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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Leading Flat Panel Display Materials Companies to Present at DisplaySearch US FPD Conference

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via NewsEdge Corporation

-- Bill Smyth, Senior Manager of Marketing and Development in the Optical Systems Division of 3M, will define what Brightness Enhancement Films (BEF) are and how they are used, along with a market and technology trend outlook for this market segment. BEFs provide considerable brightness performance, but with a cost trade off. Mr. Smyth will address the contradictory demands of the TV market to improve performance while reducing costs.

-- Asao Shikata, Chief General Manager of the Mask Division at Hoya Corporation, will explain the role of photo masks in the LCD manufacturing process and how they enable overall cost reduction. The mask market is predicted to expand almost 40% in 2006. This presentation will provide an in-depth look at an under-exposed FPD components market segment.

-- Katsumi Makino, Deputy General Manager at Fuji Photo Film, will review the market and technical trends for polarizers, compensation and anti-reflection films, and describe how each can increase screen image performance. With well over 70% of worldwide capacity, Fuji Photo Film is by far the dominant provider of TAC film, a critical material used to manufacture polarizers. Of special interest to TV makers, a tight supply of TAC is expected in 2006, which could potentially constrain the LCD TV market.

For a full agenda with speaker biographies and abstracts, please visit

Attendees are encouraged to register for the conference by February 28 to save $100. Register online at Attendees are also encouraged to reserve their room directly with the Loews Coronado Bay Resort by calling 800-815-6397. The special conference rate of $205/night is only available until the room block is filled.

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