Sep 19, 2016

Leaders Participate in TAO Tech Exec Auction for STEM Education

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is hosting an auction to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education programs. These educational programs play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and are a critical component to the future success of the Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. This year TAO announced their first annual Tech Exec Online Auction to benefit the work of STEM education programs Innovate Oregon, iUrbanTeen, Oregon Robotics, and Portland More…

technology , education , community outreach

Apr 08, 2016

Planar, a Leyard company, Powers the Photo Booth Experience at TEDxPortland

April 9th will bring the magic of TED once again to Planar’s backyard in Portland, Oregon.  And Planar’s cutting edge technology, including the Planar® UltraRes™ and Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display will be featured as part of a new photo experience created for the guests at this year’s event. "We are excited to partner with Planar to activate an interactive photo booth experience at TEDxPortland 2016,” said David Rae, Chief Curator & Executive Producer, TEDxPortland. “Their technology and products will help connect with our attendees. We are forever grateful and humbled by their innovation and support.” Thousands of guests at More…

Portland , Technology , Innovation , TEDx

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Oct 13, 2015

Planar Sponsors 4K 4Charity Fun Run in Portland

Planar Systems is a premier sponsor of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run in Portland on Wednesday, October 21st.  The 4K 4Charity Run celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community and promotes wellness and diversity. Planar joins other locals businesses like Elemental Technologies, Act-On Software, Portland Trail Blazers in giving back to our community! Proceeds from the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school. Learn more about RAHS directly from the school’s students and faculty in this inspiring video. 


Apr 29, 2011

From Chandeliers to Emergency Shelters

By: Jennifer Davis - Jennifer B. Davis is all about technology innovation and is a customer advocate, business executive, mom, and loves her job as Planar's VP of marketing.  She often writes about the intersection of art, design, and display technology.Innovation is unpredictable.  Dror Benshetrit’s QuaDror architecture which was first designed to make a table-top chandelier for Swarovski has been extended to create a strong and sustainable way to fashion emergency shelters for disaster relief.As we have seen some of the incredible things that people are doing with Clarity Matrix, I am excited to see how far the technology can go.  

LED , technology , Dror Benshetrit , Clarity Matrix