SID names display week 2018 best-in-show and i-zone winners

The Society for Information Display (SID) celebrated the winners of the Best in Show and I-Zone (Innovation Zone) during its annual Awards Luncheon held at the Los Angeles Convention Center during Display Week 2018.The winners of the Display Industry Awards announced last week were also honored at the luncheon.

The Best in Show awards honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors at Display Week. Winners are chosen for their ability to generate excitement within the display industry, along with the general public, global media and analyst communities. This year’s winners were selected from more than 200 exhibitors. 

Small Exhibit Category:

Ares Materials for its laser-free lift-off technology (Booth #1205)
Medium Exhibit Category

AU Optronics for its multiple advanced display technologies, including microLED (Booth #241)

Large Exhibit Category:

Tianma for its HDR LCD for mobile applications (Booth #1005)
Visionox for its multiple innovative applications using flexible OLED displays (Booth #945)
The popular I-Zone, sponsored by E Ink (Booth #521), returned for its seventh year, showcasing live demonstrations of emerging best-in-class display and related technologies that will be integrated into next-generation products.

This year’s “Best Prototype” winner is Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (I-Zone #16), which developed a 250-pixel-per-inch (ppi) active-matrix field-sequential color-display panel based on electrically suppressed helix ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC). FLC’s fast response time of 10 microseconds under low voltage of 6.67V/micron enables field sequential color display operation with a 60-Hz frame rate and 360-Hz FLC driving frequency.

Additional honoree awards were given to:

Dimenco (I-Zone #3) for its glasses-free 2D to 3D switchable displays, created by applying lenticular lenses on top of an LC display
Hong Kong Jade Bird Display (I-Zone #15) for its active-matrix microLED display with 5,000 pixels per inch and over 1 million nits of brightness
PlayNitride (I-Zone #33) for utilizing its PixeLED display technology to build a transparent display with an innovative and unique process to transfer RGB microLEDs onto a pixel
XTPL SA (I-Zone #46) for its innovative materials process that can print electrodes several hundred times thinner than a human hair, with conductive lines as thin as 100nm
In addition to the awards ceremony, this year’s luncheon featured David Yu, senior graphics software engineer with Pixar Animation Studios, who spoke on “Real-Time Graphics at Pixar for Animated Feature Film Production.Lude’s talk examined some of the latest animation techniques in use at Pixar and how those techniques fit into the past, present, and future of real-time graphics technology.

About Display Week 2018
The 55th Display Week, presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Display Week is the world’s leading event focused on emerging electronic display technologies – their advancement, integration into products, and commercialization. Display Week attracts attendees from the entire ecosystem of R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial, as well as commercial and consumer end-user markets. It delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, market-moving trends, sourcing, roadmaps-to-market, and connections for career and business growth.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry’s best new products. The organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future.