Information Management Institute


THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE IS THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FROM THE


1st PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS CONFERENCE


April 21-23, 2004

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
St. Pete Beach, Florida


sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.


CONFERENCE FOCUS

"Paper-Like Displays" or "Electronic Paper" are terms that can be used to describe key products in a new generation of visual displays that are forecast to be a major imaging market growth area. These displays are based on the development and convergence of several quite different technologies and are targeted at an unprecedented range of applications - from microdisplays for mobile phones to very large panels for electronic billboards. The new and improved displays have attracted more investment than any other technology area in recent years, from established giants like IBM and Philips, from venture funds and from a host of other sources.

These display technologies are forecast to have a major impact on our future personal and business lives as they replace paper and signage as well as enable new products and applications unable to be served by current paper-based and electronics technologies. Thus, paper-like displays represent both a threat to traditional paper-based products as well as a significant opportunity for new product development and implementation.

IMI's 1st Paper-Like Displays Conference is designed to get you up to speed with these emerging technologies and to assess the impact and time scale of paper-like displays on your business. Bringing together industry leaders, this conference will discuss technology advancements, technology options, application requirements, market opportunities and development trends to enable an assessment of paper-like displays impact on traditional paper-based technologies and resultant business opportunities.


BENEFITS OF CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

C. Thomas Ashley, Pivotal Resources USA

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Dr. J. Norman Bardsley, USDC & DisplaySearch
Darren Bischoff, E Ink
David Corr, Ntera
Tony Dillon, Plan B Media
Joel Domino, Kent Displays
Chuck Edwards, Cabot Corporation
Dr. Rob Hayes, Philips Research
Cranch Lamble, Plastic Logic
Dr. Richard C. H. Lee, Varitronix Limited
Dr. Darren Lochun, Nashua Corporation
Peter Opdahl, Ito America
Dr. Greg Raupp, Army Flexible Display Center
Dr. Robert A. Sprague, Gyricon
Gary Starkweather, Microsoft
Dr. Miguel Vermandel, ANDEL-Systems
Alan T. Winslow, Weyerhaeuser


1st PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS CONFERENCE
April 21-23, 2004
Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
St. Pete Beach, Florida

Topic Coverage and Schedule

  Wednesday, April 21, 2004

  12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.Conference Registration

  2:00 p.m.Opening Session - Introduction To Paper-Like Displays

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
C. Thomas Ashley, President, Pivotal Resources USA, Lexington, Kentucky

WHY SHOULD DISPLAYS BE PAPER-LIKE?
Gary Starkweather, Architect, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington

  • What Would A Real Solution To Paper-Like Displays Look Like?
  • Why Should It Be The Technology Goal?
  • Technical Aspects Of Paper: Which Characteristics Should Be Sought Out & Emulated?
  • What Characteristics Might The Ideal Display Provide: Color, Grayscale, Pixel Depth,
    Spatial Resolution?
  • How Close Does Paper Come To Our "Ideal Display?" - Paper & Display Measurements And
    Examples To Scope Issues & Provide Discussion Points
  • Electronic Books Not A Business Success: Is This A Display Problem Or Some Other Issue?
  • Which Display Technologies Show Most Promise To Be Paper-Like?
  • Paperless Office: Will It Ever Occur?
  • What Has Happened To Printing & Paper Industries In Recent Years?
  • Purpose Is Not Getting The Right Answers, But Asking The Right Questions In Search
    To Replace Paper As Display Medium

OVERVIEW OF PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS
C. Thomas Ashley, President, Pivotal Resources USA, Lexington, Kentucky

  • Paper-Like Display Technologies & Products
  • Applications & Markets
  • Wild Card Issues For Implementation
    - Rights Management In Digital World
    - New Paradigms
    - Environment Impact Of Paper: Deforestation, Pollution & Waste Disposal
  • Potential Impact Of Paper-Like Displays: Home & Business

ARMY FLEXIBLE DISPLAY CENTER: NEW COOPERATIVE EFFORT TO ADVANCE FLEXIBLE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Greg Raupp, Director, Army Flexible Display Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

  • Army Flexible Display Initiative & Role Of Flexible Display Center (FDC)
  • Center Vision & Mission
  • Partners & Partnership Model
  • FDC Technology Areas & Technology Integration
  • Five & Ten Year Strategic Plan Overview
  • Army Programs & Technology Insertion
  • Center Facility & Capabilities
  • Status & Outlook

