SID announces 2008 display industry awards

March 15, 2008
SAN JOSE, CA—The Society for Information Display (SID), the global organization dedicated to the advancement of display technology, unveiled the recipients of its 2008 honors and awards for outstanding contributions to the display industry.

SAN JOSE, CA—The Society for Information Display (SID), the global organization dedicated to the advancement of display technology, unveiled the recipients of its 2008 honors and awards for outstanding contributions to the display industry. Winners will be officially honored at an awards banquet that will be held during SID’s annual International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition (Display Week 2008), which runs May 18–23 in Los Angeles, CA.

SID’s Honors and Awards Committee Chair, Chris King, said, “The display industry continues to advance due to the brilliant master minds behind the technology. This year, we again celebrate the world’s most prestigious group of display scientists—recognizing these very deserving individuals for their contributions in raising the display technology bar to yet another level. They truly demonstrate the leadership and fuel behind the display industry’s global proliferation. In fact, several of this year’s award recipients are located throughout Asia and Europe—signifying not only the expanding notoriety and prestige associated with these awards around the world, but also our recognition of the far-reaching constituency helping further the advancement of this dynamic sector.”

This year, special recognition goes out to SID Fellow Tatsuo Uchida, who currently serves as dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University. Uchida is the winner of the prestigious Slottow-Owaki Prize, which debuted last year, for his remarkable contributions to the education of students and company researchers in the field of liquid-crystal displays.

Another notable award recipient is renowned industry veteran Richard Williams, who receives SID’s 2008 outstanding technical achievement award, the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize, for the pioneering discovery of a significant electro-optic effect in liquid-crystal materials and the recognition of its importance to flat-panel displays.

Heralded for outstanding contribution to display research is Shin-Tson Wu, from the University of Central Florida, who received the Jan Rajchman Prize for his exceptional contributions to liquid-crystal display science and technology, especially display device physics, electro-optic effects and materials.

The Otto Schade Prize goes this year to Louis D. Silverstein, of VCD Sciences. Silverstein is being recognized for his many contributions to the enhancement of display performance and image quality, including pioneering efforts in integrating display technology with color science.

SID Fellowship awards were also bestowed on individuals who made a widely recognized and significant contribution in advancing the display industry. And SID is also honoring individuals with Special Recognition Awards for their distinguished contributions, including outstanding technical accomplishments, contributions to literature, and service to the Society.

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