Dr. James L. Fergason Awarded Richardson Medal by OSA
Menlo Park CA, June 1, 2007. The Optical Society of America (OSA) recently announced that it has awarded the 2007 David Richardson Medal to Dr. James L. Fergason for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physics and optics of liquid crystals, and particularly for his pioneering contributions to liquid crystal display technology.
The OSA noted that Dr. Fergason has “sustained a career of invention and innovation that has led to several key breakthroughs. His more than 150 US patents describe inventions in liquid crystal and display technology that range from opening the path to the watch displays in the 1970s to improving LCDTV video performance in the 21st century”.
Dr. Fergason’s career has followed a path from corporate researcher, to university laboratory, to independent researcher, entrepreneur and inventor. Throughout his productive career of innovation, he has shown a unique ability to integrate his insights into the chemistry and physics of liquid crystals into innovative devices and products. His early understanding of the twisted nematic liquid crystal effect opened the doors to today’s thriving LCD industry.
More recently, Fergason has developed System Synchronized Brightness Control (SSBC™) technology and inventions that provide a gateway to high dynamic range LCDs and projectors. His StereoMirror® 3D monitor has raised the bar for stereographic image quality. And his RetroVue™ head mounted projectors offer an innovative process for simulation and training.
About Fergason Patent Properties. FPP is actively developing technology and licensing IP related to displays and LCDs. Currently, the company is supporting more than ten licensees with a primary focus on high dynamic range LCD applications. For more information, see www.fergasonpatents.com or contact Chuck McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About OSA. The Optical Society of America (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. OSA's membership totals more than 14,000 individuals from over 81 countries. For more information see www.osa.org.