D.A. Davidson & Co. Adds Diffely to Research
Analyst Covers Semiconductor Capital Equipment, Technical Design Software
May 11, 2010 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service
investment firm based in the Northwest, today announced that Tom Diffely has joined its institutional research team
to establish and provide coverage of semiconductor capital equipment and technical design software companies.
Diffely serves as Vice President, Senior Research Analyst, and works from the firm’s Lake Oswego, Oregon office.
“The semiconductor equipment and software areas continue to be critically important areas and Tom’s coverage will
complement our existing technology research,” said Doug Woodcock, President of Equity Capital Markets for D.A.
Davidson. “He brings great industry expertise and experience and is a great addition to our team.”
D.A. Davidson’s institutional research team provides coverage of public companies across several important sectors,
with 16 analysts following 217 companies. Several Davidson analysts have been named to lists of top U.S. equity
analysts in recent years.
Diffely previously spent a decade as an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch in San Francisco, where he covered a variety
of semiconductor equipment names, and three years as a global product manager at Applied Materials. He received
an honorable mention in Institutional Investor magazine’s survey of the top semiconductor and semiconductor
capital equipment analysts in 2006 and 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd
College, received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, and holds the
Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group is based in Lake Oswego and provides a suite of capital markets
services that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s