Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> November 10, 2003
Outlook For Semiconductor Equipment: Klaus-dieter Rinnen – Gartner Dataquest
KLAUS-DIETER RINNEN is Managing Vice President for Gartner Dataquest's
Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design group, which covers trends and
competitive positioning in semiconductor design, manufacturing
technology (capital equipment, material) and manufacturing services
(foundry, SATS ' semiconductor assembly and test services) and EMS
(electronics manufacturing services). Before joining Dataquest, Dr.
Rinnen was at Applied Materials, Santa Clara, and AT&T Bell
Laboratories, Murray Hill. Dr. Rinnen earned a Diploma degree in
Physics with minors in Physical Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering in
Germany and a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a quick overview of what is going on in the whole
semiconductor equipment space at this point?
Mr. Rinnen: Today the industry is in a recovery mode. We declared that