SAN ANTONIO, Texas — On Monday, June 1, the SID Business Conference will kick off SID’s Display Week 2009, a weeklong gathering for the display industry.
The Business Conference, a collaboration between DisplaySearch and the Society for Information Display (SID), has announced its final agenda: Commercializing Display Technology — Opportunities in a Down Market.
The Business Conference keynote presentations will be from Thomas Holder, investment director at Intel Capital on “Win/Win Strategic Investing in Displays: What I’ve Learned” and Mary Lou Jepsen, founder and CEO of Pixel Qi on “Making the Case: The Display Industry’s Chance to Evolve in the Downturn.”
Following the keynotes, two sessions will include presentations regarding case studies on the challenges and opportunities of commercialization of display technologies. These sessions include the following:
Crossing the Chasm: Perspectives on Commercialization — The display business has been an active area for technology startups, but many have found building a successful business around display technology to be a challenge. What can be learned from the record of companies bringing new technologies to market?
• “Why Competing Against TFT LCD Is So Difficult,” David Barnes, vice president of Strategic Analysis, DisplaySearch • “Display Start-ups: An Elusive Success Story,” Mark Willner, managing partner, nFlexion • “DLP: The (Rocky) Road to Microdisplay & Beyond,” Tom Winter, product engineering manager, Texas Instruments
Intellectual Property: Patents, Licensing, Paths to Market — Given the concentration of display manufacturing in Asia, one of the business models pursued by western companies is to derive value from their intellectual property. What are some of the key aspects of patents, licensing and other IP tools in commercializing display technologies?
• “How to Grow a Business without Making Anything,” Joel Pollack, senior vice president of Strategic Sales and Marketing, Nouvoyance, Inc. • “Patent Licensing and Strategic Patent Planning,” Rel Ambrozy, partner, Intellectual Property Practice Group, McKenna Long & Aldridge
In the afternoon, roundtables will address emerging technologies, with participating companies UniPixel, Pixtronix, Qualcomm MEMs Technologies, Universal Display Corporation, DuPont Displays, LG Displays, N-trig Ltd., Microsoft, Dell, Corning, Elo Touch Systems, Arizona State University, Kent Displays, Microvision, Liquavista, E Ink, and television technologies, with participants from the LCD TV Association, OLED Association and the Plasma Display Coalition.