Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Invention of LCDs: IEEE Milestone Event

The IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section,
along with
Dr. Michael Lightner, Sarnoff Corporation,
and the David Sarnoff Library
Cordially Invite You to

The Dedication of the IEEE Milestone
for the Invention of
Liquid Crystal Displays

Between 1964 and 1968, a team of engineers and scientists led by George Heilmeier with Louis Zanoni and Lucian Barton at RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center devised a method for the electronic control of light reflected from liquid crystals. Their demonstration of the world's first LCDs launched a global industry that produces millions of displays annually for watches, calculators, instruments, telephones, televisions, and computers.

Saturday, September 30, 2006
Sarnoff Corporation Auditorium
201 Washington Road Princeton NJ 08540
David Sarnoff Library Open House with NJARC repair clinic, demos, and exhibits: 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Ceremony 5:00 - 6:30 pm

The IEEE Milestone program honors significant achievements in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. The Milestones are intended to increase public understanding of these forms of engineering; increase community appreciation for engineers; foster pride among engineers of their history; stimulate documentation of significant events and preservation of historic sites; and make the information widely available. Since their inception in 1982, over 70 Milestones have been dedicated around the world.

Please also join Sarnoff Corporation and many others as a sponsor in the program book, which will be distributed at the ceremony. For an additional contribution, join Dr. Michael Lightner, president and CEO of the IEEE; Dr. Curt Carlson, vice chairman of Sarnoff Corporation and CEO of SRI International; and the honorees and speakers for a dinner at 7:00 pm.

Platinum sponsors $1000 (Full page, 6 dinner seats)
Gold sponsors $500 (Half page, 4 dinner seats)
Silver sponsors $250 (Quarter page, 2 dinner seats)
Bronze sponsors $100 (Business card)
Name sponsor $25

Please make out checks to the “IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section” and send to

Wieslaw Bury, Ph.D.
Electronics Department
630 US Hwy One
North Brunswick NJ 08902-3362
Please send digital print-ready art to
Questions? Contact Dr. Alexander Magoun at or 609-734-2636