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Editorial

It's All About Change.
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News

Guest Editorial

LEDs Are on the March.
By David DeAgazio

President's Corner

Deadlines and Crises.
By Paul Drzaic

Factors Affecting Efficiency and Output of LEDs Used in Display-Backlighting Applications for Aircraft Cockpits

LEDs bring a new dimension to LCD screens in cockpit applications.
By Francis Nguyen

Thin is In: LED Backlight Units Are Becoming Thinner and Brighter to Meet Consumer-Product Requirements

From mobile phones to LCD TVs, consumer products with LED-backlit displays are demanding ever-smaller form factors with thinner displays, putting the onus on LED-backlight-unit manufacturers to produce slimmer backlights that do more with fewer LEDs. This article explores how to achieve a thinner backlight without sacrificing brightness or uniformity while minimizing the number of LEDs required by the backlight unit.
By David DeAgazio

Issues in High-Volume Manufacturing of Large-Screen LED-Backlit LCDs

Environmental concerns, including initiatives for the reduction of hazardous materials and requirements for reduced energy consumption and longer product life, are driving the need for non-CCFL-based backlight technologies. Cost and technology barriers have historically kept the volumes of LED-based solutions low, although that situation is now changing.
By Evan O'Sullivan and Bob Pantalone

San Antonio to Host Display Week 2009

Display Week gets done Texas-style this year in San Antonio, Texas, with one of the oldest cities in the American West hosting some of the latest display technology in the world. Here's what to see and do when you're not attending Display Week 2009.
By Jenny Donelan

Journal of the SID Preview

Selected papers appearing in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Aris Silzars

SID News: James L. Fergason Remembered

On December 9, 2008, the SID community lost one of its leading independent inventors and the father of the liquid-crystal industry.