G. Dan Hutcheson, Chief Executive Officer, VLSI Research Inc.

Mr. Hucheson is CEO of VLSI Research Inc. He is a recognized authority and well-known visionary for the semiconductor industry whose career experience spans more than twenty years. Today, Mr. Hutcheson spends the majority of his time advising companies in strategic and tactical marketing; business management; and manufacturing trends, productivity, and strategy. During his career, he has authored numerous publications, developed many industry models, and researched most aspects of the semiconductor industry. He is probably best known for being the first to forecast an industry recession and for having developed the industry’s first cost-of-ownership model in the early eighties. He also built the first factory cost-optimization model in 1984. Similar models are now the mainstay of capital decision-making.

Mr. Hutcheson holds a master’s degree in Economics from San Jose State and has completed additional engineering coursework at UC Berkeley.