|Seminar Archive - 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Speakers: Bob L Mackey, Principal Scientist, Synaptics
Title: Integration of Touch interfaces with Displays: Why should we care?
Abstract: As touch takes over the user interfaces of personal computing, communication, and entertainment, sleek design and cost reductions are pushing integration of touch sensing with displays. There are many viable ways to achieve integration. Depending on the application, the 'best' designs could be in-cell, on-cell, discrete, or a hybrid combination.
This talk will provide an overview of Touch Sensing Technologies and specifically focus on sensing as a part of a complex system in a electronic device - where is (or should) the Sensor be and what Is (or should) the Sensor be made of.
Speaker Biography: Since 1996, Bob Mackey has been developing new technology in the flat panel display and touch sensing arenas. He joined Synaptics in 2002, developing a number of new touch sensing techniques, including the ClearPad transparent capacitive sensing platform, which is used in mobile phones, remote controls, and music/video players. Mackey holds more than thirty patents in the display and touch sensing fields. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Caltech and is a Hertz Fellowship recipient.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Douglas Lanman, Ph.D.
Title: Wearable Electronics: Near-Eye Light Field based Head Mounted Displays
Abstract: Head mounted and Near-eye displays that project images directly into a viewer's eye, have been gaining tremendous popularity over the past few years. Such displays confront a fundamental problem: the unaided human eye cannot accommodate (focus) on objects placed in close proximity.
This talk introduces a light-field-based approach to near-eye display that allows for dramatically thinner and lighter HMDs capable of depicting accurate accommodation, convergence, and binocular-disparity depth cues. Such near-eye light field displays depict sharp images from out-of-focus display elements by synthesizing light fields that correspond to virtual scenes located within the viewer's natural accommodation range. Building on related integral imaging displays and microlens-based light-field cameras, we optimize performance in the context of near-eye viewing. Near-eye light field displays support continuous accommodation of the eye throughout a finite depth of field; as a result, binocular configurations provide a means to address the accommodation convergence conflict that occurs with existing stereoscopic displays.
This talk will conclude with a demonstration featuring a binocular OLED-based prototype and a GPU-accelerated stereoscopic light field renderer
Speaker Biography: Dr. Douglas Lanman , Principal Scientist, in the Computer Graphics and New User Experiences groups within NVIDIA Research. His research is focused on computational imaging and display systems, including head-mounted displays (HMDs), auto multiscopic (glasses-free) 3D displays, light field cameras, and active illumination for 3D reconstruction.
Prior to joining NVIDIA, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Media Lab for 2 years and an Assistant Research Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 3 years. Douglas has also worked at Intel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), and the MIT Media Lab.
He has been actively involved with SIGGRAPH and over the years has taught and continues to teach several courses on Computational Imaging and Displays at SIGGRAPH.
He received a B.S. in Applied Physics with Honors from Caltech in 2002 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brown University in 2006 and 2010, respectively.
August 16, 2013 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Speakers: Dr. Alan Kay
Title: The Quest for the Ultimate User Interface
August Annual Dinner Meeting at Maggiano's - If you are a technology enthusiast, you and your guest are invited to the BA-SID 2013 Annual Dinner. Join your local display-industry peers for a summer evening of good food, good company, and fascinating information. This year's keynote speaker at the event is someone you won't want to miss -- Dr. Alan Kay, one of the pioneers of object-oriented programming, personal computing, and graphical user interfaces.
Abstract: Dr. Alan Kay will present a history - often personal and anecdotal - of the origin and evolution of graphical user interface.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Kay is one of the pioneers of object-oriented programming, personal computing, and graphical user interfaces. Dr. Kay's contributions have been acknowledged with the Charles Stark Draper Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the A.M. Turing Award from the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Kyoto Prize from the Inamori Foundation. Alan is an adjunct professor of computer science at UCLA, a visiting professor at Kyoto University, and an advisor to One Laptop per Child. He has held fellow positions at HP, Disney, Apple, and Xerox, and served as chief scientist at Atari. At Viewpoints Research, Alan continues his work with "powerful ideas education" for the world's children, and the development of advanced personal computers and networking systems. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Computer History Museum. His other honors include the ACM Systems Software Award, the NEC Computers & Communication Foundation Prize, and honorary doctorates from Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Pisa, and the University of Waterloo
June 19, 2013 6-7 p.m.
Speakers: Clay Shepherd, Senior Principal Analyst for Displays at IHS and Geoff Walker, Senior Touch Technologist, Intel
Title: Display Week 2013 Recap: What did you miss in Vancouver?
Abstract: If you weren't able to make the cross-country trip to Vancouver for SID Display Week 2013 last month, here's your opportunity to catch up on much of what you missed. Two excellent and reputed speakers will be sharing in-depth coverage on the latest and greatest from Display week 2013.
Clay Shepherd, Senior Principal Analyst , IHS, will review selected highlights and themes from the Keynote Addresses, International Symposium and Exhibition and the popular i-Zone at Display Week 2013. The talk will also cover important trends and progress in value-added LCD displays, OLED & E-paper displays, as well as recent developments in emerging or next-generation display technologies such as IGZO TFT arrays, flexible displays and quantum dots.
Geoff Walker, Senior Touch Technologist, Intel, in his talk will cover the highlights of touch-technology news from Display Week 2013, starting with touch-module and touch-materials exhibits on the show floor. Selected information from the touch presentations in the Monday Seminars, the Tuesday Exhibitor's Forum, and the Wednesday Touch-Gesture-Motion conference will also be included.
