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Sridhar Srinivasan

Sr Director Analyst

Dr. Sridhar Srinivasan is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner Research based in Gartner's Bangalore office. He is part of the Semiconductor and Electronics research team within the Emerging Technologies and Trends group and leads research in the areas of power semiconductors, energy harvesting, battery technologies, analog and mixed signal semiconductors and new semiconductor materials (silicon carbide, gallium nitride, etc.).

Besides tracking the emerging technology trends through patent and competitive landscape analysis and market forecasting and market share analysis, Dr Srinivasan advises product leaders and strategic planners in technology service provider and end-user organizations on technology commercialization strategy, competitive positioning and differentiation, and product roadmap development for semiconductor and electronics markets.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner's Semiconductors & Electronics group, Dr. Srinivasan worked as Manager in General Electric's R&D Center, where he led a team on technology commercialization strategies for key GE technologies in the semiconductor, aviation and healthcare domain. He was responsible for assessing the readiness, differentiation, and competitiveness of GE's technologies besides patent valuation. Dr. Srinivasan led technology commercialization programs related to wide bandgap semiconductors (silicon carbide, gallium nitride), electronics packaging, optoelectronic devices and Healthcare technologies. He has 20 years of R&D experience in academia and industry.

Professional background

General Electric

Manager - Research and Development

Arizona State University

Research Scientist

Tata Motors

Process Engineer

Areas of coverage

R&D Leadership, Operations and Management

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


Dr. Srinivasan holds a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D in Materials Science from Arizona State University, where his research was focused on Gallium Nitride optoelectronics. He has published numerous technical articles relating to his domain in leading academic journals and has been a regular speaker as well at international conferences on semiconductors.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Wide bandgap semiconductor technology and industry

2Power semiconductor technology and industry

3Battery technology

4Competitive intelligence and technology commercialization strategy

5R&D strategy