SID Seminar Series: Providing perspective and background on today’s most important technologies

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:16pm
SID has engaged some of the world’s top experts in display technology to provide a series of educational seminars and courses during Display Week 2010. For people new to the display industry, moving into a new field, or just wanting to make sure that they’re aware of all key developments in a field, SID’s seminars and courses are the answer. For 2010, SID’s Seminar Program will present 15 technical seminars on Monday, May 24, four Short Courses on Sunday, May 23, and six practical and interactive Applications Tutorials on Wednesday, May 26.

Please click on the following links to see the programs for Short Courses, Seminars, and Application Seminars. Following are some examples of some of the offerings available in our seminar track:

Sunday – Short Courses: For touch, a four-hour short course on the “Fundamentals of the Touch Technologies and Applications” is scheduled for presentation. 

• “Fundamentals of the Touch Technologies and Applications”: This four-hour tutorial course covers all 13 current touch technologies and one digitizer (pen) technology. The covered technologies include analog resistive, surface capacitive, surface acoustic wave, traditional infrared, acoustic pulse recognition, dispersive signal technology, force-sensing, projected capacitive, LCD in-cell, camera-based optical, digital resistive, waveguide infrared, vision-based optical touch, and electromagnetic resonance (EMR) digitizer. The course also includes an overview of the touch-screen market, an explanation of why there are so many touch technologies, an exploration of multi-touch (the current hot topic in the touch industry), a brief comparison of all the touch technologies, and some predictions for the future.

Monday – Technical Seminars: For 3D, two 90-minute seminars on “Semiconductor Nanocrystal for Quantum Dots: Lighting, Displays, and Beyond”; and “Stereoscopic Displays” are scheduled. 

• “Semiconductor Nanocrystal for Quantum Dots”: Lighting, Displays, and Beyond: Quantum-dot semiconductor nanocrystals were invented in the late 1980s, but are only today entering into mainstream commercial applications in electronics. This applications tutorial will discuss what quantum dots are, how they are made, and how they work, and give a broad overview of both the current and envisioned future applications of these novel nanomaterials. 

• “Stereoscopic Displays”: Improvements to established stereoscopic cinema projection systems and technology progression into the consumer marketplace will be discussed. Specifically, those technologies surrounding the latest stereoscopic TV system releases will be described and the performance relating to their underlying displays assessed. Predictions and descriptions of future stereoscopic technology will conclude this seminar.

Wednesday – Applications Tutorials: For touch, a 90-minute interactive applications tutorial on “Emerging Touch Applications” is scheduled. For solid-state lighting, a 90-minute interactive applications tutorial on “Various Light Sources for General Lighting” will take place. 

• “Emerging Touch Applications”: Touch is spreading rapidly into very visible applications such as smartphones and customer check-in terminals. This tutorial explores some of the other less-visible applications where touch is just beginning to penetrate, including 3D, architectural, automotive, consumer monitors and laptops, flexible displays, interactive digital signage, and touch tables. 

• “Various Light Sources for General Lighting”: Producing visible light with incandescent bulbs wastes a considerable amount of energy. Lamps with higher luminous efficacy should be utilized for general lighting applications. The luminous efficacy of various light sources, including LEDs and applications will be discussed.

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