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Corning Inc. will receive two industry awards this week in San Antonio, Texas, during Display Week 2009, the annual conference of the Society for Information Display (SID). Corning’s Jade™ glass for advanced display is a winner in the 2009 Display of the Year Awards (DYA), which recognize innovative display products, components and applications that hold the most promise for shaping the future of the global display industry.
The DYAs are awarded each year with Gold and Silver honors in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Product of the Year, and Display Component of the Year. Corning received the Gold Award in the Display Component of the Year category for Jade glass substrates. Jade substrates are optimized for two display technologies-low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) applications and organic, light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)-to solve some of the challenges facing the mobile device industry at a time when the popularity of small mobile devices is at an all-time high.
“The Display of the Year Awards recognize the chief influential technologies across the global display community,” said Dick McCartney, SID’s DYA chair. “The caliber of products and technologies nominated this year certainly made the decision process tough on our awards committee. We received a number of nominations from around the world, and we are excited to award Corning with the gold honor in the 2009 Display Component category for its Jade Glass for Advanced Display. We truly commend the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to shaping the future of today’s display arena.”
The SID has also bestowed a Special Recognition Award on Corning’s chief technology officer for East Asia, Peter L. Bocko, Ph.D. The award honors outstanding achievements in the following categories: Technical Accomplishments, Contributions to Literature, Service to the Society, Entrepreneurial Accomplishments, and Achievements in Education. The SID will recognize Bocko for his central role in delivering innovative, high-performance glass substrates for the display industry, including environmentally friendly display glass and substrates compatible with polysilicon backplanes for liquid crystal and organic, light-emitting displays.
“For more than two decades, Dr. Bocko has been integral to the advancement of the LCD business at Corning Incorporated,” said James Clappin, president, Corning Display Technologies. “Corning considers this award a formal acknowledgement of what Dr. Bocko’s peers already recognize: the depth and breadth of his contributions to the display industry, as well as the lasting impact his work has had on advancing the science and technology behind the glass.”
For more information about DisplayWeek and a complete schedule of events, visit www.sid2009.org. Corning’s website is located at www.corning.com.