Computer science guy, been building systems and IT enterprise applications for thirty-plus years, often for financial and insurance clients in including treasury trading, with also some exposure to general value chain domains, electronics industry, distribution, commercial and defense customers. Trading in a small way for my own accounts for about that long. Also interested in markets and the economy, especially in the last few years.
I am a retired wall street attorney. I started out specializing exclusively in securities law. As I developed my practice, it morphed into a corporate finance practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, with the securities law aspects being secondary.
I'm not much for diversification. I tend to put a substantial amount in a few baskets and then watch those baskets very, very carefully.
30 years in high technology companies - including positions in financial management, product planning, strategic marketing / planning, product development and sales and customer service. Companies I have worked for include fortune 100 and $40M annual start-ups. BS and MBA degrees.
Have made bundles in rust belt. Have made-- and lost-- bundles in high tech.
Former registered rep, business degree, doing vc and private company investments, while looking for stock picks on a regular basis.
I only log into this once a month or so. busy working! send private message and I will respond next time I log in. I use my own data to comment when the public data or other user comments are clearly off base. I love being held accountable to my predictions
Full time (usually unpaid) Advisor to Semiconductor Fab industry. 18 years experience in DRAM and NAND development, marketing, quality assurance. I am currently working on models for memory architecture transitions as scaling slows for DRAM, NAND, NOR, (maybe PCM, RRAM?) over next 5 years. After that, I plan to get a boat and fish full time :-)
I have no investments in any of the stocks I comment on and I am not employed by any companies I comment on. I do this just for fun and competition (Same reason I play BlackJack)
Long time investor in Micron since 1995. Multiple administrative positions in healthcare companies. Thirty-five years experience as a small business owner. Principal shareholder of American Health Value.com a health savings account administrator since 1996. Health savings accounts in conjunction with high deductible insurance are compatible with the Affordable Care Act. Yearly contributions to health savings accounts can be used tax-free for medical expenses. Any funds left over can be invested like an IRA growing tax-free until 65.
An entrepreneurial generalist who has served principally as a business leader and consultant in the information technology, communications, and business services arenas. Now retired, a stock picker and writer who enjoys writing about the semiconductor memory industry, among other things. When I'm not doing that I'm backpacking, cycling, and playing with my grandchildren.
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
No positons. From PC and microprocessor industries. Former Cyrix, NexGen, ARM, AMD, IDT employee or consultant in field marketing roles with x86 PC, ARM, Alpha NT platform experience. Specialist in Intel Corp. competitive market strategy. Currently at 271 months in academic studies, and field audit roles, supporting Federal Trade Commission v Intel Corp. Dockets 9288 and 9341 15 U.S.C. § 5 incipient antitrust investigations. Field audits primarily focus on Intel Corp. production economics and competitive platform efforts occurring at the intersection of Intel Corp. and competitive cluster platform initiatives. Member National Association of Business Economics Silicon Valley Round Table. Attend multiple Silicon Valley area technical conferences, symposiums and meet ups annually for Intel field monitoring and competitive audit assessment.
I am a computer engineer and a software developer. My professional interests are game development, product development and technology marketing. I am also interested in following the PC/mobile tech industry, the big players in the industry, their products/roadmaps and tech stocks.
I have retired from a 35 years career in the semiconductor industry. I now have the time to do the deep research necessary for successful investing.
I freely provide investment information for friends and family.
I am a member of MENSA, which means precisely nothing except I wake up in the middle of the night doing pointless math problems in my head:)
I graduated with a BSEE from NCSU. Following technology companies and developments is a hobby of mine when I have free time. A few years ago I started investing, and have tremendously enjoyed it. I try and share a unique view from an engineering vice an investor standpoint, and enjoy learning from others in the SA community.
Dr. Howard is a team builder of innovative R&D groups engaged in inorganic chemicals and materials development, and currently consults within the battery and chemical industries, focusing on Li-ion technology, primarily for entrepreneurial and expanding companies in the early stages of product commercialization. His extensive employment history includes Director-Principal Scientist offices at Boston-Power, Sr. Manager-Scientist positions in R&D with Kerr-McGee Stored Power and Cyprus Foote Minerals, as well as a successful competitor in SBIR grant programs while at Covalent Associates.
Dr. Howard served as a high-level technical resource for and liaison between US headquarters (QC, Development, and Marketing teams) and manufacturing teams in Canada and China/Taiwan. In prior positions, Dr. Howard was the principal investigator and R&D program manager for the development of lithium chemicals for battery and other industrial usages.
His scientific success is documented in 8 issued patents, over 50 papers in refereed and trade journals, more than 50 conference presentations, and $1 million+ in government grants from competitive programs.
Dr. Howard is a University of Vermont graduate, received his MS from the University of Virginia, and earned his Ph.D. in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of The Electrochemical Society and the American Chemical Society.
Daniel has worked in Silicon Valley for the past 30 years with computer manufacturers, electronic design automation software, and semiconductor intellectual property companies. He is the founder of SemiWiki.com (an open forum for semiconductor professionals) and the co-author of Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry. Daniel is an internationally recognized business development professional for companies involved with the fabless semiconductor ecosystem.
Semiconductor Veteran of over 20 years working at Intel and several prominent startups like Cyrix and Transmeta. I was a co-founder in an FPGA startup for nearly 5 years and now work with a leading edge non-volatile memory startup building Resistive RAM memories, which will eventually take the place of Flash as a lower power, higher performance and more economical solution.
I write occasionally on the mobile markets and the semiconductors that power them. Transmeta was the company that first highlighted the need for all day computing in the PC market. I was proud to be a part of the launch of the first truly low power x86 processor, which Intel then had to address.