Vice President, Market Research
Andrea Lati is the Vice President, Market Research at VLSI Research Inc. Since joining VLSI Research in 2001, Andrea has focused on managing and developing forecasting models as well as performing market analysis and research on electronics, semiconductor, and equipment markets. In addition, Andrea has performed many custom studies for various clients and is a co-author of The Chip Insider.
Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
Dale Ford is the Chief Analyst at the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). Previously, he managed the research teams at IHS responsible for coverage of the electronics, semiconductor and electronics components industry and was one of the founders of iSuppli’s market research. As a highly respected industry analyst with extensive experience producing award winning market research he brings expertise in technology trends, competitive analysis, forecasting and supply/demand research of the electronics, semiconductor and electronics components industries. Mr. Ford has been researching the electronics and electronics components industries for over 25 years.
John Pitzer is a Managing Director, Global Technology Strategist, Technology Sector Head and Semiconductor Analyst at Credit Suisse. Mr. Pitzer joined Credit Suisse in March of 2000 and has maintained a top 3 Analyst ranking in external polls including Institutional Investor, Greenwich Survey and Bloomberg. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Pitzer also held analyst positions at Prudential Volpe Technology Group, Deutsche Bank Alex-Brown and Needham & Company.
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Robert Casanova is the Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where he directs SIA’s statistics, data analysis, and industry research. Prior to joining SIA, Robert was an Industry Analyst and commodities expert at the U.S. International Trade Commission where he was responsible for research and market analysis of the semiconductor, robotics, and AI industries. Robert also worked on the staff of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), where he handled the Senator’s International Trade, Small Business, and Indian Affairs legislative portfolio. Robert received a M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).