The Woodlands, Texas — Ross Young, founder of video display market research firm DisplaySearch, has joined the board of Uni-Pixel, a developer of color display technology called Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter (TMOS).
Young founded DisplaySearch, a leading provider of market intelligence on displays and related technology, in 1996 and managed its rapid growth and eventual sale to The NPD Group. Young continues to oversee market research efforts for the firm and has made multiple appearances on television, including NBC's “The Today Show” as a display industry expert.
He has been an invited speaker at more than 30 different conferences worldwide. Young received The NPD Group's John Byington Award for outstanding creativity and innovation in November 2006, was appointed to the board of Westar Display Technologies in February 2005, and was named to the VLSI Research Executive All-Star Team in 1994.
Prior to founding DisplaySearch in 1996, he served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA in the driver IC, flat-panel automation, etch and strip and lithography markets.
He is also a published author, having written a book on U.S.-Japanese competition titled “Silicon Sumo: U.S.-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry.”
Reed Killion, UniPixel’s president/CEO, stated, “As one of the display industry’s most prominent experts, Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his role on UniPixel’s board of directors. With over 14 years in this rapidly growing market segment culminating in the founding, growth and sale of DisplaySearch as its CEO, Ross adds a tremendous amount of value to our team. He has a very strong analytical and operational background that he has used to evaluate and serve the flat-panel display supply chain consisting of equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers, panel suppliers, OEMs, brands, retailers and the financial community. Ross will be a valuable addition to an already extremely strong UniPixel Board.”
Young stated, “I am pleased to join the impressive UniPixel Board as the company nears the commercialization of its innovative TMOS technology. UniPixel is bringing its unique display technology to market at dramatically lower development costs than other display technologies and offers the potential for significant cost reduction opportunities while improving picture quality. I am delighted to help the company accelerate its commercialization efforts with top-tier display manufacturers.”