Randy Lawson

Randy Lawson

Randy Lawson has made significant contributions to Semiconductor Industry Trends, recognized and appreciated by other Semiconductor Market Research experts. Key industry players look to this expert for in-depth analysis & invaluable insights. Randy has extensive industry experience in semiconductor design and applications for consumer electronics and digital TV, display systems.

He spent over 15 years with Texas Instruments in various engineering design, product definition, product management, and technical marketing roles.  Randy began his career in display electronics design for early DLP projector systems, afterwards moving to PC and CE semiconductor connectivity applications and technical marketing. Randy has also been involved in both chip level and digital TV systems design, helping lead teams that developed some of the first 1394 devices that supported DTCP content protection and high speed networking applications. Randy worked as a systems engineer within the DLP TV program focused on both China and U.S. markets. 

Randy is an alumni of the University of Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.


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Positive trends begin to emerge amid pending consolidation in TV SoC market

As the flat panel TV market has matured over the past 4 years, with growth rates slowing dramatically from 2008 to 2012, TV manufacturers have in vain tried to reinvigorate the market. New features such as ever thinner bezels...

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Mstar - Mediatek merger approval moves another step ahead

A recent announcement from the China Ministry of Commerce heralds the final phase of the ongoing company merger process between Mediatek and Morningstar Taiwan (Mstar). The companies originally filed for merger back...

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Cover Glass plus Touch Sensor Solutions to Continue Expansion into Mobile Device Market

Two recent announcements from LG Group and TPK point to the continuing growth outlook for capacitive touch technology integrated with cover glass solutions for mobile devices.<span> </span>LG Group’s three major affiliates, LG Display, LG Innotek and LG Electronics, jointly announced in late February that they are making investments to establish a new “G2” touch panel production plan in Gumi in South Korea.<span> </span>This news was closely followed by TPK Holding and a subsidiary Cando which announced a new facility under construction in Taiwan to produce chemically strengthened glass.<span> </span>The new facility is expected to begin production during the third quarter of 2013, and will join a list of competitors for such hardened cover glass solutions for touch panels, including Corning, Asahi Glass, Schott and Nippon Electric Glass (NEG).<span>  </span>

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Displays
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