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Unveils the 2015 Recipients of its Esteemed Honors and Awards

Apr 29, 2015, 11:00 ET from Society for Information Display

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) today revealed this year's industry innovators chosen to join the ranks of SID's elite Honors and Awards recipients. These exceptional scientists, engineers and business leaders are selected from a field of highly talented professionals for their remarkable contributions to the field of information display. The 2015 honorees will be recognized during SID's annual International Honors and Awards Dinner on June 1 during Display Week in San Jose, Calif.

The 17 winners, chosen by the depth of their contribution to display technology, represent the best of the best in the industry. More details surrounding each of this year's distinguished winners can be found in the article "SID's Best and Brightest, 2015 SID Honors and Awards" in Information Display Magazine hitting the streets now/online. 

2015 SID Honors and Awards Recipients

The Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize: Presented for an outstanding technical achievement in, or contribution to, display technology. Dr. Junji Kido, SID Fellow and Professor in the Department of Organic Device Engineering at Yamagata University, receives the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize for his contributions to the science and technology of OLEDs and pioneering contributions to commercializing white OLEDs for general lighting applications.

The Jan Rajchman Prize: Presented for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, research on flat-panel displays.SID Fellow and Guest Professor at Tottori University, Dr. Shohei Naemura is awarded the Jan Rajchman Prize for his achievements in the chemical physics of liquid crystals and contributions to research on LCDs.

The Otto Schade Prize: Awarded for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, the advancement of functional performance and/or image quality of information displays. Dr. Ingrid Heynderickx, SID Fellow and Dean of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology, is awarded the Otto Schade Prize for her contributions to the measurement, specification and improvement surrounding display image quality.

The Slottow-Owaki Prize: Awarded for outstanding contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in the field of information displays. Dr. Jin Jang, SID Fellow and Professor at Kyung Hee University, will receive the Slottow-Owaki Prize for his contributions to display education and active-matrix display developments, including AMOLED displays, AMLCDs and flexible displays.

The Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award: Awarded to a Society member for exceptional and sustained service to SID. SID Past President Dr. Allan R. Kmetz, SID Fellow and display-industry consultant, receives the Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award for his noteworthy and sustained service to the Society for more than 40 years. For the last decade, he has served on the editorial board for Information Display Magazine and has held other positions within SID, including bylaws chair and technical symposium chair.

2015 SID Fellow Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the information-display field. This year's winners are:

  • Dr. Anne Chiang, Principal of Chiang Consulting
  • Mr. Ryuichi Murai, Researcher at Panasonic Corporation
  • Mr. Fujio Okumura, Senior Manager for NEC Corporation
  • Dr. John F. Wager, Professor and the Michael and Judith Gaulke Endowed Chair at Oregon State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dr. Hidefumi Yoshida, Department General Manager at Sharp Corporation

2015 SID Special Recognition Awards are presented to members of the technical, scientific and business community for distinguished and valued contributions to the information-display field. The 2015 recipients are:

  • Dr. Toshio Kamiya, Professor and Vice Director of the Materials Structures Laboratory at Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Byeongkoo Kim, Vice President of LG Display
  • Dr. Yasuhiro Koike, Faculty Professor of Science and Technology at Keio University
  • Dr. Byoungho Lee, Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Seoul National University
  • Dr. Jun Ho Song, Master Researcher at Samsung Display Co.
  • Dr. Akihiro Tagaya, Project Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University
  • Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki, President of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory

A video tribute to this year's winners can be found here

SID will be honoring this year's Honors & Awards winners on Monday evening, June 1, during Display Week at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Tickets cost $95 and must be purchased in advance. More information can be found at

About Display Week 2015
The 52nd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2015, will take place May 31-June 5 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.  Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2015, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek15.

About SID
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

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