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Exhibitors' Forum Schedule

The Display Week 2014 Exhibition will once again include the Exhibitors' Forum. This forum will be held adjacent to the Exhibition Hall and will feature scheduled presentations by Display Week 2014 exhibitors. It will be conducted very much like the ongoing Symposium of technical papers and will run concurrent with the exhibition.

Tuesday, June 3, Exhibit Hall B

Session 1: Touch-Screen Technologies
(10:45 am – 12:00 pm)
Moderator - Geoff Walker, Intel Corp.

1.1:  Projected-Capacltance Touch-Panel Technology (10:45)
D. Feeney
Orient Display, Bellevue, WA, USA
Booth 1731
Orient Display has partnered with Goworld, China’s leading manufacturer of capacitance touch panels. The latest technology developments in optical bonding, one glass solution (OGS), floating touch, edgeless touch, gloves, and capacitance touch will be highlighted.
1.2:  PCAP Design Flexibility (11:00)
M. Harris
Ocular, Dallas, TX, USA

Booth 721
Projected-capacitive (PCAP) touch panels need to be customized for the end application in which they will reside. Different environments create different challenges; options must be available to adjust the design so it functions properly and overcomes any challenges the environment may cause.
1.3:  New Horizons in Durable PCap for the Real World (11:15)
R. Humphreys
UICO, Elmhurst, IL, USA

Booth 1134
The real needs and challenges across various OEM markets will be revealed, and how UICO is closing gaps with durable touch solutions that can withstand the harshest environments will be demonstrated.  Advances in UICO's duraTOUCH® PCap touch solutions will be discussed, as well as UICO customer success stories that will illustrate applications, problems, and great outcomes for well-recognized brands and products.
1.4:  Futaba Corporation of America (11:30)
R.C. Dohring II
Futaba Corporation of America, Plymouth, MI, USA

Booth 731
Futaba manufacturers OLED, capacitive touch panels, and vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs). Also offerring contract manufacturing capabilities at their Huntsville Alabama facility.
1.5:  Reworkable Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive (11:45)
D.P. Hansom and L. Chen
Henkel, Rocky Hill, CT, USA

Booth 1311
New advances in reworkable LOCAs, the manufacturing techniques currently used, and improvements made to improve reworkability efficiency and to better protect the display when separating the laminations and cleaning the residual LOCA has been explored. Most importantly, and when done correctly, this will, in turn, make these manufacturing companies more profitable.
(12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Session 2: Transparent Conducting Films
(2:00 – 3:30 pm)
Moderator - Brad Bowden, Corning Incorporated
2.1: Carestream FLEXX Transparent Conductive Films:
Enabling the Future of Touch
A. Fried
Carestream Advanced Materials, Oakdale, MN, USA

Booth 1713
Carestream Advanced Materials has commercialized FLEXX transparent conductive films based on silver nanowires as an alternative to ITO for touch panels and displays. FLEXX films are manufactured by a continuous roll-to-roll coating process, offer conductivities ranging from 10 to 150 Ω/☐, transmission greater than 90%, greater flexibility and bendability, longer durability, and improved cost effectiveness compared to that of ITO. For touch and display module manufacturers, FLEXX film is a "drop in" replacement.
2.2: NanoWeb™: Sub-Micron Invisible and Moire-Free
Transparent Metal Mesh Conductor for Large-Format and Flexible Touch-Screen Displays
B. Kobrin
Roligh, Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA
Booth 633
Rolith’s NanoWeb™ transparent electrode is a metal mesh of submicron lines lithographically fabricated using proprietary large-area low-cost RML® technology. Nanoweb is completely invisible to the human eye, does not form moiré with any display pixel structure, is highly transparent (>95% transmission) and conductive (<5 Ω/☐). Moreover, combining mesh and traces patterning in one lithography/printing step makes this technology cost effective even for small touch screens.
2.3: SANTE® Technology Enables Applications in New Emergng Markets for Enhanced User Experiences
T. Chang
Cima NanoTech Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Booth 633
New applications and emerging market trends are changing the requirement landscape for transparent conductors, stretching it beyond what the incumbent (ITO) can achieve. Cima NanoTech’s proprietary SANTE® self-assembling nanoparticle technology is the solution for bridging the gap between today’s market demand and technological capabilities. SANTE technology enables transparent conductors with excellent conductivity, superior optics, and flexibility for applications that disrupt new and existing markets to enhance user experiences.
2.4: CNB™ Films for High Contrast, Flexible, and Formable Touch (2:45)
B. Senior
Canatu, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA, USA

