On December 25th 2019, Leyard Group and the Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer, Epistar Group, announced their collaborative efforts to build the world’s first Micro LED mass production base in Wuxi, China. Leyard and Epistar will invest 1 billion RMB ($143 million), and will focus on design, research, development, production and sales in mainland China. This announcement states initial production starting in 2020, with the objective of mass production in 2023.
The Analyst Team
Research and Analysis Director, Digital Signage, Consumer Electronics and Devices
Tarika Bheda focuses on the digital signage and hospitality TV markets. She has successfully expanded the regional coverage of a diverse range of vertical markets, including hotel TV, retail signage/billboard, corporate conference room, education, transportation, control room/simulation, financial exchange, staging, and outdoor events. In addition to that, she provides analysis of technology adoption, demand forecasting, and competitive analysis. Tarika has led several syndicated and consultancy projects covering displays technologies including LCD, OLED, LED video, front projector, and rear projection. Until 2012, she worked as a research manager and analyst at Infonetics Research (now part of Omdia), where she managed and supported syndicated reports covering telecom industry, service providers, and subscriber trends analysis. She gained more than 10 years of research experience, which includes her internship at Cisco, where she managed quarterly business review of the North America region, and other strategic business planning projects. Tarika holds a B.A. and a master's degree in mass communication and public relations from India, as well as a master's degree in speech communication from San Jose State University, United States.
Senior Research Manager
As part of Omdia's Components and Devices team, Ken Park heads the Professional AV Devices research team, specializing in global TV set market research with display technology expertise and various industry experiences.
His Pro AV team main research areas are digital signage, LED video displays, desktop monitor and specialty display devices. Ken provides excellent leadership in leading Professional AV devices research team and insightful viewpoints in analyzing and forecasting the global TV market and brand strategies at the same time. Consequently, Ken covers both TV and professional AV market and technology perfectly.
Prior to joining Omdia, formerly IHS Markit including DisplaySearch acquired by IHS, in 2008, Ken was in marketing and sales, starting with software engineer in the visual display division at Samsung Electronics. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
Julie-Anne Badier joined Omdia (formerly IHSM) in September 2016 as an analyst in the digital signage team, focusing on LCD signage, LED video, and digital out-of-home (OOH) advertising in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Prior to joining Omdia, Julie-Anne worked on Samsung Electronics’ European smart TV team and Orange's TV VoD service development team. She also brings her experience in digital advertising at Ebiquity and Yahoo! providing consultancy and recommendations on digital display campaigns. As an analyst, Julie-Anne has been invited as a speaker at the Club du Digital Media in Paris, the Global LED Summit at London Digital Signage Week, and the Global Digital Signage Conference. Julie-Anne graduated from ESCE Paris with a master’s degree in marketing and business, and was an exchange student at Ajou University in South Korea. She is fluent in French and English, and is based in Paris.
Principal Analyst, ProAV
As part of Omdia's components and devices team, Tay focuses on professional AV device research, specializing in the digital signage market. He is responsible for the market research, analysis, and forecast of digital signage (including LED video displays), desktop monitors, and specialty display devices.
His research covers a diverse range of vertical markets including education, corporate, transportation, hospitality, retail, sports, and other public spaces. Additionally, he regularly contributes to custom and consulting projects across the entire digital signage landscape.
Prior to joining Omdia, Tay developed market insights at Hewlett Packard. He also worked as a B2B specialist in the printing division at Samsung Electronics where he managed overseas customers. Before that, he was with a B2B division at Samsung Fine Chemicals for electronic materials including LCD.
Tay has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul.
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