DisplaySearch Announces Detailed Agenda for 9th Annual US FPD Conference

The DisplaySearch US FPD Conference has attracted more than 400 attendees each year for the past three years and record numbers are expected this year.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, January 17, 2007 - -DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, is pleased to announce the detailed agenda for the 9th Annual US FPD Conference. This year's conference will be held March 6 -8, 2007 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.

The DisplaySearch US FPD Conference has attracted more than 400 attendees each year for the past three years and record numbers are expected this year. The 2007 event will feature two and a half days of general sessions with nearly 60 presentations covering the entire flat panel display market. It will also feature exhibits demonstrating the latest technology and numerous networking opportunities including a Sports Bar Game Night on Tuesday, March 6 following dinner.

The agenda includes the following sessions:

Industry & Financial Outlook - Industry analysts, financial analysts and investment bankers from DisplaySearch and leading financial institutions will cover the outlook for flat panel display demand by region, producer earnings, display supply/demand and the potential for significant change.

• Ross Young, President, DisplaySearch
• Yasuo Nakane, Vice President, Displays and Consumer Electronics, Deutsche Securities
• David Barnes, Vice President, DisplaySearch
• Pip Coburn, Founder, Coburn Ventures

The View from the Channel - A panel of leading retailers and distributors from various channels will discuss the outlook for display applications including TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, mobile phones, DVD players, public displays, digital signage and other products.

• Stephen Baker, Vice President, The NPD Group: Moderator
• Noah Herschman, Director of Audio & Video, Amazon.com
• Dave Workman, Executive Director, Pro Buying Group
• Casey Crane, CEO, Ken Crane's Home Entertainment
• Leslie Malone, Director of Client Computing, Tech Data Corporation
• Bill Lucas, Group President, Retail Business Group, The NPD Group

External Drivers: What Forces Are Fueling Demand in the Display Industry? - The display industry depends on its informal and symbiotic relationship with PC makers, semiconductors, automobile makers, video content, mobile phone, PMP and MP3 set makers. Find out what these display partners believe will drive display growth in the upcoming years.

• KEYNOTE: Jun Souk, Executive Vice President, Samsung
• KEYNOTE: Mike Coad, Vice President of Vendor Relations, QUALCOMM
• Jeffrey Palma, Executive Director, Global Asset Allocation Strategy, UBS

Managing the Next Desktop Monitor Replacement Cycle: WW Corporate and Consumer Adoption Outlook for Bigger and Wider Displays - This session will focus on the desktop monitor market, offering analysis of wide aspect adoption, the role of CRT desktop monitors on a worldwide level, LCD monitors in both mature and emerging markets, and the impact of the LCD PC all -in -one market.

• John Morriss, VP and GM Displays Business Unit, HP
• Joseph Virginia, Vice President of LCD Business, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
• Phil Ventimiglia, Director, Displays Product Group, Dell, Inc.
• Chris Connery, Vice President of Monitor Market Research, DisplaySearch

Flat Panel TV Technology & Market Outlook: New Advances and Rapid Growth - This session will examine the latest TV technology trends including the outlook for 1080p, deep color, TV prices and brand and channel margins. Panel suppliers will present their advances, TV brands will discuss their strategy and market outlook, and DisplaySearch and The NPD Group will present the latest supply chain, sell -in, sell -through and consumer data.

• Paul Gagnon, Director of North American TV Research, DisplaySearch
• KEYNOTE: Dr. Randy Waynick, Vice President, Marketing Home Products Division, Sony
• Jim Sanduski, Vice President & General Manager Digital TV Solutions Business Personal Systems Group, HP
• Brian Berkeley, Vice President, LCD Business, Samsung Electronics
• Edward Taylor, Vice President of TV Market Research, DisplaySearch

Mobile Display Technology: Challenging Display Makers for Improved Performance - Mobile device makers are pushing display makers for thinner, lighter, faster, brighter and higher resolution displays concurrent with the demand for lower prices. Display and set makers and discuss how close they are coming to meeting the market demands.

• Barry Young, Senior Vice President, DisplaySearch
• Rupert Walters, Group President, Entertainment & Communications, The NPD Group
• Antti Laaperi, Vice President, Nokia
• Joel Pollacork, CEO, Clairvoyante
• Jim Cathey, VP of Business Development, Qualcomm
• TBD, Verizon Wireless

The HD Content Outlook and the Impact on TV, DVD and Gaming Markets - As HD movies and players proliferate, it will expand the demand for 1080p TVs. Therefore, it is valuable to understand the outlook for HD content. This session will examine the outlook for HD TV programming and service, HD movies, next generation DVD players, HD gaming and HD household penetration with presentations and panel participation from DisplaySearch, The NPD Group, ESPN HD, movie studios, and next generation DVD player manufacturers. It will also update the audience on the current status of Blu -ray vs. HD -DVD sell -through.

