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Company Principals

Richard Skinner – Chairman

Mr. Skinner has 53 years of semiconductor industry experience. Prior to his role as IC Insights’ advisor, he served 14 years as Vice President and Director of Operations of the Power Products Division at Motorola and then 14 years as President of Integrated Circuit Engineering (ICE) Corporation.

Mr. Skinner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and his MBA from the University of Illinois.

Bill McClean – President

Prior to forming IC Insights, Mr. McClean worked at ICE Corporation for 17 years–the last 10 as Vice President of Market Research. With 39 years of experience tracking the IC industry, Mr. McClean has become a well-known authority on market and technology analysis and forecasting. He specializes in tracking global economic conditions, developing IC market forecasts, analyzing capital spending and fab capacity trends, researching ASIC markets and technologies, and following emerging markets for ICs such as cellular phones.

Mr. McClean serves as contributor and managing editor of IC Insights’ studies and other products. In addition, he instructs for IC Insights’ seminars and has been a guest speaker at many important annual conferences held worldwide.

Mr. McClean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and an Associate degree in Aviation from the University of Illinois.

Brian Matas – Vice President, Market Research

Mr. Matas has worked in the semiconductor industry for 35 years. Prior to helping form IC Insights, he worked several

years with Motorola in process engineering and with ICE Corporation in market research analysis. At IC Insights, Mr. Matas specializes in analyzing and forecasting developing trends in the analog, microcontroller, microprocessor, and memory IC markets. Additional responsibilities include monitoring IC trends in consumer electronics.

Mr. Matas received his Bachelor degree in Physics from Anderson University and a Masters degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Rob Lineback – Senior Market Research Analyst

Mr. Lineback has 39 years of experience as an industry editor covering semiconductor business trends, technology, and global suppliers. Prior to joining IC Insights in 2005, Mr. Lineback was a senior technical editor for Solid State Technology magazine and WaferNews. He co-founded Internet-based The Semiconductor Reporter and was the founding editor of SiliconStrategies.com (also known as Semiconductor Business News). Mr. Lineback has held chief editor positions at Electronic Business Today, Electronic World News, Electronic Buyers’ News, and Electronics magazine, and in the 1990s, he was the European editor of Electronic News. In the 1970s, Mr. Lineback worked on daily newspapers, including the Dallas Times Herald where he was assistant business editor.

Mr. Lineback has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from North Texas State University.