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Touch Screens, Epaper Displays, OLEDs, Lighting, Pocket Projectors at DisplaySearch’s Emerging Display Technologies Conference

5 Aug, 2009

Touch Screens, Epaper Displays, OLEDs, Lighting, Pocket Projectors at DisplaySearch’s Emerging Display Technologies Conference


Austin, TX (July 30, 2009) —Emerging display technologies offer alternative performance, cost, design and business models to mainstream display technologies available today. From touch screens, flexible displays, OLED displays, epaper displays to pocket projectors and 3D displays, it’s important to explore how new display technologies can bring innovative form factors, attractive visual performance, power savings and potentially drive growth in the near future. The DisplaySearch Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovation for the Next Wave of Growth, which will be held on September 3, 2009 in San Jose, California, will bring together representatives from all facets of the display supply chain to discuss the status of emerging technologies, as well as provide a forum for discussing how new display technologies can drive high growth in the near future.

Sessions at the DisplaySearch Emerging Display Technologies Conference will address these hot topics:

Touch Screens

With touch screen revenues forecast to exceed $9 billion in revenue by 2015 (as shown in Figure 1), opportunities this segment are promising for new touch screen technologies reaching commercialization. Conference attendees will learn about the latest trends in touch screen markets and technologies in a dedicated morning session. Confirmed speakers for the touch sessions include

• 3M, N-trig, and NextWindow covering multi-touch and new touch applications

• RPO, Stantum, GestureTek, and Senseg discussing new touch screen technologies, tactile feedback and solutions for the market

• AU Optronics on in-cell touch, epaper and other new display technologies

Epaper, Flexible and Low Power Displays

Epaper, flexible and low power displays are taking off and applications such as ebooks, enewspapers, mobile displays, USB drives, shelf labels and wearable displays all show promise. Presentations in this session include

• Low power reflective display solutions from Qualcomm MEMS Technologies

• Epaper trends by E Ink

• Low power transmissive displays from Pixtronix

• Thin glass for display and touch screen applications by Corning

• Electrowetting displays by Liquavista

OLEDs & OLED Lighting

According to DisplaySearch’s latest research, the total organic light emitting diode (OLED) display market will grow from $0.6 billion in 2008 to $7.1 billion by 2016, at a CAGR of 36%. OLEDs have penetrated into the mobile phone, TV and recently the mini-note industries, and OLED lighting is evolving and will take off around 2011. Featuring presentations from companies including eMagin, participants will discuss the outlook for OLED as well as for OLED lighting.

Pocket Projectors and More

Whether it’s for business road warriors or entertainment use, pocket projectors have made it possible to project a large image from a small device nearly anywhere. Despite this, battery life and brightness remain challenges for this emerging segment. Speakers in this session include representatives from

• 3M Innovation

• Syndiant

• Micron Technology

DisplaySearch’s Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovation for the Next Wave of Growth will take place on September 3 in San Jose, California. To view the latest agenda and register for the conference visit http://www.displaysearch.com/emergingtech. Conference attendees will gain insight from the presentations and panel sessions, as well as DisplaySearch’s latest market data and outlook for these segments. The series also includes these one-day conferences covering the display industry’s hottest market segments:

• Digital Signage Conference on Tuesday, September 1

• TV Ecosystem Conference on Wednesday, September 2

Early registration for all three conferences ends on July 31. Receive a 20% discount when you register for more than one of our Fall Conferences! For more information about these conferences and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano at 1.408.226.1101 or laura_castellano@displaysearch.com. Media interested in attending the conferences should contact Stacey Voorhees-Harmon at 1.925.336.9592 or stacey@savvypublicrelations.net.

DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Kyoto, London, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at http://www.displaysearch.com/.

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