Ping Yang Chosen to Lead Corporate Marketing

October 2, 1997, Hsin-chu, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced today that Dr. Ping Yang has been appointed corporate marketing vice-president of TSMC.

After graduating from the Physics Department at National Taiwan University, Dr. Yang pursued further education in the U.S. He received his master's degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. In 1980 he joined the Central Research Laboratory at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). His research areas included VLSI technology development, computer-aided design, circuits and systems and solid-states electronics. He was made a TI Fellow in 1986 and at the time he was the youngest person ever to receive the honor at TI. Prior to joining TSMC, he was Director of Device and Flow Design at TI where he and his team made significant contributions to the development of 0.35um, 0.25um and 0.18um process technologies.

Dr. Yang owns several patents. He has also coauthored two books and published over 100 articles in international scientific and technical journals. In 1992, he received the award for best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on CAD. Due to his excellent performance in the semiconductor field, he has been invited to chair many international symposiums and conferences and has edited technical articles for several renowned industrial journals. He was made an IEEE Fellow in 1991.

"TSMC has always been dedicated to recruiting talented people to join our operating team.", said Dr. Morris Chang, TSMC's Chairman and President, "We welcome Dr. Yang on board. With Dr. Yang's expertise in foreseeing trends in the semiconductor market and evolving technology, we look forward to staying ahead of the competition and to an even brighter future."