Chris Welch

Principal Analyst

Chris covers the semiconductor manufacturing industry within the semiconductor research group at Omdia. Chris’ research and analysis on the global semiconductor manufacturing industry focuses on feature size migrations and wafer capacity for independent device manufacturers. Additionally, he monitors and reports on raw silicon manufacturers and global supply trends and threats.

Prior to joining Omdia, Chris worked as a wafer manufacturing output manager and spent 10 years managing various aspects of the wafer-fabrication supply chain. He worked extensively with industrial engineers to improve capacity modeling accuracy. He was also responsible for forecasting and monitoring capital spend. Prior to his work in wafer manufacturing, he spent 20 years working in the central supply chain organization as a master planner, factory planner, and manager of those functions. Chris has a background in enterprise planning systems, shop floor control systems, and their integration. He holds a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Arizona State University.