The World’s Leading Event for Electronic Display Innovation, Display Week 2018, May 20-25, Announces Automotive Display Market Focus Conference

Conference to Bring Together Professionals from Both Display and Vehicle Markets during Display Week 2018

AUSTIN, Texas and CAMPBELL, Calif. -- Building on the first successful conference in 2017, the Society for Information Display (SID) and Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) today announced the second Automotive Display Market Focus Conference. The conference will be offered during SID's Display Week - running this year from May 21-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center - and will explore the business and market issues associated with one of the most dynamic sectors in the display industry.


According to a published report, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research projects that by 2025, global auto sales volume will reach 120 million-creating a massive opportunity for multiple displays to be integrated into cars. DSCC further anticipates that the market for automotive display systems specifically will grow at double-digit rates from 2015-2025, reaching approximately $15 billion by 2025. Many of these systems will be built using liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and organic LED (OLED) displays, in shapes and forms never before seen by the industry.

Set for Tuesday, May 22, as part of the popular Display Week Business Track, the Automotive Display Market Focus Conference will look at the opportunities associated with a range of current and emerging vehicle technologies. For example, carmakers are seeking larger displays to help support infotainment, safety, internal vehicle systems and other functions. This includes curved screens, which will allow a better, less distracting viewing angle. Head-up display (HUD) technologies are being deployed for HD mapping and monitoring with augmented reality (AR) features, while interactive touch displays are replacing buttons and switches. All of this, and more, is creating an exciting landscape that experts from automotive OEMs, materials and display firms will delve into.

"There are automotive conferences and display conferences, but no other conference addresses these two markets in one focused event," said SID Chair of Marketing, Sri Peruvemba. "Display professionals will hear from leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers on the success drivers and market demands in the automotive space. Those in the automotive industry will hear from leading display makers and materials companies regarding new technology developments that can enable additional automobile functionality. We're excited to enable this unique event."

DSCC Co-Founder and President Bob O'Brien noted, "We are pleased to work with SID to bring the Automotive Display Market Focus Conference to Display Week 2018. Automotive displays are one of the fastest growing and most profitable sectors in the display industry, and the stringent demands of the automotive application, combined with the opportunities for differentiation, make this sector an attractive target for companies in the display industry. Our program this year will be highly valuable to attendees seeking to leverage the many market and business opportunities presented by the automotive display industry."

The conference will include speakers from well-known companies from the automotive and display industries, including General Motors, LG Displays, Pioneer Automotive, and Texas Instruments, and will include insights from new entrants with innovative technologies, including IRYStec, Lumint, and Envisics. Industry analysts from JD Power, Strategy Analytics, and Roland Berger will also weigh in on a range of topics, including flat-panel displays, touch panels and HUDs - all areas of particular interest for conference-goers. The full conference agenda including speaker bios is available at https://www.displaysupplychain.com/siddscc-automotive-conference-2018.html. More information about Display Week 2018 is available at www.displayweek.org.

Conference fees include lunch, refreshments, access to the Display Week exhibit hall and Tuesday morning keynotes, along with electronic copies of the presentation material and admission to the Monday evening networking reception. Tianma Microelectronics has sponsored the conference in 2017 and again in 2018 as a Silver Sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available.

About Display Week 2018
The 55th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2018, will take place May 20-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2018, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek18), Instagram @siddisplayweek or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
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. 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. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About DSCC
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) was formed by experienced display market analysts from throughout the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights through consulting, syndicated reports and events. The company has offices in the US, Japan and China, is on the web at www.displaysupplychain.com and can be reached at info@displaysupplychain.com or (512) 577-3672.

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