The electronic display industry is filled with female pioneers and professionals who have made outstanding contributions to technology. This year, more than ever, is an ideal time to hear this diverse panel of movers and shakers provide their unique perspectives about what makes the industry tick, how they've gotten to where they are, and what more the tech world needs to do to continue enabling women from all walks of life to rise to their potential.
Over the past decade, Robinne has been at the forefront of technology and emerging media, having worked with brands spanning digital, interactive, mobile and social experiences. She led product development and strategy at Amazon/IMDb, and myspace during its peak and Match.com/Tinder. Through her company, Redflight Innovation - an interactive development company located in Los Angeles and Johannesburg - she has built digital products for NBC’s The Voice, Comedy Central and Steven Spielberg’s The VR Company, among others. Robinne was also an on-air correspondent at the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, covering the logistical technology used during the ceremonies. Standard and Poor’s identified her as part of the “Society of Industry Leaders” and Hollywood Reporter named her as part of “The Next Generation of Industry Execs.” She is the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy in VR. More info about Redflight Mobile is here: http://redflightmobile.com
Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Consultant, educator, inventor and entrepreneur received his BS in 1959 and MS Electrical Engineering in 1961 from UCLA and worked on navigation and guidance systems early in the Apollo space program. At Autonetics, he invented the world’s first digital liquid crystal calculator display to get into production. For the past 15 years as an entrepreneur, Mr. Tannas has been CEO of Tannas Electronic Displays, Inc., resizing liquid crystal displays for the aerospace and digital signage industries, wherein he holds 20 patents and 20 patents applications. He founder TED, Inc. based on the IP for resizing LCDs in 1999. He has published extensively and written several books and articles on electronic displays. As an educator he taught Displays at UCLA Extention for over 20 years. As an avocation, he has been an airplane owner and pilot with commercial rating, and is a former flight instructor. Larry is Past President and Fellow of the international engineering Society for Information Display (SID) that in 2012 awarded him the Society’s top award with stipend as an Educator. He talks about the challenges in the microcrystal industry.
Filmed at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2018, the world's largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Consultant, educator, inventor and entrepreneur was at SID 2018 to discuss his knowledge and achievements in the display industry.
Pixel Scientific makes custom-sized, active-matrix, liquid-crystal display (AMLCD) from mass-produced donor panels - a process that involves excising a section out of a new, fully-functioning display and re-enabling its functions presenting here during SID Display Week 2018 in L.A., the world's largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. The polarizers are trimmed away from the excised edge and the two glass substrates are precisely cut. The excised display is sealed along the fresh edge or edges with a proprietary sealing process that like the original, adheres between the plates and is robust enough for use in our military and commercial aircraft applications. They also re-enable circuit board functions in a more compact form. Their processes serve the aerospace markets, the industrial and medical markets and the digital signage industry.
EuropTec is a Swiss-based company is a manufacturer of acid etched anti-glare glass, EagleEtch, and specializes in glass processing and fabrication for the display industry presenting here its anti-glare glass products at Display Week 2018 in L.A., the world's largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. Their products are designed to reduce eye strain from glossy displays by using matte panels, which diffuse reflections and allow the user to focus on the screen rather than the reflected images. The resulting benefits are low sparkle, low haze and high clarity. Applications for their products include touch panels, vehicle displays, equipment displays, military and avionics, and gaming displays.
BOE shows their new under-display fingerprint sensor at SID Display Week 2018. It is an optical sensor with a resolution of 500 dpi placed directly under an OLED display based on TFT circuitry that has been certified to meet the TEE standard. Other companies like Synaptics have shown similar concepts before, but this is the first time the under-display fingerprint sensor is made with TFT. Dr Guillaume Chansin who is a consultant in sensor technology at Irimitech gets a hands-on demo. He says there are advantages in using TFT instead of CMOS to make a large sensor that could potentially be the same size as the display in the future. According to BOE the sensor material is not silicon so it is cheaper to manufacture. They can make the sensor on glass or on flexible plastic (for matching with flexible OLED displays).
