Robert Maire

ROBERT MAIRE joined Needham & Co. in May 2004, coming from Bear Stearns
& Co. Prior to that he was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1996,
covering semiconductor capital equipment. Before joining DLJ, he was
with Morgan Stanley as a Research Analyst covering semiconductor
equipment, peripherals, wireless and specialized systems. He was
previously a manager in Morgan Stanley’s Information Technology group.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Maire was a Manager in the
Information Technology division of Bankers Trust Company. He holds a BS
degree in Electrical Engineering and a BS degree in Computer Science
from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has been cited
by the Wall Street Journal in its annual survey of earnings estimate
accuracy. He has been ranked by Institutional Investor for the past
several years.