New Speakers Added to DisplayForum HDTV 2005

Thomas Wrede--VP Product Management for SES Astra Yoichi Sato--Board Member of Pioneer Corp and Head of the PDP R&D Centre Marc Fleischmann--Pixelworks Senior VP of Engineering

Camberley, Surrey, UK, June 29 2005 - -DisplaySearch, the world -wide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting, and Meko, the leading market research firm specializing in the European display market, are proud to announce the addition of new speakers to the agenda of the European DisplayForum HDTV 2005. The topic of this year's event is HDTV in Europe: Exploiting the Opportunity.

The agenda has three new speakers:

Thomas Wrede - -VP Product Management for SES Astra
Yoichi Sato - -Board Member of Pioneer Corp and Head of the PDP R&D Centre
Marc Fleischmann - -Pixelworks Senior VP of Engineering

"We're very pleased with the support that we are receiving for this event from the industry," said Bob Raikes, Managing Director of Meko Ltd. "These speakers are known as experts in their fields and will help us to achieve our aim of having the whole HDTV food chain represented, from broadcasters to set makers and retailers. SES Astra is a leading satellite owner, and satellite transmission is how HDTV broadcast has started in Europe. Pioneer is a leading supplier of PDPs and TV sets and has committed itself to promoting its PDP technology for HDTV applications. Pixelworks is known for the many improvements in image quality that its processors bring to TV sets," he continued.

"Attendees are also showing great support, and we have several times more bookings than at this same time last year for the previous DisplayForum event," he added.

The one -day event and dinner will be hosted alongside IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show, and will be held at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin, Germany, on September 5, 2005. This first -of -its -kind event in Europe will bring together executives from leading companies. European DisplayForum HDTV 2005 will focus on the arrival of HDTV in Europe and will include topics and discussions covering the entire TV spectrum.

These new speakers join the previously announced speakers:

Bruce Berkoff, Executive VP of Marketing of LG.Philips LCD
Andreas Ditter, Director of TV Marketing Europe for Sony
John Reder, Manager of DLP Marketing at Texas Instruments

To find out more information and to register on -line for the European DisplayForum HDTV 2005, please visit

Ross Young, President of DisplaySearch, will present the company's latest worldwide TV and HDTV forecast along with highlights from its DisplaySearch HDTV Conference 2005, which DisplaySearch will host in Los Angeles on August 23 -24 at the Beverly Hilton. For more information or to register on -line for that event, please visit

About Meko

Meko is the leading market research consultancy specializing in the European display market. The company combines technical and product understanding with practical experience of the world of high technology marketing. Meko's aim is to be the major source of advice and data for companies that are involved, or interested, in the European display market. Clients include virtually all the significant monitor makers in the European market and most of the major PC and TV vendors. The company can be found on the web at

About DisplaySearch

DisplaySearch has a core team of 29 employees located in North America and Asia who produce a valued suite of market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, studies and analyses, and they organize influential industry events worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Kyoto, Shenzhen, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at

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