Subject Matter Experts

Invaluable insight from industry-recognized SMEs.

Leverage 30+ years expertise to reveal technology innovation that impacts your organization and helps inform decision-making.

Subject Matter Experts


All analysis is curated by our industry-recognized, trusted Subject Matter Experts and leverages our 30+ years expertise of reverse engineering expertise to reveal technology innovation that impacts your organization and helps inform decision-making.

Reverse Engineering

Carrie MacGillivrayCarrie MacGillivray, Managing Director

Carrie MacGillivray is the Managing Director of Reverse Engineering at TechInsights. She leads a large team of subject matter experts, engineers, and technologists who provide detailed analysis of semiconductors and microprocessors down to the atomic level. Before joining TechInsights, Carrie spent 20 years as an industry analyst analyzing and publishing research on the future of the telecommunications, mobility and IoT markets. Her last role was Group Vice President and General Manager at IDC where she was responsible for setting the direction of IDC’s research on how pervasive connectivity affects in the workforce, connected things, and processes. She has been regularly named one of the top 100 most influential analysts in the industry and is recognized globally as a technology thought leader, advisor, and keynote speaker. Carrie has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Image Sensor

John Scott-ThomasJohn Scott-Thomas

John Scott-Thomas has worked in the semiconductor field for over 30 years. He completed his graduate work in device physics studying at MIT, looking at quantum effects in ultra-small (at the time) transistors. He worked as an Analog designer and design team manager at a CMOS image sensor start-up for six years. Now a senior analyst at TechInsights, he generally works in analog electronics, specializing in CMOS imagers and displays. His work is in both Intellectual Property and the technical analysis of current products. He has authored several technical papers and is the inventor of numerous CMOS imager patents.

Jefferson ChuaJefferson Chua

Jefferson Chua is a senior Circuit Design Analyst and IoT Technical Analyst who has been at TechInsights for over 22 years. Jefferson performs circuit extraction for both transistor and system level schematics from layouts, and high-level analysis on analog, RF, and power management circuits. Prior to joining TechInsights, Jefferson was a senior Circuit Design Engineer at Rohm LSI Design.

Wilson MachadoWilson Machado

Wilson has been with TechInsights over 10 years, and currently holds the position of Senior Process Analyst, where he has specialized in technical structural and material analysis of CMOS image sensors. Wilson’s experience at TechInsights encompasses other areas, such as logic ICs, memories and IC packages. Additionally, he provides technical support for patent licensing and patent evaluation based on reverse engineering. Wilson has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, and during his professional career he worked in several countries (Brazil, Germany and Canada) in a variety of roles including process analysis, process engineering, reliability and failure analysis, where he gained a deep understanding and knowledge of semiconductor devices fabrication processes and semiconductor device physics. Wilson has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Canada.

Dan McGrathDan McGrath

Dan has worked for over 40 years specializing in the device physics of pixels, both CCD and CIS, and in the integration of image-sensor process enhancements in the manufacturing flow. He received his doctorate in physics from John Hopkins University. He chose his first job because it offered that designing image sensors “means doing physics” and has kept this passion front-and-center in his work.

Dan has worked at Texas Instruments, Polaroid, Atmel, Eastman Kodak, Aptina, BAE Systems and GOODiX Technology and with manufacturing facilities in France, Italy, Taiwan, China and the USA. He has been involved with astronomers on the Galileo mission to Jupiter and to Halley’s Comet, with commercial companies on cell phone imagers and biometrics, with scientific community for microscopy and lab-on-a-chip, with robotics on 3D mapping sensors and with defense contractors on night vision.  

Dan’s publications include the first megapixel CCD and the basis for dark current spectroscopy (DCS). In addition to being a Senior Technology Fellow - Image Sensors with Techinsights, he is a visiting researcher pursuing his interest in dark current with ISAE Supaero.

RF Systems

Radu TrandafirRadu Trandafir

Radu Trandafir is a mobile RF subject matter expert within the Technology Office at TechInsights. Radu’s background includes more than 25 years in designing, engineering, analyzing, and reverse engineering hardware and software systems. Having led the Systems and S/W Analysis team for more than seven years, Radu is well versed in analyzing technology, comparing technology to patents, and conducting functional testing of a wide range of technologies. He has an extensive background in RF hardware systems design.

John SullivanJohn Sullivan

John Sullivan is a Senior IP Solutions Analyst with TechInsights. His more than 20 years within the organization – first with Chipworks, now TechInsights – have seen him in several different roles, from Circuit & Patent Analyst, Engineering Circuit Manager, to the IP side of the house, and into his current position. His experience has made him a well-rounded patent analyst and reverse engineering professional. His current role involves planning and executing programs that help TechInsights clients leverage their intellectual property.

Consumer Products

Stacy WegnerStacy Wegner

Stacy Wegner is the Senior Technology Analyst at TechInsights’ Teardown division, responsible for ensuring the highly technical data produced by our analysts is transformed into consumable competitive intelligence. Stacy has an extensive background in advanced technology devices, marketplace analysis, and TechInsights products and practices.


Stephen RussellStephen Russell

Dr. Russell has over 15 years’ experience in wide bandgap (WBG) device fabrication and characterization. He received his PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2013 from the University of Glasgow with a thesis entitled ‘High Performance Hydrogen-Terminated Diamond Field Effect Transistors’ and demonstrated what was at the time the highest frequency diamond transistor reported. Continuing in academia, he researched high voltage silicon carbide devices, and successfully demonstrated 3.3 kV and 10 kV variants. He won the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics – best paper award in 2018 for the paper ‘High Temperature Electrical and Thermal Aging Performance and Application Considerations for SiC power DMOSFETs’. He also led an exploratory research project in gallium oxide for power devices, presenting findings to the Royal Institution, London. He moved into industry in 2018 to lead development of a new silicon IGBT product line and instigated an R & D project to use silicon carbide JFETs in circuit protection applications. In 2020, he joined TechInsights as subject matter expert for power semiconductor devices keeping abreast of developments across the entire industry.

Eugene HsuEugene Hsu

Dr. Eugene Hsu provides Technical Support for patent licensing and patent evaluation based on reverse engineering, as well as technical structural and material analysis semiconductor devices packages. He has over 15 years of academic and professional experience in semiconductor fabrication, material analysis, and reverse engineering, and is knowledgeable in areas spanning semiconductors, device physics, optics, and photonics, as well as electrical engineering. Eugene received his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics in 2012 from McMaster University, Canada. Since starting at TechInsights in 2012, he has also gained skill in sample preparation for process and circuit analysis. He has authored various analysis reports including Teardown and Functional Analysis of Consumer Products, Device Fabrication Processes of Processors, Image Sensors, Memory, and MeM Devices. He currently works with the IP team, providing technical analysis and reviews for patent portfolio support. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has gained familiarity with analytics techniques including and not limited to SEM, TEM, AFM, AES, SIMS, EDS, EELS, etc., and continues to employ a combination of these techniques in reverse engineering related analysis. He has twenty-three peer-reviewed journal, conference, and magazine publications, including two articles in Applied Physics Letters.

Deyan ChenDeyan Chen

Deyan Chen currently serves as a Process Analyst within the Reverse Engineering (RE) division at TechInsights. He specializes in conducting technical structural and material analyses, with a specific emphasis on power devices in the PMIC and wide bandgap (WBG) application fields. With more than 17 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing field, Deyan Chen possesses extensive expertise, particularly in silicon-based power device physics and fabrication processes. Prior to joining TechInsights, he held roles at prominent foundries like SMIC and GlobalFoundries, as well as a design house. His responsibilities included TCAD simulation, SPICE modeling, and providing design support for the development of power/CMOS/sensor devices. These roles enabled him to cultivate a deep comprehension of semiconductor device fabrication processes and device physics. Additionally, he has published over 25 worldwide patents covering power, memory, and CIS devices.


Ali KhazaeliAli Khazaeli

Dr. Ali Khazaeli is a subject matter expert for battery at TechInsights, with over 10 years of experience in the development, fabrication, and characterization of batteries for both consumer electronics and automotive. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University and has led an exploratory research project into the applications of advanced materials for batteries and supercapacitors.

Reza MoghaddamReza Moghaddam

Reza joined TechInsights in 2021, with over a decade experience in renewable energy systems such as Li batteries, fuel cells, water electrolyzers, and supercapacitors. He has extensive experience in scientific instruments including electrochemical stations, cameras, spectrographs, and surface-probing microscopes. In his current role at TechInsights, he conducts reverse engineering/process analysis on Li batteries, power management/generating as well as logic devices. Reza holds a PhD (distinction) in Electrochemistry from Memorial University. Prior to joining TechInsights, he was an academic researcher and technology consultant for several years. He has published 30+ journal papers and 1 US Patent and has peer-reviewed journal papers.

Logic and Processor

Rajesh KrishnamurthyRajesh Krishnamurthy

Rajesh Krishnamurthy is a senior analyst for TechInsights, an Ottawa, Canada-based reverse engineering company. TechInsights analyses a broad range of devices, giving Rajesh a unique overview of what technologies make into the real world of semiconductor production. Rajesh graduated in 1998 with PhD in Materials Engineering from University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience working as an analyst, focusing on semiconductor process development, and R&D of semiconductor materials and devices. He joined the TechInsights team in 2006.

Alexandra NogueraAlexandra Noguera

Alexandra Noguera is a Senior Logic Analyst at TechInsights where she provides analysis and technical support for competitive intelligence on reverse engineering of advanced CMOS technology nodes, leading SoC design and standard cells/layout analysis, and identifying IP blocks for SoC floorplan. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and 10 years of experience working in semiconductor circuit analysis. Alexandra joined Chipworks (now Techinsights) in 2012. Her principal focus is leading SoC Design Analysis projects involving layout-like analyses extracting standard cell libraries, routing efficiency, power grid, clock tree, etc., across TSMC, Samsung and Intel technologies. She is also actively involved in identifying IP blocks for SoC floorplans, along with estimating gate counts, bit cell density, and standard cell libraries characterization, as well as analysis of circuit layout for translation into schematics, followed by hierarchical representation of circuit schematics focused on analog front ends, digital logic, and memory cells. For the last 3 years she has been responsible for content creation for advanced CMOS logic process, including competitive benchmarking trends and quarterly briefings.


