Advanced Television Technology Issue 
November/December 2014, Vol. 30, No. 6

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Editorial
Ending the Year with a Look at Trends and TV 
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News
Blue-LED Inventors Named for Nobel Prize in Physics
By Jenny Donelan

Guest Editorial
The Next Wave of 3-D – Light-Field Displays
By Nikhil Balram

Frontline Technology: The Progress of Light-Field 3-D Displays
Light-field displays represent an exciting and promising technology for the future. We introduce the principles of light-field displays, describe different types of multi-user light-field systems, and discuss their relative merits.
By Xu Liu and Haifeng Li

Frontline Technology: Personal Near-to-Eye Light-Field Displays
In order for people to achieve true mobility – the ability to do anything, anywhere, anytime – there needs to be an entirely new class of mobile device.
By Wanmin Wu, Kathrin Berkner, Ivana Tošić, and Nikhil Balram

Guest Editorial: The State of TVs Today
By Steve Sechrist

Display Marketplace: UHD TV Strives for Consumer Recognition
Sales of ultra-high-definition (UHD) panels are on the increase, but are unlikely to replace full-high-definition (FHD) panels for at least another 5 years.
By Jusy Hong and Veronica Thayer

Frontline Technology: UHD Calls for New TV Infrastructure
To deliver UHD performance, service providers must develop and deploy a new generation of set-top boxes and other equipment that take advantage of a new set of standards.
By Wade Wan

Opinion: OLED TV Provides Superior Viewability
Advances in design and manufacturing are making OLED TVs a very appealing option.
By David Choi

Opinion: The Curved Display Makes an Impression
Curved televisions, introduced last year, are entering the marketplace in greater numbers. These TVs offer viewers an enhanced immersive display experience compared to previous designs.
By Nam-Seok Roh

Display Week 2014 Review: Touch Technology
Display Week is the single best place in the Western hemisphere to see and learn about touch technologies.
By Geoff Walker

Book Reviews

SID News: LA Chapter Sponsors Flat-Panel Conference

Coming Up Next Issue: Flexible and Wearable Technology

The January/February 2015 issue of Information Display magazine will focus on recent advances in flexible and wearable technology. Researchers are continuing to develop displays that are flexible, with benefits including lightness, ruggedness, and radically new form factors. These form factors in turn enable new applications such as wearables. The pace at which wearables are evolving is faster than ever, but what kinds of wearables will transcend the novelty factor and become a necessary part of our daily lives?  What types of underlying technologies are needed to achieve these kinds of applications? With articleincluding the following:

  • Organic TFTs: Unlocking the Power of Wearables
  • Developing Foldable AMOLEDs
  • Methodologies for Flexible AMOLEDs
  • Market Outlook for Wearables
  • Roundup of Latest Wearable Devices
  • Regional Business Review: Japan