Jimmy Kim, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Analyst/Technology Researcher, IHS Markit


Seoul, Korea


Dr. Jimmy Kim is a principal analyst and technology researcher at IHS Markit, focusing on display components and materials. He joined the company in November 2014, during the acquisition of DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market that is now part of IHS Markit. At DisplaySearch, he served as a senior analyst in charge of display materials and LED analysis. Before DisplaySearch, he spent three years on the marketing team at Samsung LED (currently Samsung Electronics), leading the display-related LED market team and creating marketing strategies for the company. Prior to Samsung LED, Dr. Kim spent five years at Samsung Electronics, working on the R&D team for the LCD business. There he led several R&D projects on new light sources for LCD backlights and new BLU structures. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea.