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SID Collaborates With IMS Conferences to Produce Display Week 2012's Business Conference and Market Focus Conference Series on SSL Lighting and Touch & Interactivity


CAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, together with IMS Conferences, announced it will co-produce the Display Week 2012 Business Conference and third annual Market Focus Conference Series.  Display Week 2012—SID's annual International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition—returns to Boston, Mass., and will run from June 3-8, 2012 at the Boston Convention Center.

This year's Business Conference will take place on June 4 and will address the current state of the display market and its outlook.  The SID Market Focus Conferences will take place June 6-7 and will specifically concentrate on two critical segments of the display industry – Touch and Interactivity as well as Solid State Lighting.  In addition, the more than $100 billion USD lighting market will also be examined as it migrates from incandescent and fluorescent to light emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic LEDs (OLEDs). 

"Every year we strive hard to maximize the value of Display Week to all attendees and participants to ensure this remains the premier venue for showcasing the latest display technologies, as well as for learning about the latest trends and outlook in the display business," said Dr. Munisamy Anandan, SID's current president.  "This year, among other topics, emphasis will be placed on solid state lighting, in which we will provide a unique opportunity for all attendees and participants to learn more in-depth about advanced lighting by scheduling the technical and marketing tracks on adjacent days rather than running them concurrently.  In all, attendees will greatly benefit from the Business Conference and Market Focus Conferences, coupled with our highly applauded technical symposium and exhibit, which will feature a special innovation zone."

SID Business Conference at Display Week 2012Monday June 4, 2012
The SID Business Conference at Display Week 2012 will examine the health of the display supply chain and assess the drivers needed to return to healthy growth and profitability in each segment.  Are structural changes required?  Will OLEDs and oxide TFTs reinvigorate the growth and profit outlook?  How fast will OLEDs be rolled out at larger sizes?  What other innovations will impact the growth and profitability outlook?  Executives from the display supply chain along with financial and market analysts will address these and other questions.  The 2012 SID Business Conference will feature keynotes and presentations from industry leaders, lively panel sessions and plenty of time for networking.  To view the latest agenda, please visit:

According to SID Business Conference Chair Ross Young, IMS Conferences' consultant, "I am pleased to be planning an agenda that addresses the key questions facing the FPD industry from the perspective of investors and industry participants alike.  I am confident that we will deliver a very thought-provoking event with participation from executives throughout the display supply chain."

Lighting Evolution Conference at Display Week: From Sapphires to Lumens Wednesday June 6, 2012
Making its debut at Display Week 2012 is the Lighting Evolution Conference: From Sapphires to Lumens, which will examine the efforts of the entire LED supply chain from sapphire suppliers to luminaire manufacturers in making LEDs affordable for the masses and the dominant backlighting and lighting technology.  The conference will feature sessions on the LED market outlook, substrates, LED manufacturing, backlighting, LED lamps and alternatives to replacing fluorescent troffers.  The Lighting Evolution Conference will feature keynotes and presentations from industry leaders, lively panel sessions and plenty of time for networking.  To view the latest agenda, please visit:

According to Young, who is also the Lighting Evolution Chair, "There are many questions facing the LED market today, which this conference will address, including how and when LED light bulbs will fall to prices acceptable to consumers throughout the world; when backlighting will become saturated; and, whether OLEDs will emerge in the lighting market.  I am excited to be putting this forum together to answer these and other questions."

The Future of Touch & Interactivity at Display WeekThursday June 7, 2012
Now in its third year as part of the Market Focus Conference Series, the Future of Touch & Interactivity at Display Week is the premier event for display industry professionals to learn about the latest in human machine interface technologies.  The event will cover how touch and interactive solutions are shaping the display industry. To view the latest agenda, including keynotes and presentations, please visit:

According to Mark Fihn, publisher of the Veritas et Visus newsletters and chair of The Future Touch & Interactivity Conference at Display Week, "This event will bring together leading innovators in the areas of touch, gesture and motion-based interaction between humans and displays.  These sensing technologies enable displays to expand beyond our sense of vision to include our senses of touch and often our auditory senses as well.  These technologies expand beyond the world of displays, essentially enabling any surface to become touch-enabled, and any space to register human interactivity."

Tickets for all three conferences are currently on sale.  Early bird pricing for each event will be $595 (USD), increasing to $650 (USD) on March 31 and leading up to the event.

Contact Information:

  • Media and market analysts interested in attending Display Week must contact Marie Labrie at; credentials will be required.
  • Companies interested in exhibiting or participating in sponsorship opportunities at Display Week, can contact Christine von Steiger at
  • Companies interested in speaking opportunities at the Business Conference and Market Focus Conference Series can contact Bob Perez at IMS Research at

About Display Week
The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2012, will take place Sunday, June 3 - 8, 2012, at the Boston Convention Center.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2012, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2012.

About SID
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, 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.  With more than 6,000 members worldwide, 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 ten 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, Calif. 95008.  For more information, visit

About IMS Conferences
IMS Conferences is focused on the organization of international summits and conferences that explore the real world implementations of leading-edge technologies.  Its events bring together international executives from technology companies, content & service providers, operators, policy & standard makers, distributors, analysts and retailers.  Conferences comprise a mix of keynote speeches, case studies, panel debates and networking sessions, and are known for their high caliber of content and speakers.

SOURCE Society for Information Display (SID)

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