Category Archives: Conference Review

Vehicle Display 2016 Conference is very successful

September 29, 2016

I just returned from the Vehicle Display 2016 Conference, at Livonia, Michigan. It’s a very successful conference with over 300 attendees. This is my 4th time to speak at this conference. It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Continental AG’s VP of Instrumentation and Driver HMI, Ms. Jennifer Wahnschaff, gave a keynote titled “The road ahead: What do future consumers want”.

Figure: Continental’s Ms. Jennifer Wahnschaff keynote at Vehicle Display 2016 conference

continental-jennifer

Photo by: Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on automotive displays, touch panel, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System) and touchless human-machine-interface.

This conference is well mixed of market analysis, and automotive engineers’ paper of how to improve sunlight readability, reduce glare, improve optical performance for automotive, and discussions of Head-up display (HUD) for automotive.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

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Photo credit: Mr. Jones at FlexEnable.

This year’s conference also have the record high number of exhibitors. More analysis and review of the Vehicle Display 2016 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” October monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

International Liquid Crystal Conference 2016 Review

August 4, 2016

I just returned from the International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) 2016. I’m honored to be invited to give a presentation at this conference, and especially at Kent State University, which is my home University.

Figure 1: Kent Student Centers

Kent State University

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

Kent State University has changed a lot since I graduated with a Ph.D. in the year 2000. Many science buildings and dormitory buildings have been added. The Kent Student Center, the Library and the plaza in between had been remodeled.

The ILCC is very successful with about 700 attendees this year. It is the largest academic meeting in the field of liquid crystals, held biennially under the auspices of the International Liquid Crystal Society.

Quantum dot is a hot topic in this year’s ILCC. In my presentation about display market, I discussed several new opportunities:  flexible and curved displays, and quantum dot displays.

Figure 2. Dr. Jennifer Colegrove presenting at ILCC 2016 in Kent State University

Jenny ILCC 2016

At ILCC 2016, Crystalplex showcased their SapphireTM Quantum Dots, which they claim is air-stable quantum dots.

Figure 3. Crystalplex at ILCC 2016.

Crystalplex poster

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

Merck is also entering quantum dot field by signing a distribution agreement with Nanoco this week.

In the recently published “Quantum Dot 2016 Report (Third Edition),” Touch Display Research surveyed many quantum dot suppliers, display manufacturers and OEMs, and analyzed and forecasted the quantum dot display component market with detail of material type and form factor. This report profiles over 80 companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components. Touch Display Research forecasts the overall QD display component and lighting and QLED market will surpass $2 billion by 2017, and reach $10.8 billion by 2026.

Figure 4. Quantum dot component for display and lighting market forecast

quantum dot forecast 2016

Source: Touch Display Research, Quantum dot 2016 report

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Quantum dots making big progress at SID 2016

May 27, 2016

At SID 2016 DisplayWeek, quantum dot is continued to be hot topic, even hotter than last year.(see our blog about last year’s SID).

Nanosys announced two good news. Nanosys announced that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF (quantum dot enhancement film) for display applications. Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF in mass production volumes during the 2nd half of 2016.

Nanosys also announced a breakthrough quantum dot film—Hyperion. Hyperion Quantum Dots have Cadmium in it, but very little, below 90 ppm. In the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, it requests any component with Cadmium must be <100 ppm (which is 0.01%). RoHS never requests Cd-free. Now, Hyperion QDs meet this requirement, so it doesn’t need to request exemption. Touch Display Research believes this is very clever. How is Hyperion’s performance? More analysis of Hyperion can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Figure: Nanosys quantum dot demo at SID 2016.

Nanosys SID 2016 booth with TDR2

Photo by: Touch Display Research

QD Vision also showed TVs with Color IQ and new TPV’s AOC brand monitors with Color IQ in them. Three new quantum dot companies had shown Touch Display Research their QD samples recently.

In the recently published “Quantum Dot 2016 Report (Third Edition),” Touch Display Research surveyed many quantum dot suppliers, display manufacturers and OEMs, and analyzed and forecasted the quantum dot display component market with detail of material type and form factor. This report profiles over 80 companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components. Touch Display Research forecasts the overall QD display component and lighting and QLED market will surpass $2 billion by 2017, and reach $10.8 billion by 2026.

