Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> January 7, 2002

Wireless Communications: Richard Valera – Needham & Company

RICHARD F. VALERA is an Equity Research Analyst for Needham and Company covering companies in the wireless communications equipment industry. Prior to joining Needham in October 1997, Mr. Valera spent nine years in the electronic design automation industry, most recently as a Senior Applications Consultant at Synopsys, an industry-leading provider of logic synthesis and verification tools. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Valera was employed at Viewlogic Systems and Racal-Redac/ HHB Systems in a variety of technical and marketing capacities. Mr. Valera has an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. The following companies are referenced in the interview below: Andrew Corp. (ANDW) B, E, G; Harris Corp. (HRS) B; Signal Technology Corporation (STCO) B, D, E, G; ViaSat (VSAT) B, E, G. Please see Disclaimer on page 396 for code meanings. Profile
TWST: What does your coverage area encompass?

Mr. Valera: Wireless infrastructure has three main areas: cellular PCS

infrastructure, broadband fixed wireless and satellite. PCS