Chris King, Planar Systems, inventor of the EL Display

Posted by Charbax – May 29, 2018

Dr Chris King, is the co-founder of Planar Systems of Oregon, that was spun off from Tektronix. Dr King invented various Thin Film Electroluminescent technologies that led to the creation of the then state of the art flat panel displays, so called EL Displays, that went into laptops, medical equipment, even battle tanks. Dr King was CTO for Planar, also ran the most profitable industrial business unit, championed the cause for various display technologies. Dr. King has been going to SID’s DisplayWeek for 40 years and is currently volunteering for its Pacific NorthWest chapter as well as other committees at SID.