The SID International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition

The Society for Information Display (SID)-the global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology-today unveiled the final program for Display Week 2008: The SID International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition. This year's forum, now in its 46th year, is set to feature a blockbuster program spotlighting leading manufacturers and academic and research institutions from around the world. Hollywood will roll out the red carpet for Display Week, which will premiere May 18 and last through May 23, 2008, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

"The lineup of this year's Display Week is extremely exciting, " noted Display Week's general chair, Amal Ghosh. "With a record number of high-caliber submissions and top presenters, the 2008 program will be unparalleled to those of years past. Moreover, we will be hosting a number of events that will delve into today's latest display trends. Some of the more notable topics include a face-off on where TV is really going, the continued growth of mobile applications and what the display industry is bringing to the table in the area of touch technologies. We will also see more on 3D, where we've seen Hollywood reinvigorate the technology's viability with big-budgeted feature films exhibited in stereoscopic 3D, as well as a look at next-generation 3D display technologies."

The Symposium at Display Week 2008 kicks off on the morning of Tuesday, May 20, with keynotes from the following top executives: Paul (Shuang-Lang) Peng, senior vice president and general manager, Information Technology Display Business Group, AU Optronics Corp.; Yoshito Shiraishi, general manager, E-Products and Business Development Department, TV Business Group, Sony Corp.; and Mary Lou Jepsen, founder, Pixel Qi. These esteemed industry leaders will speak, respectively, on green products and their introduction into the TFT-LCD industry; the challenges of being the first OLED TV manufacturer; and the role of displays in ultra-low-cost computer designs for the world's underprivileged.

In its efforts to continue influencing next-generation advancements, in Hollywood and elsewhere, the Display Week Symposium will feature a record 73 sessions of invited and contributed papers featuring 272 oral presentations and 238 poster presentations addressing such leading-edge topics as plasma, OLEDs, electronic paper (e-paper), AMLCDs, projection to microdisplays and 3D displays, among others.

The four-day conference is divided into 12 broad tracks covering the latest technology areas, including Active-Matrix Displays; Applied Vision and Human Factors; Displays Applications; Display Electronics; Display Manufacturing; Display Measurement; Display Systems; Emissive Displays; Field-Emission Displays; Liquid-Crystal Technology; Organic LEDs; Projection Displays.

Also part of Display Week is SID's annual Business conference. Slated for Monday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 20, the conference will feature an exciting lineup of senior executives at leading display industry organizations. The returning Investor conference will be held on Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21. Co-sponsored by securities and investment banking firm Cowen & Co., LLC, this conference will feature company presentations from leading public and private display companies, intended to appeal primarily to securities analysts, portfolio managers, investors, M&A specialists and display company executives.

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