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April 13, 2021
Awarded for contributing to the development of the display field through accomplishments such as the world's first organic TFT*1-driven rollable OLED display and flexible electronic paper*2
The Society for Information Display (SID), the world's largest electronic display society, has awarded Dr. Kazumasa Nomoto, a Corporate Distinguished Engineer at Sony Group Corporation's R&D Center who contributes to the formulation of Sony Group's overall technology strategy, the “2021 SID Fellow Awards.” SID is the most prestigious society in the display industry, and SID fellow is awarded to those who have contributed to innovation and development of the display industry.
The title was awarded in recognition of Dr. Nomoto’s various contributions to organic electronics in the display field, including the realization of the world's first foldable/rollable OLED display*3 driven by organic TFT*1, as well as the development of flexible electronic paper*2, OLED microdisplays*4 and micro-LED displays*5.
Sony Group Corporation, Corporate Distinguished Engineer, Dr. Kazumasa Nomoto
"It is a great honor and a humbling experience to be selected as a SID Fellow. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the members of my research and development teams, and to the many people both inside and outside of Sony who have supported me in my work. I believe that display technology will continue to play an important role as a technology that embodies Sony's management direction as "getting closer to people" and creates emotional experiences. I would like to continue to contribute to people's lives and society through research and development in this field."
"SID Fellow" is a distinction conferred by the Board of Directors upon a SID member of outstanding qualifications and experience as a scientist or engineer in the field of information display who has made widely recognized and significant contributions to the advancement of the display field.
The "Corporate Distinguished Engineer Program" is a system for designating engineers who have the highest level of expertise and technical insight in important technology fields, and who are able to identify signals of change, formulate and promote technical strategies for Sony's sustainable growth, and discover engineers with high potential and support their development. These employees are chosen from the entire Sony Group and designated as "Corporate Distinguished Engineers."