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01. - 05. March 2021

electronic displays Conference 2021 DIGITAL

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Day 1 - Monday, 01. March 2021

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11:00 - 12:20
Session 1 Micro-LEDs: Challenges of Technology & Markets
11:00 - 11:20
Are MicroLEDs Really Going to Happen? A Status and Reality Check Dr. Zine Bouhamri, Yole Développement  
We have analyzed the most recent trends in microLED display intellectual property landscape. After a decade of low activity, filings have been growing exponentially since 2012. This analysis identifies key technologies, highlights unusual solutions, and provides insights on the status of microLED developments.
11:20 - 11:40
MicroLED Displays: Applications, Supply Chain and Forecasts Dr. Guillaume Chansin, DSCC  
Can microLEDs really disrupt the display industry? While several key players are emerging, there are still some doubts about cost and manufacturing. Consumer applications are key targets but automotive and industrial segments could also benefit from this technology.
11:40 - 12:00
Technology and Commercial Trends of Quantum Dot and Micro-LED Displays Dr. Xiaoxi He, IDTechEx  
This presentation will focus on the key enabling technologies for both QD and micro-LED and how they can be combined to enable future displays. Starting from value propositions and challenges of QDs and micro-LEDs, we will summarize important approaches in this field and future trends in technological and commercial areas.
12:00 - 12:20
MicroLED Display Technology – Cost Drivers, Cost Forecast and Value Engineering Michael Gruber, wv cost engineering  
In our presentation we are showing on one hand side the cost drivers from the LED`s to the transfer costs of the LED`s to the Backplane. Based on intelligent technical solutions like e.g. the reduction of pixel defects by exchanging defect LED`s, we are showing a cost forecast for microLED

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13:30 - 15:00
Session 2 Automotive Displays & Application
13:30 - 14:00
Keynote: History and Technological Trends in Automotive Display Market Bernhard Straub, Steinbeis Consulting Center Automotive Displays  
The instrumentation of automobiles is represented by high-tech information and communication systems with top-quality displays to support modern mobility concepts and autonomous driving. In the presentation, the history of automotive display applications and technological milestones will be reflected with respect to dedicated applications and according technological trends will be discussed.
14:00 - 14:20
Curved 3D Lightfield Display for Automotive Applications Dr. Markus Weber, Continental Automotive  
Displays based on lightfield technology provide a real three-dimensional multi-user experience and enable a more natural image offering better and intuitive perception for drivers and passengers. Curved displays are common trend to follow the automotive design language and ergonomic requirements. The talk highlights also specific aspects for curved 3D implementation.
14:20 - 14:40
Safeguarding Displays of Automotive Camera Monitor Systems Benjamin Axmann, Mercedes-Benz  
Modern cars are equipped with Camera Monitor Systems (CMS) such as back-up camera systems or mirror replacement systems. Today, only digital data are supervised. We report on "light-to-light" safeguarding of those systems with focus on optical display supervision and the corresponding generic safety framework.
14:40 - 15:00
10 Years of Sparkle Measurement – The Lessons Learnt Michael Becker, Display-Messtechnik & Systeme  
Display sparkle measurement has become a routinely practiced procedure in many industries. In order to carry out reproducible sparkle measurements the effect of the basic parameters of the measurement system (hard- and software) has to be thoroughly understood as basis for comprehensive control of the measurement and evaluation process.

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16:15 - 17:45
Session 3 Display Markets & Requirements
16:15 - 16:45
Keynote: Display Industry Market and Technology Development Bob O'Brien, DSCC  
Important developments in the display industry from a business perspective, and address key technologies likely to have an impact on the industry in the next few years will be presented. We will cover capacity, supply/demand, profitability, cost structure, and brand developments for all major display technologies.
16:45 - 17:15
Keynote: M&A and Change in the Display Industry Ian Hendy, Hendy Consulting  
At each of the down-cycles in the display industry we have seen large scale change, through new innovations and sometimes mergers of companies. In this presentation, we look at the role of M&A and partnering in the display industry and examine the implications for purchasers and users
17:15 - 17:45
Exploring the OLED World at your Fingertip Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weinhold, ISPA - Institute for Surface and Product Analysis; Donald Schaffer, Dexerials Europe  
Surfaces of displays are highly stressed by the fingertip of human beings during daily use. The human fingertip exerts pressure and rubs across the surface when tapping, swiping, and zooming, which easily abrades surface coatings of the displays. This action on the display was transferred into a DFF test specification.