MARKETS OPPORTUNITIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES FOR
PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS

Dr. J. Norman Bardsley, Director of Roadmaps and Standards, U.S. Display Consortium &
Director of Display Technology, DisplaySearch, Austin, Texas

  • Market Opportunities For Electronic Displays With Characteristics Of Paper
  • State Of Current Technology
  • Targets For Future Progress
  • Barriers To Development Of Successful Business Ventures
  • Potential For Government Support: National Security & Educational Applications
  • Unresolved Issues Requiring Attention & Debate

  5:30 p.m.Reception

  Thursday, April 22, 2004

  8:00 a.mContinental Breakfast

  8:30 a.m. Session 2 - Technology Developments

GYRICON TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
Dr. Robert A. Sprague, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Gyricon LLC, Palo Alto, California

  • SmartPaperTM Technology
  • Technology Developments & Capabilities
  • Implementation Of SignSyncTM Software & SyncroSign Message Board
  • Application For Dynamic Information Display: Hospitality, Financial, Corporate,
    Event Management, Manufacturing, Retail, Etc.
  • Future Trends
  • Product Demonstration

PAPER-LIKE CHOLESTERIC DISPLAYS FOR ELECTRONIC BOOKS
Joel Domino, President, Kent Displays, Inc., Kent, Ohio

  • Display Technology Is Key Component Of Electronic Books
  • Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Displays Offer Ultra Low Power Consumption With
    High Reflective Brightness & Contrast
  • Reflective Nature & Lack Of Eye Straining Flicker Make Viewing Similar To Ink On Paper
  • Low Cost Structure, Simple Design & Highly Integrated Manufacturability Enables
    Technology To Be Ready Today For Insertion Into Electronic Books & Other Consumer Electronics
  • Modes Of Operation Well Suited For Electronic Book Applications

BISTABLE DISPLAYS DEVELOPMENT IN VARITRONIX
Dr. Richard C. H. Lee, Project Manager, Varitronix Limited, Hong Kong, China

  • Bistable Cholesteric Display Technology Developments
  • Inherent Memory Requires Power Only For Refreshing Image
  • Reflects Desired Color Light For Wide Viewing Angles
  • Pick Color Combinations For Specific Applications
  • Applications: Electronic Books, Information Boards, Electronic Shelf Labels, Etc.
  • Product Demonstration

HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAYS USING ENCAPSULATED ELECTROPHORETIC TECHNOLOGY
Darren Bischoff, Senior Marketing Manager, E Ink, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • E Ink's Electronic Ink: Display Material Employing Reflective Encapsulated Pigment Technology
    - Principles Of Operation
    - Key Performance Benefits
  • Commericalization Of First High Resolution Electronic Paper Display
    - Initial E Ink/Philips Display Due Later in 2004
    - Applications & Markets
  • Next Generation Shatterproof, Conformable & Rollable Displays
    - Milestones & Development Status

MANUFACTURING OF LOW COST, HIGHLY REFLECTIVE ELECTROCHROMIC DISPLAYS
David Corr, Chief Technical Officer, Ntera Ltd., County Dublin, Ireland

  • Electrochromism Technology Enhanced Through Nanostructured Materials: NanoChromicsTM
  • Attributes: Low Power, Good Visual Impact & Whiteness
  • Low Manufacturing Cost Due To Nature Of Materials & Convergence Of Processing Methodology With Existing Display Industry Capital Infrastructure
  • Numeric Displays: First Commercial Entry Point With Manufacturing By Asian LCD Manufacturers
  • Envisioned Roadmap Towards Higher Information Content Displays

 12:00 Noon Luncheon

  1:30 p.m.Session 3 - Key Applications & Impact

VIDEO-SPEED ELECTRONIC PAPER BASED ON ELECTROWETTING
Dr. Rob Hayes, Principal Scientist, Inorganic Materials Department, Materials & Processing
Sector, Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Electrowetting: Novel Technology For Reflective Displays
  • Rapid Control & Manipulation Of Fluid Motion On A Micrometer Scale
  • Optical Switch With High Reflectivity (> 40%) & Contrast (15) Obtained By Electrically
    Contracting A Colored Oil Film
  • Video-Rate Response Speed Of ~10 ms
  • Clear Route Toward High Brightness Color Display
  • Roadmap For Future Development

