2017 SID/DSCC Business Conference Monday, May 22, 2017 LA Convention Center
Dr. Brian Shieh Corporate VP and GM, Display and Flexible Technology Group Applied Materials
Abstract: Dr. Shieh will address various inflection points in display manufacturing and why we are currently in the midst of a boom period for display equipment suppliers. He will discuss how smartphones shifted the emphasis from scaling up to display performance which has led to the adoption of more advanced underlying technologies such as new transistor materials and design, in-cell touch, OLED, and flexible device processing. Even as smartphone technology continues to advance, new applications such as virtual reality and augmented reality devices are emerging which require even higher resolution. These new technologies pose significant challenges for productization and mass production. In the longer term the industry will introduce true 3-D displays such as light-field. Additionally, there is a trend for display makers to replace externally purchased materials and components (such as touch panels, backlight, liquid crystal, color filter and polarizers) with in-fab processes (in-cell/on-cell touch, OLED, and wire-grid polarizers). In addition, he will discuss how Applied is bringing yield management techniques from the semiconductor industry to the display industry. In summary, as an industry we must combine (1) large-substrate manufacturing experience, (2) techniques from semiconductor manufacturing, and (3) completely new materials engineering innovations to overcome the challenges and enable a new visual experience for consumers.
Bio: Dr. Brian Shieh is Corporate VP and General Manager of the Display and Flexible Technology Group at Applied Materials. Since joining Applied Materials in 2007, he has also held executive responsibility for the Thin Film Solar CVD and Semiconductor Dielectric Etch Businesses. Prior to joining Applied Materials in 2007, he was an Associate at McKinsey & Company. Brian has a PhD in Materials Science from UC Berkeley, an MS in Materials Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.