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SID Recognizes Excellence of Individuals Across the Global Display Industry
Announces the 2017 Honors and Awards Recipients

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) today unveiled this year's industry innovators chosen to join the ranks of SID's Honors and Awards recipients. These noteworthy technologists, scientists, engineers, professors and business leaders are selected annually from a field of highly talented professionals for their distinguished contributions to the field of information display technology. The 2017 honorees will be recognized during SID's annual Honors and Awards Banquet on May 22 during Display Week in Los Angeles, Calif.

Each of the 15 winners this year are celebrated for their unique contributions to the industry and unwavering efforts to improve display technology. More details surrounding each of this year's exceptional winners can be found in the article "SID Recognizes Outstanding Members of the Display Community" in the March/April issue of Information Display Magazine.   

2017 SID Honors and Awards Recipients

The Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize: Presented for outstanding technical achievement in, or contribution to, display technology. Hiroyuki Ohshima, SID Fellow and CTO of Huawei's Japan Research Center, receives the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize for his contributions in developing low-temperature polycrystalline-silicon (LTPS) technology and his leadership in the mobile-display industry.

The Jan Rajchman Prize: Presented for outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, research on flat-panel displays. SID Fellow and CTO of China Star Optoelectronics Technology Shui-Chih Alan Lien, Ph.D. is awarded this prize for his contributions to LCD science and technology ‒ specifically, the development of multi-domain vertical alignment LCDs, extended Jones matrix and 110-in. curved televisions.

The Otto Schade Prize: Awarded to an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, the advancement of functional performance and/or image quality of information displays. Martin S. Banks, Ph.D., professor of optometry and vision science at U.C. Berkeley, receives this award for his research into the causes of viewer discomfort and misperceptions in depth and motion and the creation of technology to mitigate these effects.

The Slottow-Owaki Prize: Awarded for outstanding contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in the field of information displays. Deng-Ke Yang, Ph.D., SID Fellow and professor at Kent State University, will receive this year's prize for his contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in the field of LCDs.

The Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award: Awarded for exceptional and sustained service to SID by a Society member. Kenneth I. Werner, journalist, analyst, consultant and principal of Nutmeg Consultants, is granted this award for his long-term dedication as an editor, teacher, technologist, and SID proponent.

The inaugural Peter Brody Award: Awarded to honor outstanding contributions of young researchers. Yi-Pai Huang, Ph.D., professor and associate of R&D at National Chiao-Tung University, earns this award for his innovative contributions to the development of wide-view MVA pixel technology and field-sequential-color driving methodology.

2017 SID Fellow Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the information-display field. This year's winners are:

  • Toshiaki Arai, Ph.D., Chief Technologist, JOLED Inc., Tokyo
  • Sin-Doo Lee, Ph.D., Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Hyun Jae Kim, Ph.D., Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul
  • Sang-Hee Ko Park, Ph.D., Professor at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon
  • Qun (Frank) Yan, Ph.D., Professor at Fuzhou University, and Chief Technology Advisor, Sichuan Changhong Electronic Group Co., Ltd., China

2017 SID Special Recognition Awards are presented to members of the technical, scientific and business community for distinguished and valued contributions to the information-display field. The 2017 recipients are:

  • Masaki Hasegawa, Ph.D., Manager, Merck Performance Materials Ltd., Tokyo
  • Jang Hyuk (Jeremy) Kwon, Ph.D., Professor at Kyung Hee University, Seoul
  • Raymond Kwong, Ph.D., Director, Universal Display Corporation HK Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Kenichiro Masaoka, Ph.D., Principal Research Engineer, Advanced Television Systems Research Division, NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories, Japan

A video tribute to this year's winners can be found here.

SID will be honoring this year's Honors & Awards winners on Monday evening, May 22 at 8pm, during Display Week.  The banquet will be held at Hotel Indigo in Los Angeles; tickets cost $100 and must be purchased in advance. More information can be found at www.displayweek.org

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 www.displayweek.org 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 www.sid.org.

SOURCE Society for Information Display

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