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Past Meeting Information

SID New England will hosting its Annual SID New England Dinner and Supplier Fair at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, MA with events beginning at 5:00 pm. Dr. Amal Ghosh from eMagin Corp. is our guest speaker and will be presenting High Resolution Full Color Active Matrix OLED Microdisplays.
The event is $20 for members (SID, SMPTE, OSA, SPIE), $30 for non-members, and $10 for students. Please RSVP with your choice of entrée (chicken, fish or vegetarian) to James  Eakin at: and David Trzcinski at: by

Monday March 5, 2012. Additional details are provided below.  Hope to see you there.

Meeting Information:
SID Annual Meeting, Dinner and Supplier Fair
Thursday March 8, 2012
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA 01701
Schedule of Events:
5:00 pm...Supplier Fair, Networking Reception & Cocktails
6:45 pm...Dinner
7:30 pm...Presentation
Dinner Choice: Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian
$20 Members (SID, SMPTE, OSA, SPIE), $30 Non-members, $10 Students


Guest Speaker:
Dr. Amal Ghosh, Sr. Vice President R&D
eMagin Corp.
High Resolution Full Color Active Matrix OLED Microdisplays 

Thank you to our Suppliers:
Arrow Electronics
Berkshire Electronics
Gunze Technologies
View Thru Technologies
Presentation Abstract:

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology has significantly matured over the last decade. Many products are being fielded in the consumer, military, industrial and medical markets.  eMagin is the first and only manufacturer of active-matrix OLED microdisplays on silicon. These displays perform at low-power levels, extended temperature ranges and provide image performance that surpasses many other technologies. eMagin’s OLED Microdisplays are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
eMagin’s OLED technology uses a highly efficient top-emitter architecture. The emitted light is white and color displays are obtained by incorporating R, G, B color filters over a thin film encapsulated OLED device. High glass-transition temperature (Tg) materials are used so that the devices can withstand a large range of temperatures. The back-plane is made of single crystal silicon and uses CMOS technology for the driving circuitry.
The presentation will encompass an overview of eMagin’s OLED micro-display technology, existing product lines, various applications and products that are under development.

Last meeting - Joint meeting between


SMPTE New England & SID New England


Date: Wednesday, January, 18, 2012

Time: Refreshments at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

Location: WCVB-TV Channel 5
5 TV Place
Needham, MA
Just off Route

Please RSVP in advance for this event for planning.  RSVPs and questions can be emailed to James Eakin at: or David Trzcinski at:


Advanced Display Technology - 2 Presentations!!!


Organic Light Emitting Diode Displays

Gary Mandle, Sony Electronics Inc.

Mr. Mandle will discuss and demo OLED critical viewing and evaluation Professional Broadcast Monitors.

A Look Back -- and Forward -- at Holographic TV

V. Michael Bove, Jr. MIT Media Lab

Since the discontinuation of CRT manufacturing, there have been a number of new display technologies that say they are equal replacements. Up until this time, that statement has been suspect at best. However, a new technology has been introduced that by user accounts, not only meets the performance of the CRT, but in all but one area, surpasses it. This presentation will talk about OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode). It will explain how it works, what its advantages are and how it compares to other technologies currently used in the production environment. It will also talk about the efforts to build OLED monitors and the offerings currently available.

Holographic television, an autostereoscopic process that uses light diffraction to produce 3D images, has been discussed at SMPTE meetings since 1965 (and diffractive 2D television since the 1930s!). But recent technological developments in other domains are finally making end-to-end holographic TV systems begin to look practical. In my presentation I'll explain what holographic TV is, the technical requirements to make it happen, and what my research group and others are doing about it.



About our Speakers

Gary Mandle, Sr. Product Manager, Sony Electronics Inc.

Mr. Mandle has worked within the Sony Professional Solutions Group for more than 26 years in the development and marketing of new display products. These technologies include CRT, SXRD (LCOS), LCD, and now OLED products. His current focus is on Sony’s OLED technologies intended for video and film production & post production applications. Other areas of work include the design of camera image stabilization systems and CCD sensor development where he holds multiple patents. Memberships include SMPTE, CIE, IEEE, SID and OSA.


V. Michael Bove, Jr. MIT Media Lab

Mr. Bove holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in visual studies, and a Ph.D. in media technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory, and co-directs the Center for Future Storytelling and the consumer electronics working group CE2.0. He is the author / coauthor of more than 60 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware / software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics.



WCVB-TV is just off Route 128: Take Route 128 to the Highland Avenue exit going west. Take the first right onto Gould St. and the station will be on your right. Please use the entrance after Muzi Ford and park in the large lot to the left just before the array of large satellite dishes.