Dr. Jeongdong ChoeDr. Jeongdong Choe

Jeongdong Choe has a Ph.D. in electronic engineering and 30 years’ experience in semiconductor process integration for DRAM, (V) NAND, SRAM, and logic devices. A Ph.D. in Electronics (Semiconductor) from Sungkyunkwan University, he also holds master’s and bachelor’s Degrees in Materials Engineering (Metallurgical) from Yonsei University. His background includes positions as a Team Lead in R&D for SK-Hynix and Samsung, where he optimized process and device architectures with state-of-the-art technologies for mass production. At TechInsights he has been focusing on technology analysis on semiconductor process, device, and architecture. He has authored numerous articles on memory technology including DRAM Technology Trends, 2D and 3D NAND Process/Device Integration Details, and Emerging Memory such as STT-MRAM, XPoint, ReRAM and FeRAM Design and Architecture. He quarterly produces and updates a widely distributed memory roadmap on DRAM, NAND, and Emerging Memory. Jeongdong has over 100 filed/issued patents in semiconductor process integration for DRAM, (V)NAND, SRAM, and logic devices.

Mike HowardMike Howard: Vice President, DRAM and Memory Markets

As Vice President of DRAM and Memory Markets at TechInsights, Mike Howard has over 15 years of experience tracking and researching the memory industry. As the resident DRAM guy, Mike enjoys the process of forecasting and explaining the ebbs and flows of a $100 billion, unheralded segment of the semiconductor market.

In this role, Mike focuses on delivering a comprehensive understanding of the entire memory landscape through data and market briefings that provide clients with an informed framework for the evaluation of markets. His dedication to memory research has inspired a loyal client base that consistently turns to Mike to understand the what, how, and why of changes to the DRAM and memory markets. He has an ability to contextualize what is often dry material and data and transform it into a meaningful narrative for his clients.

Prior to joining TechInsights, Mike served as Vice President of Yole Développement, where he built the memory research service from the ground up. Through these efforts, he was able to gain over 50 clients in just a few years.

Walt CoonWalt Coon: Vice President of NAND and Memory Markets

Walt Coon serves as the Vice President of NAND and Memory Markets at TechInsights, with over 20 years of experience in the memory industry. He leads the NAND memory market focused research, delivering a comprehensive understanding of the entire memory landscape through data analysis and market briefings. Though highly volatile, NAND represents a growing part of the overall semiconductor market and Wal takes pride in his ability to help customers understand this ever-changing market. He enjoys the process of distilling large, complex datasets into palpable learnings, whether it’s dramatic changes to pricing, consolidation rumors, geopolitical events, or new demand drivers.

Before joining TechInsights, Walt accrued 7 years of market research experience at IHS Markit as Director of Memory and Storage, and at Yole Développement as Vice President of NAND and Memory Research. Walt also spent 16 years at Micron Technology in a variety of roles, from engineering to corporate development. This diverse background allows him to approach problem solving from multiple angles, using both business and technical perspectives to deliver thoughtfully designed solutions that align to the strategic and tactical needs of his clients. A jack-of-all-trades, Walt has built an accomplished career through the opportunities he’s had to help his clients achieve success.

Jun LuJun Lu

Jun Lu is a Senior Process Analyst at TechInsights where she provides technical support for patent licensing and patent evaluation based on reverse engineering, as well as technical structural and material analysis of semiconductor devices and packages. She has over 20 years of professional experience in semiconductor manufacturing, R&D and process development, and reverse engineering, TEM microscopy and material analysis. She joined Semiconductor Insights’ (now TechInsights) state-of-art reverse engineering lab in 2004 de-processing semiconductor devices layer by layer and routinely performing measurements and materials analyses on semiconductor devices through SEM and TEM imaging, SEM-EDS, TEM-EDS, and TEM-EELS. She has been involved in the process and structural analysis of memory devices, advanced logic CMOS devices, MEMS devices, LCD display panels, LEDs, and multiple device packages. She also provides technical evaluation and rating of patents and analysis of device fabrication processes and structures to provide evidence of use for clients. Since year 2017 she has been responsible for creating graphical emulation of process flows using CAD tools for memory devices.

Chi Lim TanChi Lim Tan

Chi Lim is the Senior Process Analyst in the memory team at TechInsights, supporting memory related topics and custom analysis. He has extensive experience in process integration, technology development & transfer, and research & development for NOR, NAND and embedded FLASH. He had contributed to the successes of SSMC (NXP-TSMC joint venture), GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IMEC and Micron, prior to joining TechInsights. He earned both his master and bachelor’s degrees from the National University of Singapore.

Market Analysis

Brett AzumaBrett Azuma: Managing Director, Market Analysis

In his role as the managing director of Market Analysis, Brett Azuma strives to ensure TechInsights is the pinnacle of actionable, in-depth intelligence in the semiconductor industry. Brett has built a career and reputation spanning 4 decades, and nearly all the continents, by providing informed analysis that allows customers to capitalize on market opportunities with insights that create better business decisions.

Brett brings over 35 years of leadership experience and credibility in the technology and telecom industries, successfully leading projects across research and analysis, engineering, marketing, product, operations, and sales. His previous roles as Head of Research at S&P Global Market Intelligence, Chief Research Officer at 451 Research, and Chief Analyst at Dataquest, coupled with his extensive experience in the integration of over 20 different analyst firms, has uniquely positioned him to drive and lead high impact differentiated market analysis at TechInsights.

Along with industry credibility, Brett’s leadership as group managing director creates an efficiency that brings out the best in everyone around him. He has an impeccable eye for talent acquisition and retention, recognizing the inherent hard and soft skills necessary for effective market analysis. During his time with Ovum, he led an integration effort that reduced analyst turnover from 30% to 2% by providing direction that created a clear vision for the future of the business.

Brett Azuma is the experts’ expert. He has forged a profession of developing successful market analysis on a global scale by fostering loyal, customer-centric organizations that are without question, strategically and financially sound.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Economics

Scotten W. JonesScotten W. Jones

Scotten W. Jones (Scott) has over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor and MEMS industries. Scott has designed, built and run wafer fabs, been co-general manager of a semiconductor division and vice president of engineering at a MEMS start-up. For the last 23 years Scott has served as president of IC Knowledge LLC, the world leader in cost and price modeling of semiconductors. At IC Knowledge Scott's expertise is in semiconductor and MEMS technology, cost and economics and he has widely published in these areas as well as leading the development of IC Knowledge's world leading cost and price models. Scott has published widely on semiconductors and MEMS and is a frequent contributor to as well as speaking at leading conferences.

The McClean Report

Brian MatasBrian Matas: Market Research Analyst

For over 25 years, Brian Matas has been providing clients with a thorough understanding of market trends/sales, capital spending, foundry, and the potential impact on systems growth. Along with his team at TechInsights, he covers the semiconductor industry markets for clients using historical data, economic analysis, and forecast trends.

Driven by curiosity and a background in physics and aerospace engineering, Brian is dedicated to learning all there is to know about the advanced technology used to design and manufacture semiconductors and the applications where they are used. Brian points to his personal and professional global travels as giving him the foundation necessary to understand the varying and unique needs of clients in different parts of the world. He’s always curious as to how and why world economies and circumstances will impact the semiconductor industry.

In his role as Market Research Analyst, Brian is responsible for researching, analyzing, and forecasting global trends and developments across the entire semiconductor industry for TechInsights’ McClean Report, an annual forecast and analysis of the semiconductor industry, with an emphasis on the memory and analog ICs markets. In addition to his day-to-day tasks, Brian is also a contributing author for TechInsights bi-weekly research bulletins.

Rob LinebackRob Lineback

Since 2005, Rob Lineback has been a senior market research analyst covering the semiconductor industry, first with IC Insights for 17 years and now with TechInsights, working out of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area. In the past four decades, Lineback has also worked out of New York, Boston, and Germany. In addition to global trends in semiconductors, he closely tracks markets and developments in microprocessors, microcontrollers, image sensors, sensors, power devices, and merger and acquisitions (M&A) by semiconductor suppliers.

Prior to becoming an analyst, Lineback was a semiconductor and electronics industry editor for more than 25 years, working on print and online Internet-based publications. His previous positions include senior technology editor at Solid State Technology magazine, editor in chief at Semiconductor Business News, Electronic Business Today, Electronics World News, Electronic Buyers News, and Electronics magazine. He also worked in the 1990s as the European editor of Electronic News, based in Munich, Germany, and was a co-founder of the online Semiconductor Reporter in 2002.

In the 1970s, Lineback was the assistant business editor at the Dallas Times Herald and began work as a journalist with a daily newspaper in East Texas. The son of an early transistor engineer at Texas Instruments, Lineback graduated in 1975 with a B.A. degree in journalism from North Texas State University, where he was the editor of the campus’ daily newspaper in his final semester.

Manufacturing Analysis

Dan HutchesonG. Dan Hutcheson

Dan is Vice Chair of TechInsights Inc. He 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, The Chip Insider®; his book Maxims of Hi-Tech, and his many interviews of executives.

As some industry leaders have said, “He is the marketing voice and expert for the industry.” “Dan has methodically captured the essence of the industry and produced it in such a way for all to benefit … He has been such an integral part of the industry for so long, it is difficult to imagine the industry without his contributions.”

Dan’s 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.

Risto PuhakkaRisto Puhakka: General Manager, Semiconductor Market Analysis

Who better to provide expertise in the semiconductor industry than someone who’s accrued 27 years of semiconductor manufacturing expertise as an analyst, business leader, and business owner. As General Manager of Semiconductor Market Analysis, Risto Puhakka is the go-to expert in the semiconductor capital equipment market and semiconductor manufacturing supply chain

Risto’s work has covered an array of client projects in a variety of semiconductor manufacturing segments. He works diligently to deliver market sizing and forecasting that helps to identify the best markets for any given technology or application.

Throughout the years, Risto has advised organizations around the world including ASML, Intel, Zeiss, IBM, ASM, Applied Materials, and Global Foundries. He is a regularly invited speaker at conferences about diverse topics in semiconductor manufacturing and capital equipment markets. Risto credits his success to his ability to understand the full scope of the client issues before making any kind of recommendation or giving advice. He has a passion for advising companies in the semiconductor manufacturing markets and uncovering insights to inform better business decisions.