Day 2 - Tuesday, 02. March 2021

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11:00 - 12:20
Session 4 Display Technologies & Applications
11:00 - 11:20
Keynote: Active Matrix Arrays of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems Prof. Norbert Fruehauf, University of Stuttgart  
Innovative processes for the co-fabrication of thin film transistors (TFTs) and micro-electro-mechanial-systems (MEMS) have been developed. They enable the manufacturing of active matrix addressed arrays of MEMS devices for display applications, offering outstanding contrast, switching times, temperature range and energy efficiencies.
11:20 - 11:40
Improving the Robustness of e-paper Displays Alchin Wang, Pervasive Displays  
Recent developments in e-paper display materials have improved the robustness of displays, making them ideal for industrial applications. Improvements include enhanced protection sheet to reduce corner mura and blur, improved edge seal glue to reduce corner mura, and backplates for screens making them more resistant to impact.
11:40 - 12:00
Improve LED Screen Contrast by Using Vantablack Vision Light Absorbing Coating Aidan Metcalfe, Surrey NanoSystems  
Improving daylight image quality in LED displays is a major industry challenge. Direct sunlight reduces contrast, washing out colours and turning black to gray. Vantablack Vision significantly improves contrast and colour perception under all lighting conditions and viewing angles, without the need to boost brightness and consume additional energy.
12:00 - 12:20
Display Solutions for Privacy on Demand Dr. Andreas Bregulla, siOPTICA  
siOPTICA has specialized to provide solutions for privacy on demand. In the recent time this solution was developed further, and in parallel new approaches were invented to improve the performance in the sharing and the private viewing modes at the same time.

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13:30 - 15:10
Session 5 Haptic Interfaces & Devices
13:30 - 13:50
Force-touch Sensors: Materials, Processing and Design Paridhi Sharma, Cambridge Touch Technologies  
Force-touch gestures can significantly enhance the user experience on touch-screen devices. Piezoelectric force-sensing can augment standard projected capacitive touch sensing, or can replace it completely. But what materials, processing and design considerations enable this? I will explore this question, with examples from Cambridge Touch Technologies' portfolio, focusing on display devices.
13:50 - 14:10
PowerHap – Actuator for Haptic Feedback Jockum Lönnberg, TDK Electronics  
PowerHap piezo actuator with haptic feedback and integrated sensor functionality offers unrivalled performance in terms of acceleration, force and response time, and thus provide an unprecedented quality of haptic feedback. PowerHap delivers high force in a very compact design and is therefore suitable for many industrial or automotive displays.
14:10 - 14:30
Thermal Analysis of NIR Reflecting Cover Glass for Outdoor Displays David McLean, MAC Thin Films  
High-resolution outdoor displays are becoming common in applications including fast-food menu boards, transportation information screens and retail locations. Thermal management is achieved through active cooling while infrared blocking coatings can reduce the need for such cooling. A steady-state thermal analysis of solar reflecting cover glass for outdoor displays is presented.
14:30 - 14:50
Tactile Display in a Steering Wheel – Aspects on Perception of Side, Pattern, Speed and Power of Tactile Stimuli Luis Kalb, TU Munich  
A user study (n = 23) tested a novel steering wheel prototype that has 48 solenoids embedded in the rim. Solenoids could be activated separately, creating a variety of patterns on the left and right side of the steering wheel with different speeds by pushing small plastic caps into the users hands. Results in general indicate: less is more. The most important aspects are speed and shape/size of the tip of a solenoid which is discussed also in comparison with the literature on basic tactile research.
14:50 - 15:10
Analysis of Realistic Scratches and Abrasion Julian Schary, Innowep  
Typical scratch and abrasion resistance tests are carried out at low speeds. The damage observable in daily live differs from these tests. Realistic scratches and abrasion marks arise at speeds of 1 m/s or more. For coatings and polymers the choice of the speed is crucial for the resulting damage.

