6f7a4a7402035110VgnVCM1000002567a8c0RCRDapproved/PUSA/UnAssigned/ArticleRoger L. Johnson5f7a4a7402035110VgnVCM1000002567a8c0____Roger L. Johnson<p><img alt="" src="/ephox/pio/pe/images/portal/cit_3430/439969493rjohnson.jpg" style=" margin-left: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px;" align="right"> <em>BSEE 1965, MSEE 1966, PhD 1970<br> Chairman and CEO<br> Information Technology, Ltd.<br> La Jolla, CA</em></p> <p>As a graduate student, Roger Johnson participated in the early development of the PLATO System and the invention and development of the Plasma Display Panel (PDP) technology at the University of Illinois. In 1970, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty at the University of Illinois as an Assistant Professor, teaching courses in integrated circuit and display technology. In 1976, he was promoted to the tenured position of Associate Professor.</p> <p>In 1977 he joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he developed highly mobile display systems for the US Government until his retirement in 1997. At time of his retirement, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Technology and Director of SAIC's Center for Mobile Computing Technology.</p> <p>Following his retirement from SAIC, Johnson returned to Information Technology, Ltd. (ITL) as chairman and CEO. ITL is a technology consulting firm providing flat panel display and mobile computer system design services to a variety of corporate and government clients.</p> <p>Dr. Johnson remains a working expert in high definition displays, workstations, computers and data communication systems. He holds a number of patents in the flat display and workstation technology areas and has published extensively.</p> <p>Dr. Johnson served on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing (NCAICM) at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a Member of the IEEE and was awarded the position of Fellow in the Society for Information Display in 1986. In 2005, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois for his contributions to advanced display and mobile computing technology.</p> <p>At present, Dr. Johnson is working with a number of companies to develop large area, electronic display fabric (EDF) based upon a flexible PDP technology. He expects that the PDP technology will have strong future in mass communication and digital advertising display markets.</p>0000438926631