Andrea LatiAndrea Lati: Director of Market Analysis

In his role as Director of Market Analysis, Andrea Lati enjoys working closely with clients, providing his expertise on the semiconductor capital equipment market while developing and managing forecasting models for the larger semiconductor manufacturing market.

With over 20 years of experience, he’s able to offer guidance and support to organizations and government bodies in promoting and shaping policies that enhance semiconductor manufacturing, research and development, and innovation within the semiconductor industry. He is a frequent conference speaker and content contributor to semiconductor organizations around the world.

At TechInsights, Andrea relies on his exceptional problem-solving abilities to help solve complex business challenges faced by clients. Equipped with a background in Mathematics and Economics, over the years Andrea has built a strong foundation in both technical research methodologies and in-depth market knowledge of a variety of areas in the semiconductor markets. His main problem-solving domains include market trends and insights, competitor analysis, market sizing, and SWOT analysis.

Before joining TechInsights, Andrea worked at VLSI Research performing custom studies for a variety of clients and co-authoring The Chip Insider®.

Boris MetodievBoris Metodiev: Director of Semiconductor Manufacturing Analysis

As the Director of Semiconductor Manufacturing Analysis at TechInsights, Boris Metodiev is proud to lead the team recognized for setting the standard in the semiconductor manufacturing consultancy and advisory field. Boris’ expertise provides deep coverage in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain and market analytics such as forecasts, sales, capacity, equipment, industry structure, market drivers, and pricing. He is often quoted in media publications and maintains a busy conference and vendor briefing schedule.

Through his leadership, TechInsights supplies clients with the most thorough, and accurate technical and geopolitical intelligence in the semiconductor industry. Over the course of his career, Boris has covered a range of positions, market areas, and locations which have provided the opportunities to develop a wide range of skills. He has multiple citizenships, speaks multiple languages, and has lived in multiple countries. It’s this adaptability and willingness to learn that has led to his accomplishments in the multinational, multicultural semiconductor industry. He has an inherent ability to connect with clients and pinpoint their issues—to uniquely address their specific needs.

May ChangMay Chang

May Chang is a Senior Analyst at TechInsights with over 14 years of industry experience. In her latest role, she develops models for the semiconductor industry centering around automotive applications including the supply network between automotive semiconductors to Car OEMs. She is detail-oriented and has a passion for helping clients understand what direction the semiconductor market is moving and why.

Previously, May has worked for VLSI Research Inc. in a number of roles. In the past she has covered the Manufacturing Equipment and Critical Subsystems markets for semiconductors, flat panel display, and photovoltaic industries. She also served as the Director of the Customer Satisfaction Survey and Report, implementing the transition from paper to digital surveys and reports as well as leading global user training workshops in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Gray StephensonThomas “Gray” Stephenson

Thomas “Gray” Stephenson is a Market Research Analyst at TechInsights, focused on Critical Subsystems for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He plays a vital role in not only mapping the semiconductor industry, but also in helping companies make the kind of intelligent investments and decisions that can drive innovation and shape the future of semiconductors. Gray is detail-oriented and self-disciplined, with a demonstrated history of conducting in-depth surveys and market reviews to analyze conditions and create targeted assessments.

In this position, he provides visibility throughout the entire semiconductor value chain, illuminating the relationships between the various market sectors that make up the industry at large. Clients want to know tomorrow, today. Gray has a passion for being able to use the data to find and tell the story that is unfolding within it; for analyzing complex scenarios to understand how they affect different markets and the companies within them.

Panchami PhadkePanchami Phadke

Panchami Phadke is a Market Research Analyst at TechInsights, and her primary focus is Test Connectivity Systems reports such as Probe Card, Sockets and Device Interface Boards, and with a secondary focus on the market analysis of semiconductor tests, both in Memory and Non-memory markets.

She graduated from California State University, Channel Islands with a Master of Science majoring in Mathematics. She also has an MBA in Finance from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Panchami has published a Master Thesis about using Markov Chain and Python to analyze and predict the Stock Market trend, and has also published many academic papers in Indian Research Journal, SAGE Student Research Conference, etc. and also presented at TestConX China 2022 and TestConX 2023 at Mesa, Arizona.

Lyndsey LindtLyndsey Lindt

In her role as Market Research Analyst at TechInsights, Lyndsey Lindt has over 7 years of experience compiling financial data, analysis, and reports for the Equipment Database, a large range of Assembly, Test, and Water Fabrication equipment companies in the semiconductor industry. Her work covers semiconductor market shares and includes annual and quarterly forecasts for different segments as well as equipment demand by device type and region.

In addition to the Equipment Database, Lyndsey is also responsible for the Customer Satisfaction Survey at TechInsights. She interfaces with clients directly; updating database entries, performing data accuracy reviews, and running data uploads and queries to produce reports. She has a passion for helping clients and a keen appreciation for the role data plays in informed business decisions. Her background in Marketing Management provides the necessary foundation to quickly, and accurately organize a variety of data that companies rely on.

Desiree BernardDesiree Bernard

Desiree Bernard is currently an analyst at TechInsights Manufacturing Analysis and works with the Customer Satisfaction Survey. Previously with VLSI Research (now TechInsights), she took care of administrative duties for the CEO and President of the company.

Nhi ThanNhi Than

Nhi Than is a market research analyst at TechInsights, Inc., and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology- Culture & Communications from the University of California, San Diego. She initially joined the company as a client services and data specialist in charge of supporting customers and performing database updates. Since 2022, she transitioned to an analyst role that primarily focused on the test and handler market. Nhi is involved in the Chip Market Research Services (CMRS) and co-manages the equipment database.

Shereen VauxShereen Vaux

Shereen Vaux, Senior Analyst of Market Research at TechInsights, has over 12 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Her expertise lies in managing forecasting models, including the Semiconductor Forecast, Semiconductor Capital Expenditure Forecast, and Silicon Demand Forecast. She enjoys the process of helping clients fully understand these forecasts so they can accurately connect it to their own, with many reaching out to her directly for insights and expertise.

Shereen also performs market analysis and research on electronics, semiconductor, and equipment markets. Prior to joining TechInsights, Shereen worked for VLSI Research Inc. where she gained exposure to a variety of areas in the semiconductor industry and a solid overview of the supply chain. Coupled with her background in finance, she has a unique ability to understand company financials and identify the proper formulas for a range of analyses. At the end of the day, Shereen understands people, how consumers think—the driving force of the semiconductor industry.

Louis TranLouis Tran

Louis Tran comes to TechInsights as a Market Research Analyst, focused on maintaining the forecasting database and performing market analysis and research on semiconductor and capital expenditure forecasts. He has a passion for extracting insights from data, for finding the stories that can help forecast the future. A background in Statistics and his creative mindset provide the analytical framework necessary for not only working with data, but for being able to extrapolate the stories found within it.

In his short time with TechInsights, Louis has proven himself a valuable asset, working on many different analyses that span over manufacturing equipment, IC, and the end market of the semiconductor supply chain. He enjoys being able to provide clients with competitive intelligence about their customers and a variety of other market factors that affect them.

Processor Analysis

Joseph ByrneJoseph Byrne

Joseph Byrne is the Director of Processor Analysis at TechInsights, managing content development for the company’s communications IC market service, AI market service, and the award-winning Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry, with a focus on communications and semiconductors. Prior to joining TechInsights, he held senior positions at NXP and The Linley Group, where he provided strategic guidance on product decisions to senior semiconductor executives. Mr. Byrne started his career at SMOS Systems, where he worked on developing high-performance RISC microprocessors. He holds a BS in engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Bryon MoyerBryon Moyer

Bryon has been involved in the electronics industry for 40 years. The first couple decades were as an engineer and marketer at all levels of management, working for MMI, AMD, Cypress, Altera, Actel, Teja Technologies, and Vector Fabrics. His industry focus was on PLDs/FPGAs, EDA, multicore processing, networking, and software analysis. He was an editor and freelance ghostwriter for 12 years, writing for EE Journal and Semiconductor Engineering. His editorial coverage added AI, security, MEMS and sensors, IoT, automotive, and semiconductor processing to his portfolio. He has a BSEE from UC Berkeley and an MSEE from Santa Clara University. Away from work, Bryon enjoys music, photography, travel, cooking, hiking, and languages.

Cameron McKnight-MacNeilCameron McKnight-MacNeil

Cameron McKnight-MacNeil is a Process Analyst at TechInsights with over 10 years of experience specializing in the analysis of advanced semiconductor packaging technologies. Cameron regularly analyzes devices such as logic, imaging systems, and power-switching devices. Cameron has worked in semiconductor failure analysis and reverse engineering with knowledge in product development, marketing, and management.

End-Market Analysis

Artificial Intelligence
Owen RogersOwen Rogers: Research Director, Cloud, Datacenter, and AI

Owen Rogers joins TechInsights as the Research Director of cloud, datacenter, and cloud AI services. He has had a distinguished career as a product manager in the hosting industry, and as a cloud industry analyst. He completed his PhD thesis on the economics of cloud computing in 2013. At TechInsights, Owen analyzes the variety of ways that cloud, data centers, and cloud based AI drive semiconductor supply and demand. He recognizes that cloud computing’s price and value differentiation is determined by semiconductors, and that cloud providers must utilize the latest chips to stay cost-effective and innovative.

Owen has a passion for breaking through hype and speculation by creatively using data to uncover what is really happening in technology markets. Previously, Owen worked as a Research Director of Cloud & Managed Services at 451 Research, leading the firm's Digital Economics Unit. He is the architect of the Cloud Price Index, 451 Research's benchmark indicator of the costs of public, private, and managed clouds. Subsequently, this product was used by a major economy to predict inflation.

Ayush JainAyush Jain: High Performance Computing Analyst

Ayush Jain joins TechInsights as an Analyst of High-Performance Computing (HPC), researching market drivers and technological developments in the ongoing advancements of the semiconductor industry, like data center chips and the pivotal role they play in shaping future tech landscapes. Ayush has a passion for deep and thorough research, he’s committed to ensuring his analysis always provides substantial value to the end users.

Ayush’s background in electronics combined with his previous role as a Tech Journalist, has helped forge his path into the field of semiconductor market research. He’s been featured by the LinkedIn news team and recognized by various publications for his technology-related articles. In a previous position, Ayush was acknowledged for a comprehensive report he created on the end-to-end cost estimation of implementing Large Language Models (LLMs) in organizations.

