ABOUT SUMMIT TECH RESEARCH
Summit Tech Research is an independent research firm with a specialized focus on the following tech segments: Enterprise and application software, IT Hardware, Internet, Semiconductors & Semiconductor capital equipment.
Summit’s analysts follow more than 100 stocks regularly in the areas of Enterprise and Application Software, Storage, Networking, Security, Flash Memory, Big Data, Storage Networking, SSD and CPUs.
Each principal analyst has at least 5 years of hands-on industry experience prior to their tenure in equity analysis.
IT Hardware & Software Analyst - Managing Director
Mr. Nandury covers IT Hardware & Software companies at Summit Tech Research. Prior to Summit, he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cross Research and Bear Stearns covering IT Hardware and Storage stocks. Mr. Nandury is frequently quoted in Barrons, Investor Business Daily, Bloomberg and Forbes magazines. Prior to his sell-side experience, Mr. Nandury worked at Sun Microsystems, ICTV and Veritas Software. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Osmania University in India, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Application Software Analyst - Managing Director
Mr. Kees is known for his expertise in Application Software space and covers Communications and Internet companies at Summit Tech Research. At CapStone Investments, his stock picks delivered positive returns and beat internal benchmark in 2 of the 3 years. At Citi and later Bear Stearns, his team ranked in the Institutional Investor surveys or won internal awards. Before equity research, Mr. Kees spent several years at AT&T/Lucent in various technical, operational, and business development roles. Mr. Kees holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Columbia University.
Semiconductor and Semicap Equipment Analyst - Managing Director
Mr. KinNgai Chan joined Summit Tech Research with 15 years of experience as an equity analyst covering the semiconductor sector at Rosenblatt Securities, The Juda Group and Sanders Morris Harris Group. Prior to his Wall Street career, Mr. Chan has held various positions in strategic planning, purchasing, marketing and business development in the PC and Communication systems, components and integrated circuits. Mr. Chan has interacted with leading technology companies such as Intel, AMD, Micron Technology, nVidia, Broadcom, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital as well as Asian ODMs. With over nine years of industry experience in the PC Semiconductor as well as the Communications Semiconductor industry, Mr. Chan is able to provide institutional investors with unique and differentiated research. Chan received his MBA from the University of Arizona and graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Chico, where he earned his BS.
Summit’s analysts are known for making non-consensus prescient stock calls.
Summit’s analysts have access to the managements of both public and private companies to verify factual items from public comments or published statements, buttressing the integrity of our analysis. Summit’s analysts regularly attend industry conferences and visit startup companies to understand technology trends driving the industry.
Summit’s analysts know their shit. (Combined 40+ years’ experience in the TMT industry, Silicon Valley start-ups, APAC Semi companies, Bell Labs; Plus all analysts have technical academic backgrounds).
‘Global Geek Network’™
Anyone can speak with management. But Summit has a broad industry network of over 1000+ contacts below the ‘C-Suite’, a technical network that includes product managers, marketing managers, operations managers, IT developers, sales people, product architects, CTOs, designers, and purchasers from an array of start-ups, private tech companies and semi companies globally.
Detailed access to APAC inventory and channel checks in the semi space
Direct access to contacts in over 50 companies within the semi-supply chain – ranging from specialized firms to multinationals.
Depth of field work.
By spending more time in the field than other analysts, Summit identifies the ‘green shoots’ of profitable new technologies as they are emerging. Summit’s field work includes attending all major global Tech Conferences, visiting over 100 Start-up/Private tech companies annually, reading Academic Journals, Technical Documentation & White Papers to identify emerging tech trends.
Summit is aligned with you, our buy-side client. We will only be successful if we assist you in making the best Tech investments possible, and our independence allows us to make bold calls when warranted.
– One-page Reports on key drivers/inflection points/actionable investment ideas.
– Initiation Reports – 8-10 page deep dive on new company or investment opportunity.
– “Best-ideas” Reports – brief summary updates on 4-8 key money-making investment ideas for the quarter.
– Financial Models – as warranted.
– Management Access – Non-Deal Road Shows with management – (Recent examples include TDC, NTAP, MLNX, ZEN, TWLO, NVDA, AMBA, QLGC, BRCD, FIO, STX, WDC, PFPT, etc.)
– Silicon Valley Start-up Tours – Meet the businesses working on the cutting edge of new technologies. One or two day tours to meet 5-10 companies in a range of TMT segments.
– Analyst access – on demand. In person meeting, 1×1 conference calls, prompt response to email inquiries.
IT HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
|Palo Alto Networks
|ASML Holdings N. V
|Integrated Device Technology