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Bio of Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. 孔春祯博士简介
Dr. Jennifer K. Colegrove is the founder, CEO and principal analyst of Touch Display Research Inc. (www.TouchDisplayResearch.com), a market research and consulting firm focus on touch screen and emerging display technologies. She writes reports and performs consulting projects on touch screen and display technologies, including touch screens, ITO replacement, near-eye displays, flexible displays, OLED displays, OLED lighting, 3D displays, e-paper displays, pocket projectors, gesture control, voice control, eye control.
Dr. Colegrove is called “Doctor Touch” by her colleagues, since she is well known as the first analyst to write a comprehensive touch screen industry report since 2006. It has been 10 years in a row. She is also the first analyst to write a comprehensive quantum dot display industry report since 2013.
Dr. Colegrove has a good reputation of accurate market and technology forecast. Dr. Colegrove forecasted Apple to adopt AMOLED display 18 months before it happened; She forecasted Samsung to release a smartphone with 5.x inch flexible AMOLED display 9 months before it happened; She accurately forecasted 4K OLED TV’s market entrance time 2 years before it happened; She forecasted Apple to release active pen 14 months before it happened.
Dr. Colegrove has advised over 200 companies through her standard reports or consulting projects in recent several years. Dr. Colegrove has over 17 years of industry experience. She is the CEO and principal analyst at Touch Display Research from 2012 to present. She was Vice President and director at DisplaySearch (currently IHS) from 2008 to 2012. She served as a senior analyst at iSuppli (currently IHS) in 2006 to 2008. She performed due diligence for Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, as a senior display engineer from 2004 to 2006. She also reviewed display-related patent applications as a member of the Intel Mobile IP committee. She held senior engineer or project manager positions from 1999 to 2003 in several start-up companies.
She has authored over 50 forecast reports and over 100 articles. Her articles have appeared in SID Journal, Information Display, IEEE Journal, Nikkei BP, Veritas et Visus, etc. She is frequently quoted by media and industry press, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbs, Bloomberg, CNBC, US Today, PC World, Reuters, MIT Technology Review, Seeking Alpha, Semi Engineering, and Computer World. Colegrove has been a featured speaker and session chairperson at over 80 worldwide conferences.
孔博士是著名的写全球触控行业报告的第一位分析师。从2006年迄今已连10年。孔博士有超过15年的工业界工作经验。她曾是DisplaySearch的副总裁，之前，她是iSuppli（现在IHS）的高级分析师。她曾在英特尔Intel作高级显示器工程师，作Intel Capital英特尔创投的技术顾问。她也有硅谷起始公司的工作经验。她著作了50多部预测报告， 以及100多篇文章。她的文章登载于SID Journal, Information Display, IEEE Journal, Nikkei BP, Veritas et Visus, etc。她经常被媒体和行业信息引用，包括Wall Street Journal华而街日报，New York Times纽约时报，Forbs福布斯，Bloomberg and Computer World。孔博士曾在全球70多个会议中演讲和作主持。业界评论她的演讲是：内行，对行业了若指掌，有活力，幽默，可以将很复杂的技术用简单的话讲清楚。
She has five patent applications with one US patent granted. She is co-author of a book: Nuclear Soldier: Stories and Poems About Chinese Life (available on Amazon.com).
Jennifer Kong Colegrove has a Ph.D. from Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University in Ohio. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Beijing University in Beijing, China.
November, 2017, Printed Electronic Now website:
by David Savastano, Editor11.10.17
“There will be some impact, but the impact is not much. According to the Quantum Dot 2017 Report, 4th edition, Touch Display Research forecasted that over 70% of the QLED TVs will be Cd-free or Cd-safe in 2017,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst of touch screen and emerging display technologies at Touch Display Research Inc.. “Cd-safe means contains <100 ppm Cd in the component to be compatible with the RoHS regulation.
“In early 2015, the European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE),” said Dr. Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst of touch screen and emerging display technologies at Touch Display Research Inc. “At that time in January 2015, Cd-free quantum dot TV was not in the market yet. The first Cd-free quantum dot TV entered the market in February 2015 by Samsung. Fast forward to August 2017, the quantum dot market has dramatically changed.”
December, 2015, Applied Material website: The Future of Display is Flexible.
By Kerry Cunningham
Bendable, foldable and curved displays for a variety of applications, enabled by advanced equipment and materials engineering, will bring new high-margin opportunities to manufacturers.
If you’ve ever thought how convenient it would be to have a mobile device with a large display that you could fold and put in your pocket, you’re not alone. A recent Applied Materials survey showed that as many as four out of five people feel exactly the same way.
That attitude is reflected in the strong growth anticipated in the markets for flexible and curved displays over the next several years. Market analysts at Touch Display Research, for example, forecast that flexible and curved displays will achieve 16% of global display revenues by 2023, compared with 1% in 2013.
June 1, 2015, C3Nano press release – C3nano Inc., the performance leader in transparent conductive films (TCFs) and inks for the touch sensor and display industry, announced today that Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd, (TSE : 4217) and C3nano have partnered in the joint development of transparent conductive transfer films (TCTFs) using C3nano’s Activegrid™ silver nanowire (AgNW) solution-based inks. The joint partnership enables a new class of flexible, more intuitive touch sensor applications, including those in large panel and curved displays.
