Flexible Displays & Electronics 2003 (Flexible Displays)

Venue: Hyatt Fisherman\'s Wharf Hotel

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 03, 2003 End Date/Time: Mar 05, 2003
Registration Date: Mar 04, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jan 24, 2003
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Special attention will be paid to the current status of these displays in the lab and in the marketplace and the future applications in which flexible displays are likely to appear, such as small, handheld electronic devices and e-paper to larger screen displays and emerging applications made possible with improved production techniques such as ink jet printing and continuous web-based manufacturing methods. Conference participants will have ample opportunity to network and discuss the latest business issues with industry experts, key FPD executives and end-users in an open-forum format.

This exclusive event is designed for leading executives, R&D staff, corporate technologists, product managers, end-users and investors to discuss, debate and learn about the latest technical and business opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. All types of flexible display technologies will be covered, including LCDs, OLEDs, MEMs, RFIDs and e-paper.

As interest in polymer-based electronic devices increases, due in part to developments at Plastic Logic, NTera, Rolltronics, FlexICs, E Ink, and more high profile players like Dupont, CDT, Lucent, Xerox and Philips, flexible displays are becoming a viable contender to the incumbent display technologies in this highly competitive industry. The demand for flexible displays is being driven by the desire for thin, bright, robust, bendable, wearable, low power and lightweight displays that can be produced quickly and cheaply with roll-to-roll technology. Replacing conventional glass with flexible polymer substrates will help make this possible and will lead to a considerable weight reduction, as well as better flexibility and reduced breakability of displays.

While annual growth rates are estimated at 15%, the lack of a true "killer app" is keeping the industry from taking off. Although technical challenges are still to be overcome (including development of a high-temperature plastic film with suitable optical characteristics and improved barrier properties and device stability), the flexible display industry holds great potential in applications that currently exist, including: PDAs, cell phones, entertainment devices, military applications, microdisplays, e-paper and other portable electronic devices.

Conference Audience:

Over 150 industry leaders are expected to attend this international conference

designed to address recent business and technical developments for flexible

displays. By attending, you’ll meet with the key players in this growing field,


Business Development Specialists

Strategic Planning Managers

R&D Engineers and Materials Scientists

Sales & Marketing Executives

Chemical, Substrate and Equipment Suppliers

Advanced Displays & Graphics Specialists

Venture Capitalists & Investment Bankers

Product and Technology Development Directors

OEM Display Manufacturers and End-Uses

Conference Structure:

The conference will feature over 20 speakers assessing market, technology development and manufacturing aspects of flexible displays through presentations, question and answer sessions and panel discussions. Two 3-hour pre-conference seminars will be held on March 3. Flexible Displays and Electronics 2003 will also include hosted breaks, luncheons and receptions for its speakers, registrants, exhibitors, and sponsors in a reception and exhibit area. This area will serve as the primary networking center and meeting place during the conference. As a speaker, you will automatically receive complimentary admission for the entire conference, which includes all meals, refreshments, receptions and conference proceedings. Please review your invitation letter for a full list of additional speaker benefits.

Conference Sessions:

The sessions and panel discussions at Flexible Displays 2003 will offer a detailed perspective on key market and technical trends and examples of actual case studies and applications in the areas listed below:

1: Market Trends and Opportunities

State of the market and future market potential

Regional and application specific outlook

MEMs, RFIDs, OLEDs, LCDs, e-paper: markets and technology comparison

Commercialization roadmap and barriers to entry

IP and patenting issues

Consumer demand and display cost

Standardization and government mandates

Capital investment

Status of incumbent competitive technologies

2: Technological Challenges and Advances

Advances in AM TFT LCDs

Low temperature silicon TFTs

Small molecule and polymer LED chemistries

Transparent conductive coatings

Device drivers

Optical architectures

Reflection suppression

Organic transistors

Color rendition, longevity, temperature constraints

Barrier materials and technologies

3: Flexible Electronics

Conductive polymers

Flexible substrate advancements

Suitable highly conductive materials

Optical characteristics and limitations

Semiconductor materials

4: Manufacturing and Infrastructure Developments

Fluidic self-assembly

Roll-to-roll manufacturing/web processing


Ink jet printing

Improving capacity and yields

5: Applications and End-Uses

Cell phones, PDAs, handheld entertainment devices and other small portable electronic devices

GPS, virtual reality and microdisplays

Rollable large full-color displays and interactive signage, movie and amusement park screens

Digital cameras and camcorders

Textiles, photovoltaics and flexible batteries

Cholesteric LCDs, polymer stabilized LCDs, electrophoretic ink displays and rotating displays

Military applications

Is there a killer app and what is it??


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