Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2005
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This conference will provide an opportunity for leading developers, manufacturers, and users of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) to discuss this technology’s growth potential in the flat panel display (FPD) industry. The conference will focus on the business issues facing the industry, including market size and growth projections, technical advances and hurdles, application trends, and production economics. Special attention will be paid to the current status of OLED-based displays in the marketplace and to their applications, including cell phone subdisplays, MP3 players and car stereos. Speakers and industry experts assessed OLEDs’ potential in large displays and general illumination. Conference participants will receive an up-to-date assessment of OLED markets and technologies, while having ample opportunity to network and discuss the latest business issues with key OLED executives, industry experts, and end-users in an open-forum format.

OLED Industry Overview:

The OLED industry has seen dramatic changes in the past two years, having experienced annual growth rates as high as 56%. In 2003, OLED sales hit 17 million units, generating over $250 million dollars in revenue. The industry is projected to continue growing at 50-60% a year and sales are likely to reach $420 million by the end of 2004 and $3 billion between 2007 and 2009. This rapid growth is due to the increased demand for small, monochrome, passive matrix OLEDs for cell phone subdisplays, MP3 players and car stereos. However, full color passive and active matrix displays are making rapid advances and will begin replacing monochrome displays in a range of applications this year.

The display marketplace, one of the hottest growth industries despite the long lasting economic downturn, exhibits average annual growth rates between 12 and13%, ensuring a vast market for OLEDs once certain challenges can be overcome. By 2006, around the time that OLEDs will be a major force in the display market, the FPD market will have grown 18% per year to $85 billion. While OLED materials and displays have made significant improvements in lifetime and operational stability, lifetimes are still only around 8,000 hours, almost long enough to last for one year of continuous use. Until OLED displays can perform in the 10,000-hour range, many applications and potential profits will remain out of reach, including the use of OLEDs in main cell phone displays. Cell phone displays are a significant market opportunity since, in 2003 alone, worldwide cell phone shipments grew 23.3% for a total of 533.4 million.

Industry players are facing technical challenges such as susceptibility to water damage, device lifetime, and display uniformity, as well as luminosity, stability and color rendition. Manufacturing is also proving difficult, although improvements in ink-jet printing are being realized as demonstrated by Seiko Epson’s new 40-inch OLED display.

Conference Audience:

Over 200 leading industry executives are expected to attend this international conference, designed to address recent business and technical developments for organic light emitting devices. By attending, you will 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 and Graphics Specialists

Venture Capitalists and Investment Bankers

Product and Technology Development Directors

OEM Display Manufacturers and End-users

Conference Structure:

The conference featured over 20 speakers, who assessed the market, technological developments and manufacturing capacity of OLEDs through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions. OLEDs 2004 will also include hosted breaks and receptions for its’ speakers, registrants, exhibitors, and sponsors in a reception and exhibit area. This reception and exhibit area will serve as the primary networking center and meeting place during the conference.