EE 310 Seminar, February 28, 2006

Fely Barrera fely at gloworm.Stanford.EDU
Mon Feb 27 09:25:36 PST 2006

Title: IC Foundry Challenges & Strategy

Date: Feb 28, 2006 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:05pm
Place: Hewlett 102

Abstact: This talk will first describe the past evolution and future
outlook of IC foundry industry.  I will then discuss the challenges of IC
foundry from market, capacity, and IDM competition as well as TSMC's
strategy to face the challenges.


Konrad Young received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from
the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986.  From 1986 to 1989,
he was with Lincoln Laboratory, working on silicon-on-insulator device
technology and 193nm lithography project.  He joined Hewlett Packard
Palo Alto research group in 1989 as a member of technical staff,
involving in 0.5um and 0.35um logic technology development.  In 1994,
he was with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd.  (CSM), as Fab
engineering manager on yield enhancement and product engineering.

Since 1995, he has been with Winbond Electronics Corp. as memory 
technology development director, and then transferred to Worldwide 
Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.(WSMC) as Fab engineering director.
He joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(TSMC) in 1998, in 
charge of 0.18um, 0.13um, and 65nm platform technology development 
and R&D infrastructure program.  He moved to TSMC San Jose office in 
Nov. 2005 and now is the director of Mixed-Signal/RF Program and 
University Relationship.

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