Ross Young


SID Business Conference on May 17th to Celebrate Display Industry Optimism

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The all virtual 18th SID/DSCC Business Conference taking place during Display Week on May 17th will celebrate rare optimism surrounding the business of the display industry.

According to DSCC CEO Ross Young, “The display industry is expected to enjoy one of its better years on record in 2021 with prices rising, shipments surging, new display technologies emerging promising better performance and capex and capacity growing in both existing and emerging technologies including LCDs, OLEDs, microLEDs and microOLEDs. However, the existence of component shortages and rising prices could prevent the display industry from reaching its potential in 2021. To help companies and investors navigate the outlook and identify and quantify the best investment opportunities, we have assembled an agenda featuring 17 market and financial analysts and business leaders throughout the display supply chain, including 16 C-Suite executives. In addition to sessions on the dominant display applications and technologies such as TVs, smartphones and IT displays, this year’s event will also examine the outlook for emerging markets such as AR/VR, developments in emerging technologies which could significantly disrupt the display industry in miniLEDs and microLEDs and a session with start-up executives and private equity firms giving smaller private companies with significant potential the opportunity to share the stage with larger players.”

According to Radu Reit, SID’s Chief Marketing Officer, “We are thrilled with the organization of this year’s event and are confident it will delight our attendees. In addition to streamed presentations with PDF downloads, it will also include one on one recorded speaker interviews after the event allowing attendees to get their burning questions answered and delve deeper into key topics.”

The 2021 SID/DSCC Business Conference is divided into the following sessions:

  • Keynote Session
  • Financial and Market Analyst Outlook
  • Smartphone Display Market and Technology Outlook
  • TV Display Technology and Markets
  • Displays in IT Applications
  • Automotive Displays
  • MiniLED and MicroLED Advances
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Opportunities
  • Start-Up Session

42 speakers will participate in this year’s event including:

  • Adam Kablanian, CEO, Cynora
  • Andrew Sculley, CEO, eMagin
  • Bob O’Brien, Co-Founder, Principal Analyst and CFO, DSCC
  • Charles Li, CEO, PlayNitride
  • Dan Cashen, Head of HMI High Performance Compute NA, Continental
  • David Naranjo, Director, Business Line Management, ViewSonic Corporation
  • Dr. Beverly Brown, Chief Scientist, Smartkem
  • Dr. Guillaume Chansin, Director of Display Research, DSCC
  • Dr. James Murphy, LED Phosphor Program Manager, Senior Research Scientist , GE Global Research
  • Dr. Mathias Mydlak, Global Business Development Manager, SCHOTT
  • Dr. Matthew Meitl, Co-Founder and VP of Displays, XDC
  • Dr. Nikhil Balram, CEO, Eyeway Vision Inc.
  • Dragon Cui, President, DiScien
  • Ian Hendy, Founder and CEO, Hendy Consulting
  • Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys
  • Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director, Counterpoint
  • John Jacobs, Director of Strategic Alliances, AMD
  • Junji Adachi, Co-Founder and CSO, Kyulux
  • Kunjal Parikh, Principal Engineer, Intel
  • Kyle Davis, UI/UX Senior Analyst, IHS Markit
  • Leo Gebbie, Senior Analyst, CCS Insight
  • Martin Zobl, Senior Expert Displays, BMW
  • Max McDaniel, CMO, Applied Materials
  • Mehdi Hosseini, Senior Analyst, Technology Hardware, Susquehanna International Group
  • Michael G. Helander, CEO, OTI Lumionics
  • Mike Lee, Head of Strategic Business & Corporate Development, Compound Photonics
  • Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director of Consumer Devices, Omdia
  • Paul Travers, CEO, Vuzix
  • Qiming Li, CEO, Jade Bird Display
  • Roger Lanctot, Director of Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics
  • Ross Young, CEO, DSCC
  • Ryan Reith, Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, IDC
  • Stephen Baker, VP, Industry Advisor, Technology & Mobile, The NPD Group
  • Steve Battista, VP, Manufacturing and Operations, Anzu Partners
  • Yasuo Nakane, Global Head of Technology Research, Mizuho Securities
  • YM Chan, Manager, TFT/TPM Development, BOE Varitronix
  • Yoshio Tamura, President, Asian Operations, DSCC
  • Young-Joon (YJ) Kim, CEO, Magnachip

Each speaker’s topic, abstract, bio and registration information can be found at:

This year’s event is sponsored by Applied Materials, Corning, GE, OTI Lumionics, Radiant Vision Systems and TOK. For any questions on this event including volume attendee discounts, please contact

About Display Week 2021
The 58th Display 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 #DisplayWeek2021), 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

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) was formed by experienced display market analysts from throughout the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights through consulting, syndicated reports and events. The company has offices in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the UK. DSCC is on the web at and can be reached in the US at