The Society For Information Display And IHS Conferences Announce Collaboration On Business Conference And Market Focus

The Society For Information Display And IHS Conferences Announce Collaboration
On Business Conference And Market Focus Conference Series At Display Week 2013

Key Players to Discuss the Health of the Display Industry, Touch and
High-Performance Displays

PR Newswire

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 12, 2013

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Society for Information
Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of
electronic display technology, in collaboration with IHS Conferences, today
unveiled the program for its Business Conference and Market Focus Conference
Series taking place May 20-23 during Display Week 2013 (May 19-24) in
Vancouver, Canada. The Business Conference will take an integrated view
assessing the current health of the industry, while the Market Focus
Conference Series will specifically concentrate on two critical segments—touch
and high-performance display technologies. The conferences will feature
high-level speakers and panelists from key players in the industry.

This marks the third year in a row that SID is collaborating with IMS
Research, now part of IHS Inc. This year's conferences promise to provide
Display Week attendees with a fresh perspective from industry leaders and
market analysts on the hottest and most recent innovations in displays. Aside
from learning about important trends and hearing ideas about options for
different aspects of the display industry, there will be superb networking
opportunities for participants during breaks and receptions.

The agenda for the three events, with additional details surrounding the
speakers and panelists, will be made available over the next few weeks.

Business Conference (Monday, May 20)

The Business Conference will provide a unique perspective on the health of the
display industry from both an industry and a financial perspective. The
presentations will provide up-to-date information on the supply chains in
major product categories, such as television and mobile devices. Moreover,
seasoned industry observers will examine ways to improve the health of the
industry. This conference will feature major keynote addresses from industry
leaders, presentations from a variety of industry participants, and a lively
panel session to debate the perspectives presented during the conference.

Touch Gesture Motion Conference (Wednesday, May 22)

Interactive display technologies are one of the most intriguing aspects of the
display industry, enabling completely new usage models in multiple
applications. Specifically, the Touch Gesture Motion Conference will
concentrate on next-generation touch, gesture and motion-based technologies
applicable to the display industry. While SID's technical symposium will
focus on the technologies of touch and gestures, this Market Focus Conference
will provide perspective on how these technologies and overall product trends
will translate to new business opportunities. The conference will give
attendees the opportunity to hear from companies at the forefront of touch
such as Ocular, Intel, Touch International, UICO and Helios Interactive, among
others. To hone in on many of our senses, portions of the conference will
include demonstrations from leading-edge innovators.

High-Performance Displays (Thursday, May 23)

A new topic for the Market Focus Conference Series, the High-Performance
Displays Conference will focus on the "visual interface"—the performance
characteristics of displays that enable differentiable improvements for the
user's visual experience. This session will put an emphasis on the
technologies and content necessary to promote improved performance and enable
delegates to consider various performance trade-offs related to the future of
vision-based devices. Various display technologies inherently have differing
advantages and disadvantages when it comes to display performance, so this
conference will concentrate on opportunities for both display makers and
device manufacturers to truly differentiate their product offerings. Rather
than focusing on what emerging technologies will drive the market, this event
will focus on the capabilities of the human visual system to drive
technological innovation. Special emphasis will be placed on high resolution
and deep color implementations that are coming to market.

Display Week Contact Information:

  oMedia interested in attending Display Week, please contact Kelly Loughlin
    or Marie Labrie at 
  oCompanies interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Business
    Conference or Market Focus Conference should contact
    Companies interested in speaking opportunities should contact Fay Hamilton
  oFor Display Week sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine von
    Steiger at

About IHS

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

About Display Week

The 50^th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week
2013, will take place May 19-24, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Center in
Vancouver, Canada. 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 2013, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Display
Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag

About SID

The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional
organization focused on the display industry. 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. For more
information, visit

SOURCE Society for Information Display (SID)

Contact: Kelly Loughlin or Marie Labrie, MCA, +1-650-968-8900,; or Fay Hamilton, IHS, +44-0-20-8544-7918,
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