In-depth quantitative analysis of Ethernet-based industrial edge networking components, e.g., protocol converters, IIoT & IPC gateways, wireless access points, routers, and network switches. Network complexity is driving semiconductor cost.
The Analyst Team
Noman Akhtar covers the semiconductors and sensors that are deployed in industrial markets, leveraging his deep technical knowledge of electronic components, especially power electronics components, in a broad array of industrial semiconductor applications. The application settings span factory automation, lighting, security, medical, power, and energy.
Noman joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, in 2014. He manages the semiconductor and sensor databases, working to ensure the quality of data and timely delivery to clients. Noman is also responsible for synthesizing worldwide economic trends to help generate accurate market forecasts. He holds a Master of Science in power engineering, specializing in power electronics for the smart industry, smart home, and smart grid, from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. Noman also has a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan.
Senior Research Analyst
As part of Omdia’s components and devices team, Paul covers the global industrial semiconductor market. He conducts research on market trends and provides analysis, insights, and forecasts. Paul has primary responsibility for Omdia’s industrial semiconductor intelligence service.
Prior to joining Omdia, Paul was a senior analyst at IHS Markit. Before that, he spent over 30 years as an engineer in a diverse range of industries, including semiconductors, automotive electronics, flight simulation, and industrial automation. His experience includes digital and analog design, product marketing, applications, and embedded software, as well as client-side and server-side programming for internet applications. Paul was also a freelance writer with a monthly column and numerous articles in professional electronic publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in applied physics and electronics from Royal Holloway College, London University.
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