Sony Crystal LED Display System Honored as Display Industry Award Winner

Sony Electronics - 05/24/2019

Innovations such as Ultra-Fine Elements, Modular Nature and Ultra-Realistic Visuals Make it a Distinct Option Among Display Technologies

PARAMUS, NJ — May 20, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced that its Crystal LED display system has been recognized by the Society for Information Display (SID) as one of the organization’s 2019 Display Industry Award (DIA) winners for “Display of the Year.” DIA recipients were honored during an awards luncheon held on May 15 as part of Display Week.

Winning displays were determined as those with the most significant technological advances and outstanding features. DIAs are awarded each year in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year, and Display Component of the Year.  Winners are chosen by a panel of experts who evaluate nominees for their degree of technical innovation and commercial significance, in addition to their potential for a positive social impact.

“This is quite an honor for our Crystal LED display system, which offers an unprecedented visual experience with high brightness and contrast performance, as well as blur-free and crisp moving images,” said Toru Suzuki, deputy senior general manager, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. “SID is highly respected in the display industry, and we’re thrilled that our Crystal LED display system is among the technologies recognized. The display system has already seeing demand from a number of advanced companies and leading broadcasters looking to inspire their customers and audiences.  We will continuously work to further enhance the immersive experience our Crystal LED displays create.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes Sony’s many years of challenges that went into developing micro LED and its unique driving technology, seamless tiling ability, and manufacturing system contributed to the display industry,” said by Hisashi Kadota, general manager, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation. “We would like to share our great joy with all our colleagues in R&D, product design and manufacturing who led to the success of this long-term project. We firmly commit to make efforts for the continued development of the best display that delivers immersive and compelling viewing experience.”

“Crystal LED goes beyond conventional display technologies by delivering over a million-to-one contrast and a picture quality that is absolutely breathtaking,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Americas. “My sincerest thanks go to SID for their generous recognition of Crystal LED technology and its ability to offer professionals one of the most immersive and unforgettable visual experiences available.”

Sony’s Crystal LED display system delivers amazing contrast, thanks to a 99 percent black surface area using ultrafine LEDs, precise color reproduction, and a nearly 180-degree viewing angle.  The technology is currently used in professional applications across the world.  Its modular nature enables the Crystal LED display to accommodate virtually any size or aspect ratio.  

“We are delighted to award Sony a Display of the Year Award for its Crystal LED Display System,” said Wei Chen, SID’s Display Industry Awards Committee Chairman. “The Display Industry Awards are SID’s highest honor, presented to recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market during the previous calendar year.  On behalf of SID, we would like to commend Sony’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping shape the future of display performance and solutions.”

Experience the power of the Crystal LED display system at the upcoming InfoComm convention, where attendees will be able to view spectacular 8K x 4K impactful imagery and a display in a 2K x 3.6K portrait signage application. Stop by the Sony booth #2200 during InfoComm, held at the Orlando Convention Center from June 12-14 to see this technology firsthand.

For more information about Sony’s Crystal LED technology, please visit Sony next month at InfoComm or

About the DIA

The Display Industry Awards (DIA) are the most prestigious awards in the display industry. Each year since 1995, SID’s international awards committee—comprising a distinguished panel of

display luminaries—has honored the most innovative display products, components, and applications with the greatest promise of shaping the future of the display industry. This year’s DIAs will be presented at the SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, also known as Display Week 2019—the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. Display Week 2019 will be held in May in San Jose, California.  For more information on the DIAs or Display Week 2019, please visit: or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek, hashtag #DisplayWeek19.

About SID

The Society of Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry.  In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing,

applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit

About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit for more information.

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