SID and DSCC to Host Industry’s First Foldable Display Conference During DisplayWeek

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Participants Include Leading Brands, Panel Suppliers, Analysts, Materials Suppliers and Equipment Suppliers

8_1-1 SID and DSCC to Host Industry's First Foldable Display Conference During DisplayWeekCAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, April 9, 2019 — The Society for Information Display (SID) and Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) will be hosting the world’s first Foldable Display Conference on May 15th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center as part of SID’s DisplayWeek.

According to DSCC Founder and CEO Ross Young, “Foldable displays represent the next big innovation in the display industry. Although there is enormous potential, there are also numerous challenges. Some challenges have already been overcome; some remain. We believe this conference is perfectly timed to help build awareness regarding both the challenges and opportunities and will become a must-attend event for years to come.”

According to SID Business Track Conference Chair John Jacobs, “SID is pleased to be hosting this event with DSCC. We believe foldable displays will play a valuable role in the future of the display industry.  The speaker lineup and content provided at this event, the world’s first foldable display conference, will provide a tremendous return for all attendees whether they are a display supplier, brand or OEM or equipment or materials supplier and help them better evaluate the opportunity and challenges associated with foldable displays.”

Kicking off this event will be the founder and CEO of the world’s first foldable smartphone, Royole’s Dr. Bill Liu. Dr. Liu founded Royole with his Stanford friends in 2012 with the mission to improve the way people interact with and perceive the world. Their foldable smartphone, the FlexPai, is just one of many innovative products they have and will develop in the future. Dr. Liu will discuss how they developed the world’s first foldable smartphone.

Also participating in the Panel Maker/Brand Session are:

  • Dr. Jianping Chen, Senior Technical Fellow, Visionox
  • Paul Cain, Strategy Director, FlexEnable
  • Thomas Wynn, Mobile Client Platforms & Innovation Systems Marketing, Intel Corp, Client Computing Group

These speakers will address the challenges and solutions for foldable OLEDs as well as whether organic LCDs can crash the foldable OLED party. In addition, attendees will hear Intel’s perspective on whether and how foldable smartphones will extend into notebook PCs which could invigorate the notebook PC market.

The next session will include leading analysts covering the foldable opportunity. The speakers include:

  • Ross Young, CEO, DSCC
  • Mark Fihn, Principal VeV
  • Linda Sui, Director, Wireless Smartphone Strategies, Strategy Analytics

The next session will address the new materials under development for foldable displays. The entire display stack must now fold hundreds of thousands of times which requires improved or new materials to be introduced onto the display. The materials that will be covered include:

  • Foldable Touch Films
  • Foldable Polarizers
  • Foldable Colorless Polyimide
  • Foldable Hardcoat Films
  • Foldable Cover Glass

Presenting on these topics include:

  • Hak Fei Poon, Founder and CTO, Nuovo Film
  • Tolis Voutsas, CTO, Peratech
  • Sergey Fedotov, Director, Light Polymers
  • David Kimmel, Director of Display Marketing, Americas, Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Dr. Youngseo Yoon, CPI Business Team Manager, Kolon
  • Matthew Blom, Industry Manager, Zymergen
  • Dr. Mathias Mydlak, Global Business Development Manager, SCHOTT

We expect to hear many exciting developments from these 7 talks.

Finally, we will have presentations on the challenges for equipment suppliers to produce foldable displays at high yield. Presenting will be:

  • Dr. Peter D. Nunan, General Manager, Display Yield Technology Group, Applied Materials
  • Kei Hyodo, Executive Officer, R&D, YUASA

To register for this event, which is sponsored by Nuovo Film and is likely sell out, please visit:
http://www.displayweek.org/2019/Attendee/Registration.aspx

For more information on the SID/DSCC Foldable Display Market Focus Conference, please visit:
https://www.displaysupplychain.com/siddscc-foldable-conference-2019.html

About Display Week 2019
The 56th Display Week, presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will take place May 12-17 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Display Week is the world’s leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies from concept to market. Display Week attracts attendees from the entire ecosystem of R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial, as well as commercial and consumer end-user markets. It delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, market-moving trends, sourcing, roadmaps-to-market, and connections for career and business growth. For more information on Display Week 2019, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek19), Instagram @siddisplayweek or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the electronic display and visual information technology industries. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, 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, Europe, Japan, Korea and China. They can be found on the web at http://www.displaysupplychain.com and can be reached in the US at info@displaysupplychain.com or (770) 503-6318.

SOURCE Society for Information Display