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The Future Awaits and SID Can Be Your Guide
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News

Panasonic Closes Plasma-TV Assembly Plant in Shanghai
By Jenny Donelan

Guest Editorial

The Challenges and Opportunities of Large OLED TVs
By Ho-Kyoon Chung

2013 SID Honors and Awards

This year’s winners of the Society for Information Display’s Honors and Awards include Dr. Isamu Akasaki, who will receive the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize for his seminal contributions to the development of high-quality single-crystal GaN-based semiconductors and their PN-junction blue LEDs and lasers; Dr. Marc Baldo, who will receive the Jan Rajchman Prize for his outstanding contributions to the discovery of phosphorescent-OLED devices; Dr. Hoi-Sing Kwok, who will be awarded the Slottow-Owaki Prize for providing education and training in display technology to many students and professionals in the Asia region through the creation of a display research center; and Dr. Shigeo Mikoshiba, who will receive the Lewis & Beatrice Winner Award for his sustained exceptional contributions to SID for over 30 years.
By Jenny Donelan

Frontline Technology: RGB Color Patterning for AMOLED TVs

RGB color patterning is one of the key technologies for manufacturing large-sized AMOLED TVs.  Two competing approaches are currently being used to realize RGB subpixels.  One requires a more difficult manufacturing process but has better color purity; the other is easier to manufacture but requires optimization in algorithms to overcome some weaknesses.
By Jang Hyuk Kwon

Frontline Technology: Oxide TFTs for AMOLED TVs

AMOLED TVs using promising oxide semiconductor and thin-film transistors (TFTs) have been unveiled.  This article will be present the issues, challenges, and concerns of oxide TFTs for AMOLED TVs.
By Jin-Seong Park

Frontline Technology: Zinc-Oxynitride TFTs: Toward a New High-Mobility Low-Cost Thin-Film Semiconductor

Demands for high-performance, low-cost, and low-energy-consumption displays continue to drive the development of new semiconductor materials.  The success of the metal-oxide semiconductor IGZO for display backplanes has triggered even more activity, and zince oxynitride is proposed as a possible solution.
By Yan Ye

Display Marketplace: AMOLED Production: Entering a New Era?

Active-matrix organic light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) displays have many attractive features that have led companies to attempt to manufacture them, but one country - Korea - currently accounts for the vast majority of AMOLED-display manufacturing capacity.  Ambitions investment plans in China, Japan, and Taiwan could change this balance over the next several years.
By Paul Semenza

Enabling Technology: Flexing and Stretching

So you work in displays?  You may soon be working in flexible electronics too.  Author Jason Heikenfeld, associate professor with the School of Electronic and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati, looks at several of the most interesting developments in flexible electronics.
By Jason C. Heikenfeld

Show Review: Alpha and Omega: Most Exciting Display Technologies at CES

Giant TVs, ultra-high definition, IGZO, and more were among the display showstoppers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
By Steve Sechrist

First Look:  Display Week 2013

Symposium Preview: Plan Ahead for the 2013 Symposium

The Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS) represents years of work by many individuals in the display industry who form the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM).  The standard would not exist in its present form, however, without the contributions of ICDM committee chair Joe Miseli and IDMS Editor Ed Kelley.  Both Miseli and Kelley recently described the challenges and highlights of the process.
By Jenny Donelan

SID News

SID Bay Area Chapter Hosts a Glimpse into the Future of Displays
By Stephen P. Atwood