DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Emerging Display Technologies Conference; AU Optronics to Deliver Special Presentation

DisplaySearch today announced the final agenda for its upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovation for the Next Wave of Growth, which will be held on September 3, 2009 in San Jose, California. The conference will take a closer look at the status of emerging technologies, as well as provide a forum for discussing how new display technologies can drive high growth in the near future.

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Austin, TX (Vocus) August 21, 2009

DisplaySearch today announced the final agenda for its upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovation for the Next Wave of Growth, which will be held on September 3, 2009 in San Jose, California. The conference will take a closer look at the status of emerging technologies, as well as provide a forum for discussing how new display technologies can drive high growth in the near future.

The conference will feature a special presentation from Dr. C.T. Liu, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Consumer Product Display Business Group of AUO at 1 pm. Dr. Liu will address the most current and future advancements in emerging displays. Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, DisplaySearch Director of Display Technologies will provide an overview and outlook of the hottest new display technologies such as touch screen, e-paper, flexible, low-power and OLED displays.

In addition, the Emerging Display Technology Conference includes three sessions featuring 16 speakers:

Touch Screens
With touch screens forecast to exceed $9 billion in revenues by 2015, the opportunities this segment affords are promising as new touch screen technologies reach commercialization. Speakers will discuss multi-touch, new touch screen technologies, tactile feedback and solutions for the market.

--    Scott Hagermoser, Business Manager, 3M Touch Systems
--    Lenny Engelhardt, Vice President of Business Development, N-trig
--    Geoff Walker, Product Marketing Manager, NextWindow
--    Dr. Malcolm Thompson, Chairman & CEO, RPO Inc.
--    Guillaume Largillier, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Stantum
--    Francis MacDougall, CTO and Co-founder, GestureTek
--    Ville Makinen, Founder, Senseg Oy

E-Paper, Flexible and Low-Power Displays
The e-paper display and flexible display market is taking off. During this session, speakers will give the insight on e-paper displays, low-power displays, flexible displays and thin glass for display and touch screen applications.

--    Jim Cathey, VP of Business Development, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies
--    Sriram Peruvemba, Vice President of Marketing, E Ink
--    Johan Feenstra, CTO, Liquavista
--    Mark Halfman, Vice President of Marketing, Pixtronix
--    Jill Van Dewoestine, Program Manager, Thin Substrates,
Corning Display Technologies

Pico Projection: Embedded and Pocket Devices
Whether it's for business road warriors or entertainment use, pocket projectors have made it possible to project a large image from a small device nearly anywhere. Despite this, battery lifetime and brightness remain challenges for this emerging segment. We will have speakers to address the outlook of pocket projectors (stand alone and embedded) and OLED micro-displays.

--    Steve Willett , Lead Research Specialist, 3M Innovation
--    Mark Harward, President and CEO, Syndiant
--    Bruce Spenner, Director of Microdisplay Marketing, Micron Technology
--    Andrew G. Sculley, CEO, President, eMagin Corporation

This Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovation for the Next Wave of Growth is part of DisplaySearch's Fall Conference Series, taking place September 1-3 in San Jose, California. The series also includes these one-day conferences covering the display industry's hottest market segments:

--    Digital Signage Conference on Tuesday, September 1, 2009
--    TV Ecosystem Conference on Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Receive a 20% discount on your registration fee is you register for more than one of our Fall Conferences!

For more information about these conferences and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano at 1.408.226.1101 or laura_castellano@displaysearch.com. Media interested in attending the conferences should contact Stacey Voorhees-Harmon at 1.925.336.9592.

About DisplaySearch
DisplaySearch, an NPD Group Company, has a core team of 50 employees, located in Europe, North America and Asia, who produce a valued suite of FPD-related market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, studies and analyses. Visit the DisplaySearch blog to read about how our top analysts are interpreting up-to-the-minute issues that impact the display industry, and join us in this discussion about technology and the flat panel industry. The company also organizes influential events worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Kyoto, London, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at http://www.displaysearch.com/. Follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
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Media Contact:
Stacey Voorhees-Harmon
Public Relations
Phone: 925-336-9592

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