This data report covers all smartphone and tablet LCD module and cell costs.Ttechnology (a-Si, LTPS, or oxide) differentiation, mask step number change, and specification changes for polarizers and driver Ics are covered.
The Analyst Team
Jimmy Kim, Ph.D
Jimmy is a Senior Principal Analyst in charge of display materials and cost analysis within the Omdia group. He joined Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in November 2014, when IHS Markit acquired DisplaySearch, where he served as a senior analyst in charge of display materials and LED analysis.
Before DisplaySearch, he spent three years on the marketing team at Samsung LED (currently Samsung Electronics), leading the display-related LED market team and creating marketing strategies for the company. Prior to Samsung LED, Jimmy spent five years at Samsung Electronics working on the R&D team for the LCD business. There, he led several R&D projects on new light sources for LCD backlights and new BLU structures. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea.
Tadashi Uno covers various aspects of displays, including the display glass, the display panel for smartphones and tablets, and the cost model for large-sized displays.
Before joining the company in 2014, he was with DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market, where he served as director of display materials and components. Previously, Tadashi was manager of the planning division for display component operations at Dai Nippon Printing in Tokyo, where he was responsible for the company’s display components and relationship with glass manufacturers and driver integrated circuit makers. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kyoto-Sangyo in Kyoto, Japan.
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