Todd Traylor is Vice President for Global Trading at Smith. He began with Smith in 1997 in North American Sales, where he developed front-line experience in customer support and electronic component trading. To further Smith’s global expansion, Todd served as General Manager of Smith's Amsterdam office and later Managing Director of Europe for Smith. Daily interaction with major computer manufacturers built Todd’s expertise in CPUs and allowed him to transition to the role of Smith’s first CPU Commodity Manager, where he focused on supporting Smith’s global team and its customers with CPU market data and insight. Todd is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management.

CES 2014: Chip Makers Collaborate — And Diversify

Bringing my thoughts together from International CES 2014, I was struck by the extent of diversification – chips, devices, platforms, and especially end-markets. There was, as always, a dizzying amount of information, gadgets, solutions, and futuristic dreams. But two themes really stand out as likely capturing the next phase of the semiconductor and electronics industry:…