DIGITAL SIGNAGE - A PREMIER APPLICATION FOR PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS
Tony Dillon, Managing Partner, Plan B Media, Wilmette, Illinois

  • Digital Signage, Narrowcasting, Electronic POP - Call It Whatever You Like: It's A
    Premier Application For Paper-Like Displays
  • Components Of A Signage Systems
  • Business Problems Solved By Digital Signage Systems
  • Identifying The Measurable Benefits Of Digital Signage

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
Alan T. Winslow, Team Leader-Printing Technologies, Weyerhaeuser Company,
Federal Way, Washington

  • Current Impact Of Digital Technologies On Paper Usage
  • Paper Displacement Expectations By Segment: Current & Projected
  • What Will Be Required to Displace Paper By Segment
  • Where Do Paper-Like Displays Fit?

ENABLING FLEXIBLE E-PAPER DISPLAYS WITH PLASTIC ELECTRONICS
Cranch Lamble, Marketing Executive, Plastic Logic, Cambridge, UK

  • Choice Of Backplane Technology Is Critical For Flexible E-Paper Displays
  • The Plastic Electronics Revolution
  • Flexible E-Paper In An Always-On World Of Mobile Broadband
  • Beyond Flexible E-Paper Displays

SUPPLIERS' FORUM: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services,
New Product Introductions, etc. The Suppliers' Forum is open to all Conference Registrants

  5:30 p.m.Reception

  Friday, April 23, 2004

  8:00 a.mContinental Breakfast

  8:30 a.m.Session 4 - Enabling Technologies & Challenges

PRINTING ELECTRONIC MATERIALS FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS
Chuck Edwards, General Manager, Printable Electronics and Displays, Cabot Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • PED Applications Require Development Of Electronic Inks That Can Be Used With Conventional Printing Equipment
  • Ink Jet, Screen Printing, Flexography & Litho Will Need Different Ink Formulations
  • How Nano & Micro Metal Particles (Ag, Au, Cu) & Other Materials (C & Phosphours) Can Be Used To Produce PED Inks
  • How These Materials & Printing Technologies Will Be Used To Print Electronic Devices

ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE ELECTRONIC DRIVERS FOR PAPER-LIKE DISPLAYS
Dr. Miguel Vermandel, Founder, ANDEL-Systems, Gent, Belgium

  • Factors That Determine Total Enery Consumption Of Bistable Displays
  • Internal Power Dissipation Of Standard Electronic Drivers Is Major Part Of
    Total Power Dissipation
  • Improvements Needed In Driving Schemes
  • Dynamic Charge Controlled Driver Architectures Can Lower Driver Energy Dissipation
    By Orders Of Magnitude & Increase Battery Operating Time
  • Drive Development Tool Facilitates Study Of Energy Consumption For Different
    Display Types, Driving Schemes & Images
  • Cooperative Efforts

INTERCONNECTING PAPER AND PLASTIC DISPLAYS
Peter Opdahl, President/CEO, Ito America Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Paper-Like Displays Have Different Drive Electronics Interconnection Requirements
    Than Rigid Glass Displays
  • Past Methods Either Don't Work Or Require Substantial Modification
  • What Methods Are Available For Paper & Plastic Substrates
  • What Changes Are Required Compared To Glass Counterparts
  • What Techniques Can Be Borrowed From Related Industries To Build A Suite Of
    Possible Interconnection Options

DEFINING CONTACTS FOR PRINTED FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS
Dr. Darren Lochun, Technical Manager, Nashua Corporation, Merrimack, New Hampshire

  • Requirements & Opportunities For Flexible Displays
  • Reel-To-Reel Manufacturing Method Offering - 2 Stage Process Of Printing & Electrolytic Plating - Flexible Electrical Interconnects With Copper Conductivity - Low Cost, Rapid Manufacture Of Many Patterns
  • Sufficient Conductivity To Allow Subsequent Electrolytic Plating
  • Sufficient Ink/Substrate Adhesion To Withstand Electrolytic Plating's Aggressiveness
  • Applications Potential For Diverse Device Structures Including Multilayer Devices
    Such As Displays

 12:00 Noon Adjournment


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PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS - FREE DISPLAYS

Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact Al Keene at IMI to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

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