Director, FPD Manufacturing Technology, IHS MarkitMr. Charles Annis serves as director of FPD Manufacturing Technology Research at IHS Markit, based in Japan.
Mr. Annis is a leading expert in flat panel display research and served in a dual role as vice president of manufacturing research for DisplaySearch, as well as Solarbuzz. He joined the company during the 2014 acquisition of DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz, leading providers of display and solar market intelligence that are now part of IHS Markit. At DisplaySearch, he was responsible for analyzing emerging technologies, tracking and forecasting flat panel display investments, and researching equipment, materials and process trends. At Solarbuzz, he developed the company's proprietary polysilicon, wafer and cell manufacturing databases and authored related reports. Previously, Mr. Annis spent six years at Photon Dynamics (now Orbotech) and served as an international business manager for SAMCO International, a Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer. He 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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