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SID LA Chapter One-Day Conference

February 10, 2023.

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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

New Directions in Display Technology 

One-Day Conference
SAVE the Date: February 10, 2023


2023 Registration Now Closed

The annual SID LA Chapter One-Day Conference returns to LIVE presentations, a luncheon, and exhibitors for 2023!  It’s an excellent opportunity to meet display experts in person, see some old friends, and learn about crucial display technologies and market trends.  Will we see the rise of near-eye displays? Will we see improved and novel Micro LEDs? How have lasers revolutionized projection displays? How will a larger color gamut and improved HMI enhance viewer experience?  This year's One Day Symposium will update you on these technology areas and help you assess when we can expect to see them in commercially available products.

Although the venue has changed – at the DoubleTree in Buena Park – the conference objectives are the same: in-person presentations by respected experts in pertinent areas of display technology, with an expanded opportunity to ask questions and engage them directly during breaks and at lunch.  The topics include:

1. Display Market Analysis
3. Projection Displays
4. Wide color gamut and HDR
5. Micro LEDs
6. Near-eye displays (AR/VR) 


1. Ross Young, Co-Founder & CEO, DSCC
2. Pete Palomaki, Chief Scientist, Palomaki Consulting
3. David Eccles, Consultant, Display Systems
4. Phillip Warren , Research and Development in Image Technology
5. Seth Coe-Sullivan, Co-founder and President, NS Nanotech
6. Bernard Kress, Optical Engineering - AR hardware, Google

The presentations are followed by an extended Q&A time for interacting with the speakers and attendees, networking with your display colleagues, and opportunities to discuss your design and test challenges with exhibitors.  In all, a refreshing change from your virtual conferences and Zoom meetings!

Please save the date and join our panel of display experts at the SID LA Chapter One-Day Symposium.  We look forward to seeing you on February 10, 2023. Here is the program schedule.
This talk will feature DSCC’s latest display market and technology outlook. It will focus on:
•    The latest results for 2022 display revenues and shipments by market and technology;
•    DSCC’s latest long term forecast through 2027 by technology, market, fab schedules, capacity, etc.
•    How display technology performance and market share is likely to evolve as OLED, MiniLED LCD and MicroLED competition heats up. OLEDs will keep getting better with tandem OLED stacks, phosphorescent blue OLED emitters, G8.7 high mobility oxide backplanes and G8.7 fine metal mask vacuum thermal evaporation boosting display brightness, efficiency and lifetimes while lowering cost. In the LCD camp, MiniLED backlights bring premium performance with costs that are expected to fall rapidly. While LCDs and OLEDs continue to improve, the emerging threat of MicroLEDs looms. Which technology is best positioned for long term success?

Ross Young is the co-founder and CEO of DSCC. Previously, he started, ran and sold DisplaySearch which he started with less than $500 in capital and grew to over $10M in revenues. He has also worked throughout the display supply chain including at a TV brand, panel supplier, multiple equipment suppliers and a materials  supplier.

Shortly after completing graduate school at UCSD and Japan’s Tohoku University in International Management, Young published a book on the semiconductor industry called Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry published by the University of Texas.

Young also completed 12 IRONMAN triathlons including the World Championships in Kona in 2016.

You can also find him on Twitter at @DSCCRoss where he shares the future of the display industry with over 25K followers.


Quantum Dot enabled displays have become a mainstay of modern display technology, especially in the TV segment. QD-films are the most commonly utilized form factor used to convert blue LED light to red and green for wide color gamut and high brightness. However more recently QD-OLED has become a top-tier display using QDs to convert from blue OLED at the sub-pixel level, providing an amazing viewing experience. We take a peek inside TVs that contain QDs, from the basic QD-film approach, through the newest QD-OLED approach. Using in-depth optical and spectral analysis and complete video teardowns we will start with the entire display and drill all the way down to the details of the QDs themselves, learning a bit along the way about how these materials are utilized now and into the future.



Peter Palomaki is the owner and chief scientist at Palomaki Consulting, LLC, where he consults with companies around the world on understanding, characterizing, and implementing QD and other nanomaterial technologies. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Rensselaer and has developed QD enabled optical technologies at National Renewable Energy Laboratory along with multiple companies, including QD Vision. He has become a trusted speaker, writer, and QD industry veteran on whom clients rely for his problem-solving capabilities and deep network in the display industry.



The state-of-the-art of projection technology and applications will be covered. It will start with a brief history of significant developments in projectors and components and explain how they have led to the current-day projectors and applications. Technology will cover DLP, LCoS and LCD imagers; light engines; and light sources including LED and laser. Applications will include consumer, cinema, flight simulator and industrial products. Industry leading projectors products will be reviewed as well as what the future holds in store. 


