Pacific Northwest Chapter
11 November 2020, 9am PDT
As self-emitting devices without the need of backlight units, Micro-LEDs are suitable for many applications such as advanced displays. Micro-LED displays have the potential to enhance the capabilities of LCDs and OLED displays with its excellent performance in many different aspects, particularly high LUE, simplicity of optical modules without backlight unit, long lifetime and excellent outdoor visibility.
In this talk, I will review novel active matrix Micro-LED display with several categories of technical aspects: the history of LED and Micro-LED development, the design and fabrication of high pixel per inch (PPI) Micro-LED displays, integrating Micro-LED arrays and active matrix Si-CMOS backplanes using Flip-Chip technology, integrating Micro-LED pixel units and active matrix TFT backplanes using mass transfer technologies. Intelligent monolithic integration and mass transferring technologies will also be reviewed. Besides displays, the micro-LED chips could also be used for modulated visible light communication systems or for data-modulated photo-pumped inorganic semiconductor devices.
Dr. George Zhaojun Liu is a tenure-track assistant professor (also hold associate professor title) in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology.
His research topics cover Micro-LEDs, wide bandgap semiconductor material and devices, VR/AR and wearable devices. He served as the co-chair of SID DW2018 QD & Micro-LED Special Session and committee member of Emissive, Micro-LED, and QD (EMQ) session.
He serves as technical committee member of SID Beijing Chapter and Micro-LED committee of the 3rd Generation Semiconductor Alliance. He is the General Secretary of Guangdong Micro-LED Alliance (MiLEDA). He is the founder of Shenzhen SiTan Tech. Limited. He is also independent director of Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronic Limited.
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: CSA, Seattle Group, Redmond WA
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) PNW Lighting Division new Seattle facilities overview and lab tours
CSA Seattle Overview Jan 2016 - For PNW Talk.pdf
CSA Seattle Virtual Tour.pdf
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Oregon State University, Kelley Engineering Bldg. Room 1001
Wager- SID PNW Chapter WAGER SLIDES (10 February 2016).pdf
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: CSA - Canadian Standards Association, Seattle Labs
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Planar HQ, Beaverton, OR
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Esterline (Korry), Everret, WA
Dr. Jim Sheedy, OD, PhD
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It is time once again to vote for officers for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society for Information Display. All members are encouraged to vote for each of the following positions. Currently, all candidates are running unopposed, however write in candidates are welcome. For those who would like to read more information about the candidates, biographies follow the balloting portion of this document.
For the 2017-2018 year, the following candidates are running for office:
Candidate: Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson is a Senior Component Engineer at Tektronix Beaverton, Oregon where he consults with design groups looking to implement displays in Tek products. He has worked with LCD displays and display related technologies since 1994. He has been a member of SID since 1994 and was elected secretary of the Pacific Northwest Chapter in 2006. He has served in that capacity until the present. Gary received his BS in Electrical Engineering at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Candidate: Stephen Sechrist
Stephen Sechrist is a display industry veteran of 25 years holding positions as Sr. Analyst, Managing Editor for Insight Media and Contributing Editor for the SID trade magazine Information Display. He has over 350 published articles on the display industry and technology ecosystem. Recent consulting work included updating the IHS Auto Display Report. Stephen worked in the display industry and pioneered pen based display systems for Wacom Technology as the project manager for LCD pen tablet integration. He also served in business intelligence and product marketing at InFocus Corp. He is a UCLA graduate in Economics and holds an M.Div. in Religious Education. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.
Candidate: Chirs King
Chris King was a cofounder of Planar Systems. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Planar from its founding in 1983 until his retirement in 2006. Previously, Chris was a scientist at Tektronix in the Applied Research Lab where he developed Thin Film El Display technology. Chris is a SID Fellow and a winner of the SID Karl Braun Award. His activities in SID include being a past Chair of the SID Honors and Awards Committee and now a member of that committee. He has been an officer of Pacific North West SID for the last five years.
Candidate: Sam Phenix
Samantha (Sam) Phenix joined Planr, a Leyard Company, in April 2014 and currently serves as the Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to joining, Ms. Phenix spent 13 years in a variety of engineering roles, incluing Director of Engineering and Site Manager for Braco's Medical Imaging Division. More recently, she has held strategic marketing and business development roles with both Dell and Intel. Ms. Phenix holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland and an MBA from Concordia University. She has served as the Pacific SID member chair and webmaster for the past year.
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Sad News - Tom Curran
We have sad news to share – Tom Curran, lifetime SID member and former Planar employee, died on Tue / 12-June-2012.
Tom was an early employee of Planar (since 1988). He was very active in the display community and the SID organization for many years. He served as publications chairman for SID from 1975-82, then again from 1988-92. He got the SID President Award for his service to the organization. More recently while in retirement Tom attended PNW-SID talks, mostly in Portland. For people that knew Tom, it is a big loss. He was a real gentleman and will be missed. Tom was 85 years old and was active until the last couple of weeks. A more detailed obituary is at "About SID" in the main SID web pages.
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