OLEDs World Summit agenda doubles focus on lighting

July 25, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Panasonic, LG Chem and Philips are among the presenters for the upcoming 14th annual OLEDs World Summit, September 26-28, in San Francisco, CA, hosted by Smithers Apex and the OLED Association.

The conference will highlight the “dynamic and newsworthy” organic light-emitting diode (OLED) advances of 2012, said Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Apex. It will focus on investment and markets for display and lighting, plus highlight recent advances in R&D from OEMs and research institutes. “Experts will delve deeper into OLED technology R&D than any other symposium to date,” said Smaha. The event’s focus on OLED lighting R&D and design is nearly double what was presented in past editions.

OLEDs 2012 will also offer attendees three panel discussions: How OLEDs Can Grow from ‘Niche’ to Market Dominance, Strategies with OLED Lighting Designers, and Flexible OLEDs from Concept to Market.

More than 20 presentations will come from Arizona State University; AU Optronics Corp.; Bingham McCutchen; Display Search; EMD Chemicals; First O-Lite; Fraunhofer; IBM; Ignis Innovation Inc.; IHS iSuppli; Kateeva, Inc.; KeyBanc Capital Markets; Konica Minolta Advanced Layers; Novaled AG; OLED Association; OLEDWorks; OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH; Panasonic; Philips Lighting; Soochow University; SRI International; Sungkyunkwan University; Tianma; Universal Display Corporation; the U.S. Army Research Laboratory; and Wolf Greenfield.

The OLEDs World Summit will begin with 2 pre-conference seminars that will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of key issues facing the industry. Barbarians at the IP Gate, led by Jed Dorsheimer of Canaccord Genuity, will show attendees how to construct a lasting IP portfolio along with offensive and defensive IP strategies. Options for Innovative Area Lighting, led by Norman Bardsley of Bardsley Consulting, will cover color, control, cost and other key topics.

For complete information about OLEDs 2012, please visit the conference website at www.oledsworldsummit.com.

Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting for niche, emerging, and high-growth industries. Learn more at www.smithersapex.com.

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).

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