WHAT’S THE ISSUE?
Whilst the covid-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on the semiconductor industry as with so many others, with major disruptions to global supply chains, the key question here is why this sector seems to have been impacted so harshly.
As Malcolm Penn, Founder and CEO of Future Horizons analysts – a man with more than half a century of experience in this industry explains to Stephen Cole – it’s also down to the cyclical nature of the business, and the time it takes to increase manufacturing.
MEET THE EXPERT
Malcolm Penn is the Founder and CEO of Future Horizons - a high-technology market research company and semiconductor industry analyst - with over 50 years industry and technology experience.
Prior to establishing Future Horizons, Malcolm Penn was Vice President of Dataquest (now Gartner) and Founder/Director of Dataquest's European Operations. Before that he was Manager of Component Engineering for ITT Europe (now Alcatel).
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