Shang-Yi Chiang Chosen to Lead R&D at TSMC

July 9, 1997, Hsin-chu, Taiwan- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced today that Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang is appointed R&D vice-president of TSMC.

TSMC has always been dedicated to recruiting talented people who is not only an expert in the semiconductor field but also shares our business philosophy, to join our operating team." Said Dr. Morris Chang, TSMC's Chairman and President.

Dr. Chiang has been working in the semiconductor industry for more than twenty years. He comes to TSMC from Hewlett-Packard, where he served for seventeen years and was heavily involved in research and development. His last position before joining TSMC was Department Manager of Device Research and Applications, where he was responsible for 0.18um CMOS device design, process integration and other emerging technologies.

After graduating from the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University, Dr. Chiang pursued further education in the U.S. He received his master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1970 and his Ph.D. from Standard University in 1974. In 1975 he joined ITT for a year and then moved to Texas Instruments (TI) for five years. During his term with TI, he instigated the development of "Tandem Junction Solar Cells," a structure which is still being pursued today.

Dr. Chiang began with Hewlett-Packard as a project leader in the development of submicron CMOS. He went on to take over management of the advanced materials research team, the Bipolar technology department and later was made Central Staff Director, responsible for overseeing the strategic planning of technological development. From 1993 to 1996, he held the post of Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Dr. Chiang has published 43 papers and owns 8 patents.

"TSMC's process technology has now reached world standard," notes TSMC Chairman Chang. "In the future, the ability to sustain technological leadership will be a critical factor for the success of the company. We welcome Dr. Chiang on board, and look forward to a bright future under his leadership in developing 0.18um and even more advanced technologies to meet the needs of our customers."