Future Display Technologies and Production Demand, April 2014

The EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision held its second outreach meeting “Future Display Technologies and Production Demand” at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 1 April 2014.

The display technologies that are available from plastic/organic electronic structures may be different from the traditional “monitor” type displays people first think of when looking at this technology.  Instead, the display may be a slow moving or even static type (e.g. electronic wallpaper) and/or offer different functionality such as fitted to non-flat and free-form surfaces, may also be wearable or integrated into clothing.  These different applications of display technology come with their own production demands, that are likely to be equally different to those associated with traditional glass based displays.  This event examined these issues and allowed researchers and industrial developers a chance to exchange ideas and find out what is the current state-of-the-art in these emerging areas.

Speakers included

  • Professor Daping Chu, Chairman, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE), University of Cambridge
  • Dr Chris Jones, Novalia
  • Dan Rogers, Head of Digital Publishing, Smithers Apex
  • Dr Mark Leadbeater, EPSRC Centre in Large Area Electronics, University of Cambridge
  • Elvir Hasedžić, Project Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Ziqian Ding, Researcher, University of Oxford

The day also included a laboratory tour of the CAPE facilities.

Thanks to all of the speakers who supported this meeting; CAPE for co-sponsoring the event and the Institute for Manufacturing for providing the venue.