Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Mr. Paul Gray is a Research and Analysis Director within the IHS Technology group.

Mr. Gray joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as director of European research. In addition to TVs, he also covered wearable devices, digital broadcast and semiconductor technology. He conducted in-depth analysis and forecasting of wearable devices, connected TV and 4K Ultra HD.  Mr. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing and product management. His work includes forecasting, product strategy, investment and R&D decisions. He has also been involved in consulting and conferences, and he has been cited as an expert in Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Korea Herald and other publications.

Prior to DisplaySearch, Mr. Gray worked at NXP Semiconductors as both a market intelligence manager and semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Display Components (later LG.Philips Displays), including director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. He began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory. Mr. Gray has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a management diploma in Industrial Studies from Loughborough University, United Kingdom.


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IFA 2018: Television

IFA is the main CE show for Europe, with a very wide range of products on show. In recent years it has introduced white goods and these now account easily for a third of the show. Typically, retailers use IFA to decide their stocks for the peak selling season in the run-up to Christmas. Black Friday has appeared in recent years even though Thanksgiving is meaningless in Europe and not observed as a festival or holiday. Buyers from the Middle East and Africa are also present and the show is important for their regions too. Unusually, ordinary people are able to visit for €17.50. Recent years have seen TV products de-emphasised as the business has matured and the market moved to a global timetable. Samsung, LGE and Panasonic now have heavy coverage of home appliances on their booths. 2018 saw the launch by Samsung of its 8K TV range. Products will ship in October 2018 in Europe and North America. With the strong emphasis on OLED, a casual observer would have been surprised to discover that LCD accounts for 96% of TV shipments and 86% of revenues in Western Europe.

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TV Design & Features Tracker - Q2 2018

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Media & Advertising Displays
TV Design & Features Tracker - Q1 2018

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