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Menglin Cao

Director Analyst

Dr. Menglin Cao is a Director Analyst in Gartner Tech & Service Provider, Emerging Technologies and Trends Semiconductors and Electronics team, based in Beijing China. Dr. Cao's research areas cover advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies including material, process and wafer fab equipment, as well as general trend of China's semiconductor technology. Dr. Cao also covers emerging technology areas such as Quantum Computing, Photonic Computing and new materials.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Dr. Cao had over 10 years of professional and academic experience in the semiconductor technology domain. In her previous role as a Product Manager of Xray detection products for medical applications, she successfully managed and developed new products, led a cross-function team to manage quality issues, and rebuilt relationship with key global clients to drive revenue growth and customer satisfaction. As an academic, Dr. Cao has a strong technical background in semiconductor device fabrication process development, and worked with the Fellow of Royal Society of UK on High Frequency Semiconductor Devices, contributing to the development of DC & RF measurements of semiconductor tunneling devices.

Professional background

Detection Technology

Product Manager

University of Cambridge

Research Associate

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Product/Service Introduction and Delivery

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


Ph.D., Electronics & Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK

B.Sc., Microelectronics, Nankai University, China

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Advanced semiconductor manufacturing

2Semiconductor equipment and new material

3Emerging technology such as Quantum Computing

4China semiconductor technology development

5Emerging technologies in semiconductor and nanoelectronics