Anand JoshiAnand Joshi: AI Analyst

With over 25 years of semiconductor experience and a reputation as an artificial intelligence industry veteran, Anand Joshi leads the coverage on AI at TechInsights. His thorough analysis of AI and concurrent groundbreaking predictions on the AI semiconductor boom of 2016 have made him an in-demand and highly valued advisor and consultant.

Anand has a passion for collaboration, he enjoys working with a wide range of individuals from engineering, sales, marketing, and R&D to create logical solutions related to the future of AI technology, market potential, and strategy. His graphs, reports, and numbers have been used by many AI chip start-ups in their TAM slides, as well as Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, among other companies.

Anand’s standing as a credible AI Analyst has resulted in numerous speaking engagements on topics ranging from AI chipsets to applications to infrastructure. Throughout his career, he’s been involved with advising and consulting a variety of prominent AI companies, with many of them being acquired over the years.

Ian RichesIan Riches: Vice President, Global Automotive

Ian Riches serves as the Vice President of Global Automotive at TechInsights. Ian has worked for what is now TechInsights for over 27 years and is recognized as one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector. He has spent his entire career dedicated to either automotive or electronics-related pursuits.

In this role, Ian provides leadership and expertise for the team responsible for producing forecasts for automotive semiconductors. The data that the team produces is acknowledged as the “gold standard” and is regularly quoted in investor relations and client presentation materials. They answer the “when”, “why”, and “how many” on multiple levels, from how many electrified vehicles will be produced, down to the role of wide band-gap semiconductor materials in powering those vehicles.

A born storyteller with a keen eye for detail, Ian’s passion lies in helping clients understand the impacts of the changing dynamics of the automotive industry on their businesses. For Ian, it’s not just providing data, it’s about helping clients understand the story behind the data. He credits this to his career path as an automotive analyst; this allowed him to remain well-connected with the fundamental technologies driving development, as well as the economic and business realities that shape the market.

Dr. Claudia Krehl Dr. Claudia Krehl

Claudia Krehl is the Senior Researcher of In-Vehicle User Experience at TechInsights, with over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry as a Human Factors and User Experience expert. She is responsible for delivering insights on emerging use cases, consumer priorities, and experience optimization for in-vehicle connectivity and autonomous and electric vehicles. Having previously worked for established OEMs and automotive start-ups, Claudia has acquired unique insights into the priorities and pressures guiding the automotive industry. She has even had a direct impact on the physical design of vehicle interiors as well as the selection and placement of controls within that space to optimize interactions with technology while driving.

As an experienced Research and Human Factors Engineer, Claudia has a passion for improving the relationship between people and technology. She is highly skilled in eliciting and defining user requirements, quantitative and qualitative research methods, defining HMI solutions, and application of features and targets to vehicle programs. Her strength lies in understanding how to improve the interactions between people and technology and developing solutions that make these interactions intuitive and fun in a safety critical environment.

Richard RobinsonRichard Robinson

As a Director of the Global Automotive Practice at TechInsights, Richard Robinson brings over 17 years of experience as an analyst and over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Richard strives to simplify complex issues around company strategies and market forecasting, relying on his background in communications to make this research as clear and accessible as possible for clients. He’s able to leverage his industry expertise to create highly detailed analysis and forecasts of automotive systems, semiconductors, and service markets.

Throughout his career, Richard has concentrated his focus on the strategic issues that arise with the migration of Infotainment & Telematics, going from the traditional automotive focus of the past to the highly dynamic consumer and connectivity led focus of the future. This endeavor has led him to developing and launching automotive infotainment systems for many companies including Honda, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Chrysler, Jaguar, and Land Rover. In 2010, he created a highly detailed market forecast model of the Infotainment and Telematics market which included the industry opportunities for system and features suppliers, as well as semiconductor suppliers. His team at TechInsights has taken his model and refined it to become the most detailed unified market model available.

Roger LanctotRoger Lanctot: Director of Automotive Connected Mobility

Within TechInsights Global Automotive Practice, Director of Automotive Connected Mobility, Roger Lanctot is best known as the what’s-next guy in connected car technology and safety. He is a strong proponent of the semiconductors role in changing the automotive industry for the better. Like a bloodhound tracking a scent, Roger enjoys chasing down the newest technologies, regulations, and hidden competitors lurking around the corner.

In his day-to-day, Roger is responsible for guiding TechInsights research into emerging mobility markets encompassing ride hailing, car sharing, micro-mobility, mobility-as-a-service, and vehicle subscriptions. Roger has a unique appreciation for semiconductors; recognizing that semiconductors are part of everyday life, a part of everything we do and see—though we may not always see them. His work combines primary and secondary research into user experiences, adoption rates, regulatory issues, and business models.

Roger brings with him over 25-years history in market research, consulting, and journalism in the electronics industry. He has a high-level of proficiency in customer service, routinely identifying new research services to help existing clients while establishing thought leadership in a variety of market sectors. As recognition for his efforts, Roger was chosen to be a member of the TU-Automotive Hall of Fame.

Kevin LiKevin Li

Kevin’s areas of expertise include Telematics, infotainment, intelligent cockpit, and policy compliance research of vehicle data, OTA, and geo-information. He has extensive expertise in areas including product design, forecasting, strategy and market analysis.

Prior to joining TechInsights, Kevin was the senior engineer and international cooperation coordinator for the Research Institute of China Unicom. He has also held the position of software & test engineer for the Radio Regulatory Committee, which focused on the radio monitoring and direction finding of RF signals.

Kevin has a MS from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China.

Chris SchreinerChris Schreiner: Director of Product Management

With over 25 years of experience in product strategy, human factors research, and user experience, Chris Schreiner joins TechInsights as the Director of Product Management. In this role, Chris works closely with semiconductor materials from manufacturing stages all the way through to the end-markets.

Chris leads the conception, development, and implementation of a holistic product strategy for the Market Analysis Business Unit. This product strategy involves understanding the content needs of the TechInsights client base and covers developments in the semiconductor industry related to technology roadmaps and emerging innovation. His prior experience as a VP of UX Innovation has given him the tools needed to deliver high-quality actionable research findings that optimize the product and service experience for end users.

Chris has a passion for helping clients; he credits his background in cognitive psychology as giving him the skillset required to understand what customers truly need and how best to design solutions that align with those needs. He consistently ensures that TechInsights meets the needs and expectations of clients and stakeholders by creating product offerings tailored to address key use cases.

Asif AnwarAsif Anwar

Asif Anwar is a 20 year plus veteran analyst at TechInsights, and transferred over to the Global Automotive Practice team in 2019. His current focus at TechInsights is on supporting the automotive industry through the Powertrain, Body, Safety & Chassis (PBCS) and Electric Vehicles Service (EVS) coverage at TechInsights, providing thought leadership and analysis at the system, semiconductor and sensor levels, as well as looking at the broader whole value chain and tracking emerging opportunities.

With a career that spans both engineering and marketing roles in the metals, minerals and electronics industries, Asif has been providing insights and analysis in the advanced electronics markets for over 20 years, covering wireless networks, fiber optic networks, millimeter wave communications, radar, EW and optoelectronic applications. After nearly two decades of immersion in the field, Asif is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the compound semiconductor industry.

A member of the IEEE (including AESS, MTTS and ComSoc) as well as the IChemE, Asif graduated from the University of Teesside, UK in 1993 with a B.Eng Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, before doing Ph.D research on fatty acids.

Greg BasichGreg Basich

In his role as Associate Director of the Global Automotive Practice at TechInsights, Greg Basich focuses on a number of areas, including connected car technologies and business models, automotive infotainment, automotive cyber security, and mobility services, such as car sharing and ride hailing. With over 10 years of experience as an analyst, he enjoys helping clients understand how different technologies move in and out of the automotive industry and most importantly, how to plan for the next generation of products and services.

Greg has a passion for learning about new technologies and the ways in which the automotive industry goes about adopting them. Part of his role includes research into understanding the features and requirements of automotive-grade semiconductors that are used in various automotive applications, such as infotainment or vehicle-related connectivity. This requires understanding the link between the features going into vehicles and how that affects the volumes and types of semiconductors shipping in the auto industry and those semiconductors’ related features. He takes pride in his ability to help clients better understand industry trends through the market intelligence they depend on from TechInsights.

Mark FitzgeraldMark Fitzgerald

In his role as Autonomous Vehicle Channel Director at TechInsights, Mark Fitzgerald tracks the relationships between automotive semiconductor vendors, Tier 1 suppliers, and automakers to the availability of safer vehicles through advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle solutions. His extensive automotive industry experience, over 20 years, has given him the ability to understand the nuances of navigating this constantly changing market. His work with automotive insurance carriers, Tier 1 suppliers, consulting firms, and market research companies allows him to not only identify trends, but more importantly see through the hype generated by emerging trends.

Mark lives and breathes automotive, he is a strong advocate of the idea that with technological advancements there should be zero accidents, injuries, or deaths caused by motor vehicles. In previous roles, Mark’s focuses have included competitive market analysis, forecasting, and consulting in ADAS, as well as automated driving, powertrain control, passenger safety, and vehicle information systems. Prior to joining TechInsights, Mark headed the Global Automotive Technology Group at S&P Global (IHS Markit) and was a Marketing Analyst for Stoneridge, a Tier 1 automotive supplier of electronic sensors and actuators.

Kevin MakKevin Mak: Principal Analyst, Automotive Market Analysis

Kevin Mak joins TechInsights as a Principal Analyst in the Global Automotive Practice, supporting both the autonomous vehicle and powertrain, body, chassis, and safety services. He has an appreciation for the development of new technologies and enjoys researching the processing requirements for different automotive applications and the semiconductor technologies that drive up demand, such as silicon carbide power electronics in electrification.

In his role, Kevin performs strategic analysis of automotive electronic systems, semiconductors, and sensors, while specializing in ADAS, advanced vehicle entry systems, electrified powertrains, and in-vehicle networking. He has a reputation as a talented researcher skilled in business planning, analytical skills, international business, and go-to-market strategy. He helps clients estimate market shares in new areas like LiDAR sensors and provides advice on future technologies like ultrawideband passive entry systems, battery technologies, and tunnel magneto-resistive sensing.

