Flat-panel display market research and consulting firm DisplaySearch has released its 300-page customer satisfaction report, "TFT LCD Manufacturers," in which buyers representing 60 percent of large-area display purchases rated flat-panel suppliers on quality, technology, logistics, service and support and commercial terms. The following system makers -- Acer, AmTRAN, AOC, ASUSTeK, BenQ, Clevo, Compal, Coretronics, Dell, Elitegroup Computer, FIC, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Jean, Lite-On, NEC, Philips, Proview, Sampo, Samsung, Sharp, Tatung, ViewSonic and Wistron -- rated the following display suppliers: ADI, AUO, BOE-Hydis, CMO, CPT, Fujitsu, HannStar, Hitachi, IDTech, LG.Philips LCD, NEC, Quanta Display, Samsung, Sharp, TMDisplay and Tottori Sanyo. For more information, visit: www.displaysearch.com/products/customersatisfaction2003.html . . . Fischer Imaging Corp. announced that Gail S. Schoettler, PhD, has been named chairman of the board, succeeding Morgan Nields. Schoettler has been a member of Fischer's board since January 2003 and has served as the chair of its corporate governance committee. She was recently named president and CEO of SenoLase Inc., a majority-owned Fischer subsidiary formed to develop a breast tumor ablation technology. Nields will continue as a member of the Fischer board and will be CTO of Fischer Imaging. Roman Janer, the current CTO, will continue as senior vice president of research and development. . . . OmniVision Technologies Inc., a supplier of CMOS CameraChip solutions for high-volume imaging applications, has relocated its corporate headquarters to a larger facility. The new address is 1341 Orleans, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94089-1136; phone: 408-542-3000.
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