I started the ALD Group on LinkedIn six years ago in April 2009 when Qimonda the world’s 3rd largest DRAM manufacturer went down the drain. Every year I take a look at the member statistics. Growth is still steady linear cycle by cycle type of growth and today there are 2,767 members.
It is still like it has always been the case that the typical member is a Senior male Semiconductor Researcher based in San Francisco area. New is that the second biggest region representation in the group is Finland followed by Boston as number three. What has happened in the last year is that South Korea and Taiwan has overtaken the previous number two Dresden, Germany and number four Netherlands. Of course this is based on how LinkedIn organizes the world into regions.
Created: April 5, 2009
Owner: Jonas Sundqvist (Lund University, Sweden)
Managers: Annina Titoff (ALDPulse), Riikka Puurunen (VTT Finland), Robert D. Clark (Tokyo Electron), David Thompson (Applied Materials)