Figure 2. Quantum dot component for display and lighting market forecast

quantum dot forecast 2016

Source: Touch Display Research, Quantum dot 2016 report

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

SID 2016 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

May 25, 2016

SID 2016 DisplayWeek is held in San Francisco, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

I’m honored to have been teaching Monday Seminar for 3 years at SID DisplayWeek. According to the conference organizer, there are over 600 attendees for the Monday seminar this year, which is a record high in SID history.

During the 90-min seminar, I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2016 and 2017. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast to 2026. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. Then I discuss the new opportunities in display market:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screen, active pen and touchless human-machine-interaction sensors.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

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Photo credit: Jinzenji-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, I believe many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2016 issue.

For those audiences who has given me your name cards, I’ll send you one monthly report– “Touch and Emerging Display report”– for free next week.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

LOPEC 2016 Review

April 18, 2016, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

LOPEC 2016 (Large area organic printed electronic conference) was hosted by oe-a (organic electronic association) on April 5-7, 2016, at Munich, Germany.

There were over 140 exhibitors at this event, which is the record high according the organizer. There were also business conference, technical presentations and posters.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave an invited presentation about printed display and touch panel market on April 5th.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove gave presentation at LOPEC 2016

Jenny 2016 LOPEC speak

Photo credit: Dr. Maksimenko at Elantas

I have been attending the LOPEC exhibition and conference for over 3 years, and my company had an exhibition booth at this conference this year. This is a very good event focusing on flexible and printed displays, sensors, photovoltaic, equipment and market trends. I’m always glad to network with old industry friends and meet new friends at this event.

More review of LOPEC 2016 will be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

The funniest moment at Quantum Dots Forum 2016

March 10, 2016, by Jennifer Colegrove

Quantum Dots Forum 2016 is hosted by Smithers APEX in the beautiful Island Hotel at NewPort Beach, California. The conference co-chair is Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan, CTO and co-founder of QD Vision, and Dr. Johnny Steckel, lead technologies at Apple.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation about quantum dot display and lighting market yesterday.

Today is day-2 of the Quantum Dots Forum 2016. After the breakfast, the audiences sat down in the ball room. But only Seth was on the stage at 8:05am when the conference supposed to start according to the agenda.  So, Seth started the day-2 and said, “Welcome to the 2nd day of the Quantum Dots Forum 2016. Everybody is here, except my co-chair.” All the audience laughed. Then Seth went on and introduced the first speaker, Mr. Jason Hartlove, President and CEO of Nanosys.

Figure: Nanosys CEO- Mr. Jason Hartlove gave presentation at QD Forum 2016

Jason at QD Forum 2016 presentation

Photo by: Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research

While Jason was giving his presentation, co-chair Johnny arrived and quietly walked on stage and sat beside Seth.

After Jason’s presentation. Co-chair Johnny introduced the 2nd speaker, Mr. Steve Reinhard, VP of Nanoco. And Johnny added, “Steve, it’s great to have you join us.”  Steve immediately responded with a smile, “It’s great to have YOU join US.”. All the audiences laughed again, Johnny laughed with a red face.

Figure 2: On stage: Mr. Steve Reinhard, VP of Nanoco, conference co-chair Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan, CTO and co-founder of QD Vision, and co-chair Dr. Johnny Steckel, lead technologies at Apple.

Nanoco Steve presentation

Photo by: Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research

People in our quantum dot industry worked hard, and when we have a chance, we make a big laugh too.

More review of Quantum Dots Forum 2016 will be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

FLEX 2016 conference review

March 4, 2016

I just returned from the 2016 FLEX conference in Monterey California. There were about 650 attendees this year, 10% more than last year. It was great to meet some of you in person.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research gave a presentation titled “Manufacturing of wearable sensors for human health & performance monitoring”. She first showed data about United States health expenditure grew dramatically, there is urgent need to reduce hospital care cost. Then she discussed the wearable sweat sensor that GE is working on, which could detect the electrolytes (such as Na, K) level in the person’s sweat, and small molecules and proteins level to test the stress level.

