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Jim Cathey

Vice President, Business Development

James Cathey is vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (QMT). In this role, Cathey focuses on developing new revenue opportunities and strategic partnerships across the display and consumer electronic industries. His most recent work at QMT focused on overseeing QMT’s recent expansion of fabrication facilities in Taiwan in preparation of the mass-market commercialization of mirasol displays. Previously, Cathey led all global business development activities for QMT, to include product management, applications engineering, technical product marketing and marketing communications.

With two decades in the display industry, Cathey has extensive experience in the creation, implementation and management of domestic and international market strategies for advanced display technologies, semiconductors and software. Prior to joining QMT, Cathey served as a senior executive at display companies, including Micron Technology and MicroDisplay, as well as the head of Investor Relations for PixTech. He also has provided strategic business consulting services to companies such as DuPont Display, DuPont PhotoMask and Applied Materials.

Cathey is a recognized expert in the display sector, with experience spanning multiple display technologies such as field emission display (FED), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and liquid crystal display (LCD). He has been a featured speaker at a number of conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations State, Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week, Display Applications Conference, Korea Display Conference, DisplaySearch Taiwan FPD International, DisplaySearch US FPD, Commnexus Mobile SIG, and also delivered the keynote address at Portable Design Conference.

Cathey is a frequent contributor to global publications, and has been interviewed and quoted by press - including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal - as a mobility and components visionary. QMT's mirasol display technology has been featured in PC Magazine as a Technical Excellence Award winner, and was selected as a finalist for the CES Innovation Awards and GSMA Global Mobile Awards. Cathey earned a bachelor's of business administration in marketing from Boise State University. He also holds four patents and is a member of the Society for Information Display (SID) and sits on the Advisory Board for Startup Labs Taiwan.