Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. He previously developed the Optical Mouse which has sold more than one billion units worldwide and is a standard feature in all PCs. Hartlove also pioneered and developed key technologies used in CMOS image sensors in smartphone cameras, high capacity lithium-ion battery technologies and solid-state inverter technology used in solar and electric car charging systems.
His vision for Nanosys has led the company to successfully pioneer and develop Quantum Dot based display technologies. Today, Nanosys maintains a nearly 100% market share for materials used in these ultra-bright displays with lifelike colors sold by companies including Samsung, Vizio, Hisense, TCL, Acer, Asus and Sharp.
Prior to joining Nanosys, he was president of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company on track for an IPO. Before MagnaChip, Hartlove was vice president and general manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, and previously held management and development positions at Hewlett-Packard.
Dr. Juanita Kurtin
Director of Materials Researchat
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Juanita Kurtin is Director of Materials Research for OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Prior to 2018, Dr. Kurtin was the CTO and co-founder of Pacific Light Technologies (PLT), an Oregon start-up company delivering high quality nanomaterials to the solid-state lighting and display markets in order to increase LED efficiency and brightness. She has a background in the research of nanomaterials for various device applications, including transistors, solar cells, and light emitting diodes.
Prior to founding PLT, Dr. Kurtin was the VP of R&D at SpectraWatt, a solar cell manufacturing company, and also spent six years developing new device architectures at Intel.
Dr. Kurtin obtained her BS degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, studying with quantum dot pioneer Dr. Paul Alivisatos.
Dr. Yang Qu
Yang Qu was born in Hangzhou, China in 1989.
He received B.S.E. degree in Light-industry Chemistry from Zhejiang Sci-tech University, China, in 2011. He then moved to Yokohama, Japan, completed his M.S.E and Ph. D in Organic Electro-chemistry from Yokohama National University, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
He joined Sharp Corporation Japan, Tenri, Japan where he worked on developing device fabrication process of QD-LEDs since 2018.
Co-Founder and Presidentat
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC)
Robert J (Bob) O’Brien is Co-Founder and President of DSCC. Bob has decades of experience turning market and business analysis into strategic insights in the display and electronics industries. As Director of Market Intelligence and Strategy for Corning Glass Technologies, Bob developed an intelligence infrastructure to inform pricing strategy, product development, marketing communications and customer service strategy. He also developed external communications for investors and customers to realize Corning’s industry leading position.
Bob led the CGT intelligence team in building critical tools for analysis of both short- and long-term dynamics in the LCD industry. In response to Corning’s vulnerability to supply/demand swings, Bob developed an analytical model for predicting glass demand based on the supply/demand dynamics of the LCD value chain. The output of this model is frequently quoted in Corning’s earnings release and other communications. To increase understanding of the long-term dynamics of TV replacement, Bob led the efforts on consumer survey work to understand the replacement cycle of TV. As the cover glass market matured, Bob led the effort to explore and develop the Gorilla glass business in emerging markets.
Bob holds a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University & an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Mattie & 3 sons. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Eric Virey
Senior Market & Technology Analystat
As a senior market and technology analyst at Yole Développement, Eric contributes to the development of LED, OLED, and display activities at Yole. He has authored a large collection of market and technology reports as well as multiple custom consulting projects on subjects including business strategy, identification of investments or acquisition targets, due diligence, market and technology analysis, cost modelling and technology scouting. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the LED/OLED and display industries, Eric has spoken at more than 30 industry conferences worldwide over the last five years. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading media all over the world.
Previously Eric has held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and business development positions with the Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain, based in France and the United States.
Dr Eric Virey holds a PhD in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.
Global Supply Chain & Technology Development, Principal Engineerat
Khaled Ahmed received the BS and MS degrees (with distinction) in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University. He is currently a principal engineer at Intel Corporation. He currently focuses on the development of technologies and ecosystems for producing energy efficient OLED and micro LED displays, infrared imaging, quantum dots, and nanophotonics for mobile devices. Dr. Ahmed is a trusted technical adviser to Intel Capital. He enjoys evangelizing new and disruptive technologies with component suppliers and venture capitalists. He is a recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Mahboob Khan Best Industry Liaison Award in 2012. Dr. Ahmed serves on the technical program committee of Display Week. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Ahmed worked as a technologist and technology strategist at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Conexant Systems, Applied Materials, and Intermolecular before joining Intel in 2015. In 2014, Dr. Ahmed founded a company in 2014 focused on developing imaging technologies for both commercial and space applications in collaboration with Jet Proportion Laboratory and the University of Southern California. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 100 patents (issued and pending) on diverse technologies.
Adam joined CYNORA in May 2019 to lead the company's transition from R&D to commercialization.
A seasoned technology CEO, Adam's forte is building successful global companies around disruptive science-based technologies, creating value for customers and shareholders. Previously, he led several Silicon Valley-based public and privately-held companies, where he productized complex technologies and built large infrastructures to support global customers. They include Virage Logic, an embedded memory leader he co-founded and took public before it was acquired by Synopsys. He also led PlasmaSi, an OLED encapsulation company when OLED displays began to soar ahead of LCDs as the preferred choice for smartphones. PlasmaSi was subsequently acquired by Aixtron.
Kablanian holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in California.