Gartner Expert

George Brocklehurst

VP Analyst

George Brocklehurst is a Senior Research Director and leader for the tech CEO initiatives: Corporate Development, and Product strategy and Launch. Mr. Brocklehurst is a member of Gartner's Semiconductors and Electronics research team within which his analyst covering includes product strategy and leadership with focus on semiconductor and related emerging technologies in power and energy.

Previous experience

Mr. Brocklehurst has extensive experience in the management of engineering, marketing and sales of analog and mixed-signal technologies - including image sensors, high-speed optical communication, power management and cloud storage servers. He has worked for 8 years in large companies including Philips, Seagate, Mindspeed/MACOM as well as 10 years in startup/spin-out company environments including Nanotech Semiconductor, HiLight Semiconductor and vivaMOS. Mr. Brocklehurst has performed in a variety of product and marketing senior management roles with responsibilities in managing pan region sales territories. He has international experience in consumer, automotive, industrial and telco market sectors.

Professional background

HiLight Semiconductor

VP Engineering and Business Development

Nanotech Semiconductor

Director, Marketing and Sales

Philips Semiconductor

Senior Engineer - Analog and Mixed Signal

Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Corporate Development for Tech CEOs

Product Introduction

Product Portfolio Vision and Strategy

Product Portfolio Leadership

Education

Master's Degree in Business Administration, Southampton Solent University

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Southampton

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding the semiconductor ecosystem, trends and end markets

2Evaluating new technologies, strategic positioning and go-to-market (particularly relating to analog, mixed signal, power and energy)

3Evaluating and establishing new semiconductor capabilities, risks, schedules - particularly relevant to the startup and OEM-foundry direct business model

4Translating deep tech to end-user business outcomes

5Forecasting analog and mixed-signal, particularly power management technologies