Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> June 25, 2001

Outlook For Semiconductors: Dan Scovel – Needham & Co

Dan K. Scovel is a semiconductor analyst with Tokeneke Research LLC in Connecticut. He began his professional career in technical sales and marketing roles in 1984 with Advanced Micro Devices, experienced two small startup companies, and then spent the last six years of his industry tenure with Cirrus Logic where he supported the firm's Japanese market development. He began his career as a senior semiconductor analyst with Fahnestock & Company in 1996, was recruited by Needham & Company in April 2000, and founded Tokeneke Research in 2005. He obtained his undergraduate BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle and his MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from Santa Clara University located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a feel of where we are in the semiconductor

industry cycle at this point?

Mr. Scovel: We're in the middle of a pretty bad downturn. Arguably, it's

the worst downturn in