Booth 1708
Going beyond ITO. The market drivers for Carbon NanoBud® (CNB™) based touch sensors that provide high-display-contrast enhancing properties will be discussed.  Consumer electronics and automotive-industry long-awaited design freedom that enable high performance for complex flexible and 3D-shaped touch-enabled electronics devices will be described.
2.5: Daido’s Sputtering Targets for Cu Interconnect and Barrier Layers (3:00)
Y. Yoshida
Daido Steel America, Inc., Victoria, BC, Canada

Booth 736
A reliable barrier layer is essential for Cu interconnects that are expected to be adopted more widely in high-performance information displays. Daido Steel’s newly developed high-quality sputtering targets for barrier layers will be presented with various evaluation data. New transparent conductive metal mesh materials will also be introduced.
2.6: Silicon Zinc Oxide: An Eco-Friendly Substitute for ITO (3:15)
D. Slocombe 
Oxford Advanced Conductors (OxACs), Oxford, UK
Booth 331
Silicon (as simply SiO2) acts as a highly effective n-type dopant in zinc oxide (ZnO) thin-film coatings prepared by both vacuum-phase deposition and solution-phase (non-vacuum) deposition techniques. The doping effect arises due to a substitution of Si4+ for Zn2+ sites in the ZnO host crystal structure. Si doping thereby acts to release free-electron carriers in ZnO, thus leading to SiZO’sTM excellent optical transmission performance.
(3:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

Session 3: Display Manufacturing and Components
(3:45 — 5:30 pm)
Moderator - Chuck Yin,Square, Inc.
3.1: Slot Die Coating for Display Manufacturing and Assembly (3:45)
M. Friedrich
nTact, Dallas, TX, USA

Booth 1725
nTact is a leading supplier of Slot Die Coating equipment for display applications. The company offers a range of products from R&D through full production, for both sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll processing. In addition to the deposition of active and patterned layers for display manufacturing, nTact also offers solutions for the coating of optically clear adhesive materials for display, touch screens, and cover-glass bonding.
3.2: Disruptive Thin-Film Encapsulation Technology for OLEDs (4:00)
M. Soderlund
Beneq, Vantaa, Finland

Booth 321
Beneq is a leading provider of ALD-based thin-film encapsulation systems for OLED industry and research. Beneq’s ALD TFE technology will be presented and the challenges and solutions for both sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll processes will be discussed.
3.3: ZeonorFilm® Optical Films for Touch Sensors and OLED Displays (4:15)
B. Cail
Zeon Chemicals, Louisville, KY, USA

Booth 931
ZEON will highlight technical features of its optical film for touch-panel and OLED constructions. Whereas film-based touch sensors using PET suffer from rainbow (birefringence), ZeonorFilm enables premium optical performance both with and without sunglasses. For OLED displays, ZeonorFilm retardation films significantly reduce reflection. Technical data comparing ZeonorFilm to other materials will be reviewed.
3.4: eGRAF Thermal Solutions: Improving Display Quality for Over a Decade (4:30)
A. Augoustidis
Graftech, Cleveland, OH, USA
Booth 1621
eGRAF graphite heat spreaders have enabled improved image quality for over a decade by providing a lightweight, flexible, high-thermal-conductivity heat spreader solution. Next-generation thin displays based on LCD or OLED technology can benefit from the enhanced thermal management of eGRAF SPREADERSHIELD.
3.5: Iwatani Acrylic Foam Technology Solution to Shock-Absorbing Requirements (4:45)
K. Kato
Iwatani Corp., Tokyo, Japan
Booth 1621
Iwatani Corporation provides high-performance film and industrial-tape products for electronic devices. Iwatani’s Acrylic foam, ISR-ACF series, demonstrates high-shock-absorbing performance for mobile devices. With its innovative technologies and superb analysis, Iwatani offers electronics companies improving design freedom. Iwatani also provides various types of industrial-tape products to meet with customer’s requests.
3.6: 4K UHD 10-Gbps Embedded Cable (5:00)
G. Young
by Dai-Ichi Seiko, Tokyo, Japan
Booth 1427
Transmission-line performance over a pair of micro-coaxial wires that have been directly attached to an i-PEX 0.4-mm-pitch Cabline-CA connector using different-length cable assemblies carrying eDP® at 6 and 10 Gbps were measured using probes connected to a four-pole VNA. Also, TDR results and S-parameter results were compared to simulations made by CST-Microwave Studio.

