THE SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION DISPLAY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DISPLAY INNOVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT DURING DISPLAY WEEK 2012 IN BOSTON

Featured Technology Areas at Annual Event Include 3D Displays, Green Technologies, Solid-state Lighting, Touch and Interactivity, Flexible Electronics and Printed Displays

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 1, 2012 - Celebrating 50 years as an organization dedicated to display innovation, the Society for Information Display (SID), announced its final program line up for Display Week 2012. Display Week is SID's annual International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, and will run from June 3-8, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Keynote speakers include industry visionaries from LG Display, Samsung Electronics and MIT, while the technical program features more than 400 papers covering the latest state-of-the-art developments in the display arena.


SID was established in 1962 to bring together the electronics industry's best minds to focus on development and commercialization of display technology, with the inaugural Display Week taking place a year later. "The landscape of the display industry was far different then compared to what it looks like today," said Brian Berkeley, SID's president-elect. "Back in the days of heavy glass cathode ray tubes, it would have been hard for most of us to imagine displays evolving as they have over the past 50 years. The first plasma display debuted in 1964 and the first LCD in 1968; today, LCD industry production well exceeds 100 million units per year. In 1974, we saw the first AMLCD prototype, and 10 years later, the first commercial LCD TV hit the market. OLED was discovered in 1987, with the first commercial OLED panel coming to market in 1999. In 2009, mobile OLED displays achieved high-volume mass production. These and myriad other display innovations ALL debuted at Display Week."

Berkeley continued, "This event has been, and continues to be, the most important venue for getting a first look at what consumers will be clamoring to buy in the months and years ahead. The display technology you see here and at other conferences has changed how we live, work and play. But, as every display company and research organization knows, Display Week is truly the only venue where you can get the most comprehensive look at all the display technologies shaping our future."

ABOUT DISPLAY WEEK 2012:
The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2012, will take place June 3-8, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Massachusetts. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2012, visit www.displayweek.org.

ABOUT SID
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008 USA. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

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