SID/DSCC 2021 Virtual Business Conference at Display Week

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Keynote Session

This session will feature executives from the display supply chain as well as financial and market analysts sharing their insights across a wide variety of topics. Subjects expected to be covered include the coming OLED wave, the duration of the display industry upturn, when panel prices are likely to fall, when will panel and component shortages end, who will win the miniLED vs. OLED competition in IT and TV panels, when will microLEDs impact the market and much more.

Financial and Market Analyst Outlook

This session will feature talks from leading market and financial analysts focused on the outlook for display, smartphone, TV, IT and related markets. These talks will include an examination of how the pandemic affected the display industry and why display companies outperformed in 2020 and continue to do so in 2021. It will also include forecasts on display supply, demand, capex, pricing, costs, OLEDs, MiniLEDs and more. Attendees will also hear thoughts on upcoming market cycles and which companies are best positioned.

Smartphone Display Market and Technology Outlook

This session will feature presentations from analysts and executives representing companies in the smartphone supply chain. Presented will be the latest results and forecasts for smartphones by display technology, display form factor, size, resolution, refresh rate, backplane, 4G vs. 5G, 5G network, region, chipset supplier, touch type and much more. Also covered will be developments in foldable and rollable displays as well as ultra-thin glass, under panel cameras and more.

TV Display Technology and Markets

TV continues to be the largest driver of flat panel display demand and advancements in display technology continue to raise the bar on TV picture performance. The pandemic has fed strong demands for premium TV sets, and the technology battle between OLED and LCD has intensified with the emergence of MiniLED backlights for LCD TVs. This session will outline developments in both products and technologies by major brands and display makers and will incorporate the latest market data from industry analysts as well as the plans of display and TV makers.

Displays in IT Applications

The display industry has taken a central role in people’s lives during the pandemic, and COVID-19 has led to a resurgence in demand for IT products to support Work From Home (WFH) and Learn From Home (LFH). This session will cover a download of developments in the IT Display Market including key trends impacting the notebook, monitor and tablet markets. The session will also include ways that the display industry has responded to the challenge of COVID-19 with new products and new applications.

Automotive Displays

This session will feature the latest forecasts for displays in the automotive market as well as presentations on emerging requirements for both LCDs and OLEDs from companies across the automotive display supply chain. Displays will form an increasingly important role in HMI systems and presenters will address the impact on both the display and the automotive industries. Other potential topics include touch, new form factors, display quality, HUDs and lighting.

MiniLED and MicroLED Advances and Outlook

Displays based on inorganic LEDs are expected to challenge the incumbent technologies since they can deliver superior brightness, contrast and energy efficiency. Applications range from smart watches to large TVs and video walls. This session will cover the commercialization roadmap and the remaining challenges in manufacturing.

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

The display is arguably the most critical component in AR and VR headsets. The next two years will be pivotal for this industry as major OEMs are preparing to launch next generation devices. In this session, we will discuss the progress of emerging technologies such as Micro OLED and MicroLED, as well as the opportunities for the display industry.

Start-Up Session

This session represents an opportunity for privately-held companies to share the stage with industry leaders. Invited are early-stage, recently funded and late-stage companies who have the opportunity to shake-up the display industry. Venture capitalists will also be participating to share their lessons on how privately held companies should approach them, what they are looking for and recipes for success.

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