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16:15 - 17:55
Session 6 OLED Technologies & Applications
16:15 - 16:35
Ultra-Low Power/ High Brightness OLED Microdisplays for Connected Eyewear Dr. Gunther Haas, MICROOLED  
We will present our latest developments in high brightness and ultra-low power microdisplays for connected eyewear like our ActiveLook(R) system platform and other wearable or handheld optical systems requiring an electronic display overlay.
16:35 - 16:55
Additive Production of Displays, Step 1: Mura Free Inkjet Printing Dr. Kai Keller, Notion Systems  
Inkjet additive production holds great potential for cost reduction in new display technologies, but printhead variations introduce new mura effects. Notion Systems has developed a new inkjet additive printing technology that allows highly efficient, mura free application of OLED, QD, or µLED RGB layers called no.mura.
16:55 - 17:15
High Efficient QD Colour Converting on Blue OLEDs and µLEDs Dr. Armin Wedel, Fraunhofer IAP  
Quantum dots (QD) are already included in Quantum Dot Enhancement Films (QDEF) and will be used as color filters in displays in the near future. The combination of blue Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)s and QDs seems to be particularly interesting, because existing, mature technologies can be used here.
17:15 - 17:35
Comprehensive Software Solution Embedded in the AMOLED Display System that Meets and Exceeds Standards Dr. Shuenn-Jiun Tang, Ignis Innovation  
One solution in the embedded system has been developed to improve brightness uniformity and overcome emission loss for long life-cycle products. One parameter, produced by optical demura, and the other calculated by resident algorithm are applied to keep display quality unchanged. Correction makes 95% uniformity on burn-in invisible AMOLED displays.
17:35 - 17:55
Advances in the Development of Flexible AMOLED Display and End-Product Innovations Ze Yuan, Royole Corporation  
Flexible AMOLED technology is setting the stage for end-product innovations to come, exemplified by the great attention it has gained in the consumer market over the past year. The speaker will discuss selective topics in the development of flexible AMOLED display modules and related end-product innovations.

Day 3 - Wednesday, 03. March 2021

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10:15 - 10:55
Conference Keynote Keynote
10:15 - 10:55
Display Disruption: How New Display Technologies are Changing the Industry Paul Gray, Omdia (part of Informa Technology)  
2020 saw huge changes in the display industry as tit rode the waves of COVID-19. As a result, the industry has evolved rapidly through the year: its new form is beginning to take shape. The talk will examine the surge in R&D and the new commercial and technical trends.

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11:00 - 12:30
Session 7 Keynote Session: Public & High Quality Displays
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote: Out of Home Communication: Augmented Services with Technology Thomas Morel, JCDecaux  
The digital signage is growing and allows new services. This talk will address using the latest technology to provide services to the cities and help develop new uses.
11:30 - 12:00
Keynote: Convert Virtuality to Reality Lutz Nehrhoff von Holderberg, LightnTec  
By combining customer tracking systems and displays we create an integrated environment which is capable of adapting to customers needs and therefore creating a unique customer experience. By combining wifi sensors, camera systems with thin film led foils on any surface driven by a rule based media management system.
12:00 - 12:30
Keynote: FALD Direct Backlights for High End Industrial, Medical and Automotive Applications Joachim Schuhbauer, Data Modul  
The field of high end applications for Displays require more and more image performance (energy consumption, brightness, contrast and color depth). In order to meet these requirements Data Modul has developed a new LCD backlight solution for applications for typical industry, medical, Automotive displays.

