LIPA Board of Directors Elects New Officers for 2021

The Laser Illuminated Projector Association, also known as “LIPA”, has announced its officers for calendar year 2021.  Nominations were made in December and LIPA’s Board ratified the nominations listed in the table below.

Position 2021 Officers 2020 Officers
LIPA Chairman Goran Stojmenovik, Barco Goran Stojmenovik, Barco
LIPA Vice Chairman Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic Tsuneharu Nomura, Sony
Secretary Tim Ryan, Texas Instruments Tim Ryan, Texas Instruments
Regulatory Business Chairman Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic
Membership Chairman Wei Gu, Appotronics Richard Miller, Seiko Epson
Finance Chairman Richard McPherson, Sharp-NEC Pamela Lothman, Christie Digital
Communications Chairman Goran Stojmenovik, Barco Goran Stojmenovik, Barco

Goran Stojmenovik continues as Chairman of LIPA for 2021.  Goran will also serve as the ad-interim Communications Chairman until a nomination is made and approved.

Hideyuki Kanayama, an early pioneer in the development of laser illuminated projection and an expert in international regulations, has been elected Vice Chairman of LIPA. He will continue to lead LIPA’s regulatory efforts as Regulatory Business Chairman in 2021.

Tim Ryan continues as Secretary of LIPA for 2021.  Tim represents Texas Instruments, a founding member of LIPA and long-time supplier of DLPÒ Chips to the digital projection industry.

Wei Gu of Appotronics Co., Ltd, has been elected Membership Chairman and will take over for Richard Miller of Seiko Epson.  Wei will help expand our membership, and in particular, increase our outreach to Asia/Pacific companies.  He will also help us develop stronger communications channels to LIPA’s existing and new members.

Richard McPherson, of Sharp-NEC Displays, is also a long-time member of LIPA.  He has been elected Finance Chairman for 2021 and will continue as a contributing member of the Communications Working Group.

LIPA Welcomes New Members

LIPA Formally Welcomes New Members at its Annual General Meeting

LIPA will welcome two new members at its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 7, 2020.  DIGITAL PROJECTION and FOXSTAR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LTD.

DIGITAL PROJECTION, a multi-line innovator of projection technologies, will join LIPA at the Participant (2nd) level.  Digital Projection will bring its broad applications knowledge and depth in solid state Laser and LED illumination technologies, including remote illumination.  Digital Projection was one of the earliest developers of TI DLPâ projection systems.  Founded in 1997, Digital Projection introduced the first 3 chip DLPâ-based projector.  It is now a leader in multiple categories of projection innovation. 

It’s new Satellite Modular Laser System won “Best in Show” at the recent Projection Expo 2020. This innovative design consists of very small “projection heads”, powered by self-contained, rack-mounted 10klm Laser illumination sources connected via optical fiber cable. 

Digital Projection, a Delta Associate company, offers a very wide range of high performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP projection systems with brightness levels up to 40klms and resolutions up to 8K.  

LIPA welcomes Digital Projection and looks forward to extending both our technology knowledge and regulatory efforts to address exciting new categories of Laser Illumination.

FOXSTAR, a projector OEM/ODM has joined LIPA at the Observer (3rd) Level. Established in 2012, FOXSTAR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD is engaging in the business of R&D, production, sales and services of DLPâ digital projectors for the world market. Products are widely applied in the industries of business, education, home entertainment and engineering, etc. The company is providing OEM and ODM services to famous projectors’ brands in the industry. The company will rely on its own advantages and provide users with the most considerate, most cost-effective and fastest commissioned design and OEM and ODM productions in the industry, creating value and competitiveness to clients and creating a more brilliant visual world for mankind!

LIPA welcomes FoxStar and its large family of branded OEM/ODM customers in the Laser illuminated projector space.  LIPA will formally welcome our two newest members at this year’s online Annual General Meeting, (AGM).  This year’s AGM will include speakers on Laser Regulation, Technology, Market Analysis, new applications of Laser Illumination and a panel discussion on the challenges caused by the global pandemic.

Interested in joining LIPA, please contact us at info@LIPAinfo.org

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