Anniversary Event Celebrating Technology's Past, Present & Future

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) today announced that its upcoming Display Week 2017 will feature a special emphasis on three decades of innovation and success in OLED technology. Heralded for its high performance, image quality and lifetime advantages, among other benefits, OLED technology has become a mainstream, ten billion-plus dollar industry, continuing to grow and expand in applications spanning across mobile devices and wearables to home theater, automotive and AR/VR and beyond. So, it's no surprise that leading companies and experts in the OLED space, including AUO, LG, JDI, Samsung and UDC, are just a few of the many expected to convene at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 21-26 to present and showcase their latest advancements in the field. As part of this, SID is hosting an exclusive OLED event titled "Lighting the Way: Celebrating 30 Years of OLED" on Tuesday, May 23rd, to highlight the dynamic history of this technology, from its early R&D days to its evolution as a major force in the display industry.

Dozens of sessions and speakers from across industry and academia will be presenting on their latest OLED innovations and what's in store for the future of this technology during Display Week's technical symposium and other events transpiring simultaneously during the week, including the annual Business Track (co-produced with Display Supply Chain Consultants). To boot, a significant number of exhibitors will be featuring their latest advances across the OLED ecosystem, from R&D to materials, to manufacturing and end-user applications. With respect to the OLED special session, attendees will be able to learn more about the history of this exciting technology, and future roadmap, with a look at the 1987 paper that started it all from OLED pioneers, Ching Tang and Steve van Slyke.

"In many ways this paper is responsible for changing several paradigms ‒ specifically, the way we think about display and lighting," said Dr. Takatoshi Tsujimura, board director for SID. "High-performance organic electronic devices have been proven to be possible by virtue of this emergent industry. Today we are on the cusp of seeing foldable and flexible mobile displays for both traditional modalities and new ones such as AR/VR. Further, new forms for lighting are enabled by OLED and the improved manufacturing methods being developed by many of the companies and experts gathered at Display Week."

More information on the OLED sessions/papers being presented at Display Week, or the companies exhibiting, can be found at Those interested in attending the OLED Anniversary event can look forward to hearing from a number of OLED pioneers and experts, including: 

  • Ching Tang, co-OLED pioneer responsible for the 1987 seminal paper, is currently a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rochester and continues to lead research in applications of OLEDs. Tang was inducted into the 2013 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
  • Steve Van Slyke, the other co-OLED pioneer responsible for the 1987 seminal paper, is currently CTO of Kateeva. He has been active in all phases of OLED technology and influential to high-volume OLED display production. Slyke was inducted into the 2013 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
  • Julie Brown is currently senior vice president and CTO of Universal Display Corporation. She has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications and patents in the fields of high-speed compound semiconductor devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and OLEDs.
  • Junji Kido is a professor in the Department of Organic Device Engineering and Research Center for Organic Electronics at Yamagata University. Kido has been selected as one of "Highly Cited Researchers" for three years in a row.
  • Gopalan Rajeswaran is founder and director of Grantwood Technologies. Rajeswaran previously worked with Moser Baer and Eastman Kodak with their respective semiconductor, OLED and AMOLED technology portfolios.

Note to editors: If you're eager to learn more about the history of the OLED industry, you can find an OLED history infographic here or watch our video with Dr. Chris Brown of Kateeva here, on what he's looking forward to most at Display Week—it's a must see as to why you need to be at Display Week this May.

About Display Week 2017
The 54th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2017, will take place May 21-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, 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 2017, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek and Instagram @siddisplayweek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek17.

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

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