Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> February 23, 2009

Computer Hardware: An Overview – Ashok Kumar – Collins Stewart Llc

Ashok Kumar is a senior analyst with a focus on Technology at Collins Stewart LLC. He was the head of technology research at CRT Capital Group before joining Collins Stewart. He has held senior analyst positions with Raymond James, Piper Jaffray and Southcoast Capital, and was also an analyst at Prudential Securities. Prior to his career as a research analyst, he held engineering and marketing positions at Intel. He is frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY, BusinessWeek, and Fortune, and is regularly featured on CNBC and Bloomberg. He was named to Smart Money magazine's 30 Most Influential People in Investing in December, 2000. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Profile
TWST: How do you see demand for computer hardware at this point?

Mr. Kumar: To say it is weak would be an understatement. Not only are we seeing

a precipitous falloff in unit demand, but