CAMPBELL, Calif., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the development of electronic-display technology, today announced its new leadership team, comprising some of the global display industry's most distinguished experts. Prof. Yong-Seog Kim becomes the new SID president, while Dr. Helge Seetzen moves into the role of president-elect. Takatoshi Tsujimura will serve as the new treasurer and Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the executive committee's new secretary. Also selected were three new regional vice presidents: Sriram Peruvemba (Americas), P. Kathirgamanathan (Europe) and Xiaolin Yan (Asia). These appointments, mandated by the SID bylaws, will help ensure the organization continues to function efficiently and smoothly.
Dr. Amal Ghosh, outgoing SID president, stated, "It's been a great honor to serve as president for the world's premier display technology organization over the past two years. SID both attracts the very best display technologists and fosters leading-edge R&D. My predecessors on the board, through their dedicated service, have led SID to this rank, and I have no doubt that Prof. Kim will succeed in taking it to new levels of excellence. Like everyone on the Executive Committee, he is a hard worker with amazing credentials to his credit. I'm confident his leadership will yield substantial progress for SID, and I wish him great success in this role."
Noted Prof. Kim, "I would like to thank Amal for all he has done over the past two years to advance the organization's goals and visibility as more new cutting-edge displays enter our lives. I am truly honored to assume this responsibility, and I look forward to helping usher in the next generation of dynamic technologies and products that are being developed. It will be an exciting challenge to help ensure that SID keeps pace, while continuing to advance its reputation as the display industry's leading organization. I've enjoyed working with the current executive team, and as we all move into our new roles, I look forward to a dynamic and progressive next two years."
Outside of his role as SID president, Prof. Kim has been an active member of SID for the past 15 years and is a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. Kim is regarded as one of leading researchers throughout the world in the materials development and processing for information displays. He has published more than 300 papers in periodical journals and conference proceedings and holds more than 80 patents. In addition, he has received 13 different awards for his work on information displays.
SID's new president-elect, Dr. Helge Seetzen, is widely considered a successful multi-media technology entrepreneur with deep experience in the university tech transfer space. He is currently the General Partner of TandemLaunch Ventures – a consumer electronics investment fund - and has held executive roles at Dolby Laboratories and at BrightSide Technologies, which he co-founded. He serves on several of boards including display-related companies such as Mirametrix, IRYSTEC and wrnch. His successes include the invention and commercial development of local dimming LED TV technology for which he received a SID Special Recognition Award and the Canadian Innovation Award from the Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. He holds more than 100 patents related to display and imaging technologies.
With more than 20 years of LCD and OLED industry experience, newly appointed treasurer Takatoshi Tsujimura also serves as the general manager and department head of Konica-Minolta's OLED business. He owns more than 140 worldwide patents and is an author of OLED Displays: Fundamentals and Applications (SID-Wiley Series in Display Technology). He has been engaged in SID program committees for more than 14 years.
Dr. Achin Bhowmik, new SID secretary, has been with Intel Corporation for more than 16 years. He currently serves as vice president and general manager of the perceptual computing group at Intel, where he leads the research, development, productization, and deployment of advanced computing solutions based on natural sensing and interactions, intuitive interfaces, immersive applications and user experiences, collectively named Intel RealSense Technology. His responsibilities include creating and growing new businesses in the areas of interactive computing systems, immersive virtual reality devices, autonomous robots and unmanned aerial vehicles. Prior to that, he served as chief of staff of Intel's personal computing group. He has more than 100 publications, including two books titled "Interactive Displays: Natural Human-Interface Technologies" and "Mobile Displays: Technology & Applications", and more than 100 granted and pending patents.
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.
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