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He joined IHS in 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz, leading providers of display and solar market intelligence. Mr. Annis is a leading expert in flat panel display research and served in a dual role as vice president of manufacturing research at DisplaySearch as well as at its sister company of Solarbuzz. At DisplaySearch, he was responsible for analyzing emerging technologies, tracking and forecasting flat panel display investments, and researching equipment, materials and process trends. At Solarbuzz, he developed the company's proprietary polysilicon, wafer and cell manufacturing databases and authored related reports.
Prior to DisplaySearch, Mr. Annis spent six years at Photon Dynamics (now Orbotech), the leading provider of yield management solutions to the FPD industry and served as an international business manager for SAMCO International, a Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer. He holds a master's degree in Business Law from Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, US. He is based in Japan.