The Society for Information Display Joins Cowen and Company To Host Annual Investors Conference During Display Week 2013

  The Society for Information Display Joins Cowen and Company To Host Annual
                Investors Conference During Display Week 2013

Final Conference Agenda Unveiled with Focus on Emerging Display Technology

PR Newswire

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 2, 2013

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Society for Information
Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of
electronic display technology, in collaboration with Cowen and Company
("Cowen"), today unveiled the final agenda for its annual Investors
Conference. To be held immediately following the Display Week keynote
presentations on Tuesday, May 21, this year's conference will concentrate on
"Trendspotting in the Emerging Display Technology Ecosystem." This one-day
event has been structured to showcase key topics and drive audience
participation and discussion, while also highlighting emerging technology
stories that are enabling new markets and impacting the global display

"With the prevalence of displays among consumers, the display industry
continues to garner interest among investors," stated Brian Berkeley, SID
President. "The Investors Conference coupled with the other events being held
during Display Week will provide attendees with a comprehensive look at how
our industry is centered around innovation. We are truly excited to be
joining forces with Cowen and Company for the ninth year in a row."

According to Josh Epstein, Managing Director at Cowen and Head of Cowen's
Digital Media and Emerging Technologies investment banking practice, "We are
pleased to co-host this event with SID once again. We are confident that the
presentations will be a valuable opportunity for the audience to hear thoughts
from key industry innovators regarding market trends, the future of the
display industry and the roles they hope to play within that industry."

Josh Epstein will open the event and display industry expert and conference
co-chairman, Dr. Elliott Schlam, Director, New Visual Media Group, will
moderate the first two panels and subsequent Q&A session.

The agenda is as follows:

Whose Got Next: Part I – OLEDs, the Technology of Tomorrow is Here

  oAndy Hannah, CEO, Plextronics
  oSidney Rosenblatt, EVP & CFO, Universal Display
  oConor Madigan, CEO, Kateeva

Whose Got Next: Part II – Quantum Dots Poised to Extend LCDs Dominance

  oJason Carlson, CEO, QD Vision
  oJason Hartlove, CEO, Nanosys

Luncheon Keynote: The Cross Platform, Cross Device, Expanding Focus on Next
Generation Computing Technologies and Applications

  oAchin Bohwmik, Director of Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation

Display Innovations Emerging in New Markets

  oDr. John Fan, CEO, Kopin
  oIndro Mukerjee, CEO, Plastic Logic
  oAlexander Tokman, President & CEO, Microvision
  oCraig Ciesla, CEO, Tactus Technology
  oRoger Hajjar, Co-founder & CTO, Prysm

Afternoon Keynote: New Materials to Drive Next Generation Displays

  oDr. Roman Maisch, SVP Marketing & Sales, Performance Materials Division –
    Liquid Crystals Business Unit, Merck KGaA

Advanced Technologies and Materials Impacting the Display Ecosystem

  oJohn LeMoncheck, President & CEO, Cambrios Technologies
  oBoo Nilsson, CEO, CBRITE
  oBob Berg, Vice President of Global Sales, Uni-Pixel
  oStanley Kao, Director of Business and New Product Development, Luminit

Closing Presentation: Looking into the Crystal Ball: An Industry
Prognosticator Talks about the Future of the Display Industry

  oPaul Semenza, Senior Vice President, DisplaySearch  

Cowen continues to be the leading growth investment banking firm focused on
the display supply chain as well as the technology and IP ecosystem around it,
serving as an active underwriter, advisor and placement agent for companies in
the industry and focusing investor attention on the sector as it continues to
evolve. This is the ninth year that Cowen has sponsored and hosted this event
in conjunction with Display Week.

More information on the Investors Conference is available at An evening networking and cocktail reception will take
place immediately following DisplaySearch's presentation. The cost to attend
the Conference is $195. Please note that this fee is waived for media. Media
interested in attending should contact with their

About Display Week
The 50^th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, 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 Cowen and Company
Cowen and Company, the broker-dealer business of Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:
COWN), provides industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented
companies, domain knowledge-driven research services and a robust sales and
trading platform to companies and institutional investor clients. Sectors of
focus for the business include healthcare, technology, telecommunications,
aerospace and defense/industrials, consumer, energy, metals and mining and
transportation. Founded in 1918, Cowen Group is headquartered in New York and
has offices located in major financial centers around the world. For more
information, visit

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional
organization focused on information displays. 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)

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