Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> May 11, 2015

Consolidation, Automotive and Internet of Things Top Trends in Semiconductors

Svanberg, Tore
Tore Svanberg is an analyst and managing director at Stifel Financial Corp. He joined the company with the acquisition of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC in 2010. He is part of the technology group, covering semiconductors with a focus on analog, connectivity and processor semiconductors. He has been recognized for his work by The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” Analyst Survey. Earlier, he was a senior analyst and managing director at Piper Jaffray. He began his career as an analyst at Robertson Stephens. He received a degree in international relations from Franklin University in Switzerland. He also received an M.A. degree in international policy studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California. Profile
TWST: It seems there has been a lot of M&A activity in the semiconductor space over the last couple of months. Are we seeing abnormally high activity?

Mr. Svanberg: Yes, absolutely.