20 years at Gartner
19 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Klaus-Dieter Rinnen, Ph.D., is a managing vice president in Gartner Technology & Service Provider Research, where he is responsible for the Semiconductor Manufacturing group. He is also responsible for directing worldwide research activities in semiconductor manufacturing, including outsourcing.
Areas of Coverage
Klaus Rinnen's Recent Gartner Activity
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rinnen worked at Applied Materials, Santa Clara, California, and AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. His responsibilities at Applied Materials were in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process development, which included a role in customer service. His position at AT&T Bell Labs, as well as his education, provided him with an extensive background in optics and laser applications.
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Temporary Member of Technical Staff, 2 years
Applied Materials, Process Engineer, 3 years
Dionex, Research Engineer, 2 years
Gartner Quantitative Research Excellence Award, 2008
Gartner Research Thought Leadership Award, 2009
Gartner Research Thought Leadership Award, 2011
Diploma degree, Physics with minors in Physical Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University, California