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13:30 - 15:10
Session 8 Advanced User Experience Technologies
13:30 - 13:50
Touch-less Touch Operation Rudolf Sosnowsky, HY-LINE Computer Components  
Recently, people want to handle HMI without touching anything. This talk presents a technology where a virtual image is displayed in mid-air, similar to HUD, and the user's activities are captured by a new technology IR sensor. The user can operate the device by touching imaginary buttons in the air.
13:50 - 14:10
Next Generation of Optical Sensing Technology for Gesture Recognition Sarah Blumenthal, Elmos Semiconductor  
OEMs are increasingly longing for user-friendly infotainment concepts. Especially in times when increased hygiene and improved driving safety are becoming more and more important, gesture control is a demanded solution. Defined gestures and poses are a must-have for autonomous vehicles. Here, optical infrared-based solutions offer a cost-effective and reliable solution.
14:10 - 14:30
Beyond Touch – Enabling a New Era in Touch Display Technology Jim Nicholas, Uniphy  
Uniphy optical touch technology advances beyond the conventional approach of densely packed matrix of LEDs and sensors, towards simpler and cost-effective solution requiring minimal number of support electronics. The robust and simplistic nature of this technologies physical implementation enables large, continuous single piece front panels with integrated touch screens.
14:30 - 14:50
The Power of Handwriting in Automotive Olivier Cros, MyScript  
With over 10 million cars equipped with its technology, MyScript is the market pioneer and leader in the field of automotive handwriting recognition. MyScript offers a handwriting solution that lets drivers safely interact with their car infotainment in the most intuitive way, while still staying focused on the road.
14:50 - 15:10
Personas in Automotive Design: How to Design for Users and Gain New Customers Dr. Antonia Conti-Kufner, P+Z Engineering  
Personas are user archetypes that represent customers/users/non-users, which can be used to better focus design processes. In this paper, we focus on the automobile industry and show how personas can be used to further develop existing vehicles as well as design innovative mobility concepts.

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16:15 - 17:55
Session 9 User Interfaces & Flexible Displays
16:15 - 16:35
A Cost-Effective Gesture Solution for Enhanced Driver Safety in Automotive Applications Szukang Hsien, Maxim Integrated  
Automotive driver safety will greatly improve when gesture sensing replaces knobs and touch screens for infotainment, phone, side mirror, climate, sunroof, and other controls. Traditional time-of-flight (TOF) camera solutions entail higher cost, complexity, and size. IR based optical sensor with integrated photodiode array offer cost effective solution for automotive applications.
16:35 - 16:55
Haptics and Electronic Displays Dr. Manuel Cruz, immersion  
New developments in Electronic Displays will focus on responsiveness and interactivity of the user experience as areas for further innovation. Haptics, touch feedback technology, is the secret key to increasing touchscreen usability and thereby helping to usher in a new era of technology that will drive the user experience. The recent adoption and interest in new actuator technology is a proof point of this emerging trend. According to SAR Research, the haptics market will ship greater 1.9B units per year by 2025. This proposed session, Immersion's VP of Research and UX will provide an in-depth look at haptic system components and provide insight on creating a high performing haptic experience in a single actuator implementation. Dr. Cruz will use a demo and reference design for an automotive touchscreen implementation to talk about considerations and techniques for maximize haptic capabilities through layout and design. He'll go through what we discovered as a part of the demo project to share challenges and how to overcome them.
16:55 - 17:15
UX for Your UI – Not Just for Automotive Anymore Barry Pompea, Altia  
Automotive UI developers balance critical elements for embedded display projects – safety, interaction, performance, cost - to meet expectations for high-end look and feel. For everything from medical devices and ovens, customers want that experience. In this presentation, we will share automotive industry secrets for designing market-winning GUIs.
17:15 - 17:35
New Challenges and Testing Solutions for Flexible Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Bayflex Solutions  
With new OLED form factors designers must ensure continuous performance for new materials, screens, ink compounds, connectors, and other electronic components. Legacy testing of rigid devices only dealt with initial evaluation and conditions under which failure might occur due to breakage, and a new real-world testing regime is needed
17:35 - 17:55
3D Shaped Electronics – Challenges of Flexible Display Application and Integration Wolfgang Mildner, MSWtech  
Flexible displays are available on the market. The number of applications is increasing, but new applications suffer from quality issues. Overview on applications, technologies and integration process challenges. Changes of competences, integration processes and quality control methodes for demanding requirements and challenges of flexible or bended displays.

