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Charles Annis

Senior Director, Display Manufacturing Technology

Country Japan

Experience 20+ years

Charles Annis

Charles Annis, a leading expert in flat-panel displays, is part of a team that tracks supply-and-demand variables affecting the display manufacturing value chain, including market-moving and influential signifiers, global patterns of consumption, and disruptive flows of capital or investments. 

In his previous role at DisplaySearch and its sister company Solarbuzz, Charles served in the dual roles of senior analyst and vice president of manufacturing research. He was the key specialist at DisplaySearch for emerging technologies; for tracking and forecasting investments in the flat-panel display space; and for researching equipment, materials, and process trends. At Solarbuzz, meanwhile, he developed the company's proprietary polysilicon-, wafer-, and cell manufacturing databases while also authoring the research reports for those areas.

Charles was also at Photon Dynamics (now Israeli-based Orbotech), a major provider of yield-management solutions to the flat-panel display industry, serving as an international business manager for Samco International, a Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer. 

Charles has a master's degree in business law from Ryukoku University, a privately held institution in Kyoto, Japan; and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is based in Japan.