Robert Maire is President of Semiconductor Advisors, a consulting firm that provides financial and strategic advisory services to technology companies, specializing in the semiconductor equipment and cleantech sectors. Prior to that, he was among the first Wall Street analysts to cover semiconductor equipment companies for Morgan Stanley, DLJ, Bear Stearns and Needham, spanning a period of over 20 years. Mr Maire was responsible for raising billions of dollars, more than any other financial professional in the industry, through IPOs and other financing activity for companies such as Applied Materials, KLA, ASML, Sandisk, Agilent, Veeco, Cymer, Rudolph, MKS and others. He has provided critical insight and advice on many M&A transactions. He has been cited by both the Wall Street Journal and Institutional Investor for his analysis. Recently he has resumed publishing his acclaimed “Semiwatch” newsletter, which is a leading source of information and opinion for investors in the sector. He is frequently quoted in financial media such as The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and numerous online sources . He holds BSEE and BSCS degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.