Samsung Keynote at CONNECTIONS(TM) Explores Future of LCD Technology and 3D TV

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) -  International research firm Parks Associates today announced Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Group, will deliver the morning keynote, "TV Technology in the New Age of Consumer Buying," at CONNECTIONS™ on June 9, 2010.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, in its 14th year, will take place June 8-10, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier event for research and analysis of connected home technologies and digital living solutions, with over 600 executives attending each year.

"Web connectivity and 3D TV are the biggest trends impacting television since the introduction of the color TV," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "About one-fourth of U.S. broadband households are likely to purchase a connected TV in the next 12 months, and more than one-third are interested in viewing movies and sports in 3D. The consumer appetite for transformational entertainment experiences is driving the development of next-generation display technologies and devices."

Mr. Birnbaum will speak at 10:00 a.m., June 9, on the future of LCD technology, the accelerated movement toward a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the prognosis for 3D in the home. He will explore the implications for TV design and manufacturing as consumers demand thin, energy-efficient form factors that provide crystal-clear, movie-like experiences.

He will also discuss the need for easy-to-understand data so consumers can understand and make informed choices about thinness, backlighting, energy consumption, contrast and aspect ratios, and refresh rates.

CONNECTIONS™ features multiple sessions on next-generation video services and the growing demand for interactive entertainment, including 3D and connected TV, personalization of applications, Internet video, and mobile applications. Sessions include industry-leading consumer research and executive analysis to highlight the next opportunities and future business strategies for video technologies and platforms, multiscreen experiences, and value-added services.

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CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique research-driven executive conference and showcase delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems. 

Contact Information:

Contact: Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates

Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Group, will deliver keynote.