2017 SID/OLED-Association and Veritas et Visus AR/VR Conference Wednesday, May 24, 2017 LA Convention Center
John C. C. Fan Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Kopin Corporation
Title: The Coming Era of Micrdisplays for AR and VR
Abstract: As the platform technology transitions from PC and smartphones to AR, VR and wearables, the era of microdisplays is here. We will review the various microdisplay technologies and their pros and cons for different applications. Another key feature is clear ‹ the display/optics ensemble would be the key enabler for these new platforms since users really experience only the magnified image via the optics. The displays and optics must be designed together to work best for a given application. A few case studies would be described!
Bio: John C. C. Fan is founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Kopin Corporation, a NASDAQ public company since 1992. Kopin, headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of components and technologies for mobile and wearable devices. Kopin has over 300 patents and patents pending in this emerging growth area. Fan began his career at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, where he researched semiconductor materials and devices. He was leading the Electronic Materials Group at Lincoln Laboratory when he left MIT in 1985 to found Kopin Corporation. Fan obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from Berkeley, California. He went to Harvard University and obtained his Master and Ph. D. degree in Applied Physics in 1972. Fan has authored over 200 publications, edited three books, and owns over 70 patents. Fan was also the co-founder of several integrated circuit and advanced materials companies, several of them were sold to large US semiconductor corporations. Fan received the Society of Information Displays Special Recognition Award in 1999. Dr. Fan was the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, and also the National Finalist. He was chosen one of the Top 25 Asian American Entrepreneurs by Asia Week in 1999, and one of the top 100 Asian American Entrepreneurs between 1999–2004 by Asia.net. Fan was also chosen as one of the USA’s top 15 nanotechnology innovators by NASA’s Nanotech Briefs in 2005.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.