From Sapphire to Lumens, conference will bring unparalleled coverage of the LED lighting, backlighting markets to display week 2012

The Society for Information Display is very excited to host LED Lighting Evolution: From Sapphire to Lumens on June 6, 2012 as part of Display Week 2012.


The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, in collaboration with IMS Conferences, is very excited to host LED Lighting Evolution: From Sapphire to Lumens on June 6, 2012 as part of Display Week 2012. The goal of this event is to allow global industry leaders throughout the supply chain to explore the cutting edge innovations that will shape the future of lighting and backlighting technologies as the industry migrates from incandescent and fluorescent to LEDs and OLEDs. 

The event will kick off with the LED Market Outlook Session featuring presentations from on the outlook for the LED, backlighting, and lighting markets. Forecasts and trends in LED manufacturing, backlighting and lighting will also be covered. Presenters include:

Ross Young, Consultant – IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., – Young joined IMS Research in November 2009 through IMS Research’s acquisition of Young MarketResearch which he co-founded in May of 2009. Prior to forming YMR, Young was vice president of New Market Creation at Samsung Electronics’ LCD Business, reporting to the LCD CEO, where he tracked, analyzed and assessed the solar market and supported their market intelligence efforts in notebook PCs and TVs. Prior to Samsung, Young was the founder and CEO of DisplaySearch, the leading flat panel display market research, consulting and events firm. Young ran DisplaySearch from 1996 to 2007 and launched most of their product areas and many of their most popular reports on such topics as TVs, monitors, notebooks, large-area displays, glass substrates, production equipment and supply/demand. He sold DisplaySearch to The NPD Group in Sept. 2005.

Jed Dorsheimer, Managing Director - Canacord Genuity – Jed serves as principal and senior equity analyst at Canaccord. By leveraging his knowledge of compound semiconductors and device physics, Jed has differentiated his research from the street by identifying emerging trends such as solid state lighting and solar. Through bottom-up analysis and tireless market diligence, Jed has built a franchise known for fundamental research and credited with identifying key companies within that show the greatest promise of maintaining or disrupting incumbent technologies. In 2006, Forbes Magazine ranked Jed at No. 1 out of 105 for stock picking performance in semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment. As a respected industry expert, Jed is credited with co-chairing and presenting at several leading events around the world and regularly appears on CNBC. Jed also serves as an advisory board member for Quanlight and Group IV Semiconductor, and acts as a lighting advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Jed graduated from Bentley College with a Bachelor of science degree in finance and has attended classes at both Harvard University and Boston University's School of Engineering, completing coursework in analog and digital circuit design, as well as material sciences.

Dan Doxsee, VP, North America – Nichia – leads the commercialization of Nichia’s LED products for all applications in the Americas. Prior to joining Nichia in 2004, Dan spent six years with GE Lighting’s LED division in various roles in engineering and product management. He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry 1992.

Tickets for LED Lighting Evolution are now available, click here to purchase. Contact Bob Perez for more information about all three events including sponsorship and speaking opportunities. 

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