3.7: Spray Pyrolysis: A High-Throughput and Low Power Deposition Technique for TCOs (5:15)

V. Kuznetsov
Oxford Advanced Conductors (OxACs), Oxford, UK
Booth 331
OxACs has developed a novel technique to manufacture SiZOTM conductive films by using spray pyrolysis deposition. Using novel precursors and processes, conducting films are sprayed onto substrates by a more sustainable green and low-cost method, many times faster than vacuum sputtering. Adopting spray deposition of SiZOTM coatings will not only reduce costs for existing producers and users of transparent conductors, but also open up the production of large-area conductive films to a wider market.


Session 4: Display Substrates and Coatings
(9:15 — 10:45 am)
Moderator - Greg Gibson, nTact
4.1: AGC Glass Technology Solutions to High-Performance and Functional Display Requirements (9:15)
M. Iga
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Tokoy, Japan
Booth 531
The technology development for high-end display and value-added product as symbolized by smartphone, tablet PC, and OLED displays has been continuously required, not only in the current market but also in the automotive market. Glass has been also expected to be higher performance and/or multifunctional in order to realize new products. The glass material and glass-related technology to realize the function expected by the market will be presented. AGC also provides the total solution to high-performance and functional display requirements including process performance.
4.2: Tailored Anti-Reflection/Anti-Smudge (AR/AS) Display Coatings (9:30)
J. Palidwar
Iridian SpectralTechnologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canads
Booth 1926
To address the many varied requirements in display applications (touch-screen displays, automotive instrument panels, etc.), Iridian has developed durable and reliable AR/AS coatings with performance tailored to specific customer needs. Customizable features include tint and reflectance levels, along with new techniques to minimize the appearance of fingerprints in different usage scenarios.
4.3: Continuous Innovation: Proactively Addressing Technology Trends (9:45)
B. Ruffin
Corning Inc., Corning, NY, USA
Booth 703
The oxide TFT and LTPS backplane requirements for LCD and OLED displays are changing rapidly, and Corning is moving quickly to address them. The latest display advancements and how specialty glass substrates must evolve to enable the cutting-edge consumer-electronic devices will be discussed.
4.4: VISTA AR Glass and Acrylic (10:00)
C. Carter
Tru Vue, Inc., Faribault, MN, USA

Booth 1034
Vista AR, anti-reflective coatings for glass and acrylic substrates, was designed for the high-performance needs of display applications and engineered for demanding optical requirements, durability, and strength. The thin-film coating was applied via magnetron sputtering and is available in large volume and size capabilities.  
4.5: Glass Fabrication Applications (10:15)
S. Zschiegner
Raydiance, Petaluma, CA

Booth 1709
Raydiance predicts accelerated advancements in glass-fabrication applications, introducing all laser-precision manufacturing. Manufacturers and factories must keep pace as new glass formulae evolve – next-generation Gorilla Glass and Sapphire – while aggressively reducing cost to meet a very diverse consumer demand for lighter, tougher and more responsive devices.
4.6: Snap Cure System for Optical Bonding with Optically Clear Silicone Adhesives (10:30)
Makoto Sakakibara
Momentive Performance Materials, Waterford, NY, USA

Booth 1909

Momentive Performance Materials, Inc., is introducing a new Advanced Snap Cure Optical Bonding System. The liquid optically clear silicone adhesives are used for laminating a range of display substrates and offer brighter optical performance over an extended length of time. The new Snap Cure Optical Bonding System features a non-UV quick-set cure that provides design
flexibility along with excellent re-workability. The new process and dispensing technology has been demonstrated for flat curved displays and complex geometries as well as shadowed display areas. Both the material properties and processing techniques of Momentive’s Advanced Snap Cure Optical Bonding System will be shared during the presentation.

(10:45 pm - 11:00 am)

