SID Names Display Week’s Best In Show And I-Zone Winners

The Society for Information Display (SID) today celebrated the winners of the Best in Show and I-Zone (Innovation Zone) during its annual Awards Luncheon held yesterday during Display Week 2017. The winners of the Display Industry Awards announced last week were also honored at the luncheon, which was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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. The exhibits will remain open on Thurs., from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Small Exhibit Category

  • CLEARink for its video-capable e-paper display (booth #209)

Medium Exhibit Category

  • Leia for its light-field-based multi-view display (booth #1429)

Large Exhibit Category:

  • Samsung Display for its stretchable AMOLED display (booth #905)
  • JDI for its highly transparent full-color LCD and narrow-bezel LCD (booth #917)
  • BOE for its multiple advanced display technology demos (booth #717)

The popular I-Zone, sponsored by E Ink (booth #529), returned for its sixth year, and showcased cutting-edge demos and prototypes that will lead to the products of tomorrow. This year’s winner of the “Best Prototype” is IGM, University of Stuttgart, who partnered with Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (I-Zone, #5) to develop a novel headlamp with fully adaptive, driving beam technology that incorporates both active-matrix LCD and LED technologies. For the first time, there are also two honorable mentions at I-Zone, d those went to:

  • Jasper Display Corporation and gl? (I-Zone #6) for its megapixel silicon backplane (4k x2k) and spatial light modulator technology for microdisplays
  • Turtle Beach and Nepes Display (I-Zone #8) for its HyperSound Glass, the world’s first highly directional and transparent parametric speaker

In addition to the awards ceremony, this year’s luncheon featured Pete Ludé Chief Innovation Officer, RealD Inc., who spoke on “100 Years of Innovation – The Cinema Experience.” Lude’s talk explored how developments such as color reproduction, 3D, HDR, high frame rate and laser illumination have evolved in the cinema industry, subsequently influencing other markets along the way.