HSINCHU, TAIWAN: United Microelectronics Corp. announced that Dr. Ih Chin Chen has joined the company as vice president of Advanced Technology Development, sharing the responsibility with current division vice president S. C. Chien for the development of advanced technologies at UMC.
Dr. I. C. Chen brings more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor technology research and development at major semiconductor companies in the United States, mainland China, and Taiwan. He has published over 120 academic papers in professional journals worldwide and possesses 30 patents in various countries.
Dr. Chen earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, and his master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Together with his co-VP, S. C. Chien, Dr. Chen will apply his extensive research experience to lead the company's excellent research and development team toward enhancing UMC's advanced technology development capabilities and providing customers with the best advanced and customer-driven technology solutions available.