SID Display Week 2013 was filled with energy and information, and so will be this seminar. Don't miss it!
Speaker 1 Biography: Clay Shepherd is the Senior Principal Analyst for Displays at IHS. Clay has previously worked in Japan with Hitachi Central Research Laboratory and Tokyo Electron Ltd. His has also had stints at international corporations including Applied Materials, Seiko Epson Corporation and Philips N.V., components division, where he worked as manager for display manufacturing technology to improve manufacturing operations and evaluate business opportunities for new-display technologies. Clay has also worked with Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) to promote the development and licensing of its OLED technology in Asia.
Since 2011, he has worked as a part-time professor at Yamagata University's Research Center for Organic Electronics (ROEL) in Japan.
Speaker 2 Biography: Geoff Walker is a recognized touch-technology expert with 20+ years of experience in touch. Geoff is currently the Senior Touch Technologist at Intel. Previously Geoff served as Owner and Principal Consultant at Walker Mobile, Marketing Evangelist & Touch-Industry Guru at NextWindow, Global Director of Product Management and Business Development at Elo TouchSystems, Director of Engineering Program Management at Handspring, and Product Architect & Vice President of Marketing at Fujitsu Personal Systems. Geoff has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in English from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, as well as all the coursework for an MBA in Marketing from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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April 23, 2013 6-7 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President, Analyst Services, The NPD Group
Title: Active Matrix OLEDs: Across the Chasm?
Abstract: Active-matrix organic light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) displays have many attractive features that have led companies to attempt to manufacture them, but so far only Samsung Display has been able to move into mass manufacturing. Ambitious investment plans in China, Japan, and Taiwan could change this balance over the next several years, but there are many uncertainties with regard to the pace and ultimate impact of these investments. At the same time, AMOLED has been very successful in smartphones, but has had little impact in any other applications. Despite a great deal of excitement around the introduction of OLED TVs earlier this year, high costs and manufacturing challenges have limited production. In the market, AMOLED technology needs to compete with LCD, particularly with regard to price and high resolution performance, but has the best chance to enable truly flexible displays. This presentation will provide updates into the status of AMOLED manufacturing, describe some of the challenges and potential solutions, and present forecasts of the growth of AMOLED displays.
Speaker Biography: Paul Semenza is a well-known display industry veteran, currently Senior Vice President, Analyst Services, NPD group, responsible for managing all research activities and the worldwide analyst teams operating under the DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz brands. Previously Paul served as Vice President of Display Research for iSuppli Corporation and for Stanford Resources, Inc. Paul has been a program officer at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, an analyst for the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and a member of technical staff at The Analytic Sciences Corporation. Paul received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Master's degree in Electro-optics from Tufts University, and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
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March 20, 2013 6-7 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Rahul Gupta, Senior Director of Business Development, Cambrios Technologies
Title: Enabling Flexible and Rollable Displays & Touchscreens
Abstract: Innovative device-makers have been developing flexible, curved, and 3D-shaped displays and touchscreens for years, but costly, brittle transparent conductive materials such as ceramic indium tin oxide (ITO) have limited the actual production of these devices. A new generation of ITO-alternative transparent conductive materials is emerging to advance the development of the flexible display and touchscreen markets. One such transparent conductor, Cambrios Technologies' ClearOhm material, is an inherently flexible silver nanowire-based material that improves yields and conforms fluidly to surfaces, allowing for truly flexible 2.5D or 3D-shaped products. In addition to enhanced durability and flexibility, ClearOhm coating material provides higher conductivity, improved optical transmission and better production yields. Rahul Gupta, senior director of business development for Cambrios, will discuss how ClearOhm is enabling high-performance OLED and epaper displays.
Speaker Biography: Innovative device-makers have been developing flexible, curved, and 3D-shaped displays and touchscreens for years, but costly, brittle transparent conductive materials such as ceramic indium tin oxide (ITO) have limited the actual production of these devices. A new generation of ITO-alternative transparent conductive materials is emerging to advance the development of the flexible display and touchscreen markets. One such transparent conductor, Cambrios Technologies' ClearOhm material, is an inherently flexible silver nanowire-based material that improves yields and conforms fluidly to surfaces, allowing for truly flexible 2.5D or 3D-shaped products. In addition to enhanced durability and flexibility, ClearOhm coating material provides higher conductivity, improved optical transmission and better production yields. Rahul Gupta, senior director of business development for Cambrios, will discuss how ClearOhm is enabling high-performance OLED and epaper displays.
Click here to access Rahul Gupta's's slides.
SID BayArea chapter is pleased to announce their first one-day Display and Touch Technologies of the Future Conference, on Jan 16th, 2013, at Sheraton Hotel, 1100 N. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, California.
Faced with the reality of slow growth of the LCD display industry we need to identify new and fast growing areas in the industry. This one-day conference will feature industry experts speaking about several of the hottest topics of our display industry, including:
- LCD display new trends
- OLED displays and lighting
- Touch and gesture control
- Oxide TFT
- Other emerging displays
To provide attendees with a comfortable networking and learning environment, lunch and refreshments will be included in the registration fee. The registration fee is: $149 for SID members who register before Jan 1st, ($199 after that date). $249 for non-members who register before Jan 1st, ($299 after that date). This registration fee will also give the non-member a free membership for one year.
We will also offer some exhibition tables at the conference. For more information about exhibiting and sponsoring, please contact conference co-chair: Ms. Rashmi Rao, ScD, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in speaking at this event please contact conference co-chair: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, email@example.com.
For an updated agenda, please click this link.
To register, please click here.
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!