Chiang Returns to Head R&D at TSMC – 2009-09-29 14:09:16 | Semiconductor International
Chiang Returns to Head R&D at TSMC
Shang-Yi Chiang was named senior vice president of R&D at TSMC, a job he held until several years ago when he left the company temporarily. TSMC also announced that R&D Vice President Wei-Jen Lo will become a vice president of the advanced technology business unit.
David Lammers, News Editor — Semiconductor International, 9/29/2009
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan) brought back Shang-Yi Chiang to its executive team, naming him senior vice president of R&D, a job he held from 1997 to 2006.
Shang-Yi Chiang, TSMC (092909ShangYiChiang.jpg)
Shang-Yi Chiang, TSMC
Chiang will report directly to TSMC CEO Morris Chang, who noted that Chiang “successfully led the R&D team” through five technology nodes down to the 65 nm generation.
Chiang left the foundry temporarily to care for his ailing father, the company said. “Now that his father has passed away, he has returned to TSMC and will resume the responsibility of working with the rest of the executive team to maintain TSMC’s leadership in technology development and manufacturing excellence,” Chang said. “I am confident that Dr. Chiang will continue to make significant contributions to TSMC’s future development.”
Chiang is currently the chairman of TSMC affiliates VisEra Technologies Co. and Xintec Inc. Prior to joining TSMC, he spent 17 years in R&D at Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, Calif.). He received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1974 in electrical engineering.
TSMC also announced that R&D Vice President Wei-Jen Lo will become vice president of the advanced technology business operation. He will report to Mark Liu, senior vice president of the advanced technology business unit, with a goal to “strengthen the close cooperation between R&D and manufacturing,” TSMC announced. Lo earlier worked to bring the 90 and 65 nm technology nodes into volume production, and led the development of the 40 nm technology node while serving in R&D.
“Dr. Lo will be responsible for further enhancing TSMC’s manufacturing competitiveness in advanced technologies developed by R&D to provide customers with better services,” the company said.