Who am I

My name is Duane Smith. I am a retired product marketing manager who spent most of his career working in the semiconductor industry. I had some pretty good jobs and have even had my own business. The worst parts of product marketing are reminding the sales staff that lowering prices is not the only response to customer resistance and convincing engineering to design what the customer wants to buy rather than what the engineers want to design. The customer is not always right but is always the customer. The best parts are helping some very nifty technology come to market and the ability to see the world at someone else’s expense.

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