At the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019, Samsung and Huawei announced their first smartphone with a foldable display, respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X represent the new form factor and include new technologies featuring flexible OLED displays. This special report from IHS Markit analyses the display form factor, challenges and opportunities, technology, and supply chain.
The Analyst Team
Jerry Kang is the leading analyst for the OLED display market and technology analysis at Omdia. His research areas are OLED, quantum dot, and micro LED displays. As the research manager of the OLED team, he and his team cover the dynamics of the supply chain and the latest technology trends in materials and components.
Before joining Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, in 2011, Jerry was an OLED development engineer at Samsung SDI and Samsung Mobile Display, where he led the company’s research of the OLED technology and the global OLED display market. With more than 18 years of industry experience, Jerry is known for his professional analysis and strategic insights on the technology and the OLED, quantum dot, and micro LED displays markets. He is frequently quoted in the media and is a frequent guest speaker at major conferences worldwide. Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Pusan National University in South Korea.
Senior Director, Displays
David Hsieh is an expert in the TFT LCD, OLED, LCD TV, and smartphone display value chain for mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. David is head of the Displays team and oversees the division’s end-to-end research on displays, covering the supply chain, materials, components, supply and demand dynamics, pricing, cost modeling, revenue and shipment forecasts, and emerging technologies.
In 2019, David and his leading display research analysts team joined Omdia from IHS Markit. Prior to Omdia, David was named as one of just 11 technology fellows by IHS Markit an honor that recognizes his deep expertise and exceptional standing within the analyst community. He is a graduate of Chung-Yuan Christian University in Taiwan and has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. David also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Preston University, Wyoming, US. David is a fluent speaker of Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, and English.
Charles Annis leads the manufacturing, technology, components, and cost team within Omdia’s flat panel display research group. He is responsible for analyzing emerging technologies, tracking capacity, forecasting investments, and researching equipment, materials, and process trends.
Annis is the primary contributor and editor of the AMOLED and LCD Supply Demand & Equipment Intelligence Service, has authored numerous technology and market reports, and has conducted hundreds of consulting projects.
He has worked continuously as a display analyst since 2003 at multiple companies that have now all been integrated into Omdia. Before that, he served as strategic marketing manager at Photon Dynamics (now Orbotech) and as business development manager for SAMCO International.
Annis holds a master's degree in business law from Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, US.
This Analyst Opinion is included in:
Our expert analysts will review your question and the Ask an Analyst team will get back to you. We aim to respond within 24 hours, but we’re often quicker.
Ask an Analyst
Our team of experts are here to answer your questions. From advice on market trends to a query on research point, and everything in between, we want to hear from you.
Ask an analyst is available as part of a subscription. If you'd like access, contact us today.