Flat panel industry veteran Malcolm Thompson has been named interim chief executive of Vitex Systems Inc., a San Jose-based Organic LED materials company.
Thompson will assume the duties of former chief executive Michael Sullivan, who will continue at the comapny as an advisor.
Thompson was most recently a principal of MJT Associates, Palo Alto, Calif. He is the former chief executive of dpiX, a spin-off of Xerox Corp. that was designed to produce TFT-LCD panels, and also served as chief technologist of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Thompson is a founding member and former chairman of the U.S. Display Consortium.
Vitex was founded to commercialize technology for making transparent ultra-barrier films for flat panel displays. The company also is developing an OLED display encapsulation technique, which is a flexible-barrier substrate that enables lighter, less breakable OLED displays.
Vitex is in the process of raising additional funds to bring its OLED technology to market. Two investors, Battelle Memorial Institute and Mitsubishi Electric Corp., are expected to provide further funding, the company said said.
Earlier this year, Vitex signed a partnership agreement with Samsung SDI to develop OLED display technology.