Previously, Kevin worked for Strategy Analytics where he tracked supply relations and vendor market shares, legislation affecting ADAS and electrified powertrain demand, and worked to form demand forecasts of global trends on the automotive electronics industry.

Edward SanchezEdward Sanchez

As Senior Analyst for the Global Automotive Practice at TechInsights, Edward Sanchez has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry as a journalist, analyst, and consumer. He has a reputation for being informed on trends, technologies, and companies that could have a potential impact on the automotive space. In this role, he covers the Automotive Infotainment, Powertrain, Body, Chassis & Safety, Autonomous Vehicles and Electric Vehicles services.

Edward enjoys working with clients, providing context to issues that aren’t always easily quantifiable on the surface. His background in journalism allows him to approach new information with a critical eye and identify the insights that would be most valuable for clients. He has covered the light truck market for more than a decade, following regulatory changes and shifting consumer preferences in the space such as engine downsizing, the global growth of the crossover segment, the global shift toward electrification, and its implications for consumers, OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and charging infrastructure.

Nicole SchlosserNicole Schlosser

Nicole Schlosser is an Industry Analyst with TechInsights’ Automotive Connected Mobility service. She specializes in researching all aspects of the car sharing and ride hailing ecosystems.

Prior to joining TechInsights, she had over ten years’ experience as a writer and editor on a wide range of transportation and sustainability topics. At TechInsights, Nicole focuses on all aspects of the fast-growing mobility services market, including car sharing, car subscriptions, and ride hailing. Nicole holds a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College of California.

Steve EntwistleSteve Entwistle: Research Director of Semiconductor Market Analysis

As the recently appointed Research Director of Semiconductor Market Analysis, Stephen Entwistle is directly responsible for ensuring TechInsights products excel at serving the semiconductor industry. Over a career spanning both engineering and marketing roles, he has acquired a deep understanding of the inter-relationships between the technology, product development, and marketing issues present in the semiconductor electronics industry.

Stephen has a passion for helping clients, and the industry at large, make better decisions. As an analyst, he possesses a strategic commercial acumen combined with a thorough understanding of electronics technical knowledge. This has afforded him the insight to serve every client in the best way possible. He believes that equally important to convincing clients to invest in a new product of business, is persuading clients when not to invest.

Stephen is often invited to speak at major conferences and to author feature articles in industry journals. In previous positions, he carried out numerous large-scale projects focused on advanced components for clients such as Microsoft, Nokia, ARM, Bose, Vodafone, Infineon, Freescale, and others.

Christopher TaylorChristopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor, Director, RF & Wireless Components, provides market research and technology assistance to companies involved in high volume radio components for wireless systems including mobile phones, Wi-Fi and UWB systems. Mr. Taylor also provides consulting expertise for mergers and acquisitions and go to market strategies to clients.

Mr. Taylor’s experience includes 35 years in the semiconductor industry in digital, mixed-signal, optoelectronics, and electronic equipment and materials. Prior to TechInsights, Mr. Taylor worked as a Product Marketing Manager at M/A-COM where he defined and managed the development and launch of CDMA handset transceiver ICs, RF switches, and related ICs for wireless systems. Before that, Mr. Taylor worked as the S. Korea marketing manager for Varian Semiconductor Equipment, and managed the sales and marketing activities of Applied Optronics, a semiconductor laser start-up. Prior to these positions, he was employed by GE Semiconductor as a business development analyst, and S.A.I.C., where he served as a staff scientist in electro optics technology.

Mr. Taylor holds an SM degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, an MS in Physics from Ohio State University, and a BS in Physics from Pennsylvania State University.

Jeffrey MathewsJeffrey Mathews

Jeffrey Mathews is an Analyst for Handset Component Technologies Program within the Strategic Technologies Practice. Jeffrey focuses on the research of the smartphone component technology domains including display, memory, camera and battery technologies and publishes reports on market size/forecast and share for component vendors.

Jeffrey is an experienced analyst specializing in the Semiconductor and Component markets and his expertise in market analysis and research is widely respected in the industry, and he has been quoted by leading news and media channels for his insights on the smartphone component technology market. Prior to joining TechInsights, Jeffrey worked for IDC, where he was responsible for researching and analyzing the personal computing devices domain, providing market insights to clients and media.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and a post-graduate Masters in Business Administration from Ambedkar University, Delhi.

Wayne LamWayne Lam

As the Service Director of Mobile Semiconductors, Wayne Lam has over a decade of experience covering the consumer electronic, smartphone, and device manufacturing industry. He is a skilled analyst in mobile technologies, mobile applications and development platforms, market research and forecasting, competitive intelligence, cost analysis, business development, and big-data analytics. He enjoys the process of identifying and uncovering insights that can help a client breakthrough in their understanding of a specific piece of the market or technology.

Wayne’s background in engineering and experience working in semiconductor fabrication provides a unique point of view that allows him the perspective necessary for deciphering whether a new technology can scale or fail. This expertise has made him a sought-after technology pundit frequently featured on a variety of major outlets. He’s fascinated by the fundamental market forces behind the progress and promise of technology and has an appreciation for the innovations driving future technologies, specifically the ability of wireless advancements to consistently redefine how we work and live.

Neil MawstonNeil Mawston: Executive Director, Global Wireless Practice

As the Executive Director of the Global Wireless Practice at TechInsights, Neil Mawston has a reputation for delivering world-class analysis, unique insight, and decisive recommendations to the mobile industry worldwide. He provides leadership to the Mobile Devices team, a group of world-famous smartphone and wearable analysts, who are responsible for tracking and forecasting smartphones, wearables, and VR headsets which represent a half-trillion-dollar end-device market for the semiconductor industry.

Neil’s recent work includes supply-side and demand-side research, leading authoritative projects into 6G devices, technology tracking, market share forecasting, financial metrics, and user segmentation. He has a passion for immersing himself in emerging tech frontiers, such as AI smartphones and VR wearables, and is a recognized authority on future smartphone and wearable trends. He is able to consistently help clients predict future markets by building giant datasets that map tech trends and absorb uncertainty. He has a unique ability to spot these mega trends before they happen, like the upcoming 6G future on land, sea, and space.

Ken Hyers Ken Hyers

As Director for the Emerging Device Strategies (EDS) service, Ken Hyers is responsible for delivering insight, guidance and perspective to all those with a professional interest in the mobile handset industry, including vendors, operators, ecosystem players, investors and the media.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Ken was a Senior Analyst / Engagement Manager at Technology Business Research (TBR), where he headed the expansion of TBR’s mobile computing devices syndicated and custom research. Prior to joining TBR in 2007, Mr Hyers was a Principal Analyst at Allied Business Research (ABI), where he designed and launched the Mobile Content Research service. Prior to ABI, he was a Senior Analyst at In-Stat from 1998 through 2004, where he conducted consumer and enterprise end-user research on the mobile market.

Ken is a frequent source for newspapers, business publications and wireless trade journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other publications, as well as on-camera and radio interviews for various news outlets. Ken obtained an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Woody OhWoody Oh

Woody Oh, a Director for Smartphone Country Share Tracker (SCST) at TechInsights, is responsible for delivering in-depth analysis, guidance and predictions on the global handset industry to mobile operators, handset OEMs, chipset makers, investment banks, software vendors and media firms across the world.

Prior to joining TechInsights, Woody had built up diverse experience at three firms. He worked as a system engineer for Base Station and Mobile Switching Centers at Lucent Technologies and was in charge of local operators such as SK Telecom and KT. Woody subsequently worked at ST-Ericsson on Business Development for connectivity components (bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax & NFC) and TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE for Samsung. Woody also spent some time as a sales manager at Irdeto promoting its security solutions to Samsung, LG, Pantech and local operators.

Woody has a degree in Radio Communications Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea, likes to read mystery novels, and spend most of his time with his energetic young daughter.

Cliff RaskindCliff Raskind

Cliff Raskind draws on over two decades in wireless, mobility and IT to help TechInsights’ clients win and succeed. His primary responsibilities encompass analyzing, tracking and forecasting the transformation of the smart device and IoT markets. Cliff also guides clients across the ICT spectrum to better anticipate key strategic issues and separate hype from reality with respect to potentially disruptive technologies and business models. His insights and recommendations rely on deep analyst and industry-side experience working with device vendors, operators and a wide range of b2b and b2c solution providers.

Cliff was an early member of SA’s Global Wireless Practice from 1999 to 2007, returning to the company in 2015 after working for Nokia where he ultimately led their Device Intelligence group on a global basis. He later joined Nokia’s HERE location unit leading KPIs and strategic target setting for the Map Platform Group. Prior to originally joining SA he was a Product Marketing Manager for EDS specializing in cellular billing systems. Cliff holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from Northeastern University, where he graduated with honors.

Eric SmithEric Smith

Eric Smith is the Director of Connected Computing Devices research, a key segment for semiconductor companies with some of the fastest moving innovations across TechInsights’ focus. He has over 11 years of industry experience, acquiring extensive knowledge and expertise in the tablet, 2-in-1, and notebook PC segments. Eric has a passion for delivering high quality analysis and data that companies rely on to accurately plan production schedules, marketing initiatives, and performance metrics among many other things. He provides market sizing, forecasting, connectivity trends, insights, and research to vendors, suppliers, operators, investors, and media.

In just a few short years, Eric has risen to having a lead role in client management, sales team support, the advancement of laptop and tablet project opportunities, and the development of junior analysts. Previously, he served as an Analyst in the Connected Home Devices service, primarily covering game consoles and PCs. Prior to joining TechInsights, Eric was an Economic and Political Advisor at the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit, delivering qualitative analysis of economic and political trends for Japanese diplomats.

Phill MalingPhill Maling

Phill oversees model profiling and automated price collection through to publication and visualization for the mobile device specification and pricing dashboards, SpecTRAX & PriceTRAX. Phill works with smartphone manufacturers, network operators and government agencies, applying his data skills to help clients get best use from TRAX. Prior to joining TechInsights, Phill conducted primary and secondary research in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Phill holds two first class BSc (Hons) degrees, and various postgraduate qualifications.

Linda SuiLinda Sui

Linda Sui, Senior Director of Global Smartphone Strategies at TechInsights, has over 16 years of experience in the mobile device industry and over 13 years of experience focused on telecom research and consulting. In her role, Linda is responsible for delivering in-depth analysis and recommendations for the global smartphone industry to mobile carriers, handset vendors, component makers, investment banks, software vendors, and media firms worldwide. She has a passion for tracking this ever-changing industry and providing clients with insights that can help them navigate and weather any mega shifts. Her cross-cultural background and bilingual skills have given her the ability to quickly identify and grasp key trends from multiple angles.

