Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2003 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2003
Registration Date: Nov 20, 2003
Early Registration Date: Oct 10, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 11, 2003
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Description

The conference will focus on business issues facing the industry, including market size and growth, technical advances and hurdles, application trends, and production economics. Special attention will be paid to the current status of these devices in the marketplace and the applications in which OLED-based displays are likely to appear including, both small and large displays, as well as general illumination. Conference participants will get an up-to-date assessment of OLED markets and technologies, while having 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.

OLED Industry Overview:

With an OLED industry forecast for $2.3 to $3 billion by 2007-2008, the current $100 million OLED market will experience significant growth in the next five years - propelled by an increased demand in mobile phones, PDAs, and camera displays. DisplaySearch, a display industry market research company has increased its projected market size to $3 billion, up from the $2.8 billion previously forecast for 2007, while Stanford Resources projects a $2.3 billion OLED market by 2008, continuing to make OLEDs a viable contender to TFT LCDs in the $31 billion flat panel display market, which accounts for 48% of the $64 billion electronic display market. The display marketplace, one of the hottest industries experiencing growth despite the economic downturn of late 2001 and early 2002, claims average annual growth rates between 12-13%. By 2006, around the time that OLEDs will be a major force in the display market, the FPD market will have grown to $44.8 billion or 17.6% per year, according to a separate analyst.

With at least four fabs ramping up for volume production of full-color active matrix OLED displays, including one million 2-inch displays being shipped this year by Eastman Kodak and Sanyo Electric (SK Display), the OLED industry is in the midst of a breakthrough year. The demand for OLED displays is on the rise due to their longevity, superior viewing quality, brightness, and vibrant saturated color as well as low manufacturing cost. Particularly in Japan, where 90% of all new phones contain full-color displays coupled with a worldwide projected 20% increase in the production of full-color PDAs, due to increased functionality, and wireless and multimedia capability, the demand for OLED displays is high.

The potential for this technology is endless once certain technical challenges can be overcome, including susceptibility to water damage, temperature and flexibility. Problems also exist with display uniformity and crosstalk, as well as longevity, luminosity, stability and color rendition. Manufacturing is also proving difficult although improvements in roll-to-roll processing, fluidic self-assembly or ink-jet deposition could significantly increase yields thereby reducing costs. Major manufacturers, including Pioneer, Samsung, RiT Display, and Alien Technologies have been building new plants to support this growing industry and should be offering OLED displays commercially within the next year.

While LEPs offer lower cost manufacturing possibilities with ink jet printing, they have shorter lifetimes than small molecule OLEDs, which are reaching above the 10,000 hour range, at least intermittently. The disadvantage of small molecule LEDs is their limited size whereas LEPs can be potentially larger, making them a strong contender in the large display industry. Small molecule OLEDs are becoming cheaper with the production of factories, but it may still be years before OLEDs will be available to purchase locally and in mass.

Conference Audience:

Over 250 leading industry executives are expected to attend this international conference designed to address recent business and technical developments for organic light emissive devices. By attending, you’ll meet with the key players in this growing field, including

Business Development Specialists

Strategic Planning Managers

Technical Directors

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-Users

Conference Structure:

The conference will feature over 20 speakers assessing market, development and manufacturing aspects of OLEDs through presentations, question and answer sessions and panel discussions. Two 3-hour pre-conference seminars will be held on November 19. OLEDs 2003 will also include hosted breaks 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.
Conference Sessions:

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

Session 1: Market Trends and Opportunities

State of the market and market potential

LCD versus OLEDs: a comparison of the markets and technologies

Regional and application market outlook

Succeess through global partnering and strategic alliances

OLEDs commercialization roadmap and first success stories

Intellectual property and patenting issues

Session 2: OLED Technological Challenges and Advances

Advances in active matrix OLEDs

Advances in passive matrix OLEDs

Low temperature silicon TFTs

Device drivers

Optical architectures

Reflection suppression

Crosstalk

Differential aging

Session 3: OLED Materials Advancements

Small molecule chemistries

LEPs

Barrier coatings and encapsulation

Improvements in color, lifetime and luminosity

Flexible substrate advancements

Developments in conductive polymers

Session 4: OLED Manufacturing & Infrastructure Developments

Fluidic self-assembly

Roll-to-roll manufacturing

Packaging

Ink jet printing and laser induced thermal imaging

Session 5: OLED Application Potential

Cell phones, PDAs, handheld entertainment devices

Automotive interior and exterior applications

GPS, virtual reality and microdisplays

General illumination

Large full-color displays: 21 inches plus

Intertech conferences are an extension of Intertech’s consulting activities and focus on critical industry issues, new business opportunities and emerging technologies. Intertech has organized over 350 conferences in North America, China and Eastern & Western Europe with more than 40,000 attendees since 1975. Electronics-related business conferences held by Intertech include: Light Emitting Diodes, Flexible Displays and Electronics, Global Phosphor Summit, Thin Films Technologies, Compound Semiconductors, Gallium Arsenide, Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Microelectronic Packaging and Nano-Structured Materials. Additional information about Intertech can be found at www.intertechusa.com

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