Day 4 - Thursday, 04. March 2021

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11:00 - 12:40
Session 10 Advances for Displays and Production
11:00 - 11:20
New OCA for Plastic Cover and Curved Display Lamination Natsuki Oishi, BANDO Chemical Industries  
Optical bonding with Plastic material or Curved material is more difficult than Flat Glass lamination. Here we show the typical issues which many customer would face for the Cover Plastic, and curved lamination. Then, we show the solution with our innovative OCA.
11:20 - 11:40
OCR Inkjet Technology – Next Generation of Optical Bonding to Enable Future Automotive Display Designs Felix Velten, Dexerials Europe  
Current optical-bonding methods can only partially cover future automotive display designs (curved, free-shape, multiple) and have to compromise on important process parameters (e.g. tact-time, flexibility). Therefore, Dexerials developed new 'OCR Inkjet-Technology' enabling flexible and productive optical-bonding of future automotive displays using application of low viscosity, automotive-grade resin via inkjet head.
11:40 - 12:00
Laser Processing for MicroLED Display Manufacturing Rainer Paetzel, Coherent LaserSystems  
Technology improvements are moving fast but many challenges remain for the MicroLED and the related manufacturing technology for the displays. Laser based processes play a key role for the transfer of RGB MicroLED from the growth wafers to the final substrates. LLO and LIFT are established processes in pilot production.
12:00 - 12:20
Photolithographic Patterning of Organic and Hybrid Thin-film Devices for Smart Display Application Dr. TungHuei Ke, imec  
High-resolution display with multi-sensor integration has been attracting attention in the past decade. In this presentation, we will show our progress in display resolution and sensor integration enabled by direct photolithographic patterning of organic and hybrid electronics (OHE).
12:20 - 12:40
Optical In-line Metrology Systems for Displays Dr. Hans Örley, Dr. Schenk  
Quality requirements for displays in mobile devices are getting more tight. Therefore sophisticated strategies quality control are necessary. Optical inspection systems (AOI) are contributing on a large scale in display production, by control of the • Bare glass • Edge grinding and hole drilling • Coatings • Printed areas (frames, company logos, ...)

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13:30 - 15:10
Session 11 Surfaces & Coatings for Touch and Cover Lenses
13:30 - 13:50
Evolution of Infotainment in Future Vehicles: Functionalities and Interactions Dr. Nello LI Pira, CRF - FCA  
Car manufacturers are implementing integrated instrument clusters and central stacks with more functionalities. The trend is to increase the area of display with increase of the complexity. The coverlens protects the display to mechanical stresses, touches and external damages. They minimize sunlight reflection and give suitable mechanical resistance.
13:50 - 14:10
Anti-Reflection Films – High Durability and Easy To Clean for Touch Screen Displays Yosuke Sasaki, Dexerials Europe  
As touch integration to displays increases, durability of anti-smudge-layer on anti-refelction-films becomes more and more important. Therefore, Dexerials developed new "AR-Film HD-Series" with PVD coated anti-smudge-layer, retaining the excellent optical properties of current Dexerials' anti-reflection-films but realizing a 40 times higher abrasion durability of the anti-smudge-layer.
14:10 - 14:30
DFP/ Design Function Panel for the "Seamless" Automotive Interior Takeshi Kihara, DNP  
DFP/ Design Function Panel is the special surface technology to achieve the future's "Seamless" automotive interior. DFP can hide the display under the graphical cover panel without any degradation of the display image quality.
14:30 - 14:50
Corona the New Challenge – Anti-fouling and Easy-to-clean Standards and Test Methods Dr. Helen Wang, ISPA - Institute for Surface and Product Analysis  
Some display surfaces are more prone to contamination and fingerprints than others. The typical reaction from human beings is to wipe the dirt, contaminants and fingerprints off as much as possible. The ability of the contaminants to be cleaned differs for various display due to their anti-fouling and easy-to-clean properties.
14:50 - 15:10
Smart Surfaces for Touch and Display Systems Sebastien Patour, Woodoo  
Woodoo is shaping the next generation of smart surfaces with its wood material, augmented with unprecedented translucency and touch-sensitivity. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how this groundbreaking biomaterial is acting as a “shy technology”, allowing innovative user interfaces to become as invisible as possible, and we will showcase its various applications in many industries.

