Ross Young is founder and CEO of DSCC. Previously, he served as SVP of Displays, LEDs, Lighting and PV at IMS Research, following the acquisition of Young Market Research (YMR), a firm that he also founded. In addition, from 1996 to 2008, Young started, ran, and ultimately sold DisplaySearch, the leading source of market intelligence, related events, and consulting to the flat panel display supply chain during that time. With less than $500 in capital, he grew the company to over $10M in revenues during his tenure. As a part of this effort, Ross launched the US events business, which included broadcasting the company‘s HDTV Conference on HDNet, and led DisplaySearch’s global consulting business. Prior to DisplaySearch, Young served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA.
Young holds a BA in Economics and a Minor in Japan Studies from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) with a year at Australia‘s University of New South Wales. At the graduate level, he completed UCSD’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies program with an emphasis on International Management and Japanese. Further graduate studies at Japan’s Tohoku University on a Ministry of Education fellowship led to the publication of his book Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry published by the University of Texas.