Analyst Profile

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  47 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Bob Johnson is the Agenda Manager for the Exploit Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Market Dynamics key initiative. As such, he directs the research efforts covering semiconductor and electronics manufacturing on a global scale. As an analyst, he is part of the semiconductor manufacturing team in the Semiconductor Division. He is responsible for research and analysis of market trends in the semiconductor manufacturing area including semiconductor capital spending and overall wafer-level manufacturing equipment markets, he also focused on the lithography, process control, and factory automation equipment segments, and is developing new research into semiconductor and electronics manufacturing IT.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

Mr. Johnson has more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, including more than 12 years at Applied Materials and eight years of independent strategic marketing consulting. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Johnson was Vice President of marketing for ATMI Systems. 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