Robert N. Castellano, Senior Contributor

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Next-Gen Power Chips Poised to Explode

Next-Gen Power Chips Poised to Explode

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

A Better Forecast for Semis Growth

A Better Forecast for Semis Growth

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

Flip Chip Sales: Robust Forecast

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

Applied Materials Takes No. 2 Spot in LCD Equipment Sales

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

Is Trouble Brewing for Solar Equipment Manufacturers?

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.