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Peter Brody
Inventor / Pioneer of Active Matrix Technology

Inventor/pioneer of Active Matrix technology.

Advantech U.S., Inc. was founded under the name of Amedeo, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US in 2002 by renowned physicist Dr. T. Peter Brody (1920-2011).

Dr. Brody was born in Hungary in 1920 and studied music, then physics in England where he earned his Ph.D in Theoretical Physics at the University of London. He moved to the United States to join Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After Westinghouse, Dr. Brody continued his research and work in the US with thin film transistors, active matrix technologies, evaporation and deposition printing, and many other cutting edge processes.

Some of his many accomplishments include:

1968
Pioneered TFT circuits on flexible substrates
1972
Built world’s first Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD)
1973
Built world’s first AM-Electroluminescent Display
1975
Introduced “Active Matrix” term into literature
1981
Founded Panelvision, world’s first AMLCD company
1983
Introduced first AMLCD products into US market
1988
Founded Magnascreen Corporation - Invented modular AM-LCDs
1993
Invented low cost color filter process
1996
Invented high resolution printing process
1997
Co-inventor Advantech U.S. in-line fabrication process
2004
Founder, Advantech U.S., Inc.
2011
Recipient of IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal
2012
Recipient of Charles Stark Draper Price (posthumously)

70+ Publications, 60 Patents, Awards from US, UK, Germany