Dave Eccles has 47 years of experience in display systems including projectors and flat panel displays for consumer, industrial, and military electronics. He has extensive experience developing projection technology and applying it to products, systems and aircraft flight simulators. 

Dave served as SID Vice-President for the Americas 2002-2004; most recently he was responsible for updating the Projection Milestone Technology chart for SID Display Week. He continues serve on the peer review committee evaluating projector and display system technology papers. He has served on industry boards and standards committees. Dave has authored papers for technical journals and magazines and has presented at display conferences.

His roles in displays have included VP of design engineering and manufacturing at Sony where his team developed the first HDTV to market in the USA. His career has taken him from Hughes Aircraft Company with the development of the precursor of LCoS projectors, to Sony, to international consulting, then to Colins Aerospace for projector-based flight simulators.


High Dynamic Range, or HDR, holds an intense promise with the stunning imagery it offers- yet is not perfectly understood by consumers.  Here we define HDR through specs and standards, discuss what HDR can be when appropriately implemented, reveal why it can fall short of expectations, and emphasize why it's so important that we hold content creators to a higher standard to prevent viewer disillusionment.  We'll cover broadcast, streaming, and cinema applications.


Phil Warren is an image scientist, photographer, and coder.  Following 12 years in research and development with Dolby's Advanced Technology Group, he continues to work in image research through Panavision.  He has been active in standardization bodies such as SID, the ICDM, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  He is currently co-chair of 30MR, the metadata and registers group, of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE).  He passionately pursues furthering technology to empower creativity.


Nanoscale Semiconductors in the Pandemic Era
1.    Nanomaterials meet compound semiconductors
2.    Quantum dots in LCD, miniLED, and microLED displays
3.    Nanowires for microLED and nanoLED displays
4.    NanoLEDs for disinfection


Seth is co-founder, board member, Chief Executive Officer, and President of NS Nanotech, Inc. a spin-out of University of Michigan based on technology developed by Professor Zetian Mi.  NS Nanotech is the world-leader in solid-state far-UVC disinfection, launching the ShortWaveLight Emitter in 2020.  

Until 2019 he was Chief Technology Officer of Luminit LLC, where his team launched the world’s first volume holographic combiner product for augmented reality displays.  Before joining Luminit, Seth was co-founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Technology Officer of QD Vision, which was acquired by Samsung.  He also currently advises several start-up companies in their early technology development phases. Coe-Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Sc.B from Brown University. 

He has more than 50 papers, patents, and patents pending in the fields of inorganic and organic light emitting devices, quantum dots, displays, and environmental health and safety.  Dr. Coe-Sullivan has received many industry awards including Technology Review Magazine’s TR35 Award, BusinessWeek’s top young entrepreneurs, Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Award, the SEMI Award for North America, and the Presidential Green Chemistry Award. Most recently he received the Society for Information Display’s Peter Brody Award for his pioneering work bringing quantum dot technology to market, and ShortWaveLight was a top 10 product of the year in Electronic Products. 


Mass adoption of AR,VR and MR headsets as gateways to Metaverse use cases and smart glasses for contextual displays is contingent on solving all three immersive displays comfort pillars: wearable, visual and social. To do so, novel display architectures need to be developed and implemented, a step beyond the traditional direct view and/or display engine + optical combiner concepts which ruled the past decades of product developments in this field. Novel multifunctional display building blocks integrating both image generation, image combining as well as sensing in a monolithic transparent hybrid optoelectronic component are key to designing effective all-day use forgettable smart glasses. Such hybrid functional integration on a transparent substrate require major developments in display technologies, micro-optical engineering as well as in novel computational display algorithms based on multi-path planar architectures“.


Bernard has been involved in Optics and Photonics for the past 25 years as an author, instructor, associate professor, engineer, and hardware development manager in academia, start-ups and multinational corporations, with a focus on micro-optics, diffractive and holographic optics. He successively worked on products developments in the fields of optical computing, optical telecom, optical data storage, optical anti-counterfeiting, industrial optical sensors and more recently in immersive displays for augmented and mixed reality systems. 
Bernard published several books, holds close to 100 patents, and wrote a few hundred papers on these topics. 
He is the 2023 President of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He also set up and chairs various SPIE conferences including the SPIE AR/VR/MR co-located with Photonics West and the SPIE Digital Optical Technologies co-located with Laser Munich. He is also a short course instructor on micro-optics and ARVR displays and hosts the monthly online SPIE AR|VR|MR fireside chats.
Bernard held engineering management positions at Google [X] Labs since 2010 (Google Glass) and Microsoft since 2015 (HoloLens). He is since 2021 the Director for XR engineering at Google in Mountain View, CA.

Past live conference 2020.


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