SemiTrends Announces Ken Bloom Joins Research Team

Ken Bloom joins the SemiTrends Research Team covering Analog Semiconductors and related companies.

Cupertino, CA, September 16, 2008 --( SemiTrends is pleased to announce that Ken Bloom has joined the SemiTrends Research Team covering Analog Semiconductors and related companies. Prior to joining SemiTrends Ken worked in the Semiconductor space for 24 years while with Maxim Integrated Products. His responsibilities included management of Sales and Worldwide Distribution relationships. During his tenure at Maxim he spent significant time focused on establishing the Maxim Direct Model in both Europe and Asia.

In addition to his accomplishments with Maxim, Ken Bloom is also Founder and President of Velocity Direct!, a Silicon Valley based consulting company focused on semiconductor sales and distribution. Velocity Direct works with leading worldwide semiconductor manufacturers that are looking to improve their performance in the distribution channel, as well as with less mature manufacturers striving to develop partnerships with some of the leading technical distributors around the world. Additionally, Velocity Direct! works with technical specialist distributors to expand their supplier base and diversify their business model. Velocity Direct! leverages more than 22 years worth of relationships in the supplier, customer, and distribution communities to add value in the sales channel.

SemiTrends Managing Partner Bruce LeBoss commented that “Ken’s knowledge of the Analog Space, his contacts to End Customers, Semiconductor Manufacturers and Worldwide Distributors allow him to provide unique insights to ADI, MXIM, NSM, TXN, ISIL, LLTC, and EXAR.” LeBoss added that “SemiTrends is quickly becoming THE Semiconductor Research company to go to” for the investment community and “We offer a unique portfolio of products and insights from Experts that are relevant and applicable unlike any other Research Company or Expert Network out there.”

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