Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. Chih-Yuan Lu
Macronix International Co., Ltd. (MXIC)
Chih-Yuan Lu received B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1972, and Ph.D. degree in physics from Columbia University, NYC, in 1977.
Dr. Lu has been a professor in National Chiao-Tung Univ. and with AT&T Bell Labs from 1984-1989; later joined ERSO/ITRI in 1989 as a Deputy General Director responsible for the MOEA grand Submicron Project. This project successfully developed Taiwan first 8-inch manufacturing technology with high density DRAM/SRAM. He was therefore granted the highest honor prize--National Science & Technology Achievement Award by the Prime Minister of ROC, due to his leadership and achievement in this Submicron Project.
In 1994, Dr. Lu becomes the co-founder of Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, which is a spin-off memory IC Company from ITRI's Submicron Project. He was the VP of Operation, VP of R&D, and later President from 1994-99. Dr. Lu now is the founding chairman and CEO of Ardentec Corp. a VLSI testing service company; and also serves Macronix International as a Senior VP/CTO, and now the President. Dr. Lu led MXIC's technology development team to successfully achieve the state of the art nonvolatile memory technology and now responsible for MXIC's overall operation.
Dr. Lu has published more than 340 papers and has been granted 140 worldwide patents, and was elected a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of APS. He also received IEEE Millennium Medal, and the most prestige semiconductor R&D Award in Taiwan from Pan Wen Yuan Foundation.