I’ve been attending Display Week for over 15 years and this year it was in the beautiful city of San Diego June 3-5, 2014. The show was well-attended and offered lots of synergies unparalleled by any other display event representing the top engineering talent from all over the world, as well as leadership from both the commercial and consumer markets. Above all, it’s the best place to learn about the latest display technologies.
This year’s highlights to this observer included:
LCD DISPLAY MODULES – In addition to seeing more and more larger displays available in outdoor high- bright, the new buzz is curved displays and 4K x 2K screen resolution; the clarity of this technology is phenomenal! Standard 4 x 3 and 5 x 4 formats still holding strong in the 19” and smaller displays and some activity in bringing back 20” and larger. OLEDs still emerging but still peaks out around 10”.
TOUCHSCREEN TECHNOLOGIES – Outdoor challenges are being addressed more and more with technologies including multi-point resistive, PCAP, glass/film/glass protection and integrating films to improve the sunlight viewability and operational temperatures.
OPTICAL FILTERING AND PROTECTIVE GLASS – Optical technologies include films, glass, and bonding. Bonding technologies include wet, wet/dry, and dry with the wet bond still carrying the majority of market share. I believe the wet/dry process will be seen more and more. The sky’s the limit for combinations of types and manufacturers of various film and glass combinations.