Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets. See www.atmel.com for additional information.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions that enable DTV manufacturers to rapidly develop and deliver displays offering superior viewing experiences within ever-shrinking product lifecycles. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/
HDRepair (and its sister company Syntechs) is a leading national provider of services for consumer electronics (HDTV’s, PC’s, etc…). They work with small, medium and large OEM’s including Fortune 50 manufacturers, and aftermarket service providers. Its 1,600+ certified national technicians cover all 50 states and Puerto Rico and can be utilized to meet any need. Through its call center and logistic facilities located in South Florida, HDRepair provides the cost effective solution on a wide range of products over all geographic areas. See www.hdrepair.com
AmTRAN was established in August 1994 and is a leading display OEM/ODM company, developed innovative products for the flat panel display industry. The company has been publicly listed since October 1999 and has over 2,000 employees with a capital value of US$200 million since 2007, and target revenue of US$2 billion in 2008. More information about the company is available at www.amtran.com.tw/
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology™ solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply Nanomanufacturing Technology to improve the way people live. Learn more atwww.appliedmaterials.com.
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor, and life sciences industries.
DisplaySearch, an NPD Group company, has a core team of 45 employees located in North America and Asia who produce a valued suite of FPD-related market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, studies and analyses. The company also organizes influential events worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Kyoto, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at www.displaysearch.com.
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLGB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For more than four decades, Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
FlexTech is exclusively devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the electronic display and flexible, printed electronics supply chain. Leveraging its rich history in promoting the display industry as the USDC, the FlexTech Alliance offers expanded collaboration between and among industry, academia and research organizations for advancing displays and flexible, printed electronics from R&D to commercialization. Find out more at www.flextech.org.
Fusion Optix’s world-class team is pioneering innovative high performance solutions, products, and advanced technologies for global optical markets, such as flat panel displays and LED lighting. Our approach to focus on leading edge optical design and fundamental materials science, as well as advanced manufacturing technologies, has resulted in a unique highly customizable product platform and system solutions that leverage this platform.
Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc., Brecksville, OH, was founded in 2000 and has been a consistent innovator in LCD backlighting, providing the most efficient LED-based edge lighting technology available for today’s flat panel displays. GLT’s MicroLens™ molded light guides enable outstanding edge-lit backlighting performance, and they can reduce the high cost, thickness, and power consumption associated with traditional LED-based direct backlighting methods. GLT has thousands of employees worldwide, and over 100 patents issued or pending.With its proprietary MicroLens™ light extraction technology, 3-D optical design capabilities, localized customer support and 3 Far East production facilities, GLT is able to develop and produce the world’s most efficient display backlights.
LG Display Co., Ltd [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is a leading manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, OLEDs and flexible displays. The company provides TFT-LCD panels in a wide range of sizes and specifications for use in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, and various applications. LG Display currently operates seven fabrication facilities and five back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China and Poland. The company has a total of 22,000 employees operating in ten countries around the world. Please visit http://www.lgdisplay.com for more information.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units – Digital Displays, Digital Media, Mobile Communications and Digital Appliances, with 2006 global sales of U.S. $38.5 billion – LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products and DVD players. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.
LG Innotek leads the drive to develop technology in cutting-edge electronics components and explore various markets. LG Innotek has eight core businesses (tuners, motors, power modules, LCD modules, camera modules, LEDs, MCMs, and Car Electronic Components) in four high-potential market categories (mobile, display, network, and car electronics). More information about the company is available at www.lginnotek.com
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 48,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. With its role as pioneer in replacing greenhouse gases from the Flat Panel Industry manufacturing process, and dedicated process gas production facilities in key region in Asia and globally, Linde Electronics is at the forefront of gas and chemical supply to the TFT LCD industry, helping to reduce materials consumption and increase throughput of fabs. For more information, visit www.linde.com.
Merck (www.merck4displays.com) is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with sales of EUR 6.3 billion in 2006, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by 35,214 employees in 63 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck's operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and free shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since. Merck is market leader in liquid crystal materials and has local production sites in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The liquid crystal experience with Merck started more than 100 years ago. Local Expertise - Global Competence
mSilica is a supplier of smart mixed-signal power management ICs.These chips utilize a unique combination of analog and digital circuit techniques to significantly improve power efficiency and reliability, reduce system cost and save board real estate. mSilica's ICs target the computer and consumer markets with three production-ready platforms and seven chips for LED backlight drivers for the LCD TV/Monitor and Notebook markets. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, mSilcia offers worldwide support through offices in Korea and Taiwan with sales representatives throughout Asia, North America and Europe. Please visit us at:www.msilica.com
NOVA Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals that are essential to everyday life. Our employees develop and manufacture materials for customers worldwide that produce consumer, industrial and packaging products. NOVA Chemicals works with a commitment to Responsible Care® to ensure effective health, safety, security and environmental stewardship. Company shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges as NCX. Visit NOVA Chemical' on the Internet at www.novachemicals.com.