Before joining TechInsights, Linda worked for 13 years at Strategy Analytics where she focused on research and consulting projects across the whole value chain of the smartphone industry while building and training her own research team. Through her leadership and expertise, they were able to successfully develop and grow the industry leading smartphone research team, serving over 100 clients across multiple sectors worldwide. She has won and successfully managed many large consulting projects over the course of her career, with contributions from her team of experts.

Abhilash Kumar Abhilash Kumar

Abhilash Kumar joins TechInsights as an Industry Analyst for Smartphones with over 5 years of experience researching the global smartphone market, tracking vendors, and uncovering beneficial insights for clients. Abhilash is a recognized expert in the smartphone industry; he’s frequently quoted by international publications and has been selected as a judge for the 2024 Global Mobile Awards.

As a research professional, he has a talent for helping clients comprehend the full landscape of the smartphone market and the many ways it can be dissected, be it by country, region, price tier, channel, or vendor performance.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, later acquired by TechInsights, Abhilash worked for Counterpoint Research as a Research Analyst. In this role he was responsible for researching and analyzing the global smartphone market both from the supply side as well as demand. He honed his research and analytical skills tracking and forecasting global handset sales while collaborating with international teams on insight reports. His background in technology and business have given him an appreciation for semiconductors and the role they play in the telecom markets.

Rachid MohamediRachid Mohamedi

In his role as a Market Analyst at TechInsights, Rachid Mohamedi brings a passion for problem solving to his work tracking the major competitors of the semiconductor market. His responsibilities range from monitoring various aspects of the semiconductor manufacturing business, such as revenues and product lines, to generating forecast reports, BI reports, and industry reviews depended on by companies around the world.

Rachid has over 2 years of experience as an analyst, splitting his focus between data analysis and market analysis. He is a skilled collaborator, able to adapt quickly to changing roles, and as an analyst has excellent attention to detail. Rachid relies on his background in Business and Project Management to understand how markets work and the macro and micro forces impacting companies.

Juha WinterJuha Winter

As an Associate Director in the Global Wireless Practice, Juha Winter heads up the Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service and deals with other smart connected device topics and related services as well. He draws on some 15 years of diverse experience from ICT and automotive industries, having worked for companies such as Nokia (network infrastructure and handset businesses) and Bosch Car Multimedia (Germany) in global business development, strategy, market analysis, and competitive intelligence roles. At Nokia, he held numerous analyst and strategist roles, acting as the lead analyst for the company’s smart devices business at one time. At Bosch, his responsibilities included strategy development, customer and market analysis, and business planning for the company’s new business area, Connected Mobility. Most recently before joining SA, he was the sales director for an innovative IT startup company focusing on automotive aftermarket IT services located in Helsinki, Finland.

Juha combines his business and technical expertise in serving SA clients with quantitative as well as qualitative analysis. He also utilizes his academic research background and insights in the area of mobile business ecosystems whenever suitable. Juha holds a pre-doctoral Licentiate of Science degree focused on Telecommunications Business from Aalto University, having completed the full PhD coursework with publications to his name, as well as an MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.

Rajeev NairRajeev Nair

With over 15 years of experience in the devices and telecom domain, Rajeev has worked on both fronts -- with leading IT vendors like Hewlett Packard & Microsoft and research firms like IDC, on varied aspects of business strategies, product development and go-to-market (GTM) approaches.

In his previous assignment, as Program Manager (Mobility) with Hewlett Packard, he supported the firm's Mobility Business expansion strategy. Prior to this, he worked for International Data Corporation, tracking and consulting mobile phone OEMs, chipset makers, telecom operators and others in the mobility ecosystem. In Microsoft, he led an extended research team to provide actionable insights for their platforms, devices and online business. He started out his professional career with the Confederation of Indian Industry in their IT and Telecom division, conceptualizing events and research for the Indian ICT market.

He is frequently quoted by the leading print and online media as a subject-matter expert on smart connected devices, mobile ecosystem trends and the telecom domain. Rajeev holds an MBA from Delhi School of Economics, India.

Ville-Petteri UkonahoVille-Petteri Ukonaho

With over 13 years of experience in the devices and telecom domain, Ville-Petteri has strong expertise within the industry from Nokia and Microsoft where he has worked in R&D as well as in strategy and business development functions. His expertise areas include handsets and handset technologies and he is experienced in analyzing markets and technologies for strategy and business development purposes.

In his previous assignment, as Senior Strategy Manager, Strategy and Planning, at Microsoft, he supported the firm's devices strategy and business development activities. Prior to this he worked in Nokia Strategy doing market and competitive intelligence for product development, strategy, sales and business development. Ville-Petteri holds aB.Eng. from Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Ms. Yiwen Wu Yiwen Wu

As Senior Analyst in the Devices Team of our Global Wireless Practice, Ms. Yiwen Wu utilizes her extensive industry experience in technology and business to create influential impact to SA’s clients. Her main responsibilities includes researching, forecasting and analysing key issues in the transformation of future smartphone markets. Ms. Wu covers China, Asia and global markets and is based in Shanghai.

Before joining SA, Ms. Wu worked as a Business Development Manager at the global headquarters of Microsoft Mobile and Nokia, where she managed various projects for senior executives to drive innovation and business transformation with support from R&D, design, sales, finance, and legal teams. Prior to that, Ms. Wu worked at Inventure, a leading early-stage VC in the Nordics, and Bain Capital Asia.

Ms. Wu holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and a Masters Degree in Strategy from the Business School of Aalto University in Finland.

Steven Waltzer Steven Waltzer

Steven Waltzer is a Senior Industry Analyst supporting the Global Wireless Practice (GWP). Steven covers wireless devices and specializes in wearables, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis on the wearables, smartphone, and handset markets. Steven is the lead quantitative analyst for the Wearables Service, spearheading all modelling for quarterly tracking as well as forecasting across smartwatches, feature watches, fitness bands, smartglasses, hearables, and other wearable device types.

Prior to his role as an Industry Analyst, Steven worked for 2.5 years as a Data Analyst, responsible for supporting Research Analysts, Senior Analysts and Research Directors to improve and standardize their excel models, supporting the input of data into a common database, and building and updating the next generation of Dashboards for clients and internal users.

Steven holds a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management and a minor in Economics from the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He also studied Alternative Investments and Game Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Alex Fuller  Alex Fuller

Alex works on the SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX databases, specializing in the development and improvement of the collection of large-scale data, including international device and tariff pricing collection through webscraping. He also maintains and updates data links between the TRAX systems and GSMA TAC database and assists with the use of TRAX data in other products within TechInsights.

In addition to helping setup the systems behind the TRAX products, during his previous time at Strategy Analytics he has worked on numerous projects analyzing device specification, availability, and pricing data for multiple clients including a major smartphone manufacturer and a major intellectual property fund. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Keele University.

Daniele Ripalunga Daniele Ripalunga

Daniele is responsible for the overall quality of over 3 million web scraped data points collected each month across 57 countries for PriceTRAX & SpecTRAX. Daniele has created and currently maintains Quality Control systems that alert the TRAX team to failed scraping agents and erroneous pricing data.

Daniele joined Strategy Analytics (now known as TechInsights) in January 2014 as an IT graduate. Over the years he has applied his coding expertise across disciplines including web-scraping, SQL and Python for big data collection, cleansing and publication. Daniele holds a First Class BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Northampton.

Edouard BouffenieEdouard Bouffenie

Edouard focuses his research on Connected Home, TV Streaming Devices and Connected Computing Devices. He joined Strategy Analytics' Teligen group in 2015 as Benchmarking Consultant with a particular focus on maintaining and developing various price benchmarking systems. Edouard has worked on a number of projects including Pay TV price benchmarking and bespoke Multi-Play for BIPT, Ofcom and Anacom.

Edouard has developed his research, analysis and Excel development skills through strategy roles in the spirits industry, including strategic planning at Irish Distillers, market analysis at Chivas Brothers and marketing intelligence with Pernod Ricard Travel Retail.

Edouard is a graduate of University of Portsmouth and ESC Bordeaux with a degree in International Business obtained in 1997. He speaks English and French fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Manish Rawat Manish Rawat

Manish Rawat is a Data Analyst for Wireless Smartphones Services, focus on mobile and connected devices, including handsets, smartphones, wearables, and connected consumer devices and coming up with insights relevant for clients.

Prior to joining to SA, Manish worked for Techarc, where he was responsible for researching and analyzing the India connected consumer devices market both from supply side as well as demand side and various consulting projects. Also responsible for making dashboards and visualizations to draw meaningful insights by using visualization tool such as Microsoft Power BI, Tableau and Flourish and writes deep-dive insight articles. Manish graduated from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak with B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, and has post-graduate diploma in Management from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida.

Peng Peng  Peng Peng

Peng Peng is an Industry Analyst, in our Global Wireless Practice (GWP), Peng focuses on technology, market research, analysis, forecasting, and strategic advisory of mobile devices such as 5G smartphones and wearables. With the flexibility of being based in the UK or China, Peng also helps to strengthen the connections between SA and its worldwide clients.

Before joining SA, Peng worked for China Telecom and China Unicom Europe in London, UK, where he managed supply chains and helped international enterprise customers, including handset and consumer electronics manufacturers, internet companies, and financial groups, fulfil their local requirements for advanced technology.

Peng holds an M.Sc. degree in Communications from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, and an M.Phil. degree from the University of Sheffield, England. His research outcomes have been published in journals with high impact factors and the articles have been cited widely.

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William AblondiWilliam Ablondi

Bill Ablondi directs the Smart Home Strategies (SHS) advisory service focusing on emerging opportunities in home management, monitoring and control systems and services. Bill has over 25 years experience in market strategy development, competitive assessment and market forecasting for manufacturers and service providers in the information technology and consumer electronics sectors. As Director of SHS, his global research and analysis focuses on identifying value propositions attractive to consumers, forecasting their adoption and market value, evaluating business models and partnerships within the smart home ecosystem and monitoring technology developments enabling new solutions.

