Technology Trends in the Future of Display

Dr. Peter L. Bocko, Chief Technology Officer - East Asia Corning Incorporated

Monday, April 6, 2009
11 a.m.

Goergen 108


It's not the technology, it's the application! The emergence of new display technologies has been paced not by technical performance but rather by (a) their scalability and (b) their ability to enable new applications and evolving modes of human interaction with electronic information. Display has had a central role in the information age and will continue to be a target rich environment for innovators who understand this. Dr. Peter Bocko of Corning Incorporated, the world's leading supplier of LCD glass substrates, will discuss technical progress and remaining challenges in platforms including LCD, OLED and Reflective Technologies in the context of application trends such as Quad & Ultra HD, 3D and electronic paper. Interestingly, one barrier to progress is that the performance of modern displays well exceeds the capacity of the information delivery infrastructure. Another trend is that capabilities developed for display are now being leveraged in applications tangential and even peripheral to display: touch screen, solid state lighting and photovoltaic technology.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Peter L. Bocko, Chief Technology Officer for Corning East Asia, is recognized as one of the foremost glass experts in the display industry. Dr. Bocko joined Corning Incorporated in 1979 and started working in LCD starting in 1982. Since then, he has contributed to the design, technology delivery and commercialization of advanced substrates for flat panel display in a variety of leadership positions with Corning's Display business. This year he was awarded the Society for Information Display Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the display industry. Currently, he is responsible for new product innovation across Corning's businesses in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Bocko received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the State University College at Oswego and master's and doctorate degrees in physical chemistry from Cornell University. He holds nine patents in display and optical fiber materials.