SID, Cowen and Company Host 10th Annual Investors Conference at Display Week 2014

April 8, 2014

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For the 10(th) year in a row, the Society for Information Display (SID) is teaming with sponsor Cowen and Company to present the annual Investors Conference at Display Week, which runs June 1-6, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center. The daylong event, slated for Tuesday, June 3, will concentrate once again on “Trendspotting in the Emerging Display Technology Ecosystem.”

Designed for public and private investors along with new business specialists and industry observers, the Investors Conference will explore emerging technology stories that are enabling new markets and impacting the global display ecosystem. This year’s event will spotlight technologies that have turned the corner toward volume commercialization, as well as the technology innovations opening new markets and opportunities. Hot topics will include:

    --  Quantum Dots Poised to Extend LCDs' Runway
    --  Innovations Driving Display into New Markets
    --  OLED: The Technology of Tomorrow is Here
    --  Advances in Large Area Display Technology
    --  Advanced Technologies and Materials Impacting the Display Ecosystem

The conference will kick off with welcoming remarks by Rob Stone, Cowen’s senior equity research analyst covering digital media, and then feature interactive presentations from leading emerging technology firms across the display supply chain. These include top executives from both private and public companies, including Cambrios Technologies, CBRITE, CimaNanoTech, Immersion, Kateeva, Kopin, Nanoco, NanoLumens, Nanosys, Ostendo, Prysm, QD Vision, Tactus Technology, and Universal Display.

The Investors Conference will also feature two keynote presentations from notable display innovators. Luncheon speaker Dr. Andy Ouderkirk, corporate scientist for 3M’s Electronics Markets Materials Division,will deliver a keynote presentation discussing “Innovation in the Display Technology Ecosystem.” Dr. Ouderkirk, the recipient of the 2013 R&D Magazine Innovator of the Year Award, pioneered research that led to the creation of 3M Multilayer Optical Film. This film product is used in mobile phones, tablets, PCs and other consumer electronics devices to help improve battery life and performance. Pat Griffis, Senior Director, Technology Strategy from Dolby Labs, will deliver the closing keynote, “Impacting the Display Industry through Advances in Next-Generation Video.” Griffis is the former president of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, and has a host of experience with companies across the CE landscape, including Microsoft and Panasonic.

A networking reception will be held at the end of the day to bring together presenters and attendees to discuss how the display industry centers on innovation and offers tremendous market opportunity.

About Display Week

The 51(st) SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2014, will take place June 1-6, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2014, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hash tag #SID2014.

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. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, 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 ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company, the broker-dealer business of Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN), provides industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research services and a robust sales and trading platform to companies and institutional investor clients. Sectors of focus for the business include healthcare, technology, telecommunications, aerospace and defense/industrials, consumer, energy, metals and mining and transportation. Founded in 1918, Cowen Group is headquartered in New York and has offices located worldwide. For more information, visit www.cowen.com.

SOURCE Society for Information Display (SID)

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