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.
Principal Analyst, China Large Area Display & Production
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.
Chief Analyst, Display & OEM 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.
Research Manager, Display Components & Cost
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.
Principal Research Analyst, Tablet and Notebook Display and OEM
Linda Lin covers large-sized thin-film-transistor LCD panels and is in charge of survey reports covering manufacturers and vendors in the notebook panel supply chain. With her many years of experience, Linda has developed first-rate relationships throughout her extensive network of contacts and connections in the display industry.
Linda previously worked at LCD market research firm WitsView, leading research on panels and downstream products, including monitors and TVs. At the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, Taiwan’s chief information and communications technology market research group, she oversaw regional research for South and East Asia. It was during this time that Linda decided to make large-sized displays her main focus. Linda has a master’s degree in business administration from National Yunlin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan.
Principal Analyst, Large Area Display Product Technology & Taiwan Display
Peter is an expert in research and analysis of large area displays (TVs, monitors, notebooks, and tablets), covering TFT, LCD, and OLED marketing, technology, and panel strategy. His analysis of supply capacity, product specifications, pricing, and short-term and long-term forecasts bring value to both panel makers and brand customers.
Peter joined Omdia (previously Display Search and then IHS Markit) in 2013, as part of the large area display analysis team.
Peter previously worked at AU Optronic, where he was notebook and tablet strategy product manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Victoria in Canada and a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University in Wisconsin, US. Peter is a fluent speaker of Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.
Senior Research Analyst, Korea Display
Alex Kang covers LCD and OLED manufacturers' fab, production, and inventory management as well as overall Korea display industry trends.
Alex joined Omdia in 2005 and has carried out multiple projects for players in the display industry as well as government entities. He has led numerous projects, including feasibility studies of investment, marketability forecasts of emerging technologies, establishment of business cluster development strategy, and long-term LCD and OLED market volume and pricing forecasts. This experience has provided him with extensive network capability in the display panel market and in-depth knowledge of the supply chain. Alex received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.
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