Analysts are widely predicting the rapid growth of ITO replacements. “Non-ITO transparent conductors are not only replacing ITO, but also provide functions that ITO cannot,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst at Touch Display Research Inc., publisher of the recently released ITO-Replacement 2015 Report.
Jan 26, 2015, QD Vision press release— QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot solutions for display products, announced that the European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). The ruling confirms that QD Vision’s Color IQ™ quantum dot technology is beneficial for the environment.
“This EU decision clears the way for QD Vision to strengthen their position in a market we estimate to grow to over $10.6 billion by 2025,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and principal analyst at Touch Display Research Inc. “Quantum dot technology is one of the biggest breakthroughs for LCD in recent years.” Touch Display Research recently published their second edition of the Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast Report, available atwww.touchdisplayresearch.com.
Jan 6, 2015, Nanosys press release: Nanosys today announced that they have entered into a multi-year patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. pursuant under which Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. gains access to Nanosys industry-leading Quantum Dot patents covering a broad range of lighting and display products and technologies, including cadmium free quantum dots.
“Quantum dots could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in the last several years.” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, CEO and Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research. “We forecast the quantum dot display and lighting component market will reach $10.6 billion by 2025.”
April 28, 2014, N-trig press release: N-trig® Elevates User Experience for Tablets with Dedicated Pen & Touch Controllers ….“The active pen writing module (including pen sensor, plus pen, plus the controller IC) for tablet and hybrid tablet will hold over 50% market share among the total active pen writing module revenue in 2016 and beyond,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, president and analyst, Touch Display Research. “Active pen shipments will surpass 94 million units this year and we forecast that this will increase to 534 million units by 2020.”
November 20, 2013, Kateeva press release: ….”YIELDjet launches as the world’s first flexible and large-size OLED displays enter the market. 55” OLED TVs debuted this year, fulfilling the promise of a spectacular viewing experience, albeit at a high price. Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, President of Calif.-based Touch Display Research, expects that 2016 will be the take-off year for OLED TVs. By 2020, she predicts that the market will reach $15.5 billion.”
USA Today, September 18th, 2017
Why you’ll need to wait seven weeks for iPhone X to go on sale
Jon Swartz and Mike Snider, USA TODAY, September 18, 2017
“Samsung and LG alone plan to invest about $20 billion in OLED production in the next few years, and Apple will likely make its own investments, says Jennifer Colegrove, principal analyst at Touch Display Research in Santa Clara, Calif. The display for Apple’s iPhone X uses a flexible OLED display so that it can bend at the edges, helping increase the functional screen to more than 90%. “
(Analyst Colegrove estimates Apple will be able to supply about 5 million iPhone Xs this calendar year.)
CNBC, August 25, 2016.
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 | 1:52 PM ETCNBC.com
…”Samsung and Apple are already in a strange relationship — they are like friend-enemy,” said Jennifer Colegrove, CEO of Touch Display Research. “Samsung knows Apple’s power. They have so many friends around the world, and they can leverage Apple’s brand and popularity.”
For this new feature, if it does indeed emerge, Apple would likely need Samsung’s expertise to provide the niche technology behind curved smartphone screens, experts say. But Samsung, in turn, is in need of new buyers to profit from the expensive manufacturing, they said.
Colegrove said that based on reviews of Apple patent applications, the company might design a more sharply-tilted edge that’s easy to pick up from a flat surface, for instance.
“They would design something more interesting,” she said.
Semiconductor Engineering, October 12, 2015
October 12th, 2015 – BY: MARK LAPEDUS
… “Flexible OLED displays could be used in four types of form factors: bendable dynamic, foldable dynamic, fixed curved, and flat with a flexible substrate,” said Jennifer Colegrove, chief executive of Touch Display Research.
“We forecast that flexible OLED displays will have tremendous growth in the next several years,” Colegrove said. “Flat OLED displays with flexible substrate have been implemented in the Apple Watch because of the thin, lightweight characteristics. However, we forecast this form factor will decrease in the next several years, since it didn’t take advantage of the ‘curve’ characteristic of flexible OLED displays.”
Semiconductor Engineering, September 21, 2015
Mass production at a reasonable cost would change the dynamics and economics of the digital TV market.
SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2015 – BY: MARK LAPEDUS
… All told, quantum dots are fast becoming what could be the next Wild West in the electronics materials business. At last count, some 60 entities, including companies, R&D organizations and universities, are working on quantum dots, according to Touch Display Research.
In total, the quantum dot component market was a $75 million business in 2013, according to Touch Display Research. The firm forecasts that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016 and reach $10.6 billion by 2025…
Seeking Alpha , June 18, 2015
By Daniel Carlson,
… According to Jennifer Colegrove, PhD, who is the founder of Touch Display Research, “the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016 and reach $10.6 billion by 2025.” Her article, found here, is worth a read to understand the size of the opportunity in front of QD manufacturers. Also, a picture is worth a thousand words…
PCWorld, November 6, 2014
by Agam Shah@agamsh
…The monitor, when announced, was originally priced $2,499.99. Dell did not immediately provide reasons for the change on the price. However, Jennifer Colegrove, founder and president of Touch Display Research, said Apple’s 27-inch iMac, which sports a 5K display, may have been a catalyst. At $2,000, Dell’s 5K monitor may be worth it for those who want to upgrade from conventional 1080p monitors, Colegrove said.
