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Senior Director, Semiconductors
Michael Yang brings a wealth of experience to his key research areas of DRAM and flash memory, and storage solutions that includes solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard-disk drives (HDDs).
Michael can attribute his expertise to many years of high-level work in the memory business of industry majors. At Samsung Electronics, he led product marketing efforts for flash memory components and SSDs, while also expanding the company’s mobile memory business. He also held corporate strategy and product management roles at US chipmaker titan Intel Corp., Western Digital and Fujitsu, the Japanese multinational equipment and services provider. Michael earned his MBA at the University of California in Davis and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
As part of Omdia’s memory and storage team, Makoto is responsible for providing research, analysis, and forecasting of DRAM and NAND memory for mobile and embedded applications, as well as providing coverage of the NOR flash market. Makoto’s main research focus is on memory in smartphones.
Makoto was a senior data analyst on the forecasting and data analysis team for over six years, where she managed, built, and launched products including smartphone, mobile PC (notebook and tablet), and desktop monitor models. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in 2014, Makoto spent eight years at Sony Electronics working in product marketing for digital camera and TV products. At Sony, she also covered market trends for point-of-sale data and gained experience in supply chain and sales strategic/promotional planning.
Makoto holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and commerce from Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. She is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, and English.
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