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Meeting Location: Qualcomm 3165 Kifer Road Building B Cafeteria Santa Clara, CA 95051
Jan 16 2018

Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter of SID

The Society for Information Display

January Seminar

ePaper 2.0
by Dr. Bob Fleming

Tuesday January 16, 2017. 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT


Abstract: Reflective displays have been sought after for their low power, sunlight readable attributes but affordable color and video has been elusive until ' ePaper 2.0'. This talk will review the progress of a novel reflective display technology with video speeds and high brightness that can be manufactured in a LCD factory.


CLEARink displays is a silicon valley startup that was spun out of the University of British Columbia, the technology is based on Total Internal Reflection (TIR) and electrphoresis. The displays were first shown at SID’s DisplayWeek 2017 and won the Best in Show award. Accompanying the talk will be live demos of the displays that feature 80%+ white state reflectance and video running at over 30fps.


Speaker Bio: Dr. Bob Fleming

has over 22 years of experience in materials research and new product development. Prior to joining CLEARink Displays, Bob worked for the Imerys Corporation as Director of Materials Research. During his tenure at Imerys, Bob was responsible for developing and executing R&D and new product development strategy, budget, and intellectual property for the Filtration and Additives Division. In 24 months, Bob grew his team to four people, filed four patents, developed, scaled up and commercialized five successful new products.


Prior to joining Imerys, Bob was the Co-Founder and CTO of Shocking Technologies, Inc. a Silicon Valley electronic materials start-up where he helped grow the company from a 2 person start up with an idea to 47 people and a product qualified in a cell phone with high volume manufacturing. Before Co-Founding Shocking Technologies Bob worked 12 years for the 3M Corporation in Saint Paul, MN in a broad range of R&D and management functions. While working at 3M Bob developed new retroreflective fabrics, optical interference films for windows, flexible display materials, and nanocomposites for optical applications.


Bob earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Winthrop University.



Bob is an inventor on over 36 granted and 6 pending United States patents, ranging in fields from nanocomposites, adhesives, optical interference coatings, retroreflectors, displays, battery separators, electronic materials, and filter aids.

The presentation starts sharp at 6:00 PM. The doors are sometimes locked and unattended after 6:00 PM, so please try to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. Park in the available parking areas. Everyone is welcome, SID member of not.

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