2016 One-Day Conference

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Seminar Archive - 2016

Tuesday December 6, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Michael Hack, VP of Business Development, Universal Display Corporation
Title: Status and Opportunities for Phosphorescent OLED Technology

Abstract: OLED displays are now in commercial production for a range of products from cell phones, tablets, through to the new UHD TV’s and virtual reality products. They offer excellent visual performance, and through the use of phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) technology, lower power consumption than AMLCDs. OLEDs possess novel features such as transparency and flexibility, which will further increase their market potential over the next few years, and provide a much greater differentiation from the current competition. UDC is a pioneer in the development of phosphorescent OLED technology and materials for both display and lighting applications. In this presentation we outline the status, and opportunities for PHOLED technology and outline a roadmap to link exciting new products to technological advances.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation. He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products, with a special focus on flexible display applications and solid-state lighting. Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology. Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.

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Wednesday November 9, 2016
Speaker: Greg Moon, MD, MBA, CMO, popSLATE
Title: Always On, Everywhere

Abstract: popSLATE pioneered the always-on mobile experience with its ePaper smart screens connected to popular apps on the phone. This talk will cover the company’s design process and its ‘lean' approach to the technical & business challenges it has faced as a small start-up. Throughout its journey, the company has leveraged two crowdfunding campaigns, a stint in the 'Shark Tank’, several investors from two continents, and a quiver of emerging tools for earlier-stage hardware companies. The speaker will also unveil plans for popSLATE's third-generation product, the next chapter in the company's quest for 'always-on, everywhere.’

Speaker Biography: Greg leads marketing and business development at popSLATE Media, Inc. He successfully launched popSLATE 1 to global customers and has crafted the narrative around the connected smart screen category since its inception. More recently, Greg introduced popSLATE 2 to market, which has generated nearly $2M in pre-sales and will launch later this year. Previously, during 8 years at Proteus Digital Health, he led the product strategy and team for two first-in-class 'digital medicines' offerings, then launched the company's first product in the United States. He received a BS and MD from Stanford University, and later an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Among other advisory roles in the connected health industry, Greg previously served as a leadership board member for the World Economic Forum's Workplace Wellness Alliance.

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Thursday October 13th, 2016
Special Bay Area SID talk at Stanford University

Speaker: Dr. Achin Bhowmilk
Title: Project Alloy with Intel RealSense Technology

 Announced in August 2016 by Intel, Project Alloy is an all-in-one virtual reality solution. The Alloy platform delivers a set of new and immersive experiences – dubbed merged reality – by using Intel’s RealSense technologies that are optimized for VR usages.

Speaker Bio:
 Dr. Achin Bhowmik is vice president and general manager of the perceptual computing group at Intel Corporation, where he leads the research, development, productization, and deployment of advanced computing solutions based on natural sensing and interactions, intuitive interfaces, immersive applications and user experiences, branded as Intel® RealSense Technology. Previously, he served as the chief of staff of the personal computing group, Intel’s largest business unit. Prior to that, he led the development of advanced video and display processing technologies for Intel’s computing products. His prior work includes liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplay technology and integrated electro-optical devices. As an adjunct and guest professor, he has advised graduate research and taught courses on advanced sensing and human-computer interactions, computer vision and display technologies at the Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He has over 150 publications, including two books titled “Interactive Displays: Natural Human-Interface Technologies” and “Mobile Displays: Technology & Applications” published by Wiley & Sons, and 27 issued patents. Dr. Bhowmik is on the executive committee of the Society for Information Display (SID), and serves as the vice president of SID Americas. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He is on the board of directors for OpenCV, the organization behind the open source computer vision library. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the Society for Information Display.

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Speaker: Matthew O'Toole
Title: Probing Light Paths for 3D Shape and Indirect Appearance

 Programmable coding of light between a source and a sensor has led to several important results in active illumination, including the ability to capture 3D shape. In this talk, we will present a generalized form of active illumination—known as optical probing—that provides a user with unprecedented control over which light paths contribute to a photo. The key idea is to project a sequence of illumination patterns onto a scene, while simultaneously using a second sequence of mask patterns to physically block the light received at select sensor pixels. This all-optical technique enables RAW photos to be captured in which specific light paths are blocked, attenuated, or enhanced. We will show camera prototypes with the ability to (1) record live direct-only or indirect-only video streams of a scene and (2) capture the 3D shape of objects in the presence of complex transport properties and strong ambient illumination.

Speaker Bio: 
Matthew O’Toole is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford's Computational Imaging group. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 2016 for his work on active illumination and light transport. He was a visiting student at the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group in 2011, presented a SIGGRAPH course on Computational Cameras and Displays in 2014, and organized the IEEE International Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays in 2016. His work was the recipient of two “Best Paper Honorable Mention” awards at ICCV 2007 and CVPR 2014, and two “Best Demo” awards at CVPR 2015 and ICCP 2015.

