TSMC CTO Dr. Chenming Hu Returns to Academia

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM) said that effective July 20 its Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Chenming Hu, will resign in order to resume his academic career. The Office of the CTO will be merged into the Research and Development Organization headed by Dr. Shang-Yi Chiang, Senior Vice President of Research and Development.

TSMC Deputy CEO Dr. F.C. Tseng said “Dr. Hu has had a decade long association with TSMC, first as an advisor then as CTO. As TSMC CTO, he leaves a deep impact through the strategic planning and execution of our most advanced technologies and TSMC’s patent portfolio strategy and management. In addition, he established the TSMC Academy. We’re grateful for Dr. Hu’s great contributions and regret his departure.”

Dr. Chenming Hu said, “It’s been a wonderful experience for me to work under the leadership of TSMC Chairman and CEO Dr. Morris Chang and Deputy CEO Dr. F.C. Tseng. I took great pleasure in working with the strong management team and the excellent technical colleagues of all ranks. Although I’ll return to academic pursuits, I will always be proud of having been a part of TSMC.”

Prior to joining TSMC, Dr. Chenming Hu held the Chancellor’s Professor Chair at the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.. His intention of returning to Berkeley after three years was known to TSMC from the beginning. Dr. Hu will resume teaching and research.

About Dr. Chenming Hu

Dr. Chenming Hu is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Among the many awards he has received is the IEEE Jack A. Morton award for solid state devices and technology. He has led research that set world records in transistor size and performance and the development of the first international standard transistor model for IC design.