The best opportunities for innovation in displays will arise in providing components and materials that make LCDs better. LEDs, OLEDs, lasers and other emerging technologies can provide a superior alternative to conventional cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) now used for LCD backlighting. But fierce competition and pricing pressure mean that efficiency will be key to market success.
Paul Semenza is manager of market research and strategic analysis in electronic displays at iSuppli (El Segundo, CA). Previously he worked at Stanford Resources before its acquisition by iSuppli, and has played a key role in integrating the companies. He has also worked for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, and for the U. S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in electro-optics from Tufts University, and a master's in public policy from Harvard University.
Semenza gave a talk at SPIE Photonics West 2007 in the Industry Perspectives series entitled "The Impact of Solid State Devices -- Inorganic and Organic, Diodes and Lasers -- on the Display Business." He was interviewed at Photonics West symposium for SPIE Newsroom. (Length 6:00)