Session 5: Display Design and Metrology
(2:00 — 3:15 pm)
Moderator - Hugo Steemers, Ricoh Innovations
5.1: Advanced R&D Tools for OLED Design and Characterization: Overview on SETFOS and PAIOS (2:00)
B. Perucco
Fluxim AG, Switzerland
Booth 1915
Fluxim presents its R&D tools for the OLED display, lighting, and photovoltaic industries. The software SETFOS simulates light-outcoupling from OLEDs and light-absorption in solar cells as well as charge transport and recombination in these semiconductor devices. Fluxim offers the all-in-one measurement platform PAIOS with software for parameter extraction and model validation.
5.2: Water-Vapor Transmission-Rate Analyzer for Flexible-Display Electronics (2:15)
T. Shimada 
Uniglobe KISCO/Moresco Corp, San Jose, CA, USA
Booth 734
Kisco, Ltd., Moresco Corp., and Hokkaido University have developed a water-vapor transmission-rate (WVTR) analyzer, with a capability of measuring up to 10-6 g/m2/day. A short 2–3 day analysis period without damaging the sample is possible. Barrier films manufacturers and OLED and related printed-electronics technologies can now make rapid WVTR measurements with a high level of reproducibility and precision.
5.3: Turnkey Liquid-Crystal Materials Testing (2:30)
Z. Morrow
Instec, Inc., Boulder, CO, USA
Booth 1726
Precise and accurate measurements of the physical properties of liquid crystals made with Instec's bench-top ALCT have been performed. Testing methods for bend, splay, and twist elastic parameters (K11, K33, and K22), dielectric constants, ion density, residual DC, and voltage-holding ratio will be discussed.
5.4: Display Characterization Factors to Consider When Integrating Decorative Glass and/or Touch Technology (2:45)
J. Badders
GM Nameplate, Seattle, WA, USA
Booth 1921
GM Nameplate, an internationally recognized innovator in front-panel integration, will discuss the impact that several different integration solutions can have on a display’s key optical properties (i.e., contrast, clarity, and luminesce), and how GMN can characterize these impacts.
5.5: New Advances in Resizing LCDs for Aerospace and Digital Signage (3:00)
L. Tannas
Tannas Electronic Displays Inc., Orange, CA, USA

Booth 1620
Resizing LCDs is proving to be a valuable enabler. Custom sizes from 2.5 x 2.5 in. for aerospace to resizing 65-in.-diagonal LCDs for refrigerator doors are proving feasible. Enabling is feasible with advances to the sealing technique and bezel design covered under new patent applications. Methods of resizing LCDs to achieve otherwise unattainable sizes will be described.
Session 6: Innovative Display
Technologies and Applications

(3:30 — 5:00 pm)
Moderator - Achin Bhowmik, Intel Corp.
6.1: Qualcomm mirasol – A Leap Forward in Reflective Displays (3:30)
P. Mulabagal
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA

Booth 503
With the global wearable devices market forecasted to reach 177 million units by 2018, tomorrow’s mobile experiences will be ubiquitously connected, blazing fast, and feature a personalized content mix. The current and next-generation of Qualcomm mirasol display-enabled products will build upon the mobile norms of today and create new experiences enabled by an always-on display.
6.2: Comparison of Transparent-Display Technologies on the Market Today (3:45)
G. Smid
Beneq, Vantaa, Finland
Booth 321
Many display professionals are interested in how different display technologies affect the view and usage possibilities of transparent displays. An overview of the different transparent-display technologies available today will be presented. The strengths and weaknesses of each technology and how they all have found a place in the market will be discussed.
6.3: Bidirectional OLED Microdisplays (4:00)
U. Vogel
Fraunhofer COMEDD, Dresden, Germany

Booth 1403
Fraunhofer COMEDD is develops and manufactures OLED microdisplays with an embedded camera function. The latest results of research in this field will be discussed.
6.4: Orthogonal Photolithography for High-Resolution OLED Microdisplay and Micro-Signage Application (4:15)
A. Zakhidov
Fraunhofer COMEDD, Dresden, Germany

Booth 1403
The new trend to use solution-processable materials dictates new processing methods and techniques. A particular challenge is a fast, high-precision, high-resolution micro-patterning technology, which goes beyond the capabilities of current techniques (i.e., 10 µm for ink-jet printing). A novel approach that is called orthogonal photolithography (OP) has been explored. OP takes advantage of the fact that the vast majority of organic materials are either oleophilic or hydrophilic and are hence orthogonal to highly fluorinated chemicals. Therefore, appropriate fluorinated photoresists can be used to pattern organic layers without compromising the performance of the OLED device.
6.5: Human-Interface Technologies for Smart Devices (4:30)
S. Chan
Solomon Systech Ltd., Hong Kong

Booth 1130
Today's smart devices come with an input human interface and an input human interface. Projected-capacitive touch sensing has been the most preferred input interface technology for the past few years. For the output interface, AMOLED and TFT panels are becoming bigger in size and higher in resolution. Solomon Systech is a premier provider of display and touch IC solutions supporting various human-interface technologies. Solomon Systech is well-positioned and focused in serving the smart-devices market.
6.6: Quantum Dots: Extending the Dominance of LCDs (4:45)
W-J. Lah
LMS Co., Ltd.,
Pyeontaek, Korea
Booth 335
The development of a new process-ready quantum-dot component for LCD backlights from LMS and Nanosys that delivers OLED color performance at LCD cost and brightness will be examined. Quantum Light Accumulation Sheet (QLAS) enables LCDs to achieve wide color gamut and higher power efficiencies without disrupting the established manufacturing process.

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