2018FLEX Applications Panel Discussion

Applications Panel Discussion


Malcolm J. Thompson

Dr. Thompson brings over 30 years of executive experience in the display, semiconductor and telecom industries to his current role as Executive Director of NextFlex. He served as the Founder and Chairman of the US Display Consortium and was CTO at Xerox PARC. Dr. Thompson was also CEO of four startups during his career, raising over $300M: dpiX, makers of digital x-ray imaging systems; Novalux, providers of high power vertical cavity lasers; Vitex, makers of encapsulants for OLEDs, and RPC, manufacturers of touch systems for mobile products. Recent advisory roles include advisor to the National Academy of Sciences for flexible electronics, and to the Pentagon and White House Economic Advisory Council, and was appointed Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in 2000 and in 2001. Dr. Thompson received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Brighton.




Nancy Stoffel
GE Global Research

Jeffrey Spindler

Jeffrey Spindler is Director of Product Development at OLEDWorks. He is responsible for advanced OLED technology development and manufacturing process integration for OLED lighting products. He held prior positions at Moser Baer Technologies and Eastman Kodak Company, where he developed expertise in OLED device architecture and OLED manufacturing technology. Mr. Spindler has authored numerous patents and publications in the field of OLED displays and solid-state lighting, and he holds a degree in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Tatsuo Ogawa

Tatsuo Ogawa is a director of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division of Panasonic since last July. Mr. Ogawa has more than twenty years experience in materials and process development divisions of Panasonic corporate R&D especially in the areas of semiconductor packaging, PCBs, EMC circuit designs and printed electronics. From January of 2016 to June of 2017, he was in charge of electromechanical device business such as relays, power modules switches and connectors at Automotive and Industrial systems company of Panasonic.