Quinn Pacific has been helping high tech firms through technology transfer and IP related work since 1989. Visit them at www.quinnpacific.com.
Rallypoint provides software and consumer services for Internet-enabled HDTVs and set-top boxes. Rallypoint licenses Internet content and develops social networking, voting, communication, shopping and sports applications on a number of industry-sponsored platforms. Rallypoint also offers its own patent-pending “TV widget engine” system that will be shipped with leading HDTV chipset vendors starting in late 2009. Rallypoint is a member of the LCD-TV Association. Please visit www.rallypoint.tv for more information.
Retrevo is the first matchmaker for people and electronics that makes buying and using electronics products simple and fun. Retrevo is the first to use artificial intelligence technology to analyze, classify and summarize all relevant information on electronics products from both industry and social media sources including publishers, manufacturers, retailers, social networks, blogs, user reviews and even inside Adobe PDF manuals. Consumers are presented with objective product evaluations and answers in visually simple and actionable forms that give them the confidence and control throughout their entire electronics products relationship lifecycle. More information is available at www.retrevo.com
Supply Chain Alliance (SCA) provides customized business process improvement solutions to the world's leading technology companies. SCA, founded in 1998, is a professional services provider focused exclusively on aiding retailers and manufacturers of consumer electronics to meet their shared goal of providing consumers with a high quality and predictable product repair experience throughout a product's entire life cycle. The critical objectives of our clients are to reduce the total cost their ' post sale ' supply chains, create a competitive advantage and comply with the rapidly evolving government regulations worldwide (eWaste, tariffs on used product, Basel Convention, WEEE, CA SB50, +).
TAOS (Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions) With more than a decade of analog mixed-signal technology innovation and market leadership, Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS), Inc. designs and manufacturers digital and analog light-sensing solutions that deliver increased system integration, design flexibility and functionality to a wide range of products in the consumer, computer, industrial, medical and automotive markets. Integrated ambient light sensing and proximity detection solutions enable "Green" displays by reducing system power consumption. An expanding portfolio of programmable analog and digital RGB color sensors provides accurate color discrimination, determination and measurement. More information can be found at www.taosinc.com.
Uni-Pixel Display, Inc. is a development stage corporation that has developed, patented, and is working to commercialize a new flat panel color display technology it calls Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter ("TMOS"). This new technology outperforms OLED, plasma and traditional LCD technology in every measureable dimension. The company's corporate headquarters are located in The Woodland, TX. For further information, please see www.unipixel.com
In Latin "Veritas et Visus" means "Truth and Vision". The organization's mission it to provide readers with pertinent,timely and affordable information about the flat-panel display industry, with the goal of bringing together news, interviews, conference summaries, tutorials, and analysis into a format that is useful to readers. Veritas et Visus offers five specialty newsletters covering 3D Displays; Touch Screens; High Resolution; Flexible Displays; and Display Standards. Veritas et Visus also publishes a quarterly newsletter for the LCD TV Association. For more information, visit www.veritasetvisus.com.
VIZIO, Inc. "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*. The VIZIO brand has been seen and heard on TV and radio, including NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Ellen Show and Live with Regis and Kelly, won numerous awards from leading publications including a #1 Ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts, PC World's Best Buy, Sound & Vision's Editors Choice, Home Theater Magazine's Rave Award, PC Magazine's Editors Choice, AVRev.com's #1 Product We Love the Best and The Perfect Vision's Products of the Year. VIZIO is bringing vision to the consumer electronics market through practical innovation. VIZIO products offer customers advanced technologies at the most affordable value. Products include the VIZIO, Maximvs and Gallevia lines of Plasma and LCD HDTVs. Many of these products can be found at BJ's Wholesale, Circuit City, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Wal-Mart, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
Westinghouse Digital Electronics is one of the top five LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S. 2007¹. The company provides a full line of innovative LCD displays as well as other consumer electronic products that deliver the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment experience. Westinghouse Digital's innovative and easy-to-use LCD-based line up includes a complete family of 720p and 1080p LCD HDTVs and HD 1080p monitors in a wide range of sizes and formats. HD Grade computer standard and widescreen monitors, digital photo frames and its new notebook/HDTV bundle. Westinghouse Digital is dedicated to providing consumers with stylish, feature-rich and high-quality entertainment devices that meet the needs of every household member. For more information, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com. ¹The NPD Group-Retail Tracking Service, based on unit sales, from Jan - Oct 2007.