Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> August 24, 2009

Semiconductors And The Comm Buildout

William "Sandy" Harrison is Director of Research and Senior Research Analyst at Signal Hill. He has covered the communications component (Comm IC) industry as a Senior Research Analyst for over 10 years, and he has twice been cited as an All-Star Analyst by The Wall Street Journal, winning "Best On the Street" honors in 2000. Prior to joining Signal Hill, Mr. Harrison served as Director of Research and Senior Research Analyst for Pacific Growth Equities, LLC. Before beginning his career as a Research Analyst with Needham and Company, Mr. Harrison held management positions with Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) and was a partner in a semiconductor-focused, manufacturers' representative firm. Mr. Harrison has also held several sales positions with Avnet (AVT) and Arrow (ARW), two of the largest industrial distributors of semiconductors. Mr. Harrison earned his B.A. from Washington & Lee University and his MBA from Loyola College in Maryland. Profile
TWST: Would you tell us about recent trends and developments in the segments of

the semiconductor sector that you cover?

Mr. Harrison: We're focused primarily on communications