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“Save the Date” for our 2021 event.

Los Angeles March 25, 2021

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About the SID Los Angeles Chapter

If you live in the Southern California area, and are associated with the display field as a researcher designer, product developer, marketer or distributor, you should consider becoming a member of the LA Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID). The LA Chapter is the founding chapter of the SID (since 1962).

As a member, you will be entitled to useful benefits. As member of SID you will receive the society's publications, the monthly Information Display magazine, and the quarterly SID Journal. You will also have free access to past literature, receive a membership directory for 6000 SID members worldwide, as well as a local chapter directory, and get a discount on the annual SID LA Chapter symposium.  Being a member of the SID LA chapter entitles you to the following: 

  • Monthly meeting notices by email.
  • A discount on meals at chapter meetings.
  • Directory of LA chapter members, listed by name and by company,
  • All sustaining members have the opportunity to post a brief introduction of your company, its products, and its web site links, on the SID LA Chapter web site.
  • Professional growth opportunities as you get involved in technical, networking and/or organization activities.
  • Public recognition for contributions made to technology, industry or the SID organization.

 We typically hold meetings on the last Thursday of each month. Go to the Next Meeting for upcoming meeting announcements. Some of the meetings are held jointly with other societies with which we share interests: SMPTE (Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers), ACM SIGGRAPH, and HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomic Society), One day mini-conferences and plant tour are held occasionally. Meetings address the following areas with talks on technology, applications or markets:

  • LCD display products and associated devices, optical and electrical components & standards.
  • Projection and LCD flat panel technologies for consumer, commercial, industrial and theater applications.
  • R&D in display devices, products and systems.
  • Unique display technologies, products and systems.

 Chapter and Committee Officers:   For a list of the Chapter and Committee Officers, please check out the Contacts page.

Chapter Officers

Larry Tannas

Chapter Chairman
Larry Iboshi

Program Chairman 
Phil Joujon-Roche

 Harlan Rogers

Treasurer (acting)
 Bob Schmahl








Report on CES

Mike Heiss



OLEDs from Dispays to Lighting

Prof. Yang Yang, UCLA



USC Cinema School Tour

USC guide



Review of DisplyWeek & Infocomm




The Theory and Practice of LCDs

Tom Gattinella Sharp



“Fresh News from Japan Flat ”

Ken Werner, Nutmeg



Planar Display International

Pat Green, Planar



Christmas Social








Organic Electronics and OLEDs

Prof Yang Yang



Display Artifacts 

Dr. Jim Larimer



Digital Stereoscopic Cinema,

Lenny Lipton



Best of SID and Infocom 2008




3D TV at Mitusbishi

Harlan Rogers



Carbon Nanotubes  Technology

Dr. Paul Dsraic




Geoff Walker



Christmas Social








CES Review

Mike Hess



Human Vision - The Forever Invariant in Engineering a Display

Pete Baron




EC members



Digital Telepresence

Steve McNelley, Digital Video Enterprises




Round Table Speakers, Steve Somers, Murray Kesselman, Larry Iboshi, Erv Ulbrich,

and Pierre Schubert



Status and Trends of Digital TV Receivers

Harlan Rogers,



LCD Technology and Prospects of its Future

Prof. Shin-Tson Wu



Christmas Social




CES Review

Larry Tannas, Larry Iboshi







LCD In-Cell Touch Screens Technology

Geoff Walker



Reflective and Transflective LCDs

Richard Grace, Renesas Elo.(NEC)



DisplayWeek& Infocomm Review

EC members, Steve Somers



FPDs in the Beginning and how they evolved

Larry Tannas




Lawrence Lee, Cree Inc.



