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HP’s Shane Wall to Keynote NPD DisplaySearch Emerging Display Technologies Conference

Speakers also include Intel’s Matt King, and FlatFrog co-founder and CTO Ola Wassvik


SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — NPD DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced that Shane Wall, vice-president and chief strategy and technology officer for Hewlett Packard’s mobility group, will provide the keynote address for the upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference, which is being held on August 6, 2013 at the Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California. Other confirmed conference speakers include Matt King, senior engineering manager at Intel Corporation, Ola Wassvik, chief technology officer and co-founder of FlatFrog, and executives from Amorphyx, ams, Canatu, Cima NanoTech, ClearInk, Corning, Kateeva, MacroDisplays, Nanoco, Nanosys, Prysm, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, UniPixel, and ViviVouch.

“We are excited to have Shane Wall, Matt King, and Ola Wassvik provide their insights into displays and interactivity at our conference,” said Paul Semenza, senior vice president of NPD DisplaySearch. “These speakers and other industry leaders will be on hand to explain and discuss applications, materials, and manufacturing of leading and emerging display technologies.”

Shane Wall’s keynote address will cover the impact that emerging and disruptive technologies are having on our personal lives and businesses, including the relationship between the rise of mobile internet, sensors (the Internet of Things), social media, and the ability to create and deliver value by mining data in the cloud. Such data becomes valuable only when it is rendered or displayed to a user, so Shane will discuss the potential of rendering data to the physical world through heads-up displays, wearables, window panes, and even displays on household appliances based on a user’s presences and context. He will also address the advances in touch/display technologies that will contribute to this revolution.

Matt King will discuss Intel’s latest touch-panel initiatives, and Ola Wassvik will talk about FlatFrog’s proprietary touch-screen technology offerings, including planar scatter detection (PSD), which is a novel optical multi-touch technology.

The conference agenda is organized around the following topics:

- Touch screen market and applications
- Touch sensor technology developments
- Mobile and wearable devices
- Materials and manufacturing
- Novel display technologies

In addition to the conference presentations there will be opportunities to ask questions of the speakers, both during sessions and in networking breaks, and to interact with the sponsors at tabletop exhibits.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit To discuss the conference and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano at 1.408.418.1904 or

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About NPD DisplaySearch
NPD DisplaySearch, part of The NPD Group, provides global market research and consulting specializing in the display supply chain, including trend information, forecasts and analyses developed by a global team of experienced analysts with extensive industry knowledge. NPD DisplaySearch supply chain expertise complements sell-through information from The NPD Group, thereby providing a true end-to-end view of the display supply chain from materials and components to shipments of electronic devices with displays to sales of major consumer and commercial channels. For more information, visit us at Read our blog at and follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
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