March 26, 2015 - 6:00PM
SID New England Chapter Technical Meeting & Company Tour
MicroDisplays and Optics modules for Smart Headsets
Please join us for a rare opportunity to learn more about the latest technology in Microdisplays and associated optics from one of the leaders in this field. In this talk, an introduction to Kopin and its transmissive microdisplays, compact optics modules and low-power driver ASICs for smart headsets will be presented. Concept smart headset systems utilizing these components will be demonstrated as well.
Thursday March 26, 2015 - 6:00PM
125 NORTH DRIVE
WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581
Snacks and Beverages will be provided
Dr. Hong Choi
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Hong Choi is Chief Technology Officer of Kopin Corporation. He has been working in formulating the Company’s business and R&D strategies and is in charge of intellectual properties. Prior to joining Kopin in 2000, Dr. Choi was working as a Senior Staff member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory. He received his Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
January 29, 2015 - 5:30PM
ANNUAL DINNER and TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
SID New England Chapter will host the Annual SID New England Dinner with Technical Presentations at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham MA on January 29, 2015 with events beginning at 5:30PM.
Ken Werner from Nutmeg Consultants and John Van Derlofske from 3M will be the guest speakers who will present a review of Advanced Television Displays Technologies and Products.
Event admission is $25 for members of SID and OSA, $30 for non-members and $10 for Students. A buffet dinner will be provided. A cash bar will be available.
Please RSVP to Paul Breen by Thursday January 22, 2015 if you plan to attend. A DVD containing the charts used in the technical presentations will be provided to each attendee. Additional details are provided below. Hope to see you there.
SID Annual Meeting, Dinner and Technical Presentations
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St. Waltham, MA, 02451
Schedule of Events:
5:30PM Networking Reception & Cocktails
6:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM Presentations
Guest Speakers & Topics:
Ken Werner, Nutmeg Consultants
An Overview of Advanced Television Display Technologies
John Van Derlofske, Senior Research Scientist, 3M
Advanced Television Display Technology Products
Television has been mired in a swamp of commodization, but several technologies now entering the market promise to re-ignite the consumer’s enthusiasm and encourage them to pay for premium features.
The technologies featured in these presentation – OLED, IGZO, Quantum-dot enhancement components, 4K, 2K to 4K up- conversions and Sharp Q+ are available in commercial products, although they are not yet mainstream. Some will increase their market presence slowly, but at least one will enter the marketplace in the near term.
As the definition of “television” expands, and as consumers spend more time doing their TV and video viewing on smaller screens, we shall see new “television” technologies migrating to phone, tablets and industrial applications.
Exit at the Wyman /Winter St Exits off Rt. #128, go north on Winter St Remain in the far right lane through two sets of lights, passing the Embassy Suites Hotel on your left. Travel around the Cambridge Reservoir (on right) for approximately .5 mile (pass AstraZeneca on left). Take next left at the granite sign announcing Health Point and Waltham Woods Corporate Center. Travel up the hill following the green signs to Waltham Woods Corporate Center for approximately .3 mile and turn left into the parking lot for the Massachusetts Medical Society/Conference Center at Waltham Woods. Park near the Conference Center entrance. Designated parking is available for individuals with special needs. Enter the lobby through the glass doors.
Next Meeting Information
Hosted by The New England Section of the Optical Society of America
How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap! Odd Excursions in Optics
The Ray Gun is a familiar pop culture icon, ubiquitous in science fiction and fantasies from Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon through Star Trek and Star Wars to the latest movies. But it is not an obvious or inevitable outgrowth of speculative fiction – there are no ray guns in the works of Jules Verne, or in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s stories of Mars (at least, until they started to appear elsewhere in fiction). Where did it come from, and how did it assume the central position it occupies in futuristic and alien armories?
MEETING SPONSORED BY
Stephen R. Wilk
Stephen R. Wilk is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America, and for the past decade has been a Contributing Editor for Optics and Photonics News. He has worked for GE, AOtec, Optikos, Textron, Lincoln Labs, Cognex, and elsewhere. Steve has been a Visiting Professor of Electro-Optics at Tufts and a Visiting Scientist at MIT. He has written on Optics, Physics, History, Mythology, and Pop Culture. His first book was Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon. His latest book is How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap! – Odd Excursions in Optics, which was published by Oxford University Press in October.
Pre-registration discount DINNER reservations must be made by 6 PM, September 15, 2014, the Monday before the meeting. Full-price reservation accepted thereafter. Walk-ins welcome at full-price. MEETING-ONLY registrations appreciated by September 17, the day before the meeting.
Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617.584.0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:
- DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
- Name(s) and membership status
- Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)
Rebeccas Cafe (Located in back of the office complex)
275 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
(Map to Rebecca's).
Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:45, Meeting—7:30 PM.
Vegetarian option available on request
|| Register on/before
DINNER Reservation Date
| Late Reservations
NES/OSA & SID
Members and their guests
| $25.00 each
|| $30.00 (See NOTE Below)
NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We will maintain the current dinner prices for those reserving dinner on the requested date but still try to accommodate late reservations.
ADVANCED “TELEVISION” DISPLAY PRESENTATION
Television has been mired in a swamp of commodization , but several technologies now entering the market promise to re-ignite the consumer’s enthusiasm and encourage them to pay for premium features .
The technologies featured in his presentation –OLED,IGZO, quantum-dot enhancement components , 4K, 2K to 4K up- conversion and Sharp Q+ are available in commercial products , although they are not yet mainstream. Some will increase their market presence slowly, but at least one will explode in 2014
As our definition of “television” expands, and as consumers spend more time doing their TV and video viewing on smaller screens , we shall see new “television” technologies migrating to phone, tablets and industrial applications .
Ken Werner , of Nutwood Associates, a technology observer of the displays sector will present an overview of advanced television technologies.
Much of the information and many of the insights to be presented were originally presented by a roster of speakers at SID LA Chapter’s “One Day Conference on Advanced Television Technologies” held on February 7,2014 for which Ken was program chair. Their individual contributions will be acknowledged during tonight’s presentation.
This presentation will be held at the Sheraton Framingham , Framingham ,MA on May 1, 2014 @ 6PM.Refreshments and pizza will be served. A cash bar is available .
Admission for SID members is $15,. Admission for other members of other technical organization is $20.
Admission for students is $5.
Please send an Email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to Paul Breen by April 24th of your intension to attend.
The technologies described in this presentation can be viewed at the SID annual technical Symposium to be held in San Diego from June 1 to 6 this year.
Solid State Lighting a Modern Revolution
Join us and our colleagues in the NES/OSA to enjoy a great evening of dinner, technical education, and networking on Thursday April 18, 2013 in Auburndale, MA. This joint meeting with the NES/OSA and their invited speaker Peter Goldstein from Philips Color Kinetics promises to not only give us new insights into the transformation of the lighting industry from incandescent and fluorescent light sources to LEDs but also the chance to meet new friends and enjoy a nice meal away from the daily office grind. The event will be held at:
Rebeccas Cafe (Located in back of the office complex)
275 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:45, Meeting—7:30 PM
Please use this link to get details including the presentation abstract, reservation deadline and link, fees, and directions. SID members receive the same discount as NES/OSA members. Please remember to use their web link or call the phone number provided to make your reservation. They do not take reservations by email.