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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

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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

Electronic Display Conference (eDC 2014) in Germany

February 27, 2014

I’m traveling in the beautiful Nuremburg, Germany for electronic Display Conference (eDC) 2014. Even though it’s raining today, the conference still had over 260 attendees.

In the touch session in the morning, Dr. Roland Aubauer from Microchip Technology discussed 3D gesture touch controller they developed. Mr. Bob Raikes, from Meko (also my industry friend) gave a presentation titled “Just because touch works on a phone, it’s not always the answer”. He jokingly suggested the PC should add a foot pedal, so like driving a car, we can use our foot to do left click or right click. Even that is a joke, but he does have a good point: besides finger touch, there are many other methods to do machine-human user interface.

Figure: Mr. Bob Raikes gave presentation

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Photo by: Jennifer Colegrove

At the keynote session, Dr. Jyrki Kimmel from Nokia could not come in person, so he gave the keynote about displays in the mobile ecosystem on the telephone, while the conference chairman Professor Doctor Blankenbach helped to click through the slides.  It went well.

Then on behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a keynote on the touch screen and emerging display market. I first thanked the conference organizer and our sponsor company Data Modul. I then discussed 7 new opportunities in the touch and display market: phablet, NB and AIO PC with touch, ITO-replacement, flexible and curved display, active pen, touchless control, and quantum dot.

Figure: Touch Display Research Dr. Jennifer Colegrove gave presentation

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Photo by: Dr. Susanne Bieller, VDMA-DFF

At the end, Mrs. Sweta Dash from IHS gave a keynote about top 10 display trends for 2014 and beyond.

The conference ended at around 4:20pm very successfully. Attendees were still lingering around for networking.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team