The LED Lighting Evolution Conference: From Sapphire to Lumens will make its debut at Display Week 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. The goal of this event is to allow global industry leaders throughout the supply chain to explore the cutting edge innovations that will shape the future of lighting and backlighting. Lighting Evolution: From Sapphire to Lumens will feature keynotes & presentations from industry leaders, lively panel sessions and plenty of time for networking.
7:30 AM Registration Opens – Continental Breakfast Served
8:30 AM Chair’s Welcome-Ross Young – Consultant, IMS Research
8:40 AM – 10:40 AM Session 1 - LED Market Outlook
This session will feature presentations from our keynote speakers on the outlook for the LED, backlighting and lighting markets. Forecasts and trends in LED manufacturing, backlighting and lighting will also be covered. Presenters include:
Ross Young, Consultant, IMS Research
Dan Doxsee, VP, North America, Nichia
Jed Dorsheimer, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
Olga Levinzon, Vice President, Displays & Lighting, Barclays
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
 Session Q&A
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:25 PM Session 2 – LED Manufacturing
The majority of LED capacity is at 2” wafers and yields remain a concern. This session will examine how LED equipment, LED materials and LED manufacturers are migrating to more productive larger wafers and improving yields in an attempt to significantly lower costs. This session will examine the outlook for costs, yields and the equipment and materials market. Speakers include: Paul Matthews, Product Manager Advanced Sapphire Furnace, GTAT
Chris Jones, Research & Development Manager, Saint-Gobain
Dr. Jia Lee, Sr. Director Marketing and Business Development, Veeco
Srini Vedula, Director of Marketing, KLA Tencor

12:25 PM – 12:45 PM
 Session Q&A
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session 3 – Backlighting Market and Technology Outlook
This session examines how the backlighting market is evolving in terms of panel brightness requirements, LED penetration, LED backlight type and LED package and die configurations by market. In addition to sizing the backlight market by application, it will also examine optical film developments and alternatives to LEDs including OLEDs and quantum dots. Presenting and invited speakers include: Peter Kwon, Founder & CEO, DisplayBank
Tushar Dhayagude, Marketing Director, Atmel
Jason Carlson, CEO, QD Vision

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Session Q&A
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
3:30 PM – 5:10 PM
Session 4 – The Race to $9.99 60W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs and the Fluorescent Replacement Market
This session will cover two of the largest potential markets for LED lighting technologies, the 60W A-lamp and fluorescent replacement lighting markets. In addition, it will  illustrate alternative LED approaches to replacing current fluorescent installations including lightguides, luminaire replacements and OLEDs.The overall market size for 60W A-lamps and how bulb manufacturers are planning on reducing costs and improving performance to enable a $9.99 price point for LED replacement technologies will also be discussed.  Presenting speakers include: Philip Smallwood, Analyst, IMS Research
Norman Bardsley, Principal, Bardsley Consulting
Patrick O'Flaherty, Manager Product Marketing-Lighting, Cree
Michael Georgalis, Director of Marketing, Fusion Optix
Kevin Leadford, Vice President of Innovation, Acuity Brands Lighting

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Session Q&A
   To view detailed speakers' biographies, click here