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Charles Annis

About Charles Annis

Charles is Vice President, Manufacturing Research for DisplaySearch. He tracks and forecasts FPD investments, analyzing emerging technologies and PV research.
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Flexible AMOLEDs: At the Tipping Point?

“At the tipping point” was the theme of the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference held this week in Phoenix Arizona. The releases of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex flexible AMOLED based smartphones in late 2013 were widely cited throughout the conference as evidence that flexible display technology has finally reached critical mass. Continue Reading

Tragic Explosion at Mitsubishi Polysilicon Plant to have Negligible Impact on PV Industry

Shortly after 2 pm on January 9, an explosion at Mitsubishi Material’s Yokkaichi Japan polysilicon plant killed 5 employees and injured up to another 17, according to preliminary news reports. Apparently, the explosion was caused by a hydrogen leak during maintenance procedures. Continue Reading