Gartner Expert

Bob Johnson

VP Analyst

Bob Johnson is part of the semiconductor manufacturing team in the Semiconductor group. He is the lead analyst for the semiconductor capital spending and wafer fab equipment forecasts, and 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. He also researches advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, and how it will affect future semiconductor markets.

Roles and responsibility

Marketing and product marketing

Operations management

General management

Financial analysis

Invest clients

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. 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

Succeeding With Semiconductor-Based Technology (retired)

Succeeding in the Semiconductor Industry (retired)


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

3Semiconductor manufacturing equipment forecasts

4Semiconductor manufacturing technology trends and issues

5New semiconductor manufacturing technology and its impact on future electronics