Chairman & CEO - Nicky Lu
Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Program Manager, IBM Technology Products Group Headquarters
IEEE 1998 Solid-State Circuits Award Winner
National Academy of Engineering of the USA
- Chairman (1997~2000) and Co-Founder, Global Unichip Corporation (IC Design Foundry)
- Co-Founder, Ardentec Corporation (IC Testing Foundry)
- Chairman and CEO, TM Technology Inc. (Heterogeneous Integration Chip Design)
As a researcher, design architect, entrepreneur and chief executive, Dr. Lu has dedicated his career to the worldwide IC design and semiconductor industry. He is Chairman, CEO and Founder of Etron Technology, Inc. and co-founded several other high-tech companies including Ardentec and Global Unichip Corp.
Dr. Lu worked for the IBM Research Division and then the Headquarters from 1982 to 1990 and won numerous IBM recognition awards, including an IBM Corporate Award. He co-invented and pioneered a 3D-DRAM technology, known as the Substrate-Plate Trench-Capacitor (SPT) cell, along with its associated array architecture, which has been widely used by IBM and its licensees from 4Mb to 1Gb DRAMs and embedded DRAMs. Dr. Lu designed a High Speed CMOS DRAM (HSDRAM) chip in 1984, 3X faster than normal DRAMs, the concept of which becomes core technologies of many major DRAMs. He was elected as an AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 1977 to 1999, and is on the TPC (Technical Program Committees) of the IEEE International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1988 to 2002 and of the Symposium on VLSI circuits since 1990, and as Chairman of A-SSCC (2014) and the TPC (2007). He is an IEEE Fellow, the recipient of the IEEE 1998 Solid-States Circuits Award, and a member of National Academy of Engineering of USA.
As a co-architect leading the 8-inch wafer and DRAM/SRAM/LOGIC technology developments for Taiwan’s semiconductor industry in early 1990s, which later creates many Taiwan companies as prominent silicon chip suppliers, Dr. Lu was thus awarded the National Medal of Excellence in Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. Since 1999 he has pioneered DRAM Known-Good-Die Memory products enabling customers’ 3D stacked-die system chips. This work summoned the new rise of an IC Heterogeneous Integration Era as described in his plenary talk at the 2004 ISSCC, demonstrating a new 3D IC trend in parallel to the Moore’s Law.
Dr. Lu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. He holds over 24 U.S. patents and has published more than 50 technical papers. He serves as Chairman of TSIA (Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association) and WSC (World Semiconductor Council), and was Chairman of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA, the former FSA) from 2009 to 2011. He is an Outstanding Alumnus of National Taiwan University and a Chair Professor (2005-2007) and an Outstanding Alumnus of National Chiao Tung University.
President - Elvis Deng
Mr. Elvis DENG Mao-Song is President of Etron Technology, Inc. since 2014. Etron Technology Inc. (TPEx: 5351.TW) is a world renowned fabless IC design and product company specializing in the production and research of buffer memory, logic chip designs, electronic applications, and system-on-chips.
Before joined Etron, Mr. DENG was the CEO and Executive Director of China Resources Microelectronics Limited (“CR Micro”) from 2010 to 2013. He was President of CSMC Technologies Corporation (“CSMC”), a subsidiary of CR Micro and a pure play foundry company in China during 2007- 2010. Mr. DENG joined CSMC in 2003 and held various key positions, including Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to CSMC, Elvis DENG was Co-founder and Vice President at Ardentec Corporation in Taiwan and Liaison Director for product development and support to Vanguard International Semiconductor-America, in San Jose of California, United States.
Elvis DENG started his semiconductor career at ERSO/ITRI in Taiwan, since 1988. In last four years in ERSO, Mr. DENG was one of the project manager of National Submicron Program, and then was transferred to the spin-off company Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation which was founded by MOEA of Taiwan Executive Yuan and the prestige investment team led by TSMC in 1994.
Mr. DENG obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Hsin-chu and MBA degree from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Senior Vice President - Bor-Doou Rong
Master of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
AVP, R&D Center, Etron Technology
Vice President - Chun Shiah
Master of Electronic Engineering, Syracuse University, USA
AVP, R&D Center, Etron Technology
Vice President - Ming-Hong Kuo
Master of Electrical Engineering, NCTU, Taiwan
Sr. Director, Operation Head, mCube.
AVP, Device Tech. Div., Etron Technology, Inc.
Technical Assistant Manager, QRA, TSMC.
Manager, R&D Process Integration, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation.
Group Legal Counsel - Tony Wang
Master of Laws, University of Minnesota
VP, Medeon Biodesign, Inc.
AVP, Etron Technology.
Director, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.