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Display System Consultant and Expert Witness for LCD Architecture, LCD Technology and TFT Semiconductor Technology

Technical Consultant #1605


  • 25 years of technology achievements in display system research, development, and manufacturing.
  • Patent law, expert witness and technology investing related to display systems, LCD, LCoS and HT-poly TFT.
  • 15 years experience in semiconductor technology.
  • Diverse skill set with research and development manufacturing experience in display systems developing many novel display architectures.
  • Process design and installations for microdisplay LCD foundry.
  • Development of LCoS (LC on Silicon), HT-poly TFT, and amorphous TFT LCD display types in LC and semiconductor device physics and modeling.
  • Process development for yield, test, and display performance improvement.
  • Solid functional background in all display types, applications, and process technologies.


Undisclosed Company, 2005 - Present

Display system architectures from optics to electronics.

  • Optical design and performance optimization.
  • Active matrix application design, new product, and business opportunity development.
  • Specialist in LCD display technology and architecture.

Patent law consulting / expert witness testimony.

  • Key technology patent interpretation. Briefs, opinions, applicability, IP landscaping and mapping, claims analysis and citation analysis for prior art.
  • Key technology and applicability seminars and presentations.

Contract consulting in all aspects of LC technology development.

  • All aspects of LC design, performance, and functionality.
  • All LC operating modes: VAN, TN, novel nematic and smectic modes.
  • Digital and analog semiconductor design and processing.

Philips Electronics, Components Division, 1991 - 2005

Director of Special Projects, LCoS Operations Department, Germany, 2003 - 2005,

  • Expatriate assignment in LCoS Operations Department.
  • Responsible for definition of technology path for entire LCoS business line.
  • Directly responsible for design specific process installations in Philips Germany microdisplay LCD foundry.
  • Responsible for new LCoS business initiatives: 2nd semi fab sourcing and supply chain definition of specialty items; evaluation of CMOS foundry compatibility with design specific requirements and business models (TSMC, SMIC, UMC); and manufacturing capability assessments of new LC assembly contract manufacturing partners.
  • New product design and manufacturing: Device performance and manufacturing improvements - design for test and yield; and innovative tooling and process controls for improved LCD manufacturability and performance.

LCoS Microdisplay Systems, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 1991 - 2003

Manufacturing Engineering Manager, 2001 - 2003

  • Manufacturing engineering responsible for a multinational team of 8-10 engineers and technicians in a growing group for LCoS manufacturing.
  • Responsible for full process installation, maintenance, and testing with contract manufacturers: Hana and Varitronix.
  • Sourced and sponsored component innovations from external vendors and universities: Glass coatings, retarder foils, LC (Merck) and alignment layers.
  • Responsible for the technical direction and achievement of the entire LCoS manufacturing team: Yield improvement (problem solving); project management; process engineering, development, and modifications for yield; and failure analysis and corrective action.

Technology Manager, 1999 - 2001

  • Responsible for technology and new product development for entire LCoS display system.
  • Improved product lifetime 4x.
  • Developed novel test equipment development.
  • Defined and initiated performance improvements projects: Fast LC modes for single panel systems; and novel LC addressing techniques and system architectures.
  • Managed multiple external development contracts and JDAs: Merck, Rolic, Schott, University of Stuttgart, Kent State University, Hana Ohio, Philips Semicondutors and Philips Research.

Senior Member Research Staff, Research and Development, 1991 - 1999

  • Integral to the initiation of LCoS business group in Philips Components Division.
  • Developed a multi-divisional technical network which successfully introduced LCoS production (Research, Semiconductors, Components, Lighting).
  • Research into high performance LCD modes for single panel applications.
  • Experimental and theoretical (simulation) performance benchmarking for multiple LCD effects.
  • Developed 4x4 Mathematica based simulation with Poincare sphere propagation representation in complex birefringent media.
  • Technical contributions integral in the development of medium voltage semiconductor process technology enabling use of high performance LCD modes.
  • Discovered and published novel physical LCD behaviors integral in developing high-speed LCD display applications.

Optron Systems, Inc., Bedford, MA, Senior Research Scientist, 1990 - 1991

  • Principle investigator for U.S. Government SBIR contracts. Responsibilities included generating proposals and reports, monitoring daily technical progress, and budgeting.
  • Conducted research to advance the application of liquid crystals in electro-optic signal processing systems.
  • Designed and fabricated adaptive and active optics systems, neural nets, optical interconnect systems and video systems.
  • Responsible for concept, development, fabrication, and optimization of LCD, crystal and MEM based device prototypes.

General Electric, Research and Development, Schenectady, NY, Senior Product Engineer,1987 - 1990

  • Key development engineer for Aircraft Instruments using the first amorphous-silicon, active matrix, liquid crystal, flat panel display for the pilot line, worldwide.
  • Responsible for understanding and correcting failure of all LCD units and developing pilot line manufacturing processes to eliminate failures.
  • Efforts included troubleshooting a number of problems affecting display optical performance in both the TFT and LC-assembly areas.
  • Performed research and directed efforts in all areas of LCD's to improve overall device performance and manufacturability.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Grade Member Society for Information Display (SID).
  • Many leadership positions at SID.
  • Steven's Institute of Technology - Business and Technology Program Committee.
  • SUNY New Paltz - Liquid Crystal Technology short course.
  • Optical Society of America.
  • Society for Information Display.
  • Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University.
  • Liquid Crystal Institute Executive Committee (elected position).


  • 17 U.S. patents issued.


  • Ph.D. Degree, Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.A. Degree, Chemistry, Houghton College, Houghton, NY
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