Headquartered in Oregon, USA, Planar Systems, Inc. is a technology company that specializes in the manufacture of digital display products. The company was founded in 1983 by Chris King, John Laney, Jim Hurd, and others as a spin-off from Tektronix, Inc. The company quickly picked pace in operations and was the first to design and manufacture of electroluminescent (EL) digital displays. Their current product portfolio includes digital solutions such as large format LCD displays, touch screen monitors, video walls, LCD monitors, 4K large format displays, rear projection video walls, projectors, and others. Since 2015, Planar has been a subsidy of a China-based company, Leyard Optoelectronic Co.