DSCC Announces Speakers for AR/VR Session at SID/DSCC Business Conference

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The 2023 SID/DSCC Business Conference will cover the latest display trends in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) in a dedicated session at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 24th, 2023. The Business Conference is part of Display Week 2023, the world's leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies. Registration is already open.

DSCC has organized the conference for seven consecutive years, in collaboration with the Society for Information Display (SID). “With over 300 attendees annually, the SID/DSCC Business Conference is the largest event dedicated to the business aspects of the display industry, covering the main market segments, including Smartphones and TVs. The dedicated session on AR/VR was added in 2021 to reflect the increasing importance of this category in the display industry,” said DSCC’s Director of Display Research, Guillaume Chansin.

The following speakers have been confirmed for the AR/VR Session of the Business Conference:

  • Dr. Guillaume Chansin (DSCC)
  • Ken Lin (Goertek USA)
  • Dr. Tongtong Zhu (Porotech)
  • Richard Harding (EMD Electronics)

Guillaume Chansin, Director of Display Research at DSCC, will present the main technology and market trends for AR/VR displays, with updated forecasts from the upcoming DSCC report on the topic. AR/VR is set to be the fastest growing segment of the display market, as device makers release more advanced headsets and smart glasses. Apple is expected to unveil its first headset this year, while Meta is aiming to expand its lead with the release of the Quest 3.

Ken Lin, Head of Product Marketing at Goertek USA, will talk about some of the lessons learned in AR eyewear and the challenges the company hopes to resolve. In 2022, Goertek and Qualcomm released a reference design for an AR device using Micro OLED displays. This year, Goertek partnered with Qualcomm again to launch a new lightweight AR smart viewer reference design based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 Platform. This latest reference design makes use of a new generation of free-form modules for optics, which increases the vertical field of view by 50%. The maximum brightness has also been increased to 1500 nits.

Source: Goertek
Source: Goertek

Dr. Tongtong Zhu, CEO and Founder of Porotech, will give an update on a the DynamicPixelTuning® (DPT) technology for MicroLED displays. DPT was first demonstrated last year at Display Week 2022, where Porotech won the iZone Best Prototype Awards. The technology enables each pixel to have a tuneable wavelength emission all the way from red to blue, without the use of color filters or color conversion materials. DPT is based on Porotech’s engineered porous GaN (PoroGaN®) platform technology, which can be scaled for mass production.

Source: Porotech
Source: Porotech

Richard Harding is currently leading AR/VR Business Development at Merck Electronics (also known as EMD Electronics in North America). His talk will introduce the different light engines, displays and waveguides used today and show how improvements to key material properties can enable more efficient headsets. This in turn can reduce the weight and size of the headset, which is a key step towards enabling a high functioning headset with a sun-glasses-like format.

Other companies speaking at the conference on the same day include Applied Materials, SmartKem, Samsung Display, Universal Display and Nanosys. The list of all confirmed speakers can be found on the DSCC event website.

About Display Week 2023
Display Week 2023, the 60th International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will be held in Los Angeles, CA, May 21-26, 2023. Serving as a catalyst for innovation, information and inspiration, Display Week supports and showcases the entire ecosystem of emerging electronic display and visual information technologies, and features a world-class exhibition with hands-on demos, hundreds of scientific presentations from pioneering scientists, special sessions with today's most forward-thinking business leaders, and an annual business conference devoted exclusively to the supply chain of these convergent industries. Thousands of attendees from the R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial disciplines flock to Display Week to find out what's new and what's next. Display Week also delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, highlights market-moving trends, and provides an expansive platform for networking that enhances career and business growth. For more information about Display Week 2023, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek2023), or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) has been powering the display technology industry since its inception in 1962. It is the only professional organization dedicated to the electronic display and visual information technology industries, and plays a vital role in advancing the plethora of interwoven discoveries and applications from concept and research to manufacturing and market. As a worldwide platform, SID brings together the multiple facets of these industries to fully support the imaging and display ecosystems, and help address growing consumer demand for seamless digital experiences through smart phones, televisions, mobile computers, immersive gaming and entertainment applications, online platforms, electric cars, wearables, smart homes, and an ever-expanding menu of devices and uses that have become engrained in the way we live, work and play. Additionally, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products at its annual International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition (known as Display Week). To promote industry and academic technology development, and educate consumers, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which unites industry and academia all under one roof to demonstrate technology that will shape the future. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About DSCC

DSCC, a Counterpoint Research Company, is the leader in advanced display market research with offices across all the key manufacturing centers and markets of East Asia as well as the US and UK. It was formed by experienced display market analysts from across the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights, data and supply chain analyses on the display industry through consulting, syndicated reports and events. Its accurate and timely analyses help businesses navigate the complexities of the display supply chain.