Analyst Profile

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

VP Analyst

22 years at Gartner,  51 years industry experience

Location:  OR USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Johnson is part of the Emerging Technologies and Trends group focusing on the Semiconductor Industry. He is the lead analyst for the semiconductor capital spending and wafer fab equipment forecasts. He also researches the effects of Techno-nationalism and its effects on the global semiconductor and electronics markets and their economics, and looks at sustainability issues with a focus on how they effect manufacturing.


Previous Experience

Mr. Johnson has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, including more than 12 years at Applied Materials and eight years of independent strategic marketing consulting. He has extensive experience in strategic and tactical marketing, market research, product management, and business development.

Professional Background

  • ATMI Systems, Marketing Vice President, 1 year
  • Applied Materials, Various, 12 years
  • Self-employed, Consultant to Semiconductor Equipment Industry, 10 years


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.B.A., Stanford University