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Tuesday September 13th, 2016
Speaker: Sonny Vo, PhD, Director of NanoFabrication, Leia Inc.
Title: Manipulating Holograms in the Palm of Your Hand

Abstract: At LEIA inc. we are developing an LCD-based interactive holographic display specially designed for mobile devices. We’re the manufacturer of the world’s first holographic 3D displays for mobile applications. Core to our technology are diffraction gratings defined using advance deep ultra-violet (DUV) lithography on an inexpensive glass backlight substrate. These nanometer-scale diffraction gratings can directionally scatter incident light from an LED source. A liquid crystal display (LCD) is elegantly placed on top of the backlight to seamlessly modulate the light rays to form a hologram, that is, a virtual object made entirely of light. The Leia display requires no glasses and no eye-tracking. The 3D graphical contents are simply derived from a chrome-based platform using open-source WebGL and java-based scripting languages.

The ability to realistically render the world in 3D enables a wealth of possibilities and will dramatically enhance established industries such as healthcare, retail, design and architecture, and education. In automotive, fully rendered and realistic, glasses-free 3D images from a display screen will directly impact the driver-passenger experience, ushering in a new era of car-infotainment, with maps and navigation for safer rides and a safer city; drivers and passengers alike will receive an unprecedented augmented environment that redefines a ‘ride’ in a car to one that is an ‘anticipated experience.’ In this talk, we will give an overview of the fundamental physics and the production of our nanostructure diffraction gratings that lie at the heart of our technology.

Speaker Biography: At Sonny Vo received his undergraduate degree at UCLA specializing in low temperature experimental physics and a Ph.D in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2012 in semiconductor lasers and nano-photonics under Professor James S. Harris (Hi Coach!). Subsequently he became a Post-Doctoral research fellow at HP Laboratory in Palo Alto where he was involved in numerous projects essential to the future of optical communication, quantum computing and the next generation lcd display. One of the fundamental elements that will enable this future is a directional backlight for efficient coupling of light. This work was featured on the cover of Nature in March 2013, and formed the foundation of Leia’s glasses-free 3D technology. Sonny, aka, Director Wonder, now directs the advance nanotechnology division within Leia Inc. His team of ‘NanoStars’ are developing technologies with the potential to pave the way for the future of optical computing, communication, and immersive technologies that bring the digital world into the physical world.

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Tuesday August 16th, 2016
Speaker: Robert Jan Visser, PhD, Sr Director CTO Group Applied Materials
Title: Thin Film Encapsulation and R2R Barrier Films for Flexible OLED Displays

Abstract: From the moment the first OLEDs were created by Tang and Van Slyke, people realized that the device would probably be quite sensitive to water and oxygen and that you could prevent those compounds from reaching the device by putting a hermetic thin film over the device. That simple agenda turned out to be a lot more complicated than initially thought; while a perfect, defect free, thin film of SiOx or SiNx would be able to protect the device from degradation, it was both by the extreme moisture sensitivity of OLED devices and the inability to make defect free films that it took a long time to realize this dream. After Heeger et al showed that you could introduce flexibility by using a plastic substrate it became even more attractive to find a solution for thin film encapsulation; it would enable the creation of super thin flexible displays. In the talk Dr. Visser will discuss the problems and solutions which were found for realizing this goal and the equipment which Applied Materials has developed to successfully encapsulate OLED devices. In addition Dr. Visser will discuss new R2R equipment and processes to create ultrahigh barrier films on a very large scale.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Robert Visser is senior director of advanced chemistry and materials for the Advanced Technology Group at Applied Materials, Inc. He is responsible for creating business opportunities in new and adjacent markets related to displays and roll-to- roll barrier films, as well as developing novel chemistries for semiconductor manufacturing. For more than 30 years, Dr. Visser has pioneered research and commercialization of display technologies related to thin film transistors, LCD materials, barrier films (including encapsulation materials), OLED and flexible displays. Prior to joining Applied, he was CTO of Vitex Systems, where he guided the company through conceiving and demonstrating the feasibility of multi-layer thin film encapsulation technology, to the industrialization of its manufacturing equipment and transformation into a technology licensing company. Dr. Visser also spent 18 years in various roles at Philips Research, including CEO and CTO of the PolyLED business. Received a Special Award from SID in 2016 for his work on OLED and Thin Film Encapsulation. Dr. Visser holds a master's degree in theoretical organic chemistry and physics, and a Ph.D. in physical and organic chemistry, both from Leiden University, Netherlands.

Tuesday July 12th, 2016
Speaker: Jimmy Holliman, CEO & President Eeonyx Corporation
Title: Making the 'New Silicon' of the 21st Century

Abstract: Flexible devices and smart fabrics are in demand from a whole host of applications from aerospace to consumer electronics to apparel for the benefits of lower weight, durability and cost. Conductive polymers are making inroads into these exciting new applications, enabling AR/VR, flexible devices, camouflage for airplanes, state-of-the art antennas and satellites. The speaker will talk about the materials and technology, applications and also bring product and end device samples for the audience to experience.

