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.

Very Old News…

Candice eetimesMy how time flies…

I just saw an announcement from the World Technology Network that they just announced this year’s winners and new fellows… which reminded me that I am a fellow myself, though I have not been very active.  It made me nostalgic, so I checked back.  Yep, that was the year, 2005, twelve, no thirteen years ago?  That year the list for Communications Technology was:

WINNER

  • Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE, Inc.

OTHER NEW FELLOWS

  • Vanu Bose, Vanu, Inc.
  • Thomas DeFanti, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Masayoshi Son, Softbank Corporation
  • Linus Torvalds, Open Source Development Labs
  • Candice H. Brown Elliott, Clairvoyante, Inc.

Other 2005 Nominees (Associates)
Jud Bowman
Christina Domecq
James Erickson
Dianah Neff
Greg Raleigh
Henning Schulzrinne
Igal Rotem
Carver Mead & Chris Diorio
Greg Phillips

Wow, really…. I was in the same list as Linus Torvalds and Vanu Bose?  And Carver Mead was nominated by didn’t become a fellow?  I was thought to be more worthy that Carver Mead?  Amazing!

https://wtn.net/2005/summit/finalists.htm

Now available in paperback…

My science fiction novel is now available in paperback for $7.99 for those who aren’t big fans of ebooks (or those just waiting for CLEARink to go into production… I know I’m looking forward to it).  The novel is still available as an ebook for $2.99 or FREE on KindleUnlimited.

Pre-Order NOW!

Get your e-book signed by Seaby BrownMy new novel, All The Stars Are Suns, is now available for preorder at Amazon in eBook form:  https://www.amazon.com/ALL-STARS-SUNS-Seaby-Brown-ebook/dp/B075VLHXNQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Cover Preview

21641020_10213412191639897_3819051287457987624_oMy SciFi novel, All the Stars are Suns has been a long time coming.  We are nearly finished with editing, which has improved the writing.  I can now share a preview of the book cover here.  Looking good so far!  As soon as the final touches are done with the cover, I will be establishing an Amazon book seller’s account where you will be able to pre-order the book for release in just a month or so from now.

Women in Tech Panel at DisplayWeek

I will be on a panel, “Women in Tech” at DisplayWeek in L.A. this coming May.  Will you be there?

(Addendum 5/27/17:  The panel was too short… but some of the conversations that occurred at the reception afterwards were enlightening.)

One Hundred!

Banner Day !!!

I have just learned that the United States Patent & Trade Office has issued another utility patent.  But this one is special; It is my one hundreth utility patent.  This is a personal milestone that I’m very proud of and have worked towards for all of my career.

OK, so it doesn’t come anywhere near the 1,093 that Thomas Edison earned… but not bad… not bad at all.

Here’s a link to the full list:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=0&f=S&l=50&d=PTXT&RS=IN%2F”brown%3B+candice”+OR+IN%2F”elliott%3B+candice”&Refine=Refine+Search&Query=IN%2F”brown%3B+candice”+OR+IN%2F”elliott%3B+candice”+or+in%2F”elliot%3B+candice”