The Analyst Team
Senior Principal Analyst, Display Market Outlook
As part of Omdia’s displays research practice, Ricky Park examines all the major flat panel display (FPD) applications. He analyzes historical shipments and forecast projections, including details from global FPD producers, and provides insights on the many different segments, technologies, features, sizes, resolutions, and prices within the FPD industry.
Ricky joined Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in 2012 when it acquired Displaybank, where he had worked for 11 years. He has published syndicated reports covering display technologies and has served as project manager of industry feasibility studies for Fortune 500 companies. One of the main developers of Omdia’s displays practice, Ricky applied his unique methodologies, processes, and network capabilities to expand the business into its current form. He has also conducted analytical studies of key markets, specializing in various technologies and applications of the electronics value chain industry. Ricky received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.
Research Manager, Small Medium Displays
Hiroshi Hayase is an expert in the small medium display market, including display products for smartphones, automobile monitors, and digital consumer products. He covers display technologies including active matrix (AM) LCD, passive matrix (PM) LCD, electronic paper displays, and AM & PM OLED displays.
With over 35 years of experience in the LCD industry, he brings an unparalleled focus to sales, marketing management, production, product engineering, and market research and analysis. Hiroshi joined Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in February 2004. Prior to that, Hiroshi was responsible for sales and market research at Wintek Japan Corporation, and he served as sales manager with Applied Komatsu Technology. At Seiko Epson, he gained 13 years of experience in sales management and production engineering across the full range of LCD production processes. Hiroshi holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Shizuoka University, Japan.
Senior Research Director, Components & Devices: Semiconductors
As the leader of the consumer electronics and display applications service area, Paul Gagnon overseas research on TVs, smartphones, mobile PCs, smart home, home appliances, desktop monitors, and professional AV displays. Paul has more than 20 years of experience within the consumer electronics industry.
His interests are the intersection of consumer electronics technology, devices, and applications. Paul is an expert on supply chain factors and their impacts on product featuring and strategy, and the likely end-market consumer response to those decisions. He is knowledgeable about display technologies and their application in consumer electronics. Paul joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, in 2014, after leading the TV sets research team at NPD DisplaySearch. He also has years of experience working within consumer electronics manufacturing and retailing. Paul holds a Master of Science in business analytics and a Bachelor of Science in business from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
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