Speaker Biography: Jimmy Holliman is President and CEO of Eeonyx Corporation. Mr. Holliman has previously served in a number of leadership positions with several specialty chemical companies focused on the micro-electronics industry. Early in his career he worked in business development and sales roles that served the textile industry. Mr. Holliman is a 1980 graduate of Auburn University and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 1999.

Sunday June 26th, 2016
Speaker: Gregory T. (Greg) Niven, founder and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel
Title: Bay Area SID 2016 Annual Dinner: What's the Big Deal About Laser Cinema?

Abstract: Laser cinema projection has now arrived in the US, EU, and Asia. This talk will explore the long journey of getting high power, low cost visible lasers to market with this key application. What value drives the adoption of the lasers in the cinemas? What technology innovations allowed the high power lasers to get cheap enough to replace a Xenon lamp that sells for $1000? And, most of all, why will the patrons be demanding these new projectors in their local multiplex? In addition, the talk will wrap up with some thoughts of what could be next for these new laser products.

Speaker Biography: Gregory T. (Greg) Niven is a founder and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel, which is now an Ushio Group company. He has spent the last 22 years involved with laser technology for the imaging and display markets. He previously worked for Arasor/Novalux, where he was the executive vice president of marketing, and Coherent, where he directed business development efforts in laser display and graphic arts. His career started in Canada where he participated in building the first laser-based computer-to-film and computer-to-plate imaging devices while working at Creo Products in Vancouver. He has also served as chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projection Association (LIPA). Greg was a graduate from the University of Alberta's engineering physics program with a specialty in lasers and optics.

Wednesday April 13th, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Edzer Huitema, Polyera
Title: Robust Flexible Displays and Printed Electronics

Abstract: Flexible displays have been a promise for over a decade now with numerous demonstrations over the years, but without products utilizing them. One of the biggest challenges has been to combine the traditional processing methods and the currently used inorganic materials set with the requirements for flexible displays. Over the last decade Polyera has been developing a new materials set based on organic materials that solves this problem. Polyera is currently well on its way towards commercialization of these materials in flexible displays. The current status, performance, flexible displays and product prototypes will be presented, as well as the broader applicability of the materials in the printed electronics space.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Edzer Huitema is currently Chief Technology Officer of Polyera, a global start-up company enabling flexible electronics. Edzer has 15 years of experience in flexible, foldable, rollable displays and product development using flexible displays. Prior to joining Polyera, Edzer was the CTO of Polymer Vision, a Philips spin-out pioneering flexible displays and products incorporating them. Prior to that, Edzer held various management positions at Philips. Edzer holds over 140 granted U.S. and foreign patents, and has published over 40 papers and 3 book chapters on flexible electronics. Edzer holds a PhD (with honors) in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Title: Honeywell Sponsored One-Day Bay Area Society for Information Display (BASID) Conference

Bay Area SID is proud to organize an exclusive one day technical seminar.  We have brought together over 15 speakers from all over the world to provide industry insight on the latest innovations in the display and related fields.

With only 120 seats available, this event is by invite only and is expected to be fully attended.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as the registration will close once all tickets are claimed.  Expired and Non-members can purchase a ticket with a one year membership.

This event is strictly for SID Members only. 

Don't miss out on this exciting event - guaranteed to advance your technical and business knowledge in the future of display technology. 

If your ticket is rejected because of non-SID membership status, you may lose your opportunity to attend this exclusive event. 

Only one registration is allowed per invitation. 

Special thanks goes to Honeywell for sponsoring the event!


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Speaker: Rashmi Rao, Director, Advanced Engineering Harman, Inc.
Title: Future Evolution of Displays and Electronics in Automobiles

Abstract: The connected car is forecasted to be the most disruptive force in the technology industry since the smart phone and is slated to be $270 billion industry by 2020. The future cars will play a much bigger part in consumer's lifestyles than cars in the past. This talk will highlight the ongoing and future changes to be expected in vehicles and evolving changes of how humans interact with them. It will also discuss the massive innovation opportunities for displays, user experience and electronics in vehicles of the future.

Speaker Biography: Rashmi Rao is currently Director, Advanced Engineering at Harman Inc, responsible to define technology strategy and roadmap in the area of next-gen IN-CAR Infotainment System platform and accountable for the direction and management of the engineering organization.

She has over 15+ years of technology and leadership experience and was most recently at Apple Inc, focused on Technology and Strategy for iPhones. Previously she has held lead technical positions at Qualcomm and GE . Ms. Rao also worked with Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan MacDiarmid on developing carbon-nanotube-based sensors.

She is a very active member of the Society of Information Display (SID) and currently holds several executive positions on the SID board. She is the author of over 19 US and global patents, book chapters and several peer reviewed journal and conference papers.

Ms. Rao holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas and a graduate certificate from Stanford University. http://www.linkedin.com/in/rashmirao

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