Officially Retiring…

Candice eetimesI’m officially retiring from a long career in technology, primarily the electronic display and semiconductor industries.  But that doesn’t mean that I will stop working.  Like my father, Jerry, who officially retired from his career in polymer chemistry only to reinvent himself as an expert on recreational deep sea fishing and as an entrepreneur establishing a brand of high end fishing line.  I won’t be sitting at home.  I will be pursuing two post-retirement careers, one as a writer the other as a flight instructor.

I will of course, continue as an advisor to those I have have already committed, Belle Capital, Springboard Fund, and Vital Vio.  I will remain as a board member of Positive Images, a local non-profit mental health resource / drop-in center for LGBT youth.

I’ve had a long career in technology, starting in 1976 as a 19 year old administrative assistant / secretary at CMX Systems, which made computer video editing suites back when that meant a DEC PDP-11 controlling video tape recorders.  I became an electronics assembler, then a technician.  I worked for MCA DiscoVision mastering the very first video laser discs to go to market.  I worked for Conrac Video on their assembly line testing and repairing CRT monitors (remember those?).

In the ’80s, I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor in their digital test systems division designing hybrid microelectronics and supervising a prototyping fab, then worked for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in their then new packaging R&D lab.  In the late ’80s, I founded Triskon to develop a MEMS based flatpanel display technology.  We failed to get past the seed stage, though I did build a very crude operating prototype.

Starting in 1990, I worked at Planar Systems in R&D developing manufacturing technology to enable color displays.  While there, I began independent research into subpixel rendering and novel color subpixel arrangements.  In the mid-90s I worked at Photonic Packaging Technologies improving their laser diode packaging design and manufacturing line.  In the late ’90s I worked at The MicroDisplay Corp. bringing up their LCOS pilot line.

In 2000 I founded Clairvoyante to develop and license PenTile subpixel rendering technology.  Clairvoyante was acquired by Samsung in 2008.  I then founded Nouvoyance to support further development of the technology in partnership with Samsung.  In 2014, I was awarded the Otto Schade Prize by the Society for Information Display, my proudest moment, even as it coincided with shutting down most of the co-work with Samsung having successfully supported PenTile technology introduction and shipping in millions of smartphones, notebooks, tablets, laptops, etc., per year.

The past five years I’ve been consulting with various display companies, both in the US and overseas.  But that is now officially done.

I’ve worked with some amazing people over the past four decades, too many to list here.  (And if I forgot to mention a few, I would feel bad for having unintentially slighted them.)  I learned a lot from them and am grateful for their support.  Thank you.

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One Response to Officially Retiring…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations

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