Technology Fellow Takatoshi Tsujimura
Appointed President-elect of SID

June 21, 2018

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that Technology Fellow Takatoshi Tsujimura has been appointed President-elect of the Society for Information Display (SID).

SID is the most prestigious international society in the display industry. At Display Week 2018, an event organized by SID that featured symposiums and exhibitions in Los Angeles, U.S. from May 20 to May 25, it was announced that Takatoshi Tsujimura has been appointed President-elect and will be inaugurated as its President in 2020. He will be the second Japanese person to serve as President of SID following Dr. Shigeo Mikoshiba, who worked at The University of Electro-Communications when he was inagurated as president in 2004.

SID decided to appoint Tsujimura as President-elect because it highly evaluated his active role and contribution to SID and the display industry. Specifically, he invented feasible engineering and business solutions to apply organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology to large TVs and thereby contributed significantly to the display industry. He also demonstrated leadership to help SID overcome financial difficulties after the worldwide financial crisis and achieve sound management.

Overview of the Society for Information Display (SID)

Founded in 1962, SID is the largest display society in the world. SID Display Week is an annual event held in late May that features both academic events such as symposiums, and business events such as exhibitions. SID has more than 30 chapters around the world.

Profile of Takatoshi Tsujimura

Joined IBM Japan in 1991 and engaged in the development of LCD technologies. Selected as one of the “10 Best Researchers/Engineers in 10 Best Japanese Companies” by Nikkei Electronics Magazine. Transferred to engage in the development of OLED technology, and succeeded in developing the largest organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display in the world at that time, and won the SID Special Recognition Award.
Moved to Kodak and developed an high color gamut white + color filter OLED technology, a new method that represents the standard technology for current large OLED TVs, and won the SID Fellow Award.
Joined Konica Minolta in 2010. Took leadership of the OLED lighting business, and took office as Technology Fellow in 2017. Took office as CTO of Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, INC., a joint venture established with Pioneer Corporation.
Graduated from The University of Tokyo (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science) and earned a doctorate (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering) from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Activities at main external groups

President-elect of the Society for Information Display (SID)
Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Display Workshop (IDW)
Advisory board member of the International Conference on Display Technology (ICDT)