Archives 2016

Speaker: Dr. Michael Hack, VP of Business Development, Universal Display Corporation

Title: Status and Opportunities for Phosphorescent OLED Technology

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Abstract: OLED displays are now in commercial production for a range of products from cell phones, tablets, through to the new UHD TV’s and virtual reality products. They offer excellent visual performance, and through the use of phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) technology, lower power consumption than AMLCDs. OLEDs possess novel features such as transparency and flexibility, which will further increase their market potential over the next few years, and provide a much greater differentiation from the current competition. UDC is a pioneer in the development of phosphorescent OLED technology and materials for both display and lighting applications. In this presentation we outline the status, and opportunities for PHOLED technology and outline a roadmap to link exciting new products to technological advances.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation. He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products, with a special focus on flexible display applications and solid-state lighting. Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology. Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.

2016 October 13

Special Bay Area SID talk at Stanford University

Speaker: Dr. Achin Bhowmilk
Title: Project Alloy with Intel RealSense Technology

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Speaker: Matthew O’Toole
Title: Probing Light Paths for 3D Shape and Indirect Appearance

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2016 September 13

Speaker: Sonny Vo, PhD, Director of NanoFabrication, Leia Inc.
Title: Manipulating Holograms in the Palm of Your Hand

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2016 August 16

Speaker: Robert Jan Visser, PhD, Sr Director CTO Group Applied Materials
Title: Thin Film Encapsulation and R2R Barrier Films for Flexible OLED Displays

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2016 July 12

Speaker: Jimmy Holliman, CEO & President Eeonyx Corporation
Title: Making the ‘New Silicon’ of the 21st Century

Abstract: Flexible devices and smart fabrics are in demand from a whole host of applications from aerospace to consumer electronics to apparel for the benefits of lower weight, durability and cost. Conductive polymers are making inroads into these exciting new applications, enabling AR/VR, flexible devices, camouflage for airplanes, state-of-the art antennas and satellites. The speaker will talk about the materials and technology, applications and also bring product and end device samples for the audience to experience.

Speaker Biography: Jimmy Holliman is President and CEO of Eeonyx Corporation. Mr. Holliman has previously served in a number of leadership positions with several specialty chemical companies focused on the micro-electronics industry. Early in his career he worked in business development and sales roles that served the textile industry. Mr. Holliman is a 1980 graduate of Auburn University and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 1999.

2016 June 26

Speaker: Gregory T. (Greg) Niven, founder and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel
Title: Bay Area SID 2016 Annual Dinner: What’s the Big Deal About Laser Cinema?

Abstract: Laser cinema projection has now arrived in the US, EU, and Asia. This talk will explore the long journey of getting high power, low cost visible lasers to market with this key application. What value drives the adoption of the lasers in the cinemas? What technology innovations allowed the high power lasers to get cheap enough to replace a Xenon lamp that sells for $1000? And, most of all, why will the patrons be demanding these new projectors in their local multiplex? In addition, the talk will wrap up with some thoughts of what could be next for these new laser products.

Speaker Biography: Gregory T. (Greg) Niven is a founder and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel, which is now an Ushio Group company. He has spent the last 22 years involved with laser technology for the imaging and display markets. He previously worked for Arasor/Novalux, where he was the executive vice president of marketing, and Coherent, where he directed business development efforts in laser display and graphic arts. His career started in Canada where he participated in building the first laser-based computer-to-film and computer-to-plate imaging devices while working at Creo Products in Vancouver. He has also served as chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projection Association (LIPA). Greg was a graduate from the University of Alberta’s engineering physics program with a specialty in lasers and optics.

2016 April 13

Speaker: Dr. Edzer Huitema, Polyera
Title: Robust Flexible Displays and Printed Electronics

Abstract: Flexible displays have been a promise for over a decade now with numerous demonstrations over the years, but without products utilizing them. One of the biggest challenges has been to combine the traditional processing methods and the currently used inorganic materials set with the requirements for flexible displays. Over the last decade Polyera has been developing a new materials set based on organic materials that solves this problem. Polyera is currently well on its way towards commercialization of these materials in flexible displays. The current status, performance, flexible displays and product prototypes will be presented, as well as the broader applicability of the materials in the printed electronics space.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Edzer Huitema is currently Chief Technology Officer of Polyera, a global start-up company enabling flexible electronics. Edzer has 15 years of experience in flexible, foldable, rollable displays and product development using flexible displays. Prior to joining Polyera, Edzer was the CTO of Polymer Vision, a Philips spin-out pioneering flexible displays and products incorporating them. Prior to that, Edzer held various management positions at Philips. Edzer holds over 140 granted U.S. and foreign patents, and has published over 40 papers and 3 book chapters on flexible electronics. Edzer holds a PhD (with honors) in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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2016 March 24

Title: Honeywell Sponsored One-Day Bay Area Society for Information Display (BASID) Conference

Bay Area SID is proud to organize an exclusive one day technical seminar.  We have brought together over 15 speakers from all over the world to provide industry insight on the latest innovations in the display and related fields.

With only 120 seats available, this event is by invite only and is expected to be fully attended.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as the registration will close once all tickets are claimed.  Expired and Non-members can purchase a ticket with a one year membership.

This event is strictly for SID Members only. 

Don’t miss out on this exciting event – guaranteed to advance your technical and business knowledge in the future of display technology. 

If your ticket is rejected because of non-SID membership status, you may lose your opportunity to attend this exclusive event. 

Only one registration is allowed per invitation. 

Special thanks goes to Honeywell for sponsoring the event!

2016 January 12

Speaker: Rashmi Rao, Director, Advanced Engineering Harman, Inc.
Title: Future Evolution of Displays and Electronics in Automobiles

Abstract: The connected car is forecasted to be the most disruptive force in the technology industry since the smart phone and is slated to be $270 billion industry by 2020. The future cars will play a much bigger part in consumer’s lifestyles than cars in the past. This talk will highlight the ongoing and future changes to be expected in vehicles and evolving changes of how humans interact with them. It will also discuss the massive innovation opportunities for displays, user experience and electronics in vehicles of the future.

Speaker Biography: Rashmi Rao is currently Director, Advanced Engineering at Harman Inc, responsible to define technology strategy and roadmap in the area of next-gen IN-CAR Infotainment System platform and accountable for the direction and management of the engineering organization.

She has over 15+ years of technology and leadership experience and was most recently at Apple Inc, focused on Technology and Strategy for iPhones. Previously she has held lead technical positions at Qualcomm and GE . Ms. Rao also worked with Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan MacDiarmid on developing carbon-nanotube-based sensors.

She is a very active member of the Society of Information Display (SID) and currently holds several executive positions on the SID board. She is the author of over 19 US and global patents, book chapters and several peer reviewed journal and conference papers.

Ms. Rao holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas and a graduate certificate from Stanford University. http://www.linkedin.com/in/rashmirao

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