Freeman and Tracy Enrich Ranks of TECHCET Analysts

Far-sighted Experts Recently with Gartner and SEMI, respectively

TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that seasoned industry experts Dean Freeman and Dan Tracy have recently joined the firm as senior analysts. Freeman was most recently a Market Research Vice President for Gartner, and now covers Silicon Wafer markets and related supply-chains for TECHCET. Tracy was most recently the Senior Director of Industry Research and Statistics for SEMI, and now covers Sputter Targets markets and supply-chains for TECHCET.

“TECHCET maintains a laser-like focus on anticipating and mitigating critical materials issues for the benefit of the Critical Materials Council (CMC) and the global industry at large,” said TECHCET President and CEO Lita Shon-Roy. “Adding Dean and Dan to our team of semiconductor materials analysts allows us to increase our coverage of the critical issues associated with maintaining existing supply-chains, as well as integrating new materials into global IC fabs.”

Dean W. Freeman has over 30 years of semiconductor manufacturing and materials expertise, including work in a fab and for semiconductor equipment manufacturers. He had responsibility for every aspect of the semiconductor manufacturing process, from wafer selection to final passivation. Prior to Gartner, he worked at FSI, Watkins Johnson, Lam Research, and Texas Instruments. Freeman has nine patents, a B.S. in Chemistry and Earth Science from Whitworth College, and a M.S. in Physical Chemistry from University of Nevada Reno.

Dr. Dan P. Tracy has over 30 years of materials engineering and market research experience in semiconductor manufacturing. In his role with SEMI, he hired and managed a global market research team of four that provided globally recognized market intelligence and services to member companies and others. Prior to his 18 years with SEMI, he learned the dynamics of IC fab markets by working with Dan Rose of Rose Associates on materials forecasts. Tracy has a B.S. in Chemistry from State University of New York, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.