Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> March 21, 2001

Semiconductor Equipment: Michael O’brien – Wit Soundview Corp

MICHAEL O'BRIEN is SoundView's senior analyst covering the Semiconductor Manufacturing sector and has been named to The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street list for the past two years. A member of SoundView since 1997, in December 2001 he was named Deputy Director of Research. Mr. O'Brien began his Wall Street career in equity research at Smith Barney. Prior to that, he spent nearly four years at Applied Materials. He received a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University. Profile
TWST: What in 2000 has set the stage for 2001 and how have events to

date confirmed your expectations for 2001?

Mr. O'Brien: 2000 saw substantial investments ' but not what we would