The 47th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, known as “Display Week,” is taking place May 31 through June 5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. SID’s annual conference is the leading international assemblage of engineers, scientists, manufacturers and users of electronic-display technology.
The event introduces a wide range of new technology and applications, from high-definition flat-panel displays to the very latest in OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays and projection-display systems. With over 350 booths and 6,000 participants, SID presents the premier North American event for the display industry, bringing state-of-the-art information on display processors, human factors and applied vision, image processing and the latest in multimedia and electronic cinema.
Computex Taipei 2009 is scheduled for June 2-6 at Taipei’s World Trade Center and International Convention Center and will feature 1,700 exhibitors, 4,600 booths and over 35,000 international buyers. Specific areas will be dedicated to Components & Parts, Data Storage Devices, Software, Computer Systems, Displays & Digital Entertainment Products, Peripherals and more. The convention will also feature a 700-booth WiMAX & Communication Products area to showcase the latest devices for the wireless future.
Previous Computex conventions have seen important technology and product launches from such IT giants as Intel, Asus, AMD and Acer. Two discrete “New Product Launch Sites” will enable some 40 exhibitors to demonstrate new products. The topic at this year’s Computex Taipei CEO Summit is “Mobile Technologies for a Green World” and a second panel will discuss “The Future of Green Technology.” IT and high-tech professionals from around the world will be on hand to share their insights and help chart a route to a sustainable future.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the premier event for the developers and IT professionals working on Apple platforms, will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center from June 8-12. More than 1,000 Apple engineers will be on hand to demonstrate the latest Apple technologies and provide conference attendees with “code-level” support and guidance. The newer Macs’ Intel processors allow them to run the Windows OS, so even so-called “PC” hardware and software developers have an abiding interest in the WWDC.
The core WWDC experience is attendance at technical sessions led by Apple engineers that illuminate the potent technologies of Mac OS X, the iPhone OS and Mac OS X Server. Attendees are introduced to new ways of applying the technologies in their development projects, and can work with Apple engineers to understand and harness new techniques, solve code-level problems, discuss developing ideas and get feedback on the visual designs and usability of their iPhone or Mac OS X application.
The Apple Design Awards event acknowledges innovation, technical excellence and outstanding achievement in both iPhone and Mac OS X software development. Every year’s winning products set new performance, usability and technology-integration standards. In addition, the presence of Apple executives and engineers, along with leading Mac-focused companies from around the world, creates a rich and fascinating mix of expertise and information, out of which often come glimpses of the upcoming Mac Pro, MacBook, iMac and other product lines (available to rent from ComputerRentals.com).