FALMOUTH, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smithers Apex, in association with the OLED Association, is pleased to announce that the key players in the OLEDs industry will return to San Francisco, CA for the OLEDs World Summit 2013. The 15th annual event will take place September 17-19 at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA, USA. The OLEDs World Summit is the longest-running, preeminent technical event dedicated exclusively to the OLEDs industry - connecting researchers with customers and manufacturers in both the lighting and display sectors.
“2012 was one of the most dynamic and newsworthy years that the OLEDs industry has ever seen and resulted in the most robust and forward-thinking technical OLEDs conference in recent memory,” said Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Apex. “Building off of last year’s success, we anticipate over 250 of the industry’s most influential members to be in attendance this year– each focused on learning, B2B and networking. Designed to connect scientists, analysts, R&D professionals, materials suppliers, architects and designers, manufacturers and CEOs, OLEDs 2013 will provide all attendees with key insights into investments, markets and technology needed to take advantage of OLED’s rapid advances towards widespread commercialization.”
The advisory board for OLEDs World Summit 2013 includes:
- J. Norman Bardsley, President, Bardsley Consulting
- Ilesh Bidd, VP Research & Intellectual Property, Cambridge Display Technology
- Dr. Paul Drzaic, Senior Manager, Emerging Display Technologies, Apple, Inc.
- David Fyfe, Consultant, former CEO, Cambridge Display Technology
- Dr. Mike Hack, GM OLED Lighting & Custom Displays, Vice President, Universal Display Corporation
- Dr. Kris Krishnamurthy, Scientific Advisor and Business Consultant, Former Director of Research and Development, Eastman Kodak
- Peter Y. Ngai, Vice President, OLED Lighting Design Center, Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
- Dr. Ruth Shinar, Senior Scientist & Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University's Microelectronics Research Center
- Barry Young, Managing Director, OLED Association
Last year, delegates benefited from three full days filled with more than twenty presentations from the leading organizations in the industry including The US Army Research Laboratory, CBRITE, Fraunhofer Institute, Ignis Innovation, Konica Minolta, LG Chem, Merck KGaA, Novaled AG, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Panasonic, Philips Electronics NA, Shanghai Tianma, Sungkyunkwan University, Universal Display Corporation, and others.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for OLEDs 2013. This year’s program will feature approximately 30 expert presentations assessing market trends, technical developments and application-related advances. As OLED televisions are set to hit the market, specific attention will be paid to unresolved challenges in OLED display technology. Abstracts are welcome that address Display Architecture (WRGB and SBS), Scaling the Manufacturing Process, Backplane Materials, Cost-Effective Light Area Encapsulation, and Printable Cathodes and Anodes for Flexible Devices. For more information or to submit your abstract, please contact Andrew Smaha at +1 207 781 9635.
For complete information about OLEDs 2013, please visit the conference website at www.oledsworldsummit.com.
About Smithers Apex
Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and alternative energy. For more information about Smithers Apex, please visit www.smithersapex.com.
About the OLED Association
OLED-A provides a forum for the interchange of technical and market information. Our membership includes companies involved in small-molecule OLED technology and polymer technology (PLED or light-emitting polymers). OLED-A serves its membership by fostering the more rapid development of OLED technology and OLED products; serving as a resource on OLED markets and products for media and investors; functioning as a catalyst in the development of standards for OLEDs; and providing a forum to promote and market OLED technology products.