Gamma Scientific shows its Near Eye Display (GS-1290 NED) measurement system captures spectral measurements of Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Helmet mounted displays as viewed by the human eye. The telescopic optics are compact enough to fit inside a helmet and are designed to point in different directions to emulate the movement of the human eye.
Merck XtraBright transmission, XtraBoost reliability, XtraBrilliant contrast, Livilux OLED materials
Merck KGaA shows off its latest and greatest innovations at Display Week 2018 in L.A., the world's largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. The company, established in 1668, showcases its display solutions portfolio using the slogan, ‘Power to the Pixel.’ Merck also debuts new high-performance liquid crystal (LC) singles, called XtraBright (for transmission), XtraBoost (for reliability) and XtraBrilliant (for contrast). Merck KGaA is currently developing OLED materials under the Livilux brand name for vacuum evaporation methods or printing processes. And beyond displays, Merck KGaA is developing new apps for liquid crystal such as their liquid crystal window technology.
Tour of the faytech booth at the SID Display Week 2018. In this exhibition faytech focuses on their large format displays and optical bonding expertise and service. In the video you can see several faytech products, but also their partner’s products, which are optically bonded by faytech.
In the video, they show several 86” Optically bonded “blackboard” devices with PCAP Capacitive touch technology for educational or multi-media purposes. During the tour a 75” outdoor IP65, (dust- and water-proof) Multi-media PC, as well as faytech’s own 55” Open Frame (HDK) Touch Monitor with 1000+ nits of brightness can be seen. This Open Frame is the perfect solution for integrating into a machine or wall. Eventually, the 65” FlatFrog In-Glass touch device bonded by faytech is shown, which is interesting, because only faytech possesses the bonding technology to do so. Then the 46” 2500+ nits outdoor kiosk from faytech’s partner, which is perfect for in- and outdoor use is presented. And at last, faytech’s 15.6” smart mirror with Capacitive touch technology is shown, which is perfect for the bathroom.
LPKF Laser & Electronics demonstrated a laser-induced-deep-etching (LIDE) technology that overcomes the drawbacks of manufacturing processes by bringing cost-effective micro features of high aspect ratio and excellent quality to glass. In the display industry these LIDE-generated micro features can be used for vertical interconnects in backplanes (TVG) or for fine glass masks (FGMs) in OLED manufacturing. FGMS offer cost and quality advantages over today’s fine metal masks (FMMs).
Filmed at the I-Zone demo and prototype area at SID Display Week, the world's largest and best exhibition for electronic information display technology.
Display Week’s I-Zone, sponsored by E Ink, is a unique exhibition-within-the-exhibition filled with demos and prototypes from around the world. Every year, dozens of applicants submit their pre-market and emerging products to compete for a free booth where they can share their inventions with buyers, manufacturers, potential partners, industry leaders and thousands of attendees.
Douglas Lanman, Director of Computational Imaging at Oculus Research, give his keynote address: “Reactive Displays: Unlocking Next-Generation VR/AR Visuals with Eye Tracking” at SID Display Week 2018, the world's largest exhibition for electronic information display technology.
As personal viewing devices, head-mounted displays offer a unique means to rapidly deliver richer visual experiences than past direct-view displays occupying a shared environment. Viewing optics, display components, and sensing elements may all be tuned for a single user. It is the latter element that helps differentiate from the past, with individualized eye tracking playing an important role in unlocking higher resolutions, wider fields of view, and more comfortable visuals than past displays. This talk will explore the “reactive display” concept and how it may impact VR/AR devices in the coming years.
Douglas Lanman, Ph.D. is the director of computational imaging at Oculus Research, where he leads investigations into advanced display and imaging technologies. His prior research has focused on head-mounted displays, glasses-free 3D displays, light-field cameras, and active illumination for 3D reconstruction and interaction. He received a B.S. in applied physics with honors from Caltech in 2002 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Brown University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He was a senior research scientist at NVIDIA Research from 2012 to 2014, a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Media Lab from 2010 to 2012, and an assistant research staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2002 to 2005.