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Kent Displays Showcases Industry Leadership
at SID Display Week

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LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22, 2017) – Kent Displays Inc., the makers of Boogie Board® eWriters, is presenting two new technologies in flexible displays at this week’s Society for Information Displays (SID) Display Week event. The company will also take the stage among industry leaders as a panelist in SID’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Forum.

“We’re proud to once again showcase the breakthroughs our incredible Kent Displays team contributes to the global flexible display industry,” says Dr. Albert Green, CEO. “As a U.S.-based liquid crystal display manufacturer, SID Display Week allows us to highlight not only our achievements in research and development, but also American high-technology manufacturing as a whole.”

At the international symposium, the Kent, Ohio-based company will hold sessions that showcase its developments in both technology and business:

  • eWriter with Select Erase Functionality
    Session 38.2: Wednesday, May 24, 3:50 PM, Room 515A
    Presented by Clinton Braganza, PhD, on behalf of Kent Displays, Inc.; Mark Lightfoot; Mauricio Echeverri, PhD; Erica Montbach, PhD; Asad Khan, PhD; and J. William Doane, PhD.

    Kent Displays will present a new Boogie Board eWriter with a dramatically new eraser functionality. Using a stylus and a small electric field, the eWriter is capable of erasing portions of a written image without affecting the image meant to be retained, accurately simulating the feel of a pencil eraser.
  • A Large-Area Flexible eWriter for Whiteboard Replacement
    Poster Session P.136: Thursday, May 25, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Petree Hall
    Presented by Erica Montbach, PhD, on behalf of Kent Displays, Inc.; Clinton Braganza, PhD; Mauricio Echeverri, PhD; Duane Marhefka, PhD; Donald Davis, Forrest Nicholson; Asad Khan, PhD; and Mark Lightfoot.

    Kent Displays will also demonstrate its new large-format eWriters compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. These eWriter displays are more than forty times larger than typical Boogie Board displays and show a 2.75 times increase in reflectance, high contrast ratio, and thick linewidth. The new large-format eWriter displays are suitable as a replacement for whiteboards in classroom, office, and other large-format writing applications.
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Forum: Justin Kalvitz
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:30 AM
    Justin Kalvitz, Senior Vice President Global Commercial Business, will represent the company on a panel of guest speakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead in the rapidly changing marketplace for display technology.

“Our phenomenal R&D team develops incredible technologies and I consider myself privileged to lead the team that brings them to market. I’m looking forward to shedding some insight into the disciplined brand strategy that allows us to effectively navigate the waters between high technology, mass appeal, productivity, and toy,” Kalvitz said.

Kent Displays expects to formally announce new products utilizing these new technologies later this year. For more information on the company, visit Information related to its global consumer brand, Boogie Board, visit

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