2018 SID/DSCC Display Week Conference May 21st - May 24th, 2018 LA Convention Center
Barry Young Co-Founder & CTO Avegant
Abstract: Patience in VR/AR Expectations VR/AR shipment forecasts by both Market Researchers and Industry Leaders have fallen way short of expectations. In 2017, VR headset shipments actually fell from 2016 highs and AR shipments remained well under 1 million units. What will it take for VR/AR to ascend to the lofty goal of replacing smartphones as the go to device for mobile computing and is it likely to materialize?
BIO: Barry Young is president and CEO of the OLED Association, where he solves industry-wide issues, such as the development of standards for the OLED display and lighting industries. He also serves as CEO of Young Market Research (YMR) and is its primary-lighting analyst He works with and supports the leading OLED manufacturers, tool makers and material suppliers for the entire food chain. He lobbies for the industry and develops forecasts of material usage, display shipments and revenue and lighting shipments and revenue. Each quarter the Association captures the display and lighting shipments and provides its members with a detailed analysis of the state of the industry. He also works with a group of OLED suppliers to produce the first US-based pilot line for OLED lighting. A founder of DisplaySearch, Young is one of the leading authorities on OLEDs and flexible displays, and during his tenure authored DisplaySearch’s OLED, flexible-display, small/medium-display and technology reports.