DSCC Announces Sessions and Presenting Companies for 2023 SID/DSCC Business Conference

DSCC and the Society for Information Display (SID) are pleased to announce the sessions and 22 initial speakers for the 20th anniversary 2023 SID/DSCC Business Conference, the longest running and largest US conference dedicated to the business aspects of the $129 billion display industry.  

Keynote Session

  • This session will feature executives from throughout the display supply chain sharing their insights across a wide variety of topics. Subjects expected to be covered include:
  • How did the COVID bubble impact the display market, when will conditions improve and what lessons can be learned?
  • When will large LCDs return to profitability?
  • Which companies and markets are best positioned for growth?
  • What are the catalysts for future display growth and what is the best strategy for investors?
  • What display technology advancements are coming that could significantly improve display performance, lower cost and change the display market and technology outlook? Can any new display technologies take significant share and if so in what markets?
  • How are display equipment companies adapting to the downturn in display capex and what will bring capex back to previous levels.
  • The applications and opportunities for organic TFTs.
  • And more.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Ross Young, Co-Founder and CEO, DSCC
  • Max McDaniel, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Applied Materials
  • Ian Jenks, Chairman and CEO, Smartkem

TV Market and Technology Outlook

  • TV continues to be the largest driver of flat panel display demand on an area basis and advancements in display technology continue to raise the bar on TV picture performance. The post-pandemic demand recession in the TV market has created challenges for the entire display supply chain, but growth in emerging markets and continued technology advancements will help the market to recover. The session will explore the market trends and technology battles shaping the industry.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Bob O’Brien, Co-founder, Principal Analyst and CFO, DSCC
  • Paul Gagnon, BP & Industry Advisor – Consumer Tech, Circana (formerly The NPD Group)
  • Chirag Shah, Director of Go-To-Market, Samsung Display
  • Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys

Mobile Display Technology and Market Outlook

  • This session will cover the latest display market and technology outlook for smartphones and mobile IT displays. DSCC will highlight the latest results and long-term forecasts through 2027, from our smartphone and IT display technology reports. For smartphones, the topics will include the market outlook and continued evolution of OLED smartphone displays with new materials and processes, new form factors, product and technology roadmaps for major brands and much more. For the mobile IT market, MiniLED LCD vs. OLED displays will be highlighted as both technologies continue to battle to gain share for the consumer, commercial and gaming markets. Which IT display technology is best positioned to win or can they continue to co-exist? These and other topics will be covered.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Dave Naranjo, Senior Director, DSCC
  • Michael Helander, Co-Founder and CEO, OTI Lumionics
  • Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent
  • Michael Hack, VP of Business Development, UDC
  • Yoshio Tamura, Co-Founder and President of Asian Operations, DSCC

AR/VR Market and Technology Outlook

  • This session will cover the requirements for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applications. AR/VR is set to be the fastest growing segment of the display market, as device makers invest in the metaverse. The display will be a critical enabling component of future AR/VR headsets. We will discuss the opportunities for the display industry, as well as the progress of emerging technologies such as Micro OLED and MicroLED.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Guillaume Chansin, Senior Director, DSCC
  • Ken Lin, Head of Product Marketing, Goertek

Emerging Display Technologies I

  • This session will feature presentations on advances in materials, processes, display architectures and display applications for the consumer and commercial markets. Display topics will include advances and emerging display technologies for OLEDs, QD-OLEDs, Iarger G8.7 substrates, measurement/touch sensing technologies, excimer laser solutions and much more.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Rick Seger, CEO, Sigmasense
  • Oliver Haupt, Director, Strategic Marketing, Coherent

Analyst Session

  • This session will feature presentations from leading industry analysts, financial analysts and consultants. Topics covered include:
  • The financial outlook for segments and companies in the display supply chain.
  • The outlook for different market segments and company market share.
  • Strategy discussion for companies in the display supply chain, which segments and companies are best positioned any why.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Yasuo Nakane, Global Head of Technology Research, Mizuho Securities
  • Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director, Counterpoint
  • Ian Hendy, CEO, Hendy Consulting

MiniLED and MicroLED Technology and Market Outlook

  • MicroLED displays are expected to challenge the incumbent technologies since they can deliver superior brightness, contrast and energy efficiency. Applications for MicroLED include large TVs, wearables (watches) and smart glasses. In the last two years, LCD panel makers have also adopted MiniLED backlights in TV and IT applications. In both types of displays, LED chips need to be transferred at high throughput and driven by a custom backplane. This session will cover the commercialization roadmap and the remaining challenges in manufacturing.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Guillaume Chansin, Senior Director, DSCC

Emerging Display Technologies II

  • Presentations will feature advances in materials, processes and display architectures for Light Field Displays, 8K displays and new techniques and materials for colorimetry and much more.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Wally Haas, President, Avalon Holographics
  • Gary Feather, President, 6P

Automotive Display Market and Technology Outlook

  • Automotive displays represent one of the key growth areas for the display industry with units, average screen size and functionality all increasing in the coming years. Automotive represents a growing technology battleground as incumbent OLED competes with LCD which is enhanced with MiniLED backlights and dual cell structures. Head-up displays (HUDs) represent another innovation area with multiple display technologies aiming to provide enhancements to the driver experience. Displays will form an increasingly important role in HMI systems and presenters will address the impact on both the display and the automotive industries.

Display Start-Up Session

  • While the display industry’s big companies are more well-known, some of the most important innovations in the display industry emerge from small start-up companies, especially in the materials space. Presentations in this session will describe how small companies will make a big impact on displays through technology.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Junji Adachi, Co-Founder and CSO, Kyulux