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Manufacuring Analysis

Dan Hutcheson

Dan Hutcheson

Dan with over 40 years of experience, is a recognized authority on the semiconductor industry, winning SEMI's Sales and Marketing Excellence Award in 2012 for "empowering executives with tremendous strategic and tactical marketing value" through his e-letter. Dan has a proven track record of developing economic models that accurately predict trends. He is widely known for the forecasting of strategic infrastructure shifts. His public work on the industry has often focused on challenging predictions of the demise of Moore's Law that date back decades by demonstrating how doomsayers have been outpaced by emergent behavior through the innate ability of technologists to innovate. This has included invited articles for Scientific American, the SIA, and the Plenary at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. He has also been the keynote or invited speaker at dozens of conferences. His pro bono work has included serving as an advisor on innovation to the White House Council of Economic Advisors, teaching invited courses at Stanford University, and serving on the Board of Advisors to the Extension School at UC Berkeley. Dan holds two patents and a Master's degree in Economics from San Jose State University. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Risto Puhakka

Risto Puhakka

Risto Puhakka, leading the company’s commercial operations and market research activities. He is an expert in Semiconductor Capital Equipment markets as well as Semiconductor Manufacturing. Risto has advised companies, investors, and agencies in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. As an experienced market researcher and analyst, his work draws from TechInsights' global network to provide market intelligence for companies engaged in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Risto advises managers, boards, and investors about semiconductor market trends and strategic industry statistics. He is a regularly invited speaker at conferences about various topics in semiconductor manufacturing and equipment markets. At TechInsights, Risto works on numerous client projects in a variety of semiconductor manufacturing segments.

Andrea Lati

Andrea Lati

Andrea focuses on managing and developing forecasting models as well as performing market analysis and research on electronics, semiconductor, and equipment markets. In addition, Andrea has performed many custom studies for various clients and is a co-author of The Chip Insider®. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.

John West

John West

John is responsible for supporting all of TechInsights Market Analysis European activities. In addition, he developed the Critical Subsystems Market service in 2001 and the PV Equipment Market service in 2005. He is the author of numerous proprietary market research reports. He was awarded an MBA from Cranfield University and has a degree in Medical Physics from the University of London.


Logic Analysis

Linley Gwennap

Linley Gwennap

Linley Gwennap is the principal analyst, focusing on processors for servers, mobile, and deep learning. He is also publisher and editor-in-chief of Microprocessor Report. One of the most respected analysts in the microprocessor industry, he has followed the industry for more than 25 years, publishing hundreds of articles and several book-length reports. Originally a processor designer at Hewlett-Packard, he founded The Linley Group in 1999.

Bob Wheeler

Bob Wheeler

Bob Wheeler is the principal analyst for networking; he has been a member of the team since 2001. He is also a senior editor for Microprocessor Report, focusing on networking chips and embedded processors. He has more than 25 years of experience in the networking, PC, and semiconductor industries. Most recently, he was the division marketing manager for AMD's Network Products Division before becoming an independent consultant in 1997. Bob also has experience as a software engineer, engineering manager, and operations manager.

Mike Demler

Mike Demler

Mike Demler is a senior analyst at TechInsights and a senior editor at Microprocessor Report. He focuses on processors for autonomous driving and for the Internet of Things as well as processor IP cores. His diverse career spans nearly the breadth of the semiconductor industry, in both technical and business roles, from early-stage R&D to IC design, manufacturing, and software tools. Mike has extensive engineering experience and is a named inventor on eight U.S. patents. He is the author of High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Conversion, an engineering textbook that has remained in print since 1991.

Aakash Jani

Aakash Jani

Aakash Jani is a senior analyst at TechInsights and a senior editor at Microprocessor Report. During his career, he has served in processor design, verification, and validation roles at both AMD and Intel on a variety of chip designs including standalone processors, graphics chips, and integrated SoCs.

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