Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. Genda Hu
FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.
Dr. Hu is the founder and CEO of FocalTech Corporation which is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing touch controllers and LCD drivers. FocalTech has been listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange since November 2013.
Prior to founding FocalTech in 2006, Dr. Hu was V.P. of R&D and Marketing at TSMC for 5 years. He served as General Director of ERSO of ITRI in Taiwan and President of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) from 1997 to 2000. Before moving to Asia in 1996, Dr. Hu had held numerous technical and managerial positions for semiconductor companies in the U.S.A. He began his semiconductor career as a research staff at IBM T. J. Watson Research center in 1980 and later worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Cypress Semiconductor in U.S.A.
Dr. Hu was a pioneer in CMOS technology development back in the 80's and early 90's. He was the first in industry in demonstrating several key technologies, including latch-up free CMOS structures, applying silicide to MOS devices, and introducing P+ and N+ poly gates for CMOS. Dr. Hu has been project leader for the development of 6 generations of CMOS technology for digital, analog and non-volatile memories.
Dr.Hu is an IEEE Fellow and received his master and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.