Analyst Profile

Klaus Rinnen

Klaus Rinnen

Managing VP

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

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

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.

Professional Background

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Temporary Member of Technical Staff, 2 years
Applied Materials, Process Engineer, 3 years
Dionex, Research Engineer, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

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