Before joining TechInsights, Bill directed syndicated advisory services and related custom consulting activities for several leading research firms including IDC [International Data Corporation], Giga Information Group [Forrester Research], INTECO [Gartner] and Future Computing, Inc. Just prior to joining Strategy Analytics (now TechInsights) he established Parks Associates' home systems and energy management practice where he conducted numerous studies of the multifamily, home builder and security dealer markets.

Bill holds an MBA from Columbia University with concentrations in operations research and finance and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Andreas KoehlerAndreas Koehler

At TechInsights, Andreas heads up the long-established Connected Home Devices market analysis program, providing quantitative and qualitative data and insights into industry and market trends, and competitive dynamics for a diverse client base that includes chip vendors, CE device manufacturers, global tech companies, as well as service providers.

Prior to joining TechInsights, Andreas led the European consulting practice at Strategy Analytics, delivering custom projects of global scope providing strategic and tactical support, to clients within the wider communications industry. Previous employments include boutique telecoms consulting firm Cambridge Strategic Management Group and analyst firm BIS Strategic Decisions.

Andreas Koehler holds a Diplombetriebswirt degree from Fachhochschule Bremen, in Germany and a BA (Hons) in European Finance and Accounting from Leeds Business School in the UK.

David Watkins David Watkins: Vice President, Consumer Electronics

In his role as Vice President of Consumer Electronics, David Watkins manages a team of analysts that cover the consumer electronics end-device markets. They provide timely market tracking services and detailed forecasts to help clients benchmark their performance, understand future demand levels, and adjust their production schedules accordingly. His work is critical in understanding the impacts of semiconductors on technology and in predicting what the future device landscape may look like.

David has a strong analytical background and a natural curiosity for how technology can be used for the positive enhancement of human experiences. He enjoys developing new, innovative research programs and working with clients to ensure that they are getting as much value from the research as possible. He is responsible for setting the research agenda across the group and for developing new syndicated research programs which extend TechInsights leadership in the consumer electronics industry.

Previously David spent more than 7 years at Futuresource Consulting as lead analyst within the Consumer Electronics group. During that time, he built relationships with industry contacts spanning the entire entertainment value-chain, including the leading Hollywood studios, broadcasters, CE manufacturers, and semiconductor and component companies.

Lauren Guenveur Lauren Guenveur

Lauren Guenveur is a senior analyst within the Connected Computing Devices (CCD) team at TechInsights. She is responsible for tracking and forecasting the notebook market across 88 countries, as well as end-user behavior and demand.

Lauren has over a decade of experience across a variety of technologies including smartphones, wearables, tablets and PCs, advising on go-to market strategies, pricing, loyalty and new customer acquisition, and competitive intelligence with some of the largest technology companies in the world. Prior to joining TechInsights, Lauren was a senior research analyst at IDC covering the worldwide PC and tablet market and tracking U.S. specific data. Prior to IDC, Lauren was a global consumer insights director at Kantar Worldpanel, and was instrumental in the launch of tracking services for the tablet and wearables market.

Lauren holds an MBA from Stony Brook University, as well as a BA in Psychology from the same university.

Chirag UpadhyayChirag Upadhyay

In his role as Senior UX Analyst at TechInsights, Chirag Upadhyay has over 10 years of experience researching consumer behavior and user experiences across the mobile devices, connected home, and automotive sectors. He is responsible for delivering in-depth user experience analysis and insights on emerging use cases, consumer priorities, and experience optimization for clients in the automotive industries. He enjoys his work helping clients with questions related to industry trends that can often affect their product road maps and marketing plans.

Chirag has a passion for learning and is fascinated by the pace with which technology is moving and its ability to accelerate innovation. His background in digital animation and production coupled with his experiences as an analyst have given him the foundation necessary to understand and think like both a researcher and OEM. In a previous role with TechInsights, Chirag served as an industry analyst focused on consumer products and provided clients with strategic insight into the key issues related to the connected devices markets.

IoT Ecosystems
Chris AmbrosioChris Ambrosio: Executive Director, Market Analysis Consulting

Starting at TechInsights over 20 years ago, Chris Ambrosio currently serves as an Executive Director of Market Analysis Consulting. His pragmatic nature and strong work ethic help in defining and delivering research solutions that companies rely on to fully understand their markets and their competitors.

In his previous role as an Executive Director in the Global Wireless Practice, Chris managed a range of custom projects across the wireless value chain including business case development, product planning, market assessments, and competitive analysis for device vendors, service providers, semiconductor vendors, and software suppliers. His sound grasp of the business fundamentals for mobile communications companies and experience in marketing and sales has made him a trusted strategy partner for many of the largest and most well-known handset OEMs and mobile operators around the world.

Chris enjoys building connections with clients, helping them evaluate and identify opportunities that may not be obvious or well-defined. He believes that equally important to skills or knowledge, is the ability to truly listen to customers and understand the context of what they are trying to communicate.

Gina LukGina Luk: Director, Telecom Strategies

Director of the Telecom Strategies at TechInsights, Gina Luk leads research in industry 4.0, future networks, edge platforms, and communications and networking. She provides strategic insight and perspectives on the value-chain implications for Telecom operators and their direct and indirect suppliers, including devices and network equipment OEMs, module and subsystem vendors, and semiconductor vendors. She is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and is a recognized thought leader in the wireless technology domain, serving as a judge for the GSMA GLOMO Awards for the past 7 years.

Gina has over 20 years of research experience within Telecom, Mobility, and IoT. Before joining TechInsights, Gina was a Telecom consulting and research manager with AMI-Partners (an Analysys Mason Company), where she led and managed multi-country Telecom consulting projects across multiple geographies. Over her career she has worked on many custom consulting projects identifying opportunities in the global devices market and has authored white papers on 5G evolution, enterprise digital transformation, business value of cloud, business applications, and mobile security. Gina also worked at IDC and Flex in the Telecoms team where she was the lead analyst for optical networking, mobile operators’ strategy, and carrier equipment markets across the globe.

Gina is regularly quoted in blogs and international press. She also acts as a judge for GSMA GLOMO Enterprise Awards for the past 5 years. She is considered a thought leader in the Enterprise wireless technology domain. Gina holds an MBA and a Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Waseem HaiderWaseem Haider

Waseem Haider joins TechInsights as a Principal Analyst of IoT and Enterprise Research, with over 17 years of experience working in the technology and telecom industries. Waseem’s analysis covers IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0 domains, and other disruptive technologies and vertical markets tied to the semiconductor industry. In a short time, his research, analysis, and data forecasts for IoT have already proven critical for successful strategic planning, product and technology roadmaps, and GTM strategy.

Waseem has a passion for helping people understand the benefits and challenges of existing and emerging connected device technologies. His ability to simplify the complexities of these technologies and challenge the status quo when needed has earned the trust of clients, partners, colleagues, and peers. In this role he brings strong analytical thinking skills and a commitment to further strengthening the existing TechInsights research on IoT as well as identifying potential areas of expansion that could prove integral for clients.

Media and Services
David MacQueenDavid MacQueen: Service Director for Executive Programs

As the Service Director for Executive Programs, David MacQueen is tasked with covering the semiconductor value-chain to identify emerging technologies and new opportunities for research teams, while ensuring alignment across the research produced by TechInsights. He has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor-related industries and has an inherent ability to contextualize data that helps clients understand the big picture.

David’s instincts on research topics are consistently ahead of the curve. He was covering the smartphones market long before the iPhone transformed it and saw firsthand how streaming services and the App Store fundamentally changed consumer behavior. During his time at Strategy Analytics as the Director of Wireless Media Strategies, David provided insight and strategic advice on all aspects of consumer mobile data products and services, with a focus on mobile advertising, games, music, social networking, and video.

Previously, David worked at Screen Digest as the Head of Mobile Media Intelligence where he built and subsequently headed up the 'Mobile Media Intelligence' service, providing data and analysis on the mobile sector for media companies.

Michael GoodmanMichael Goodman

Michael Goodman, Director of Connected TV Strategies, has over 30 years of experience delivering critical market intelligence and strategic direction for clients trying to navigate an increasingly, complex world. At TechInsights, Michael focuses on the end-user markets that form the foundation of the semiconductor industry. He provides clients with strategic insight on the evolution of the TV industry, with key areas of research including TV streaming platforms and devices, OTT video, connected TV advertising, and cloud gaming.

Michael takes pride in his ability to see the big picture and how companies, products, and services fit into it. With every passing year, new Connected TV devices and services emerge that challenge legacy TV services. The Connected TV world, however, is a difficult and diverse market presenting numerous opportunities and challenges. Michael has a passion for helping companies navigate the transformation of distribution, consumption, and monetization of TV and video as a result of the growth of Connected TV. Prior to joining TechInsights, Michael founded Nexus Research Group, a research and consulting firm focused on the intersection of technology, media, and communications. There he provided expertise to top executives at IT firms, CE manufacturers, media companies, and CPG companies.

Nitesh PatelNitesh Patel

As Director of Smart Home Strategies, Nitesh Patel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to TechInsights, with over 20 years of industry research experience spanning the telecommunications sector, with a recent focus on consumer electronics and smart home technology. Nitesh is heavily involved in the development of market reports, company and product profiles, competitive positioning, market forecasts, and assessing the impacts of innovations shaping opportunities across the smart home ecosystem. He enjoys developing deep and trusted relationships with clients, providing them with insights on the potential growth opportunities for smart home devices within the semiconductor industry, including smart speakers and displays, surveillance cameras, video doorbells, robot vacuum cleaners, smart thermostats, and many more.

Before joining TechInsights, Nitesh was the Director of the Wireless Media Strategies service at Strategy Analytics where he played a leading role in the growth of the department while maintaining its’ relevance, despite a shift in industry dynamics. In this role, he developed a sterling reputation amongst his peers as a strong collaborator and led research covering a broad range of consumer mobile entertainment products, services, and companies, including telcos and device makers.

Ekta MittalEkta Mittal

At TechInsights, Ekta Mittal focuses on tracking and forecasting end user demand for connected devices including Media Streamers, Gaming Consoles, Soundbars and Wireless Audio products.

With over 6 years of experience in smart devices research, Ekta has developed expertise in helping clients in market sizing, trend analysis and forecasting across a range of consumer technology sectors. In her previous role as senior market analyst at IDC, she led the Indian wearables and smart home markets along with mobile phone research for the South Asia region.

