On August 28, 2020, TCL ChinaStar officially announced the asset acquisition of Samsung Suzhou Gen8.5 LCD factory and Suzhou LCD module factory in Suzhou, China. ChinaStar has a plan to reform the production line and shift some capacity to the LCD monitor panel production, especially on the curved VA and gaming monitor displays. The merger will bring drastic change to the LCD TV display and OEM supply chain.
The Analyst Team
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.
Director, Display Supply Chain
Deborah Yang is a noted expert with over 14 years of experience in research and analysis of the flat panel display supply chain across the world. She works in the display team, responsible for the display and OEM supply chain research, including covering the display industry dynamics, pricing trends, and business relations and strategy in the Omdia technology group.
Deborah Yang previously worked at IHS Markit, following its acquisition of DisplaySearch, as director of Taiwan and China display market research. Prior to DisplaySearch, Deborah spent more than 10 years at Royal Phillips Electronics. There, she held the position of business intelligence manager in the flat panel purchasing department of the Philips CE Business Group. Deborah received an award for her role as senior market analyst at Philips and was a nominee for the Royal Philips Electronics PD PBE Best Practice Award. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Preston University, Wyoming, US, and a bachelor's degree in economics from SooChow University, Taiwan.
Robin Wu covers large-sized displays, including the production strategies of display manufacturers and investment flows in the industry. He joined the Omdia (previously IHS Markit) in 2014, where he served as an analyst for PCs and TFT LCDs, specializing in trend analysis of China's PC, monitor, and display panel markets.
He was also the vice chairman of the VESA monitor task group in 2010, and he has been tracking monitor and panel standardization concerns since early 2009. Robin worked previously at IBM/Lenovo, spending nearly seven years on its monitor and LCD business, delivering the company’s industry leading green ThinkVision products while also managing panel sourcing and qualifications. He was also the industry liaison, building strong relationships with leading PC monitor OEMs in China. Robin has a bachelor's degree in mechanics and electronics, as well as a master's degree in microelectromechanical systems from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a key national university in China.
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.
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