Archives 2001

Speaker: James D. Lyle, Silicon Image, Inc.

Speaker: James D. Lyle, Silicon Image, Inc.
Title: HDCP (HIGH-BANDWIDTH DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION) FUNDAMENTALS

Abstract: This presentation describes some of the “nuts-and-bolts” aspects of the HDCP system. The terminology, structure, and behavior of a typical system are described, with an emphasis on application.

Speaker Background: Jim Lyle is a senior staff engineer at Silicon Image, where his focus has been on the system architecture and integration of the company’s DVI and HDCP products. He has a degree in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and has worked at Tandem Computers, Sun Microsystems, and National Semiconductor. His other interests include antique radios and Scottish country dancing.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to Seminar Location: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: Michael Paukshto, Optiva, Inc., South San Francisco, CA

Speaker: Michael Paukshto, Optiva, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Title: E-TYPE POLARIZERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Abstract: New thin-film polarizers have been developed for optical applications. The polarization technology is based on liquid crystalline material built from dichroic dyes that can be deposited on virtually any substrate. Theoretical calculations and experimental results on viewing angle characterization of conventional O-type polarizers and new E-type polarizers are presented. At large viewing angles, the E-type polarizers demonstrate lower light leakage, higher contrast ratio and higher efficiency. Spectral performance depends on the composition of the dye mixture that is used to produce the polarizer coating. The new polarizers exhibit enhanced viewing angle and more design flexibility, providing new opportunities for the liquid crystal display industry. The results of the modeling and optimization of a 90o TN LCD using Optiva thin-film E-polarizer material reveal remarkable viewing angle and chromaticity characteristics. Measured data demonstrates good agreement with the simulations done by L. Silverstein.

Speaker Background: Michael V. Paukshto received Ph. D. and Dr. Sci. from St.Petersburg State University. From 1981 to 1994 he served as a Staff Senior Scientist at Smirnov Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics at St.-Petersburg State University. From 1994 to 1998 he is a Professor at St.-Petersburg University, as well as a Visiting Research Scientist at Institute for Mechanics and Materials at the University of California at San Diego. Since 1998, he is a Senior Scientist at Optiva, Inc. at South San Francisco.

Successfully completed research projects in the areas of optics of LCD, fiber optics, liquid film coating, tissue characterization by small-angle x-rays scattering, Cosserat spectrum theory, structural plasticity and fracture mechanics, molecular dynamics, atomic force microscopy, non-stationary nonlinear thermal-diffusion.

Author or co-author of five books and over 100 other scientific publications.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to Seminar Location: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: David E. Mentley, Senior Vice President at Stanford Resources-iSuppli

Speaker: David E. Mentley, Senior Vice President at Stanford Resources-iSuppli
Title: Reflective Displays Using MEMS Based Interferometric Modulators

Abstract: The display business has just had several years of wild growth and has not seen a contraction like the current one since 1998. This presentation will provide a candid look at the state of the display business in terms of current market size, realistic forecasts for the future, the pricing environment, application trends and the supply situation. Mr. Mentley will also provide updates on the prospects for OLED and microdisplay technologies.

Speaker Background: David E. Mentley is Senior Vice President at Stanford Resources-iSuppli and has been at the company since 1984. His education includes a BS degree in ceramic science from Alfred University, Alfred, NY, an MS degree in materials science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a MBA degree, specializing in marketing also from U.C. Berkeley. Before entering the electronic display world he worked in the electronic materials field.

Stanford Resources, an iSuppli Company, is the largest and most experienced market intelligence firm specializing in the electronic display industry. Stanford Resources leads the industry with a full line of comprehensive analyses on all electronic display markets: Flat panel displays, CRTs, monitors, projection systems, televisions, large-screen displays and emerging technology displays.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to Seminar Location: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: Mark W. Miles, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Iridigm Display Corp

Speaker: Mark W. Miles, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Iridigm Display Corp
Title: Reflective Displays Using MEMS Based Interferometric Modulators

Abstract: The demand for portable electronic products such as PDA’s, cell phones, and other handhelds is exploding as the desire to be mobile becomes a need, and wireless networks proliferate and increase bandwidth. Such products are particularly challenging applications for displays for a variety of reasons. These include the need for high brightness and contrast, viewability under a wide range of lighting conditions, and very low power consumption. Reflective LCDs and LCD variants are the dominant solution for these applications. They are however, inadequate for a number of reasons and are faced with ever increasing demands for performance as the target products increase in sophistication. The pressure for manufacturers to develop an alternative is very high as the display currently represents the last performance “bottleneck” in portable products.

Iridigm is developing a MEMS based technology which promises to meet and exceed the display requirements in these and other display-centric products. The core devices are called Interferometric Modulators (IMods) and comprise arrays of micromachined optical cavities fabricated on glass substrates. IMods exploit the attributes of MEMS and thin films by using optical interference to produce displays which are bright, fast, and consume very little power. All of the fundamental attributes of this technology have been demonstrated and prototypes of increasing complexity are being fabricated. The talk will briefly discuss the issues surrounding reflective displays and introduce and discuss the status of the technology. Strategies for manufacturing and business development will also be discussed. Both static and active prototypes will be available for viewing.

