Ross Young


DSCC Announces Sponsors, Sessions and Speakers for the 2021 SID/DSCC Business Conference

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Registration is now available for the 2021 SID/DSCC Business Conference. The SID/DSCC Business Conference is the display industry's largest and longest running business conference with participation from industry executives and leading financial and market analysts from across the globe. The event will take place on May 17th which will include pre-recorded talks followed by presenter interviews. The agenda and registration info can be found at the following link which includes detailed descriptions of the sessions and the more than 25 speakers already confirmed -

According to DSCC CEO Ross Young, "This year's SID/DSCC Business Conference comes in the midst of a tremendous upswing for the display industry. Capacity is tight, prices are high and continuing to rise and profits are impressive. There is also tremendous innovation with new form factors such as rollable and foldable expected to take more share and there are multiple new technologies which have the potential to disrupt the display industry such as miniLEDs, microLEDs and more. We currently see 2021 display revenue growth of 22% to a record high $144B. But there are a number of questions such as when glass and driver IC shortages will end, when will prices begin to fall, who will win the OLED vs. miniLED competition by application, when will AR and VR applications take off and many more. This event intends to address all of these issues and beyond."

This year's event includes sessions on TVs, smartphones, IT displays, automotive displays, AR/VR, miniLED/microLED/direct view LED and a session dedicated to start-up companies.

Sessions include:

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. Presenters include:

  • Ross Young, CEO, DSCC
  • Yoshio Tamura, President, Asian Operations, DSCC
  • Yasuo Nakane, Global Head of Technology Research, Mizuho Securities
  • Dragon Cui, President, DiScien
  • Ian Hendy, Founder and CEO, Hendy Consulting

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.

  • Ross Young, CEO, DSCC
  • Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director, Counterpoint
  • Michael G. Helander, CEO, OTI Lumionics
  • Dr. Mathias Mydlak, Global Business Development Manager, SCHOTT

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.

  • Bob O’Brien, Co-Founder, Principal Analyst and CFO, DSCC
  • Stephen Baker, VP, Industry Advisor, Technology & Mobile, The NPD Group
  • Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys

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.

  • Ryan Reith, Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, IDC
  • John Jacobs, Director of Strategic Alliances, AMD

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.

  • Kyle Davis, UI/UX Senior Analyst, IHS Markit
  • Roger Lanctot, Director of Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

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.

  • Dr. Guillaume Chansin, Director of Display Research, DSCC
  • Andrew Sculley, CEO, eMagin

Direct-view LED, MiniLED and MicroLED

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.

  • Dr. Guillaume Chansin, Director of Display Research, DSCC
  • Gary Feather, CTO, Nanolumens
  • Matt Meitl, Co-Founder and VP of Displays, XDC

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.

  • Steve Battista, VP, Manufacturing and Operations, Anzu Partners
  • Dr. Beverly Brown, Chief Scientist, Smartkem
  • Adam Kablanian, CEO, Cynora
  • Junji Adachi, Co-Founder and CEO, Kyulux
  • Kris Czaplicki, COO, Noctiluca

Applied Materials has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor and OTI has signed on as a Silver Sponsor. If your company is interested in joining as a sponsor or for questions on presenting or attending, please contact

About Display Week 2021

The 58thDisplay Week, presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will take place May 17-May 21. Display Week is the world's leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies from concept to market. Display Week attracts attendees from the entire ecosystem of R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial, as well as commercial and consumer end-user markets. It delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, market-moving trends, sourcing, roadmaps-to-market, and connections for career and business growth. For more information on Display Week 2021, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek2020), Instagram @siddisplayweek or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the electronic display and visual information technology industries. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit

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.