Advisory Board

Seth Coe-Sullivan, PhD

VP and Chief Technology Officer at Luminit, LLC

Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan is VP and Chief Technology Officer of Luminit LLC, where he is responsible for driving growth and new product introduction from both the research and development and business development directions. His team is currently introducing new products involving transparent holographic components and computer generated holography, and collaborating with the US government on a variety of longer term research projects.

Before joining Luminit, Seth was co-founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Technology Officer of QD Vision (acq. Samsung). Seth developed the Quantum Dots Forum, the annual meeting of the QD Industry, where he serves as an Advisory Board Member, and is a Committee Chair of the Society for Information Display’s Emissive Display Forum. He also currently advises several start-up companies in their pre-funding or early technology development phases, and serves on the Engineering Advisory Council of Brown University’s School of Engineering.

Coe-Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, and Sc.B from Brown University in 1999. He is a named inventor on dozens of issued US and International patents in the display and QD field, author of numerous papers, and a sought after invited speaker at conferences worldwide where he is considered one of the pre-eminent thought leaders of the QD Industry.

Richard S. Payne, PhD

Ritchie Payne has spent the last 48 years monetizing technology using Semiconductors and MEMS in companies large and small. Currently, he is a consultant in the display/semiconductor space. Following the purchase of Pixtronix by Qualcomm, he was VP of Engineering at Qualcomm/Pixtronix, working on DMS™ Technology for low-power programmable displays. Before this transaction, he was Sr VP at Pixtronix, Inc. with similar responsibilities. He also held similar senior leadership positions at Polychromix, IOMM, and Cyrano Sciences.

Prior to his involvement with emerging young companies, Richie worked for 17 years at Analog Devices, founding the MEMS activities team, and for 10 years at Bell Laboratories, where he worked on Ion Implantation applying it to both Bipolar and Twin-Tub CMOS silicon IC Technology Development.

Ritchie holds an AB from Dartmouth, and the Ph.D. in Physics from Yale. In addition, he is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the 1992 IEEE J. J. Ebers Award for his work on Twin-Tub CMOS. He has served on numerous advisory boards and one BOD in the past, and currently serves on the technical advisory board of OmniScent as well as NanoPhotonica.

Ross Young

Founder and CEO of DSCC

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.