SID Display Week 2015 Preview
June 2015 – This year the SID Display Week conference makes it way to the heart of Silicon Valley to the San Jose Convention Cetner. This conference which is one of the premier events of the display manufacturing and design industry. The conference has many aspects this year : A full day of a business confernece covering the global trends fron the industry takes place on Monday, along with focus tracks and sessions on quantum dots, curved glass, touch screens, wearable displays and automotive displays.
Quantum Dots get 3 back to back sessions this year covering the innovations in the basic materials, photoluminescent quantum dots and electroluminescent quantum dots. Since being bound to production compatible film sheets, the quantum dot technology is becoming a critical component in the UHD and higher resolution marketplaces to increase image brightness, efficiency, and address the extended color gamuut. Companies such as Nanosys are being represented in this space with a joint paper in the symposium on their new quantum dot film that enhances the color range for 4K LCD while simultaneously increasing image brightness. The company is also presenting at the business conference on Monday June 1, 2015 with a talk by their CEO.
The conference is also going to address the cross market trend of curved displays. These displays are at the forefront of two markets. Its uses are both for an increased immersive experience in large format displays and for improved ergonomics in the small displays for the wearables market. Corning is presenting on the realities of stress and reliability impact on these displays in both the large and small size applications. The conference will have several symposium papers on this topic for both thin flexible glass displays and hardened displays.
Also on the fast trend side are the topics of touch screens and automotive displays. Kicked off with a a keynote presentation from Intel on the new interface for computing being touch and then being followed later in the conference with both exhibitors showing ITO and alternate material/technology touch solutions, along with papers on technology options for other touch solutions. Leveraging the need for touch and adding an additional ruggedness, extended life cycle and high brightness are the automotive displays. A focus track on the needs and technology targeted specifically for this marketplace is also being held at the event.
As more and more technologies converge on the display as the UI of choice for the product, and the primary data display for both function and infotainment, the selection of the correct display technology and features is critical to product success.