Internet Television

Aldo Cugnini, Insight Media



Christmas Social




Flexible Displays

Douglas Loy, Flexible Techn. Center







CES 2011 - Consumer Electronics Technology & Products Update




Digital Signage; a New Paradigm

Larry Tannas




EC members





Paper, the Toughest Competitor

SriramPeruvemba. CMO, E Ink



The Development of Aerial Refueling




LCD Electronics - Theory of Operation

Dick McCartney, TI



Christmas Social








Photovoltaic Polarizer for Greener LCDs

Yang Yang and Rui Zhu, UCLA



 What is new in Touch Screens

Geoff Walker




Ken Werner



50th anniversary celebration

Larry Iboshi/Prof. Yang Yang



Inflight Entertainment Displays

Ken Brady



Christmas Social




CES Review

Larry Tannas, Phil Joujon-Roche



Frank Evagues



Virtual Reality: a Look at Current Technology and Applications With Demonstrations Review of

Derek Prate Tannas


Los Angeles Chapter 

"The Birthplace of SID"

Technical Meeting, January 30, 2020

Buena Park Holiday Inn, Buena Park, California


The CES 2020 from January 7th to the 10th featured automation and intelligent devices from drones to robots to androids, along with VR and AR products, were exhibited in January, 2020. Every CES shows a change in emphasis on what is going to happen in the consumer market as seen by manufactures. The latest on the return of Apple to CES and the next generation 5G wireless will be presented.


Tannas has a BS and MS in EE from UCLA and has attended CES shows for nearly 50 years. He is now retired after finally completing the sale of Tannas Electronic Displays, Inc.. Mr. Tannas completed a 20 year run at inventing and selling resized LCDs for aerospace and custom applications. He has been active in the aerospace industry, is author and coauthor of two books, has published over 100 technical papers, holds 40 patents, has taught classes at UCLA extension for 20 years and is a holder of commercial pilots license and flight instructor rating. He is past president of SID, Fellow and recipient of several awards from SID 




Venue: Buena Park Holiday Inn - Beach Boulevard & 91 Freeway
7000 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA, 90620 714-522-7000

Date: January 30, 2020   

Menu: The meal will be the popular Delicatessen Buffet with salads, make your own sandwiches, coffee, and dessert. 

Social Hour: Starts at 6 PM

Start Dinner: 6:30 PM

Meeting: Starts at 7:30 PM

Cost:  Will be $25 for SID members, $30 for non-members, and free for the first 5 Students who must reserve a place.

Please make a reservation: Bob Schmahl at , or 714-871-5408 by January 28, 2020.

Display Products and Related Demonstrations: Are encouraged from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Notify Larry Iboshi  at

Remote viewing of the lecture using "Go to Meeting" will be available. Make a reservation with Larry Iboshi at

Future Meetings:

* February 21, 2020, One Day Symposium "Display and Visual Information Technologies", Costa Mesa Country Club. For information and registration go to


New Directions in Display Technology

Presented by: Los Angeles Chapter “The Birthplace of SID"
One-Day conference, Thursday, March 25th , 2021
On-line virtual event

          If you have already registered for the event, login in here.

One thing we can count on is that, the display firmament is about to shift under our feet, again. What displays will we see in our homes (TVs) and what will we see in our cars? Has the market grown or shrunk in these times of the pandemic? Will we see the rise of near eye displays? What new technologies will arise? Will we see more micro and Mini LEDs. Will we have larger color gamut and better touch displays?

This year's One Day Symposium will tell you what these technologies are, why they will (at least) partially displace the old standbys, and when we will see them in commercially available products. 

The Presentations (Program Time)

Ken Werner - "The Present State of Television".
Principal, Nutmeg Consultants.

Chris Chinnock - "8K & Light Field / Holographic Development"
Display Industry Consultant.

Bob O'Brien -" Display Market Analysis"
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Display Supply Chain Consultants.

Johan Bergquist - "The new display color capability metric."
Consultant, Tokyo, Japan.

Eric Virey - " Mini and Micro LEDs."
Senior Market and Technology Analyst, Yole Development, Fr.

Silviu Pala - "Automotive Displays"
Automotive Display Consultant, Automotive Display LLC Chair.

Gordon Wetzstein - "Near Eye Displays (AR/VR)"

Save the Date
Please register and join our panel of global experts at the SID LA Chapter One Day Symposium. Each presentation will be followed by a lively and free-wheeling Q&A session, for which the One Day Symposia have become famous.

Registration Fees for our virtual One-Day Symposium.
SID members: $100
Non-members : $150
Exhibitors : $200.
Students who are SID members are free.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Phil Joujon-Roche
SID LA Chapter Vice Chairman.


Past live conference 2020.


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