RICHARD VALERA is an Equity Research Analyst for Needham and Company
covering companies in the wireless communications equipment industry.
Prior to joining Needham in October 1997, Mr. Valera spent nine years in
the Electronic Design Automation industry, most recently as a Senior
Applications Consultant at Synopsys, an industry leading provider of
logic synthesis and verification tools. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Valera
was employed at Viewlogic Systems and Racal-Redac/ HHB Systems in a
variety of technical and marketing capacities. Mr. Valera has an MBA in
Finance from Rutgers University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from
Carnegie Mellon University.