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The Society for Information Display Honors Luminaries from Around the Globe
Unveils the 2016 Recipients of its Esteemed Honors and Awards

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) today revealed this year's industry innovators chosen to join the prestigious ranks of SID's Honors and Awards recipients. These exceptional scientists, engineers, professors and business leaders are selected from a field of highly talented professionals for their remarkable contributions to the field of information display technology. The 2016 honorees will be recognized during SID's annual Honors and Awards Banquet on May 23 during Display Week in San Francisco, Calif.

The 15 winners, chosen by the depth of their contribution to display technology, represent the best of the best in the industry. More details surrounding each of this year's distinguished winners can be found in the "2016 SID Honors and Awards" article in Information Display Magazine in the March/April issue.


2016 SID Honors and Awards Recipients

The Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize: Outstanding technical achievement in, or contribution to, display technology. Dr. Ho Kyoon Chung, SID Fellow and professor at Sungkyunkwan University, receives the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize for his contributions to the large-scale commercialization and technology development of AMOLED displays.

The Jan Rajchman Prize: Outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, research on flat-panel displays. SID Fellow and professor at Chonbuk National University, Dr. Seung Hee Lee is awarded this esteemed prize for his invention, product development, commercialization, and research work surrounding fringe-field-switching LCD devices.

The Otto Schade Prize: Outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, the advancement of functional performance and/or image quality of information displays. Dr. Nikhil Balram, SID Fellow and President and CEO of Ricoh Innovations Corp., is this year's recipient for his outstanding contributions to image, video, and display processing technology and development of objective image-quality benchmarking methodology that helped bring world-class image quality to mainstream consumer displays.

The Slottow-Owaki Prize: Outstanding contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in the field of information displays. Dr. Shunsuke Kobayashi, SID Fellow and professor at Tokyo University of Science at Yamaguchi, will receive this year's prize for his long-term outstanding contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in LCD science and technology.

The Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award: Exceptional and sustained service to SID, by a Society member. Anthony C. Lowe, SID Fellow, receives the 2016 Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award for his outstanding and sustained contributions to the leadership and governance of the Society and the exceptional benefit provided to SID's members throughout his editorship of the Wiley/SID book series.

2016 SID Fellow Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the information-display field. This year's winners are:

  • Dr. Achintya K. Bhowmik, Vice President, Intel Corp.
  • Dr. Hideo Hosono, Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Dr. In-Byeong Kang, Chief Technology Officer, LG Display Co.
  • Dr. Changhee Lee, Professor at Seoul National University
  • Dr. Chung-Chih Wu, Professor at National Taiwan University

2016 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 2016 recipients are:

  • Dr. Jongseo Lee, Principal Engineer at Samsung Display Co.
  • Dr. Chang Ho Oh, Senior Vice President of LG Display Co.
  • Mr. Testsuro Urabe, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Dr. Robert J. Visser, Senior Director, Advanced Technology Group at Applied Materials
  • Dr. Emi Yamamoto, Chief Research Chemist, Nissan Chemical Industries (recognized for work done while at Sharp Corp.)

A video tribute to this year's winners can be found at:

SID will be honoring this year's Honors & Awards winners on Monday evening, May 23, during Display Week. The banquet will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco; tickets cost $100 and must be purchased in advance. More information can be found 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

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