TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM)
today announced the appointment of Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang as its Senior Vice President
of Research + Development (R+D). Dr. Chiang will report directly to
Dr. Morris Chang, TSMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang first joined TSMC as Vice President of R+D in
1997, and successfully led the R+D team through the 0.25 micron, 0.18 micron,
0.13 micron, 90nm, and 65nm generations,” said Dr. Morris Chang. “However,
he left TSMC temporarily three years ago to take care of his ailing father.
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 manufactuing excellence.
I am confident that Dr. Chiang will continue to make significant contributions
to TSMC’s future development.”
At the same time, TSMC also announced that in order to further strengthen the
close cooperation between R+D and manufacturing, R+D Vice President
Dr. Wei-Jen Lo will become Vice President of Advanced Technology Business and
report to Dr. Mark Liu, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology Business.
In his prior position in charge of advanced technology manufacturing, Dr. Lo
successfully brought the 90nm and 65nm technology nodes into volume production,
and led the development of the 40nm technology node while serving in R+D.
Upon returning to Advanced Technolgy Business, 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.