Austin, Texas, (29 April, 2011) - Two of the fastest growing display markets are eReaders and Tablets with IMS Research forecasting 120% growth in eReaders in 2011 to 26.2M units and 261% growth in tablets to 60.8M units. To address the outlook, requirements and opportunities in these markets, IMS Research has put together a 1-day comprehensive conference during SID’s Display Week on Thursday May 19th.
The completed agenda is organized as follows:
Morning Keynote – The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Paper - Sri Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer, E Ink.
Sri is an obvious keynote for this event given E Ink’s enabling role in developing the eReader market and Sri’s passion for this technology and market. E Ink had a 96% share of the Q4’10 eReader frontplane market and a 78% share of the eReader display market according to IMS Research’s Quarterly eReader and Tablet Shipment and Forecast Report. E Ink has also been the display industry’s most profitable supplier for the past 5 consecutive quarters. Sri responsibilities include the company’s brand, product management, product marketing, marketing communications and public relations.
eReader Market Status and Outlook
This session will feature presentations from Barnes & Noble and Hanvon, two of the top four eReader brands, and leading analysts on the outlook for eReaders and the adoption of new features such as color and touch. Barnes & Noble was #2 worldwide and #1 in color. Hanvon was #4 worldwide and was #1 in China. Speakers and topics include:
Future of Publishing
This session will feature presentations from one of the pioneers in digital publishing and a start-up focused on enabling textbooks for tablets. RAND has been distributing eBooks since 2000 and was one of the first publishers to sign with Amazon for distribution to the Kindle and the first academic publisher to sign with Apple’s iBooks. Kno has developed innovative software enabling a better textbook experience on tablets. Speakers and topics include:
Afternoon Keynote – In the Eye of a Perfect Storm, Leadership in the Reading Revolution - Jim Cathey, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies
Qualcomm is building a new production facility to ramp up its long battery life reflective Mirasol MEMS displays for portable applications including eReaders and tablets. Jim is going to discuss their latest developments and why Qualcomm believes they are positioned to take significant share in the eReader display market. Jim has enjoyed a long career in the display industry including executive roles at Micron technology, MicroDisplay and PixTech.
Display Advances for eReaders and Tablets
This session will feature presentations from existing and emerging display suppliers to the eReader and tablet markets covering their latest advances in display performance, form factor, power consumption and other characteristics that will improve the eReader and tablet experience. Participants include senior executives at frontplane supplier SiPix which is now in volume production, color frontplane technology developers and partners Bridgestone and Delta which are launching products in China in 2011, flexible and rollable display supplier Polymer Vision which is nearing volume production, tablet display supplier Hydis who invented FFS technology which dominates tablet displays and Samsung LCD Netherlands R&D Center, previously known as Liquavista, which is targeting both of these segments with an alternative display technology that the world’s largest display company is now hoping to commercialize. Speakers and topics include:
Tablet Market Status and Outlook
This session will feature presentations on the history of tablets and the tablet market, the tablet market outlook, how to catch Apple, innovations and evolution of the tablet market and impact of the eventual collision with eReaders,. Participants include the Samsung Mobile, the #2 tablet brand, and leading market analysts. Speakers and topics include:
The SID/IMS Research eBook and Tablet Market Evolution Conference, which will be held on May 19th at the LA Convention Center, is sponsored by E Ink, Qualcomm and Samsung. For more information about the event, please visit here.
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About Display Week 2011
The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, known as Display Week 2011, will take place Sunday, May 15 through Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California USA. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on SID 2011, visit www.sid2011.org
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