Ekta holds an MBA from the University School of Management Studies (USMS), and a bachelor's degree in B.A. (H) Economics from Delhi University.

Service Providers
Phil KendallPhil Kendall: Lead Forecaster, Market Analysis

Phil Kendall brings over 25 years of experience collecting, analyzing, and forecasting market data to his role as Lead Forecaster in TechInsights' Market Analysis division. He is committed to creating a forecasting environment at TechInsights that allows subject matter experts to maximize their time spent building compelling stories and scenarios of the future of ICT and semiconductor industries. He believes that accurate market data and expert forecast analysis are both critical to decision making in the semiconductor industry, and that these are both core building blocks in the forecasting architecture being built at TechInsights.

In his day-to-day, Phil is responsible for enabling TechInsights' analysts to support players across the semi-conductor value chain with the data they need to take critical business decisions. His background in Economics & Econometrics enables him to build interwoven datasets that are internally consistent and logical and have the flexibility to evolve to accommodate the wealth of information accumulated as markets evolve.

Phil’s strong work ethic and industry knowledge has earned the respect of colleagues and clients alike. His data and market insights have proven critical for clients in evaluating competitive dynamics and assessing strategic options based on facts rather than speculation.

Sue RuddSue Rudd

Sue Rudd brings to TechInsights a unique range of marketing strategy and business experience across Mobile, Telecoms, IT and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Sue currently focuses on opportunities for pre-5G and 5G SA Core and Hyperscaler Services including Edge Cloud, Intelligent RAN, Network Slicing, SDN Controlled bandwidth and Wi-Fi interoperability, as well as Service Orchestration, ML/AI for Self-Optimizing Networks (SON), Control Plane Signaling, and distributed Cloud database and processing requirements. Her recent reports cover Cloud Native S/W, competitive analyses of 5G SA service platforms and OSS transformation.

Prior to joining TechInsights, Sue worked for Comverse Technologies (now Mavenir) developing business cases for converged fixed and mobile IP services and VoIP over 3G. Previously at Motorola Cellular (now Nokia Networks) she coordinated wireless data services and directed projects for mobile network management and Intelligent Networking. Earlier she worked for Codex (Motorola’s modem and Enterprise T1 subsidiary), Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) one of the creators of ARPANet (now Raytheon) and Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys).

Sue has over 30 years’ experience in both IT Systems and Telecoms working with Internet, Telecommunications and Mobile service providers for multiple RF and ‘’ startups. She has a BA and MA in Economics from University of Cambridge and an MBA in Operations Management from the Wharton School.

Dan GrossmanDan Grossman

Dan Grossman brings a wealth of expertise in fixed networks, both as an industry analyst and as a technologist. His engineering background and mindset gives him unique insight into the interplay between use cases, technology, and business strategy. At TechInsights, his focus is on research and client services in the Fiber-to-the-x, 5G fixed wireless, optical networks, non-public mobile networks and edge computing markets, from both the service provider and vendor perspectives.

Prior to TechInsights, Dan was Principal at his consulting firm, NetAccess Futures, where he researched and wrote extensively for private clients and the trade press on Fiber-to-the-x deployment and operator strategy. He also was a Contributing Analyst at Heavy Reading, covering fixed broadband and optical transport networking, and he was an Associate at Interisle Consulting Group, where he did business case studies for emerging rural broadband operators. Previously, Dan was a Fellow of the Technical Staff at Motorola Labs, leading interdisciplinary teams through cutting edge exploratory projects and influencing the development of key industry standards. He started his career as a networking software engineer.

Dan has a BSc in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He holds 10 patents and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Josie SephtonJosie Sephton

Josie joined Teligen in January 2011 as a senior pricing consultant, with particular focus on bespoke benchmarking projects. Her experience in the telecoms and IT services industry spans some 24 years, and she has in-depth knowledge across a number of areas, including fixed voice and data services, mobile services, unified communications, and hosted services, with particular specialism is pricing and price benchmark consulting.

She has worked on numerous price-related projects with telecoms service providers, regulators and large enterprises over the years, including a bandwidth pricing and performance review for a major European service provider, a competitive assessment of fixed communications service price for a European regulator, and an analysis of retail pricing, including historic assessment and price forecasts, for a new entrant.

Prior to joining Teligen, Josie worked with a number of consulting and analyst houses, including Ovum, where she worked for 12 years as a pricing and benchmarking consultant and, most recently, with Freeform Dynamics, as a principal analyst focusing on mobility and Unified Communications. She holds a degree in Economics from Warwick University.

Bernadette FinnBernadette Finn

Bernadette joined Teligen in March 1993 and now heads up our tariff research operation. In her career here she has developed an in-depth knowledge of national and international telecom tariffs for a wide range of fixed and mobile services. She has worked closely with many of Teligen's high-level clients, providing in-depth analysis, managing projects and offering client support. She is highly familiar with a number of detailed analysis techniques and comparison methodologies. She has conducted tariff and pricing workshops on fixed and mobile services at seminars in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Teligen Bernadette worked at Frost & Sullivan in London, specialising in IT and data communications.

Angela ToalAngela Toal

Angela is the Service manager of two Teligen products: the flagship “OECD Mobile Voice and Data Price Benchmarking” and also “OECD Mobile Broadband Price Benchmarking”. She joined Teligen in 2007 as a Tariff Analyst. Since then, she has gone on to develop her expertise in the mobile services. Her recent notable achievements include enhancing the technology filter to identify 5G plans in both products and creating cost per GB analysis for the Teligen Dashboards.

Angela is also involved in the current project to establish webscraping and other automation of the data collection processes for Teligen’s services. In addition, she assists with the updating of the “OECD Bundled Communications Price Benchmarking” Service. Angela has worked extensively on a range of proprietary studies, including Teligen’s multiplay price benchmarking. Angela produces regular analysis pieces for publication on the company website.

Before joining Teligen Angela worked in various research and analytical roles across a variety of sectors, demonstrating her ability to transfer her skills to almost any subject matter. Angela holds a degree in Politics from the University of Warwick.

Catherine ArteagaCatherine Arteaga

Catherine is an experienced service manager with strong analytical, data mining skills and over 15 years of demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Currently, Catherine manages and is involved in the maintenance, update, and analysis of the OECD Bundled Communication Price Benchmarking service, which compare offers from each of the main services providers in OECD member countries across all permutations of services bundles including fixed broadband, fixed voice, mobile broadband, mobile voice & data, and TV. Catherine is also involved in the maintenance and update of the other OECD price benchmarking services and contributes to ad hoc bespoke projects.

Catherine is the content creator for the Teligen division social media LinkedIn page "Teligen Tariff and Benchmarking", writing regular features on telcoms pricing trends. Catherine holds a degree in Finance and International Business from the Santiago de Cali University, in Colombia.

Leah CohenLeah Cohen

Leah Cohen is a research analyst with operational responsibility for panel management and data quality control for the AppOptix service. Her responsibilities include maintaining a representative sample, resolution of panel member issues, and analysis of trends and disruptions in user behavior.

Prior to joining AppOptix, Ms. Cohen worked as a research associate for the Strategic Competitor Intelligence – Mobile program (SCIm) with responsibilities for financial data collection and analysis. Leah has a BS in Interdisciplinary Science from Florida Institute of Technology with studies in Astrophysics and Sustainability.

Nacera TouilebNacera Touileb

Nacera manages two of Teligen’s fixed price benchmarking services, “OECD Fixed Voice and Leased Lines Price Benchmarking” and also “OECD Fixed Broadband Price Benchmarking”. Since joining the Teligen tariff team in May 2004; Nacera has become a key member of the research team that monitors the markets for the OECD price benchmarking baskets.

In addition to managing these essential services, she is regularly working on many of Teligen’s custom projects, including the annual price benchmarking of the AREGNET (Arab Regulators Network of Telecommunications) markets, as well as several international Multiplay studies. Nacera holds a law degree from the University of Algiers, qualifying as a solicitor in 1997. She speaks fluent English, French & Arabic.

Spend Insights

Jagrut PatelJagrut Patel: Vice President, Spend Insights

Heads Spend Insights business unit comprising of Teardown, Pricing & Costing products within TechInsights. Prior to joining TechInsights, Jagrut was US head of benchmarking at Nokia. Jagrut has more than 25 years of experience in product development, product management and competitive intelligence in AT&T/ Lucent/ Alcatel-Lucent & Nokia. He led competitive assessments, reverse engineering, design consultations, target cost/ feature settings and used this to advise supply chain, product management and executives in making portfolio decisions to increase portfolio competitiveness.

Al CowskyAl Cowsky

Al Cowsky is the Costing Manager at the Spend Insights business unit. Since 2013, Al has overseen all component pricing methodologies, models, and pricing related to TechInsights' teardown projects. Before joining TechInsights in 2013, Al spent eleven years as the manager of Motorola's Competitive Benchmarking (Teardown) team, conducting work similar to TechInsights' teardown projects but primarily for an internal audience.

Barbara SlabinskiBarbara Slabinski

Barbara Slabinski is a Senior Cost Analyst at the Spend Insights business unit. Since joining TechInsights Inc. in 2021, Barbara has been focusing on all technical aspects of the Components Price Landscape and Components Price Analyzer tools. Barbara brings 24 years of experience as a Member of Technical Staff at Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, and Lucent Technologies. She specialized in wireless infrastructure equipment analyses like base stations, mMIMO Active Antenna, Remote Radio Heads, microwave, mmWave, small cells, femtocells, etc. She developed cost models for amplifiers, filters, radios, and digital subassemblies.  Her last role was Sr. Benchmarking Manager at Nokia where she led RF electronic product and Small Cells competitive analyses.

Stacy WegnerStacy Wegner

Stacy Wegner is the Senior Technology Analyst at TechInsights’ Teardown division, responsible for ensuring the highly technical data produced by our analysts is transformed into consumable competitive intelligence. Stacy has an extensive background in advanced technology devices, marketplace analysis, and TechInsights products and practices.

Deisy FernandesDeisy Fernandes

Deisy Fernandes is a Junior Costing Analyst where she provides technical support for TechInsights Costing products such as Teardown and Mobile Handset Cost Model (HCM). She has a MEng in Engineering Management from University of Ottawa and has 9 years of experience with Consumer Electronics Teardown Analysis and New Product Introduction.

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