SID Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

The Society for Information Display (SID) is putting on a conference in San
Francisco where companies will showcase the latest display technology from June
4-9. Presenters will discuss the latest advances in LCD displays, backlighting,
plasma displays, and organic light-emitting diode displays. Among the companies
we regularly cover: MOCVD equipment maker Aixtron, optical component company,
Bookham, optical component maker and test and measurement company, JDSU, micro-display pioneer Kopin,
and lighting company, Osram Sylvania will be exhibiting. (Ref: SID
web site
). According to SID, the conference will have 250 exhibitors and a record 540 total papers-including 61 Invited Papers and
14 Distinguished Papers-will presented over four days by the top display experts
in the world. These will reportedly examine the entire gamut of the industry’s
hottest topics. In what some industry watchers consider a sign of the switch to a new technology,
cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) are not on the agenda. Not surprisingly,
LED backlighting will be among the presented topics. (Ref: SID
web site
).