Thomas Hinkelman, 1925 - 2015
We are sad to announce the first Administrator of the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, Thomas David Hinkelman
, passed away on 24 July 2015.
Tom was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his MBA from Harvard University. Tom served as an ensign in the United States Navy during World War II. Hinkelman was a pioneer in the computer and semiconductor industries, working for Eckert Mauchly, General Electric, Motorola and Fairchild. He was Executive Director for the Semiconductor Industry Association for a number of years before leaving to start WSTS. Tom died peacefully with family by his side. He is survived by his six children, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandsons. His beloved wife of sixty years, Winnie, passed away in 2011. Barbara Smith, one of Tom's daughters, has worked for WSTS since it was formed in 1986.
A gathering to honor Tom and to remember a life well-lived will be held on Sunday, September 27th at 10:30 a.m. in Shoup Park in Los Altos, California. All those who knew and appreciated Tom are welcome.
Next Committee Meeting in Hong Kong
The next WSTS Committee and Forecast Meeting will take place in Hong Kong, PRC, at the Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel from 16 to 19 November 2015.
The meeting registration and hotel reservation will be possible from 01 September to 25 October 2015.
Please see the Hong Kong meeting website
for detailed information on the venue.
More Than 25 Years Authentic Market Monitoring by WSTS
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WSTS is committed to remaining the most respected source of market data and forecasts for the semiconductor industry. WSTS market data is unrivaled in regards to its frequency, accuracy, detail, and market coverage. Our forecasts are the only ones that leverage the collective experience of the industry’s major players with the market intelligence of a large portion of the semiconductor industry.
The diagram shows the worldwide semiconductor billings (US$) per 12 months rolling average and the WSTS semiconductor forecast from the Forecast Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA, in May 2015.