The Society For Information Display Applauds Winners Of Display Industry Awards, Best In Show And I-Zone Award Recipients

May 23, 2013, 15:34 ET from Society for Information Display (SID)

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SID's Display Week 2013 is nearing the end of its week-long stay at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  At yesterday's Awards Luncheon, the society celebrated the winners of the Display Industry Awards, and show-related awards for Best in Show and I-Zone. This year's winners include:


The winners of SID's 18th annual Display Industry Awards are:

Display of the Year: Granted to a display with novel and outstanding features such as new physical or chemical effects, or a new addressing method.

  • Gold Award: Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) for Sharp's IGZO LCD (as used in the AQUOS Phone Zeta SH-02E)
  • Silver Award: Shenzhen China Star's 110-inch 4K x 2K 3D TFT-LCD TV

Display Application of the Year: Granted for a novel and outstanding application of a display, where the display itself is not necessarily a new device.

  • Gold Award: Apple's iPad with Retina Display
  • Silver Award: Nokia Lumia 920

Display Component of the Year: Granted for a novel component (sold as a separate part and incorporated into a display) that has significantly enhanced a display's performance. A component may also include display-enhancing materials and/or parts fabricated with new processes.

  • Gold Award: QD Vision's Color IQ Optical Component
  • Silver Award: Sharp's Moth-Eye Technology

A more comprehensive description of the award winners is included in the Display Week 2013 Show Issue of Information Display magazine, or on the Display Week website.


The winners of the Display Week Best in Show Awards were also announced at yesterday's Awards Luncheon.  These awards highlight the most significant new products and technologies showcased on the exhibit floor. The Best in Show winners are chosen for the significance of their development and/or product and for their ability to generate excitement within the display industry, along with the general public, global media and analyst communities.  This year's four winners were selected from more than 170 exhibitors that were demonstrating the innovations that continue to drive the display industry.

Large Exhibit Category:

  • 3M for its quantum-dot color enhancement film (Booth #901)

Medium Exhibit Category:

  • E Ink for its three-pigment electronic paper display (Booth #1215)

Small Exhibit Category:

  • Cima NanoTech for its self-assembling silver nanoparticle mesh technology (Booth #1131)
  • Universal Display Corporation for its borderless flexible OLED lighting (Booth #514)

Debuting last year, the I-Zone showcases cutting-edge demos and prototypes that will lead to the products of tomorrow.  This year's winner of the "Best Prototype at Display Week" is:

  • Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd., for a new film-type display using plasma tube arrays.

The Awards Luncheon also featured a very compelling closing keynote by Prof. Ronald A. Rensink from the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Prof. Rensink's talk, "When Vision Science Met Information Display," provided an insightful look into the intersection of these two topics.

About Display Week

The 50th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, Display Week 2013, will take place May 19-24, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2013, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag #SID2013.

About SID

The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on information displays.  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.  With more than 6,000 members worldwide, 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

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