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Research Triangle, North Carolina
Ed Harrison, CEOindustry = Liquid Crystal Displays
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LXD, Incorporated was founded as ILIXCO (International Liquid Xtal Company) by James Fergason in 1968 in Kent, Ohio and was the first manufacturer of the twisted nematic LCD. ILIXCO became cash strapped while trying to break into the display market with watch and large instrument displays, and it was purchased by then customer DICKEY-john Corp in 1974. John Lamphier III, owner of DICKEY-john Corp, renamed the company Liquid Xtal Displays Inc. and later sold the company to the Electronic Components Division of General Electric in September 1979.
In December 1983, the company was purchased by Dr. Hugh Mailer, who shortened the name to LXD, Incorporated. In 1986, majority ownership of LXD was acquired by a Norwegian company, LCDVision.
In July 1994, the company became a subsidiary of the Brenlin Group.
In 1996, James Fergason's son Jeffrey Fergason formed a new company using the Ilixco name. The new Ilixco is a holding company that owns controlling interests in IO Display Systems and Razor Digital Entertainment.
In January 2008, the company was acquired by current management. A joint venture between Jiya-LXD in China was established.
In September 2010, LXD announced the opening of a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility in Research Triangle, North Carolina.