Dean W. Freeman, Chief Analyst at FTMA, has over 36 years of semiconductor manufacturing and materials experience Mr. Freeman is one of the unique individuals that has not only worked both in a fab and for semiconductor equipment manufacturers, he has had responsibility for every aspect of the semiconductor manufacturing process, from wafer selection to final passivation. Prior to working with TechNet Mr. Freeman was a market research VP for Gartner tracking the semiconductor manufacturing, process technology, and multiple aspects of the internet of things. Mr. Freeman has also worked at FSI, Watkins Johnson, Lam Research and Texas Instruments. Mr. Freeman has 9 process and equipment patents as well as multiple articles in various trade and technical journals. Mr. Freeman has a BS in Chemistry and Earth Science from Whitworth College and an MS in Physical Chemistry from the University of Nevada Reno. Mr. Freeman is also a certified Ski Instructor.