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Robert Castellano

Robert N. Castellano, Ph.D, is President of The Information Network, a leading consulting and market-research firm for the semiconductor, LCD, HDD and solar industries. Castellano is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in these areas. He has nearly 25 years of expertise as an industry analyst. Castellano has provided insight on emerging technologies to many business and technical publications, including Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and corporate events. He has over 10 years' experience in the field of wafer fabrication at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Stanford University before founding The Information Network in 1985. He has been editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Active and Passive Electronic Devices since 1985. He is author of the book "Technology Trends in VLSI Manufacturing," published by Gordon and Breach. His book "Solar Cell Processing" was published in 2009 by Old City Publishing. He received his Ph.D. in solid state chemistry from Oxford University.

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Next-Gen Power Chips Poised to Explode

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

Companies like Veeco and Aixtron are well-positioned for the surging demand in new power semiconductor technology.

08:02AM 11/17/11

A Better Forecast for Semis Growth

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

Judging by semiconductor revenues, current 2011 projections may be understated.

08:56AM 10/11/11

Flip Chip Sales: Robust Forecast

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

Flip chips are in high demand for consumer products such as mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players.

01:04PM 07/21/11

Applied Materials Takes No. 2 Spot in LCD Equipment Sales

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

Applied Materials/AKT, the only major non-Japanese manufacturer of equipment, moved up from fourth in 2009 to second in 2010.

11:54AM 07/05/11

Is Trouble Brewing for Solar Equipment Manufacturers?

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

China-based first-tier solar firms plan to expand total annual capacity by 40GW in 2011, but global demand for solar cells this year might only be around 15GW.

09:26AM 06/15/11

China's Solar Strategy Has Eerie Similarities

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

China appears to be going about dominating the solar industry in the same way it has with rare elements.

02:35PM 06/02/11

Don't Count Out Applied or Chip Market

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

Despite Applied Materials' tempered growth expectations, The Information Network anticipates positive growth in the chip sector in the next four to six months.

12:20PM 05/25/11

Solar Cell Wake-up Call

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

The Obama administration needs to counteract China's domination of the solar cell industry.

12:31PM 05/18/11

Applied Materials Strengthens Dominance With Varian Deal

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

The acquisition of Varian Semiconductor will enable Applied Materials to re-enter the Ion Implantation business.

10:19AM 05/05/11

LED Niche Markets Heating Up

By Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

The 165 billion LEDs shipping in 2011 is fueling niche markets for equipment.

04:33PM 04/19/11

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