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Les Santiago

Research Director

Les Santiago

Research Director

Les Santiago is a Research Director within IDC’s Semiconductors Research practice. His primary responsibilities include covering the mobile and wireless, industrial automation semiconductors and M2M markets. Les is a semiconductor research veteran with extensive experience in industry, equity and proprietary research, business development, product engineering and management, and market and technology assessment.

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining IDC, Les was a principal at Reuters Insight's semiconductor research practice.  Les also spent a number of years as a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, UBS and Citigroup covering the semiconductor, enterprise hardware and distribution industries. He also served as an associate vice president in the semiconductor technology mergers & acquisitions practice at Robertson Stephens Inc. In addition, he has more than six years of experience in the enterprise computing industry, having held various product engineering and management positions at Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, Calif., and Network Software Associates in Irvine, Calif.

EDUCATION/ INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
  • Master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India
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