Speaker Background: Co-founder and Chief Technical Office of Iridigm Display Corporation. Mr. Miles has ten years of experience in the development of MEMS devices and processes and has been principal investigator for over ten MEMS related R&D efforts. These projects have been sponsored by both private organizations and government agencies including NSF, DARPA, BMDO, and AFOSR. Mr. Miles is the inventor of the Interferometric Modulator (iMoD). His research has centered around the design and fabrication of novel MOEMS for use in both display, telecom, and other applications requiring high speed, versatile optical modulators. Most recently his work has focused on the development of IMoDs and large area fabrication processes for use in direct view display applications. He received his BSEE from MIT in 1984, has five publications, and holds four patents.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to Seminar Location: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: Matthew Bone, Senior Director Optical Systems, Aurora Systems

Speaker: Matthew Bone, Senior Director Optical Systems, Aurora Systems
Title: DESIGN OBSTACLES FOR LCOS DISPLAYS IN PROJECTION APPLICATIONS

Abstract: Development of cost effective high performance optical architectures is crucial to enable the growth of LCOS displays in the business and consumer markets. In particular the design of the polarizing optics and associated color management must be considered very carefully. A number of optical design architectures for LCOS displays have been proposed. These will be reviewed and the performance of each discussed.

In all the designs described polarization management has proved to be a challenging technical obstacle that must be addressed. Polarization aberrations, glass selection and coating designs all have the potential to seriously degrade the integrity of polarized light. The consequence of this is reduced contrast and poor contrast uniformity. Both effects are undesirable and generally unacceptable. The origin of these effects will be described and potential remedies will be discussed.

Speaker Background: Currently manages development of liquid crystal design for Aurora LCOS products and optical system design. Has over 20 years experience in the field of Liquid Crystals, Flat Panel Displays, Projection Optics, Non-Imaging Optics and Display Systems Engineering. Experienced in the design of polarizing optics, illumination systems and imaging optics for front and rear project applications. Total of 17 publications and presentations covering Polarization Management, Optical System Design, Illumination, Electro optics, Liquid Crystal, Electrical Addressing and Materials Physics. Over 10 Patent applications covering Liquid Crystal Optics and Projection System design. BSc Honors Degree in Chemistry, UK.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to *NEW* Seminar Location: We are back at Apple!: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: Hash Pakbaz, Development Manager, OLED Displays OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Speaker: Hash Pakbaz, Development Manager, OLED Displays OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Title: OLED Technology Potential: Separating The Facts From the Hype

Abstract: Organic light emitting displays are one of the most talked about new display technologies today. After successful introduction of two new products utilizing this technology, the question of whether OLEDs are commercially viable has now turned to how fast OLEDs will penetrate the display market. In this presentation, I will try to address the true potential of OLED technology and distinguish some facts from hype. Since OOS activities are focused on semiconducting polymers, naturally my presentation will be somewhat biased towards the PLEDs.

Speaker Background: Hash Pakbaz received his Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. At UCSB, under the direction of Prof. Alan Heeger, he studied the fundamental electro-optical properties of semiconducting polymers and polymer based light emitting diodes. In 1994, he took a position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab to establish an OLED activity. In 1997, he took a position at Siemens Opto-electronics as part of a small team investigating the commercial viability of OLED technology. He is currently responsible for all OLED R&D activities at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (OOS), a Siemens company.

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to Seminar Location: Apple Town Hall Auditorium, 4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

This is just off of De Anza Blvd. just south of 280 and a few miles north of 85. Head east on Mariani Ave. and take a left at the end of Mariani Ave. Entrance to Infinite Loop 4 is on the east side of Apple campus.

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408-734-9200 x777 or mflynn@inviso.com

Speaker: Charles W. McLaughlin, McLaughlin Consulting Group

Speaker: Charles W. McLaughlin, McLaughlin Consulting Group
Title: New Display Options for Information Appliances

Abstract: With the maturation of the PC industry, the big guns in the display industry are turning their attention to information appliances and we are seeing a new generation of small, low power, full color video LCDs emerging. But that isn’t all. A host of developers are bursting onto the scene with bright and colorful OLED flat panels and microdisplay based headsets and embedded personal displays enable high definition images for palm sized platforms.

Speaker Background: Charles W. McLaughlin is a principal at McLaughlin Consulting Group, Menlo Park, CA, (www.mcgweb.com), a flat panel marketing and technology consultancy. He is currently editing and co-authoring a series of reports on microdisplays and their application in projection and personal display systems. Contact information: tel: (650) 323-7155; fax: (650) 323-7744; email: chuck@mcgweb.com

Post-Seminar Dinner: The seminar is free. Please join our speaker for dinner ($10-20) afterwards. Directions to the restaurant will be handed out at the seminar.

Directions to *NEW* Seminar Location: Kaiser Electronics Headquarters, 2701 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134-2083

From 101, take the Trimble exit. Head east on Trimble for 1/2 mile, then left at the light onto Orchard Parkway. Take Orchard Parkway north. After 100 yards you will see Kaiser Electronics Sign on the left. Turn into the parking lot AFTER the sign, which is on the north side of the building. Enter the side door nearest to the parking lot entrance. (great map at www.kaiserelectronics.com)

From 880 or 680 exit at Montague, and take Montague west. One mile west of 880 take the left turn onto Trimble. After 1/2 mile take a right onto Orchard Parkway. After 100 yards you will see Kaiser Electronics Sign on the left. Turn into the parking lot AFTER the sign, which is on the north side of the building. Enter the side door nearest to the parking lot entrance. (great map at www.kaiserelectronics.com)

For additional information contact Mark Flynn @ 408.423.3000 x1091 or flynnm@kaisere.com