Gartner Expert

Bob Johnson

VP Analyst

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

Applied Materials



Consultant to Semiconductor Equipment Industry

Areas of coverage

Marketing Data and Analytics

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


M.B.A., Stanford University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Semiconductor industry trends and economics

2Semiconductor capital spending and manufacturing forecasts

3The impact of techno-nationalism on the semiconductor and electronics supply chains

4Semiconductor manufacturing technology trends and issues

5New semiconductor manufacturing technology and its impact on future electronics