CAMPBELL, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display products and technology, today announced the winners of the second annual Display Week Best in Show Awards. These awards highlight the most significant new products and technologies showcased on the exhibit floor during this week's 49th annual SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, currently underway at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Best in Show Awards are being presented today during the annual SID awards luncheon at Display Week, where the winners of the venerable Display Industry Awards are also being honored.
Open to all 2012 Display Week exhibitors, this year's Best in Show winners are:
- Dimenco's unique eye-tracking, auto-adjusting stereo 3D display and large-area, multiple-view 4Kx2K display (Booth #848)
- Fraunhofer IPMS-COMEDD's AMOLED microdisplay with integrated photosensor, which could be applied for next-generation eye-tracking devices (Booth #1371)
- LG Display's 55-inch AMOLED TV with white OLEDs and oxide backplane in a thin form factor (Booth #143)
- Ocular LCD Inc.'s 17.0-inch Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch projected capacitive touch panel that supports 16 simultaneous touch points (Booth #855)
- Samsung's 55-inch AMOLED TV with RGB OLEDs and LTPS backplane, and the Smart DualView® feature (Booth #163)
Selected by an independent panel of display experts, the Best in Show winners are chosen for the significance of their development and/or product and for their ability to generate excitement within not only the display industry, but also among the general public and global media and analyst communities. This year's five winners were selected from more than 180 exhibits that were demonstrating the innovations that continue to drive the display industry.
According to Robert L. Melcher, chair of the Best In Show awards, "The importance of recognizing the best and latest innovations in our ever-evolving space cannot be overstated. The technologies that debut at Display Week year after year have gone on to revolutionize the consumer electronics industry countless times over. We believe that the range of innovation exhibited this year represents another key chapter in that evolution. On behalf of SID, I would like to congratulate this year's Best in Show winners."
SID's Best in Show Award qualifications include prototypes and manufacturing processes, as well as products, but are only awarded to Display Week exhibitors. The criteria used by the committee members to evaluate the exhibit material included: timeliness and significance to the display industry among the products, prototypes, processes and technologies exhibited; and creative use of audio, visual or other effects presented; or new materials highlighted.
About Display Week
The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2012, takes place this week and runs through June 8, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 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 2012, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2012.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, 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, Calif. 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.