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16:15 - 17:05
Poster Session Display Innovations, Touch & UX, Automotive Lighting
16:15 - 16:20
AR Headsets are a Few Years Away from Prime Time: Status on Displays and Optics Dr. Zine Bouhamri, Yole Développement
16:20 - 16:25
New Approaches For Circular Display Enabling Multi-View Displays Michael Richter, Pforzheim University
16:25 - 16:30
Electro-wetting Displays Optimized for Low Power Digital Out Of Home Applications Dr. Doeke Oostra, Etulipa
16:30 - 16:35
Challenges and Solutions for Directional Visualization of Autonomous Robots in Public Areas Etienne Charrier, Pforzheim University
16:35 - 16:40
Feel the Touch! Rudolf Sosnowsky, HY-LINE Computer Components
16:40 - 16:45
Individuelle Touchscreens und kapazitive Tasten auf Basis von Carbon-Nano-Tube-Hybriden Sebastian Pfaff, EP Electronic Print
16:45 - 16:50
Touchless Touch and Gesture User Interfaces: Methods & Solutions Aruthy Emmanuel, Pforzheim University
16:50 - 16:55
Realtime and Graphics – a Contradiction in Terms? Ahmed S. Darwish, Linutronix
16:55 - 17:00
Automotive Lighting Next-growth Driver: Projection Lighting Features Pars Mukish, Yole Développement
17:00 - 17:05
Concept and Evaluation of Perceived Brightness of RGB Colors of LEDs Katharina Brezing, Pforzheim University

Day 5 - Friday, 05. March 2021

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11:00 - 12:40
Session 12 Optical Display Measurements
11:00 - 11:20
Uniformity Correction, Grey Level Dependency and Temporal Alignment in Image Sticking Measurement Dr. Ingo Rotscholl, TechnoTeam Bildverarbeitung  
This study focusses on relevant differences in recently used image sticking measurement methods from the automotive industry. It focusses on aspects of grey level dependency and on two different uniformity correction concepts, namely local and temporal correction. It further adresses the temporal alignment problem. All presented data bases on measurements.
11:20 - 11:40
Human-Centric Quality Control of AR/VR Near-Eye-Displays and AR-HUDs Dr. Tobias Steinel, Instrument Systems  
Novel display technologies for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR/MR/XR) devices, like Head-Mounted-Devices and Head-Up-Displays, require advanced imaging systems and calibration to control quality during assembly to accurately match the real world and virtual objects. We demonstrate and compare advantages of goniometric sampling spot measurements and camera based imaging solutions.
11:40 - 12:00
Measure What We See – Correlating Measurements to the Human Vision Peter Karp, Admesy  
Display measurements need to match to the visual perception. How can we achieve that? Which metrics work good and which less? This presentation gives an overview of the visual perception of displays and their measurement. It raises questions and tries to give some answers and pointers as well.
12:00 - 12:20
Variability of Human Color Vision Dr. Jurgen Stauder, InterDigital  
Human eye captures light using cone and rod photoreceptors on the retina. However, the genetic evolution of mankind results today in a variability of the sensitivities of the photoreceptors between individuals. Impacted use cases include color proof in production, collaborative working, e-commerce and multiple screens at home.
12:20 - 12:40
Next Generation Display Test Herbert Walter Pichlik, SYSTEC  
New generations of displays require advanced approaches to testing. Extremely high resolutions, high dynamic range and high colour depths drive the development of test systems massively. Important topics here are high-resolution multi- and hyperspectral systems that provide unprecedented information content and thus a depth of testing that covers future requirements.

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