Technologies centered on digital contents and their delivery systems have now become main foci of the "Second Digital Wave”. This next wave of high tech evolution has driven the computer and semiconductor industry into a transition from a PC centric to a Digital Consumer centric industry. NATEA is hosting a US-Taiwan High-Tech Forum on "New Digital World: Content Creation, Delivery, and Display Technology". This pre-conferce workshop is dedicted for "Technology Trend on Video Coding and Streaming and its Applications in Industry" and "Taiwan Flat Panel Display Roadmap and Prospective".

This workshop is open to the public; that is, free admission.

The first half of this workshop will be presented by Dr. Ling. He will give an overview of the technological trend, applications, as well as the principles of the technologies behind digital video coding standards. We will discuss early standards such as H.120, H.261, and MPEG-1, more recent standards such as MPEG-2 (H.262), H.263, H.263+, MPEG-4, and H.263++, as well as the latest AVC/H.264 standard and the future SVC (Scalable Video Coding) standard. We will also address the rate control issues for video streaming over the Internet or wireless channels.

Dr. Shieh will present the second half of the workshop. He will review the status of flat panel display (FPD) activities in Taiwan and measures that Taiwan FPD industries can continue grow and elevate to be the world R&D and production base for FPD in order to fuse IT and consumer electronics into a new human-centered electronic era. Government in Taiwan has identified FPD as one of two key IT sectors (FPD and IC) which can drive Taiwan IT industries into new era. Revenue from FPD industries will surpass that of IC in Taiwan by 2004.

Dr. Nam Ling is a full Professor with the Department of Computer Engineering and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) for the School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, California, U.S.A. Dr. Ling has more than 100 research publications in the fields of video coding/decoding, video streaming, and systolic arrays. His current active research is in the areas of bit rate and error control for H.264 and for the future Scalable Video Coding (SVC). He is the primary author of the book entitled Specification and Verification of Systolic Arrays (1999). Dr. Ling was named 2002-2003 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. (more)

Dr. Han-Ping D. Shieh is AU Optronics chair professor at Institute of Opto-Electronic Engineering, Director of Display Institute, and Associate Director of Microelectronics and Information Research Center (MIRC), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His current research interests are in display, optical MEMS, nano-optical components, and optical data storage technologies. He has published more than 100 journal papers and has more 30 patents. He was appointed as a co-PI of "Display Science and Technology Large-Scale Project" in 2004, a national project to drive Taiwan display into new era. (more)

Engineers, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and venture capitalists, who are interested in digital content creation, delivery, and display technology, will benefit from this comprehensive program of technology and business trends in the new digital world.

This US Taiwan High-Tech Forum is also staged to provide an exchange and networking opportunity for the Silicon Valley technical/business leaders and Taiwanese delegation; and to promote collaboration between technology communities of Taiwan and Silicon Valley.

RSVP is not required for this workshop. But, please feel free to send your comments to:

      Yen-Kuang Chen, UTHF Program Chair,

Presented By:
     North America Taiwanese Engineers’ Association (NATEA)


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