Past Meeting Information

Date: Thursday November 17, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm (pizza and refreshments), 7:00 pm (presentation)

Location: Pixtronix, Inc. Andover, MA (see directions below)
(Use the left entrance of the building. Cafeteria is located at the lower level) 


Please RSVP in advance since space is limited for this event.  RSVPs and questions can be emailed to James Eakin at: or David Trzcinski at: davidtrzcinski@gmail.comGuest Speaker
Mr. Rodrigo Gomes, 3M Touch SystemsTopic
Why is Multi-Touch Important AbstractAlthough touch screens have been around for decades, a paradigm shift to multi-touch interaction has emerged. The new touch ecosystem includes single and multiple finger gesturing, natural user interfaces, and multi-user solutions. This presentation will provide insight into the multi-touch ecosystem, including gestures, terminology, operating systems, and much more. We will also shed light on how different technologies are positioned to support the enhanced user interface requirements.In addition, we will showcase some of 3M’s multi-touch solutions designed to take advantage of the top three trends in the touch market. These products meet or exceed Windows 7 AQ requirements and are a key driver of the Windows 8 requirements. About the SpeakerRodrigo Gomes has worked in quality, manufacturing, product management, and is currently a product marketing manager for 3M Touch Systems. His broad background has exposed him to many of 3M’s touch technologies, including resistive, surface capacitive, bending wave, projected capacitive touch technologies, as well as most competing technologies.Directions to Pixtronix300 Ballardvale Street, Bldg 2, Suite 123, Wilmington, MA 01887 (978) 289-1400This building is located on the Andover/Wilmington line; and has two addresses as a result. Utilizing internet mapping programs may not be successful as the building numbers on Ballardvale are not sequential (i.e., you will notice 320 is situated before 300)
From I-93 Heading North (towards NH)Take Exit 41 (Route 125) and a right at the end of the ramp (merging into the left lane). Take a left at the first light (Ballardvale Street) and after 1.2 miles take a left into the parking lot just opposite Research Drive on the right. Suite 123 is located in Building 2.From I-93 Heading South (towards Boston)

Take Exit 41 (Rte 125) and take a left at the end of the ramp (merging into the left lane) and follow directions above.


Past Meeting Information
Date: Wednesday October 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm (pizza and refreshments), 7:00 pm (presentation)

Location: Prysm, Inc., 45 Winthrop St., Concord, MA 01742

Guest Speaker
Dr. Phil Malyak
Sr. Director of Optical Engineering, Prysm, Inc.

Laser Phosphor Display, technical talk and demonstration



In this talk, we discuss the Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology which Prysm began developing in 2005. The technology utilizes solid-state lasers and optical scanning to create an image on a phosphor-based panel. We describe the principle of operation and the key components of an LPD display; i.e., laser engine, phosphor panel and system control. We discuss the unique features of LPD which result in a display that has: (1) a modular, bezel-free form-factor that allows individual tiles to be configured into large, virtually seamless video walls, (2) a viewing angle of 178° (horizontal and vertical) over which color gamut and image contrast are maintained, and (3) very low power consumption. 

About the Speaker

Phil Malyak is Sr. Director of Optical Engineering at Prysm, Inc. and is co-inventor of the laser phosphor display technology. Phil has previously worked at Dragon Fire, Zygo TeraOptix, Firefly Technologies, Adaptive Optics Associates and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo.




SID New England
2008/2009 Schedule
10/16 Pixtronix - Jignesh Gandhi
11/20 Luminus - Stephane Bellosguardo
2/12 3D Displays; Chris Chinnock - annual dinner
3/26 What's all the Hype about touch screens and multi-touch? - 3M Touch Systems - Dave Henry, Rodrigo Gomes and Tom Rebeschi 
4/17 TBD
5/15 TBD
Past Technical Meetings
Chapter Bylaws


Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way 01730 *
Yellow building, 2nd floor

When you enter Mudge Way, take the first left, following the road down to the Yellow building in the corner with the circle drive in front.

SID Evening Talk

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's all the Hype about touch screens and multi-touch?

The Apple I-phone has generated a lot of buzz about touch screens and multi-touch capability. This presentation will start with a discussion of Touch screen technologies including resistive, IR crossed light, Surface Acoustic Wave, Capacitive - surface and projected, and IR cameras including the Microsoft table top. Then get into a discussion of multi-touch technologies with different vendor definitions.

Multi-touch can be expressed as a 2 touch indication that provides pinch, rotate, and zoom capabilities or as a full 10 finger multi-touch capability with touch and track. The fundamentals of multi-touch will be discussed and the truth will be revealed.

A team of engineers from 3M Touch systems will discuss the topic. They include project engineers, development engineers, and program managers with 30 years experience in Touch technologies.

