International Display Works

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International Display Works
Industry Technology
Founded 1999 Rocklin, California
Headquarters Roseville, California
Key people
Thomas A. Lacey, CEO & Chairman
Products LCD
Revenue $78.58 million USD (2005)
Number of employees

International Display Works, Inc. (NASDAQIDWK) manufactures and designs liquid crystal display LCD products internationally though its factories in the People's Republic of China. Its products are found in the telecommunications, automotive, medical, computing, home appliance, and consumer electronics industries.


International Display Works manufactures many different types of nematics (liquid crystals) which are a main component in LCD televisions. These include twisted nematic, high performance twisted nematic, super-twisted nematic, color super-twisted nematic, and film compensated super-twisted nematic LCDs.

LCD screens are used in many products, including calculators, watches, cellular telephones, washing machines, office equipment, hand held computers, automotive equipment, and medical electronics.


International Display Works's principal competitors include

Company Status
Optrex America, Inc. privately held
Sharp Electronics Corporation Public
Varitronix International Limited Public


IDWK is managed day-to-day by an executive group composed of members from both China and the United States. As customary for a publicly traded company, IDWK is also overseen by a board of directors that votes on important company decisions. The executive chairman and chief executive officer both hold positions on the board of directors.

Executive Chairman: Thomas A. Lacey
Executive Chief Financial Officer: Jeff Winzeller
Executive Vice President, Engineering: HK Cheong
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain: Keith Taylor
Executive Vice President, Finance: Alan M. Lefko
Executive Vice President, Program Management: KS Noeh
Executive Vice President, Manufacturing: Paul Yong, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Marketing: Van H. Potter
Directors: DH Long, Kenny Mui, ZY Cheng, Incomplete


  • September 16, 2005, Oppenheimer research group initiates a buy [1]
  • December 5, 2005, Whirlpool announces it will use IDWK's LCD screens in upcoming washing machines [2]
  • April 4, 2006, IDWK receives a 5 million dollar order from an undisclosed client [3]
  • September 5, 2006, Flextronics to acquire International DisplayWorks for $300 Million [4]

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