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NOTE: This is a past event.
Society for Information Display – Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Thursday March 1, 2012

Columbia University

Members and non-members of SID are welcome

Display Technology Trends at CES 2012

Presenter:   Ken Werner, Principal, Nutmeg Consultants


The International Consumer Electronics Show – held most recently from January 9 to 13, 2012 in Las Vegas – is a consumer end-products show, but a lot of display technology and manufacturing issues arise there, as well as issues involving display applications.  From a display point of view, this year’s show was more than usually interesting.

Using his own photographs, Ken will take us on a virtual tour of some of the most interesting display-centric issues that could be seen at CES, including:

·         The status of glasses-type and autostereoscopic 3D for TV and other large screens

·         The coming of 55-inch AMOLED-TV and the showing of an impressive but unmanufacturable inorganic LED TV

·         The push to really big TV diagonals, and hedging the bet with industrial apps

·         The continuing decline of projectors

·         Why USB monitors were everywhere at CES

·         The appearance of alternative display technologies in real products

·         Technical oddities

Speaker’s Biography

Kenneth I. Werner is the founder and Principal of Nutmeg Consultants, and was the Editor of Information Display Magazine from 1987 to 2005.  He also serves as Senior Analyst for Insight Media, and is a founding editor and ongoing contributor for IM’s Display Daily.

Mr. Werner regularly addresses technical and trade organizations in the Americas and Asia, and is routinely consulted by analysts, attorneys, members of the international press corps, and companies entering or repositioning themselves in the industry, or requiring consulting services on display technology, display manufacturing, the display industry, or display and component sourcing.  At BRDisplay II (July 2004, Recife, Brazil), he served as a consultant to the working groups developing a national strategy for the growth of display-related industry in Brazil and wrote the introduction to their report.

Most recently, Mr. Werner delivered keynote or invited presentations at LatinDisplay 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Nomura Pan-Asia Technology Forum (May, 2011, Hong Kong) and Display Taiwan (June 2011, Taipei).  He was program chair for the SID-LA One-Day Symposium on Feb. 3, and spoke on technical display trends to provide a framework for the technical presentations that followed.
Location    Columbia University Schapiro/CEPSR 530  W120th Street, New York, NY
Auditorium in the Main (i.e. 4th) floor lobby
Note: this is a change from the normal 7th floor Interschool Lab!  Same building, however.

Date/Time:   Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Presentation

Please RSVP to:  secretary@sid-mac.org to help us plan dinner.  If you don’t RSVP, come anyway!

The Schapiro-CEPSR building is on 120th Street. Access to the building is possible from 120th street or

From the central campus entrance on 116th Street after the 120th Street gate is locked (this usually occurs between 6 and 7PM).

For a Columbia map showing the Shapiro Center:


or for a Google map, go to


After 4:30PM metered parking is also available on 120th Street (be sure to bring a few quarters, the meters run until 10PM and allow 0.5h per quarter). Columbia is on the #1 subway line which connects directly to Amtrak, NJ Transit and the LIRR at Penn Station, and Metro-North via the Shuttle subway train from Grand Central to Times Square, where you change to the 1 train. Columbia is the 116th Street stop.