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Dates Announced for IntertechPira's OLEDs World Summit 2012

14th annual conference to be held Sept. 26-28, 2012, in San Francisco, California

OLEDsPORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntertechPira and the OLED Association are pleased to announce that the OLEDs World Summit 2012 will take place Sept. 26-28, 2012, at the Parc 55 Wyndham in San Francisco, Calif. This year will mark the 14th edition of this event, making it one of the longest-running and preeminent conferences in the OLEDs sector.

In 2011, OLED technology reached new levels of maturity and advancement indicated by unprecedented AMOLED shipment and revenue growth, the demonstration of 55" 3D TVs, and a range of new lighting products. OLEDs World Summit 2012 will feature speakers addressing these achievements, as well as the material, equipment and market challenges this fast-paced industry must face if it is to continue to make progress. The conference will feature talks on the challenges to using IGZO in backplanes, new approaches to deposition and patterning, the next generation of printing and roll-to-roll technology, and timelines for OLED lighting to become competitive with LEDs in both performance and cost.

"OLEDs World Summit 2012 will not just be a series of technical talks, but also a forum for the display and lighting sectors to congregate, design and communicate an industry-wide strategy for driving new markets," said Andrew Smaha, the new Conference Director with IntertechPira. "Some of the questions addressed at the conference for the OLEDs community to discuss and resolve include: What role does the consumer play in developing a market? How are companies responding to the demand for reduced power consumption? How do manufacturers plan to become cost-efficient, and how serious is their commitment? And how can we break down traditional barriers of competition to further the industry?

It is our goal to use OLEDs World Summit 2012 to separate fact from fiction, deliver valuable competitive intelligence, develop strategies, and unite attendees behind a cohesive commercialization plan."

Attendees will be able to network with more than 100 of their industry peers from all facets of the supply chain, including suppliers, manufacturers, researchers and end users. The 2011 edition featured presentation from several industry-leading companies, including Acuity Brands Lighting, Cambridge Display Technologies, DuPont Displays, GE Global Research LG Display, Novaled AG, Sony Electronics and Universal Display Corporation.

IntertechPira is currently recruiting speakers for OLEDs World Summit 2012. To submit a topic for consideration or to request more details about the conference, please contact Andrew Smaha, Conference Director at IntertechPira, at +1 207 781 9635 or andrew.smaha@pira-international.com. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities will be available, including hosted luncheons, breaks and receptions, which will be held throughout the duration of the conference. Please contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618 or brian.santos@pira-international.com if you are interesting in learning more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor.

IntertechPira is also seeking media partners for OLEDs World Summit 2012. If you are interested in participating as a media partner or attending the conference as a member of the press, please contact Rebecca Kotsimpulos at +1 207 781 9616 or rebecca.kotsimpulos@pira-international.com.

For more information about the 2012 event, please visit www.oledsworldsummit.com.

About IntertechPira

IntertechPira provides events, market research, publications, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, alternative energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International.

About the OLED Association

OLED-A provides a forum for the interchange of technical and market information. Our membership includes companies involved in small-molecule OLED technology and polymer technology (PLED or light-emitting polymers). OLED-A serves its membership by fostering the more rapid development of OLED technology and OLED products; serving as a resource on OLED markets and products for media and investors; functioning as a catalyst in the development of standards for OLEDs; and providing a forum to promote and market OLED technology products.

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, February 13, 2012 2:38 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.