Seattle, January 20, 2004. The Society for Information Display will hold its Annual Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle from May 23 to 28, 2004. SID 2004 will be held at a time when makers of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) and plasma display panels (PDPs) are running their plants at full capacity and are enjoying firm prices.
The symposium is one of the display industry's leading events, and the exhibition is the largest show devoted to displays in North America.
Display Week will kick off with half-day short courses on Sunday May 23 and the second running of SID's highly successful Business Conference on Monday May 24. The Business Conference is a unique one-day event devoted to international display business opportunities. It will feature senior executives of leading display-related companies from around the world, including Bruce Berkoff (LG.Philips LCD), Antti Lääperi (Nokia), Thomas Edman (Applied Films), Larry Weber (Matsushita/Plasmaco), Ross Young (DisplaySearch), David Mentley (iSuppli/Stanford Resources), and a luncheon panel of investment bankers, securities analysts, and venture capitalists.
Also on Monday is a program of 90-minute seminars, with a successful format of tracks keyed to hot industry trends, including OLEDs, plasma, LCDs, and projection technology. The seminars, which continue on Friday May 23, include OLED Manufacturing (by OLED co-inventor Steve VanSlyke of Kodak), Advances in AMLCD Technology (Jun Souk, Samsung Electronics), Flexible Displays (Gregory Crawford, Brown University), Display Electronics (David Fish, Philips Research Laboratories), and Projection Displays (George Pinho, Christie Digital), among others.
A multi-track program of technical symposium papers, vendor exhibits, application tutorials, and special events held from Tuesday May 25 to Thursday May 27 will provide designers, manufacturers, marketers, integrators, and end users of displays with rewarding choices, whatever their technical interests. At least 25 invited papers will anchor the technical sessions, which will contain over 300 papers. (A record 494 papers were submitted for review by the Technical Program Committee.) The technical program begins on Tuesday morning with keynote addresses by Rick Rashid of Microsoft, Johan van de Ven of Philips Components Mobile Display Systems, and Dong-Hun Lee of Samsung Electronics.
This year, The SID/Information Display Display of the Year Awards will be presented as part of the Keynote Session, which will allow demonstrations of the winning products to be part of the presentation. The winners of this year's Gold Awards are LG.Philips LCD's 20.1-inch UXGA LCD panel with copper bus lines, Mitsubishi Electric's ultra-thin rear-projection display, and Universal Display Corporation and PPG Industries, Inc.'s phosphorescent OLED material.
For more details, visit www.sid.org .
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