  • Dave Henry, Program Manager
  • Rodrigo Gomes, New Product Development Manager
  • Tom Rebeschi, Senior Design Specialist

SID New England Annual Dinner

Thursday, Februrary 12, 2009

Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886(978) 692-8200

5:30 - 7:00 Networking Reception & Cocktails
7:00 - 8:00 Dinner
8:00 - 9:00 Feature Presentation "3D Displays; Chris Chinnock"
9:00 - 9:15 Q & A

The evening will be focused on 3D display technologies with Chris Chinnock (President, Insight Media) as our featured speaker and table top exhibits of 3D display technologies before dinner.

The engaging digital 3D experience...
latest overview of 3D related display applications, technology, and standards development for cinema, consumer, or professional applications.

Setting the stage, a useful reference family tree that briefly describes the more popular approaches and organizes these approaches to better understand the features and benefits of each will be presented.

Highlighting cinema technologies with a brief description of home technologies, new information about how we will personally experience 3D everyday such as 3D cinema, 3D television, 3D gaming, 3D advertizing, and 3D cell phones. New prospects for glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3D displays in professional applications, with some compromises in the viewing zones and resolution, are finding new uses and expanding markets in signage, office lobbies and entertainment. The status of commercial displays plus anecdotes with the latest news from CES provides the up-to-date picture of the blossoming 3D opportunity.

About the Speaker
Chris Chinnock
Insight Media

Chris Chinnock is the President of Insight Media, a market research, publishing and consulting firm focused on the emerging parts of the display industry including 3D, LED/Laser displays, e-paper/flexible displays, green display technolopgy and more. Mr. Chinnock is also the co-founder of the 3D @ Home Consortium, a 39-member organization dedicated to speeding the adoption of 3D in the home. In addition to the leadership and information services that Insight Media provides to the 3D @ Home Consortium, the firm is perhaps the leading source of information about the 3D industry. It offers a series of reports (3D Technology, 3DTV, Autostereoscopic 3D, 3D for Gaming (coming) and 3D for Mobile Applications (coming)), conferences (3D BizEx), news (Large Display Report and Mobile Display Report) and consulting services. A 20-year veteran of the display industry, Mr. Chinnock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Colorado.

Reserve your seat today!

11/20 Luminus - Stephane Bellosguardo

Presentation Overview

PhlatLight: a large area LED for large Displays
PhlatLight LEDs are a unique type of large area LEDs that have been invented to accelerate the penetration of solid state lighting in displays.

This presentation will explain how this disruptive technology enables for the first time LEDs in mainstream projection systems as well as large screen TVs with edge-lit backlights.

About the Speaker
Stephane Bellosguardo
Director of Product Marketing,

Stephane Bellosguardo is Director of Product Marketing for Display solutions at Luminus devices. He has over 13 years experience in the semiconductor industry in product marketing / management roles as well as applications engineering. Before Luminus, he help positions at Motorola, Applied Micro Circuits Corp and Agere Systems. He holds a MSc from Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Telecommunicaions, France.

10/16 Pixtronix - Jignesh Gandhi

Presentation Overview

MEMS-Based Direct View Displays Using Digital Micro Shutters
Multimedia functionality is increasingly becoming a central attribute for portable consumer electronics devices which continue to demand increasingly advanced video-capable high image quality displays. Today's incumbent display technologies such as TFT LCD force mobile consumer electronics OEMs to make trade offs between power consumption and image quality.

The Pixtronix™ DMS display technology , based on micromachined light modulators, eliminates the need for this power / performance trade off by providing 145% NTSC color gamut, 24-bit color, 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 170° view angles and high brightness, all at roughly ¼ the power consumption of competing TFT-LCD or AMOLED displays of the same size and luminance.

This presentation will describe the Pixtronix DMS™ display technology, based upon new MEMS pixel light modulator, introduce the four key elements of the display design and operation, and present the resultant performance achieved on our 2.5" QVGA samples, followed by a demonstration.

About the Speaker
Jignesh Gandhi, Ph. D.
Director of Optics
Pixtronix Inc.

Jignesh Gandhi is the Director of Optics at Pixtronix Inc. where his responsibilities include development of all optics related aspects of the Pixtronix DMS technology. These include development of backlight, display optical design, specification and validation of display performance and optical algorithms for the display image.

Jignesh has been associated with display and electro-optics industry for over 14 years, working primarily in LCoS industry in LC display design and process development. Prior to Pixtronix, Jignesh worked at Philips LCoS Microdisplay systems helping them develope prototype assembly capability as well as display performance improvement via algorithm improvements. Prior to Philips, he was working with Hana Microdisplay in Ohio in variety of positions contributing to design and process development. Other areas of contributions include 3-D display technology development at Vizta3D and Transmissive LCoS technology at Radiant Images, Inc.

Jignesh earned his B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. He also served as a post-doctoral fellow at Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, Ohio.