Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. K.C. Shih
Founder, Board Director
Global Mobile Corp.
K.C. Shih gained the B.S. degree in physics from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, and the M.S. and PhD. studies in electrical engineering from M.I.T. He spent 20 years in U.S.A, working in the high-tech industry.
While at M.I.T., Mr. Shih was an original member of the MULTICS team. MULTICS was the first multi-processing, multi-programming, network operating system running on ARPAnet. It was later re-written to become UNIX at Bell Labs. He then worked at DEC involving in the design of the famous VAX computer. In 1980, he joined National Semiconductor as Director of the MESA project, in charge of the NS32000 32bit microprocessor development.
In 1983, Mr. Shih founded Suntek in developing an under $1,000 UNIX PC with NS32000, targeted for college students on the college local area network.
In 1990, he went to Taiwan as the President of Cadence Design Systems Inc. Mr. Shih then founded Faraday Technology Corporation in a partnership with UMC and served as the Vice Chairman and CEO.
In 1998, he founded Global Unichip Corp. to be the world's first dedicated SOC design foundry and currently serves as the Vice Chairman and CEO.