• Bryan Burns, VP, Strategic Business Planning & Development, ESPN
• Ross Young, President & Founder, DisplaySearch
• Russ Crupnick, Vice President, Senior Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
• TBD, Sony

FPD Equipment & Materials - With materials markets offering some of the highest growth opportunities in the display supply chain, this session of leading materials and component companies will be of interest to a wide range of conference attendees. Executives from leading companies will introduce their solutions to meet increasingly demanding technical requirements in the current environment of extreme cost pressure. In addition, DisplaySearch will present the outlook for capacity expansions and new FPD fabs as well as discuss trends and new opportunities in the capital equipment market. The session will be rounded out with a panel discussion by experts from leading equipment companies who will interactively discuss LCD glass size, technology, manufacturing and cost trends.

• KEYNOTE: James P. Clappin, President, Corning Display Technologies
• Charles Annis, Vice President of FPD Manufacturing Research, DisplaySearch
• Bill Smyth, Senior Manager, Marketing and Business Development, 3M Optical Solutions
• Jim Fraivillig, VP Product Management, Fusion Optix
Equipment Maker Panel Discussion:
• Charles Annis: Moderator
• Tom Pye, Sr. Director of Marketing, Photon Dynamics
• ID Kang, President, AKT an Applied Materials company
• Avi Elazar, Director of Sales and Marketing, FPD Division, Orbotech

Display Electronics - DisplaySearch and leading suppliers of display electronics and TV/monitor electronics will address product and integration trends, as well as pricing outlook and market forecast for TV electronics, including deinterlacers, demodulators, decoders and scalers.

• Henry Choy, Vice President of Display Electronics Research, DisplaySearch
• Waheed Rasheed, Product Marketing Manager, Silicon Image
• John Marshall, President, Wireless High Definition Consortium
• TBD, Genesis Microchip
• TBD, Micronas
• TBD, D2 Audio

OLEDs & Reflective Display Technologies: When, Why and Where? - Active Matrix OLEDs have finally arrived in volume for small displays, but reflective technologies are now challenging LCDs and OLEDs with flexible substrates, low power and even color capability. Find out how they will compete or perhaps complement each other.

• David Fyfe, CEO, CDT
• Barry Young, Senior Vice President, DisplaySearch
• Du -Zen Peng Ph.D, Manager AMOLED Tech. Development Division, TPO Display Corp.
• Joel Domino, President, Kent Displays Inc.
• Mark Gostick, CEO, Liquavista
• TBD, eInk

The Role of Display Technologies in the Next Major Display Market; Digital Signage? - The explosive growth of digital signage is particularly interesting to retailers, advertisers and the entire flat panel industry. The ROI associated with replacing static signs with dynamic digital signage will be discussed with case studies presented.

• Brad Gleeson, Vice President, Planar
• Greg Nank, OEM/Strategic Account Manager, Chief Manufacturing
• Don Fasick, Director, New Business Development Commercial Products, LGE
• Irene Chow, Senior Category Manager, Digital Signage, Ingram Micro
• Chris Connery, Vice President of Monitor Market Research, DisplaySearch

The Impact of Emerging Technology & Markets on the Notebook PC Industry - Notebook PC leaders will discuss how they plan to grow business in new and emerging markets as well as trends in notebook PC panel manufacturing and development. Apple has gone 100% wide with their notebooks. What does this mean for the notebook industry? Will others follow?

• John Jacobs, Director of Notebook Market Research, DisplaySearch
• Jun Kim, Director, Strategic Materials and Alliances Procurement, HP
• Kamal Shah, Manager Mobility Enabling Initiative, Intel
• Brian Chen, Director of Taiwan and China TFT LCD Market Research, DisplaySearch
• Vincent Cheng, NBBU General Manager, Notebook Business Unit, AU Optronics

Register Today and Save $100 Save $100 when you register by February 2, 2007. We encourage you to register for the 9th Annual DisplaySearch US FPD Conference now. Registration includes admission to all conference sessions, exhibits and Tuesday's dinner and DisplaySearch Sports Bar. A limited number of discounted hotel rooms for $199 per night are available. Register online today!

Sponsorship Opportunities A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits remain. All sponsors receive complimentary advertising in The DisplaySearch Monitor, along with your company's name distributed to over 20,000 recipients in conference collateral and press releases. In addition, sponsors receive a conference item with logo distributed to all paid attendees. Contact Heather Boudreau for more information on a sponsorship by calling 516 -625 -6133 or via email at heather_boudreau@displaysearch.com.

Sponsors of the event are
• Platinum: 3M Vikuiti, Samsung, Chief Manufacturing and LG.Philips LCD
• Gold: Fusion Optix, HDMI and Micronas
• Silver: USDC, LCD TV Association
• Media supporters include Business Wire, HomeToys, HDTV Magazine, CustomRetailer and Dealerscope

About DisplaySearch
DisplaySearch, an NPD Group company, has a core team of 45 employees located in North America and Asia who produce a valued suite of FPD -related market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, studies and analyses. The company also organizes influential events worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Kyoto, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at www.displaysearch.com.

About The NPD Group Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,600 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, visit www.npd.com.

Company Contact:
Carolyn Lowe
Phone 512.459.3126 x104 Facsimile 512.459.3127
E -mail: carolyn_lowe@displaysearch.com

Media Contact:
Patti D. Hill
BlabberMouth PR
E -mail: patti@blabbermouthPR.com

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