Dell’s 5K monitor has its merits, sporting an “anti-smudge/anti-reflective edge-to-edge glass design and pristine picture quality for color-critical work,” Colegrove said.
The monitor can work with any PC a user chooses, Colegrove said. It could be attractive to graphic designers, movie makers and others who find high-resolution images valuable, she said.
But vendors are gradually moving to 5K and beyond—to 8K resolution. The first 8K TVs will come out next year, and monitors based on the technology are likely to appear in 2017, Colegrove said.
Reuters, August 13, 2014
With sharp focus, quantum dot makers scale up to meet demand
By Soham Chatterjee and Lehar Maan
….Touch Display Research analyst Jennifer Colegrove said she expected a $9.6 billion market for quantum-dot displays and lighting components by 2023, compared with sales of just $75 million last year. (link to Quantum dot report).
Information Display, May/June 2014 issue:
The Virtues of Quantum Dots, by Seth Coe-Sullivan
Page 26. “…OLED TVs on the market are consuming two or even three times that of an equivalent LCD TV. (Colegrove’s Touch Display Research. Touch and Emerging Display Monthly Report. August 2013, pp.9-14.)”
Photonics Spectra, May 2014 issue:
QDs Up Display Color, Brightness with Less Power, by Melinda Rose
“…QDs could bring dramatic improvements to LCDs in terms of color range, accuracy, and power consumption, said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, an analyst and president of Touch Display Research Inc. in January, “This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years,” she added, noting that the QD-LCD is beginning to challenge the active matrix organic LED (AMOLED). “We forecast quantum dot components will have rapid penetration into LCDs from 2014 to 2023.” The quantum dot display component market surpassed $70 million in 2013, according to a December survey of quantum dot suppliers conducted by Touch Display Research; QDs for display and lighting component will reach $9.6 billion by 2023, the firm predicted.
Information Display, Mar/Apr. 2013 issue:
SID Bay Area Chapter Hosts a Glimpse into the Future of Displays, by Stephen P. Atwood
At the January 2013 SID BA conference, “…Jennifer Colegrove, President of Touch Display Research, spoke about the opportunities for continued technical advances in technologies and commented on the future potential. She said that there are “currently over 10 different technologies that can be made into flexible displays.” She went on to make a bold prediction that we will see a “flexible AMOLED from Samsung in 2013 that will be a phone and a tablet combined, with a screen size >5 inch.” That certainly got my attention! The market revenue for flexible displays in 2011 was a modest $400 million, but Jennifer predicts by 2015 that it could be as much as $2.5 billion. Some of the key technology areas that are ripe for further development include OLED flexible barrier layers, color for e-Paper, ITO replacement materials, flexible touch, and better/smaller batteries.”
Editor: Dr. Colegrove’s predication in January 2013 became reality in October 2013 when Samsung released the Galaxy Round with curved AMOLED. A couple weeks later, LG released the G Flex with flexible AMOLED too.
SEMI, July 2013
Options for Adding Memory and Logic to Printed or Flexible Electronics By Paula Doe, SEMI
“…Touch Display Research says the market for non-ITO transparent conductors will be about $206 million this year, and grow to some $4 billion by 2020. “High demand for touchscreens for notebook and PC size displays has created a shortage of ITO touch sensors since the end of last year to drive more interest in these technologies, and the more flexible and potentially cheaper replacement technologies are getting more mature,” notes Jennifer Colegrove, president and analyst, who will speak at the FlexTech workshop on transparent conductors. She notes that Atmel, FUJIFILM, Unipixel and Cambrios are all in some phase of production.”
Ink-Jet Printing Could Be the Key to Next-Generation OLED Displays
By Mike Orcutt, November 20, 2013
….. Researchers have long known that they could use ink-jet printing to make OLED pixels. In fact, it’s been the subject of years of research and development by the printing company Epson and others. But while several companies have tried it, the technology has not yet worked for mass production, says Jennifer Colegrove, president of Touch Display Research. Among other challenges, the lifetimes of printed materials have been too short, she says.
Our recent published articles in industry journals
SEMI Market Info, October 25, 2016
By Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D., CEO and principal analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.
SEMI Global Update, September 27, 2016
Huge Opportunities for Touch Screen, Display, Sensors and Semiconductor Companies
By Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. ,CEO and principal analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.
RTC magzine article, February 2016. Page 17 to 19.
By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Touch Display Research.
embedded guest blog article, August 2014.
SID Information Display journal, July/Aug 2014 issue
New Trends in Touch
By Jennifer Colegrove
SID Information Display journal, July/Aug 2013 issue
ITO Replacement Market Will Grow to $4 Billion by 2020
By Jennifer Colegrove