Display Week 2023 Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

We are pleased to welcome three exceptional keynote speakers to Display Week 2023.  While our keynote presentations are often forward-looking, this year’s talks stand out in that the speakers are taking a laser-focused look at current challenges and opportunities, and suggesting pathways toward future success. Please join us in welcoming Charles Peng of Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd., Kevin Curtis of Magic Leap, and Ross Young of DSCC as they share their thoughts on how the display industry can thrive in the years ahead.  

Wei Yao 
Display Week 2023 General Chair


New Trends and Strategies for the Display Industry

May 23, 8:35 am

Charles Peng

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd.



Faced with both challenges from the global economic downturn and opportunities from the recovery of consumer consumption, as well as the new energy of the post-pandemic era, how will the display industry react?  How can the industry break out? How will it optimize its industrial supply chain and integrate its resources? Tianma offers ideas on how to address the above challenges and opportunities while collaborating with peers to promote ecological synergy and healthy development in our industry. 


Charles Peng is the chairman and chief executive officer of Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Since joining the company in 2006, Peng has been responsible for R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and operations. To date, he has applied for nearly 90 patents. Under his leadership and innovation, Tianma has made outstanding contributions to the display field. Peng has also been appointed the next chair of SID’s Beijing Chapter.

Advanced Optics for Immersive AR

May 23, 9:10 am

Kevin Curtis

Senior VP, Head of Hardware 
Magic Leap



Augmented reality, rooted as the next paradigm in computing, already provides utility across industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and the public sector. As interest and technology continue to advance, user experience improves, and more applications are developed, AR provides the perfect example of easing collaboration and increasing efficiency. In this keynote session, Kevin Curtis will share four key advances that allowed commercialization of a large FoV high-quality display for immersive AR. This included a new projector architecture, a segmented dimmer, improved eye tracking for large 3D depth, and new eyepiece design and manufacturing technology. 


Kevin Curtis is the senior vice president, head of hardware at Magic Leap. He is responsible for the research, development, and productization of the hardware portion of the Magic Leap products. Prior to this, Curtis was chief scientist of illumination systems at RealD, working on laser projection and direct view for digital cinema. During the 10 years prior to joining RealD, he was the founder, CTO, and eventually CEO of InPhase Technologies, an optical data storage company. Curtis spun InPhase out of Bell Laboratories, where he was a member of the technical staff at Murray Hill, New Jersey. He has authored over 120 US patents, one book, and more than 100 presentations on optical systems, holography, projection systems, and lasers. Curtis received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Other interests include running, rock climbing, and triathlons.

Forecasting the Future of the Display Industry Post COVID 

May 23, 9:45 am

Ross Young 

Co-Founder and CEO


This talk will examine how COVID impacted the display industry and how and when the display industry will return to growth. While many of the display industry’s largest markets are mature, there are a few examples of high-growth segments. In addition, in other more mature markets, there are opportunities for better performing displays to take share from entry level displays to help grow the market. Using DSCC’s latest market and technology data and insights, this presentation will provide a state of the industry, examining the outlook for display units and revenues by application, technology, supply/demand, equipment spending, and more. Which technology will win the OLED vs. miniLED battle? How will each technology evolve? How fast will microLEDs and micro-OLEDs grow? Are there opportunities for other display technologies to gain share? These and other questions will be answered in my talk.


Ross Young is the co-founder and CEO of DSCC. Previously, he started, ran, and sold DisplaySearch, which he launched with less than $500 in capital and grew to over $10 million in revenues. He has also worked throughout the display supply chain, including at a TV brand, a panel supplier, a materials supplier, and at multiple equipment suppliers. Shortly after completing graduate school at UCSD and Japan’s Tohoku University in international management, Young published a book on the semiconductor industry called Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry, published by the University of Texas. He has completed 12 IRONMAN triathlons, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in 2016. You can find him on Twitter at @DSCCRoss where he shares the future of the display industry with over 36K followers. He can be reached via email at ross.young@displaysupplychain.com.

Awards Luncheon Speaker

May 24, 12:00 pm

Hall G

How the World’s First Augmented-Reality Contact Lens Led to the World’s Smallest MicroLED Displays

Mike Wiemer

CTO and Co-Founder

Mojo Vision


This talk will discuss Mike Wiemer’s experiences building and wearing the world’s first augmented-reality contact lens. It will describe an arc of innovation that started with the world’s most efficient solar cells and ultimately led to the world’s smallest microLED displays.


Mike Wiemer is a serial entrepreneur and proven science and technology leader. He is CTO and co-founder at Mojo Vision, a new commercial leader in microLED displays. Mojo Vision’s core display technology was incubated over an earlier eight-year period when the company built the world’s first augmented-reality contact lenses. Before Mojo Vision, Wiemer co-founded Solar Junction, a high-efficiency solar cell company (acquired), where he and his team set two world records for the highest efficiency solar cells ever made by humans. He also spent a year at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as an Entrepreneur in Residence, where he sourced new investments and helped portfolio companies develop their business and funding strategies. Wiemer has a BS, MS, and PhD from Stanford University in electrical engineering.