Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> June 9, 2014

Handset-Component Market Belongs to Top Two Players as Competitiveness Takes Toll

Rolland, Christopher
Christopher Rolland is an Analyst and Senior Vice President in the technology, media and telecom research group of FBR Capital Markets & Co., specializing in semiconductors. Before joining FBR Capital Markets & Co. in November 2010, Mr. Rolland held research roles at both Lazard Capital Markets and Wedbush Morgan Securities, covering the software and network equipment sectors. Prior to his tenure in equity research, Mr. Rolland was both a buy-side Analyst and an Equities Trader, specializing in the technology and telecom sectors. His broad technology knowledge, comprehensive network of industry contacts and 17 years of Wall Street experience allow for a unique perspective into semiconductor companies. Mr. Rolland has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in major financial publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Barron’s. Mr. Rolland received his B.A. from Denison University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. Profile
TWST: We have had some fairly big news in terms of your wireless coverage just yesterday. Can you talk about the important announcement that is getting your attention at the moment?