Figure. Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research presentation slide

GE slide 2016

Photo by: Touch Display Research, March 2016.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, on behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation titled “Flexible and printed electronics—tremendous opportunities in display and touch panel industries”. I discussed the discuss the technologies, manufacturing challenges, opportunities and market forecast of flexible display, quantum dot display and touch screen from 2016 to 2025.

Figure. Touch Display Research Dr. Colegrove giving presentation

Jenny 2016 Flex speak

Photo credit: Ms. Kammoun, University of Stuttgart, March 2016.

Sensors, wearables, flexible materials, advanced equipment are hot topics at this year’s FLEX conference.  More reviews can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, March issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Electronic Display Conference (eDC) 2016 Review

February 29, 2016

I just returned from the electronic Display Conference (eDC 2016), at Nuremberg, Germany. It’s a very successful conference with about 400 attendees.  It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Professor Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach is the chairman of the eDC organizing committee. He gave the opening remarks, “This is the 30th electronic displays Conference (edC). The electronic displays Conference 2016 will act again as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments and research projects in the area of today’s and future display business.”

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a keynote presentation on touch panel, touchless sensor and emerging displays–market forecast and new opportunities. This keynote speech is sponsored by Data Modul. (which sponsored our 2014 keynote speech as well).

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

Jenny eDC 2016

Photo credit: Ms. Liu-Kost at Data Modul.

This international conference also served to facilitate the exchange of latest progress and information between engineers, industry professionals, users, researchers, distributors, consultants and manufacturers acting in the area of advanced electronic displays and their applications.

Figure: Professor Blankenbach and Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

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Photo credit: Ms. Liu-Kost at Data Modul.

More analysis and review of the eDC 2016 can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” March 2016 monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

LG Display keynote about flexible OLED display at Touch Taiwan 2015

August 31, 2015

I just came back from the trip of Touch Taiwan and IDMC (International Display Manufacturing Conference) 2015 conference.

On August 27th, LG Display’s VP, Dr. SooYoung Yoon gave a keynote presentation about future display. He indicated, due to the sluggish global display market, technical differentiation for adding new values and finding new display markets should be essential for further growth of display market. Then he discussed OLED displays, especially flexible OLED is the direction to go.

Figure 1: LG Display Dr. Yoon Keynote at Touch Taiwan, IDMC 2015

LGD CEO keynote

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research Inc.

Dr. Yoon also discussed the technology challenges of flexible OLED display for high resolution, durability and automotive applications.

In the newly published “Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report”, Touch Display Research analyzes flexible OLED display technologies, manufacturing process, other competing technologies, and profiles over 180 companies working on flexible OLED displays.

Figure 2. Over 180 companies and research institutes

Flexible OLED 180 companies

Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, August 2015

More analysis of Touch Taiwan and IDMC 2015 are in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

SID 2015 advanced and comprehensive exhibitor: BOE

June 8, 2015

SID 2015 DisplayWeek was held in San Jose, California last week. We blogged about the SID Monday Seminar last week.

Here is the summary of exhibitions at SID 2015. This year there were about 195 exhibitors at the show floor. After visit the whole exhibitions for 3 days, my conclusion is that this year one of the most advanced and comprehensive exhibitor is BOE.  BOE not only demoed a 10K LCD, (see picture here), but also showed metal mesh touch screen, AMOLED display, quantum dot display and more.

Figure: BOE 82 inch 10K display at SID 2015 DisplayWeek.

BOE 10K TDR

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

The interesting thing is that Samsung is no-show at this year’s SID. In the past several years, Samsung had always put together one of the most splendid booth and showcase the “world’s first”, or “world’s largest”, or the “world’s most advanced” at SID. But at this year’s SID, Samsung completely no show, no paper.  It seems Samsung is following Apple’s example: no show, no paper at SID.

Figure: Samsung’s booth at last year’s SID 2014 DisplayWeek.

Samsung OLED sid14

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

More analysis about BOE, Samsung, Apple, OLED, quantum dot, metal mesh, and silver nanowire will be in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”, June 2015 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team